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McCain tipped for easy win in Arizona primary (as RINOs surging over Tea Partiers) (BARF ALERT)
AFP ^ | 2010-08-24

Posted on 08/24/2010 3:13:24 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

PHOENIX, Arizona (AFP) — Senator John McCain appears set to romp home in Arizona's Republican primary, but only after tacking right and spending millions of dollars to counter a threat from a former conservative radio show host.

Voters also head to the polls Tuesday for primary elections in Florida, Vermont and Alaska and results are being closely watched as a litmus test of the anti-incumbent mood in the run up to mid-term elections in November.

Results such as Arizona may predict whether insurgent candidates, especially Republicans backed by staunchly anti-government Tea Party groups, will continue to make advances over those with more moderate views.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; defeatmccain; gojdgo; hayworth; jd; jdhayworth; jdmustwin; mccain; notmccain; rabscuttle; rino; winjdwin
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1 posted on 08/24/2010 3:13:28 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

but...but....weren’t people told he was a Tea Party kind of guy?


2 posted on 08/24/2010 3:17:26 AM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy

Palin was the idiot wrapping McCain in the Tea Party mantle.


3 posted on 08/24/2010 3:18:38 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

She didn’t and the Tea Parties of Arizona held a joint news conference to dispell any notion that they were supportive of him. It must have been a phony tea party group his supporters formed that the press is referring to. If it does exist, bets are that they will disband tomorrow.


4 posted on 08/24/2010 3:27:35 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Hayworth for US Senate - Scott for FL Gov.)
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To: mazda77; indylindy
She didn’t

Yes, she did.

"So [McCain] is part of the Tea Party movement."
FMR. AK. GOV. SARAH PALIN, 28 MAR. 2010

5 posted on 08/24/2010 3:33:13 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Yippie .... Mr Maverick can go back to DC and get back to being all Mavericky /S


6 posted on 08/24/2010 3:43:12 AM PDT by Sasquatch the Original
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To: rabscuttle385

I stand corrected. That one appearance really stuck me badly after he dissed her on the stage after the election.


7 posted on 08/24/2010 3:51:56 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Hayworth for US Senate - Scott for FL Gov.)
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To: mazda77

oh no, another palin bathwater drinker. Does the tea party candidate have a snowballs chance at beating mccain or the democrat? who was thinking Hayworth was a good answer to beat mccain?


8 posted on 08/24/2010 3:53:02 AM PDT by 09Patriot (your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be from you.--Wilkow)
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To: rabscuttle385

Vermont GOP primaries are a hoot.

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9 posted on 08/24/2010 3:59:52 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: 09Patriot

Oie Vey! Sorry dude, it wasn’t me who crapped in your corn flakes this morning.


10 posted on 08/24/2010 4:09:53 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Hayworth for US Senate - Scott for FL Gov.)
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To: rabscuttle385; indylindy; 09Patriot

You people want McCain to win so bad you can’t think straight.

“Please let McCain win so we can blame it on Palin.”
“Please let McCain win so we can blame it on Palin.”
“Please let McCain win so we can blame it on Palin.”
“Please let McCain win so we can blame it on Palin.”

You’re phonies and cowards, exactly like McCain.


11 posted on 08/24/2010 4:54:31 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: reasonisfaith; rabscuttle385

I don’t blame Palin if McCain wins. I blame the voters.

You see, you are so blinded by hate for those that don’t agree with you.

You always project what you believe others are thinking. You are wrong to do that. Honestly, get a grip.

Palin did make those remarks about McCain. You can’t refute that.

So live with it.


12 posted on 08/24/2010 4:59:12 AM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy
Several things here:

I like J.D. and would have voted for him---saw that my mother did---but MANY conservatives disliked his association with Abramoff and didn't trust him. Right or wrong, he had somehwat come off as an "insider" himself. He was never totally a "Tea Party" kind of guy---only the best alternative to McQueeg.

Second, McCain did is typical, but effective, 180-degree flip, looking like he was tough on borders, tough on spending, all the usual faux conservative crap that gets him 10% more voters.

Third, there was the Palin endorsement. That's just enough to convince some on our side that he's ok.

Fourth, McCain's ads on Hayworth's "corruption" were devastating.

13 posted on 08/24/2010 5:03:26 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: rabscuttle385

Republicans implode!

Yeah, November will SAVE THE COUNTRY!

My *ss!

I’m one election away from washing my hands of all of it.

If Americans are now this stupid, then they deserve what they will undoubtedly get.

Unbelievable!


14 posted on 08/24/2010 5:05:24 AM PDT by Boucheau
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To: rabscuttle385
Palin was the idiot wrapping McCain in the Tea Party mantle.

Guilty by association there rabs? You're such a one trick pony. Didn't you complain about this very thing when turned on you? Why yes, yes you did...

Care to find the post where I said that the U.S. government perpetrated the 9/11 attacks (i.e., the "Truther" conspiracy)? Or am I just guilty by association?

73 posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 2:00:46 PM by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)

You sure live by a double standard. Blame Palin for McCain (oh please, let's not blame that great opponent..JD. Yes, he ran an awesome campaign! /s)) yet you ignore others like Hunter endorsing the open borders/pro anchor baby loving Huckster.

Get over it, rabs. We all hate McCain but quit laying all the blame on Palin. Your friends have posted contrary articles saying her endorsements aren't even winning.

15 posted on 08/24/2010 5:07:17 AM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: rabscuttle385
Palin was the idiot wrapping McCain in the Tea Party mantle.

Guilty by association there rabs? You're such a one trick pony. Didn't you complain about this very thing when turned on you? Why yes, yes you did...

Care to find the post where I said that the U.S. government perpetrated the 9/11 attacks (i.e., the "Truther" conspiracy)? Or am I just guilty by association?

73 posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 2:00:46 PM by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)

You sure live by a double standard. Blame Palin for McCain (oh please, let's not blame that great opponent..JD. Yes, he ran an awesome campaign! /s)) yet you ignore others like Hunter endorsing the open borders/pro anchor baby loving Huckster.

Get over it, rabs. We all hate McCain but quit laying all the blame on Palin. Your friends have posted contrary articles saying her endorsements aren't even winning.

16 posted on 08/24/2010 5:07:22 AM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: CAluvdubya
Guilty by association there rabs?

What guilt by association? Palin went on live television in March 2010 to proclaim that McCain is part of the Tea Party movement!

"So [McCain] is part of the Tea Party movement."
FMR. AK. GOV. SARAH PALIN, 28 MAR. 2010

17 posted on 08/24/2010 5:12:05 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: LS

I agree with every point you just made.

Just this morning the topic of the McCain transformation at election time has been discussed.

In the end, people will get exactly what they voted for.

After the elections in November, I am quite sure we will get the book from Megan McCain dissing those who supported good old Johnny.

In my book, most of the incumbents who never leave have no business talking corruption. McCain isn’t all that clean either.


18 posted on 08/24/2010 5:13:00 AM PDT by dforest
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To: rabscuttle385

After all that has happened, if Palin is the Republican candidate, my family and I are staying home on election day.

I want no part of this destruction.


19 posted on 08/24/2010 5:14:15 AM PDT by Boucheau
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To: rabscuttle385
The way you guys post on every single thread, you lay the entire blame of McCain beating JD at Palin's feet.

Pretty narrow thinking.

20 posted on 08/24/2010 5:16:49 AM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: rabscuttle385
"So [McCain] is part of the Tea Party movement."

Did she write all that on one hand?

21 posted on 08/24/2010 5:18:29 AM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: rabscuttle385

If McCain wins, I’ll do my own Arizona boycott. How can the voters of Arizona be so stupid?


22 posted on 08/24/2010 5:28:05 AM PDT by alicewonders (Supporters of John McCain are supporters of amnesty. Amnesty by any other name is still amnesty.)
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23 posted on 08/24/2010 5:32:44 AM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: Mojave
So it's all Palin's doing? No responsibility on JD whatsoever?

Brilliant thinking!

24 posted on 08/24/2010 5:39:11 AM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: indylindy
I don’t blame Palin if McCain wins. I blame the voters.

The AZ GOP opted for open primaries. Yes, you can blame it on the leftist primary voters because liberals will swarm the Republican primary to put mccain over the top.

If it was a closed primary, JD would walk away with it.

Blame the RINOs in the GOP before you blame AZ conservatives, though.

25 posted on 08/24/2010 5:41:14 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: CAluvdubya
So it's all Palin's doing?

Hardly. There's lots of RINOs shilling for McCain.

26 posted on 08/24/2010 5:44:13 AM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: CAluvdubya; rabscuttle385
Pretty narrow thinking.

Oh come now, we all know his brilliant insights into political matters...............you know, like trying to get people to vote for Chuck Baldwin........

Breeelliant!

27 posted on 08/24/2010 5:48:55 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Mojave; rabscuttle385
So it's all Palin's doing?
Hardly. There's lots of RINOs shilling for McCain.

You should tell that to rabs. He likes to think it's all Palin's fault. At least, that's the only one he ever talks about!

28 posted on 08/24/2010 5:52:56 AM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: 09Patriot
Does the tea party candidate have a snowballs chance at beating mccain or the democrat?

The Democrat, probably. McCain, no. Not since Palin stuck her oar in.

29 posted on 08/24/2010 5:53:27 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Lakeshark
Not just Chuck Baldwin. There's RP, too. I see he likes the Hamasque at Ground Zero!

Another brilliant candidate!

30 posted on 08/24/2010 5:55:05 AM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: rabscuttle385

Palin isn’t responsible for McCain getting re-elected. The people of Arizona are. If you want to play the guilt game, blame yourself. You voted for him for PRESIDENT, where he could have done a lot more “damage” than he could as senator.


31 posted on 08/24/2010 5:55:22 AM PDT by curth (SarahPac: Over 2 million members! Are you in for $20.12?)
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To: CAluvdubya
I see he likes the Hamasque at Ground Zero!

RP.

A breelliant light in the eyes of some here....

*rolls eyes*

Well, let's hope JD pulls off a stunner, I guess we'll know tonight some time.

32 posted on 08/24/2010 5:58:58 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: curth
Palin isn’t responsible for McCain getting re-elected.

So her endorsements of candidates are really nothing more than headline chasing and self-aggrandizement?

You may be right.

33 posted on 08/24/2010 6:00:22 AM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: curth

Actually it was worse......he voted for “US black ops caused the Haitian earthquake” Chuck Baldwin. Ron Paul endorsed him is the probable reason.......


34 posted on 08/24/2010 6:00:55 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Mojave

Who said that? Oh another Palin hater. Yawn. I am sure you are one who says her endorsements are the kiss of death. Sarah Palin is not the enemy of anyone here at Free Republic. Take a look at her record. If you are throwing someone with that record under the bus because she supports the man who made her a household name, then you are the problem, not her.


35 posted on 08/24/2010 6:05:29 AM PDT by curth (SarahPac: Over 2 million members! Are you in for $20.12?)
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To: Caipirabob

We have the same problem here in Indiana with Dicky Lugar. He is only different than McCain because he isn’t a media seeker. He is a stealthy RINO that I am positive voted for Obama.

Most people that are conservatives here despise him. The problem is that he always gets the backing of the national GOP and he has personal wealth.

It is hard to find a person to run against him because they see getting the same result that Hayworth is having.


36 posted on 08/24/2010 6:06:03 AM PDT by dforest
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To: curth
Who said that?

Make up your mind. Will Palin's endorsement help elect McCain or is it worthless?

You can't have it both ways.

37 posted on 08/24/2010 6:07:47 AM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: Mojave

Actually you can. When one candidate is so far ahead of the other, as in this case, it doesn’t matter. On the other hand, when you back a candidate that has little chance and when election day comes and they lose by 1%, then her endorsement does help. I am not defending McCain, I don’t like him, but to blame Sarah Palin for John McCain is ridiculous and to throw her under the bus for supporting him is plain stupid. Again, look at her record. Blame Mitt Romney, he supports McCain. It’s his fault.


38 posted on 08/24/2010 6:15:18 AM PDT by curth (SarahPac: Over 2 million members! Are you in for $20.12?)
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To: curth
When one candidate is so far ahead of the other, as in this case, it doesn’t matter.

So her endorsement of McCain is really nothing more than headline chasing and self-aggrandizement?

You may be right.

39 posted on 08/24/2010 6:28:02 AM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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No , it was her way of saying thank you. When he asked for her support,had she said no, I’d bet that you would have been the first one here calling her an ingrate. Some people look for the worst in others. Look at her record as an elected executive. It’s stellar. She’s the kind of politician we all say we want, a fiscal conservative, for small government, anti corruption , willing to risk everything . She’s not the enemy.

BTW, Hayworth hadn’t announced that he was running we she came out for McCain.


40 posted on 08/24/2010 6:39:33 AM PDT by curth (SarahPac: Over 2 million members! Are you in for $20.12?)
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To: curth
I blame the same-old/same-old politics as usual that has gotten us in this mess. It's not just Palin, there are a whole list of politicians that have this blood on their hands.

Until we realize that a politician will say what we want to hear until we elect them, it will not change.

41 posted on 08/24/2010 6:40:40 AM PDT by alicewonders (Supporters of John McCain are supporters of amnesty. Amnesty by any other name is still amnesty.)
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To: curth
No , it was her way of saying thank you.

It was her way of saying "thank you suckers" to the Tea Party and conservatives generally.

42 posted on 08/24/2010 6:42:46 AM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: curth
When he asked for her support,had she said no, I’d bet that you would have been the first one here calling her an ingrate.

I guarantee that had he asked for her support, and she had said no - that he would not have broadcast that. It would have opened up a whole can of worms about him. He would have said nothing, and she wouldn't have tarnished her creds with his endorsement. These things take place behind closed doors - McCain is a pro - he's not going to drag that kind of crap out into public.

He's a pro, and once again - he got one over on her.

43 posted on 08/24/2010 6:44:54 AM PDT by alicewonders (Supporters of John McCain are supporters of amnesty. Amnesty by any other name is still amnesty.)
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To: alicewonders
True. McCain has more than one RINO backing him.


44 posted on 08/24/2010 6:45:08 AM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: LS

To bad McStain won’t fight the liberals with the ferocity he so easily displays when conservatives are involved. If Arizona votes for this fool again a pox on their houses, they knew better and did it anyway.


45 posted on 08/24/2010 9:03:24 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: curth

Nobody likes McCain. The lefties sure don’t love him. Conservatives hate him. Unfortunately, it seems likely that more than 51% of Arizona voters prefer him.

The question is: What if Sarah endorsed and campaigned for JD Hayworth? With Palin’s popularity and presence, that would have made all the difference.


46 posted on 08/24/2010 9:35:58 AM PDT by saltus (God's Will be done)
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To: saltus

Well... they’re not heading out in droves to vote for him. Just got back from the polls. At 9am there were only 44 votes cast. My family will account for nearly 10% of that! And we certainly didn’t vote for McCain.

Of interest... Hayworth is at the top of the ballot, McCain is under him, and Deakin is on the bottom... hmmmm.

Also to note... Kelly is higher on the ballot than Paton.


47 posted on 08/24/2010 9:51:09 AM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: rabscuttle385

In the end, it will be seen as unfortunate, given the outcome, how much money was wasted on this primary that could have been used to get democrats voted out of offices in November.


48 posted on 08/24/2010 11:22:12 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: rabscuttle385

Palin was the person that, if listened to, would have helped conservatives better direct millions of dollars in donations to races where the money could be used to defeat democrats and elect conservatives.


49 posted on 08/24/2010 11:23:20 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: curth
BTW, Hayworth hadn’t announced that he was running we she came out for McCain.

Oh, come on now, don't fall into the "she's too stupid to know any better" defense. It was clear he was going to run, and if anything, it seems her endorsement was meant to discourage him from running, by making it clear to him that he would not have her support.

It is almost insulting to suggest that Palin had no idea Hayworth was running, or that she wouldn't have endorsed McCain had she known.

Palin endorsed McCain because, as she put it, she believed he was the best man for the job, and would be good for the country. Agree or disagree, but don't pretend she shouldn't be trusted to be truthful and knowledgeable about her own reasons for endorsing people.

50 posted on 08/24/2010 11:30:14 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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