I certainly have no love for GOP Senator Lindsey Graham who I frequently refer to as the "Palmetto Queen" because he strikes me as a closet case. Apparently, I am not the only one to get the gay vibes from Graham who is facing a primary challenge from the wingnut far right. As David Mixner notes, the primary is getting nasty and Graham has been gay-baited and called a "Nancy boy," an old derogatory term applied to gays/effeminate men. While I do not like Graham, a far right Christofascist/Tea Party backed candidate would be even worse if elected. Here are some post excerpts:
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham who faces a tough primary from a number of challengers who believe he is too 'liberal' has been 'gay-baited' by one of his opponents. Rumors have been flying for years about the fifty-eight year old Senator has been a 'confirmed bachelor' all his life.
Nancy Mace called the Republican Senator a 'Nancy boy' in a tweet which she then attempted to quickly delete not knowing that once a tweet is sent out it is out there for the public. She should have consulted with Anthony Weiner!
The rumors of Graham's sexuality had become so strong that in 2010 he had to publicly deny that he was gay.
The Carolina Conservatives United says that Graham is too progressive for the folks of the South. Graham has over six million dollars in the bank and at this moment has a comfortable lead in the polls.
A conservative political action committee outs Graham in this video at a speech in Greenville, South Carolina: