McCain outrageously outraged by Hayworth’s “Avatar” ad for some reason

posted at 9:33 pm on March 5, 2010 by Allahpundit

Yeah, I don’t get it either. Hayworth wanted to make the point that McCain is only acting conservative, so he ran an ad with an Oscar motif playing off of “Avatar.” Which offended Maverick, because “Avatar” is a movie about space Indians — I mean space Native Americans, or, er, space Native Pandorans — and therefore it’s racist to depict him in the warpaint of a fictional minority Smurf culture. Or something.

The point is, haven’t the Na’vi suffered enough without J.D. Hayworth humiliating them?

“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,” said Shiree Verdone, McCain’s campaign manager. “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.”

When asked for a response to Kyl’s complaint, Hayworth spokesman Jason Rose told AZ/DC: “We respectfully decline the request and would encourage Senator McCain to get a sense of humor. After all, if Sunday’s show did have an award for best election year flip-flopping and transparent conservative conversion, the incumbent would surely win the Oscar.”

Brian Rogers, McCain’s campaign spokesman, said the anti-McCain Hayworth ad is “insulting” even if it was intended as a parody of “Avatar.”

Team Hayworth responded with a revised ad that made McCain look even Smurfier, which in turn generated even more fake outrage in Team Maverick. And so it came to be that the hottest Senate primary in the country devolved into an argument over what is and isn’t insulting to an indigenous culture that doesn’t actually exist. Except in America’s hearts.

Elsewhere in McCain news, Maverick is surprised to learn that his willingness to join the Gang of 14 and sabotage his own party’s filibuster-squashing ambitions a few years ago isn’t being reciprocated by the Democrats today. Go figure.

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I heard they’ve petitioned the NBA to field a team. The proposed name: The Na’vi Gators.

unclesmrgol on March 6, 2010 at 1:39 PM

McCain has to go, but I don’t get the Avatar thing J.D. Come on, you are better than this.

suzyk on March 5, 2010 at 9:45 PM


unclesmrgol on March 6, 2010 at 1:41 PM

yep McCain is a scumbag

Please, please defeat him Hayworth.

Put a TERM LIMIT on McCAin, we need normal people in office, take care of business and then get the Fook out.

TERM LIMITS would end the worldview of Welfare.

father on March 6, 2010 at 2:40 PM

JD tried to align himself with the tea partiers but they refused to endorse him.

They refused to endorse McCain too

Many tea partiers, not just in Arizona, are very new to politics and very naive. It was kind of amusing to see their outrage over Scott Brown’s vote for cloture on the “jobs” bill. Those waiting for a conservative savior are doomed to disappointment and in some cases, making it easier for the democraps to win. Sometimes you have to compromise between the lesser of two evils (actually more often than sometimes).

Shay on March 6, 2010 at 4:06 PM

The tea party didn’t Endorse J.D. is true. but for the reason that they wont take sides. You’ll notice that they didn’t endorse McCain either. Let me tell you that the vote will be (from the tea party ) will be a heck of a lot heavier for J.D. than McCain.

jainphx on March 6, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Someone needs to ask McCain how to sing,
“Cry Me A River”
in Spanish….

Lockstein13 on March 6, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Lockstein13 on March 6, 2010 at 8:00 PM


Eren on March 6, 2010 at 8:44 PM

If the Oscar fits…

Gohawgs on March 7, 2010 at 4:40 AM

I bet Palin, Romney, Brown and Pawlenty are all regretting their endorsement of McCain right now.

Conservative Samizdat on March 7, 2010 at 12:06 PM

I can’t deny the fact that you hate me, right now, you hate me!

andycanuck on March 7, 2010 at 11:54 PM

Maybe the next ad should be based on the new Alice in Wonderland? It’s had a better start than Avatar, after all.

andycanuck on March 7, 2010 at 11:55 PM

Yeah John, I was outraged last year by your run for President with your behavior. No spine, no nads and your took a penknife to a gun fight. What in Gods name were you thinking?

mixplix on March 8, 2010 at 9:28 AM