The Day John McCain Became Just Another Politician Criticizes Hayworth For Funding “Snakes In Guam” Yet Voted For Them Himself
PHOENIX, ARIZONA. FEBRUARY 16, 2010. He’s been flip flopping in a way that would make John Kerry proud. And now 24-year incumbent John McCain is running radio spots criticizing conservative J.D. Hayworth’s “vote” to fund snakes in Guam, despite McCain voting for the same funding himself.
Imperious campaign behavior like this may be the reason people like Joe The Plumber are opposing McCain’s re-election bid, labeling him a career politician.
“Such behavior by John is not so much wrong as sad. Someone on his staff either really messed up or this is another sign of a politician that has lost their way and is in need of retirement,” Hayworth said.
This is not the first blunder by the McCain campaign. Vulnerable to the more conservative Hayworth on taxes, pro-life and pro-family issues and illegal immigration, McCain has resorted to attacking Hayworth on spending, despite Hayworth having a better lifetime rating from Citizens Against Government Waste, among other organizations.
McCain also voted for the $850 billion bailout of the big banks which included $150 billion in earmarks, 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.