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March 6th, 2014
09:13 PM ET

Graham Now Says Obama's Done Good Job

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who has been a harsh critic of President Obama's foreign policy, now says in the last 24 hours, Obama has done a very good job in handling the Russia/ Ukraine crisis.

Kohn: GOP undermining Obama's leadership
Sally Kohn asks Sen. Lindsey Graham about his recent criticism on President Obama and if it's undermining him on the world stage.

Is Ukraine related to Benghazi?
Sally Kohn questions Sen. Graham on his connection from Benghazi to the Ukraine crisis.

Kohn: Obama vs. Putin? That's sick!
Sally Kohn was outraged that The Daily Caller put out a survey who would make a better President: Obama or Putin.

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  1. Jason

    Graham is too dumb to be real. I swear these morons are a giant conspiracy to turn Americans into liberty loving free thinkers; a superior society of sorts..

    March 20, 2014 at 1:30 am | Reply
  2. bobo

    How about we worry about JOBS first?
    Maybe the IRS? I mean why is Lois Learner taking the 5th? Is she guilty of targeting Conservative groups? Who is she covering for??? How can Obama say there isn't a "smidgen" of corruption when there are still investigations going on???

    March 11, 2014 at 3:42 pm | Reply
  3. Onthemoney

    Most of the time, Obama critiques are wrong . . . Period!

    March 9, 2014 at 8:41 am | Reply
    • DRJJ

      We respect the man, the office, want him to succeed and wish him and his family well! However, we can disagree with his far left policies-you know what they say about good intentions!

      March 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm | Reply
  4. dmf

    What a nice little surprise of positive comments , on President Obama policy actions on Ukraine crises , from an arch critic ! " Sen. Graham , now says in the last 24 hours, Obama has done a very good job in handling the Russia/ Ukraine crisis. " How about Sen. McCain and other GOP critics should be spending some time in grasping Obama administration 's response to president Putin 's violations of international treaties and Laws .

    March 8, 2014 at 9:58 pm | Reply

    The Snowden, Putin lovers in the Guns Over People tea potty will savage Lindsey now. November comes quickly for them.

    March 8, 2014 at 4:03 pm | Reply
  6. hellsyeahs

    This a what republican teabags consider a leader. You folks are pathetic.

    March 8, 2014 at 12:43 pm | Reply
  7. Jack

    President Reagan didn't see bombing of the Marnie Compound killing over 200. You stupid arm chair politicians need to as the Brit's say it muck off!

    March 8, 2014 at 10:00 am | Reply
  8. Iamnotfooled

    Every time they try and disrespect the Office of Commander in Chief, President Obama finds a way out of the situation and makes them appear foolish and weak. If it is 3 a.m. and the phone rings I want President Obama there, not any of these clowns who are Monday morning quarterbacks.

    March 8, 2014 at 4:17 am | Reply
  9. Sarah/Dumfries,VA

    What president get insulted like Obama?this is reallly sad & makes me very angry,Gingrich looks like a cartoon,& MCcain looks like a retard as well as Graham,this is the end of the rep/teaparty for a very long time, miserable ignorants,they will find out

    March 7, 2014 at 9:12 pm | Reply
  10. sammy750

    Senator Graham is a SENILE old man, fighting to get re elected. The people of his state will defeat him this year. With all the critical and crazy statements he makes, he is not sane. He must be defeated in November

    March 7, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Reply
  11. TommyK

    And what qualifications does Graham have for foreign policy: a lawyer in the USAF. He is not someone I would take very seriously. By the way the only qualifications McCain has with foreign policy is being shot down over Vietnam and held as a POW. Not someone I would listen to either!

    March 7, 2014 at 2:06 pm | Reply
    • Greg Kells

      I'm hardly a McCain fan, but I have to take exception to that ridiculous statement. He spent 22 years in the military, and about 30 in Congress. I may disagree with his aggressive militarism, but he is undeniably qualified to speak on foreign affairs. With over 50 years of directly related experience vs. Obama's 5 years as President and 3 years in Senate, I'd argue that he is FAR more qualified than our current Commander in Chief.

      March 7, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Reply
      • Iamnotfooled

        Then why isn't he President? If he had his way we would be in several wars already. And that is why he is not President and President Obama who wants to end wars and not get into any more wars, is President.

        March 8, 2014 at 4:09 am |
      • SGT Rock101

        doing the same thing, incorrectly, for several decades, does not make a statesman or expert in foreign affairs.

        March 8, 2014 at 5:51 am |
      • hellsyeahs

        Got it. So you consider incumbents for life a good thing.

        March 8, 2014 at 12:44 pm |
  12. Tom1940

    Sally Kohn, a person whose politics is left of the Castro Brothers (Cuba), "suggests" that Sen. Graham now believes that Pres. Obama is "doing a good job" in handling the Putin/Ukraine-Crimea situtation. Funny! I thought I heard Sen. Graham say the President is doing better in handling this crisis – but! (etc). I guess Ms. Kohn heard something different. (Which is usually the case). I could agree with Ms. Kohn on some issues, if her ideological "shading" didn't end up being a stumbling point in her logic. Too bad! I like debate. I like clear, concise points of argument in support of one's political position or view of a subject. Ms. Kohn, however, falls short, not because of points she's selected, but because she falls into the trap of believing what she hears from the DNC and Democrat Politicians and believes it is "gospel", when it turns out to be "spin" and probably bumping up against being outright lies. Of course, not following a Party Leader who was recently awarded four Pinocchios and "Lie of The Year" award for 2013, I believe little of what politicians "emote" in their bloviation. Not so with Ms. Kohn.

    March 7, 2014 at 11:09 am | Reply
  13. Joi Gibson

    Ditto what Miguel said.

    March 7, 2014 at 10:25 am | Reply
  14. The Tight Left

    Every so often on rare occasions, this former centrist leaning Republican shows sanity in his remarks. Graham, McCain, Lugar and so many others have been sucked in this toilet bowl, tornado called the TEA Party, that virtually ruined the GOP.

    March 7, 2014 at 8:41 am | Reply
  15. kurt

    Graham is one of the few Republicans that will change his public opinion when all evidence points to his previous opinion being idiotic.

    Not wrong... he'll hold onto wrong opinions just like any other GOP members. But most will continue to hold incorrect opinions when evidence is showing them to be completely stupid and inviting ridicule. Ted Cruz won't ever back down... even when he and the rest of the world realize he is being a complete imbecile. Graham at least will walk back things a bit to not appear to be totally brain dead.

    Sad that is what passes for a decent GOP lawmaker these days.

    March 7, 2014 at 8:22 am | Reply
  16. Smitty

    All he did was give credit where credit is due. Its a step in the right direction (too late) but at least he showing up, not running to a fund raiser. Don't get too happy, this should of been done day 1. If Obammy folds here its all over .Lets hope its not another RED LINE. Enjoy what you voted for. Hows that reset working out and that gitmo closing ?????

    March 7, 2014 at 12:14 am | Reply
    • Iamnotfooled

      President wanted to close Gitmo, the Republicans said not in my back yard. (Illinois) Look it up.

      March 8, 2014 at 4:12 am | Reply
  17. miguel r. serda, jr.

    of course graham is changing his mind, he realizes that he's wrong and that he didn't say a thing the last time Russia invade another former soviet state, Georgia. bush did little about it, and graham said little about that as well. and now he has come to realize it as I mentioned above. besides, everyone knows that the only reason he spews all of that right wing verbal feces is to get face time on camera. as for newt Gingrich, what would that draft dodging coward doing showing his face on national tv is beyond me. anyone who was shamed out of office and congress as he was, should never show his face in public ever. but seeing of what a shameless piece of trash that he truly is, it doesn't bother him. and shame on c.n.n. for giving him that opportunity.

    March 6, 2014 at 9:59 pm | Reply
    • Smitty

      Bro, try thinking for yourself not snipets

      March 7, 2014 at 12:20 am | Reply
    • george

      Even a blind squirrel like obammy will find a nut once in a while.

      March 7, 2014 at 8:22 am | Reply
    • texasgreenacres

      I totally agree you hit the nail on the the comment

      March 9, 2014 at 11:17 pm | Reply

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