Tag Archives: John McCain

RE J.D. Hayworth, this is good to know.

18 Feb

Yesterday, we questioned J.D. Hayworth’s affinity for the birther movement.

Today, Erick at RedState helped to set the record straight: J.D. Hayworth and the Birther Issue: A Non-Story

Congressman Hayworth wants everyone to know that he does not think there is an issue and he suspects the issue is being dug up by Senator McCain’s team as an unpleasant distraction from the big issues facing the people of Arizona.

Yeah, Erick.  I believe him too.

Maybe this is why Sarah endorsed McCain

18 Feb

Some say it was loyalty.  Some say she’s betraying the conservatives.

But maybe Sarah Palin endrosed John McCain for re-election because J.D. Hayworth is a “Birther.”

Erick Erickson at RedState says: Campbell Brown is Right and Hayworth is An Idiot if He Sticks to This

Erickson quotes AZ/DC Blog:

Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, who on Monday officially entered Arizona’s Republican race against Sen. John McCain, defended his recent call for President Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate, suggesting his questions stem not from conspiracy theories that Obama was really born in Kenya but from concerns about identity theft.

Hayworth says he doesn’t doubt Obama is who he says he is or that he’s eligible to be President. He says this is about “itentity theft.”

Sure it is.

Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink…

Dinner

10 Jan

Guess who’s coming to dinner

Obama to honor McCain with pre-inaugural dinner
The Hill

President-elect Obama plans to honor Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), his general election opponent, at a dinner on the eve of his inauguration.
Read more.

It’s a very gracious thing to do.

Well, why not?  Few people did more to help Barack Obama get elected than John McCain.

Face it, John McCain talked a good game. Sometimes. He gave a rousing speech at the convention.  Once. Then he proceeded to do everything he could to convince us why we didn’t want to vote for him in the first place.

I hope that the Republican Party learns from this.  And I hope the selection of a new RNC chair is the beginning of the process.

But I’m not holding my breath.

There’s very little Republican leadership in Washington anymore.  Not merely because they’ve been losing elections left and right.  But because they’ve lost their way.

Most of those with an “R” following their name couldn’t tell you what the party stands for.  Or stood for.

Now we have a President-elect telling us that only the government can fix our economic woes.

If that doesn’t frighten you, you’re not paying attention.

I hope the dinner is worth it Senator McCain.

Dear John

7 Jan

I received a fundraising email from John McCain today.  I guess he hasn’t realized the election is over.  Riley got it too and has the text.

Seems that the Senator has formed “a new grassroots organization called Country First.”

With all due respect Senator McCain, let it go.

We’re the grassroots.  Not you.  And while we fought valiantly for you because we believed you were the better of two very bad choices, and more because Sarah Palin was the best of all, we’re no longer looking for your leadership.

I agree with RileyWhatever you do, DON’T join this grassroots organization and DON’T donate to this PAC.

Okay, I had to laugh…

26 Dec

Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures
see Sarah Palin pictures

And this may be the single illustration to demonstrate why McCain lost

12 Dec

With campaign staff like this, was there ever any real hope?

BlackBerry: $20, McCain-Palin’s Contacts: Priceless
Gizmodo

In order to get back some of the money spent on the McCain-Palin campaign, items from the campaign were sold today at a yard sale, including a $20 BlackBerry, fully loaded with confidential information.

I hope their yard sale raised enough money to buy a clue.

McCain in 2010?

19 Nov

The Drudge Report links to a Roll Call article this morning (subscription required) that says John McCain will run for reelection to his Senate seat in 2010.

In case you’re inclined to say he’ll be too old by then…he’s still nearly 20 years younger than West Virginia Democratic Senator Robert Byrd.

There's got to be a morning after…Whether we want one or not.

5 Nov

Morning after observations:

Ouch.

Congratulations President-elect Obama.

Is it 2012 yet?

It’s an historic election as the United States elects the first African American to the Office of President. That’s significant. Yes, we happen to still think he’s the wrong man, but repeating that isn’t going to do any of us any good.

In reality he’s not going to be able to do all the things he promised, and that’s a good thing. It does give us great concern that we’ve now elected the most liberal President in our modern history, along with a significantly more liberal Congress. But rest assured that we’ll remain as the loyal opposition. As long as our voice isn’t silenced.

I’m not going to spend a lot of time assessing the blame. Others will do that until we’re sick of hearing about it. But let me make these general comments.

John McCain wasn’t the first choice for many of us. Although with a couple of exceptions, I’m not sure any of our other choices could have done any better in this climate. And let’s be clear, most of us wouldn’t really have had any emotional investment without the selection of Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate.

Much of this was a referendum on the Presidency of George W. Bush. There was no escaping that. I believe history will be kinder to the Administration of George W. Bush than current thought.

The economy was a major obstacle for Senator McCain. Try as he did, he couldn’t shake the impression that it was all the Republican’s fault. While we know that’s not completely true, it remained the public perception.

As for the losses in the Senate and the House. The story remains as it did in 2006. The Democrats did not win as much as the Republicans lost.

The GOP forgot what it stood for. It forgot what made Republicans the majority party to begin with.

So the Republican Party needs to do some major soul searching. I fear, however, that the pattern of previous years will repeat and the GOP will line up in a circular firing squad. That won’t solve anything.

It’s time for new leadership. Leadership that comes from people like Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal.

Here in Virginia, we need to remember that we’ve got a gubernatorial election in just 12 months. I won’t be at the advance, but I’d encourage our leaders to have some serious discussions about what we do to regain our footing in the Commonwealth. History is on our side in that every election since 1977, Virginia’s have elected a governor from the opposite party that held the White House.

But, we also have an incredible ability to screw things up.

As for this year, as I said in my Monday post, this remains a part of God’s plan. I don’t have to understand it. I don’t have to like it. But I know in the end, that He is in control.

I won’t be writing much more about this year’s election. Not really much need to. And beginning this weekend, I’ll be making some changes around here. A little less politics, a little more “stuff.”

Unofficially, it's over…

4 Nov

With Barack Obama winning both Pennsylvania and Ohio, along with Iowa and New Mexico it’s now clear that he will be the next President of the United States. We’ll save official congratulations for the official call.

It was a long, hard fight. And we’ll have more to say about that tomorrow.

One last reminder…

4 Nov

There’s little we can do at this point but vote and wait. This will be the last post before the results are in.