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No name-calling necessary

Sen. Lindsey Graham (in photo), R-S.C., had plenty of harsh things to say Sunday about health reform and Democrats on NBC's "Meet the Press." Then there was this: "When you use the N-word and when you question somebody's patriotism, you're off base. President Obama is a fine man. He's a good father, he's a good role model. He's an American liberal. The reason I don't say he's a socialist, because most people associate that with being un-American. He is an American just as much as anybody else. The idea that he's very liberal I think is pretty clear to the American people. He ran as a centrist, he's governing from the left ditch, that's his big problem. And we don't need to call each other names."