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Graham: Obama Speech A "Disaster," Public Option Dead (VIDEO)

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WASHINGTON — A Republican lawmaker says it's clear to him that the White House is ready to abandon a government-run public health insurance option.

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says that President Barack Obama's address to Congress this past week was a "disaster," combative and showed little sign of compromise.

Graham says Obama was on the defensive – especially on a public health insurance option that Graham says is off the table and has been for a while. Not only does Graham think it "is dead," but it has "probably been dead a long time." "We just throw it in the garbage can," he added.

The senator was interviewed on "Fox News Sunday."

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