McCain: King of senate absenteeism gets a makeover

Dan Nowicki, the Republic reporter assigned to flatter Sen. John McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign, is now onboard as his chief image re-crafter and apologist.  McCain is up for reelection on the 2010 ballot and is just a bit worried about not connecting with his Republican constituency. A recent Rasmussen Reports survey showed that 61% of Arizona Republicans think McCain has lost touch with those in his own party. In political parlance, those are deadly numbers.

Today we are told that although McCain missed more votes than anyone else in the senate in 2007 and 2008, he is back in the saddle, so to speak, and conscientiously casting votes to show his home staters how busy he is working on their behalf. Instead, most remember his predicable aisle crossing on issues that are the antithesis of Republican principles and his service as the architect of amnesty legislation for the estimated 25 – 30 million illegal aliens in the U.S.

During his chronic absences from sessions of the 110th Congress, McCain missed 420 votes, or 63.9 percent, of a total 657.

Yet McCain has arrogantly opined he doesn’t think his missed votes mattered to Arizona voters, since they continue to reelect him.  Of course the fact that he has an enormous campaign war chest already bulging with over $5 million  and has never previously had a viable challenger, might just be a factor. Omitted from the article is the fact that he carried his home state in last year’s presidential election by an embarrassingly slim 10 percentage points.

The national media is smelling blood in the water. These are just a few of those covering the fact that an exceedingly popular former Arizona congressman is being encouraged to challenge the state’s senior senator.

If J.D. Hayworth gets in the race, brush up on your French. At least manage enough fluency to bid John McCain “au revoir.”

7 Responses to McCain: King of senate absenteeism gets a makeover

  1. Capt. Marvel says:

    Good as far as it goes. Here’s some additional information to fill out this post!

  2. Dist. 7 PC says:

    Say it! The Emperor has no clothes! John McCain is standing exposed for all the world to see. It’s not a pretty sight and one I refuse to enable anymore. He will never again get my support and neither will any of his surrogates or wannabees!!

  3. Flying V says:

    Excellent video exposing this double-talker, Captain. “Sraight talk” my ass! McCain has no core. He takes whichever vantage point serves his purposes at any given moment.

  4. Jack says:

    He’s a liberal and inconsistant in his messages — for border “security” while supporting amnesty, etc. The newspaper will endorse him because he espouses their left-wing political spew. All the more reason to steer clear of this two-faced guy. We know him too well, which is why he barely carried AZ in November.

    And, YES, I do care that you haven’t represented me!! I care a lot, John!

  5. Ricky Lujan says:

    John McCain against repeal of Roe v. Wade

    John McCain for repeal of Roe v. Wade

    McCain and Michael Steele have in fact, taken protection of innocent life out of the Republican Platform. They also took combating illegal immigration out of the Republican Platform. See for yourself: You will not find the Republican Platform at Instead you will find its replacement “What We Believe.” Protection of innocent life and America’s boders are not in “What We Believe.”

    McCain vowed to remake the Party. Obviously, said construction is underway beginning with the removal of the Republican Platform from

  6. Doc says:

    The party doesn’t need to be re-made, DAMMIT!!! The party needs to re-read the damned platform, follow it’s tenants, remember the Great One, President Reagan, and LOSE THE R.I.N.O. DEAD WEIGHT, whoever they are!

    Again, if McCain REALLY cared about his constituents, & about America, he’d resign, ask Governor Brewer to appoint J.D. Hayworth to his seat, with his full blessings & endorsement, take his wife, & go to Grand Cayman, & drop his cell phone into the ocean, not to be heard from again!

    If he doesn’t do THAT VERY THING, then he’s no less the problem causer that the head muslim is.

    Just like that…

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