Skip to comments.Primarying John McCain: A stupendously bad idea [Chris Simcox running for seat] (Barf Alert)
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.
I think that Chris Simcox could win McCain’s seat. That would be awesome! We need people who are tough on immigration.
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.
Anyone could beat McLame.
He is not a conservative- hes a chamaeleon on plaid.
ROFL! McCain is a conservative like I am GOD.
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.
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.
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
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.
Flint Twp/Swartz Creek newspaper article (but not about Mittengan)
He will take the general with around 60 to 65%.
Will he release his POW records?
I doubt Simcox will win this, but I am glad somebody is challenging McCain.
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.!
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.
Man, what a nasty hatchet job that was...
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 !!
I think I see the problem here...
The woman’s readers you could fit in a phone booth. FR must be getting desperate to post such inane trash.
To a Maoist, a Leninist 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."
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.
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.
No, it’ll be Romney’s turn since George W. Romney never got a turn in the 1970s.
I am afraid that Mr. Simcox would frighten the mild-mannered voters of AZ more than the illegal invaders.
And I could call myself the King of Spain, but that won't make it so.
Yes, like the New Yorkers who have to import a senator, the AZ folks can’t live without their daily dose of McPain.
Anybody but McPain!
He should retire....too power mad to make a good senator.
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.
"...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?
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.
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.
“Fight with me, fight WITH me” McLoser would say.
I was always fighting with HIM.
I don’t care, an old yard dog would be better than McLame !!
Unless Arizona voting laws and Republican voting rules are changed, Simcox won’t have much of a chance.
I think it would be nice for Sarah Palin to campaign for Simcox.
Palin supports amnesty so I don’t think that will happen.