Lindsey Graham called a liar after tweet saying he voted to defund Obamacare

Lindsey Graham called a liar after issuing tweet saying he voted to defund Obamacare.
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From The Examiner
September 27, 2013
 On Friday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., issued a tweet touting his vote to defund Obamacare, but a number of people took him to task, Twitchy said, calling the embattled Republican a liar. While Graham did vote with other Republicans to defund Obamacare, he joined a number of Senate Republicans in voting for cloture — a key vote that allowed Majority Leader Harry Reid to put funding for the massive law back into the continuing resolution.

“I proudly voted to #DefundObamacare and am proud every Senate GOPer united in support of the House-passed #DefundObamacare provision,” Grahamtweeted.

“With Dems in control of Senate we needed Dems to join with the American people who want Obamacare stopped in its tracks,” he added some time later.

But those tweets didn’t sit well with quite a few people.

“[S]top lying…..we all know what you did,” one personsaid.

“Enough with your lame excuses. You failed the American people,” another person said in response.

Twitchy called Graham’s messages “unbelievable.”

“Do you really think you can get away with that, Senator?” the Twitchy staff asked. “Do you really think we’re that stupid?”

“[Y]ou are counting on conservatives to be stupid,” one person tweeted. “We are not. That only works for Obama supporters.”

“Don’t treat us like we’re stupid. We weren’t looking for another symbolic vote,” another person added.

Another Twitter user called Graham’s statement a “bald faced lie” and said the Senator was engaging in tactics used by Democrats.

Twitchy captured a number of tweets calling Graham a liar, taking him to task for refusing to vote against cloture — the vote that really mattered in the battle to defund Obamacare.

After the vote, conservative groups like Freedomworks and Americans for a Limited Government took the 26 Republicans to task, saying their action gave Reid the green light to restore funding.

Friday’s vote is certain to hurt Graham, who is considered to be the least popular GOP incumbent in the state of South Carolina.

A Clemson University poll recently found that only 31 percent of the state’s GOP primary voters intend to vote for Graham.

“This is the lowest ‘re-elect regardless’ figure I have seen for any incumbent in 20-odd years of polling except for one other lower figure,” said Clemson political science professor Dave Woodard.

As of now, Graham — the subject of a Tea Party resolution calling for his ouster — faces challenges from three other Republicans: Nancy Mace, State Senator Lee Bright and Richard Cash.