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  • John McCain Is Even a Maverick When It Comes to Maverickiness

    If I asked you to think of three words or phrases that pop to mind when you hear the name John McCain, there's about a 92 percent chance that at least one of them would be "maverick," am I right? (I'd give "war hero" a 77 percent and "major disappointment" a respectable 14 percent.)

    That said, it now seems, is attempting to distance himself from that one word that he has spent decades embracing. Do you know why? Because real mavericks don't call themselves mavericks. They call themselves pretty much anything which will get them re-elected

    [F]or his three decades in Congress, McCain hadn't gone with the flow enough, at least not enough to satisfy many Arizona Republicans. Why else would his rival, former congressman J.D. Hayworth, be billing himself as "the consistent conservative"?

    Many of the GOP's most faithful, the kind who vote in primaries despite 115-degree heat, tired long ago of McCain the Maverick, the man who had crossed the aisle to work with Democrats on issues like immigration reform, global warming, and restricting campaign contributions. "Maverick" is a mantle McCain no longer claims; in fact, he now denies he ever was one.

    "I never considered myself a maverick," he told me. "I consider myself a person who serves the people of Arizona to the best of his abilities."

    Seriously, though, I wonder how did people ever start associating the word "maverick" with John McCain in the first place?

    Hmmmm… I wonder…

    Tags: Arizona, JD Hayworth, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Senate
  • Looks Like John McCain Could Be in Trouble

    Some surprising news from Arizona's Senate contest…

    Longtime incumbent John McCain now leads conservative challenger J.D. Hayworth by just seven points in Arizona’s hotly contested Republican Senate Primary race.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Arizona GOP Primary voters shows McCain ahead 48% to 41%. Three percent (3%) favor another candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. [...]

    For McCain, the new numbers also show him dropping again below 50%, and incumbents who poll less than 50% at this stage of a campaign are considered potentially vulnerable.

    Polling last fall found that 61% of Arizona Republicans felt McCain was out of touch with the party base.

    John McCain, losing?

    Can you even imagine such a thing?

    Tags: Arizona, JD Hayworth, John McCain, Polls, Republicans, Senate
  • J.D. Hayworth Takes Factual Reality Out Behind a Middle School and Gets It Pregnant

    Okay, so, a few days ago Republican senatorial primary candidate and former Arizona congressperson J.D. Hayworth made an amazingly excellent point about the ridiculousness gay marriage in Massachusetts

    "You see, the Massachusetts Supreme Court… defined marriage as simply, quote, 'the establishment of intimacy… I guess that would mean if you really had affection for your horse, I guess you could marry your horse."

    Hahahaha! Take that, gay horses! You can't beat the flawlessness of that logic (except for the small point that every aspect of Hayworth's argument, including the quotation that serves as its premise, is little more than the fevered imaginings of a half-broken mind)! Suck it, Equus!!

    Anyway, last night, Rachel Maddow got mad at how Hayworth was smart enough to invent a quotation that never existed before he invented it. So, she invited Hayworth to be a guest on her Lesbian News Hour, and he calmly explained to her that, though she may have a pile of facts in front of her, she is still wrong because just because

    Whoa! Watching Hayworth's brilliant rhetoric skills has changed my life! I'm never going to admit that I'm wrong ever, ever again! And it works for absolutely everything! Here, watch Hayworth put it into action…

    You: What you said about the president of the United States having been born in a Middle Eastern country called Muslimterroristan, I don't think it's true, sir.

    Hayworth: Well, that's fine. You and I can have a disagreement about that.

    You: Well, there either is such a place that exists in the world, or there isn't. It's empirical.

    Hayworth: Well, I appreciate the fact that we have a disagreement on that.


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    Tags: Arizona, House of Representatives, JD Hayworth, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Massachusetts, Primaries, Republicans, Senate
  • John McCain and Sarah Palin, Together Again

    I know this is John McCain's play for conservative Arizona voters who might otherwise vote for his Senate primary opponent, the wingnutty J.D. Hayworth, but it's sure going to be weird to see McCain-Palin on the stump again. The awkward banter! The forced laughter! The sentences that start heading in one direction and then wind their way toward another also for America of the moms and dads which troops for families, and no government interference either of the big banks which bailout and media and values too furthermore (applause)!

    Anyway, the first rally, in Tucson, begins at noon (MST). Flashbacks commence around 12:02.

    Tags: Arizona, JD Hayworth, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Senate
  • McCain Re-Election Campaign Demands Primary Opponent Use Less-Clever Advertisements

    The campaign to re-elect Sen. John McCain for the eleventy-billionth time is simply hopping mad over a highly offensive advertisement that his challenger in the GOP primary JD Hayworth put up on The Drudge Report the other day…

    "Ex-Congressman J.D. Hayworth should immediately apologize and and take down his latest online ad, which is an outrageous offense to John McCain’s lifetime of honorable service to our state and nation, and insulting to Native Americans here in Arizona and across America," Verdone said.

    "Mr. Hayworth is welcome to debate the challenges facing our state and nation, but this kind of character assassination has no place in the Republican Party, and Mr. Hayworth should ashamed of his campaign for running it."

    My God! This ad must be really, really terrible! I'm almost afraid to post it on this website, lest I cause undue mental harm to people who happen upon it. If you have an exceptionally strong stomach and a sound mind, please continue on after the jump. If not, I completely understand…

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    Tags: Arizona, JD Hayworth, John McCain, Movies, Primaries, Republicans, Senate, Tea Party