Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Common Sense Republican

J.D. Hayworth, a former Congressman who labels himself as a “common-sense Republican,” is running against John McCain in the Arizona senate primary because he thinks Mr. McCain is too moderate, too mavericky. And then there’s the matter of Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

MATTHEWS: Are you as far right as the birthers? Are you one of those who believes that the President should have to prove that he’s a citizen of the United States and not an illegal immigrant? Are you that far right?

HAYWORTH: Well, gosh, we all had to bring our birth certificates to show we were who we said we were and we were the age we said we were to play football and youth sports. Shouldn’t we know exactly that anyone who wants to run for public office is a natural born citizen of the United States and is who they say they are?

So this is what passes for “common sense” in the Arizona G.O.P., huh? Good to know.