Skip to comments.McCain breaks away as critical support eludes Hayworth
Posted on 07/05/2010 11:37:17 PM PDT by tlb
First, it was Sarah Palin. Then it was Arizona Right to Life and the National Rifle Association. Most recently, the revered National Review gave its imprimatur to McCain.
When Hayworth entered the race in January, McCain was at his most vulnerable point in decades. Polling showed McCain had a lead within the margin of error and was struggling to redefine himself as a Republican loyalist. But polls now show McCain with a solid lead.
Baker said the McCain campaign may have engineered a sort of domino effect: Each endorsement shows the next group that backing McCain is a safer bet than it may have first appeared, and Republican voters seem to be following the same trend.
McCain has focused Hayworths reputation in Congress as a pork-barrel spender, a serious offense to many conservatives. And the senator has run an undeniably negative campaign against Hayworth, openly mocking him and attacking his credibility.
The McCain campaign has posted videos online poking fun at Hayworth for questioning the authenticity of President Barack Obamas birth certificate, suggesting that allowing gay marriage could pave the way for men to wed horses, and especially for appearing in a 2007 infomercial urging people to take advantage of free money from government grants.
The infomercial for the National Grants Conferences has been the most damning revelation yet, combining the promotion of government spending with a host of informercial stereotypes. It prompted the popular FOX News personality Glenn Beck to declare that Hayworths campaign is over.
If McCain had a more conservative challenger, National Review wrote, the endorsement might have gone elsewhere. But while Hayworths record is conservative, the article read, it isnt conservative enough to make a compelling case against McCain.
He may not be Marco Rubio, but hes not Arlen Specter either, the editorial said of McCain.
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Right now I guess I’d punch the box next to Hayworth, but it really would be with one hand holding my nose.
With three solitary exceptions, I have been voting that way for over 20 years now.
Good God why doesn’t someone from the Hayworth camp put together a synopsis of the damage that McCain has done to the country with his philophies and alliances.
There’s plenty of material to work with there.
The infomercial is NOTHING.
The official position of FR AND it’s Founder Jim Robinson is that J.D. Hayworth is the REAL conservative candidate, John McCain is an effin’ traitor, and anyone who isn’t willing to stand up against 6 more years of America being screwed by McStain and his cronies with their 0bama-enabling statist policies should GTF outta here.
It ain’t over until it’s over, RINO apologists, weak sisters and McCainiac trolls not withstanding.
I don’t know much about JD, but I am so sick of McCain I would have preferred almost anyone to him.
>>> The official position of FR AND its Founder Jim Robinson is that J.D. Hayworth is the REAL conservative candidate, John McCain is an effin traitor, and anyone who isnt willing to stand up against 6 more years of America being screwed by McStain and his cronies with their 0bama-enabling statist policies should GTF outta here.
If the official position of FR is to engage in the delusion that Hayworth is winning, knock yourself out. But he isn’t, he never was, and other then McCain perhaps suffering a stroke before the election there was never any coherent reason to expect he would. Some times the real world intrudes.
If there was ever an election McCain could have been taken, this was it. But to do so you needed a candidate who can deliver more then wishful thinking. Offering a candidate the voters could take seriously would have been a good first step. McCain has no such opposition and you see the results. Address your complaints to the Arizona tea party and associates.
JD is against all types of amnesty and not a traitor like mccain.
Do you really want to compare the illegal immigration records of McAmnesty and JD? McCain has zero credibility on the issue. Zero.
JD is good on the 2nd Amendment as well...I was in a 2nd Amendment with JD.
Why the NRA endorsed Juan is anybody’s guess, but the GOA has endorsed JD!
Given some of the NRA’s picks...I’ll go with the word of the GOA.
Then you should probably hear what the people of Arizona are saying with their support for McCain. Out-of-staters can whine all they want, but Arizonans are very put out with JD for his infomercial. Throwing his support to a company that was later castigated by 26 Attorneys General as well as the revelation by McCain’s campaign of the very generous earmarks JD supported and voted for, have served to tank JD. And you can’t blame the people of Arizona, some of whom tried to take advantage of the government grants spoken of by JD, and the many who are ticked by the earmarks. Then added to all this is the disastrous campaign that JD has waged, in part because he has had very little money to work with because he jumped into the race without taking time to raise funds. Personally, I’m sorry that JD is without hope. His family and my family have attended the same church. JD is a great man. But the mistakes he’s made are unfortunate. It’s not the National Review or the NRA that are going to beat JD. It is he himself. And you guys’ bravado is not going to make one bit of difference.
Since when is it a crime to carry a firearm on national forest lands???
I do it all the time.
The movers in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Pat Leahy and Claire McCaskill, sponsored a bill, Senate Res. 511, to create the mis-impression that McCain, because of their pronouncement, was eligible to run for president - that he was a natural born citizen. The resolution was meaningless, and was only created in April of 2008 because McCaskill’s earlier effort. Senate Bill 2678, failed to get anywhere. It was very specifically created to provide cover for McCain. Obama’s principle supporters were all working for McCain. S.2678 was “... a bill to clarify the law and ensure that children born to United States citizens while serving overseas in the military are eligible to become President.” The only ways to modify an article of the Constitution are a Constitutional Convention or an amendment. Every Senator knows that, but most voters sadly don't. The Senate wouldn't play that game. So the February 2008 Bill became the April 2008 Resolution 511. They could safely say that The Maverick was surely a patriot, and the Constitution really should allow McCain to become president. Was the fix in from the beginning? Was McCain a willing participant?
Since McCain was the Republican candidate the Republicans remained silent about Obama’s blatant ineligibility. Obama was so confident that the fix was in that he proclaimed on his own website, fightthesmears.com, that he was born a British subject because his father was a British subject. His defense was very clever. He broadcast his ineligibility, knowing that McCain's candidacy would make all the Republicans complicit. After not objecting they could only maintain their silence and hope the ignorance of citizens would last until they forgot. The full cooperation of the press, with their "birther" campaign, helped considerably.
McCain was the most important component of Obama’s ascendancy to the White House. Without McCain there are legislators who would have asked about Obama’s eligibility, at least demanding a clarification by the Supreme Court. Orrin Hatch had launched an Article II Section 1 Amendment effort in 2003 to try to make a Schwarzenegger run possible. McCain had six congressional hearings about his natural born citizen problem. Some honest Democratic law professors explained why McCain is ineligible - Geoffrey Chin, Steven Tonchin. Why else was Claire McCaskill trying to pass a law proclaiming the children of citizens in the military, born overseas eligible to run for president. They all knew.
McCain is as responsible for what is happening to our country as Obama, perhaps more so. Obama doesn't believe our Constitution is still relevant. McCain claims he does, and is unique in having the standing behind which our courts are now hiding as they protect Obama from having his eligibility examined in the context of what rigor and honesty remains in our judicial system. Whether avarice or a childish feeling of entitlement, McCain has had the power to stop the destruction of our republic. He has shown his character, not just by his running, but by allowing the sham to continue as families bankrupted, jobs continue to disappear, and our military is savaged. We knew who Obama was, we who saw who his associates were. McCain is far the more dangerous because he drapes himself in the trappings of the patriot POW, as he limits our freedom of speech, opens borders, partners with criminals (Keating 5). Not demanding acknowledging Obama's jus sanguinis - citizen parents - violation, a violation he allowed to benefit himself, is almost the definition of sedition.
John McCain swore an oath to obey and defend the Constitution, both as as a Naval Officer and a Senator. He is violating his oath today. He is a disgrace to our country and to the Navy. He holds his office only through the ignorance of his constituents who do not know that the first and last time a statute was attempted to make the children of military born overseas eligible for the presidency was in 1790. The 1790 Nationality Act was not constitutional, and was reversed in 1795. That 1790 act is the core of the argument used by Obama's constitutional law professor, the plagiarist who was protected by Elena Kagen from sanctions by Harvard and possible prosecution, Larry Tribe. Larry and Ted Olson, the Ted Olson trying to overthrow California's referendum affirming marriage between a man and woman, supporting McCain's eligibility. Tribe and Olson are playing cheap political gamesmanship with their presumed knowledge of the Constitution, and their vaunted positions. They are shills for those who "turn to Mao for inspiration."
Many others have attempted to get Article II Section 1 cl. 5 amended, as McCaskill did in February of 2008, but no one has succeeded, perhaps because the protecting the security of our republic is not a privilege of citizenship. No one has a right to rule this country. John Jay, who initiated the requirement that the president and vice president be “born in the country of citizen parents” explained his concerns in the first four Federalist Papers. He was our first Chief Justice. Our third Chief Justice, John Marshall, confirmed the definition, as did two more Chief Justices, Waite and Hughes, along with the author of the 14th Amendment, John Bingham, in his pre-amendment speech to the Joint Session of Congress in 1866.
John McCain, whether or not he defeats J.D. Hayworth, has knowingly subverted the Constitution, and should accordingly be charged with sedition. Until we no longer pretend to be a representative republic, it doesn't matter how many vote for him. We have survived because we are governed by laws rather than clever mandarins or Chicago mobsters. Obama has made no secret of his Czars, never claimed to be a natural born citizen, and surrounded himself with socialists and communists. At least he is honest about the dreams he inherited from his father, the Marxist Muslim seeking to replace Christianity with Islam and Sharia law in Kenya. He counted on our lack of familiarity with our Constitution. He counted on the lack of courage of our legislators (only Congressman Nathan Deal of Georgia had the courage to ask, and almost immediately found himself facing ethics charges, which would have bankrupted him and ended his political life. He resigned to run for Governor)
Barack appears to share his father's dreams, which is exactly why philosophers from Aristotle, Cicero, Leibniz, Grotius, Pufendorf, Wolf, and the editor of the volumes of Law of Nature and of Nations, Emer de Vattel, chosen by Thomas Jefferson as the first text for our first law school at William and Mary in 1779, and the most quoted legal source in U.S. jurisprudence for the next forty years at least. They all counseled that the most pure form of citizenship was found in those “born on the soil of citizen parents.” The phrase has the same meaning, whether referred to a “natural born citizenship,” “native,” “naturale or indigene.”
Palins not stop support of Mclame has all but assured his reelection... thanks Sarah.
If I lived in AZ I would definitely vote for JD but the other day I read here in FR a poster (forget his name) who claims to be working for JD and working hard for him and that poster also claims that he doesn’t see much hope, that the people of AZ like to have McCain in DC because of the “attention he brings them”.
Pretty depressing, but probably true.
How anyone can call John McCain treasonous is beyond me. A RINO, sure. A traitor? No way. The man spent five years in POW camp. That covers over a lot of “sin” in my book.
Which is why I have not and will not support her.
Thanks, Sarah indeed! You've served to help re-elect the disease rather than seek the cure for what ails the republican party.
Voting for McCain is a big mistake. He is telling lies just to get elected again. So what if JD id not very good. You throw him out if he does poorly.
And apparently learned a few things from his captors.
McCain used a water pistol against Obama and using WMD against Hayworth?
” Then you should probably hear what the people of Arizona are saying with their support for McCain. Out-of-staters can whine all they want, but Arizonans are very put out with JD for his infomercial.”
You are so full of $hit, I’ll bet your eyes are brown. Nobody here has even brought it up. As for crooks, McCain loves them. He and his wife are friends with with a mafia-type gangster in Kosovo, and McCain pals around with local gangsters as well. Now get lost dude!