McCAIN – TWISTING AND CONTORTING THE FACTS

McCAIN – TWISTING AND CONTORTING
THE FACTS

John McCain’s big-spending ways are bankrupting this Nation and you don’t have to look any further than the $850 billion big-bank bailout he supported. That bill also included $150 billion in earmarks for wooden arrow makers, rum distillers and wool producers. Citizens Against Government Waste gave Hayworth a rating of 89 and American Conservative Union gave Hayworth a lifetime rating of 98, both higher than the rating they gave McCain.

McCain likes to twist and contort the facts about J.D. Hayworth’s record, but below you will find the truth.

WHAT McCAIN SAYS

WHAT THE REALITY IS

J.D. spent “$70 billion earmarks and wasteful spending” throughout his 12 years in Congress. McCain spent $150 billion in earmarks and wasteful spending in one bill.
J.D. voted for $223 Million for the “Bridge to Nowhere” When given the opportunity to reallocate funds for the “Bridge to Nowhere” to Hurricane Katrina disaster aid, MCCAIN CHOSE NOT TO ACT and the amendment was defeated.
J.D. voted for $5.8 Million for a Snowmobile Trail in Vermont JD voted FOR a Transportation appropriations bill that recovered $41 million of Arizona taxpayer money from the feds to improve Arizona highways, that McCain voted AGAINST.
J.D. voted for $250k to Control Seaweed Accumulation in Maui J.D. voted FOR a Veterans Affairs appropriations bill providing over $2 Billion to Veterans for readjustment and rehabilitation benefits, that McCain voted AGAINST.
J.D. voted for $3 Million for a Planetarium in Chicago J.D. voted FOR a Veterans Affairs appropriations bill providing over $19 Billion in Veterans’ medical benefits, that McCain voted AGAINST.

 

Mccain and his lobbyist friends

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKm2JCniKpY

The desperate campaign of John McCain is continuing to rely upon Democrats and left wing principles in the GOP primary race against conservative J.D. Hayworth. In McCain’s latest TV ad, a woman is featured attacking Hayworth, “He was my Congressman, but we voted him out.” That’s right, instead, Democrat Harry Mitchell was voted in, whose record consists of voting for the billion dollar TARP pork bailouts that McCain voted for, and voting for Cap and Trade legislation – legislation similar to the Cap and Trade legislation McCain has proposed. The McCain campaign would rather vote Hayworth out and vote fellow big-spender Democrat Mitchell in! Tells you a lot about where their values are – they’re not about conservative principles, their first priority is attacking Hayworth even if it means voting for the Democrat instead.

The woman attacking Hayworth, Susan Godfried, works for another moderate McCain crony in the District 5 Congressional race, Jim Ward. Godfried was Ward’s campaign treasurer until recently. Ward moved into Arizona last year to run for the seat and apparently thinks that by associating with McCain, he can win.

McCain’s TV ad attacks Hayworth for becoming a lobbyist after he left Congress. The truth? Hayworth registered as a lobbyist in 2008 to help out one client. That’s all. McCain fails to tell you in the commercial that he became a lobbyist in 1976, when he became the Navy’s liaison to the Senate. In addition, McCain’s highest-level staff are high-paid lobbyists, well-known names like Charlie Black, Rick Davis, and Mark Buse who all earned millions of dollars lobbying Congress for big business, documented in the video below. Wonder how they were able to persuade Congress? Rick Davis was McCain’s campaign manager. Being high-level employees of McCain when they lobby Congress for big business, couldn’t have made a difference, nah! They then turned around and raised money for McCain in exchange. 59 lobbyists raised money for McCain!

Watch the short video below to see just who is really tied into lobbyists – McCain’s history with them is sickening, and it is dishonest of him to paint Hayworth as a Washington lobbyist. Lobbyist Vicki Iseman, who is alleged to have had an affair with McCain and spent a lot of time with him, is pictured below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gEROVh8zK4

McCain’s Last Stand?: “Maverick” In Fierce Fight To Hold Onto Senate Seat

McCain’s Last Stand?: “Maverick” In Fierce Fight To Hold Onto Senate Seat

June 6th, 2010 Posted By Pat Dollard.

McCain's Last Stand

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) – A serious re-election fight wasn’t what Republican John McCain expected when he returned to the Senate after losing the presidency.

But the four-term senator is battling for his political life in a race that embodies the volatility of an unpredictable election year. He’s facing former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, a fellow Republican pushing him farther to the right as GOP voters demand conservative purity in their candidates and punish those with ties to the Washington establishment.

Two longtime Senate incumbents have fallen—Bob Bennett, R-Utah, and Arlen Specter, D-Pa. A third—Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark.—could see her hopes dashed this Tuesday in a runoff amid voter inclination to reward political neophytes who adhere to party principles over experience.

McCain’s popularity fell in Arizona as he spent years campaigning outside of it, twice for the White House. Hayworth, a radio talk show host who had been in Congress for a dozen years but lost to a Democrat in 2006, saw a chance for a political comeback.

The behemoth in the race, McCain has a decades-old political organization, millions in the bank and six campaign offices. He’s counting on his deep ties to Arizona and legions of longtime backers to carry him through. In contrast, Hayworth has never run statewide, is struggling to raise money and has just two offices. But he’s being fueled by disaffected McCain backers and voters hungry for new leadership.

“He’s been there too long. And he hasn’t done anything for Arizona,” Ally Miller says of McCain, 73. “It’s time for someone new.”

Among Hayworth supporters, there’s a feeling that McCain hasn’t been a loyal Republican, he’s ignored Arizona and his time has passed. Many have voted for him for years—because, they say, there wasn’t another option. With the 51-year-old Hayworth, people fed up with the status quo—and unwilling to automatically give McCain a new six-year term—have somewhere to turn.

“Hayworth is a true conservative patriot,” said a supporter, John Kessler. “McCain has become a big government, tax-and-spend liberal.”

 
John McCain has all the time in the world to put on Town Halls in Arizona, but for some reason is not available to debate JD Hayworth. He put on a Town Hall this past weekend in Fountain Hills. This Friday, June 4th, he’s putting on a Town Hall in Mesa at 11am at the Mesa High School auditorium.

It has been 95 days since Hayworth asked McCain to debate. There are less than two months left until early ballots are mailed out. What is McCain hiding? He had no problem debating Obama. Why not Hayworth?

It is because McCain doesn’t want the truth to come out. He is not a conservative, he only plays one on TV and during election years. He has been attacking Hayworth for being a big pork spender, and doesn’t want Hayworth to be able to respond and prove to everyone that McCain is lying. Hayworth has a 98% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union over his 12 years in Congress – impossible to get if you’re really a big porker. McCain has an 81% lifetime rating, which sunk to a low of 63% in 2008 when he voted for and even proposed some of the billion dollar pork TARP bailouts. Hayworth merely voted for a couple of transportation and border security bills in the past where other members of Congress had tacked on pork – now McCain is trying to falsely use that to tarnish Hayworth. 

McCain won’t debate Hayworth because he’s too busy debating himself with his flip-flopping back to the right this year. We urge our readers to show up at the Mesa Town Hall on Friday and ask him the tough questions he should be asked in a debate – like why he voted for the billion dollar pork bailouts, and why he keeps flip-flopping on border security.

McCain stood with Janet Napolitano opposing Prop. 200, the anti-illegal immigration initiativePosted

McCain stood with Janet Napolitano opposing Prop. 200, the anti-illegal immigration initiative

A m e r i c a n  P o s t – G a z e t t e

Distributed by C O M M O N  S E N S E , in Arizona

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A picture is worth a thousand words.  

McCain would like you to think he cares about the danged fence now, by spending millions of dollars on TV ads saying so, but in 2004, he stood with Janet Napolitano opposing Prop. 200. Prop. 200, Protect Arizona Now, passed with 56% of the vote in Arizona and requires individuals to show proof of citizenship before registering to vote or applying for public benefits.

The truth is that McCain is more aligned with Democrats than a majority of Arizonans.

McCain border security plan falls short in Senate

McCain border security plan falls short in Senate

See Mccain add for earmarking funds for troops

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2hz5CZh1_M

McCain troop plan falls short in Senate

The Senate turned back an effort Thursday by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to put 6,000 more security troops on the U.S.-Mexico border, as Democrats instead suggested that President Obama’s proposal for the temporary addition of a 1,200-person force was sufficient for now.

The McCain measure was proposed as an amendment to a $59 billion spending bill that funds the troop surge in Afghanistan and other emergency measures. It required 60 votes under Senate rules but fell short with 51. Forty-six senators voted no.

The border security battle has become the most politically contentious issue surrounding what has otherwise become a routine passage of the supplemental war-spending bill. Sensing the shifting ground, Obama proposed Tuesday a plan that would increase funding by $500 million and temporarily send 1,200 National Guard troops to help shore up the Border Patrol’s efforts against illegal immigration and Mexican drug cartels.

But Republicans rejected Obama’s effort as insufficient to deal with something they consider a national crisis.

“While it’s important to have additional resources there, even on a temporary basis, even on a limited basis, there’s a whole lot more that we need to do. We need permanent solutions, not temporary solutions,” Sen. John Cornyn (Tex.), a member of the Republican leadership and a co-sponsor of McCain’s amendment, told reporters Wednesday.

Most Democrats rejected the GOP plan as unnecessary, given the presidential proposal. “It’s sort of throwing an enormous amount of money at the problem that is not as carefully thought out, not as targeted and as effective, quite frankly, as President Obama’s plan,” Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said moments before the vote.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the chamber’s lone Latino member, criticized the McCain plan as “militarizing the border.” “It’s a recipe for failure,” Menendez said, arguing instead for a comprehensive immigration reform plan backed by Obama.

Welcome to The Complete Danged Truth web site.

Welcome to The Complete Danged Truth web site.
http://www.thecompletedangedtruth.com/

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.

McCain TV Ad: “Complete The Danged Fence”

Worst “Danged” Political Ad In History! Congratulations, John McCain

This ad from John McCain has to be one of the worst advertisements in the history of politics:

Worst “Danged” Political Ad In History! Congratulations, John McCain

The stiff, scripted read serves as a perfect analogy to the way politicians like John McCain have failed to do anything to protect America’s sovereignty regarding our borders and immigration laws. Instead, they read meaningless words in a lame and transparent attempt to make us think they are “One of us,” working day and night to solve the problems that vex us all.

What a crock. They are just empty words being recited (poorly) from a script.

Besides, the “danged” fence, as John so condescendingly puts it, is not alone the answer. Ending the drug war and making legal immigration more accessible would cure most of the human smuggling issues currently plaguing this country.

Senator McCain, you have been in D.C. a long time. You and your party have failed to address this issue for decades, and this embarrassing ad encapsulates that failure pretty danged well

Johnny-come-lately McCain: The sickly smell of desperation

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Johnny-come-lately McCain: The sickly smell of desperation

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 13, 2010 08:55 AM

John McCain is everywhere now preaching the gospel of secure borders. He’s inescapable. And shameless. And desperate.

Yesterday, readers forwarded his latest spam e-mail:

Where do you stand on border security?

My Friend,

One of the fundamental responsibilities of our government is to secure our borders so that our citizens, no matter where they live in our country, can be safe and secure.

Unfortunately, the Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress have not lived up to the federal government’s constitutional responsibility to secure our borders. So my Arizona colleague, Senator Jon Kyl and I introduced a 10-Point Border Security Plan to secure our border with Mexico against illegal immigration, human smuggling, drug trafficking and the brutal violence associated with the drug cartels.

I’d like to know what you think about our nation’s border security and that is why I have put together the 2010 Border Security Survey. I ask that you take a few moments to fill out this survey by following this link.

I believe we must take action because the fact is clear that our border is not secure and nearly half of all illegal immigrants enter through the Arizona/Mexico corridor. As I told Sean Hannity on his show, our southern border is broken in Arizona and action is needed. Our federal government has not devoted the resources necessary to secure the border and the result has been escalating violence and increased numbers of illegal aliens entering our country.

The President says he wants to address the issue, but so far he has not taken action. He has not devoted the resources necessary to secure our border, so we are calling for real action and resources as outlined in our 10-Point Plan.

As a long-time supporter, I ask that you share your opinion about this crucial security issue through our 2010 Border Security Survey. Your urgent response will enable me to gather the information necessary to show support for secure borders is widespread across America.

Please take the 2010 Border Security Survey today.

Border security is key to keeping our homeland safe. We have seen the violence from drug cartels and drug smugglers skyrocket. It is only a matter of time before even more violence pours over our border into the United States. I believe the key to securing our borders is providing the necessary federal resources to do so effectively and efficiently.

And this is exactly what the 10-Point Plan will do. Please take the time to learn more about the plan and take our short, 9-question survey by following this link. Your time and opinions are truly appreciated. Thank you.

Sincerely,

John McCain

P.S. As a result of the Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats’ failure to take action to secure the US/Mexico border, Senator Jon Kyl and I have introduced a 10-Point Border Security Plan. I want to know what you think about border security, so I have put together the 2010 Border Security Survey. I ask that you take a few minutes today to fill it out by following this link. Thank you.

John McCain is not our “friend.”

Reader Dan’s reaction to the spam e-mail:

Dear MM,

I just received an email from John McCain. The subject line reads: “Where do you stand on border security?”

HE’S asking ME where I stand???

Snort.

And reader R’s response:

Michelle:

As a proud naturalized American, words to express my nausea, anger and disgust at Republicans like McCain and Graham who for years have helped the Democrats stymie effective border security and internal enforcement provisions are hard to come by. Legal Immigrants such as my family and I are the ones most profoundly harmed by amnesty provisions and special considerations advocated for illegal aliens by these feckless politicians.

Now McCain finds himself in the primary fight of his life he is desperately tacking Right. The attached email merits a 12+ on the Christ/Specter political opportunism scale. McCain was a weak and ineffectual presidential candidate entirely because he made a career of offending the conservative base of the GOP-in particular his squishiness on illegal immigration. I remember making GOTV calls in the days leading up to the 2008 election and having wobbliness on this and other conservative “non-negotiables” thrown in my face to justify that voter’s absence from the polls as I desperately tried to warn them of what was about to happen with the election of Obama.

I came from Canada, I’ve seen another radical, charismatic Marxist in my life in the form of Pierre Elliot Trudeau – Canada’s communist sympathizing Prime Minister during the 1970’s. In only 10 years or so, he launched Canada inexorably down the path to big government socialism. Obama gave me and others who have seen socialism up close (and fled) the same totalitarian vibe folks like Trudeau gave off – and that scared the bejeebers out of us. Try telling that to Americans who had no concept of the threat or the stakes and who were so tired of being taken for granted by the likes of McCain. RINO’s like him have destroyed the credibility of the GOP and I am not sure given all the Upside Down Elephant posts you keep putting up that that message has sunk in just yet…

I can’t express my utter contempt any better than Allahpundit did here in response to Johnny-come-lately’s shameless new border enforcement ad:

I don’t know what to say, guys. I’m genuinely speechless. Pandering is one thing, shameless careerist pandering is something else, and then there’s John “Goddamned Fence” McCain marching along the border in a badass Navy baseball cap looking like he could choke out a coyote with his bare hands. And you know what? If he thought he’d get a few points’ bounce from it, I bet he’d do it too. How long before he’s spotted on the trail wearing a “Viva Los 1070″ t-shirt?

Yep, now he’s wrapping himself in the very same border fence he was cursing during his presidential campaign in the company of liberal Vanity Fair reporters.

The man who proudly named Soros-funded, open-borders radical Juan Hernandez as his Hispanic Outreach Director is now traipsing around with the Border Patrol promising to fix the fence he cursed and make Americans safe. After trashing immigration enforcement activists as nativists for years, he’s now “one of us:”

McCain TV Ad: “Complete The Danged Fence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0lwusMxiHc&feature=player_embedded

I honestly don’t know how anyone who has him on to talk about immigration enforcement can get through an interview with him and keep a straight face.

It’s political Kabuki on steroids.

Military Medal for Courageous Restraint ie the Obama Coward award

Military Medal for Courageous Restraint

Posted May 12th, 2010 by USNavySeals

A feature on the Navy Times shares information regarding a proposal that is making the rounds in the Kabul headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

military medalsAnother medal may eventually be added to the array of medals that service members can earn while in combat – and it is a medal that may be earned for doing nothing. The proposal was reportedly put on the table by British Maj. Gen. Nick Carter, commander for the Regional Command South of the ISAF, during a visit by Army Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Hall, the top U.S. enlisted member in Afghanistan.

This award is an effort towards the prevention of civilian casualties; the proposed award will be in commendation for what was termed as “courageous restraint,” where a service member chooses to hold their fire, even if they are at risk, in order to save civilian lives.

Air Force Lt. Col. Tadd Sholtis shares: “Our young men and women display remarkable courage every day, including situations where they refrain from using lethal force, even at risk to themselves, in order to prevent possible harm to civilians. In some situations our forces face in Afghanistan, that restraint is an act of discipline and courage not much different than those seen in combat actions.”

There are concerns, however, that having such an award may cause confusion among service members and embolden further the tactics of enemy combatants, who recognize that U.S. Troops are concerned about civilian casualties and already use them as shields or even turn them into targets, as shared by Veterans of Foreign Wars spokesman Joe Davis.