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  • Why Endorse McCain?

    07/01/2010 9:49:00 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 1, 2010 4:00 A.M | Andrew C. McCarthy
    I haven’t been keeping score, but my sense has been that National Review stays out of Republican congressional primary races, at least most of the time. This is a good thing. It reflects an ethos focused on the strategic direction of the conservative movement rather than tactical politics. It underscores that issues are more critical to us than personalities. As a practical matter, moreover, it avoids diminishing the magazine’s prestige. A candidate who wins despite NR’s endorsement of his opponent could become hostile — and less open to our ideas — especially because he knows NR’s endorsement of the other...
  • Why Endorse McCain? (McCarthy takes NR Girlymen bosses to woodshed)

    07/01/2010 1:52:34 AM PDT · by pissant · 17 replies
    Nat Review ^ | July 1, 2010 | Andy McCarthy
    haven’t been keeping score, but my sense has been that National Review stays out of Republican congressional primary races, at least most of the time. This is a good thing. It reflects an ethos focused on the strategic direction of the conservative movement rather than tactical politics. It underscores that issues are more critical to us than personalities. As a practical matter, moreover, it avoids diminishing the magazine’s prestige. A candidate who wins despite NR’s endorsement of his opponent could become hostile — and less open to our ideas — especially because he knows NR’s endorsement of the other guy...
  • McCain uses infomercial stars to poke fun at rival [McLame vx. J.D.]

    06/29/2010 1:30:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 35 replies
    Matthew Lesko and Miss Cleo make appearances in John McCain's latest Web video poking fun at his Republican challenger's role as an infomercial pitchman. McCain's re-election campaign on Tuesday released the video featuring half-famous stars from late-night television. The video also recalls a handful of gaffes that have put J.D. Hayworth in an uncomfortable spotlight. The ad follows the revelation last week that Hayworth filmed a 2007 infomercial pitching the services of a Florida company accused of taking advantage of its customers. Hayworth says he didn't properly research the company. His campaign on Monday released three videos of Hayworth addressing...
  • National Review sells out (was threatened?) and endorses McCain

    06/28/2010 4:29:57 PM PDT · by Bratch · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | June 28th, 2010 | Rachel Alexander
    What has happened to National Review? The magazine started by William F. Buckley that once stood for conservative libertarian principles has gone out of its way twice now to endorse liberal Republican John McCain for Senate in the Republican primary over the very conservative JD Hayworth. Hayworth has a lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union of 98% over his 12 years in Congress; the same lifetime rating as the most conservative Senator in Congress, Jim DeMint. McCain has an 81% lifetime rating. JD clearly comes from the conservative wing of the Republican Party, McCain comes from the liberal wing....
  • McCain, Once More

    06/28/2010 6:01:29 AM PDT · by 11th Commandment · 26 replies
    NRO ^ | June 28, 2010 | The Editors
    That this magazine has not always agreed with Sen. John McCain’s judgments is an understatement. For a few years at the start of the decade, not an issue went by, it seemed, without our feeling obligated to criticize the Arizona Republican. That conservatives in his state should be in the market for a senator who agrees with them more consistently is not remarkable. If McCain had a different challenger, we might think differently. But, taken together, these considerations move us to suggest that Arizona Republicans nominate Senator McCain. If ever we needed legislators who favor a resolute foreign policy and...
  • Hypocrisy: McCain website prominently contains lengthy info on how to receive government grants

    The McCain campaign has been brutally attacking JD Hayworth for appearing in an informercial on how to apply for government grants. Hypocritically, McCain's own Senate website prominently features a lengthy list of government grants to apply for. It is disturbing that due to the $5 million war chest the McCain campaign already had when it came into the Senate race, plus threatening people away who dare to support Hayworth, that the McCain campaign has been able to divert attention in the race to the 1% difference Hayworth shares with Senator Jim DeMint, the most conservative member in all of Congress....
  • McCain’s Challenger Says He Regrets Infomercial

    06/25/2010 3:26:57 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06-25-10 | Eliza Gray
    Former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth, the Republican primary challenger to Sen. John McCain in Arizona, said he had made a “mistake’’ in acting as a spokesman for a company that has been criticized for misleading consumers, the Associated Press reported. In an infomercial taped in 2007, the National Grants Committee invited viewers to a seminar to learn how to access “hundreds of billions” of government grant money. “It is for real!” Hayworth assured viewers, waiving his hands for emphasis. “Now, I understand the skepticism, in part because President Regan used to say the greatest contradiction ever uttered was ‘I’m from...
  • McCain-Hayworth debates set

    06/25/2010 2:47:07 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 28 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | June 25, 2010 | Phoenix Business Journal
    U.S. Sen. John McCain and challenger J.D. Hayworth will get some face-to-face time next month amid their contentious Republican primary battle. The two will meet July 16 in Phoenix in a debate hosted by KTVK Channel 3 and July 17 in Tucson in an event put on by PBS affiliate KUAS. Hayworth has criticized McCain for his support of immigration reform the Troubled Assets Relief Program bailout in 2008. McCain has focused on Hayworth’s ethics, hammering the former congressman for appearing in 2007 informercials promoting Florida company that promised customers greater access to government grant money. That company was subject...
  • Poll: McCain 52%, Hayworth 29% (Yeah, right)

    06/24/2010 6:13:42 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 25 replies
    John McCain leads J.D. Hayworth by 23 points.........
  • Election 2010: Arizona Republican Primary for Senate (McCain 47%, Hayworth 36% Deakin 7%)

    06/22/2010 3:00:31 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 21 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 6-22-10 | Scott Rasmussen
    Longtime Senator John McCain continues to lead Arizona’s Republican Primary by double digits but remains in the same narrow range of support he’s drawn since January............
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain, Brewer top opponents in latest poll (McCain 47, Hayworth 36, Deakin 7)

    06/22/2010 11:28:24 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 337 replies · 2+ views
    U.S. Sen. John McCain and Gov. Jan Brewer continue to hold leads over their opponents, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll. In a June 16 poll of 707 likely Republican primary voters, McCain is leading the three-way primary with 47 percent support. Former Congressman J.D. Hayworth stands at 36 percent, while veteran Jim Deakin has 7 percent. While the poll shows a continuing lead — McCain was at 52 percent to Hayworth’s 40 percent last month — a longstanding political rule-of-thumb indicates incumbents are vulnerable when they slip below the 50 percent mark.
  • McCain Is Now Running Just to Stay in Place

    06/22/2010 5:28:18 AM PDT · by Palter · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 June 2010 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    He still tells the story about the call he got at 2 a.m. from the woman in Chandler who was upset about changes in her garbage pick up, and the ossified joke concerning two Irish brothers (“The only ethnic group in America you can still joke about”) boozed up at a bar. Just as he did in 2008, and 2000, and most likely in the tender years of his earliest campaigns here — long before “that one,” maverick, and not-a-maverick — he takes extra time for veterans, freshly scrubbed little kids and older women who wait patiently at the back...
  • Big Government Hayworth (McCain foe yet another RINO)

    06/21/2010 7:50:35 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | on 6.21.10 @ 6:10PM | By Philip Klein
    I understand why many Arizona Republicans would want to dump John McCain for a more conservative Senator, but I've never understood those who argue that J.D. Hayworth is the conservative who should replace McCain. Hayworth, after all, was a top recipent of donations linked to corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and was a reliable vote for President Bush's big government agenda. The weakness of Hayworth's claim to be a small government conservative was brought into sharper focus with the release of [a] 2007 infomercial that Hayworth recorded for the National Grants Conference, which offers seminars on how to people can get...
  • Video: The lost JD Hayworth infomercial (Aw, crap! Alert - JD on how to get "free" taxpayer money)

    06/21/2010 2:24:17 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 61 replies
    Hot Air (and National Review) ^ | 6-21-10 | Allahpundit
    Alternate headline: “McCain rival maybe a little too maverick-y.” John McCormack’s touting this as a potential campaign-ender, but is it really? It’s FUBAR, sure, but hasn’t JD already been thoroughly kookified by McCain’s attack ads, including one describing him as among the very dumbest members of Congress? Crankishness was priced into the value of his political stock long ago. Besides, most of the people who are still with him at this point are surely diehard McCain-haters, prone to shiver at the mere mention of the word “Maverick.” Hayworth could don a Lesko jacket and jaunty Willy Wonka top hat and...
  • McCAIN'S FRIVOLOUS COMPLAINT REJECTED UNANIMOUSLY BY FEC

    06/17/2010 8:49:09 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 15 replies · 318+ views
    Phoenix, AZ (June 16) - In a unanimous decision, three Democrats andthree Republicans on the Federal Election Commission, threw out afrivolous complaint by a shill for Sen. John McCain. Former Attorney General Grant Woods filed a complaint claimingthen-unannounced U.S. Senate Candidate J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) was usinghis radio show in December of 2009 to further his political aspirations. Hayworth was not a candidate for office and did not announce hiscandidacy until months later. At the time Woods, who once served asMcCain's chief of staff, freely admitted he talked to McCain about thecomplaint. "It was no surprise that Sen. Mc Cain wanted...
  • Stop the Obama Agenda - Support Nan Hayworth for Congress vs. John Hall (NY-District 19)

    06/14/2010 7:31:52 PM PDT · by Raquel · 3 replies · 147+ views
    Political Blog ^ | June 14, 2010 | Raquel Okyay
    From the town of Goshen to Mt. Kisco – Congressional District 19 – representing five counties North of New York City is the premier “suburb” of the “City.” Residents there are friendly, fervently patriotic and definitely displeased with the way the Obama Administration and its parroting Democrat -controlled Congress are governing domestic and foreign affairs. It is the same rallying cry from across the Nation – the People are in an uproar – Washington D.C. continues to ignore calls for restraint and Americans are more than displeased actually, from New York to Arizona, they are FED UP with the constant...
  • Hayworth hits McCain for fundraiser's Ponzi scheme

    06/10/2010 2:20:46 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 47 replies · 1,790+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 6/10/10 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    A now-disbarred Florida lawyer who admitted to orchestrating a huge Ponzi scheme gave more than $180,000 to Arizona Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, contributions that McCain's Senate rival is now making an issue in their competitive primary. Scott Rothstein was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison after he confessed to running a $1.2 billion fraud using faked legal settlements. Rothstein also was a key contributor and fundraiser who bundled more than $500,000 in campaign contributions for McCain's 2008 race, according to the campaign finance watchdog Center for Responsive Politics.
  • Wife alleges Minuteman founder threatened family

    06/08/2010 4:48:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies · 57+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    A man who recently served as an adviser to John McCain's rival and once helped launch the Minuteman border watch movement has been accused by his estranged wife of threatening to kill their family and any police who try to protect them. Chris Simcox's wife, who is seeking a divorce, alleges in court documents he brandished a gun and threatened to shoot his family on at least two occasions in late 2009 _ four years after he became instrumental in founding the Minuteman movement, which brought thousands of anti-illegal immigration activists to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border and report suspected illegal...
  • Fierce struggle for McCain to retain Arizona seat

    06/06/2010 11:56:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 83 replies · 1,237+ views
    A serious re-election fight wasn't what Republican John McCain expected when he returned to the Senate after losing the presidency. Yet that's just what he's got. The four-term senator is battling for his political life in a race that embodies the volatility of an unpredictable election year. He's facing former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, a fellow Republican pushing him farther to the right as GOP voters demand conservative purity in their candidates and punish anyone with ties to Washington establishment. Two longtime Senate incumbents have fallen _ Bob Bennett, R-Utah, and Arlen Specter, D-Pa. A third _ Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark. _...
  • What America would look like without borders (in 2003, McCain wanted free healthcare for illegals)

    06/05/2010 12:51:29 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 2 replies · 686+ views
    The New American ^ | 06-SEP-04
    McCain's solution to the borderland healthcare crisis is to skim more from our paychecks to cover the mounting losses. On January 10, 2003, Senators McCain and Kyl wrote President Bush "requesting an additional $200 million dollars ... to ease the financial burden that uncompensated health care for undocumented immigrants places on the states' hospitals."