Great news: McCain to partner with Democrats on campaign finance reform again

posted at 3:21 pm on May 16, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

No one is really surprised by this, right?  John McCain blasted the Supreme Court in January for gutting his signature McCain-Feingold law by, er, not allowing the federal government to criminalize political speech.  At the time, he warned that super-PACs would “destroy the political process.” Now McCain wants to rein in the super-PACs, and he’s going to partner with Democrats to kneecap them:

Good-government advocates who worked with McCain in the 1990s and early 2000s had begun to think he’d given up on the issue. But McCain said Tuesday he could join Democrats once again to form a bipartisan coalition, even though it would annoy the Republican leadership.

“I’ve been having discussions with Sen. [Sheldon] Whitehouse [D-R.I.] and a couple others on the issue,” McCain told The Hill.

McCain said he wants to ensure the legislation is balanced to cover labor union activity as well as spending by corporations and rich individuals.

“I want it to be balanced and address the issue of union contributions as well as other outside contributions,” he said.

At least that would be novel, since his BCRA didn’t bother to do so the first time around.  However, it’s just as illegitimate to prevent unions to conduct political speech as it is corporations or people in general.  The First Amendment bars Congress from passing laws infringing on free speech expressly for the purpose of protecting political speech, not nudity or the sports section.

McCain should be acknowledging that super-PACs are largely his fault, and the fault of other reformers.  For the last 40 years, reformers have tried to chase money out of politics, but it simply doesn’t work because people want to get their political messages published and will find ways to do it.  The reforms, culminating in the BCRA, have made the process overwhelmingly less transparent, and driven people to form these political groups to avoid campaign finance restrictions.  The money that flows into super-PACs would normally go directly to candidates, who at least have to be held accountable for their messaging by the voters.

Real campaign finance reform would consist of eliminating artificial barriers that incentivize people to redirect their cash to outside groups, revoking the tax-exempt status of all political organizations and campaigns, and forcing full and immediate transparency on all contributions to candidates for federal-level offices.  The Internet makes that not only possible, but more cost-effective than filing paper forms at the FEC.  If McCain wants to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem, that’s the kind of proposal we should be seeing.  Given who he’s partnering with on this effort, that outcome seems very, very unlikely.

Update: My second-to-last sentence had problem and solution reversed, but I’ve fixed it now.


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No one is really surprised by this, right?

nope, not really.

upinak on May 16, 2012 at 3:23 PM

The only good news that is going to come out of John McLame’s mouth are the words “I Retire effective today”…

SWalker on May 16, 2012 at 3:24 PM

“You just can’t fix stupid.” Ron White

oldroy on May 16, 2012 at 3:24 PM

McCain said he wants to ensure the legislation is balanced to cover labor union activity as well as spending by corporations and rich individuals.

“I want it to be balanced and address the issue of union contributions as well as other outside contributions,” he said.

So we’re going to get around the problem of it being unconstitutional by making more people abide by an unconstitutional law?

Huh?

amerpundit on May 16, 2012 at 3:24 PM

But it’s ok because Palin endorsed him.

Dante on May 16, 2012 at 3:24 PM

You can tell its not an election year.

Cicero43 on May 16, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Arizona!?! we’re casting our collective side-eye at you…JD Hayworth looking good again.

DanMan on May 16, 2012 at 3:25 PM

McCain said he wants to ensure the legislation is balanced to cover labor union activity as well as spending by corporations and rich individuals.

“I want it to be balanced and address the issue of union contributions as well as other outside contributions,” he said.

This is a non-starter. They won’t even draw a majority of Communists Democrats.

J_Crater on May 16, 2012 at 3:27 PM

… and forcing full and immediate transparency on all contributions to candidates for federal-level offices.

Which has created the unintended consequence that individuals who donate are then subject to personal attack:

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=51471

Reno_Dave on May 16, 2012 at 3:27 PM

We might need to get 61 GOP Senators in the Senate

Oil Can on May 16, 2012 at 3:28 PM

He’s just a bit jealous. Mitt is getting the ink and headlines. Time for some lovin’ from the NYT.

a capella on May 16, 2012 at 3:28 PM

For the last 40 years, reformers have tried to chase money out of politics

Like he11 they have, what they have tried to do is make campaigning for public office so expensive that the common average person has absolutely no hope of every being elected. It’s how they remain in office and assure that they can pass their membership in the ruling political aristocracy down to their children. Helloieeeee. the Kennedy’s, Bush’s Paul’s, Hunter’s…

SWalker on May 16, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Sorry to go O/T, but what I though would happen did when dear joe went out for his speech! I’m sure a thread will be on this soon?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/biden-comes-unhinged-in-angry-ohio-speech-they-dont-get-us/
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letget on May 16, 2012 at 3:29 PM

McCain is the biggest danger to conservatives. No wonder the libs pushed him to be our candidate in ’08. With the liberal stranglehold on the MSM, paid media is the only place where conservatives have a chance to even the score. Don’t fall for specious anti-conservative calls for finance reform. That is the biggest danger of all.

anotherJoe on May 16, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Mavericks endorsement should kill off any chance this POS idea becomes enacted.

David in ATL on May 16, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Thanks, Arizona.

stenwin77 on May 16, 2012 at 3:30 PM

So McCain wants to have ANOTHER illegal constitutional convention in the Senate again? Just like his LAST ONE where they tried to outlaw the First Amendment?

wildcat72 on May 16, 2012 at 3:31 PM

If liberalism is a mental problem, as many have described it, what’s the dealio with someone who wants to work with mental defectives all the time?

Akzed on May 16, 2012 at 3:31 PM

But it’s ok because Palin endorsed him.

Dante on May 16, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Well,…yes. *Looks away from direct eye contact, shuffles feet, kicks at clod, clears throat.*

a capella on May 16, 2012 at 3:31 PM

John McCain – Our Van Jones.

oldroy on May 16, 2012 at 3:31 PM

We might need to get 61 GOP Senators in the Senate
Oil Can on May 16, 2012 at 3:28 PM


AND NONE OF THEM NAMED JOHN McCAIN.

Marcola on May 16, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Cripe

You’re welcome

*shaking the head*

cmsinaz on May 16, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Preferred McCain over GW in 2000 to my everlasting regret. Then I held my nose and worked for the RINO in 2008 against the community organizer. Can’t stand the guy whose senate vote kept the tax cuts from being voted permanent such that the Dems today would need to go on record to rescind them – never happen.

philw1776 on May 16, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Hurray! More Campaign Finance reform means more loopholes! Campaign finance is a case study in unintended consequences. If you want real transparency, get rid of all the campaign finance laws entirely. Money will ALWAYS find a way to get into politics, regardless of how many laws you put down. So stop adding to the bureaucracy and just get rid of them all, making it perfectly possible to donate as much money from an individual or corporation or union directly to the candidate, with no limits.

vegconservative on May 16, 2012 at 3:33 PM

How about working on term limits…Maverick?

HumpBot Salvation on May 16, 2012 at 3:33 PM

letget on May 16, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Heh. Very nice. I’m starting to think we’ll begin to see guys in white smocks with butterfly nets following Joe around.

a capella on May 16, 2012 at 3:35 PM

But it’s ok because Palin endorsed him.

Dante on May 16, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Butthurt Paultard Truther is butthurt.

catmman on May 16, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Please kick off to your great reward…

tom daschle concerned on May 16, 2012 at 3:35 PM

I am from AZ and he really annoys ME.

derecho on May 16, 2012 at 3:36 PM

That is the way to go: Minimum rules, maximum transparency. And it’s exactly right that if anyone doesn’t like Super Pacs, the blame lies with the campaign finance “reformers” of the past, which means McCain. But no surprise that he’s still stuck on stupid.

RWB on May 16, 2012 at 3:37 PM

How about working on term limits…Maverick?

HumpBot Salvation on May 16, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Apparently that would be unconstitutional, unless we changed the constitution, or something. Campaign Finance reform….not so much.

oldroy on May 16, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Note - pay no attention to the two steal balls in McQueed’s right hand.

jake-the-goose on May 16, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Obamney 2012

dom89031 on May 16, 2012 at 3:38 PM

How is McCain proposing to address the constitutional problems from his old legislation — the one the Supreme Court threw out? Isn’t that the elephant in the room here (because McCain certainly isn’t)?

jwolf on May 16, 2012 at 3:38 PM

How about working on term limits…Maverick?

HumpBot Salvation on May 16, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Preferably tern limit’s that apply to three generations in every direction of the blood or marriage lines of the elected official.

SWalker on May 16, 2012 at 3:39 PM

He still steaming about those damn strawberries…

catmman on May 16, 2012 at 3:40 PM

John McCain can propose any legislation he wants, he’s going to need help from republicans to get it passed…unfortunately some of his old comrades won’t be returning in January cough.. cough.. Dick Lugar.

Dr Evil on May 16, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Please, please retire…

PatriotRider on May 16, 2012 at 3:41 PM

“You just can’t fix stupid.” Ron White

oldroy on May 16, 2012 at 3:24 PM

It’s time for Johnny to get his sign.

Fighton03 on May 16, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Thanks Arizona!

mixplix on May 16, 2012 at 3:42 PM

When is McCain up for non-reelection?
Where do I contribute to the Arizona Tea Party?

Amendment X on May 16, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I’ve got a great idea for chasing money out of politics — chase money out of government, first. Cut the Federal government back to the powers clearly enumerated in the Constitution, and slash the budget to the point where spending $10M on a campaign would be a laughable exercise of straining for a gnat.

cthulhu on May 16, 2012 at 3:43 PM

I wish Sarah Palin would move to Arizona and primary his butt.

Oldnuke on May 16, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Term AGE limits for Congress.

This crazy old fart needs to be put in a home.

CorporatePiggy on May 16, 2012 at 3:45 PM

McCain needs to be the next to go. Surely we can get a true conservative to run in that state!

SgtRed on May 16, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Retire, you authoritarian coot.

OhioCoastie on May 16, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Leave it to John McCain to tackle the most important issue of the day!
/s

jersey taxpayer on May 16, 2012 at 3:47 PM

AND NONE OF THEM NAMED JOHN McCAIN.

Marcola on May 16, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I think John McCain grooming AP’s ex Meggie McCain to fill the void when he leaves office. They will be the “Kennedy’s of the desert”

Oil Can on May 16, 2012 at 3:47 PM

… and forcing full and immediate transparency on all contributions to candidates for federal-level offices.

Which has created the unintended consequence that individuals who donate are then subject to personal attack:

Reno_Dave on May 16, 2012 at 3:27 PM


Exactly. The Occupier style libs are able to act more forcefully in smearing all conservative contributors; conservatives are not so good at smearing libs; so we lose with “transparency.”

The libs control the MSM, so paid media is effectively our only arena to try to even things up. And, “transparency,” probably unconstitutional, is proving to be a major negative for conservatives. Anonymous contributions, just like anonymous voting, is a right. Force the issue.

anotherJoe on May 16, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Good Lord, McCain, just go away please. Still reaching across the aisle? How’s that workin’ out for ya?

Meanwhile, I anxiously await two possible new posts today based on these money quotes:

“What more do you want him (Obama) to do for us” – Letterman

“I could be President if I wanted to be” – Biden

Come on AP and Ed, don’t disappoint…………:)

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 16, 2012 at 3:49 PM

“My friends……..”

BacaDog on May 16, 2012 at 3:50 PM

What an ass.

Can’t we just have the frigging election first, please, Mav? Before we have to sit around and talk about this sort of BS, I mean.

MTF on May 16, 2012 at 3:52 PM

That’s the difference between Romney and McCain,

Romney is a typical north eastern republican, in other words a rino

McCain is a stabber, He will stab us every times, which is why I never disliked Romney, but can’t stand McCain

This could even be payback to Romney for his advisors saying they will do everything the opposite of McCain :)

OrthodoxJew on May 16, 2012 at 3:52 PM

We might need to get 61 GOP Senators in the Senate
Oil Can on May 16, 2012 at 3:28 PM

That’s why I keep saying that getting rid of RINOS is just as important as defeating democrats.

If we have 60 “Republicans” in the Senate it hardly matters if 12 of them are RINOS, as the democrat liberal statist agenda STILL has an actual majority, which you will see on EVERY important vote (such as tax reform or repealing Obamacare) because those 12 RINOS will be causing PROBLEMS every step of the way, backstabbing conservatives and “reaching across the aisle”.

In all honesty we are better off with a Senate caucus of 41 solid conservatives than a “majority” of 60 if the margin of control is made up of RINOS.

wildcat72 on May 16, 2012 at 3:53 PM

I’ve got a great idea for chasing money out of politics — chase money out of government, first.

cthulhu on May 16, 2012 at 3:43 PM

+ 1 trillion in honor of today’s typical government figures. The problem with reform attempts such as McCain-Feingold is that they’re attacking effects, not causes. (That’s aside from the consitutional objections as well.)

jwolf on May 16, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Forget term limits.

How about Worthless Old Fart limits?

Bruno Strozek on May 16, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Just what part of the Supreme Court decision that limiting political contributions was a violation of Free Speech did he not understand.

Natebo on May 16, 2012 at 3:56 PM

This guy is 77 years old. You think he’ll retire next election when he’s 82? Nah!

Blake on May 16, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Am I jaded in thinking well if I got beat by Obama there’s no way in hell you’re going to beat him might just be an unconscious thought in his brain?

Marcus on May 16, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Does this mean Juan McMoron is reassembling his gang of fourteen?

hey Juan where was the Gang of fourteen when OBLahBLahcare was rammed up our azzes?

Shuffle off to the insane asylum you old fool and take OBiden with ya.

This is the best AZ can find? I guess I don’t want a second home there after all!

ConcealedKerry on May 16, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Will somebody please give this guy a clue? Or a copy of the idiots guide to the constitution?

dogsoldier on May 16, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Isn’t this what loser always do, too stay relevant.

They think you care …

tarpon on May 16, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I’ve said this before in a half kidding fashion but I really seriously wonder if this guy didn’t undergo some “Manchurian Candidate” type brainwashing when he was in the N. Viet Nam prison.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Yosemite Sam already had his chance at this. He made it worse. He wants another shot?

kit dinker on May 16, 2012 at 4:02 PM

AAAAARRRRRRRGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

Why couldn’t we primary this guy when we had the chance!!!!????

Tomolena1 on May 16, 2012 at 4:02 PM

When you want to be liked more than anything else you get Congress Critters like McCain…

If he’s on to other things, that danged fence must have been completed, si?

Fallon on May 16, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM

No Crash McMoron was just Peter Principled on up the line due to grampa McCain being an Admiral.

He may have some brain damage due to repeated beatings but I am betting it was a small brain to begin with.

Retire allready foghorn blowhorn we’re sick and tired of you old Pandering dottering fools who have scroomed this country and robbed and pillaged us into unimaginable debt!

by the way McMoron where is the Social Security Trust money, tell us you didn’t get your grubby fingers into it, clown!

ConcealedKerry on May 16, 2012 at 4:05 PM

dear john is one of the long long long in dc good ole boy r’s and if you look at the way most/not all votes, it is as if they are d’s on our nations interest? It is hard to tell a long time d from long time r when voting comes?

IMO, it shouldn’t be necessary to have constitutional term limit, the citizens of the states are to blame for re-electing these slugs for decades. But it does appear the worm has turned with getting these old coots out? Lets hope this continues?
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letget on May 16, 2012 at 4:07 PM

i want the 100 bucks i gave mc cann campaign in 08 BACK

losarkos on May 16, 2012 at 4:07 PM

McCain just has a unique ability to screw up a good thing.

William Eaton on May 16, 2012 at 4:08 PM

So stop adding to the bureaucracy and just get rid of them all, making it perfectly possible to donate as much money from an individual or corporation or union directly to the candidate, with no limits.

vegconservative on May 16, 2012 at 3:33 PM

One hell of a bad idea that swings the gates wide to all kinds of unabashed graft. Just imagine Jon Corzine chiming in with $1.2B contribution…

Archivarix on May 16, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Okay. I’m calm now. Is McCain too stupid to realized that every campaign finance “reform” measure that Democrats put forward is designed to increase the donations they take in while at the same time lessening the amount of legal funds available for his own party? That’s why 0bama was so upset by Citizens United…because it leveled the playing field. Yet he still works with them…idiot.

Tomolena1 on May 16, 2012 at 4:10 PM

McShame ran against a guy who held the biggest political rally of the campaign IN A FOREIGN NATION … FOR FOREIGNERS!! Illegal, repulsive, ridiculous, and worthy of being tossed out of the race and into jail. And McShame said … nothing.

If McShame couldn’t even identify one of the worst offenses in an Amrican political campaign ever then he really needs to just shut up and cash his Senate check. He is an idiot, lout, coward, pussy …

I can’t express in words what McShame deserves.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 16, 2012 at 4:11 PM

I voted for JD over McInsane and urged other Arizonans to do the same, but nooooo. The Squishes were against J.D. They said JD will be around for years to come if he wins and McInsane will be gone after this term. What harm could he do? Morons.
I knew he’d go back to being an egomaniacal liberal jerk once he won. Sure enough….

Hard Right on May 16, 2012 at 4:11 PM

It’s almost as if McCain is TRYING to sabotage Mitt Romney or something.

One thing you can be sure of, McCain will be there to ANNOY us from now until the election. The LSM will be sure to give him face time to bash conservatives every time he wants to.

The good news is that the RINO caucus is shrinking, which means that McCain holds far less power in the Senate than he had last decade. He can’t form “gangs of” without a sizeable number of RINOS to plod along with him. Bennett is gone. Lugar is soon to be gone. Snowe is soon to be gone. Hatch may be gone.

Next Congress, McCain will be able to cause trouble with his mouth, but if we do well enough, he won’t be able to do more than that.

wildcat72 on May 16, 2012 at 4:12 PM

McShame ran against a guy who held the biggest political rally of the campaign IN A FOREIGN NATION … FOR FOREIGNERS!! Illegal, repulsive, ridiculous, and worthy of being tossed out of the race and into jail. And McShame said … nothing.

If McShame couldn’t even identify one of the worst offenses in an American political campaign ever then he really needs to just shut up and cash his Senate check. He is an idiot, lout, coward, …

I can’t express in words what McShame deserves.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 16, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Forget term limits.

How about Worthless Old Fart limits?

Bruno Strozek on May 16, 2012 at 3:56 PM

I would settle for IQ limits. Test ‘em all before the primaries, and throw the candidates who don’t ring triple digits outta the ballot. We’ll get rid of the CBC in no time.

Archivarix on May 16, 2012 at 4:12 PM

I wish he’d go away and take his village idiot daughter with him.

kim roy on May 16, 2012 at 4:15 PM

…SENILE SENATOR…!!!!
SDASTFU!…He’s really really really starting to get on my nerves!

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Sorry to go O/T, but what I though would happen did when dear joe went out for his speech! I’m sure a thread will be on this soon?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/biden-comes-unhinged-in-angry-ohio-speech-they-dont-get-us/
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letget on May 16, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Dude – take a look at his eyes, and tell me this guy doesn’t have early onset Alzheimers.

Not trying to be mean, I have several relatives who suffered through the “long goodbye.” They had the same absent look about them.

UltimateBob on May 16, 2012 at 4:18 PM

I wish he’d go away and take his village idiot daughter with him.

kim roy

We see who she got her intelligence and humility from.

Hard Right on May 16, 2012 at 4:19 PM

But it’s ok because Palin endorsed him.

Dante on May 16, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Didn’t you say this in another thread? Running out of talking points?

No, it’s not okay. You missed the catcalls and howls when she did.

BUT

We understand why she did it and accept it. We’d expect no less from someone with integrity and class to dance with who brought you.

Having said that, the voters were well within their rights to say “Hey, Sarah, we know why you are doing this, we respect it, but we’re going to pass. No hard feelings and see you next endorsement”.

They didn’t and here we are. Do pack away that talking point because it’s old, tired and silly. Come back with some new ones, ‘kay.

kim roy on May 16, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Ok, McCain really is this stupid… which is just embarrassing for everyone. I still hate Obama for being such a bad candidate as to make me vote for McCain.

I’d have voted for Hilary in a freaking heartbeat because of how I feel about McCain… and now he’s doubling down on stupid?

Let’s take a hypothetical situation. I’ve decided that free gumballs for all seniors is a critical election year issue for me. I want to get out the word on my issue. (what, I made up an issue, it’s a hypothetical)

Clearly free speech says I can push this message as I choose. However, my finances don’t manage to cover the $500,000 I’d need for a small TV ad buy to really get my message to the people.

However I know other like minded people who also believe that gumballs for the elderly is a crucial issue. So we form a group (Constitutionally protected freedom of association seems to cover this nicely) to pool our resources. Now we’re a nonprofit group for political action; or a PAC.

Now we must be silenced? Only the media, or people so rich as to get their message out by themselves on their own resources deserve the right to be heard?

This is why I hated McCain in 2008 and was disappointed he won the primary; and I still hate him.

The only reason to work to silence people is because silencing all opposition gives incumbents a much better chance to get reelected even when they’re too stupid to deserve to be reelected.

Which is why the supporters of this always end up being the stupidest people you’ve ever seen. Why we had one as a Presidential candidate I’ll never know.

gekkobear on May 16, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Hey John…

… Why don’t you finish the fence first?

Seven Percent Solution on May 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM

So, what’s new? Another unconstitutional version of McCain-Feingold? Feingold’s gone and that bill was tossed by the Supremes….as will any alternative dreamed up by Johnny Boy and his dem cohorts! He should just change parties and look like a real conservative dem! Is that an oxymoron?

tomshup on May 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Update: My second-to-last sentence had problem and solution reversed, but I’ve fixed it now.

McCain also has trouble recognizing the real problems. Why does AZ keep electing this fool?

Gladtobehere on May 16, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Yesssss.the sun WILL come up tomorrow!

Fuquay Steve on May 16, 2012 at 4:40 PM

revoking the tax-exempt status of all political organizations and campaigns, and forcing full and immediate transparency on all contributions to candidates for federal-level offices.

Yeah. Politicians will vote for that. When pigs fly!

GarandFan on May 16, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Please lord, let someone who is not a complete buffoon primary this clown. I thought Palin now has a place in Arizona?

The good senator knows there is a spare key out there someplace, and he is not going to stop until he finds it…

TheGarbone on May 16, 2012 at 4:43 PM

I’m pretty sure that the crooks at Pew polling can come up with all the fake polling data that Johnny Mac needs to extend McCain/Feingold as required.

slickwillie2001 on May 16, 2012 at 4:49 PM

I am so glad I did not waste money on him last time. So Maverick is back to his mavericky tricks.

antisocial on May 16, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Hey John…

… Why don’t you finish the fence first?

Seven Percent Solution on May 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM

…would be nice if he’d help J B with her constant fight with JugEars and Holder, as they try to ‘teach a lesson’ to Arizona…the senile senator does realize he represents Arizona…doesn’t he?

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Arizona!?! we’re casting our collective side-eye at you…JD Hayworth looking good again.

DanMan on May 16, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Hayworth looked good to anyone capable of spending 10 minutes on online research and logical thinking. Same old GOP BS that pushed McLame along with liberals in AZ.

One should only listen to Hayworth for half an hour (I did so on radio) to understand just how much more reasoned and on point the guy is when compared to the senile “My friends…” moron.

riddick on May 16, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Why can’t McCain “Partner” with Republicans?

Why can’t McCain wait until Republican majority in January?

DANEgerus on May 16, 2012 at 5:06 PM

He should just change parties and look like a real conservative dem! Is that an oxymoron?

tomshup on May 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Please define “conservative” as it applies to McLame.

riddick on May 16, 2012 at 5:07 PM

If anyone thinks I eill belittle my self by commenting on this article, you’re sadly mistaken.

Oh..wait…ooops…

timberline on May 16, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Arizona!?! we’re casting our collective side-eye at you…JD Hayworth looking good again.

DanMan on May 16, 2012 at 3:25 PM

my 15 year old lab/chow looks better then this doofus …

AZ…. you had your chance ….you CAN do BETTER … I wish you had …

conservative tarheel on May 16, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Anyone else wish that McCain would retire already?

disa on May 16, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Hayworth looked good to anyone capable of spending 10 minutes on online research and logical thinking. Same old GOP BS that pushed McLame along with liberals in AZ.

riddick on May 16, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Exactly. And “moderates” had the gall to go after JD for a friggin infomercial. It was pathetic and we all ended up saddled once again with McShame, the … [insert a description that would never make it past the censor, and then triple it]

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 16, 2012 at 5:20 PM

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