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  • McCain: A National Disgrace

    02/06/2011 9:17:12 AM PST · by USSR Didnt Fall · 79 replies
    Rant | Feb 6, 2011 | TRT
    John McCain, so called maverick who at every turn has used his political capital to move this nation far left in the name of moderation. I worked for his campaign in 2008 because of his VP choice, and knew the background of the person he was running against. Immediately, I saw how unorganized his operations were and it seemed to me they were just going through the motions. The more I heard John say we need to tone down the rhetoric, the harder it became to show up and make calls. But once again I knew there was a promising...
  • Obama, McCain end long-running feud (Obama, McCain meet to plot next amnesty push)

    02/02/2011 7:11:04 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2011-02-02 | Steve Holland
    (snip) Having a better relationship with Obama allows McCain to have the president's ear on his key priorities, while Obama can gain a clearer picture of what is happening on the Republican side by talking to McCain. While there was no doubt they have differences on many policy issues, Obama and McCain discussed areas where common ground between Democrats and Republicans might be found. McCain spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan said they discussed the situation in the Egypt and the Middle East, immigration reform and border security, free trade and ways to end pet spending projects called "earmarks" that are tucked into...
  • McCain releases Spanish language ad (McCain claims he is "getting economy...back on its feet")

    09/24/2010 5:15:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2010-09-24 | Rhonda Bodfield
    U.S. Sen. John McCain launched a 60-second, Spanish-language radio ad Friday, saying he’s working against higher taxes, to help rebuild the economy and protecting Arizona’s military bases. The ad comes as McCain and three challengers vying for his seat — including former Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman — face off Sunday in a televised debate, which is expected to be the only one this election cycle. The debate, held in Phoenix, begins at 6 p.m. and will be televised live on KTTU Channel 18 in Tucson. (snip) Here’s the English translation: These are tough times in Arizona. Takes strong men...
  • McCain Considering Support for the Democrats' DREAM Act

    09/15/2010 1:23:39 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 140 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/15/10
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmoMGrBs5wc Are we really surprised?
  • John McCain -Aiding the liberals land grab & illegal alien incursion

    09/07/2010 3:50:59 PM PDT · by AuntB · 24 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | Sept. 7, 2010 | Thetowncrier
    Don't you wonder what ELSE McCain has been up to since he bought his Arizona senate seat AGAIN????? Time will tell! (Yes..I said bought...about $75.00 per vote!) Sept. 7, 2010 - Twenty-three Senators gave their support to a deceptive bill S.B. 1689 that will, among other things, create an illegal immigration superhighway, remove access to natural resources, and strip ranchers of their grazing rights, all under the excuse of “preserving” wilderness. 23 voted to move S.B. 1689 to the floor including, McCain, Alexander, Landrieu, and Lincoln. Headline: Senators support illegal immigration super highway SB 1689 [snip]When New Mexico's Senators Jeff...
  • McCain wants Obama to visit border (McCain admits U.S. has failed to secure border with Mexico)

    09/05/2010 7:40:09 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 130 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-09-05 | Meredith Shiner
    If President Barack Obama made time to travel to southern Arizona, he'd realize the urgency of securing America's border, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday. "I'd love for the president to come and visit the border, unfortunately he hasn't seemed to have time to do so," McCain said on "Fox News Sunday." "If anybody hasn't seen what's happening south of our border, they have been oblivious to the terrible, terrible struggle that's down there." "We've got to get our border secured," the senator declared. (snip) The senator slammed the lawsuit as another example of the disconnect between the beltway and...
  • McCain drops by Kingman to speak with area Realtors (where he touts amnesty, mortgage bailouts)

    09/04/2010 7:25:03 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    The Daily Miner, Kingman, Ariz. ^ | 2010-09-03 | Suzanne Adams
    (snip) Aid to the housing market should have been included with the plan to bail out the banks, McCain said. But several in Congress felt that once the banks were bailed out, the banks would turn around and offer loans and other help to the real estate market. That didn't happen, McCain said. The real problem is Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, he said. The federal government has dumped $45 billion into the two programs, the same outfits that caused the housing crisis by giving out loans to people who couldn't afford to pay them back, he said."I want everyone...
  • Will the Real John McCain Please Stand Up?

    08/23/2010 12:24:45 PM PDT · by AuntB · 59 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Aug.23, 2010 | Suzy Khimm
    A Senator’s journey from bipartisan maverick to right-wing ideologue—one flip-flop at a time. In theory, John McCain's right-wing madness could come to an end on Tuesday, when he is expected to prevail over former Rep. JD Hayworth in Arizona’s Senate primary. Faced with a stiff conservative challenge, McCain has spent this election cycle defying many of his long-held moderate positions. In fact, his transformation from aisle-crossing, party-bucking maverick (see this 1998 Mother Jones interview) to cookie-cutter conservative has been years in the making. During his 2008 presidential bid, he began to lurch rightward on a litany of issues in his...
  • In upcoming primaries, establishment candidates may prosper (WaPo cheering for McCain)

    08/22/2010 10:05:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-08-22 | Dan Balz
    Tuesday's primaries in Arizona and Florida appear likely to deliver a few surprises -- surprises, that is, for anyone who accepted the conventional wisdom of just a few months ago. Back then, Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) was considered in danger of becoming the next victim of a tea party uprising that was threatening Republican candidates who were seen as straying from conservative orthodoxy. In what was taken as a sign of his nervousness, he brought in his 2008 vice presidential running mate, Sarah Palin, who vouched for his conservative bona fides. Now he enjoys a double-digit lead in the...
  • McCain pays heavy price for reelection (MCNASTY ALERT)

    08/22/2010 9:56:46 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-08-22 | David Catanese
    John McCain holds a comfortable lead in the contentious Arizona Republican Senate primary, according to the most recent public polling, making him the strong favorite against former Rep. J.D. Hayworth on Tuesday. But it’s been a costly road to a fifth term for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, and the experience is likely to leave a lasting and unsightly stain on his legacy. It’s not just the $20 million he’s spent already this election or the scorched earth campaign that he’s run. Rather, it’s the choices he’s made and the positions he’s embraced — and what it reveals about him...
  • Why John McCain isn't in more trouble for Arizona Senate primary

    08/21/2010 11:10:16 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 42 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 20, 2010 | Lourdes Medrano, Tucson, Ariz
    The whispers in the spring were that Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party's presidential candidate in 2008, was vulnerable to an upset from the right when he sought reelection to the Senate this year. Now, in the home stretch toward Arizona’s primary election on Tuesday, such talk has largely faded.   -SNIP-   Like Hayworth, there are others who don't buy the notion that McCain has given up on enacting comprehensive immigration reform, which includes a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants. For instance, Americans for Legal Immigration political action committee (ALIPAC) announced Thursday it’s mobilizing a network of...
  • McCain: 'I have not changed in my positions'

    08/17/2010 12:59:10 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 78 replies
    msnbc ^ | 8/17/2010 | Jill Lawrence
    Former presidential nominee slams 'Eastern press' QUEEN CREEK, ARIZ. — It's dark, but still an oppressive 102 degrees, when Sen. John McCain agrees to talk to me in a parking lot next to his campaign SUV (flex-fuel and energy efficient, I'm assured). It's revved and running, no doubt for the air- conditioned comfort of those inside, but perhaps also for a quick getaway if needed. I have a feeling our time will be short, so I plunge quickly into questions about the upcoming Aug. 24 Republican Senate primary . "Why are you spending so much money?" I ask ( nearly...
  • 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 tries to align Hayworth with Obama (McNasty Alert)

    08/14/2010 5:46:50 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2010-08-14 | Rhonda Bodfield
    In a rapid turnaround trying to capitalize on a J.D Hayworth comment at a tea party rally earlier this week, U.S. Sen. John McCain released a new web video drumming Hayworth for reportedly preferring President Obama to the Republican incumbent senator. The video begins with a picture of President Obama and lists a litany of criticisms, from the 9.5 percent unemployment rate, to the $13 trillion national debt and the lawsuit against Arizona’s immigration law. The text interrupts with, “but J.D. says he’d rather have Barack Obama as president.”
  • In fight for re-election, John McCain takes on harder conservative persona

    08/13/2010 2:56:26 PM PDT · by devane617 · 45 replies
    TampaBay.com ^ | 08/13/2010 | Alex Leary
    GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. — Times are strange for a recovering maverick. "You've been the first one who's run across the aisle," a woman seated in front of Sen. John McCain said accusingly. "Do you have a question?" he snapped. "Do you have a question, really?" "How can we believe you now if in the past you were so different?" The question could have come from any of the 150 people who filled a rec center in this retirement community 30 minutes south of Tucson. Even among loyalists, it looms. Who is the real John McCain? The 2008 Republican presidential nominee...
  • McCain discusses issues in visit to Go Daddy (McCain denies pushing amnesty for illegals)

    08/12/2010 3:37:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-08-12 | Jane Larson
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  • 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>
  • McCain worries about Snooki after her arrest

    08/11/2010 11:55:22 AM PDT · by Justaham · 25 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8-11-10 | Christina Wilkie
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) expressed concern on Tuesday for his pal Snooki Pallozzi after the "Jersey Shore" star was arrested last week for disorderly conduct on a Seaside, N.J., public beach. The senator was speaking to a radio host of KTAR Radio in Arizona, who asked McCain what his thoughts were on Snooki's arrest. The raunchy reality star was held in jail for a few hours, then released.
  • Hayworth suggests McCain would be worse than Obama

    08/10/2010 7:24:42 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies · 2+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-08-10
    PHOENIX (AP) - John McCain's Republican primary challenger suggests the country would be worse off had McCain won the 2008 presidential election. (snip) Responding to a question from the audience at a Phoenix tea party meeting Monday, Hayworth says he doesn't like President Barack Obama, but a moderate Republican would be even worse than the Democrat. Speaking of the Arizona senator, Hayworth says: "I think the last thing we needed was a progressive trying to wear a Republican cloth coat as president of the United States."
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Watch J.D.’s Game Changing New Ad (Juan McCain: "I chose lying")

    08/06/2010 10:26:38 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Video at YouTube link.
  • New ad quotes McCain admitting to lying in past

    08/05/2010 8:11:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 62 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-08-05
    PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain's Republican primary challenger has released a new ad using McCain's own voice admitting to lying in the past. Former congressman J.D. Hayworth's campaign released the commercial Thursday. It uses McCain's voice from the recording of his 2002 book, in which McCain recalls publicly supporting South Carolina's right to fly the Confederate flag, even though he personally opposed it. McCain says on the recording: " ... it could come down to lying or losing. I chose lying." The ad suggests McCain is again lying about his record on illegal immigration.
  • McCain: Unions trying to legalize, recruit illegal immigrants (MCCAIN FLIP FLOP ON ACORN, SEIU)

    07/28/2010 3:02:43 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-07-29 | Jordan Fabian
    Labor unions oppose the Arizona immigration law because some of them want to legalize then recruit illegals into their ranks, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday. McCain specifically mentioned the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) as one union that wants to engage in the practice since it represents many people who work in the tourism industry, which he said employs many illegal immigrants. "They want to have them declared legal to recruit them into unions,” he said in an appearance on the conservative Michael Medved radio show.
  • Arizona Republican Primary: McCain 54%, Hayworth 34%

    07/26/2010 6:56:45 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 25, 2010 | Rasmussen Reports
    Senator John McCain has opened a 20-point lead over former Congressman J.D. Hayworth in Arizona’s Republican Senate Primary race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely GOP Primary Voters in the state shows McCain attracting 54% of the vote, while Hayworth earns 34%. For Hayworth, this represents another decline in support. In April, he picked up 42% of the vote. That fell to 40% in May, 36% in June and 34% in July.
  • McCain will remove sheriff's name from ad (MCFRAUD ALERT)

    07/19/2010 5:19:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Senator John McCain's camp is apologizing to Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada for an ad running featuring Estrada's name. Sheriff Estrada has come out saying he does not support the senator. McCain's ad features several Arizona sheriff's taking his side. Towards the middle of the ad you see Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada's name scroll along the bottom. "I thought it was a mistake. They shouldn't have had that name in there and I did talk to some of the aids for senator McCain and I set the record straight on that I am not...
  • John McCain Decimated by JD Hayworth in Second Senate Primary Debate

    07/19/2010 3:35:32 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 368 replies · 8+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 2010-07-18 | Rachel Alexander
    McCain calls Hayworth a "pig." He desperately defends his flip-flops and record of voting for the billion dollar pork TARP bailouts which included $150 billion in earmarks, co-sponsoring amnesty with Ted Kennedy and cap and trade legislation with Joe Lieberman, and voting against tax cuts twice. Hayworth easily proves that he is much more conservative than McCain on the very things McCain has been attacking him on – pork and earmarks. In their second, and likely final, Senate primary debate, JD Hayworth again easily defeated John McCain. McCain avoided discussing real issues, where he has a record of flip-flopping in...
  • Obama still McCain campaign nemesis

    07/18/2010 11:00:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-07-18 | Alexander Burns
    TUCSON, Ariz. – Fighting the last war is supposed to be a bad idea. For Sen. John McCain, it might end up being the path to reelection. As he faces a smashmouth Republican primary challenge in the shape of former congressman and radio talk show host J.D. Hayworth, McCain seems to be reliving his 2008 campaign experience--competing with a younger, more charismatic opponent whom he transparently does not like. He’s even still dodging criticism about an aimless and dull presidential campaign. And listening to McCain himself, it’s sometimes hard to tell that he’s not literally still running against Barack Obama.At...
  • McCain Is Two Years Too Late

    07/16/2010 6:39:36 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 19 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 07/16/10 | CaroleL
    In a new campaign ad released today, Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) takes on the far-left agenda of President Barack Obama and stands firmly with the majority of Americans who support Arizona's new immigration law and are strongly opposed to the administration's lawsuit against it. The only problem is Senator McCain waited until Mr. Obama already had the power of the presidency to take a stand and say what needed to be said all along.
  • McCain pledges $5K to 2 sheriffs' defense fund

    07/16/2010 5:47:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Google ^ | 7/16/10 | (AP)
    PHOENIX — U.S. Sen. John McCain has pledged $5,000 to a legal fund for two Arizona sheriffs defending themselves against lawsuits over the state's new immigration enforcement law.Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu (BAB'-oh) and Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever have retained an attorney to defend their offices against federal litigation if they're prevented from implementing the law.
  • (Video): Arizona Senate Republican Primary Debate

    07/17/2010 11:33:11 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 4 replies
    C-Span ^ | 07-16-2010 | KTVT-TV - C-Span
    Arizona Senate candidates Senator John McCain, former Representative J.D. Hayworth, and Jim Deakin debated various issues.
  • John McCain: I'm Voting Against Elena Kagan

    07/08/2010 4:50:31 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News - Political Hotsheet ^ | 2010-07-07 | Brian Montopoli
    Sen. John McCain has announced that he will vote no on confirming Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan, citing her handling of the military recruiting as dean of Harvard Law School.
  • Az. Sen. John McCain supports immigration reform that would deport illegal immigrants (FLIP FLOP!)

    07/06/2010 3:04:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 69 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 2010-07-06 | Aliyah Shahid
    Arizona Sen. John McCain has a message for illegal residents of his state: Go back where you came from. McCain, who has been veering right to try and win his Republican Senate primary against conservative former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, said on Tuesday that he supports immigration reform that would deport those living in the country illegally. "No amnesty. Many of them need to be sent back," McCain said during an interview on KQTH-FM in Tucson, Ariz. when describing how he would deal with illegal U.S. residents. McCain said he supported reform that would create a guest worker program, but was...
  • McRINO 2007: Co-Sponsors Amnesty Bill With Ted Kennedy. McRINO 2010: “No Amnesty, Send Them Back”

    07/06/2010 11:06:25 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 17 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | JULY 6, 2010 | ZIP
    (The Hill)- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday he would favor immigration reform that would deport most of the residents of the United States who are here illegally. McCain, who at one point had been the top Republican advocate for immigration legislation promising a pathway to citizenship for some illegal immigrants, said he favored establishing a guest worker program. But McCain expressed opposition to any program that would give illegal immigrants a way to become citizens. “No amnesty. Many of them need to be sent back,” McCain said during an interview on KQTH-FM in Tucson, Ariz. Once the border is...
  • Indians, Lobbyists and Arizona Politics...OH MY!

    01/29/2010 10:05:26 AM PST · by AuntB · 80 replies · 1,440+ views
    TheTownCrier ^ | Jan. 29, 2010 | TheTownCrier
    The scene is the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut . The year 2000. The congressman has $100 chips stacked high, having a grand time at the crap table. He likes to gamble and isn't afraid to show some temper when he loses. Along for the ride are his campaign manager and one of the two biggest lobbyist handing out campaign money from various Indian tribes who was also a 20 year friend of the legislator. By now we've all heard about the money J.D. Hayworth received from an Indian tribe by way of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who was one...
  • McCain Invites Obama to Visit Border

    07/04/2010 9:36:57 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2010-07-04
    In an EXCLUSIVE interview on “This Week,” Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., invited President Obama to the Arizona border. “[Sen.] Jon Kyl and I invite the President to come to the Arizona Sonora border. The violence is incredibly high,” McCain said. “The human smuggling and drug cartels are at a level of violence where 23,000 Mexican citizens have been murdered in the last few years. … There is a level of violence which has increased to a significant degree which makes the situation far different than it was in 2007,” he said. “We have to secure the borders,” McCain said. “We...
  • Hypocrisy: McCain website prominently contains lengthy info on how to receive government grants

    06/26/2010 9:21:16 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 24 June 2010 | Rachel Alexander
    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 (http://mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ConstituentServices.FederalGrantFunding) 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...
  • 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-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...
  • John McCain claims he “never supported amnesty” (LIAR!)

    06/23/2010 10:11:22 AM PDT · by AuntB · 114 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | June 22, 2010 | Dave Gibson
    Fox News reporter Jennifer Steinhauser recently spent a few days following Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) around Arizona, on his re-election campaign. Not surprisingly, the topic which voters continue to hound the Senator on is that of illegal immigration. During a town hall meeting at a North Scottsdale library, a man named Richard Martin railed against McCain, saying: “We all know what happened after 9/11. Why didn’t you close this border down? Where were you, Senator?” Steinhauser reports that over the three days she spent with the McCain campaign, the most commonly asked question was why he supported amnesty for illegal...
  • McCain, Kyl tour border near Douglas

    06/20/2010 3:39:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    LAS — More of everything. That’s what Arizona Republican U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl said is needed to secure the U.S.-Mexican border. They spoke after touring parts of the border near Douglas with area law enforcement leaders on Saturday. “A tremendous amount of progress has been made, but as we also heard when we said, ‘What do you need?’ the answer was essentially more of everything,” Kyl said. When the senators visited the same stretch several years ago, none of the fencing had been constructed and many of the cameras and lights were not in place. Kyl pointed...
  • McCain speaks about getting troops to Arizona's border (too little, too late, Juan!)

    06/19/2010 5:19:30 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies · 697+ views
    azfamily.com ^ | 2010-06-08 | Natalie Rivers
    PHOENIX - The battle to get additional troops onto the U.S. border with Mexico has yielded few results despite state and national pledges to do something about it. Senator John McCain is pushing for 6,000 National Guard troops on the border, but can he pull that off in this election year? 3TV's Mike Watkiss asked him about it.
  • 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...
  • McCain protests like a good Liberal

    06/15/2010 8:19:27 AM PDT · by WriteStuff · 38 replies · 356+ views
    Across the Back Fence ^ | 06/15/2010 | Todd Fitchette
    It's amazing how politicians feel they can only be elected by feigning conservative views and tendencies, but once elected, rebound to the Liberal side of the aisle. Take Sen. John McCain as just one of many examples. He was recently queried at a town hall meeting in Yuma, Arizona about his alleged Conservative philosophy. In typical McCain fashion, he apparently became quite animated and defensive over questions related to the differences between his claims (about being a Conservative) and his more liberal voting record. As a voter, it's disappointing to be duped by a politician who you later discover is...
  • McCain and the POW Cover-Up

    06/05/2010 6:47:58 AM PDT · by all the best · 67 replies · 1,842+ views
    The American conservative ^ | July 1, 2010 | Sydney Schanberg
    John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence...
  • McCain: Disconnect between Washington D.C. and people (McCain claims he has never backed amnesty)

    06/03/2010 8:32:55 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 696+ views
    News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. ^ | 2010-06-03 | Nathan Bruttrell
    Sen. John McCain’s town hall meeting reflected his packed schedule during his visit Wednesday as he ran the gamut of his campaign. McCain, who visited Lake Havasu City for the second time in three months, spoke about several issues including immigration, health care, the economy and foreign affairs during a Town Hall meeting Wednesday afternoon at the Hampton Inn. McCain’s stop in Havasu followed Town Hall meetings in Clifton and Parker as well as appearances at the Lake Havasu Chamber of Commerce, Fire Station No. 2 and the grand opening of his Mohave County Campaign Office in Havasu. McCain said...
  • (RINO) Senator McCain now says border soldiers should be armed ("I've never been for amnesty")

    05/29/2010 10:45:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 195 replies · 3,448+ views
    TUCSON, AZ (KGUN - TV) - Arizona Senator John McCain now says soldiers sent to the border should be armed. This revelation comes one day after Senate democrats shot down McCain's border plan to send 6,000 soldiers to the border. At a town hall meeting in Tucson, McCain first told 60 of his supporters in attendance that President Obama's plan to send 1,200 soldiers would not work because the soldiers would only be assigned to "desk jobs." (snip) Nunez asked: "What do you say to the those who accuse you of throwing out numbers, sending 6,000 troops to the border,...
  • (Bailout supporter) McCain: Hayworth an 'Avid Earmarker'

    05/27/2010 3:45:26 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 306+ views
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2010-05-27 | Shannon Travis
    Washington (CNN) - Sen. John McCain has released more tough ads against his Republican primary opponent, now saying that J.D. Hayworth is an "Avid Earmarker." That is the title of the television and radio spots that the McCain campaign released statewide on Thursday. Sen. McCain is locked in a battle with the former congressman to win the GOP senate nomination in Arizona. Both the radio and television ads cite Hayworth being "described as an 'avid earmarker.'" In a corresponding e-mail to reporters, the McCain campaign listed media reports to bolster their claim. In the TV ad, McCain is cast as...
  • John McCain follies

    05/16/2010 11:47:16 AM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies · 551+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 5/15/10 | Ezra Klein
    I was readying to write about an immigration article I found interesting and then a TARP article I found depressing, but then I realized that both articles were actually about John McCain and I could cover them in one post. The first is by Joanna Lydgate, and it examines the border-security bill McCain is pushing now that he's decided to stop supporting the comprehensive approach to immigration reform that he once understood to be necessary. It includes an expansion of Project Streamline, a policy aimed at criminally prosecuting and imprisoning every illegal immigrant picked up by authorities. Lydgate, who's studied...
  • Michelle Malkin Slams McCain..."The Sickly Smell of Desperation"

    05/13/2010 7:03:33 PM PDT · by phxdan · 22 replies · 1,128+ views
    Well, Michelle lets McCain have it for is flip-flopping on illegal immigration. Why do I find myself trusting the conservative women more than the men? Michelle, my belle, you rock!
  • New McCain ad: You cannot be serious

    05/10/2010 2:13:43 PM PDT · by FTJM · 34 replies · 1,262+ views
    HotAir.com ^ | May 10, 2010 | Allahpundit
    I don’t know what to say, guys. I’m genuinely speechless. Pandering is one thing, shameless careerist pandering is something else, and then there’s John “Goddamned Fence” McCain marching along the border in a badass Navy baseball cap looking like he could choke out a coyote with his bare hands. And you know what? If he thought he’d get a few points’ bounce from it, I bet he’d do it too. How long before he’s spotted on the trail wearing a “Viva Los 1070″ t-shirt? Consider this a preview of the 2014 “Re-elect Lindsey Graham” ad campaign, featuring Grahamnesty piloting a...
  • 'Border hawk': Will the new McCain fly?

    05/03/2010 8:57:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 18 replies · 462+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 5/3/10 | Valerie Richardson
    Sen. John McCain of Arizona has been called many things during his lengthy political career: maverick, straight-talker, the White Tornado. But "border hawk" isn't one of them. Until now. Facing the toughest primary challenge of his 24-year Senate tenure, Mr. McCain has shelved his advocacy of a pathway to citizenship, denounced by its critics as amnesty, and embraced a crackdown on border security that includes the state's new immigration law. The law allows police to question people who they suspect are not citizens and requires them to carry proof of their status. Mr. McCain announced his support for the legislation...