John McCain: The defiant defector

Accelerated efforts to undermine Republican policies indicator of McCain’s last term?

Bloomberg News provides yet another repugnant glimpse at Arizona’s senior senator in this 2-page report, McCain Ditches Combative Role to Become Obama Ally in Senate. We linked to Politico’s article New power triangle on Wednesday which also exposed McCain’s alliances with Barack Obama.

These ongoing reports of this known colluder might be tedious but for the continual and flagrant shiv in the back John McCain thrusts at Republicans as he persistently cuts deals with liberals. He now revels in his fraternal role as Barack Obama’s strong Capitol Hill ally.

Over the years, McCain has attempted to configure his aisle crossing as maverickism. During his failed presidential campaign he called his tour bus the “Straight Talk Express,” much to the incredulity of Arizona conservatives, who know he is incapable to such an accomplishment

He wins acclaim from the most liberal of Democrats such as Harry Reid and Elizabeth Warren, and is esteemed for ditching his Republican colleagues as he coalesces with those who disdain our principles and policies. McCain meets regularly with Barack Obama and his top advisors and has even expressed concern over helping the second term president in the legacy department. According to McCain, “The president of the United States, like all presidents in their second terms, looks at their legacy. And there are areas that we have worked on.”

This collaboration meets with senate underling Jeff Flake‘s approval.  “He’s doing some of the same things he’s done all along — trying to protect the institution,” said Flake. “I’ve seen more consistency than anything else.” 

What a surprise!

Like his mentor John McCain, Jeff Flake has become the darling of the “bi-partisan” crowd.

Astute politicos know that the accurate definition of bi-partisanship is Republicans setting aside principles to join forces with Democrats in promoting their agenda. This post comes complete with irrefutable links under the ‘Update” tag exposing Flake, along with a fine photo.  Check them out.

10 Responses to John McCain: The defiant defector

  1. pcrcPC says:

    McCain is just doing the rnc’s bidding.

    if there is any doubt the rnc, and by extension the azgop is working actively against the party base, we need look no further.

    RNC Operatives Join Holder’s Campaign Against Texas, Several Other States
    Sources say RNC donations are being used to re-impose federal mandates struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Justice Department will seek to recapture Texas and return it to federal oversight for approval of all election law changes such as photo voter identification. Holder’s move comes after the Supreme Court in June freed Texas and other states from the requirement that all state election laws be approved in Washington, D.C. Holder’s move prompted outrage from Texas Senators Ted Cruz, John Cornyn and Governor Rick Perry.

    The three should also be angry with the Republican National Committee. PJ Tatler has learned that staff at the RNC have been spending RNC donations plotting to do exactly what Eric Holder is seeking to do – return Texas and other states to federal oversight.

    According to RNC sources frustrated with the race-based effort, paid RNC consultant Tom Hofeller ( is spending RNC donations to develop race-based criteria to grab Texas and other states and place them back into federal receivership. The sources tell Tatler that nearly all of the members of the actual committee have been kept in the dark about this effort, and no mention is ever made in RNC fundraising efforts — for good reason, because GOP donors would be furious.

    Hofeller, a long-time RNC consultant on redistricting, has devised ways to force several states back into federal receivership by amending the Voting Rights Act to grab states and force them to obtain Washington, D.C. approval. He is hopeful that Congressional Republicans will use his RNC-generated ideas to accomplish this goal.

    So far, the Republicans in Congress have shown more sense than the Republicans paid by the RNC, and are cool to the idea of returning states to federal receivership.

    According to congressional sources, Hofeller has also been misrepresenting the importance of the law struck down by the Supreme Court. Hofeller has told Hill sources the federal election oversight law is essential to elect Republicans, something most Republicans on the Hill no longer believe is true. Hofeller has spread this message while being paid by the RNC.

    RNC fundraising is down this year. If the rank and file learn that donations are being used to place states back under Eric Holder’s boot, to attack voter ID, and pay race-obsessed consultants like Hofeller, expect RNC fundraising to suffer further. Why should donors pay the RNC to help Eric Holder attack Texas?

    The bigger question: why is the RNC paying anyone like Tom Hofeller one red cent to do something that the overwhelming majority of Republicans oppose?

    • pcrcPC says:

      Info update on my above post.

      The rnc is denying that they are doing this, but I wouldn’t put it past them.

  2. Doc says:

    As we PC’s vote overwhelmingly for brewer’s “No Confidence”, mcStain remains unscathed. Why can’t we do the same in our LD’s? This will let AZ voters know where we stand.

  3. Rob Haney says:

    I caught a lot of grief from liberal Republicans when I referred to the McCain campaign as the “Forked Tongue Express” rather than the “Straight Talk Express”. The die hard liberals and “Brewer’s Turncoats” still get heartburn at any criticism of McCain.

    Calling yourself a Republican does not make you a Republican. You have to earn the title with your actions. McCain is called a lot of things by most of the precinct committeemen, but Republican is not one of them. McCain and his followers are about destroying the Republican Party. We cannot look to them for ideas to resurrect it from the depths to which it has sunk through liberal leadership like McCain’s.

    The voters see McCain and Brewer as what Republicans stand for as opposed to looking at the Platform and wondering why McCain and Brewer don’t follow it. Is it any wonder that the public holds both parties in such low regard?

    They recognize that there really isn’t much difference between the parties when McCain and Brewer as Republicans support Obama’s policies. The logical next step for these voters is to just reregister as Independents. Unfortunately, many are doing just that.

    And we PCs are suppose to believe from Brewer that this is our fault for objecting publically to her Medicaid expansion and the deceitful method she used to accomplish it.

    Do you liberals miss me yet? Go AJ!

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      This identifier will only be necessary for newcomers to this site and the Valley. Conservative leader Rob Haney is the immediate former two term Maricopa County Republican Chairman — twice elected to that position by overwhelming margins of victory by the elected precinct committeemen in the Arizona’s most populous county, and the fourth largest in the contiguous United States.

      Current Maricopa County Chairman A.J. LaFaro continues to carry the conservative message.

    • pcrcPC says:

      Hi Mr. Haney,

      First I would like to thank you for your public, vocal support for conservatism and the party platform. Next I would like to thank you for the well deserved condemnation of those who call themselves republicans but support and defend democrats and the democrat platform and policies.

      Lastly and unfortunately I must agree with your assertion that many republicans feel they have no choice but to renounce the party and become independents. I will be counting myself among one of those individuals if (probably more likely when) the party refuses to defund obamacare and side with illegal foreign invaders over American citizens and grant amnesty to the illegal aliens.

      Once these things happen there will no longer be any point to remaining a republican, amnesty in particular guarantees we can never win on any issue conservatives hold dear, there will be no way to compete with tens of millions of newly amnestied democrat voters.

      In closing I also want to give a shout out of Go A.J.!, I wonder if there is anyway we could draft him to become the azgop chairman and maybe trade rino Robert graham to the democrats.

    • East Valley PC says:

      Yes, you are missed, Rob Haney! Thank God AJ LaFaro is following the same path you blazed.
      I recall when you wore the McCain button with a red slasher going across his name. It was a compelling statement of disdain for the man who has repeatedly lied to win office. We need those now for Jeff Flake who was for amnesty before he was against it and then for it again immediately after getting elected to the senate. What a well trained lapdog!

  4. LD 23 PC says:

    John McCain is nothing more than a hypocritical opportunist who is not above using anyone and anything for his own advancement. He has never been accused of being bright. He just happened to be born into a family of generational admirals and was able to be appointed to the US Naval Academy, where he graduated at the bottom of his class.

    The “legacy” he is worried about at this point is not Obama’s. It is his own. Conservatives abhor him but he is admired by democrats. That tells the complete story about this phony.

  5. Pima Pal says:

    Instead of working to elect candidates, maybe we should concentrate on removing some. John McAmnesty and the Flakster would rate at the top of my list.

  6. LEO IN TSN says:

    Outrage on the part of SRA people & other AZ conservatives does not just translate to removing these RINOs from office. They know they are very well insulated from redress because of the current picture of “R” politics in AZ.

    The “R” party has been hijacked by the demonic coalition that has given us & will continue to protect these two snakes. I speak, of course, of the union of the LDS zombies, the CofC globalists and the LP schizos. Their efforts have given US our own Idi Amin McAmnesty, Senator for Life, and his little illegitimate son Idi Amin McFlake. And as we now know, the AZ GOP is a newly re-designed subset of this coalition, and the Pima County GOP is questionable.

    This coalition poured their efforts into destroying conservative patriots JD Hayworth and Wil Cardon. They financed the false campaigns of some mangy meat-wagon dogs to siphon votes away from these great candidates and give the senatorial seats back to the left. They know this strategy works and will continue to use it.

    To counter this subversion, it is absolutely necessary that every PC get out to pound the pavement and the conservative drums. We must educate the low-information voters, including the LDS zombies and the marginal LP’ers who actually love this country and want to preserve it. This means hard work and staunch loyalty as demonstrated by Mr. LaFAro and Mr. Haney.

    God bless America.