Skip to comments.Hayworth says path to GOP nomination remains open (J.D. says "I will say no to amnesty")
Posted on 08/07/2010 5:20:57 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Timely use of campaign funds to buy advertising could be the key to overcoming incumbent John McCain's 20-point lead in the race for the Republican nomination, rival Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth said Tuesday in Ahwatukee Foothills.
"Our ads are going up as his are coming down," Hayworth said following an appearance at an Ahwatukee Republican Women's club meeting at the Grace Inn, just south of Elliot Road on 51st Street.
A Rasmussen Reports poll released Monday indicated McCain was leading Hayworth by a margin of 54-34. Hayworth attracted a crowd of about 80 people to the Tuesday evening event.
Hayworth said McCain had compromised his conservative principles in the name of Washington deal-making.
"I have no doubt that John went to change Washington. But Washington changed him," Hayworth said. "John deserves an honored place in our history. We thank him for his service. It's time to say to our old friend, Welcome home, John. It's time for new representation in the U.S. Senate.'"
He said that, if elected, he would introduce three bills on his first day after being sworn into office. The first, which he dubbed the Congressional Responsibility Act, would require that every regulation proposed by a federal bureaucracy be sent to both houses of Congress for approval.
"The legislative branch has surrendered law making authority to executive agencies filled with unaccountable bureaucrats who are, in essence, making law," Hayworth said, citing the Federal Communications Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as examples.
The second proposed bill he called the Constitutional Citation Act.
"For every piece of legislation, the original sponsor must stipulate the exact passage in the Constitution that gives Congress the power to legislate in that area," Hayworth said.
He said his third proposal, called the Enforcement First Act, would require the federal government to secure the nation's southern border.
The U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit against Arizona's anti-illegal immigration bill, SB 1070, is politically motivated and an attempt by the Obama administration to rally its dispirited supporters, he said.
"Arizona wants to enforce federal immigration laws. Obama wants to ignore them," Hayworth said. "The administration views the border as a political problem to be managed. It's really a national security threat, an economic security threat, and an invasion that must be stopped."
He accused McCain of favoring amnesty for illegal immigrants already in the country.
"I will say no to amnesty," he said. "It is unsustainable. It is unwise."
Hayworth found a sympathetic audience in Ahwatukee. James White, 19, said Hayworth seemed more "in touch" than McCain.
"I sort of had decided before that I would vote for Hayworth," he said. "I'm not a fan of McCain's policies."
Ahwatukee resident Brenda Roberts expressed similar sentiments.
"I was leaning towards him anyway," she said. "I'm not happy with McCain."
But resident Debbie Taylor said that, so far, she remained unconvinced by either candidate.
"I really just came because I wanted to find out more about what he represents," she said. "He contrasted himself with McCain fairly well."
Sarah has John’s ear
Six more years of McCain is not something I want to even think about.
Something in the water?
It should be a slam dunk for J.D.!
But then again, I voted in Minnesota in the last election cycle and we had a senatorial race...
What does that mean? She is off trying to do reality shows like the one with Kate Gosselin.
Now wonder her daughter was trying to shop one with Levi.
something isnt right it seems with the polls. McCain is HATED at home and yet Hayworth cannot move forward. He is a blowehard but surely better than McCain
At leaest he has figured out that 20 million Mexicans have snuck in and are dragging us down to their level.
Damned if she do damned if she don’t This daughter is old enough to do all but buy a drink.
It makes absolutely no sense for someone who wants to build a political base to go off camping in a reality show with Kate Gosselin.
Oh, stop with the ‘blowehard’ crappola. That’s standard McCain speak. It’s total nonsense in regard to Hayworth, and you know it. McCain can’t win without lies and his supporters are just as untrustworthy.
McCain was voted BLOWHARD by the people who have to work with the old liar.
ARIZONA! You better pay attention to the records of these candidates!!!! MCCAIN IS LYING!
Capitol Hill staffers rate their bosses.
Worst Follower 2. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
Show Horse 2. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
Hottest Temper 2. John McCain (R-Ariz.) known to snap at staff when the cameras are off
Hes an EMBARRASSMENT!
The thought of [John McCain] being president sends a cold chill down my spineSen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), also a senior member of the Appropriations panel, told the Boston Globe recently. He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me. Washington Post
McCain: “ Those who live closest are the ones who can get here. Everyone in the world should have the opportunity through an orderly process to come to this country.”
Source: AZ Senate Debate, in Tucson Citizen Oct 16, 2004
* May 29, 2003 interview: McCain: Amnesty has to be an important part because there are people who have lived in this country for 20, 30 or 40 years, who have raised children here and pay taxes here and are not citizens.
* Dec. 15, 2000 press release: McCain: I support the Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act (LIFA). Negotiations between the White House and the leadership, which endorsed more limited immigration reform, have resulted in a compromise.... this bill makes meaningful but insufficient progress on amnesty for those wrongly denied it.
*America is still the land of opportunity, Senator John McCain recently said. And were not going to erect barriers and fences. June 26, 2007 National Review
*SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, R-ARIZ.: I do not favor using troops because they are not trained for it. They dont have the kind of qualifications necessary. I have strongly favored us using all the technical equipment that our military has including satellites, including aircraft and other technical means. May, 2001
He's not a blowhard, he's just plain spoken and people aren't used to that.
McCain has spent almost $20 million in ads against JD, $15 million just in the last three months. All of McCain's ads have smeared JD with outright lies or not so subtle inuendo. They've been pretty creepy ads, but a lot of people believed them since JD didn't have the money to get his message out. Sarah pretty much caused the donations to dry up when she endorsed McCain at the beginning of the campaign (she promised before JD had announced). It caused a great deal of confusion in the conservative circles.
If those debates didn’t draw him close, it’s over. The only thing that could change it would be if McCain committed a huge gaffe. I don’t think the TV ads will change as many minds as his strong debate performance should have.
Ive met Hayworth in private conversations.....he is a blowhard. Ask the folks of NC
And who's also tight with fellow supreme-asshole-RINO, Lindsey Grahamnesty?
Not a difficult choice for me.
True, DocH, but if rrrod is correct, then the real question is why a better candidate wasn’t put up against McCain.
I look at the supposed front-runners for the Republican nomination for president, and it makes me want to move to New Zealand (except they won’t take old coots like me).
And that statement by McCain in 2003 was complete nonsense since there was an amnesty for illegal aliens in 1986. Those here in 2003 and now came mostly since 1986, waiting for the next amnesty.
Or maybe you're just an anti-Southern bigot who bigotry is drawn out by JD's down home, North Carolina mannerisms and speech. He's just a big guy with a big voice.
” ... It should be a slam dunk for J.D.! ... “
Yes it should be by any rational standard that includes a concern for the survival of Our Precious Republic.
Unfortunately AZ GOP Leadership, Senator Kyle, businesses, lobbyists, drug dealers, Mexico, and other assorted questionable characters are backing Juan!
It’s a parade of corruption on display. What happened in Bell, Ca is happening here. Namely, distracted voters are just following the media hype against their own self-interests! Makes you wonder if US citizens really deserve to enjoy freedom.
I guess it doesn’t really matter, because they are going to lose it in ways they can’t even imagine in the near future. IMHO.
Or maybe you’re wrong that Arizonans hate McCain.
No, you had a Senatorial race stolen.
McCain rigged an open primary or he would be out on his tail. Now every liberal can vote in the republican primary for McCain.
This is the main reason why I refused to register as a republican in Arizona. Why bother? It doesn't make a difference.
“Six more years of McCain is not something I want to even think about.”
If he survives this primary and the general election, he’ll feel as though he’s politically bullet-proof and will be a royal pain in the ass to a level we’ve never seen before.
We have to end open primaries in all states.
So, if the McCain/Palin amnesty is based on a border security he’ll never do... I guess we got status quo. It could be worse.
“Sarah has Johns ear”
PDS getting to ya?
“It makes absolutely no sense for someone who wants to build a political base to go off camping in a reality show with Kate Gosselin.”
So you are another cheap shot artist with PDS. This thread is about Hayworth and McCain. If you don’t like reality shows, you sure won’t like this reality primary because unfortunately, JD is gonna be voted off the island. After that happens, be sure and blame Palin like the rest of the RINOitis PDSers do. Reality check!
Hayworth attracted a crowd of about 80 people to the Tuesday evening event.
80 people? Come on Arizona. You can do better than that.
Sarah is in a tough political spot. She would of been viciously attacked, no matter what she decided to do with “endorsing/not endorsing” in the ‘10 Arizona U.S. Senate race. She wouldn’t of gotten as much worldwide attention, both positive and negative, if McCain didn’t pick her to be his ‘08 VP. Does anybody even know for certain about Sarah’s honest views of J.D. Hayworth?
I really just don’t understand how McCain could be re-elected after all he as done (Are locals that stupid?). Must be blind to his good points I guess (somebody sees these - heaven help us).
He actually should be tared and feathered and then placed on the rail out of town...
nice try .....but your little mind is exposed. Im from good ol NC.
Sun City - they really like Mcpain
Sarah Palin endorsing a leftist rino like McCain shows how the republicans are now just the rino left and is the reason so many conservatives hate their lies and hypocrisy.
[We have to end open primaries in all states.]
Amen, now liberals vote for the so called conservative candidates and real conservatives lose as democrats and rino liberals band together to put in center right rinos.
We can not forget that the GOP likes it that way.
[Sarah is in a tough political spot. She would of been viciously attacked, no matter what she decided to do with...]
This kind of reasoning is why DC is so full or rino liberals. Sarah should always do the right thing for conservatism and failed to hold the line here.
And some of the worst anti-Southern bigots are from the South, those who are always apologizing and putting down fellow Southerners to impress non-Southerners. Been here all my life.
JD's no blowhard, just a big guy with a big voice, and far more intelligent than many of our pols.
I didn’t say I don’t like reality shows. I watch a lot of them. One of my favorites is The Amazing Race. Never saw the one with Kate.
There are many people ,including Palin supporters, who question her judgment over this.
Surely she did not give up so much control over her reality series that she has no say on who will be on it????
Anyone who is trying to build a political base should not be doing a reality show that would bring on Kate.
They shouldn’t be doing ANY reality show.
I am not a Palin supporter because she has shown questionable judgment in many regards.
I do recognize that she has some power and she has wasted some of it with her decisions- to the detriment of the public.
She had better have a lot of control over the editing of her reality show.
Why is it your task to question her judgment?
That statement brings your ability to make conservative judgments into question. One wonders what makes you the arbiter of judging others.
The McCainiac infiltrators are out in force! This one (greenbayfez) sent me a freepmail to brag he voted for McCain....I wouldn’t want to admit on the forum that I voted for the old fool either!!!
Well, you go ahead and vote for MCCain....we’ll know who to blame for 6 more years of BS!
Even if Hayworth was a blowhard.......so what???? He’s head and shoulders above the old liar McCain.
I heartily agree. It robs party members of a truly representative result in the election of their party's candidate.
It makes me furious that the state GOP would do this, it's obviously an open manipulation in order to promote mccain's chances for a win.
I hope they are severely disappointed, and that more independents mirror my opinion than not.
We have requested our republican ballots already. Two more independent votes will be cast for the republican primary, but not for mccain.
lol learn to read.
“Why is it your task to question her judgment?
That statement brings your ability to make conservative judgments into question. One wonders what makes you the arbiter of judging others.”
You have to be kidding. Who are you to question Obama’s judgment?
I am an American Citizen. I don’t like what is happening to this county. I don’t like people that Sarah Palin has endorsed that have given them the edge over people who would be better to serve.
Furthermore, her reality series should cause anyone to question her judgment if they wanted her to run for President. She had better have sole control over the editing and what is released.
btw, I don’t want her to run and I don’t want her for President.
“I do recognize that she has some power and she has wasted some of it with her decisions- to the detriment of the public.”
Name any politician that has not made a decision somewhere down the line that is divergent with the views of some of his/her supporters. “To the detriment of the public” is your opinion and your way to rationalize your opposition to her.
Attacking Palin’s POSITION ON THE KEY ISSUES is certainly legitimate political discourse. The problem for many of you is that you cannot successfully attack her on the issues, so you have to use extraneous BS, such as selected endorsements and the like. And in doing so, you are a fellow traveler, perhaps unwittingly, of the Palin hating dinosaur media and libtards.
Perhaps some of you can extol the virtues of “your” candidate, instead of engaging in repetitive cheap shots. Your problem is that all the other potential/mentioned candidates are either slimey politicians, not right on the issues, or cannot get any traction because they don’t have the ability to effectively communicate (including some who are bunkered with the ostrich approach).
I have no use for those backing RINOs and that is just the way that it is. Also, I want no one running for President that defends Michael Steele. Palin didn’t have to open her mouth..but she did.