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  • To Be or Not to Be Conservative (McCain/Hayworth race highlighted)

    02/27/2010 10:53:39 PM PST · by onyx · 40 replies · 1,106+ views
    AMERICAN THINKER ^ | February 28, 2010 | Randall Hoven
    February 28, 2010To Be or Not to Be ConservativeBy Randall Hoven Should conservatives support moderate Republicans? I provide here pragmatic arguments for supporting more conservative Republicans right now. To be clear, I am talking about the value of voting for the more conservative candidates in Republican primaries. I am not talking about a third party or the general election. Such cases can be made, but I do not make them here. The counterargument is that if we support the more conservative candidate, we risk losing to an extremely liberal Democrat. We make perfect the enemy of the good. One supposed...
  • Under campaign pressure, McCain makes U turns

    02/12/2010 10:52:57 PM PST · by onona · 56 replies · 1,644+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02/12/2010 | Associated Press
    Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain has undergone a transformation on significant issues since the failure of his presidential campaign, particularly since he has faced a challenge from a conservative rival in his Senate re-election campaign. A look at some of his changes in policy positions:
  • When Mr. McCain Came to Washington

    02/06/2010 9:02:54 AM PST · by MarkAccord · 9 replies · 798+ views
    WSJ ^ | Ex-Treas. Secty. Henry Paulson
    Finally, raising his voice over the din, Obama said loudly, "I'd like to hear what Senator McCain has to say, since we haven't heard from him yet." The room went silent and all eyes shifted to McCain, who sat quietly in his chair, holding a single note card. He glanced at it quickly and proceeded to make a few general points. He said that many members had legitimate concerns and that I had begun to head in the right direction on executive pay and oversight. He mentioned that Boehner was trying to move his caucus the best he could and...
  • New To Free Republic Need Help In Arizona...Have Questions

    05/13/2009 9:50:08 AM PDT · by dlk2009 · 21 replies · 955+ views
    Hello, the name is Danielle. I just moved from Fort Lauderdale Florida to Hereford Arizona. I am currently in the Army Reserves. I formally worked for the Republican Party of Florida, as well as lobbying and counter terrorism research organizations. I also was a public educator in Florida before making the move to Arizona. Now I am a contractor for the Army. I have "lurked" on here for years and a friend of mine (my favorite headache) told me that you might be able to answer some of my questions. I am very interested in getting involved with the Simcox...
  • 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...
  • 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...