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Which Republicans will vote for John McCain's "Edward M. Kennedy immigration bill"? - 04/01/14

On March 28 [5], John McCain accepted a "Lifetime Achievement Award" [1] from the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and said the following [2]: "when immigration reform passes I will make sure it is forever called the Edward M. Kennedy immigration bill" Let's give Senator McCain his wish: call any sort of proposed comprehensive immigration reform bill that contains a mass legalization component the...

Yet another ranting idiot helps John McCain with a weak townhall question (Arizona, Syria) - 10/23/13

... another planet, you might think John McCain is the smartest man in the world. To come to that conclusion, all you'd have to do is watch a handful of McCain's townhall appearances where he always manages to turn the tables on those who confront him with rants or weak questions. The latest example is below, from a recent townhall in Arizona. McCain is asked "why is my money going to al Qaeda in...

Senate immigration amnesty framework 2013 - 01/28/13

... involved are four Republicans (John McCain, Marco Rubio, Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham) and four Democrats (Charles Schumer, Dick Durbin, Bob Menendez, and Michael Bennet). Summary There's nothing new in their plan: it's simply a slight variant the same old amnesty scam. It's a massive legalization program that has huge downsides and that would do great harm to the U.S. See comprehensive...

"Gang of Eight" senators plotting amnesty include Mike Lee and Jeff Flake (Utah, Arizona) - 12/10/12

... Bob Menendez (D, New Jersey) * John McCain (R, Arizona) * Lindsey Graham (R, South Carolina) * Jeff Flake (R, Arizona) * Mike Lee (R, Utah) The first six have been pushing amnesty for years. Flake - a darling of fiscal conservatives and some libertarians - co-authored a 2007 amnesty bill with the ethnic nationalist Luis Gutierrez. Lee is a Tea Parties favorite which won't be surprising to anyone...

Facts about anti-American DREAM Act and what you can do (Harry Reid, S.3827) - 11/18/10

... 785-233-2503), and, of course, John McCain (202-224-2235; 480-897-6289). 2. This one is seemingly impossible, but if people could recruit an experienced trial attorney to really press a politician on the question on the DREAM Act page and video of that were uploaded to Youtube, it would greatly reduce the chances that the bill would pass. 3. Find those who support the bill on Twitter and who...

Koch family, U.S. Chamber, businesses met to plan strategy (+Glenn Beck, tea parties, "mobilize citizens for November") - 10/20/10

... people who played leading roles in John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2008, like Nancy Pfotenhauer and Annie Dickerson, who also runs a foundation for Paul Singer, a hedge fund executive who like the Kochs is active in promoting libertarian causes. Malek currently raises funds for Karl Rove. There's also a tea parties link: one of the June sessions was called "Mobilizing Citizens for...

McCain (of course) is soft on DREAM Act; laughs about anti-American plan (trade Americans for illegal aliens) - 09/15/10

... at peekURL.com/vbjwqf9 shows a John McCain appearance where a group of illegal aliens ask him to support the anti-American DREAM Act: 1. McCain's only concern with the DREAM Act is the politics of it: he wants it to be part of a comprehensive immigration reform bill because other Senators would make various requirements. McCain mentions that one of his requirements is a guest workers program,...

McCain trounces JD Hayworth in GOP primary; who's to blame (tea parties, Palin, Scott Brown...) - 08/25/10

... GOP Senate primary in Arizona, John McCain trounced JD Hayworth with 59% versus 29% for Hayworth (and 11% for Jim Deakin). To a certain extent, McCain's win was due to him spending around $20 million on advertising and him pretending to be tough on immigration matters. Defeating McCain would have sent a strong message to the Beltway establishment, the mainstream media, and other amnesty...

GOP leaders want hearings on birthright citizenship; bogus political ploy? (McCain, Graham) - 08/03/10

... on the matter. * Just today, John McCain - previously the top Republican Senator supporting amnesty - also called for hearings on the matter. * Mitch McConnell - someone who supported amnesty in 2007 and who's involved with the "National Council for a New America" - said "I think we ought to take a look at it - hold hearings, listen to the experts on it." From the above, you might reasonably...

Joe Klein of Time got anti-Sarah Palin talking points from Journolist - 07/22/10

On the day that John McCain selected Sarah Palin to be his running mate (August 29, 2008) the liberal journalists and commentators on Journolist swung into action, trying to figure out the best way to oppose her ([1]). One of those listening in was Joe Klein of Time Magazine: Joe Klein of Time stopped by with an update on the latest from his magazine: "We're reporting that she actually supported...

Obama wants $500 million to send National Guard to secure the border (prelude to amnesty) - 05/25/10

... a move by presidential rival John McCain to send an additional 6,000 National Guard troops to the U.S-Mexico border... The Arizona Republican says the security situation along the order has deteriorated so badly that 3,000 guard troops are needed just to help protect his state. But McCain failed to muster the required 60 votes for his plan as the Senate continued debate on an a war funding bill.

Brewer signs Arizona immigration law; far-left begins opposition (MALDEF, America's Voice, Phil Gordon) - 04/23/10

Earlier today, Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed into law the tough immigration bill from Russell Pearce (link). Video of her signing and brief remarks are at peekURL.com/vm1nzd1 Someone tries to ask her a gotcha question about how to spot illegal aliens at peekURL.com/vmlxvwr ; she kind of flubs the answer and should have just responded with the fact that the Border Patrol and others involved...

Reason #73218 why you can't trust Steve Benen, Alex Pareene, John Aravosis, HuffPost, and GottaLaff (McCain on illegal aliens "intentionally causing accidents") - 04/21/10

... appearance on the Bill O'Reilly show, John McCain said among other, more important things, that he supports Arizona's tough new immigration bill (not yet a law) because "the people whose homes and property are being violated. It's the drive-by that -- the drivers of cars with illegals in it that are intentionally causing accidents on the freeway." You can watch it here: peekURL.com/vztpe5h It's...

John McCain backs (but not endorses) Arizona's tough new immigration bill (from Russell Pearce); border security plan - 04/19/10

... from endorsing it.] Per this, John McCain has endorsed a new bill in Arizona that would, among other things allow police to arrest suspected illegal aliens who couldn't provide evidence of legal presence. Per him: "I think it’s a very important step forward... I can fully understand why the legislature would want to act." Needless to say, this isn't in line with his previous positions; Arizona...

Sarah Palin goes bogus: "It all comes down to securing the border" - 03/26/10

... van Susteren of Fox News asks John McCain puffball questions that just allow him to state his position unopposed by any contrary information whatsoever. He promotes guest workers and, needless to say, van Susteren doesn't point out any of the downsides. He then launches into how important border security is and, of course, van Susteren doesn't call him on the fact that what he supports would...

John McCain sides with far-left ADL, calls on JD Hayworth to denounce ALIPAC endorsement - 03/01/10

... immigration group ALIPAC. The John McCain campaign responded as they often do, by supporting the far-left against those who want to enforce our immigration laws. McCain campaign Communications Director Brian Rogers had this to say: "J.D. Hayworth's lavish praise for the social theories of noted anti-Semite and xenophobe Henry Ford sparked a major controversy during his losing 2006 campaign,...

Arizona Chamber of Commerce endorses John McCain - 02/28/10

Per the president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce Glenn Hamer: "Throughout his congressional career, Sen. McCain has been a consistent champion for our state and country’s entrepreneurial spirit and for policies that encourage job creation and free enterprise... In this past year alone, Sen. McCain has stood strong against job killing legislation like card check and has injected the debate...

Mitt Romney endorses John McCain: "I'm proud to call him my friend." - 02/28/10

... this, Mitt Romney has endorsed John McCain: Romney, a 2012 presidential aspirant, famously tangled with McCain on the campaign trail in 2008, and has some indirect ties to Hayworth -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, one of Hayworth's biggest boosters, served as honorary chair of Romney's Arizona campaign team in 2008, while Jason Rose, an advisor to Hayworth's Senate run, was Romney's state...

John McCain misleads about JD Hayworth over "birthers"; HotAir helps - 02/25/10

... peekURL.com/v3c14ar is a new John McCain attack ad against JD Hayworth that misleads potential voters, trying to portray Hayworth as a dreaded "Birther". The ad serves the interests of the Democrats [1], thus it's not surprising to see it coming from McCain and being promoted by at least HotAir; please see this discussion of the proper way to handle the "Birthers" issue. It involves simply...

Sarah Palin, Dick Armey, Grover Norquist, Scott Brown support John McCain; what J.D. Hayworth supporters can do - 02/15/10

... Scott Brown are all supporting John McCain in his Senate re-election bid. Meanwhile, Chris Simcox dropped out of the GOP nomination earlier today, and has endorsed McCain's strongest rival, JD Hayworth. The last is running as the True Conservative against the RINO McCain. 1. This is yet another example of how the tea parties types are useful idiots; all four of those first listed above are...

McCain still supports amnesty, says probably won't pass; Western Growers wants subsidized labor - 01/22/10

John McCain spoke to Western Growers on the 14th, at a meeting that he initiated (link). He still (of course) supports comprehensive immigration reform but he says it's not likely in 2010 due to it being an election year. He also said that passing AgJOBS is impossible to pass in 2010 as a standalone bill but only as a part of a CIR bill. And: (Tom Nassif) said the Western Growers provided McCain...

Claim: McCain called Republicans against massive immigration "a**holes" (McCain denies) - 01/11/10

... Heilemann. Bear in mind that a John McCain spokeswoman denies that McCain ever said such a thing, and Lindsey Graham didn't repond to Ben Smith's request for comment [1]: [McCain aides John] Weaver and [Mark] Salter begged McCain to ease up. He was already the face of the Iraq surge. Now he was becoming the face of what opponents called “amnesty.” Just tone down the rhetoric, his advisers...

Bill Kristol has hilariously bad advice for Sarah Palin (John McCain) - 11/20/09

... interest. Discussing the fact that John McCain is currently just barely beating JD Hayworth in the 2010 primary, he says: Still, who could help McCain beat back a populist conservative challenger? Sarah Palin. I predict that Palin will come to Arizona next summer to campaign for McCain, will make an impassioned case for him, and will help him win. She will thereby repay McCain for his confidence...

Carly Fiorina supports massive skilled immigration ("There is no job that is America’s God-given right anymore") - 11/06/09

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina recently announced her candidacy as a Republican for senator from California; she's trying to unseat Barbara Boxer. While the latter is a highly worthy goal, she appears to be a globalist, profits-at-any-cost supporter of massive immigration at least of the skilled variety. Her position on low-skilled immigration isn't known, but generally speaking people...

Senators complain about DHS plan to reduce Border Patrol agents on southern border - 10/10/09

A group of senators - mostly of the "secure the border first, then amnesty" variety - have sent a letter to Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security complaining about her plan to reduce the number of Border Patrol agents on the Mexican border. The letter is at [1], excerpted below:

Obama health care speech: September 9, 2009 - 09/09/09

... was a good idea when Senator John McCain proposed it in the campaign, it's a good idea now, and we should embrace it. Note also that Obama is - at least in this speech - not misleading about the numbers of those who are uninsured: if you're one of the tens of millions of Americans who don't currently have health insurance In the past, Obama has falsely claimed that 47 million "Americans" were...

John McCain still confused over Hispanic vote - 08/03/09

... any way "news", but yesterday John McCain said the following on "State of the Union" with John King of CNN (video might be here but it won't play for me): "On the issue of the Hispanic voter, we have to do a lot more. We Republicans have to recruit and elect Hispanics to office... And I don't mean just because they're Hispanics, but they represent a big part of the growing population in America...

White House immigration meeting of amnesty all-stars: Obama, McCain, Graham, Cornyn, Gutierrez - 06/26/09

Yesterday, Barack Obama met with various members of Congress to discuss comprehensive immigration reform. His remarks are at [1], a list of attendees is at [2], and some quotes from attendees is at [3]. Nothing very important appears to have happened or been said. Note also that before the meeting, Rahm Emanuel said, "If the votes were there [for amnesty], you wouldn't need to have the meeting....

Republicans that Obama administration listens to include McCain, Schwarzenegger, and Mel Martinez (on immigration) - 06/10/09

... followed by Richard Lugar and John McCain, the latter two on foreign policy. Those stellar lights are followed by David Brooks of the New York Times and Harvard University law professor Jack Goldsmith. Ambinder also lists others including Chuck Grassley, Judd Gregg, Orrin Hatch, Mel Martinez on immigration matters, the National Association of Manufacturers, Lindsey Graham, and governors Charlie...

John McCain not invited to Obama immigration "reform" confab on June 17; Obama not serious about "reform"? - 06/04/09

... Committee chairman. Not invited: Sen. John McCain, who introduced an immigration bill with Sen. Edward Kennedy and played a central role in the debate in recent years... [One senior GOP aide, whose boss had been involved in recent immigration debates] suggested the White House might be using the meeting as a "smokescreen to cover Obama’s campaign promise," giving proponents of immigration reform...

"National Council for a New America": new GOP, same old amnesty? (Jeb, McCain, Romney) - 04/29/09

... Panel Of Experts" will include John McCain, Jeb Bush, and Mitt Romney. The first two are obviously strong amnesty supporters; the last came out for it recently. Others on the panel include Haley Barbour and Bobby Jindal; their positions aren't known. Others signing on include John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell, Lamar Alexander, and two who had their own amnesty plans: Mike Pence and Jon...

John McCain calls for closing the Mexican border over swine flu, but only "if it would prevent further transmission" - 04/29/09

When even John McCain calls to close the Mexican border over the potential swine flu pandemic, you know it's serious. Except, he left himself an out indicating that he might just be blowing smoke (link): "At the same time, many questions still remain, including the question of why the cases of the H1N1 influenza in Mexico appear to be more severe and deadly than the cases seen in the U.S. I...

John McCain: "some of the 9-11 hijackers did come through Canada" - 04/24/09

Speaking on Fox News earlier today, John McCain made the same mistake as Janet Napolitano did a few days ago. In an attempt to defend her, McCain said: "Well, some of the 9-11 hijackers did come through Canada, as you know." The Canadian ambassador corrected him as he had done with Napolitano: "As the 9-11 Commission reported in July 2004, all of the 9-11 terrorists arrived in the U.S. from...

McCain won't support union-driven immigration "reform" push; other uncertainties - 04/19/09

... immigration reform. Now. per this, John McCain says: "The current plan being developed by the administration and organized labor calls for immigration reform that does not adequately address either securing the border or a legal temporary worker program and is a plan I cannot support... We need to act on the pressing issue of border security now, and then seek comprehensive immigration...

John McCain using support for Obama's amnesty to raise re-election funds (John Cornyn, Jason LeVecke) - 04/13/09

... Obama was going to push amnesty, John McCain's Senate re-election finance committee co-chair Jason LeVecke sent out an email to supporters in Houston asking for money so that McCain could help Obama push amnesty (link):

McCain lashes out over leading on immigration "reform" and not getting "Hispanic vote"; not a moment of clarity - 04/03/09

... pandering in vain takes a toll, and John McCain can't keep things bottled up for long. From this: John McCain sounds angry and frustrated that, despite the risks he took in pushing immigration reform, Hispanic voters flocked to Democrat Barack Obama in last year's presidential contest. McCain's raw emotions burst forth recently as he heatedly told Hispanic business leaders that they should now...

"Latino Voting in the 2008 Election: Part of a Broader Electoral Movement" - 01/28/09

The Center for Immigration Studies has released a new report on the so-called Hispanic vote in the 2008 elections (link). A few key points: * The drop in support among Latinos for Republicans between 2004 and 2008 was part of a broad-based electoral movement away from the GOP, and was hardly specific to that demographic group. McCain received only 57 percent of the white male vote, compared with...

Juan Hernandez to lobby Obama for immigration amnesty (still with Reform Institute) - 01/25/09

... official who later worked with the John McCain campaign doing outreach to (U.S.) Hispanics - was interviewed by the Al Dia (owned by the Dallas Morning News) and said he'll be staying in Washington DC to lobby the Barack Obama campaign to pass comprehensive immigration reform, aka an amnesty. Hernandez is still a Senior Fellow of the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform Initiative" at the McCain-...

McCain blames low Hispanic vote on those who weren't running for president - 01/08/09

Yesterday was a special day for John McCain, where he went back to the Senate and immediately engaged in his own version of bi-partisanship: by stabbing his supporters in the back (link): At the all-day, private GOP meeting at the Library of Congress, McCain told colleagues their poor image among Hispanics, which he attributed to bitter intra-party squabbles over immigration reform, dealt his...

Right after election, Harry Reid called McCain and they pledged to work for amnesty - 01/06/09

... after the election, Reid called John McCain and they pledged to work together on comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty. Reid doesn't know whether McCain has contacted Barack Obama with a similar pledge or not. The transcript is here, excerpt and video below. Note that David Gregory lets the provisions of "reform" pass right by him without noting how deceptive they are. MR. GREGORY: Let...
 
 
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