Okay, some of the candidates featured in these clips are more Tea Party-ish than others. But, if you widen the definition of Tea Party candidate to mean "conservative candidate who fancies self as outsider and/or has own head up ass" then these should all work fine…
Christine O'Donnell & Carl Paladino
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In the wake of his hard-fought and high-priced primary victory over Tea Party darling JD Hayworth, a lot of pundits are accusing John McCain of turning his back on his principles and shedding every last thread of his dignity all in a desperate attempt to keep his Senate seat. But that's unfair and simply not true. John McCain turned his back on his principles and shed every last thread of his dignity in a desperate attempt to become President.
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The big news in Arizona politics is that John McCain — who has been busy these past couple years doing his best impersonation of a douchebag — yesterday managed to beat natural born douchebag JD Hayworth in the state's GOP senatorial primary. And it only cost him $20 million to do so. That's quite a bargain.
However, the lesser and more interesting news is that Dan Quayle's 33-year-old son Ben is one step closer to making his congressional bones representing the state's 3rd district, having won 23 percent of the vote in the 10-way primary race. You remember Ben Quayle, don't you? He's this guy…
It's a shame that both he and his soon-to-be-colleague Michele Bachmann are married, huh? They could have made such beautifully ridiculous babies.
So, what's it take to win a 10-way primary race? Well, besides having half of a former vice president's DNA? Who knows? Does it even matter?
Along with name recognition, Quayle had the advantage of money, relying on the help of his father's connections to raise $1.3 million for his campaign. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld contributed to his campaign, the Associated Press reported, and former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara hosted a fundraiser for him.
Just your average everyday small business guy, pulling himself up by his own diamond-encrusted bootstraps.
Tags: Arizona, Ben Quayle, Dan Quayle, Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush, House of Representatives, JD Hayworth, John McCain, Primaries, Senate
Today, Arizona voters head to the election booths for the state's rather heated primary elections, and — if polls are to be believed — it appears as though the stage is set for Sen. John McCain to safely head into his 317th six-year term in the U.S. Senate…
Polls showed Mr. McCain, 73, with a comfortable lead — anywhere from 15 to 21 points, depending on who was doing the polling — over his Republican challenger, J. D. Hayworth, 51, a conservative former radio talk show host and six-term congressman who offered a spirited challenge but one that seemed to lose sizzle the longer it went on.
Mr. McCain’s comfortable position as Arizonans prepared to vote on Tuesday was a reversal of fortunes from earlier in the year, when he was considered a potential victim of the anti-establishment fervor sweeping the nation.
[B]y spending freely and by acting as if he might lose, the senator managed to turn things around. Mr. McCain tapped into money left over from his failed presidential effort, spending more than $20 million (compared with about $3 million for Mr. Hayworth) making his visage and his harsh attacks on Mr. Hayworth omnipresent on Arizona’s airwaves. Mr. McCain’s spending was among the highest ever for a Senate primary in Arizona and, depending on turnout, could translate into more than $75 a vote, political analysts said.
Money well spent! This race against Hayworth is the tightest one McCain has experienced since he went up against Uggher from the short-lived but popular Homo Ergaster Party. And this time around, he can't count on his opponent being devoured by a smilodon. (Get it? Old jokes! I'm the hilariousest!)
Tags: Arizona, JD Hayworth, John McCain, Primaries, Senate
At first, I was all, like, Um, this is an odd advertisement for Arizona Senate primary candidate J.D. Hayworth to commission to be scripted then spend money on its production. Especially the part about him being voted one of the dumbest members of Congress. That's the kind of thing that I don't know if I'd include in an ad I was paying for…
But then I got to that ending part with the Sixth Sense-style twist ending, where it turns out the whole thing was actually an ad for Hayworth's primary opponent John McCain all along, and I was like, Ooooooohhh… That makes sense.
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