Minute Man Challenges Shamnesty McCain for Senate

John McCain will be given a run for his money in this up coming 2010 primary. If you haven’t yet heard, Chris Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has announced that he will run against McCain for his senate seat.

Ben Smith has the scoop:

“John McCain has failed miserably in his duty to secure this nation’s borders and protect the people of Arizona from the escalating violence and lawlessness,” Simcox said. “He has fought real efforts over the years at every turn, opting to hold our nation’s border security hostage to his amnesty schemes. Coupled with his votes for reckless bailout spending and big government solutions to our nation’s problems, John McCain is out of touch with everyday Arizonans. Enough is enough.”

Conservatives reluctantly supported McCain in the 2008 Presidential race mainly because the likes of Barack Obama riding up Pennsylvania Avenue on his unicorn spewing hope and change, frankly, scarred the taxes out of us. So it is to no shock that conservatives are fed up and only have finally stepped forward to strip John McCain of his Senate seat.

“Simcox, with a national base and a high profile on the right, is well positioned to give McCain a serious local headache. He’ll find some allies among the conservatives who recently took over the Arizona Republican Party from McCain’s allies, and he has a national fundraising base.”

Promotional campaign video from Simcox:

A link to Chris Simcox’s campaign page:

Simcox for Senate

It’s about time! Can you say term limits?

  • Bill Hedges

    Chris Simcox boarder issue I back. But if I lived in that State I would want to know more of his stands. Not enough to get my imaginary vote.

  • Babs

    I didn’t support McCain because I was forced to because of Obama – McCain was the man that drew me into conservatism. I do believe there should be term limits – but under the circumstances of the way the Senate is behaving I hate to see a senior member of congress go that is on our side, and very vocal. No junior senator is going to have his clout. Maybe next term I would support him if the repubs are back in the majority or at least split evenly. Until then, I would hang onto the fighters we have now.

    I don’t always agree with McCain – none of us will ever agree 100% with anyone we support. But as I said, McCain made me into a conservative, CG. So he still gets my respect and admiration. 😉

  • McCan’s problem is that he talks big on conservative principles but he’s thrown them under the bus at times. That is what has frustrated me personally.

    McCain will always have my respect and admiration for his personal sacrifice and service to his country. However, as a politician I think he’s capitulated to his Democrat colleagues too often compromising his principles.

    During the campaign, McCain spoke big on cutting pork spending but then he and Obama both voted for the original $700 billion bailout bill, it was loaded with pork. That sort of undermined his rhetoric, though I agreed with his goals and positions on cutting waste.

    I also disagree with McCain on closing Gitmo but what can ya do? Both candidates supported that.

  • Babs, I respectfully disagree. You no may position on McCain, the only reason I supported him was b/c of Sarah Palin and the fact that Obama is just down right scary.

    As for term limits, in my mind it doesn’t matter which side you play for, when you time is up, that’s it, it’s up. I would be in favor of purging the halls of congress and getting fresh new minds that haven’t had a chance to be corrupted by politics. That’s what’s so appealing about these Tea Parties, one of there messages is to encourage people to run for office, Amen to that.