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Monday, March 8, 2010

McCain Wins Award For Best Conservative Actor

Flip Flops Again on Key Legislation Hayworth Opposed; Now Opposes Vitamin Regulation HE Introduced with Democrat Just Weeks Ago

This was quick even by John McCain election year flip-flopping standards. Just weeks after introducing legislation with Democrat Senator Byron Dorgan to regulate vitamins and punish small businesses, 24-year incumbent John McCain has apparently withdrawn his support for his own legislation.

The Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 (S. 3002) has faced withering opposition across the country and from his conservative primary challenger J.D. Hayworth since introduced. Hayworth held a Tucson press conference opposing the legislation on March 2nd.

“Does anyone know who John McCain is anymore? He doesn’t seem to stand for anything he did a decade ago. He certainly wins this year’s Oscar for most political politician. And in his latest transformation he now opposes his own legislation introduced only weeks ago. We thank John for his service but a six-year farewell tour* is no justification for re-election nor is his inconsistent Republican record in the face of our consistent conservatism,” Hayworth said.

“If elected, we will provide the consistent conservatism Arizona Republicans want and the United States needs to oppose the Obama agenda,” the conservative challenger said.

Vulnerable to the more conservative Hayworth on taxes, the Second Amendment, pro-life and pro-family issues and illegal immigration, McCain has engaged in transparent election year flip-flopping.

McCain also voted for the $850 billion bailout of the big banks which included $150 billion in pork, proposed a $300 billion bailout for mortgage lenders and, according to the Heritage Foundation, sponsored an amnesty bill that would have cost taxpayers $2.6 trillion over the long-term. And despite 28 years in Washington McCain now claims he was “misled” on the bank bailout vote despite expressing no such concerns at the time.

*McCain has said this will be his final term in the U.S. Senate, if re-elected.

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