Liberal Harry Reid joins AZ Republicans in disappointment with McCain

In an absorbing tell-all article in the New York Times magazine, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is, of course, depicted as a man struggling to maintain his senate seat. But interestingly, he also lashes out at John McCain. 

Reid, 70, said he had been shocked by the behavior of Sen. John McCain, since returning from his failed bid for the presidency. “My disappointment — no, that’s the wrong word; I’ll try to find a better word. My amazement has been John McCain. I thought he’d turn out to be a statesman, work for things. He’s against everything. He’s against everything! He didn’t used to be against everything.”

Even Harry Reid has noticed that McCain is desperately attempting to veer right —  to the chagrin of his Democrat comrades. If he is to survive as a Republican, he can’t continue to lend his support to Democrats.

Reid, of course, has ample reason to be worried about being ousted from his long-held seat and membership in the exclusive Club of 100 — the U.S. Senate.  According to a recent poll published in the Las Vegas Review Journal, a significant 52 percent of Nevadans had an unfavorable view of Reid.

Bro McCain isn’t faring any better. According  to the latest poll conducted by the Behavior Research Center, a mere 40% of Arizonans approve of the job McCain is doing for them in D.C.

A Rasmussen Reports statewide survey of Arizona Republicans found that 61% thought McCain was out of touch with those in his own party. And as dismal as those numbers are, they were up eleven points from 50% in May. Only 33% of Republicans in the state believe McCain has done a good job representing GOP values, according to that same poll.

In this campaign season, in the campaign of his political life, McCain is paying heed and is even risking disappointing his Democrat pals. Republicans have been disappointed in his antics far longer.

6 Responses to Liberal Harry Reid joins AZ Republicans in disappointment with McCain

  1. Ajo Joe says:

    Michelle Malkin wrote: “Savor the irony: After a career spent bashing the right flank of the party, Sen. McCain is now clinging to its coattails to save his incumbent hide.”

    “And pay attention to the hidden, more troubling irony: While he runs to the right to protect his seat, McCain’s political machine is working across the country to install liberal and establishment Republicans to secure his legacy.”

    How right Ms. Malkin is!! We Arizonans know he best and like him least. His poll number certainly substantiate that!


    From what I can tell in observation from what others say to me at meetings, rallies, town halls, etc. – we’re sick of people defining our “values”; we’re sick of the parties defining our “values”

    American Values are easy: Freedom & Choice

    Limited Government, Personal Responsibility and Safety of the Nation

    Freedom or Control, which side are you on?

    Since when did either party think that they had a “right” to take ownership in the development of society itself; defining how everything “should” be, telling people what “values” they ought to have; infringing on personal freedom for their personal gain.

    Both parties seek to do nothing more than ping-pong politics to try and impose their “version” of the world – Americans are sick of it.

    This election cycle and every election thereafter, will continue to develop our society toward greater freedom and less intrusiveness through imposing someone else’s personal agenda feigning as “values” everyone else ought live by.

    McCain knows instinctually that the tide has turned.

    Americans are sober to reality; politicians mistook our passivity as stupidity

    Their scam is a sham and we’re onto their game!

    I can’t wait!!!!

  3. kate says:

    I am so sick of McCain I could puke. I have morning sickness every day just thinking we may have 6 more years of this bullying creep. He is consistent in his inconsistency except when election season rolls around. Then look for him to back track as he sells us snake oil tonic to blur our memory of how he advanced the liberal cause and attacked conservatives and drove them out of the party while he and his surrogates shouted “UNITY”. No kiss from a prince is going to change this left-wing toady into an admired conservative despite his double-talk on the marriage amendment and his wife and daughter campaigning to have the courts overturn traditional marriage in Calif.

    Hey John, tell us how “we are all God’s children”, “Americans won’t do the jobs”; tell us about closing Gitmo, John, and how you believe we must try terrorists in US courts. Oh, I forgot, you flipped on that, didn’t you. Now you say they must be tried in US courts. You are one hell of a piece of work.

    God bless JD Hayworth for stepping up to take your lying garbage attacks. Let’s hope a majority of the voters have wised up to your bunk by now.

    I know I don’t sound very lady-like, but politicians like McCain infuriate me. How can he stand to look at his lying face in the mirror every morning. And those lying adds. I hope they backfire on McNasty.

  4. Scott says:

    When the Democrats are wondering what happened to the reliable McRINO’s votes so often cast in their camp, you know the old man is up to no good. He’s running right to get elected. Then he’ll give us full-blown amnesty. We’ve been down this path with McCain before. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. It won’t happen again, Johhny Mac. we’re on to you.

  5. Onward says:

    Let’s not forget:

    “I have to tell you. Sen. Obama is a decent person and a person you don’t have to be scared of as president of the United States,” McCain told a supporter at a town hall meeting in Minnesota who said he was “scared” of the prospect of an Obama presidency and of who the Democrat would appoint to the Supreme Court.

  6. Diogodog says:

    McCain has never been a statesman. He’s a political thug. He and Kyl will finally get a taste of their own medicine come August. It’s Republicans that will vote in August. NOBODY else. It’s Republicans that the two Senators have been so ugly to. It’s conservative Republicans who will have the last say in August. 200 days +/- to go …