August 9, 2014 9:47 am -

Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas wants voters to know he stands with John McCain on immigration.

Pryor is up with a new ad featuring McCain’s quote that “anyone who calls it amnesty is not being intellectually honest,” firing back at a recent Cotton ad that says Pryor “voted for amnesty [and] citizenship for illegals.”

“Mark Pryor voted the same way as John McCain and many other Republican senators,” Pryor’s ad fires back. “Secure the border first. Pryor voted no amnesty, 20,000 new border agents, a 700-mile fence and a long-term solution. It’s tough but fair. While Congressman Cotton voted to cut funding for border protection and played politics with our security.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

9 responses to Democratic Senator Brags He Voted With John McCain

  1. Linda1961 August 9th, 2014 at 10:01 am

    What is it with Democratic senators claiming to be BFFs with Republican senators in ads?

    • Always Right August 9th, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      They are trying to distance themselves from some of the recent events in the Democratic party that aren’t resonating well with the public. I wish people would be honest to themselves and stand up for what they believe instead of changing according to the latest poll.

      • Linda1961 August 9th, 2014 at 6:09 pm

        What recent events?

        • Always Right August 9th, 2014 at 8:47 pm

          Surely you jest.

          • Linda1961 August 9th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

            Just as I thought – you can’t name any.

          • burqa August 9th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

            I think he was talking about the Dow hitting a new high.

          • Always Right August 10th, 2014 at 9:49 am

            Linda, why are Democrats up for reelection avoiding Obama on the campaign trail. His approval ratings are down and they don’t want to be dragged down with him.

            I’m not taking sides, I was giving my opinion for why those running for election distance themselves from the party platform; Democrat or Republican.

            Here is a list of those things that are currently in the news everyday.


    • burqa August 9th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      To answer your question, it is just to not appear too liberal in a red state and to appeal to the constituency in that district. All Democrats do not have identical political beliefs, nor should they. In some states, liberals who are very far to the left of center may be able to win and in others the candidate needs to be closer to the center or even agree with conservatives on a few points. After all, what is causing gridlock in Washington? A lot of it comes from a lack of cooperation and compromise, which is what our government was designed to force upon competing factions.

  2. tiredoftea August 9th, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Prior, Arkansas, Begich, Alaska. Good strategies for conservative Dems in red states.