A co-worker recently said to me, “It’s a shame Arizona has three senators and we only have one.” I asked him what he meant by that, and he told me that ever since Lindsey Graham got voted into the U.S. Senate, he’s been attached at the hip to John McCain. He’s right.

Although.Graham has managed to keep his conservative voting record reasonably high, he readily abandons conservative principles whenever his lord and master McCain snaps his fingers. The senate immigration reform bill is the latest example.

Sen. Graham, listen to this: There is nothing wrong with our immigration system. We already have a path to citizenship, we already have a work visa system, education visa system and guest visa system. There is absolutely nothing wrong other than not enforcing the laws already on the books.

President Barack Obama has made it perfectly clear that he will unilaterally not enforce laws he disagrees with, which would normally be impeachable offenses were it not for our spineless Republican elites in the House and Senate.

What we as South Carolinians can do is replace Graham with a truer conservative, one who will not abandon his principles on key issues. I like Richard Cash, but there is one person who could easily defeat Sen. Graham in a Republican primary, and that is former Senator Jim DeMint. Run, Jim, run!

Richard Rustad