DEBATE COUNTDOWN: McCAIN, OBAMA - OPPONENTS FOR THE WHITE HOUSE, ALLIES FOR AMNESTY
Phoenix, AZ(JULY 2)- U.S. Senate CandidateJ.D. Hayworth's (R-AZ) campaign today saidSen. John McCainandPresident Obamaseem to have a "dysfunctional, love-hate relationship" when it comes to seeking power and giving amnesty to illegal aliens.
"While these two men competed for the presidency two years ago, the simple truth is Sen. McCainand President Obama found common ground on amnesty long ago," said Mark Sanders, spokesman for Hayworth.
During his "comprehensiveimmigration reform" speech yesterday, Obama singled out McCain for his past efforts to enact amnesty for illegal aliens.
During his failed Presidential campaign, McCain told a group of supporters gathered by now convicted felon Scott Rothstein, that McCain, too, had a soft place in his heart for those who entered the country illegally.
Now faced with the threat of losing the Republican Senatorial nomination to Hayworth, McCain has taken a "danged fence detour."
"Not only has McCain appeared in what the blogosphere called 'the worst political ad of all time' in his unconvincing conversion to border security, but his new position is undercut byWhite House press secretary Robert Gibbsand his long time friendSen. Lindsey Graham," Sanders said.
Last monthWhite House spokesmanGibbs said the administration was looking forward to McCain returning to the Senate to pass an amnesty plan for illegal aliens.
And Graham put it in the most politically crass, but truthful manner, when he toldThe New York TimesMcCain's sudden move to the right against Hayworth was calculated: "John's got a primary. He's got to focus on getting re-elected. I don't want my friend to get beat," Graham said.
"The President, his press secretary, McCain and McCain'sSouth Carolina'mini-me' all think they can pull one over on Arizona voters," Sanders said. "Principle has been thrown out the window in favor of politics and that will ultimately cost Americans trillions of dollars in new social welfare benefits for a group of people who are guilty of breaking the law by getting into this country illegally and in some cases posing a threat to our national security."