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Posted on 04/21/2009 9:25:25 AM PDT by Hawk720
Social conservatives tolerated John McCain as the party's nominee, but never trusted him, and he now appears to be facing a serious primary from the right in Arizona next year.
Chris Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and a prominent figure in the anti-immigration movement, is announcing today he's resigned from the group to run in the 2010 Senate primary.
From a forthcoming release:
"John McCain has failed miserably in his duty to secure this nation's borders and protect the people of Arizona from the escalating violence and lawlessness," Simcox said. "He has fought real efforts over the years at every turn, opting to hold our nation's border security hostage to his amnesty schemes. Coupled with his votes for reckless bailout spending and big government solutions to our nation's problems, John McCain is out of touch with everyday Arizonans. Enough is enough."
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Personally, I voted for Palin.
Purge the RINOs!
Dump the treasonous bastard, the Vichy RINO McCain, and his traitorous daughter!
Heck I would take 1/2 a conservative to get rid of McCain...lol.
What happened to J.D. Hayworth? I thought he was considering a challenge to McCain for Senator.
I’m not confident that there also won’t be other social conservatives who will decide to enter this race and end up splitting the conservative votes among each other during the GOP primary. What are conservatives supposed to do about this repeating pattern of having too many conservatives running for certain political offices at the same time and indirectly helping the RINOs to win GOP primaries all over the U.S. and at every political level?
Good. I’ll be happy to contribute to his primary opponent.
“Considering the shape the country is in and the need for conservatives to stand together to save our republic”
Well, I wouldn’t really have to worry about that because a TRUE conservative candidate would NEVER support the atrocity that is abortion!
And what do you care if he is pro-life? If he gets the other 99% right (hell if he gets immigration right) then I am more than happy
I actually do care. I bet Simcox is pro-life. You can’t care that much for America and be pro-choice.
We already know he's a leader of men and if Arizonan's find about 80% of his philosophy agreeable, then what's the problem? You know for certain what his stance on illegal immigration is and that's a far cry from McLame.
I don’t live in Arizona, but if I did, I’d sure be voting AGAINST this wanker. John, it’s time to retire. Take a hint, and take a hike.
His daughter is indeed unfortunate, but she isn’t a traitor.
John on the other hand has ventured down that road IMO. His anti-American stances on some issues have cause me to believe the guy hates that we are a sovereign nation, and would like to change that ASAP.
He is indeed unfit to hold public office. I’ll have to donate to Simcox. I’d also be willing to go door to door for him a few times.
I live in the next state over, but McCain has been screwing the whole nation over from his Senate perch, and I’d love to see him voted off it.
Good News he has my support..
Never heard of 'em. Do they make coffee mugs or something?
Good question....how much legislative or political experience did the Founders have?
(hint - they wanted us to have a citizen legislature for a reason)
Probably more than Stuart Smalley.
As opposed to McLame, huh.
A wooden cigar store Indian would be preferable.
A carving c/wouldn't hurt the GOP.
The GOP is very corporatist in this sense and will always, barring an indictment, support the incumbent.
The last election was the people's indictment of Sen. McCain. The only reason he got the support he did was because of his running mate and the thought of his opponent's policies were abhorrent.
Simcox better prepare himself and get well versed on many issues, not just immigration. Also, he better learn how to respond to the race baiters on this issue.
Along the lines of what you said, if he gets even 75% right it’s a damned site better than 15%.
McStain has been a blight on our nation.
I’m also in Pa and I agree with you about Toomey. This time Spector won’t have the weight of Santorum and Bush coming in and campaigning for him. He barely won last time. However, the Republican party (via John Cornyn) is already lining up on Snarlin Arlen’s side. I’m sure they’ll do the same for McCain. Which is why I belong to the Republican party, but don’t proclaim it. They are interested in electing republicans, not conservatives.
Word of advice to Chris Simcox, Make a call to that Alaska governor just to see if she would be interested in campaigning for you.
LOL!!! That would be classic!!!
McCain would poop his pants if that happened LOL
The GOP is very corporatist in this sense and will always, barring an indictment, support the incumbent.
Well, we the people need to stand up and step in for Simcox, Hayworth, or whoever the best primary opponent against McCain ends up being.
We need to organise to let the GOP (and this applies most to registered GOP) know that they will not get a dime from us until they support conservative candidates - even in primaries against entrenched, RINO incumbents. Not a single dime. In fact, we need to organise our own CONSERVATIVE PAC which is completely unaffiliated with the GOP in any way, shape, or form and which will be dedicated to supporting CONSERVATIVE candidates - whatever their party label might be - in elections.
I don't believe we need to "throw all incumbents out." I'd kinda like to see folks like Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, etc. stay in office. But I don't believe in rallying around the incumbent either, if he or she is a RINO, just because they have my party's label.
And face it - the issue of illegal immigration alone is important enough to toss McCain onto the heap, even looking aside at all the other junk he's done.
Folks, can you imagine what would happen if 10 million conservative families (and they are out there, yes) each gave $100 to a conservative PAC? That'd be $1 BILLION dollars. That's a lot more money than Obama had. Imagine if we conservatives all went in and pooled our resources and used them to flood conservative candidates like Simcox and Toomey with support?
I understand and concur with Regan's commandments...I don't believe that McCain qualifies as a Republican though.
If God answers my prayers, Snowe, Collings, Spector and McCain will be thrown out on their liberal butts while real conservatives win each state.
God does give us miracles daily, it could happen....
PAC's are expensive to set up and administer. We need to as the Warren Zevon song said, "..send money, guns and lawyers..."
Maybe not the guns but the money and lawyers are definitely required. And then how do you reach 10 million families and convince them to donate, more money needed for fundraising?
Look, you are right a $1billion would get some attention since money is what talks in politics.
Also, I just threw out some possible problems but don't take that as an objection to your idea, just some questions on my part as to the mechanics of setting up a PAC.
Senator McCain, I have really admired your military past including your tribulations from the Forrestal disaster and being a POW. However, you have been one lousy politician. The condition of the GOP and to some extent, the country has your fingerprints on it.
All I can say is.....Go CHRIS GO!!!!
Cris better figure out if he can also beat the Dem candidate. My guess is that AZ Dems are chortling over this since they know Simcox is not a heavyweight conservative. It will be interesting to see if another conserv Pub also gets into the primary battle.
McCain?This McCain?FAIL!The GOP should put a dog in the fight... who's actually intent upon wining. McWeevil wouldn't hunt Penny Pritzker in 2008. He laid down like a woosie. Why should we believe Juan would act any differently in 2012?And with his pro-homotional daughter on the loose.... maybe Juan should just STFU and take his pension.
Social conservatives tolerated John McCain as the party’s nominee, but never trusted him, and he now appears to be facing a serious primary from the right in Arizona next year.
Chris Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and a prominent figure in the anti-immigration movement, is announcing today he’s resigned from the group to run in the 2010 Senate primary.
Toomey in Pennsylvania and Simcox on Arizona. Strong candidates to unseat liberal repukes. Even if they win the primary and lose the general, who would notice any difference?
McCain needs to go back to AZ and cry in his wife’s beer!
In 2006 Pederson (D)was only able to attract 43.5 to Kyl’s 53.3% (a libertarian candidate received 3.2%), so it’s likely a quite conservative Republican could win the general if he or she defeated McCain in the primary. OTOH if such a candidate was a one trick pony - and the trick was immigration - that might not be so good; the issue might have been rendered largely moot by “immigration reform”, or other issues might be of much greater importance.
It’s lonk past time to make RINOs like McCain extinct.
Does he have a Web Page for this yet. I can’t wait to contribute.
AZ could roll out a roadkill coyote carcass and I’d support that before I would McCain.
And I agree completely!
But don't underestimate McCain. He is so tied into the Republican Party power structure that he will be hard to dislodge.
McCain has been Chairman of the International Republican Institute since 1992 -- it's been said that "the IRI does the job that the CIA used to do" and it is heavily entwined in big business, the government and the Party.
McCain is a survivor, as witnessed by his prison camp survival -- and he's probably NOT going to go quietly, however much we all wish he would! As long as corporations and special interests are willing to fill his campaign coffers, he's got a good shot at returning again and again.
hence mccain selling his daughter’s time in front of homosexual gruops contributing money to rino pacs.
It is time for some payback!
McCain is going down!!!
McCain being the 60th vote is a big problem. We have to get our own house in order before we think about anything else.
I agree with you. I would like few things more than to see McCain lose his seat. But when I read the first paragraph here, my heart sank and I thought "Oh, no... not Simcox. Surely we can do better."
Wasn't JD Hayworth a potential candidate? Now more than ever folks should convince him to run, IMO.
Or a real conservative might also take the view that this is a medical decision to be made by mom and dad and the government has NO business being involved. Roe v Wade was a disaster and needs to be overturned but I am not convinced that government has any need to be involved one way or the other on this issue
Ba da bing
How sad it is that someone would so badly misinterpret the CA GOP's "11th Commandment" to suggest that Reagan would be against legitimate primary challenges or would oppose open discussion about the issues, records, or character of GOP candidates.
So now real conservatives embrace feminist doctrine? Under that logic, no liberal dictate should ever be overturned.
Did you read my whole post? I said Roe v Wade should be overturned but meddlesome government is not a conservative view point.