Skip to comments.John McCain ditches his liberal past and turns hard right
Posted on 07/10/2010 4:37:26 PM PDT by mdittmar
The Republican 'maverick' bends in the wind of Tea Party-style politics
When does being a maverick turn into a shameless flip-flopper? Pretty much about now, according to many observers of the long and storied political career of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain.
Senator McCain, pictured, is now caught in one of the toughest political fights of his life, facing off in a primary fight against the Tea Party-style challenger JD Hayworth. And he is doing it in Arizona, which has just passed a strict anti-illegal immigrant law so controversial the White House is taking it to court.
All this means that McCain's traditionally liberal attitudes to immigration reform were always likely to take a bit of a hit. But few people can have predicted just how far McCain would go in rowing away from the previous positions that won him praise as recently as 2007 when he co-sponsored reform legislation with famed liberal Senator Ted Kennedy.
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“John McCain ditches his liberal past and turns hard right”
yeah...if you believe that....
Retire, John, before someone does a poster of you with syrup all over because you flop like a pancake, and waffle as well.
It is the nature of snakes to periodically shed their skin.
Thanks for your lifetime of service, Senator McCain. It’s time to take a rest.
Well she is!!!
More MSM lies and spin. The "many" that he claimed need to be sent back are the ones that have committed serious crimes. He put that at 17% of illegals. He said nothing about sending the other 83% back.
Hardly a big change in position. IIRC he has always been for sending criminals back.
Some days it is hard to decide who I cant stand more: RINOs or the MSM, but most days I'm sure it's the criminal media.
He ditches his severe leftist vent every six years. Can anyone figure out why? This has sure seemed to stump the Republican party and the nation’s media outlets.
Isn’t it strange that Senate terms are about as far between as John’s stints at being a Conservative for about six months.
I’m sure there’s no connection. Go figure...
Crying out for a fix.
....to the right... wow going where no john has gone
Could be McCain finally paid attention to the evidence that the border is presently an open running sewer filled with dopers, dope and murderers.
No reason to take any stuff from any of the Leftwingtards about this. They are clearly all very sociopathic and have absolutely no sympathy for the people who are getting killed every day while Obama continues to dither.
When you elect a Chicago thug to political office this is what you're going to get every single time.
BTW, how is Jim Deakin doing, with his run for the same seat? I like, both, Jim Deakin and J.D. Hayworth. All of these political races, at every political level, where there’s more than one conservative running for the same political office, and non-leftist voters can, only, choose one non-leftist candidate for each race. In some ways, it’s a real shame, but in others, it’s a very good situation.
Must mean that he is now about even with Chuckie Schumer.
no new there, it happens every election cycle...
“When does being a maverick turn into a shameless flip-flopper?”
Watching McShame’s obviously insincere and over-the-top impersonation of a conservative during the campaign season would be comical if there wasn’t a chance he would be elected. But the thought that some people are buying it tells you have uninformed and even stupid the electorate can be.
He is sincere and solidly Conservative. Until November. Then it will be time to party with his lefty friends, both socially and politically.
“’No amnesty,’ he told a Tucson radio station, adding: ‘Many of them need to be sent back.’”
If (heaven forbid!) McShame is reelected, we’ll find out that by “many” he means about 43 out of the 20,000,000 illegals here. The rest will deserve “a path to citizenship”.
Arizonans—you’ve led the way this year in great state legislation. Don’t throw away that sterling record by sending this jerk back to the Senate.
Once re-elected he’s sure to turn left, as usual.
Should be easy for McCain. He has no rudder.
Seriously — why is it so hard for McCain to call it a day, and retire?
For the election only.
Yep to late to play that lie McCain.......
..... I just donated money to your opponent ya liar.
John McPain and John Kerry(do you know he “served” in Viet Nam)...The Flip-Flop Twins.
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, John.
Palin needs to publicly eschew Juan.
I ain't buyin it!
Many people who'd been objectively observing the weasel for many years could have and did predict it. But it is interesting that once again it seems a British newspaper will put things in plainer and more accurate terms than most any MSM outlet in the US.
Hey, we have a new name;
Vichy Republican swine.
It is the nature of snakes to periodically shed their skin.
McCain is a POS. Just like John Glenn, anything McCain did while in the military has been negated by his anti-american acts after he turned into a politician.
Build the dang fence PING!
I’m trying to imagine a seventy-three year old bipolar pole dancer.
Oof. Good hit. Well played!
He makes me sick. Two faced weasel. But there are Republicans here in AZ who love their McCain. It’s like Kennedy in Massachusetts. It makes no sense. We are working so hard for JD, but it’s an uphill battle. The debate next week will be the telltale sign. If JD can put McCain on the Defensive, it might be a turning point.
“BTW, how is Jim Deakin doing, with his run for the same seat?”
Deakin is dishonest. Plays dirty, probably a McCain disciple.
Why replace McCain..one liar, with another?
Rarely will you see a candidate, in writing, say something this stupid.
“I did not look to see if JD actually voted for any of these Laws. However, he did not stop them either.”
I suppose he thought no one would read the last line of his charade.
Jim Deakin: A VOTE FOR JOHN HAYWORTH IS A VOTE FOR JOHN McCAIN (JOHN Hayworth??? )
I scoured the Library of Congress and could find no significant differences in the voting record of John McCain and John Hayworth.
As a politician, it appears from the Library of Congress that Hayworth is politics as usual.
Hayworth served for 12 YEARS. I cannot list every vote (you are welcome to do your own research at http://thomas.loc.gov/ )
Amnesty laws and extensions passed during the Hayworth years in Congress. http://www.legion.org/documents/legion/pdf/illegalimmigration.pdf Page 14 and 15
1. Section 245(i) The Amnesty of 1994 a temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens.
2. Section 245(i) The Extension Amnesty of 1997 an extension of the rolling amnesty created in 1994.
3. Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NASCARA) Amnesty of 1997 An amnesty for close to one million illegal aliens from Central America.
4. Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Amnesty (HRIFA) of 1998 An amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti.
5. Late Amnesty of 2000 An amnesty for illegal aliens who claim they should have been amnestied under the 1986 IRCA amnesty, an estimated 400,000 illegal aliens.
6. Life Amnesty of 2000 A reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty that legalized an estimated 900,000 illegal aliens.
I did not look to see if JD actually voted for any of these Laws. However, he did not stop them either.
FLUSH THE JOHN! McCain HAS to go!
(To the tune of Frankie & Johnny!)
Johnny and Teddy were Senators
On opposite sides of the aisle
They got together and drafted a bill
Guaranteed to make illegals smile
Amnesty was their game and they had no shame
Johnny and Senator Feingold
Gave campaign finance a try
But then the highest court in the land
Said the 1st amendment must apply
Gotta play by the rules now Johnny looks like a fool
Johnny and Mr. Obama
They both agree Gitmo should close
But bringing terrorists into the USA
Is a plan that we oppose
No, they dont belong and Johnnys got it all wrong
Now Johnny and Senator Lieberman
Got together on cap and trade
Anemic hands across the aisle
Gonna send the country to its grave
Its time to let him know old Johnnys gotta go
Johnny believes Global Warming
Limousine Liberals and all
Congressional junkets to Copenhagen
Everybodys havin a ball
Just ask Al Gore - Johnny knows the score
S & L Man Charlie Keating
He came to Johnny one day
Said the government boys are sniffing around
How much to make em go away?
Did Johnny take a bribe to join the Keating 5?
Now fast-forward 20 years later
Banks are in trouble again
Johnny says, Lets bail em out
Its just a trillion or maybe ten.
Lets put some wind in their sails cause theyre too big to fail.
We know theres oil in Alaska
Drilling wont cause any harm
But Johnny agrees with the tree-hugging geeks
Gas is gonna cost a leg and an arm
Johnny why cant you see whats good for you and me?
Now everyone knows about ACORN
They get lots of taxpayers dough
Prostitution rings and voter fraud
And home loans to any old schmoe
No matter ACORNs crimes Johnny thinks theyre just fine
Were tired of hearin your flip-flops
Were tired of hearin your lies
You may think were all dummies but you cant
Pull the wool over our eyes
Youre careers hit a snag - so start packin your bags
Cause Johnny, youve worn out your welcome
Its time to bid DC goodbye
Go write a book or learn to cook
And eat a little humble pie
Just ask Sheriff Joe he says you gotta go
Yeah, go Johnny, go its time to hit the road.
MUST SEE!! The Flush the John Song has gone viral and is on YOU TUBE!
Doesn't really matter to me,
He’s a lying pile of crap liberal!
Didn’t McCain lose a lot of fighter planes with that maneuver?