Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Malicious McCain

Since you asked for it, here is the rant about John McCain.

Primary season is long over, but I'm still fuming about the stuff McCain pulled against J.D. Hayworth. First off, please don't misunderstand. I am no Hayworth apologist. He was voted out of his Rep seat a few years ago, and he had some problems actually running a good campaign and getting his name out there this time. He was unsuccessful in his primary bid. Fairs fair.

McCain did a better job talking about Hayworth than Hayworth talked about himself. Which brings me to my problem with John McCain.

The mud (I'm trying!) McCain slung at Hayworth was atrocious, from the mail ads with a goofy looking Hayworth on them to the horrendous radio ads depicting Hayworth as the next Anti-Christ. The ads about Hayworth were down-right sleezy.

Not that McCain didn't have a right to run these kind of ads. (This from the man who co-authored McCain-Feingold which essentially limited free-political speech! HA! This man drives me up the ever-loving wall!) But I believe that he does have the right to run ads which further his interests and which he believes will further the interests of his constituents. It's called the First Amendment, and if he wants to use his money to run his political campaign, then so be it.

My problem with John McCain is that he threw $20 million at his primary contest when he only spent $84 million on his entire Presidential race. He dragged Hayworth through every mud pile he could find while allowing Barak Obama to walk away unopposed about such issues as the atrocious partial-birth abortion that Obama won't vote against, or national security, or taxes and spending. Even more damning were Obama's associations with known terrorists (Bill Ayers), anti-American Pastors (Jeremiah Wright the Pastor at the church where he WORSHIPPED for 20 years! Wright baptized his kids! Don't tell me Wright wasn't an influence on Obama!) McCain didn't bring any of that up during the Presidential election. Nope. McCain was "above the fray". Oh please. Politics are dirty.

McCain knows this, which is why he leveled both barrels at Hayworth and fired relentlessly. Too bad he didn't have the gumption to do that to Obama.

Now we have the reality that McCain will probably win his re-election campaign and will go back to the Senate with a Republican majority. My biggest problem with McCain is that he has not proven himself to be responsible with majority rule. Instead he panders to the Libs and "crosses Party lines". Fabulous. We've re-elected a wimp.


Dr D said...

You tell 'em, sister! I'm still looking for a politician who actually says what he means, does what he says, admits it when he changes his mind, and apologizes when he makes a mistake. Anyone? Anyone??!!

Kristi said...

A few thoughts from the peanut gallery.

1) I thought JD Hayworth looked like the Joker from Batman--everytime I saw his picture on TV or the news I had this same thought--and it's hard to trust or believe someone who looks like the Joker. Does this make me shallow?

2) I'm not sure what power or national stage Arizona has if we don't have John McCain...though I do hail from the great state of SD which successfully overthrew the Tom Daschle dynasty and replaced him with the powerhouse known as John Thune.

3) The dollar amount split you mention just seems crazy. Plain crazy.

Alison said...

Well said Jessica!!!!

D.L. White said...

I always think of the Lincoln/Douglas debates, and how disappointed they would be if they could see the state of our politics in this day and age. We don't have well-thought-out, reasoned arguments and debates or discussions, just mud-slinging and sensationalism. Sigh. :-(