Friday, October 30, 2015
McCain Arizona Senate Primary Opponent, Kelli Ward: McCain Votes To Pass Budget "Under Cover Of Darkness"
Ward blasted McCain for supporting the budget legislation saying:
"...You probably didn’t know it while it was happening - because it was done under cover of darkness, at 3am - but by now you’ve likely heard that Congress has passed a budget 'deal' which is now set to be signed by President Obama. This agreement was created behind closed doors, increases federal spending by $85 billion, raises our national debt ceiling another $1.5 trillion, and continues to send taxpayer money to fund the barbaric practices of Planned Parenthood..."
Ward, an Arizona Republican State Senator, representing Arizona's fifth legislative district since 2013, joins the ranks of Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and others who also opposed the budget deal. Cruz, a candidate for President in 2016 said about the budget deal:
"...“Pay no attention to another roughly $80 billion in debt. Pay no attention to the fact that it is the Republican-controlled Congress giving an unlimited credit card to Barack Obama, scheduling votes at 1 o’clock in the morning, and hoping that no one notices ... How is it prudent to continue bankrupting this nation? How is it prudent to have gone from $10 trillion to over $18 trillion in debt? How is it prudent to stay with languishing economic growth from 2008 to today when the economy has grown on average 1.2% a year? That’s prudent? How is it prudent to watch as your children’s and my children’s futures are washed away? How is that reasonable? How is that pragmatic? Why are we not instead trying to fix these problems? And not even just fix them all, not even solve everything with a perfect magical bow. Because leadership plays this game, you can’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Where’s the good? Leadership’s position is we can’t do anything. Leadership’s position is that with Republican majorities in both houses, we should spend more, roughly $80 billion, than we did with the Democratic majority, $63 billion..."
Ward noted that McCain sided with the likely Democrat nominee for McCain's seat in the general election, Ann Kirkpatrick, in voting for the budget deal. Ward said:
"... Representative Kirkpatrick’s vote is no surprise. She is a big-government liberal Democrat. Sadly, it’s getting harder and harder to be surprised by John McCain’s actions ... It has become clear that John McCain believes the esteem of his Beltway insider friends is more important than the values of the voters who put him into office, and prizes political power over principle..."
Ward, an Arizona Constitutional Conservative, was thought to have an up-hill battle against Liberal Republican, John McCain, but events and endorsements, and a recent poll show her receiving major support against John McCain's campaign.
Gravis Marketing, an independent polling company showed Kelli Ward leading McCain, as early as August, in a survey of 844 Republican 427 Democrat primary voters, by nine points, 45 to 36 percent of those who said would vote in the primary election [SURVEY/POLL]
While John McCain appears to be suffering from the backlash against establishment Republicans, Ward contines to gain support from Conservatives, such as John Gilchrist, of the Minuteman Project, and ALIPAC (Americans for Legal Immigration PAC) .
The Senate voted 64 to 35 in favor of the budget bill that suspends the nation's debt limit through March 2017 and increases federal spending for domestic and defense programs by more than $80 billion over the next two years.