As you probably know by now, Sen. John McCain has flip-flopped and now says he is for building “the danged fence.”
That’s why the J.D. Hayworth for Senate Campaign is proud to set the record straight. It’s kind of like the now long- forgotten “Straight Talk Express” that the Senator was once so proud to ride.
Here’s the truth:
While Sen. McCain’s paid advertisement calls for building the “danged fence” now, he had a different message on February 24, 2010 before The Homeland Security Department’s Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2011.
Sen. McCain said “…the border fence issue has been a waste of billions of dollars. One huge effort failed several years ago and now apparently this one as well.
I’ve asked the chairpersons of this committee to if we . . . could have a hearing on [the fence which has been a] waste of billions of dollars in what seems to be an abject failure.”
The media has seen through this game he is playing.
Glenn Beck warned his listeners the ad might make them vomit.
ABC News reminded its audience that in a 2007 Vanity Fair interview, McCain said, “I think the fence is least effective. But I’ll build (expletive deleted) fence if they want it.”
Big Government called it the “Worst ‘Danged’ Political Ad in History! Congratulations, John McCain.”
Politico wrote of McCain: “His shift across the political landscape on this issue remains stunning to his former allies in the immigration world.”
MSNBC mocked McCain saying “John McCain, who once led the charge for comprehensive immigration reform, is up with an immigration ad a hardliner would be proud of.”
TRUE/SLANT wrote the ad is “perhaps the worst, most ineffectual, pandering campaign ad ever.”
The Washington Post’s web headline over The Fix column reads “Has John McCain Started To Panic?”
Drudge Report’s headline said “ON DEFENSE: MCCAIN FLIP FLOPS ON IMMIGRATION.”
The Arizona Daily Star wrote: “But critics who say he flip-flopped on the issue of the border fence suggest it’s almost as if Babeu is saying ‘You’re one of us . . . now.’ (Even though you weren’t before when you were ‘pro-amnesty.’)”
And now you can decide for yourself.