The offensive Big Mac offensive

Defeated presidential candidate John McCain isn’t up for another political embarrassment, and to ensure that doesn’t occur, he is “launching a scorched-earth campaign aimed at incinerating a election challenge from former congressman, J.D. Hayworth.”

POLITICO reports that Arizona’s senior senator and his operatives are attempting, with a series of hardball tactics, to cut Hayworth down before his campaign even gets off the ground.

One source familiar with the McCampaign strategy said the offensive was only a preview of things to come, adding, “I wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of this.”

Not unlike threats issued by the fictional Godfather Don Vito Corleone, the McCain effort to shoot down Hayworth has also taken place behind the scenes, according to several sources — with McCain allies warning Hayworth against a campaign. “I know some party folks have come to J.D. and said, ‘This is not good for you,’” said one person familiar with the effort.

What the McCain functionaries are inadvertently doing is grappling with more than a single man named J.D. Hayworth. During his three years as an unparalleled drive-time radio host, Hayworth has built up a loyal following. They are ready and willing to take on the unpopular McCain at the grassroots level.

Surely Mr. McCain has seen the results of unexpected and epic upsets — as recently as last week, when the decades-long held seat of his liberal ally, Ted Kennedy, was won by a Republican.  Surprising shakeups have taken place in New Jersey and Virginia. Such victories can easily be repeated in Arizona, where McCain is all too well known.

As evidenced by McCain’s low level of support in his home state — a mere 9-points — during his match-up with Obama, his “Mavericky” ways have become increasingly unpopular. The people are tired of business as usual and want dependable, conservative representation. They know they’ll never get that from John McCain.

23 Responses to The offensive Big Mac offensive

  1. Clark says:

    Actually, reading this has exactly the opposite effect on me that McCain is probably aiming for. His “techniques” should make him a pirriah, rather than a U.S. Senator. McCain is a ruthless thug!

  2. Patriot says:

    Amen! Go J.D.! Let’s retire John McCain — he’s overdue.

  3. Calypso says:

    “Scorched-earth “ and “incinerating?” These are the words used by McCain operatives regarding a still undeclared candidate? McAmnesty must be more frightened than we can even imagine. It would be a pleasure for me to work against this angry and bullying old has-been. I was unable to vote for Obama in the presidential election, but I did not vote for McCain. I figured if he need my vote to win Arizona, he was in worse shape than I thought and my vote wouldn’t make a difference. I blame his ego for the match-up that gave us Obama.

  4. Another LD11 PC says:

    Scorched earth has been the McCain SOP since day 1.
    The only response to that is…..


    and backing that up with campaign donations to him.

    However before I send $$$ I want 100% confirmation that he’s in this till the end and isn’t going to bow out or cave to RNC pressure.


    I don’t want either one of these yahoos in office; they both allowed corruption, graft and fraud to exist while in office. They turned their heads while it went on in order to keep being elected and not make waves.

    Hayworth was complacent in his position as a Congressman and lost to Mitchell; his feigned respect does not go unnoticed by the public. Of what of Hayworth’s vote to bills that had pork in them?

    there’s a Congressman in Utah, if I’m not mistaken, who won’t vote for ANY bill which seeks pork, entitlements, Hayworth should take a lesson.

    If that’s what he did as a Congressman, just imagine all the shenanigans he’ll do as a Senator. No thanks.

    I’m certain there has to be candidates with greater integrity and character out there.

    McCain just needs to retire, plain and simple.

  6. Sally Forth says:

    I just read the POLITICO link and feel disgusted. John McCain bears the Mark of Cain. He and those who work for him are despicable. If he’s as grand as he thinks he is, why not promote his record (which, in fact, stinks!) rather than tear another person apart to elevate himself?

  7. sherriaz says:

    I was disgusted with the radio ads and have made even more so by the report from Politico. The Maverick is making JD the underdog- and we all know that people love to root for the underdog.

    There are hundreds of thousands of voters fed up with McCains amnesty antics. That, and his cozy relationship with the Dems before he decided he needed to focus on re-election, are just two of his weak areas. JD will have loads of garbage to sift through.

    We’re planning to re-register as Republicans just to help JD.

    Bring it McCain.

  8. Doc says:

    So Iconic…back down here on terra firma, J.D. might have made a few mistakes…are YOU feeling perfect? Generally speaking, J.D. did a good job in Congress. Far better than the McMaverick…& he didn’t use underhanded tactics, baclroom deals, & THREATS to get it done, nor is he now. And since I’ve spoken to the man personally, face-2-face, shook his hand, & looked him dead in the eye, I can tell you positively, that he’s got more honesty, Integrety, dignity, & character than our incumbant senator. Wake-up, man!

  9. Sgt. Preston says:

    J.D. has a new website:
    Great banner header:
    “A consistent conservative. What the senator for Arizona needs to be.”

    Let’s get behind this good man! We can put this site to good use, since so many J.D. supporters assemble here.
    Right now, J.D. needs money. Send him what you can. Just as armies are said to move on their stomachs, so do campaigns move on contributions from dedicated supporters. His site has a means of donating. Do it! I’ve contributed earlier and will again.

  10. Kathy says:

    McCain plays nice with Barack Hussein Obama – oops I said Hussein. But he’s going to “destroy” JD??!! AZ needs to “destroy” McCain at the polls.

  11. Hunter says:

    As I’ve said before and as this proves, McCain is more energized to oppose conservative Republicans than Democrats. If McCain had put one tenth as much spirit, nastiness, and drive into defeating Obama in 2008 as he is trying to do to JD in 2010 (even before JD has declared himself a candidate), McCain might have actually been elected President.

  12. Win W/JD says:

    JD’s website is up:

  13. DeAnn says:

    McCain sure has Mark Levin riled. He was exposing all the dirty tactics of McCain and his “thugs” (Mark’s word for McCain’s handlers). He is supporting J.D. and will help with national exposure and money. It should be interesting.

  14. Night Owl says:

    That’s great news! You made my day!
    Can you imagine if Levin came in for a fundraiser for J.D.? What a winner!

    I believe ‘We The People’ have immense power (if we get off our duffs and get to work for J.D.) to rid ourselves of McRINO. This is THE crucial election if J.D. gets in. What a fantastic upset THAT would be!

  15. Stanford says:

    The truth of the matter is John McCain is both loathsome and terrified. I’m active in the party and honestly don’t know a single Republican who thinks well of him. But they are all in agreement that he is sweating bullets over the prospect of a humiliating defeat. Let’s do what we can to help that along.

    JD’s website is

    Volunteer! Contribute! Encourage him! We need this good man back in congress and representing our conservative views.

  16. Doc says:

    We all know some of th’ thugs (McCain lackeys) read our intrepid little blog…with all th’ negative publicity he receives here, & calls for his resignation numerous times, one would think our senior senator’d get th’ HINT!!!

  17. Kathy says:

    Remember McCain voted YES to confirm Holder (terrorist supporter) and “Tax Cheat” Treasury Sec. Geithner. But let’s destroy a real Conservative.

  18. DeAnn says:

    Remember McCain just voted yes on the hate crimes bill. That is dangerous. They could come after Christians because they don’t believe in the gay lifestyle.

  19. MacBeth says:

    There is a poll up at the AZ Republic’s website (scroll down on the page) rating Señor Juan McAmnesty and J.D. Hayworth.

    Please cast your vote for J.D.

  20. SEEING RED AZ says:

    Kate the Great, Drew Avery, Garrett Hyde, Jane Boyd, Tyler J., Annie Oliver, Kassy, KM, Annie O., Linus S., F.Davis, Jack J.B, Jason, Claire Josephson, and Finn Lee:

    An “E” for effort, but no cigar. Posting comments under various pseudonyms that compliment one another before they are even posted, is a giveaway. We prefer to play it straight here. If John McCain is such a formidable and effective leader, it’s curious that his supporters would use this type of deception to get his message out. You know who you are, and so do we. Your comments will not go up on these pages, so give it a rest.

  21. Doc says:

    Hey Linus S…a.k.a. Lucy’s little brother…go back to your thumb sucking corner & take your R.I.N.O. Blanket with ya’…loser!

  22. AZ Conservative Gal says:

    Fraud by the McCaniacs? Don’t tell us they would engage in such deplorable tactics! We are shocked…..NOT!

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