Why Jim Deakin Should Support JD Hayworth for the US Senate

by Michael Holliday

It’s great that Jim Deakin, the self-appointed Arizona Tea Party candidate, stepped up to the plate—like other similarly outraged conservatives with good intentions—to ride the wave of popular discontent and draw attention not only to himself, but to the difficult problems facing Arizona, such as the illegal alien invasion and some bona fide national issues, like our out of control Federal Reserve Bank, which is neither federal nor has any reserves.

And, although not enough to base a Senatorial campaign on, the fact that America now has more politically appointed, non-elected “Czars”—than several centuries’ worth of pre-Soviet-era Russian empires, combined—should be enough to alarm any true lover of freedom, and not just Mr. Deakin.

However, the political landscape leading up to the Arizona Primaries has developed in such a manner—the race between JD Hayworth and John McCain is so close (Rasmussen Reports has the race at 47 percent McCain and 36 percent J.D. Hayworth, with Jim Deakin taking 7 percent)—that Deakin’s sincerest contribution to the greater good, and proof of his dedication to the conservative cause celebre: stopping the illegal alien invasion and resisting amnesty, requires that he relinquish his self-indulgent Senatorial aspirations and subordinate them to the needs of something greater than himself.  That is, to the concerted effort to defeat John McCain.

I’m not suggesting that he step down from his well-intentioned efforts, rather I’m asking that he redirect them and step up to his important moral obligation.  That despite Deakin’s good intentions, the road to hell may await us all, unless we elect a candidate capable of effectuating authentic resistance against McCain’s nefarious direction.  JD Hayworth has pledged to do just that, and has even written the definitive book on the subject entitled Whatever it Takes:  Illegal Immigration, Border Security and the War on Terror.

Jim Deakin brings nothing new to the table that JD hasn’t already discussed in regard to securing our borders.  If anything, he brings lack of experience.  The biggest wake-up call for the world was the 911 attacks that brought mass destruction, through Jihadist terrorism, to US soil.  This changed everything, including the need to safeguard our borders immediately, without compromise.  However, it still wasn’t enough to change John McCain.

Furthermore, Deakin plays fast and loose with the truth by making the intellectually dishonest statement that a vote for Hayworth is a vote for McCain.  JD Hayworth has a stellar, 100% pro-life voting record.  John McCain does not.  In the eternal scheme of things, there is an unbridgeable abyss between JD Hayworth and John McCain on the right to life issue, alone.  That Deakin can’t see this is cause for worry!

Hayworth will fight McCain’s comprehensive immigration reform plan, holds a better overall conservative record— He maintained an “A” rating from the NRA, a 100% Pro-Life voting record, a lifetime rating of 89 from Citizens Against Government Waste and a lifetime rating of 98 from the American Conservative Union—and is officially endorsed by the original North Phoenix Tea Party.  A side-by-side comparison of Hayworth and McCain can be found here: http://www.jdforsenate.com/who-shares-your-values.

If I thought Deakin offered a realistic chance of beating John McCain, I would be giving him serious consideration, as would many other concerned Arizonans, as would the media, as would John McCain.  None are.  This is a big indication that he lacks the traction to sway the majority population of conscientious voters toward his goals, which are, for the most part the same as JD Hayworth’s—not McCain’s!  However, Deakin can still sway the votes of the critical few.  And this is where the problem lies.

For Deakin, hoping that every Arizonan will secretly convert, and fill in his name on the ballot—in an eleventh-hour Primary, “Damascus Road Experience” of sorts—is not only wanton wishful thinking wedded to self-deception, it’s, at best, a futile exercise in political overreaching and, at worst, a negligent act of self-destruction.  Even that megalomaniacal, power-hungry shrew Hillary Clinton, had to surrender her coveted delusions of Presidential grandeur to the reality of a superior, electable Obama.  And, anything but a full grasp of reality from a candidate, at this critical junction in America’s history, is unacceptable.  In fact, it makes me question not only Deakin’s true motives, but his fitness for public service.

Sometimes it’s not enough to do the right thing; sometimes one must do what is necessary.  Sometimes doing nothing is doing something.  And, sometimes doing nothing is doing something—extraordinary!  If Jim Deakin cares about Arizona more than he cares about himself, he’ll do nothing towards furthering his Senatorial campaign and lend his support to JD Hayworth.  It’s both necessary and the right thing to do.

Furthermore, in a close race like this, the cold-hard reality is that a vote for Jim Deakin is a vote for John McCain!


Comments

  1. Michael Holliday says

    Yes!

    As I have been trying to convey, sometimes humorously, sometimes not: JD is the clear choice.

    More than that, he’s the ONLY choice!

    If McCain and Obama can legalize 15-25 million illegal aliens, it will be the beginning of a big change of heart of the middle class taxpayers that will signal the beginning of the long grind toward dissolution.

    Knocking on the our door of our existential vacuum will be a reinvigorated, militant Islam.

    Carrol Quigley spoke, in THE EVOLUTION OF CIVILIZATIONS, the stages of growth and decay of great societies in the past. He mentioned it in TRAGEDY AND HOPE, also.

    The center will not hold.

    Think of the equivalent of the oil tragedy in the Gulf, but in socio-political, socio-economic terms.

  2. We’ll see after the 16th what the stats are.

  3. Mr. Holliday,

    You said it best when you stated anyone can say something to gather support. As a matter of fact, I believe that is what Hayworth is doing.

    I am not sure how much education you have, but I feel your, and many other Hayworth supporters’, math skills are lacking. When I add Hayworth’s 36% to Deakin’s 7% I only get a total of 43%. Which, of course, is less than 47%.

    Let’s look closer at the polls. I have yet to see a poll where Hayworth was beating McCain in the Polls. As a matter of fact, I have seen many polls where Hayworth’s margin of loss in the polls has been increasing.

    You want to claim that McCain is lying based on his past record, but you will not take Hayworth’s record into account when he says something. You bring up 9-11, but do not mention that Hayworth had been in office working on his 4th term. Hayworth claims he has learned his lesson, yet he went back to the Indian Tribes in California for a large donation, even after his problems with the Abramoff scandal.

    Now, lets get to Hayworth’s backing from the Original North Valley Tea Party. this group is far from a normal Tea Party. This group is led by Republican Politics as Usual crowd. Don’t believe me, then ask them why they would cancel a Tea Party Meeting to attend a Republican LD Meeting???

    One last item, you claimed Jim Deakin is claiming a vote for Hayworth is a vote for McCain. That is Hayworth’s camp and supporters that make the claim against Deakin. I believe the claim made by Deakin supporters is McCain vs. Hayworth, Deakin wins. If Hayworth would not have been so selfish and stayed out of this race, McCain’s career would already be over.

    You have a right to support who you want. But when you are unwilling to lok at all facts of every story, it is not journalism. You are just the same as the Liberal Media. Only want your points heard and avoid all facts that go against your story.

  4. Michael Holliday says

    Hugh Says:
    June 26th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Mr. Holliday,

    You said it best when you stated anyone can say something to gather support. As a matter of fact, I believe that is what Hayworth is doing.

    I am not sure how much education you have, but I feel your, and many other Hayworth supporters’, math skills are lacking. When I add Hayworth’s 36% to Deakin’s 7% I only get a total of 43%. Which, of course, is less than 47%.
    ______

    Me: Of course Hayworth is saying things to garner support. It’s what politicians do!
    Anyway, Hayworth will show more in the polls as we go along. Also, remember, McCain is the establishment guy so the media wants to portray him as unbeatable.
    I don’t totally subscribe to the poll stats. It depends on whose poll is being used, etc.

    Hugh: Let’s look closer at the polls. I have yet to see a poll where Hayworth was beating McCain in the Polls. As a matter of fact, I have seen many polls where Hayworth’s margin of loss in the polls has been increasing.

    Me: Tea Party candidates were recently down by more than Hayworth over McCain, and surged to a win. It’s the times, my friend.

    Hugh: You want to claim that McCain is lying based on his past record, but you will not take Hayworth’s record into account when he says something. You bring up 9-11, but do not mention that Hayworth had been in office working on his 4th term. Hayworth claims he has learned his lesson, yet he went back to the Indian Tribes in California for a large donation, even after his problems with the Abramoff scandal.

    Me: McCain wiffle-waffles on major issues. He’s dangerous to America. Abramoff Shmabramoff. JD has some allegiance to the Indians and some of their causes. I like to gamble at Indian casinos myself. You’ve said nothing. Really.

    Hugh: Now, lets get to Hayworth’s backing from the Original North Valley Tea Party. this group is far from a normal Tea Party. This group is led by Republican Politics as Usual crowd. Don’t believe me, then ask them why they would cancel a Tea Party Meeting to attend a Republican LD Meeting???

    Me: Sorry they’re not “Tea Partied-out” enough for you. Maybe their decaffeinated Tea Partiers…you know.

    Hugh: One last item, you claimed Jim Deakin is claiming a vote for Hayworth is a vote for McCain. That is Hayworth’s camp and supporters that make the claim against Deakin. I believe the claim made by Deakin supporters is McCain vs. Hayworth, Deakin wins. If Hayworth would not have been so selfish and stayed out of this race, McCain’s career would already be over.

    Me: I’ve laid out the analysis in the messages of a prior Op Ed I wrote. Prove any of my analyses wrong rather than just saying it’s JD’s camp saying “a vote for Deakin is a vote for McCain.” Why is Deakin down so low? Deakin should do the right thing and support JD. It’s up to him. I did my analysis it will stand the test of time.

    Hugh: You have a right to support who you want. But when you are unwilling to look at all facts of every story, it is not journalism. You are just the same as the Liberal Media. Only want your points heard and avoid all facts that go against your story.

    Me: Hugh, you haven’t said anything about Hayworth that substantive. You say look at the facts. You’re making generalizations and allusions and suggestions. I suggest you read my other posts, extensive, where I let McCain speak for himself. See my Op Ed on why Deakin should endorse Hayworth. Watch the video clips of McCain defending Obamao.

    The main realization that I need to convey to JD, via these postings is that (1) he is in a bona fide psycho-spiritual war with a great prize at stake. There is a dynamic at play here beyond what anyone has elucidated, simply because they don’t comprehend certain existential realities, since they are stuck in a purely materialistic, one-sided world view; (2) What is key is that JD Hayworth realize that he can and probably will win but he needs to do certain things. Much of it is psychological. He has a better record and can withstand these silly flim-flam criticisms but will be assailed by doubt.

    John McCain will not go with a fight and the forces that he is in league with will cooperate, even subconsciously or an a spiritual plane, in a synchronous way. Not collusion, not conspiracy but to protect their interests because the prize is the transformation of America into something it was never intended to be.

    JD, on the other hand, wields a virtuous pro-life record, which, in the eternal scheme, aligns him with the personal, indeed transpersonal and cosmic force of love and life.

    It’s not new age, it’s spiritual.

    Ever read the works of the late Fr. Malachi Martin?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malachi_Martin

    That’s my angle…

  5. Claire Morgan says

    Jim Deakin is the only citizen candidate running for the U. S. Senate. People need to get behind him. Sharron Angle only had 5% of the vote two months before the primaries in Utah, but she went on to win. All true conservatives who are tired of business as usual need to spport Deakin and get out there and campaign for him. He is the true constitutionalist. The other two are establishment elitiists. Much of their money comes from outside the state unlike Jim’s. He needs to be elected.

  6. Claire – one big difference here as no one has heard of Jim Deakin after a year and half of “campaigning”. Pretty much anyone with a radio, TV or computer had heard the name “Sharron Angle” within a month or two.

    And I’m confused – aren’t all three “citizen candidates”?

    And your right, all of Deakin’s money comes from within the state – all tens dollars of it.

  7. Joe Green says

    If you think Jim Deakin is going to win the senate race, you are on drugs. He can’t only see that John Flip-Flop, CFR member, Cap & trade & pro-ilegal John McCain wins.A lot of Republicans and independents are undesided what makes the race to close to call.In my opinion this race will be won with a 5-8% margin, about the same vote Deakin could get if he stays in the race.
    Never forget who helped elect left-wing socialist Brack Obama as president. John McCain and the hapless republicans by not running a hard hitting campaign against Obama. Now that McCain is up for re-election, he is running a hard hitting camapign against JD Hayworth.Makes me think that McCain was running as a straw candiate in 2008 with the idea of not winning.
    Thank You, McCain and the Republicans for all the crap we have at the White House!!!

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