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Primarying John McCain: A stupendously bad idea [Chris Simcox running for seat] (Barf Alert)
The Flint Township/Swartz Creek Advance ^ | April 21, 2009 | Susan J. Demas

Posted on 04/21/2009 10:21:56 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It used to just be Democrats who had no use for their losers (see Carter, Jimmy), but evidently some Republicans like that idea, too. Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, is challenging John McCain in the GOP Senate primary next year.

Not that this is particularly surprising. The Arizona GOP didn't even back McCain in the GOP presidential primary last year.

While McCain certainly has an appeal to moderates and independents like me, working across the aisle on immigration and campaign finance reform, he is a conservative. He's been a vocal critic of President Obama on the economy (calling his budget a "threat to the nation") and even lashed out about a Department of Homeland Security report tracking right-wing extremism. But that doesn't appear to be good enough for some people.

There is a reason why Democrats cheer each time a conservative Republican knocks out the more moderate candidate in the primary. It makes it that much easier for them to win the seat.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: chrissimcox; democrats; dhs; gop; immigration; johnmccain; mccain; minutemen; obama; republicans; simcox
Peggy Noonan and Chris Buckley have a sister? Who knew?
1 posted on 04/21/2009 10:21:56 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think that Chris Simcox could win McCain’s seat. That would be awesome! We need people who are tough on immigration.


2 posted on 04/21/2009 10:22:54 AM PDT by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012......."GIVE ESTROGEN A CHANCE!!!!")
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To: wk4bush2004

The libs’ responses on Politico about this are funny, so hysterical. Suddenly they love McCain again. Their response is why I KNOW it would be the right thing to do to challenge McCain.


3 posted on 04/21/2009 10:24:04 AM PDT by deannadurbin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hmmmmm CLICK HERE
4 posted on 04/21/2009 10:25:45 AM PDT by meandog (There are bad no dogs, only bad owners--the only good bad owner is one mauled by a good bad dog!)
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To: wk4bush2004

Anyone could beat McLame.


5 posted on 04/21/2009 10:25:48 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is not a “conservative”- he’s a chamaeleon on plaid.


6 posted on 04/21/2009 10:28:21 AM PDT by VinL (VinL---It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
McCain certainly has an appeal to moderates and independents like me, working across the aisle on immigration and campaign finance reform, he is a conservative.

ROFL! McCain is a conservative like I am GOD.

Outright delusional

7 posted on 04/21/2009 10:29:56 AM PDT by bill1952 (Power is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The question is whether Simcox can win the Senate seat in Arizona. I hope so, but am not that optimistic - with the growing Hispanic population in Arizona.


8 posted on 04/21/2009 10:31:11 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like the “marginalization” of Chris Simcox is already beginning.

There is an anti-American/pro-illegal alien element in both media...liberal and non-liberal....and they will trash Simcox to support McCain.

Nothing would be better than to see McCain ousted by a pro-American GOP candidate.


9 posted on 04/21/2009 10:32:23 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (The Biggest Threat To American Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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To: marvlus

Even with the growing Hispanic population in Arizona....one thing that will help Simcox is that Hispanics do not have great voter turnout....the pct of Hispanics voting compared to the number of Hispanics eligible to vote is quite low.

Simcox wins the GOP nom....and he should win the Senate seat. He will bring many real conservatives to the polls...those who are pro-American/anti-illegal


10 posted on 04/21/2009 10:36:51 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (The Biggest Threat To American Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

From the Campaign whose slogan was “fight with me” to now throwing Conservative Christians overboard for supporting Traditional Marriage, the McCain operation is politically dead.


11 posted on 04/21/2009 10:37:42 AM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: grellis

Flint Twp/Swartz Creek newspaper article (but not about Mittengan)


12 posted on 04/21/2009 10:38:42 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: meandog
McCain will win a primary against Simcox 75/25.

He will take the general with around 60 to 65%.

13 posted on 04/21/2009 10:40:46 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will he release his POW records?


14 posted on 04/21/2009 10:41:59 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I doubt Simcox will win this, but I am glad somebody is challenging McCain.


15 posted on 04/21/2009 10:46:45 AM PDT by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow! The MSM attacks on Chris have started already! The MSM is scared, but they will never honestly say so. I’m seriously more concerned about if Chris will eventually have company among one or more truly conservative candidates on the GOP side, because being able to successfully defeat a former candidate for POTUS makes a decent political resume. I’m also seriously concerned about the ongoing problem of too many conservatives running for a particular political office at the same time and how this ends up helping RINOs win during almost all of the GOP primaries that this situation occurs. This repeating pattern of conservative candidates diluting the total conservative votes to the point where the RINOs end up winning the GOP primary has got to seriously and finally stop, if conservatism is ever going to make any kind of successful political comeback at some point in the future throughout the U.S.!


16 posted on 04/21/2009 10:46:59 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
“Simcox wins the GOP nom....and he should win the Senate seat. He will bring many real conservatives to the polls...those who are pro-American/anti-illegal..”

That's what we thought when we nominated Randy Graf down here in my congressional district. He beat the Rino establishment candidate in the primary in 2006. The national GOP pulled out and let the feminazi ditz, Gabrielle Giffords win in a majority Republican district. She's still in there. Last time they nominated a Rino and got whomped.

I laugh when people here tell me to contact my congressman, or “congress critter” as the gender neutral people say.

17 posted on 04/21/2009 10:58:48 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: meandog

Man, what a nasty hatchet job that was...


18 posted on 04/21/2009 11:00:25 AM PDT by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will soon be an official donor to Mr Simcox and hope that once and for all we can rid ourselves of that no good SOB McShame !!


19 posted on 04/21/2009 11:01:00 AM PDT by bestrongbpositive
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
While McCain certainly has an appeal to moderates and independents like me...

I think I see the problem here...

20 posted on 04/21/2009 11:03:01 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: rockrr

The woman’s readers you could fit in a phone booth. FR must be getting desperate to post such inane trash.


21 posted on 04/21/2009 11:06:14 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
While McCain certainly has an appeal to moderates and independents like me, working across the aisle on immigration and campaign finance reform, he is a conservative.

To a Maoist, a Leninist is a "conservative."

22 posted on 04/21/2009 11:06:19 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ("Our flag still waves! And we shall NEVER let them tear it down!" - Alan Keyes, 4-15-09)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The headline reads like the seat was bestowed to McCain for life by God Almighty. The true shame of our political process is the lack of primary opponents.
23 posted on 04/21/2009 11:32:03 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (No teleprompters were harmed in the creation of this post.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
While McCain certainly has an appeal to moderates and independents like me, working across the aisle on immigration and campaign finance reform, he is a conservative.

That's one of those comments like, "If we had some ham we'd have ham and eggs if we had some eggs."

24 posted on 04/21/2009 12:07:48 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: bgill
Anyone could beat McLame.

Let's hope someone does. That might be the beginning of taking back the Republican party and finding a home for conservatives.

I keep telling my husband that I won't be surprised if this old fool can live long enough, he may be the Republican nominee in '12. It may be "his turn" again if the party continues on the same path it has been on for years. Cheaper, too, for Soros since he wouldn't have to buy a new candidate to take on Obama in another fake election.

25 posted on 04/21/2009 12:25:21 PM PDT by penowa
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To: meandog

Yeah. Probably NOT a good idea.........

I hope someone comes out and beats McCain. We have to throw out all the incumbants! Sorry, they all sold our children into slavery to China.


26 posted on 04/21/2009 1:54:49 PM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Daily example is the most subtle of poisons.' ~)
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To: penowa

No, it’ll be Romney’s turn since George W. Romney never got a turn in the 1970s.


27 posted on 04/21/2009 3:18:30 PM PDT by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: bestrongbpositive

I am afraid that Mr. Simcox would frighten the mild-mannered voters of AZ more than the illegal invaders.


28 posted on 04/21/2009 3:19:41 PM PDT by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
working across the aisle on immigration and campaign finance reform, he is a conservative.

And I could call myself the King of Spain, but that won't make it so.

29 posted on 04/21/2009 3:19:43 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

Yes, like the New Yorkers who have to import a senator, the AZ folks can’t live without their daily dose of McPain.


30 posted on 04/21/2009 3:20:45 PM PDT by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: meandog
Read the whole thing, and it looks like he is just getting smeared by ex-wives and lefties.

Anybody but McPain!

31 posted on 04/21/2009 3:38:03 PM PDT by America_Right (The best thing about the Obama Presidency: McCain isn't the President!)
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To: VinL

He should retire....too power mad to make a good senator.


32 posted on 04/21/2009 4:29:12 PM PDT by Fred (Proud Member of the Obama Enemies List)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I definitely think the GOP should heed the protests of a 'rat "moderate and independent" from Meeshigan posting on a WaPo blog. No doubt she can be trusted to offer wise counsel.
33 posted on 04/21/2009 4:35:18 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
The MSM attacks on Chris have started already! The MSM is scared,

I think we need to get over the idea that the Left is "scared" every time they launch a hatchet job. We need to recall that it was 'rats who coined the White House War Room (for domestic politics of destruction) and the eternal-campaign mode. They are vigilant and swift, because they know there is no virtue in delay when attacking your enemies at every turn, no matter how small.

This is how dictators have come to power in the past--Lenin, Hitler, Mao--destroy or neutralize the opposition as early and completely as possible, and keep the pressure on until dissent is stifled. The tactic is not new. We should recognize it for what it is. He who controls the news cycle, rules.

34 posted on 04/21/2009 4:41:54 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: meandog
I clicked.
"...the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center portrays a confused and dangerous demagogue "
So what's your point? Is this your source of reliable news?
35 posted on 04/21/2009 8:47:52 PM PDT by calcowgirl (RECALL Abel Maldonado! - NO on Props 1A 1B 1C 1D 1E 1F)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Susan J. Demas is a 2006 Knight Foundation fellow in The Fourth Estate and the Third Sector program for nonprofits investigative journalism through Marshall University. Demas is a political analyst for Michigan Information & Research Service (MIRS) covering the Senate and presidential election.

36 posted on 04/21/2009 8:52:10 PM PDT by kcvl
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Susan J. Demas: Joe the Plumber in Michigan: Pass the Tea, Drink the Kool-Aid

Hailing Joe the Plumber as an authority on tax policy is kind of like appointing the puffy-shirted FreeCreditReport.com guys expertise on the Somali pirate situation.

Of course, that’s what the assorted anti-tax and right-wing groups did when they breathlessly begged the man formerly known as Samuel Wurzelbacher to headline their Tea Party protest in Lansing.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-j-demas/joe-the-plumber-in-michig_b_188509.html


37 posted on 04/21/2009 8:55:47 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: padre35

“Fight with me, fight WITH me” McLoser would say.

I was always fighting with HIM.


38 posted on 04/21/2009 8:56:20 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: Theodore R.

I don’t care, an old yard dog would be better than McLame !!


39 posted on 04/22/2009 7:45:48 AM PDT by bestrongbpositive
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unless Arizona voting laws and Republican voting rules are changed, Simcox won’t have much of a chance.


40 posted on 04/22/2009 11:12:01 AM PDT by DangerZone (Union now, Union forever - Country first , Politics second)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think it would be nice for Sarah Palin to campaign for Simcox.


41 posted on 04/22/2009 11:15:47 AM PDT by RedCobra
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To: RedCobra

Palin supports amnesty so I don’t think that will happen.


42 posted on 04/22/2009 11:47:27 AM PDT by DangerZone (Union now, Union forever - Country first , Politics second)
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