Border Wars: And it’s gotten a whole lot worse!

While we’re on the topic of the border, here’s a clip from early 2007 featuring Congressman JD Hayworth warning us of the crisis at our border. As Citizens United was releasing this documentary, Senator John McCain was ramping up for his “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” aka Amnesty battle in the US Senate.

Over three years later, the crisis has grown worse and become a major issue for candidates here in Arizona.

Just as Treasurer Dean Martin was way ahead of the issue on the state budget crisis, Congressman JD Hayworth was way ahead of the rest of the congressional delegation on border security. I recommend that everyone obtain a copy of this documentary to compare how things have worsened between 2006 and 2010.


Comments

  1. Michael Holliday says

    Saying that the government will secure the border after Comprehensive Immigration Reform is enacted is like saying the DEA will enforce the drug laws after drugs are legalized!

  2. Walt Stephenson says

    That “left wing, radical” National Review endorsed Senator McCain over JD. After pointing out that Sen. McCain has a better record on controlling spending than does Congressman Hayworth, National Review concludes, “If ever we needed legislators who favor a resolute foreign policy and budget restraint, that time is now.”

    With Steve Forbes and the National Review endorsing Senator McCain over JD it could be they know something you don’t or are they just RINO’s?

  3. Michael Holliday says

    # Walt Stephenson Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 9:26 am

    With Steve Forbes and the National Review endorsing Senator McCain over JD it could be they know something you don’t or are they just RINO’s?
    _____

    No, they’re just ignorant of the fact that comprehensive immigration reform/amnesty trumps all.

    While John McCain is posturing to stick his finger in the proverbial dam to stop the economic bleeding, the whole friggen’ dam is collapsing all around him because of the billions of dollars illegal aliens are costing Arizona and the country.

    Like I said, most of these people are delusional in their cognitive dissonance.

    Either that or they’re birds of a feather!

    Anyhow, reality has its own physics.

    In this case, the centripetal force of truth will spin John McCain’s misguided efforts in a synchronous way that is harmonious and in accordance with reality; hence, in a grand strategy of political Aikido, JD Hayworth will throw his opponent out of office and prevail with minimum effort and economy of political motion.

    Afterward, I see JD getting up and putting on his big old ten gallon cowboy hat, slipping on his rattlesnake boots, and grabbing the giant broom of conservatism off the wall…

    Do I need to reiterate what happens next, For the umpteenth time?

    JD chases McCain, who scampers down street like a rabid Armadillo, while yelling, “Get out of my house, McCain! Git out you liberal little critter, you!”

    Of course dust and fur fly like the OK Corral.

    Then, JD settles in to chow down on a big, spicy bowl of Sonoran-style, Chipotle Rattlesnake Chili & cornbread and celebrate la Hayworth revolucion!

  4. Walt Stephenson Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 9:26 am
    That “left wing, radical” National Review endorsed Senator McCain over JD. After pointing out that Sen. McCain has a better record on controlling spending than does Congressman Hayworth, National Review concludes, “If ever we needed legislators who favor a resolute foreign policy and budget restraint, that time is now.”

    With Steve Forbes and the National Review endorsing Senator McCain over JD it could be they know something you don’t or are they just RINO’s?
    …………

    That’s too complicated. It boils down to this:

    In the East, they see Smeagol McCain, in the boonies of ARizona we get Gollum McCain.

  5. I can’t get the link to work – is it just my ‘puter?

    Does anyone worry about Rodney Glassman? I see him as a very big threat to JD – not so much to McCain.

  6. Walt,

    Facts are stubborn things and the voters are having a very difficult time reconciling endorsements like this with John McCain’s actual record.

    You should also keep in mind that there is a very strong intimidation factor at play on these endorsements. Many of these organizations have had a tumultuous relationship with John McCain over the years. They know his vindicative temperament and how he responds if they say anything negative about him. I have personal experience with this as the former Executive Director of Arizona Right to Life – on the issue of campaign finance reform. Many of these groups fear that if John McCain is re-elected he will wreak havoc on their legislative agendas. He will have six more years of unaccountability and could cause them irreparable harm.

    The bottom line in 2010 is that endorsement means NOTHING unless it is backed up with a consistent conservative job performance – and that’s something John McCain cannot lay claim to.

  7. Walt Stephenson says

    DSW,
    If JD wins I will hold my nose and support him over the Democrat, will you support McCain if he wins?

  8. Walt,

    For the record, I have not voted for John McCain for the last two election cycles. Why would I start voting for him now?

    As Hugh Hewitt said, “John McCain is a great American, a lousy senator and a terrible Republican.”

    As a former member of the Pima County Republican Executive Committee, it was my job to help elect good Republicans. John McCain has been anything but that.

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