Hayworth pledges Obamacare repeal; McCain lags behind

 

For Immediate Release: April 9, 2010

Phoenix, AZ (April 9) – U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) pledged today that if he were in the Senate he would co-sponsor legislation S.3152 introduced by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) to repeal ObamaCare that puts the free market healthcare system under the control of the federal government. Hayworth has already shown leadership in signing the Club for Growth repeal pledge at www.repealit.org a grassroots effort to rescue America from government run health care.

Hayworth said, “To this point, John McCain has done a lot of talking about the bill but has failed to take any real action. To date Mr. McCain has not co-sponsored the DeMint legislation or signed the Club for Growth petition. Therefore, we invite the Senator to step forward to co-sponsor the bill and sign the petition from Club for Growth just as over 350 other lawmakers and candidates have done.

“When elected to the U.S. Senate to represent the people of Arizona, I will be Arizona’s first line of defense and will be the first in line to sponsor and aggressively support such repeal legislation.”

Hayworth is challenging U.S. Senator John McCain in the Arizona Republican primary August 24th.


Comments

  1. Conservative 4 AZ says

    THAT’S how you show initiative! Thank you for LEADING in Arizona!

  2. McCain will eventually copy him in his election year pretend move to the right. How long do you predict, I say Monday since its a big news day. And he’ll strong arm Kyl and maybe the rest of the Congressional delegation into issuing it with him, like the last time he copied JD, on denouncing Brewers tax increase.

  3. The Mole says

    McCain will support Obamacare and claim it’s immigration reform. It will stop the Canadians from sneaking into this country to use our health care.

  4. There are 15 co-sponsors so far:

    Robert Bennett [R-UT]
    Christopher Bond [R-MO]
    Saxby Chambliss [R-GA]
    Thomas Coburn [R-OK]
    John Cornyn [R-TX]
    Michael Crapo [R-ID]
    John Ensign [R-NV]
    Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
    Kay Hutchison [R-TX]
    James Inhofe [R-OK]
    Jon Kyl [R-AZ]
    George LeMieux [R-FL]
    James Risch [R-ID]
    Pat Roberts [R-KS]
    David Vitter [R-LA]

    ___

    Let’s go McCain, humor us.

  5. Anne,

    I think you are right, probably on Monday, because on Tuesday McCain will be getting ready to talk about how he fought for the Bush tax cuts.

    Oh wait…

    McCain was one of the only Republicans to oppose the Bush tax cuts. What a conservative that John McCain is…LOL

  6. Why hasn’t John McCain co-sponsored a bill that won’t pass or signed a petition that won’t do anything?

    Because he’s busy working for the people of Arizona and this nation against one of the most aggressive and destructive Administrations and Congress ever to run Washington.

    And JD would have been there, too, but he lost his Republican district to a useless, know-nothing school teacher who now helps to stop anything that Senator McCain wants to do.

    There’s your answer.

  7. Travis Says:
    April 10th, 2010 at 7:21 am
    Why hasn’t John McCain co-sponsored a bill that won’t pass or signed a petition that won’t do anything?

    Because he’s busy working for the people of Arizona and this nation against one of the most aggressive and destructive Administrations and Congress ever to run Washington.
    ……….

    Frankly, it’s McCain’s fault we have Obama in the first place. He blew his campaign, he didn’t put in the effort it required, he didn’t measure if he’d be physically up for the challenge of a national campaign, he was a senator with zero executive experience, he didn’t have his own VP choice’s back … he suspended his campaign to vote on …whaaat??? gads! It goes on and on. He didn’t count the costs before he ran, he just wanted to be POTUS, just because he wanted to be POTUS.
    SO, quit with those arguments, it just gets one steamed that the GOP should have run a better candidate, but McCain and his famous “connections” sucked up all the air in the GOP room.

    Arrgh!

  8. McCain COULD have used his “political capital” and “connections” to back a truly competitive GOP candidate. Think of the multiplifier effect that would have had, and since we all know now that the current administration is NOTHING like any previous in AMerican history – devastating our economy, our national security, destabilizing out allies, bolstering our enemies, attacking our Constitution at every level.
    The stakes were far far greater than the nation understood. McCain could have used his swing to get information out to the people to inform the voters as to what Obama and his crew were really like, to counter the media adoration of Obama, but NO.
    Worse, McCain praised Obama and reacted with hostility to anyone who criticized Obama. What? WHo’s side was he on anyway?

    Now McCain’s “Working for the AMerican People…” bah! Double ARRGH!

  9. There would be no greater win for Obama than to have ignorant, haters from the Arizona Republican party take out McCain in a primary.

    You want to replace McCain with someone who no one in the Arizona Rwepublican delegation or state government wants to work with and who Obama could dismiss with a wave of his hand.

    What leverage would JD have? None. What coalition could he move? None.

    Do the right thing and support McCain, your little plan of hate and misinformation gave us Obama and now you’re playing into the liberal’s hands again.

  10. “Worse, McCain praised Obama and reacted with hostility to anyone who criticized Obama.”
    ____

    This is true. No one will forget it either, because his daughter is on the road reminding everyone of their utter contempt for conservative Republicans.

  11. AZstinkweed says

    I’m proud of John McCain’s efforts on healthcare. I talked with his DC staff throughout December and they told be that he wanted to improve the healthcare bill and pass healthcare reform. When I asked them if he wanted to kill the bill they told me most assuredly not. Well, the bill got passed and I’m happy. In a few years I’ll be able to pay a small penalty to not have insurance, much less than it costs me now. Should I get cancer or a high cost disease I can walk right down to an insurance company and get cheap coverage because they won’t be able to deny me based on a preexisting condition. How good can it get? Go Johnny!

  12. No McCain says

    Like clockwork, the McCainiac was the one to start calling names and getting ugly. You cannot buy that kind of consistency.

  13. Travis,

    Just curious what leverage does mccain have? What chairman of a committee is he? What issues does he have credibility on?

    He will at most serve one more term and leave no one cares what he has to say anymore. He doesn’t even consider even think he ever was a maverick.

    All he is , is a pathetic senile old man who people roll their eyes at when he talks.

    Also you claim mccain isn’t cosponsoring a bill because it won’t pass. Why should that matter? That’s every republican bill this term. Why even introduce anything then?

  14. AZstinkweed Says:
    April 10th, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    I’m proud of John McCain’s efforts on healthcare.
    …..

    If it’s so superdeedo, how come the Congresscritters and Senatoors are exempt from all provisions? Shouldn’t they be the first to line up and show everyone how wonderful it is?
    If they are exempt, then they don’t like it, not one little bit. McCain made sure HIS butt was covered, but not his constituents’ or the American People’s.

  15. Travis Says:
    April 10th, 2010 at 11:02 am
    There would be no greater win for Obama than to have ignorant, haters from the Arizona Republican party take out McCain in a primary.

    You want to replace McCain with someone who no one in the Arizona Rwepublican delegation or state government wants to work with and who Obama could dismiss with a wave of his hand.
    …………….

    Ah, the “noblesse oblige” tactic. Royalty and the peons. McCain backed Obama better than he backed his own VP choice, Palin.

    So the advice to the “haters” and the “ignorants” is vote for the guy who sucks up to Obama?

    The obsequious appeal.

  16. LOL! Part of the reason we have Obamacare is because JD Hayworth lost his previously safe Republican seat in Congress to Democrat Harry Mitchell! Harry Mitchell voted for Obamacare!

  17. VSB Says:
    April 10th, 2010 at 8:33 pm
    LOL! Part of the reason we have Obamacare is because JD Hayworth lost his previously safe Republican seat in Congress to Democrat Harry Mitchell! Harry Mitchell voted for Obamacare!
    …………

    Didn’t score so hot on the analogy section in the SAT?

  18. “Didn’t score so hot on the analogy section in the SAT?”

    I would imagine I scored better than you did. That wasn’t an analogy. It was a statement of fact.

    If it weren’t for the failure of JD Hayworth and other Republicans of his ilk, we wouldn’t have a Democrat controlled Congress in the first place! No Democrat controlled Congress means no Obamacare! Even a Democrat controlled Congress with a narrower Democrat majority in the House probably would have meant no Obamacare.

    JD lost a safe Republican district (the bulk of which had been held by Republicans nearly uninterrupted for decades except for two years under Coppersmith) to Harry Mitchell.

  19. Reading this is so funny —— amazingly, funny…..

  20. kralmajales says

    Every republican should run on repeal. There is nothing to lose. IF you get elected, you know you won’t really be able to do it anyway. Worth spouting off about, but again, no substance to what Republicans hope to offer or do as public servants.

    And just a reminder. I am still looking for that so-called republican party that is supposed to be against deficits. Every time one is elected, they lower taxes, continue to spend massively, and send the bill to our kids.

    At least some democrats believe we need to pay for what we offer. And just a reminder, Clinton lowered the deficit. And this healthcare bill does too.

  21. kralmajales says

    Tea party faithful…you are snuggling up to fraud when you snuggle with the GOP.

    Mark this down. You wont be able to change them. You will put them back into office. And you will have higher deficits. And I will chuckle at the fact that you thought these people could actually bring you more freedom.

    Unbelievable. Vote libertarian if you really believe what you say at your rallies…or start a new party…be freakin patriots if that is what you think you are. Dont go status quo.

  22. “And you will have higher deficits. And I will chuckle at the fact that you thought these people could actually bring you more freedom.”
    ………..

    Hope and Change!

  23. kralmajales says

    Wanumba,

    Your party is the party of deficit. It is the party of total fraud. It the party of cut taxes and increase spending. It is about giving a break to the wealthy and it has never changed.

    You are not willing to cut to match the level lost by tax decreases. History speaks over and over again to this. The Laffer curve is total crap.

    Either this party is about greed or it is about stupidity. Look at the facts on taxes…look at the facts on deficits. And get back with me.

    I don’t know how any person in the tea party can possibly fall for this stuff…again.

  24. kralmajales says

    Oh and just to go on for a second. I blame the free market philosophy for the mine disaster in WV. The one a few years ago as well. Under Bush regulation was gutted. Mine safety inspection was nearly wiped out. In a year’s time, Obama has tried to reinstate it and has. And what happened? 30 plus violations at that mine and nothing could happen to remedy it because Massey Coal sued…along with most of the other mine companies to block the changes in regulation. They are pending in court.

    30 violations folks. Of methane gas in that mine and a host of others. This is what a lack of govt. power and regulation gets you.

    Companies do NOT do the right thing. It would have cost Massey more to shut down the mine to fix the problem…less coal comes out when you do that.

    29 miners are dead. They have no one to appeal to now. And because of tort reform, their journey to get compensated will be more difficult than it ever should.

    The free market? What on earth would the free market have ever done to keep these miners safe? Not a damned thing.

    And remember…it is the coal companies using our legal system to hold up regulations that might actually protect against that market failure.

  25. kralmajales says

    Oh…and as I stop to remember the miners in West Virginia…I will lay politics aside for a second. Here is a place to donate to their families.

    Donate to the Montcoal Mine Disaster Fund. This is for the children and wives of these men who will no longer be able to support them. Anything you can spare.

    Thanks to the West Virginia Council of Churches for collecting the funds:

    http://www.wvcc.org/ for details.

  26. kralmajales Says:
    April 11th, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    Oh…and as I stop to remember the miners in West Virginia…I will lay politics aside for a second.
    …………..

    How much did you donate? Really.

  27. kralmajales Says:
    April 11th, 2010 at 6:15 pm
    Wanumba,

    It is about giving a break to the wealthy and it has never changed.
    …………….

    Nancy Pelosi – multimillionaire
    Joe Biden – mansion-dwellar
    John Kerry and Teresa Hienz Billlionaire Kerry
    Barack Obama – community organizer millionaire with a million dollar house.
    Kennedy family – multimillionaires
    Bill and Hillary Clinton – multimillionaires
    Jamie Gorelick – millionaire
    Harold Raines – multimillionaire

    Classic Third World wealth accumulation through government connections, NOT through productive business ventures.

  28. kralmajales says

    on the whole the GOP is the party of millionaires…far more so on average than dems…point out the examples…but there are more with you than with us. And ours are ok paying taxes to support the needs of this society.

    I donated $50 so far to the miner fund. If you find that to be just too little…then I challenge you to beat it and I will thank you for it.

  29. kralmajales says

    And come on…if you want to talk profits through govt. connection you must be looking in the wrong place. The entire defense industry, oil industry and the like is subsidized if not govt. contracts. Our own state legislature has members that essentially use their office to line the pockets of their interests and friend in private prisons (not democrats) and charter schools. That govt teet is one that the GOP sucks to high heaven.

  30. kralmajales Says:
    April 12th, 2010 at 12:02 am
    on the whole the GOP is the party of millionaires…far more so on average than dems…point out the examples…but there are more with you than with us. And ours are ok paying taxes to support the needs of this society.

    I donated $50 so far to the miner fund. If you find that to be just too little…then I challenge you to beat it and I will thank you for it.
    ……..

    Yeah, I think that’s too little. That’s not even a enough to fill three bags of groceries with tax. Just a snack for half a family for half a week. Won’t cover even one month of any one family’s electrical bill, or heating or water.

    Who needs your pompous thanks to validate one’s humanitarian piousness? You haven’t even given enough to buy meat for a month for just one family. Potatoes, maybe. Whoopeedeedo.

  31. Stephen Kohut says

    @ wanumba,

    kralmajales is just taking after one of his role models, Joe Biden, who donated a whole $800 to charity over 3 years. In study after study conservatives/religious people are the backbone of charitable contrbutions and give heavily. Liberals/seculars give squat. I guess kralmajales made his three year charitable donation.

    @ kralmajales,

    You might want to have some experience before you spout off about a complex topic, like mine safety. Have you every been in the industry? Have you every worked with MSHA? Do you have any relevant experience to talk from at all? How many family members and friends ahve you ahd in the industry? Do you have any relevant educational experience? I spent 5 years in the mining industry and know full well how thorough MSHA is on mine sites, how thorough OSHA is on the accompanying palnt sites, and how seriously safety is taken by all. Get a clue, get some experience, get something or you will just sound like the crank that you are.

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