|Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) (right) apologized for sexist remark about presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).|
With friends like these....Who needs enemies?
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is running for president. He is a pro war candidate. He believes that President Barack Obama's foreign policies ruined relationships with the 51st State of Israel. He believes that radical Islam is worse than racism in his own state.
He believes that if he charts the right plans, he will be the nominee. He believes that Stallmigos Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are extremely incompetent. He already got the endorsements of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and former Joe Lieberman.
He's in his early 60s and lives in Charleston. He serves with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). Scott is the first Black senator in a long time to be elected in the South. He was appointed by Nikki Haley, the Republican governor to serve the remaining term of Jim DeMint, who resigned to become president of the Heritage Foundation. Scott and Graham are diverse in two ways.
Scott is Black. Scott is Republican. Scott is single. But Scott is straight.
Graham is white. Graham is a Republican. Graham is single. Graham is running for president. Graham is being question for his sexuality.
Many Republicans whisper that Graham is openly gay but remains confident that his sexuality will not be used as a weapon for the election.
Graham said that his sister could be the First Lady of the United States. He said that he could have a rotating first lady if necessary. He said that all the first ladies from Michelle Obama to Nancy Reagan are glamorous. He skipped Hillary Clinton. He must have forgotten that she was a first lady.
He's still obsessed with Benghazi and the server.
Enter Mark Kirk. The Illinois senator who survived a stroke is one of the very few "bipartisan" lawmakers in Washington. He is known to tell some funny jokes.
One joke fell flat.
Kirk was caught on camera telling the junk food media about Graham's wasted effort. He believes that Graham has a chance but he felt that it's not worth it. After he's a "bro with no ho".
That comment lit the internet on fire. Kirk had to face a few days of harsh criticism. He would later apologize by press statement and personal apology.
Graham is not offended. But I guess he knows that Kirk isn't supporting his bid.
Okay, the Democrats hope to recapture the senate. They have a difficult path to cross. Republicans have control of both the House and Senate. The south is nearly void of Democrats.
It's going to be a long time before the south can finally elect a Democratic senator.
But in the meanwhile, the Democrats hope to retake Wisconsin and Illinois. Two senators know the risk. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) are the two most vulnerable in the 2016 U.S. Senate race.
So far I have Wisconsin as LEAN REPUBLICAN and Illinois as a TOSS UP.
Kirk will possibly face a Democratic nominee who may be more stronger this time around.
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is a double amputee Iraq war veteran. She hopes she could shake the nut out of the tree. Duckworth is a two term congresswoman who beat insurgent Joe Walsh in the 2012 election.
Stallmigo Tom Cotton (R-AR) one served one term in the U.S. House before he took an opportunity to run for U.S. Senate. Cotton, a former Iraq war veteran went on to beat Mark Pryor in 2014.
Kirk's mishaps could help Duckworth secure an easy victory.