Skip to comments.Hayworth says path to GOP nomination remains open (J.D. says "I will say no to amnesty")
Posted on 08/07/2010 5:20:57 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Timely use of campaign funds to buy advertising could be the key to overcoming incumbent John McCain's 20-point lead in the race for the Republican nomination, rival Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth said Tuesday in Ahwatukee Foothills.
"Our ads are going up as his are coming down," Hayworth said following an appearance at an Ahwatukee Republican Women's club meeting at the Grace Inn, just south of Elliot Road on 51st Street.
A Rasmussen Reports poll released Monday indicated McCain was leading Hayworth by a margin of 54-34. Hayworth attracted a crowd of about 80 people to the Tuesday evening event.
Hayworth said McCain had compromised his conservative principles in the name of Washington deal-making.
"I have no doubt that John went to change Washington. But Washington changed him," Hayworth said. "John deserves an honored place in our history. We thank him for his service. It's time to say to our old friend, Welcome home, John. It's time for new representation in the U.S. Senate.'"
He said that, if elected, he would introduce three bills on his first day after being sworn into office. The first, which he dubbed the Congressional Responsibility Act, would require that every regulation proposed by a federal bureaucracy be sent to both houses of Congress for approval.
"The legislative branch has surrendered law making authority to executive agencies filled with unaccountable bureaucrats who are, in essence, making law," Hayworth said, citing the Federal Communications Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as examples.
The second proposed bill he called the Constitutional Citation Act.
"For every piece of legislation, the original sponsor must stipulate the exact passage in the Constitution that gives Congress the power to legislate in that area," Hayworth said.
He said his third proposal, called the Enforcement First Act, would require the federal government to secure the nation's southern border.
The U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit against Arizona's anti-illegal immigration bill, SB 1070, is politically motivated and an attempt by the Obama administration to rally its dispirited supporters, he said.
"Arizona wants to enforce federal immigration laws. Obama wants to ignore them," Hayworth said. "The administration views the border as a political problem to be managed. It's really a national security threat, an economic security threat, and an invasion that must be stopped."
He accused McCain of favoring amnesty for illegal immigrants already in the country.
"I will say no to amnesty," he said. "It is unsustainable. It is unwise."
Hayworth found a sympathetic audience in Ahwatukee. James White, 19, said Hayworth seemed more "in touch" than McCain.
"I sort of had decided before that I would vote for Hayworth," he said. "I'm not a fan of McCain's policies."
Ahwatukee resident Brenda Roberts expressed similar sentiments.
"I was leaning towards him anyway," she said. "I'm not happy with McCain."
But resident Debbie Taylor said that, so far, she remained unconvinced by either candidate.
"I really just came because I wanted to find out more about what he represents," she said. "He contrasted himself with McCain fairly well."
Sarah has John’s ear
Six more years of McCain is not something I want to even think about.
Something in the water?
It should be a slam dunk for J.D.!
But then again, I voted in Minnesota in the last election cycle and we had a senatorial race...
What does that mean? She is off trying to do reality shows like the one with Kate Gosselin.
Now wonder her daughter was trying to shop one with Levi.
something isnt right it seems with the polls. McCain is HATED at home and yet Hayworth cannot move forward. He is a blowehard but surely better than McCain
At leaest he has figured out that 20 million Mexicans have snuck in and are dragging us down to their level.
Damned if she do damned if she don’t This daughter is old enough to do all but buy a drink.
It makes absolutely no sense for someone who wants to build a political base to go off camping in a reality show with Kate Gosselin.
Oh, stop with the ‘blowehard’ crappola. That’s standard McCain speak. It’s total nonsense in regard to Hayworth, and you know it. McCain can’t win without lies and his supporters are just as untrustworthy.
McCain was voted BLOWHARD by the people who have to work with the old liar.
ARIZONA! You better pay attention to the records of these candidates!!!! MCCAIN IS LYING!
Capitol Hill staffers rate their bosses.
Worst Follower 2. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
Show Horse 2. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
Hottest Temper 2. John McCain (R-Ariz.) known to snap at staff when the cameras are off
Hes an EMBARRASSMENT!
The thought of [John McCain] being president sends a cold chill down my spineSen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), also a senior member of the Appropriations panel, told the Boston Globe recently. He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me. Washington Post
McCain: “ Those who live closest are the ones who can get here. Everyone in the world should have the opportunity through an orderly process to come to this country.”
Source: AZ Senate Debate, in Tucson Citizen Oct 16, 2004
* May 29, 2003 interview: McCain: Amnesty has to be an important part because there are people who have lived in this country for 20, 30 or 40 years, who have raised children here and pay taxes here and are not citizens.
* Dec. 15, 2000 press release: McCain: I support the Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act (LIFA). Negotiations between the White House and the leadership, which endorsed more limited immigration reform, have resulted in a compromise.... this bill makes meaningful but insufficient progress on amnesty for those wrongly denied it.
*America is still the land of opportunity, Senator John McCain recently said. And were not going to erect barriers and fences. June 26, 2007 National Review
*SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, R-ARIZ.: I do not favor using troops because they are not trained for it. They dont have the kind of qualifications necessary. I have strongly favored us using all the technical equipment that our military has including satellites, including aircraft and other technical means. May, 2001
He's not a blowhard, he's just plain spoken and people aren't used to that.
McCain has spent almost $20 million in ads against JD, $15 million just in the last three months. All of McCain's ads have smeared JD with outright lies or not so subtle inuendo. They've been pretty creepy ads, but a lot of people believed them since JD didn't have the money to get his message out. Sarah pretty much caused the donations to dry up when she endorsed McCain at the beginning of the campaign (she promised before JD had announced). It caused a great deal of confusion in the conservative circles.
If those debates didn’t draw him close, it’s over. The only thing that could change it would be if McCain committed a huge gaffe. I don’t think the TV ads will change as many minds as his strong debate performance should have.
Ive met Hayworth in private conversations.....he is a blowhard. Ask the folks of NC
And who's also tight with fellow supreme-asshole-RINO, Lindsey Grahamnesty?
Not a difficult choice for me.
True, DocH, but if rrrod is correct, then the real question is why a better candidate wasn’t put up against McCain.
I look at the supposed front-runners for the Republican nomination for president, and it makes me want to move to New Zealand (except they won’t take old coots like me).
And that statement by McCain in 2003 was complete nonsense since there was an amnesty for illegal aliens in 1986. Those here in 2003 and now came mostly since 1986, waiting for the next amnesty.
Or maybe you're just an anti-Southern bigot who bigotry is drawn out by JD's down home, North Carolina mannerisms and speech. He's just a big guy with a big voice.
” ... It should be a slam dunk for J.D.! ... “
Yes it should be by any rational standard that includes a concern for the survival of Our Precious Republic.
Unfortunately AZ GOP Leadership, Senator Kyle, businesses, lobbyists, drug dealers, Mexico, and other assorted questionable characters are backing Juan!
It’s a parade of corruption on display. What happened in Bell, Ca is happening here. Namely, distracted voters are just following the media hype against their own self-interests! Makes you wonder if US citizens really deserve to enjoy freedom.
I guess it doesn’t really matter, because they are going to lose it in ways they can’t even imagine in the near future. IMHO.
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