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  • Standing at the border, Hayworth slams McCain on immigration

    08/15/2010 5:45:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2010-08-15 | Jeff Simon
    (CNN) - At a Tea Party rally Sunday on the U.S.-Mexico border in support of tough immigration laws, Arizona Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth slammed his opponent, Arizona Sen. John McCain, and turned McCain's words back on the veteran senator. On a ranch in Hereford, Arizona, and with the border fence visible several hundred yards behind him, Hayworth also praised Arizona's new immigration law that was signed by the state's governor, who has spent the last two days campaigning with McCain. Pulling a word from a McCain letter on immigration which first surfaced in April, Hayworth said it was time to...
  • McCain, Brewer to campaign together this weekend

    08/11/2010 6:03:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 178 replies · 3+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-08-11
    <p>PHOENIX (AP) - Both were once considered vulnerable but recently have found stronger footing in their Republican primary races.</p> <p>Now, Arizona Sen. John McCain and Gov. Jan Brewer will campaign together at six events in five communities on Friday and Saturday.</p>

    02/19/2010 12:11:30 PM PST · by MestaMachine · 151 replies · 2,694+ views
    FREE REPUBLIC RINO FREE AMERICA PROJECT | February 19, 2010 | MestaMachine
    When we conceived the RINO FREE AMERICA PROJECT ON FREE REPUBLIC, we envisioned Conservative activism that would send RINOs packing and replacing them with true Conservatives worthy of our support. NOW we need your help to defeat the biggest RINO of all. Many of us here on Free Republic have been cheering JD Hayworth on because John McCain is possibly the worst, (and most powerful,) RINO serving in the Senate today and he simply MUST be defeated lest he betray us again as he has so many times throughout his less than stellar tenure. While "the force" might be...
  • J.D. Hayworth To Launch Statewide Announcement Tour From New Campaign Headquarters On Feb. 15th

    02/08/2010 5:46:38 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 632+ views
    PHOENIX, ARIZONA. FEBRUARY 8, 2010. Conservative J.D. Hayworth will formally launch his Republican primary challenge to 24-year incumbent John McCain from his new campaign headquarters in north Phoenix at 10am on February 15th. The headquarters is located at 3129 E. Cactus Rd. Suite 31, Phoenix, Arizona 85028. A new website — — has debuted in support of the announcement. More information about Hayworth and his challenge to the moderate McCain will be added to the site throughout the week. Additional details about the three-day announcement tour will be released in the next several days. Since leaving his radio talk...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Arizona: Hayworth Opens Senate Campaign Account

    02/01/2010 2:29:12 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 724+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2010-02-01 | Emily Cadei
    Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.) is moving forward with a potentially explosive primary challenge to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), filing the paperwork to create a Senate campaign committee. Hayworth has established the J.D. Hayworth 2010 committee, according to documents processed on Jan. 29.
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Challenger: McCain an Obama 'enabler' (J.D. Hayworth attacks McCain) (GO J.D. GO!!!)

    01/25/2010 12:21:47 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 143 replies · 4,459+ views
    Presidential nominee in 2008 faces GOP primary fight. BY JOSEPH WEBER Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, Arizona Republican, said in an interview Monday that his planned primary challenge to Sen. John McCain will portray the four-term incumbent as a not-so-conservative Republican who has "enabled" President Obama and his failed economic and security policies. "I'm giving Arizona Republicans a clear choice between a consistent, common-sense conservative . . . or someone who describes himself as a maverick but is a moderate," the outspoken Mr. Hayworth told The Washington Times' "America's Morning News" radio show. Mr. Hayworth, 51, quit his job Friday as...
  • JD Hayworth Off the air?

    01/22/2010 5:14:01 PM PST · by BookaT · 612 replies · 14,378+ views
    Holy smokes! JD is telling us this is his last hour on the air! He is saying he will be heard from again in the public arena.
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Hayworth 'may' be ready to test Senate waters (draws closer to run against McCain)

    12/31/2009 7:37:45 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 75 replies · 3,864+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2009-12-29
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  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Hayworth would find formidable foe in McCain (McCain has '08 election funds)

    12/25/2009 7:54:19 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 2,263+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2009-12-25
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  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Hayworth Meets with D.C. Supporters ("taking a very, very serious look" at the race)

    12/18/2009 12:03:07 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies · 1,213+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-12-18 | Emily Cadei
    Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.) was in D.C. Thursday meeting with supporters of a possible primary challenge to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Hayworth, who lost his 5th district seat to Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-Ariz.) in 2006, told CQ-Roll Call he was "taking a very, very serious look" at the race but had made no decision. "We're just doing our due diligence," he said. Hayworth was spotted with House Minority Leader John Boehner Thursday but said it was not a scheduled meeting. "I just bumped into John," he explained. He declined to say with whom he formal meetings during his swing...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Arpaio-Hayworth Fundraiser a Preview of Future Campaigns? (anti-RINO alliance)

    12/10/2009 4:21:34 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 64 replies · 2,070+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-12-01 | Emily Cadei
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R) -- two of conservatives' favorite anti-illegal immigration firebrands and potential 2010 candidates for statewide office in Arizona -- have teamed up to raise more than $100,000 as part of a holiday party being held Dec. 5. A recent poll from Rasmussen Reports showed Arpaio leading all comers in the Arizona governor's race, while Hayworth is in a statistical tie with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in a hypothetical primary match-up. Both men have been coy about their intentions but any sort of electoral alliance between the two would strike fear...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Hayworth raises money, toys with race against McCain (is gearing for battle)

    11/24/2009 3:40:31 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 72 replies · 3,788+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-11-24 | Eric Zimmermann
    Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.) emailed supporters today to say he's considering a primary against John McCain and to ask for funds to pay off his 2006 campaign debt. "You have contacted me with words of encouragement following the release of a Rasmussen Reports Poll which finds me in a statistical dead heat with John McCain for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate in 2010," Hayworth wrote, referring to this poll. "Miss Mary, our children, and I will do a lot of praying and a lot of talking in the days ahead, as we determine the best course...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Hayworth boosted by poll showing tie with McCain (has not yet decided whether to run)

    11/20/2009 6:46:30 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 1,526+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2009-11-20
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  • McCain on Palin: 'Let's come up with a winning combination next time' [next time???]

    10/11/2009 6:53:02 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 159 replies · 6,070+ views
    Politico / CNN ^ | 2009-10-11
    (snip) Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," the Arizona Republican said: "When we selected, or asked, Sarah Palin to be my running mate, it energized our party. We were ahead in the polls, until the stock market crashed. And she still is a formidable force in the Republican Party. And I have great affection for her. Will Sarah and I - did we always agree on everything in the past? Will we in the future? No. But let's let a thousand flowers bloom. Let's come up with a winning combination next time." (snip)
  • Hayworth nurses grudge vs. ex-McCain aide

    10/11/2009 9:00:21 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 2,784+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2009-10-11 | Dan Nowicki
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  • AZ 2010: J.D. Hayworth considers Senate run [against McCain]

    10/05/2009 12:38:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 233 replies · 8,994+ views
    Conservative radio commentator and former Scottsdale congressman J.D. Hayworth is consider a run against U.S. Sen. John McCain in next year’s Republican primary. A source in Arizona who asked not to be identified said Hayworth is pondering the move. The possible challenge also was reported Monday in the Washington Post.
  • Birthday Card Support Request from John and Cindy McCain

    08/26/2009 9:59:58 AM PDT · by downtownconservative · 33 replies · 1,997+ views
    Email request for support for John McCain <> | 8/26/2009 | downtownconservative
    Please send John your birthday message. Sign his online birthday card today Dear Supporter, This Saturday, August 29th, my husband John will celebrate his birthday. A few weeks ago, I wrote to you asking you to sign the online birthday card we've put together for him. Over 30,000 of you have signed the online birthday card so far! I want you to know I appreciate each and every one of these birthday wishes and I know John will be excited to read them over the weekend. If you haven't yet had the chance to sign the online birthday card, you...
  • AZ 2010: Simcox brings grassroots campaign to Kingman [pledges to "work for the people, period"]

    08/20/2009 5:08:09 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,040+ views
    The Daily Miner, Kingman, Ariz. ^ | 2009-08-18 | Erin Taylor
    KINGMAN - Chris Simcox started his campaign for Senate this year with a Web site, a new suit and a bank balance of zero. Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, said he doesn't need millions of dollars to unseat John McCain as senator in 2010. Simcox said he is running a grassroots campaign from the bottom up that would put the power back into "the hands of the people." "I've already lost two campaign managers who've said 'You can't run a campaign this way,'" Simcox said. But Simcox is unapologetic about his distaste for the federal government...
  • McCain: Obama spending binge must end [a RINO continues his pre-election charge to the right]

    08/07/2009 12:48:17 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies · 1,410+ views
    PHOENIX -- The Obama Administration is on a spending binge that must come to an end -- and without the president's health care reform proposal, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., declared Friday. McCain, who lost to President Barack Obama in last year's election, told Austin Hill, guest host on News/Talk 92-3 KTAR's "Ankarlo Mornings," that "We've amassed over a trillion dollars in additional debt on the American people since the president took office." He said Obama is slipping in the polls because, "The polls are showing the manifestation of the deep concern and worry Americans have about the debt and the...
  • Reform I will continue to fight for [McCain wants to work with Democrats to "reform" health care]

    07/28/2009 2:29:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 584+ views
    Our health care system must be reformed and this is as an historic opportunity to achieve the changes that Americans need, now more than ever. The health care industry accounts for nearly one-sixth of our economy and affects every American family and household budget. As Americans, we are fortunate to have the highest quality of health care, one that draws patients from around the world who seek the best medical care. And while we can all agree on the need for reform, it’s not the quality of care that needs to change but rather the cost. Health care reform must...
  • Democrats face crucial immigration test [and looking to McCain to "lead" the way]

    06/17/2009 7:37:29 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,423+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-06-17 | Gebe Martinez
    After twice postponing a highly anticipated meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders on immigration reform, the White House is under increasing pressure to get legislation done this year. Winning congressional approval of an immigration measure by December is a steep climb, with the economy, health care and energy higher on the president’s agenda. So far, Obama has promised only to begin the discussion at the summit set for next week. But if the president does not move quickly, he will suffer the same fate as his predecessor, President George W. Bush, who left office acknowledging that failure to...
  • McCain Calls Iranian Election "Rigged"

    06/16/2009 9:33:34 AM PDT · by meandog · 19 replies · 832+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 16, 2009
    Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, tackled some tough yet timely topics on The Washington Times' American Morning News Tuesday. Turmoil among voters in Iran, who have taken to the streets at their peril and in protest of alleged election rigging, had the senator issuing strong condemnations and a recommendation for the Obama administration. Mr. McCain said he believes Iran's presidential election was rigged and that the U.S. should do "whatever is necessary" to halt their nuclear weapons. "Look these people are bad people and I know that it was unpopular to call them part of an axis of evil or...
  • McCain buying new Ford hybrid

    06/15/2009 8:10:02 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 1,446+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-06-15
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican presidential nominee John McCain is getting a new set of wheels. The Arizona senator said on his Twitter feed Monday that he was buying a new Ford Fusion Hybrid. His office says he's getting the 2010 hybrid in silver and was impressed by its fuel-efficiency.
  • John McCain for President in 2012? He Says No [don't you dare run again, you scumbag RINO]

    06/07/2009 7:58:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies · 1,709+ views
    No often means yes in Washington, but we hear from Sen. John McCain's posse that he is not considering a 2012 rerun of his failed 2008 presidential campaign. (W beat him in the 2000 primary, remember.) Word came this week that he is mulling over another try, but a key insider says, "Ridiculous."
  • McCain’s Crooked Talk [**FLASHBACK 02/01/2008**]

    05/04/2009 9:10:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 638+ views
    National Review ^ | 2008-02-01 | Thomas Sowell
    We have been hearing for years that Senator John McCain gives “straight talk” and his bus has been endlessly referred to as the “Straight Talk Express.” But endless repetition does not make something true. The fact that McCain makes short, blunt statements does not make him a straight-talker. . . . . . Confronted with his lie on Wednesday night’s debate, McCain blustered and filibustered in a manner reminiscent of Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny, when he was caught in a lie during a navy inquiry. When confronted with any of his misdeeds, Senator McCain tends to fall back...
  • Political Notebook: Simcox not always on Team GOP [McCainiacs allege disloyalty]

    05/02/2009 7:43:33 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies · 1,629+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2009-05-02 | Daniel Scarpinato
    The campaign between Sen. John McCain and Chris Simcox is likely turn into a fight over who’s the real Republican. While Simcox has questioned McCain’s conservative credentials, turns out the activist has not exactly been a loyal member of the party from which he is now seeking a nod of approval.
  • Purge the RINOs and the RINO Apologists

    04/28/2009 7:57:14 PM PDT · by Natural Law · 82 replies · 1,817+ views
    4/28/09 | Natural law
    I am as sick to death of RINO apologists as I am the RINOs themselves. Too many real conservatives took a lot of flack here on FR during the last mid term and presidential election cycles for expecting Republicans to actually legislate like Republicans rather voting for every Obama-lite candidate with an “R” after their names who just might be electable. To too many, elections are about partisan score keeping and not about the direction and future of the country. Many conservatives received a lot of undeserved criticism because they refused to vote straight party line or choose the lesser...
  • John McCain has FINALLY met his match

    04/27/2009 4:39:05 AM PDT · by libstripper · 70 replies · 1,889+ views
    World Net Daily (Minueman PAC ad) ^ | April 26, 2009 | Minuteman PAC
    We've been preparing for weeks to announce the "Big News"... IT'S HERE!!! Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has just announced his resignation from the presidency of MCDC in order to launch a full-scale campaign for U.S. Senate against John McCain!
  • McCain challenger Simcox has challenges all his own [McCainiacs attack Simcox as disloyal to GOP]

    04/26/2009 8:22:41 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,187+ views
    He's flip-flopped, strayed, say some border activists. BY DANIEL SCARPINATO PHOENIX — When Chris Simcox announced last week that he would challenge Arizona Sen. John McCain in the 2010 Republican primary, he arrived at a state Capitol in the traditional politician garb, a suit and tie. Gone were the signature jeans and ball cap he often wore during his days patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border as a founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. "It's part of the uniform," Simcox said in an interview Friday about his makeover. "I had to learn to tie a tie," joked the 48-year-old activist, who...
  • McCain faces serious primary challenge

    04/24/2009 7:42:37 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 873+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2009-04-24 | Kevin Jackson
    Meet "Juan" McCain. You already know him as John McCain, however you can expect McCain to get much more in touch with his inner illegal alien. McCain will finally get a serious primary challenge for his Senate seat from Chris Simcox, a founder of the Minutemen organization. How better to draw attention to ineffectual RINOs like McCain, than to take one out, and deservedly so. McCain's has been pandering to illegal aliens for the sake of votes. Because the fact of the matter is that no country in the world sanctions illegal immigration. (Except now, apparently, the United States.) I...
  • Simcox kicks off Senate campaign; blames McCain for border violence

    04/22/2009 1:24:09 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 1,070+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2009-04-22 | Daniel Scarpinato
    PHOENIX — Minuteman founder Chris Simcox announced his bid for U.S. Senate against John McCain Wednesday, blaming the senator for deaths caused from violence on the Mexican border and promising a national campaign to unseat the four-term incumbent. “We have the ability to run a national campaign as well as a state campaign,” Simcox said outside the Arizona state Capitol. “There are millions of supporters around the country who have been waiting for some leadership in Washington to take on this border security issue.” Simcox — who as president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has toured the country —...
  • Minuteman founder Simcox to run against McCain [AZ 2010] [the end of McCain?]

    04/21/2009 11:51:46 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 193 replies · 8,110+ views
    The Arizona Capitol Times ^ | 2009-04-21 | Jim Small
    Sen. John McCain will face a challenge from the right in next year's Republican primary, as one of the country's most prominent border hawks will announce his candidacy for Arizona's Senate seat on April 22. Chris Simcox, who founded the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, will file campaign paperwork today to formalize his challenge of McCain, who has angered conservative Republicans for his stances on a variety of issues - most prominently, illegal immigration and border security. Simcox will represent a stark contrast in Republican ideology compared to that of McCain, said Eric Johnson, a senior advisor to Simcox and former...
  • McCain facing 2010 primary

    04/21/2009 9:25:25 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 147 replies · 3,375+ views
    Politico ^ | Ben Smith
    Social conservatives tolerated John McCain as the party's nominee, but never trusted him, and he now appears to be facing a serious primary from the right in Arizona next year. Chris Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and a prominent figure in the anti-immigration movement, is announcing today he's resigned from the group to run in the 2010 Senate primary. From a forthcoming release: "John McCain has failed miserably in his duty to secure this nation's borders and protect the people of Arizona from the escalating violence and lawlessness," Simcox said. "He has fought real efforts over...
  • PART VI - JUST SAY NO: To John McCain -- and not a PENNY to the RNC this election cycle

    03/24/2008 7:31:09 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 51 replies · 528+ views ^ | Monday, 24 March 2008 | David C. Osborne
    PART SIX -- in my JUST SAY NO SERIES: KeyWord: JustSayNo2JohnMcCain.... The focus of PART SIX in my "Just say no" series is on the RNC itself.. I have recieved several solicitations/phone calls from various RNC fund raising efforts, Have You? I would like to encourage you to JUST SAY NO - To the RNC this cycle... I would encourage you to send any contributions you have made in the past to the RNC to CONSERVATIVE candidates for the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. I know this will take extra time/effort, but we need to send the message that...
  • "The Conservative Man's Prayer" - CARTOON ...

    03/24/2008 5:23:17 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 44 replies · 1,370+ views ^ | 3/24/2008 | IPWGOP
      March 24, 2008   This cartoon/graphic is free for noncommercial use in emails, blogs, and forums.
  • McCain’s Illegal Alien Madness: Ignoring Existing Immigration Laws

    03/21/2008 10:09:57 AM PDT · by AuntB · 34 replies · 1,105+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Mar. 20, 2008 | John Lillpop
    As Senator John McCain slips further and further into the grips of age-realted dementia, his arguments in favor of legalizing 38 million illegal aliens become more and more specious. In 2007, for instance, McCain issued a very bizarre challenge to American patriots who oppose the amnesty travesty that McCain favors. Speaking at a fund-raiser in Houston, the senator said: "I think it’s (immigration reform) a matter of national security,” McCain said, “and to do nothing - to leave the status quo - would be an abrogation of our responsibilities to the American people.” The addled senator added, “If they’ve got...
  • McCain rejects Barletta invite

    03/20/2008 2:31:58 PM PDT · by radar101 · 30 replies · 715+ views
    Citizens Voice ^ | 03/20/2008 | BORYS KRAWCZENIUK
    Arizona Sen. John McCain, who blamed illegal immigration Monday for Republican losses in major congressional races, has rejected Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta’s invitation to discuss the issue. “Sen. McCain truly appreciates your invitation and the valuable opportunity it represents,” Jo Black, a scheduling official in the presumptive Republican nominee’s presidential campaign, wrote in a letter to Barletta’s congressional campaign Wednesday. The letter cited “tremendous demands” on McCain’s time and a “large volume of similar requests.” Efforts to reach McCain’s campaign were unsuccessful. Last week, Barletta invited McCain and the Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, to come...
  • McCain Cautions GOP On Immigration

    03/17/2008 2:31:33 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 94 replies · 2,068+ views
    The Politico ^ | 17 March 2008 | Josh Kraushaar
    (The Politico) "The hot-button issue of immigration doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon – at least not in Republican circles. On NPR’s “Morning Edition” today, John McCain suggested that strong anti-immigrant rhetoric contributed to two recent, high-profile GOP Congressional losses – of former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, who badly lost to Sen. Bob Casey in 2006, and Jim Oberweis, who lost the heavily Republican seat of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert this month in a special election.

    03/12/2008 8:52:16 PM PDT · by Christopher Schwinger · 54 replies · 727+ views
    To the Leaders of the Republican National Committee and the Members of the State Legislature in the state of_________________: We, the undersigned registered members of the Republican Party in the state of ____________________, hereby protest and reject the current and ongoing results of the 2008 Republican presidential primary selection process on the grounds that the incongruous methods, rules, and provisions set forth by the individual and various state Republican National Committee Leaders, and the members of the various State Legislatures, have failed to provide the members of the Republican Party across the nation with an effective primary election process, thwarted...

    02/16/2008 1:49:07 PM PST · by Witch-king of Angmar · 396 replies · 1,347+ views
    Don Feder's Cold Steel Caucus ^ | 02/14/2008 | Don Feder
    I just got back from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., where conservatives began lining up behind a man who’s been sticking it to us for years. By a process of self-hypnosis, many have managed to convince themselves that McCain is actually one of us. Not for nothing did Benjamin Disraeli call conservatives the stupid party. What part of John McCain do we not get? McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Feingold, McCain-Lieberman, McCain-Edwards -- among other socialist, anti-speech, open-borders, enviro-Marxist measures he’s co-sponsored with the hardcore left of the Democratic Party over the years. If Il Duce had served with...
  • McCain topper to allies: Stay on message (Talking Points For ALL To Follow)

    03/12/2008 11:27:16 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 87 replies · 1,174+ views
    Politico ^ | March 11, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    After being forced to respond to three separate incidents in recent weeks of conservatives alluding to Barack Obama's middle name, John McCain's campaign manager today sent a memo to top supporters urging them to stick to the campaign's preferred message -- and to avoid taking gratuitous shots at their Democratic rivals. "We expect that all supporters, surrogates and staff will hold themselves to similarly high standards when they are representing the campaign. To help guide you, please find talking points below."
  • How Conservatives See John McCain (Powerline talks with Mark Levin)

    03/10/2008 9:16:44 AM PDT · by jdm · 96 replies · 1,722+ views
    Powerline ^ | March 10, 2008 | Staff
    Over the weekend, Paul did a post that talked about demands that some conservatives are making on John McCain as the soon-to-be Republican nominee. I added some comments of my own; it's fair to say that both Paul and I are skeptical of the reasonableness of such demands. That prompted an email from talk radio host Mark Levin, the subject heading of which was "John, Did You Actually Mean to Write This?" This initiated an exchange between Mark and me, which, with Mark's permission, I'm reproducing below: John, did you actually mean to write this? If there are conservatives who...
  • Obama Raises $55 Million - Clinton $35 Million - McCain $12 Million

    03/10/2008 1:02:19 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 44 replies · 959+ views
    AP ^ | 09 March 2008 | Libby Quaid
    "Last month alone, Obama raised $55 million, and Clinton $35 million. McCain, in contrast, was on track to raise $12 million, about the same as in January, according to his campaign." Maybe it's time for McCain to say something ugly about Conservatives? That always helped before.
  • McCain Campaign Condemns Backer's Obama Remarks (Congressman Steve King gets the McCain treatment)

    03/10/2008 3:31:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 91 replies · 1,619+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 3/10/08 | Mike Shear
    A spokeswoman for Sen. John McCain today condemned comments by Iowa Rep. Steve King (R), who on Friday said terrorists would be "dancing in the streets" if Barack Obama is elected president. "The Senator rejects the type of politics that degrades our civics and this campaign will be about the future of our country," Communications Director Jill Hazelbaker said. "[Sen.] McCain could not be clearer on how he views these types of comments and obviously that view extends to Congressman King's statement." King, a three-term Republican, made the remarks to a radio station Friday as he announced his bid for...
  • McCain lashes Democrats for "NAFTA-bashing"

    03/11/2008 9:33:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 150 replies · 1,615+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/08 | Steve Holland
    ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain criticized his Democratic rivals on Tuesday for pledging to renegotiate a hemispheric trade treaty that Democrats blame for U.S. manufacturing job losses. At a town-hall meeting in St. Louis, the Arizona senator also called for the Democratic-controlled U.S. Congress to approve a free-trade treaty with Colombia that is being stymied on Capitol Hill. "On trade, I'm a free trader," McCain told employees at Savvis Internet company, a session dominated by questions about the ailing U.S. economy. McCain, the likely Republican nominee to run in the November election, is spending the week...
  • Looking Presidential With the nomination wrapped up, McCain plots his campaign

    03/09/2008 8:28:10 AM PDT · by OnRiver · 20 replies · 542+ views
    Weekly Standard, ^ | 03/09/2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    McCain will begin a cross-country tour emphasizing his life story. His advisers believe that while most Americans have a vague sense that McCain served his country in the military and in political life, they don't actually know his story. This trip--the "Service to America" tour--is intended to fill out that narrative.
  • Bill to improve health care…in Mexico!

    02/08/2008 2:25:14 PM PST · by angelcindy · 33 replies · 449+ views ^ | February 7th, 2008 | Brad
    What would Americans think, then, of a member of Congress who introduced legislation, not to improve health care in the United States, but to improve health care in Mexico? What would Americans think, then, of a member of Congress who introduced legislation, not to improve health care in the United States, but to improve health care in Mexico? Even more unbelievable, the senator who sponsored the bill is not on the verge of being thrown out of office for this odious piece of legislation. No, the senator who introduced the bill, Senator John McCain of Arizona, is on the verge...
  • Immigration split still hangs over McCain and Republicans

    03/06/2008 5:53:24 PM PST · by BGHater · 78 replies · 600+ views
    Politico ^ | 05 Mar 2008 | Patrick O'Connor
    While John McCain was being coronated as the heir apparent at a highly publicized White House meeting with President Bush, his colleagues on Capitol Hill couldn't resist rolling out what could be described as a Lou Dobbs dream package of immigration bills. It was one of those moments where one had to wonder if the right hand of the Republican Party was talking to the left, er, moderate hand. Immigration is the preeminent issue that has divided McCain from his party, as he has supported an ill-fated comprehensive immigration overhaul, including a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Since that...
  • Dear Senator McCain.... [middle east policy]

    03/07/2008 5:14:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies · 229+ views
    Arutz Shevza ^ | 3-7-08 | Gerald A. Honigman
    Dear Senator McCain.... by Gerald A. Honigman Here's my dilemma. Dear Senator John McCain, I have followed your career fairly closely over the years, often with pride. So, here's my dilemma. Coming home from work recently, I heard on the news that James Baker III has endorsed your candidacy. The problem emerges from your end of this story. Please read these excerpts from a Jason Maoz article on May 12, 2006 in McCain told Haaretz that as president, he would "micromanage" US policy toward Israel... would dispatch "the smartest guy I know" to the region.... Asked who that "smartest...
  • John McCain armed the KLA, Politika

    03/03/2008 2:30:57 PM PST · by kronos77 · 13 replies · 1,201+ views
    “He did everything that we asked of him, including arming the KLA”, said Albanian lobbyist Joe DioGuardi. The Albanians collected one million dollars for the presidential campaign of this senator. Americans of Albanian heritage collected a million dollars in one evening for the presidential campaign of Republican Senator John McCain, said the Albanian American Civic League yesterday, the lobby group headed by former Congressman Joe DioGuardi. A reception for McCain was held January 22 at the Saint Regis Hotel in Manhatten, and the senator, who is now leading in the runoff for the Republican party candidacy in the November elections,...