“I hope we’ll talk about this. Now is the time to grow up. Both parties need to grow up. We need to find a chance to do the big deal,” he said.
That can't but be seen as in some way muddling the GOP message as they've been insisting that revenue is off the table. Graham seems to be offering new revenue for entitlement reform-yet another "big deal."
This then is potentially big news. Again, it at least shows a breach in the GOP line. The Virginia GOP is another very large breach. You have Bob McDonnell sounding the alarm. Now you have some GOP Reps from Virginia also doing so.
"Most Republican congressmen are resigned to the fact that the sequester will take effect Friday.