Friday, January 22, 2010

UPDATE: Sarah Palin Will Campaign For John McCain

I was disappointed when I heard that Sarah Palin is going to campaign for Senator John McCain's re-election in Arizona.  The only thing I can think of is that she made a promise to him.  I am guessing the reason is that Gov. Palin is a woman of her word and will not back away from her commitment.

Grassroots voters are not supporters of John McCain and are not happy with Gov. Palin's decision.  McCain may have a challenger in the primary, former Congressman J.D. Hayworth.  Hayworth is outspoken against illegal immigration, and we all know where McCain stands on that...amnesty.  This is probably what is going to happen because it has been announced that Congressman Hayworth has left his radio gig and plans on public service.  If this is the case, then there is a very good chance McCain will lose a GOP primary to Hayworth, even with Gov. Palin's support.

When I read the article by Michelle Malkin below, I had no idea that McCain had a PAC that was supporting RINOs...of course, I'm not really surprised.  But the straw that broke the camel's back is the fact that McCain's PAC is supporting the RINO I am dead set on having defeated in the FL GOP primary for U.S. Senate in August...Charlie Crist.  I guess you can't teach an old dog new tricks.

I thank John McCain for his service to our country and respect his courage and strength to survive being a prisoner of war in Vietnam.  With that being said, it's time for Senator McCain to retire.  Lately he has spoken up loudly against ObamaCare on the floor of the Senate and I have even remarked that I wish he would have been that outspoken against Obama during the 2008 election cycle.  I fear he is now realizing that in order to be re-elected, he must put on a conservative act.  It's just too late.

And Senator McCain has another supporter...Senator-elect Scott Brown.  Again, I am guessing that McCain was smart enough to support Brown in his quest to win the seat Ted Kennedy held for many years and now Brown is supporting McCain as payback.  Oh well...

Via:  Michelle Malkin

The question isn’t why Sarah Palin is helping John McCain. The question is: What are you doing to stop him from cementing his Big Government Republican legacy?

Conservatives Beware of McCain Regression Syndrome
by Michelle Malkin
Pay attention: In the afterglow of the Massachusetts Miracle, there are flickers of peril for The Right. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but like Paul Revere’s midnight-message, consider this warning “a cry of defiance, and not of fear.” Conservatives have worked hard over the past year to rebuild after Big Government Republican John McCain’s defeat. But McCain isn’t going gently into that good night.


UPDATE:  Sol over at  The Wisdom of Soloman has posted an article with a great comparison between John McCain and J.D. Hayworth. It's worth stopping by to learn about the policies of these two men.


  1. Wow... great find! Scooped me on my own state :)

    I literally was going to write about this tomorrow, except I didn't know JD quit! He was on our morning show (Barry Young) yesterday and they were joking about it, but JD wouldn't speak to it because of campaign laws. It was quite ironic... they were having that discussion just as the news broke about the SCOTUS decision on McCain Feingold.

    My thoughts match yours.. I'm guessing Palin either made a commitment or feels some kind of indebtedness to him. There's no similarity as far as policy. JD even acknowledged as much, and isn't concerned. He's not looking for big national names like McCain will want for support... JD's going hardcore small budget, low-key, down-to-earth Conservative. He learned his lesson by being voted out...

  2. yes, I did a post on this a few days ago. I am very disappointed by this decision. I understand that she feels a sense of loyalty to them, but he doesn't seem to have that for her.

    She is putting her carefully crafted brand on the line for someone who has allowed his former staff to degrade her in public. I don't get it.

  3. Sol:
    I think you should still write about it since it is close to home. As Michelle Malkin said...Palin is between a rock and a hard place.

  4. JACG:
    I don't like that she's doing it either. It would be good if she could just stay out of it.
    If she went back on a promise she made to him, her integrity would be questioned. She doesn't need any more bad press, that's for sure.

  5. Just wanted to let you know I did indeed write about it - not quite the same story though.

    I broke down the two men - McCain and Hayworth - on the issues, and added a little bit of personal knowledge since I have had the resource of J.D. on the radio here.

    I may post a comment on the Palin thing later, although I kinda made my point in this post, since I heard J. D. state he's not concerned.

    I linked back to your post too. My post is here if you wish to read it...

  6. Good piece...I think Palin and Brown both made pacts with McCain and they're having to follow through on it....
    I hope it's not too big a risk to support Hayworth because we NEED to keep a Republican in that seat! Man, I HATE McCain's stance on immigration..

  7. Sol:
    Thanks for the link. Your post was terrific and, as you can see, I updated mine with a link to you. The more info, the better.

  8. Z:
    Immigration is going to be on Obama's agenda. We need conservatives who do not support amnesty.
    It sounds like the grassroots conservatives are going to do all they can to keep McCain from winning.

  9. I like Sarah Pain, but, this blind loyalty to McCain just drives me crazy. He is a good man and I wish him wee, but, he is a horrible Senator. It's time for the man to go.

  10. Trestin:
    It may be that even Sarah Palin will not save McCain this time. As I said in the post, I think she made a promise and I respect her for keeping it. McCain has been fiscally responsible as far as not taking pork and his views on the war (other than torture) have been good. Unfortunately, he has crossed the aisle too many times and has proven that he is a RINO. Yes, he must go.

  11. Excellent post. I'm among the outraged conservatives appalled that Palin's "loyalty" led her to allow McCain to come between her and the conservative values she says she espouses. I've written about this too. I think Malkin's comments are right on the money. I'm just sorry that JD waited so long to enter the race, but I'm glad he's in it now. He's the only candidate who has a chance of putting McCain out to pasture.

    Best regards from a fellow conservative and a JD supporter, drop by and visit me at

  12. Newsentinel:
    I suppose we must trust Sarah Palin in her decision to campaign for McCain. I can only imagine that she made a commitment and her integrity stops her from bailing out of it.
    As I mentioned...Sarah may not even be able to get McCain elected. People are tired of him...he's crossed the aisle too many times.
    Thanks for stopping by and I'll be sure to stop by your place soon. Please come again.

  13. Newsentinel -

    I believe that true Conservative values would say Palin should honor a commitment if she made one.

    I also believe that Palin will find subtle ways to get the word out that she is honoring a commitment - nothing more, nothing less.

    She spoke with Glenn Beck this week. I heard the broadcast, and checked his site. Here's the transcriptr if you're interested - she says during that conversation "I keep my word." It was quick and buried between other sentences, but she said it, and I'll bet if we pay attention we'll hear it from her again.

    A person's word is everything, and we don't have politicians that keep their word anymore. Although the two (Palin and McCain) differ in many ways, Palin can do this and she'll ultimately look better for it if she plays it right.

    The most important thing we have now is not to bicker with Palin and form a circular firing squad, but to support Hayworth and understand and support Palin in her moment of integrity.

    I am an Arizonan and I have written about the race and my traffic went through the roof yesterday and today. I will stay on the topic, and I will support Hayworth solidly.

    I also plan to write an opinion piece regarding Palin's support for McCain, in which I will discuss much of what I present here.

    I checked your page out - it's very nice looking and I wish you well. I will be back to visit you, and I welcome you to come visit mine as well.

    TCL - thanks for the time on your page as always!

  14. Thanks very much, tcl, for your nice comment on my blog. I've linked you, so that like-minded conservatives can easily read your blog when they visit my blog.

    Conservatives networking on the Net is how we can remove socialists and progressives from the driver's seat in Congress next November. It pleases me no end to start that process by supporting JD Hayworth's bid for the senate seat John McCain has been warming for much too long.


  15. NS:
    Thanks for the link. We're all in this together.

  16. Sol:
    I look forward to reading the post on Palin. I heard Palin's interview with Beck, too, that's why I think she's committed to it and won't back out.


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