In a few short hours, Arizona Republican voters will do voters in Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District did four years ago, end the career of one of the biggest buffoons in American politics: J.D. Hayworth. This man comes straight from liberal central casting of what a conservative is like. He may have the right (in our opinion) views on certain issues, but he expresses them in ways which invite ridicule.
And he just looks stupid, like the football player who took a few too many hits which impaired his cognitive abilities.
He’s like Foghorn Leghorn, but without the cunning.
That said, the folks at CNN were bending over backwards to portray in a favorable light the man who is attempting to deprive John McCain of the Republican nomination for the Arizona Senate seat. Ol’ Jessica Yellin lamented how the Republican incumbent had described the former Congressman as a “huckster”, hinting a nasty campaign by the 2008 GOP standard bearer. She didn’t mention how the once and future talk show host recorded infomercials where he advised people how they could get “free money” from the government.
Nor did she note how he was a champion of pork-barrel politics. Now, I know there are many reasons for conservatives to be upset with John McCain, but, in this of all years, to have a former politician with a record to the four-term incumbent’s left on spending issues try to run as the conservative choice is really rich. I mean, on earmarks at least, McCain has held true to conservative principles, in both rhetoric — and practice.
Well, Hayworth did get the Republican incumbent to spend $20 million to hold the seat. Interesting. No wonder Yellin was flacking for the right-wing buffoon. That’s $20 million that could have helped Republicans defeat entrenched Democratic incumbents.
NB: Tweaked the post to correct a typo and improve the flow.