Skip to comments.Illinois Hispanics meet with Juan McCain in Downtown Chicago (Vanity)
Posted on 06/19/2008 5:11:02 AM PDT by chicagolady
I was one of the 150 people at the Drake Hotel in Downtown Chicago Wednesaday night who came to hear John MC Cain speak to Illinois Hispanics.
I had e-mail in my request to attend after seeing an article in the news paper announcing this event.
This is what i received..........
We are pleased to confirm your invitation to attend the "Hispanic Voices Reception" with Republican Presidential candidate John McCain. The event will take place on June 18, 2008, at The Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago, Illinois, in the Drake Room.
A volunteer will call you in the next couple of days to give you a "unique event ID number." You will need that number along with photo identification at the registration table in order to access the event. Doors open for the event promptly at 7:30 PM. Please come early, though, to get through security.
During the reception, Senator John McCain will be fielding questions from the audience. We ask that you be respectful during the question-and-answer session even if your opinions differ from those being shared. Please dress in business-casual attire.
You may park at The Drake Hotel for $30; valet parking is also provided at the hotel for $45. If you are traveling from the suburbs, limited seating is available on the bus leaving from Aurora. To reserve a seat for the bus, please contact us on our hotline number or by e-mail. For your own directions to the event, please click here.
For questions regarding the event, please call our hotline number at 630-801-0043 or e-mail us at McVolunteers@yahoo.com.
Both Senator John McCain and I look forward to meeting you next Wednesday.
Face to Face with John McCain!
"Hispanic Voices Reception"
Wednesday, June 18, 2008, starting at 7:30 PM
The Drake Room The Drake Hotel 140 E Walton Place Chicago, IL 60611
You are invited to hear John McCain address Illinois Hispanics!
If you have any questions, please contact: Gabriela Wyatt or Julie Brady at McVolunteers@yahoo.com Or call the event hot-line (630) 801-0043 _________________________________________________________
.....Personally as an Original Minuteman who attended the Historic Minuteman Border Watch in 2005 on the Arizona/ Mexico border and returnig 2 more times for a tour of duty along our southern Border, I was especially looking forward to what John Mc Cain would say about illegal immigration.
This was a NO MEDIA ALLOWED EVENT! That is why I am reporting back to you, all of you folks who have fought so hard with your phone calls to Washington D.C. last summer, shutting down the Washington DC switch board and defeating the AMNESTY BILL. I am reporting back to you those of you who work tirelessly in your local cities and towns trying to get some public elected official to care and enforce the rule of law.
I was told by my friend and fellow Hispanic Marianne Davies who is on the board of "You Don't Speak for Me" that John Mc Cain has been going across the country having "PRIVATE" meetings with Hispanics.
Although the inviation said we would be able to ask questions, that "question " time with John Mc Cain never happened. That was ok with me, I never had the intention of asking a question, I knew exactly the kind of open borders crowd I was with.
John Mc Cain's favorite words of the evening were Comprehensive Immigration Reform. But he started out first of all saying if he is gonna win the Presidential election he will need the support of the Latino community.
He said " My state has been enriched by the Hispanic culture in Arizona."
Then John MC Cain asked a question "Did you know this? I bet some of you did not know that Spanish was spoken in Arizona before English" ...Loud cheers from the audience. (Ok John Mc Cain What is your AZATLAN POINT?)
Then he said " I want to have some straight talk about our relationship with Mexico,our closest neighbor and dearest friend" He talked about the Mexican President fighting the drug cartels.
Then John Mc Cain aid the exact thing I came to hear, he said "I was proud to work for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and If I am elected President I assure you that in 2009 I will ask Congress to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform." (The crowd goes wild)"It is a Federal Responsibility" he said and continued " we also need a temporary guest worker program"
He then told a story about a day laborer who got picked up this morning, worked all day and then never got paid...We have no Federal Policy, we cannot allow this to happen, he said, He repeated I assure you that I will work for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
John McCain talked about a debate he was in about enforcing the law and he says that the "other side had a lot of "Rhetoric" "you know what I am talking about!" he said.
I guess the most telling event of the evening was a certain person who was in the room. From my own account he is the God Father of the massive illegal alien movement in Illinois. He is a Democrat and part of the HDO, Martin Sandoval - serves on a Mexican government advisory council. In fact, you can see his name on this list of their advisors:
Exactly which country is he representing at this rally for John Mc Cain?
Martin Sandoval, Illinois senator, wants to represent Mexicans too Martin Sandoval is a state Senator from Illinois. He's also running for a seat on Mexico's "Institute for Mexicans Abroad" advisory council: Sandoval would be the first elected official in the U.S. to serve on the advisory council. That raises the peculiar prospect of the Cicero Democrat offering policy advice in an official capacity to Mexican Cabinet members while creating laws in Illinois...
As it turns out, no law or rule prohibits it, in Mexico or in Illinois. Mexican officials call it an honorary position...
... "I see no conflict at any point. There are always people who will have questions," [Sandoval] said. "I have looked at the four corners of this. I see upside all over the place."
Sandoval said his participation is especially logical because a large share of his constituents were born in Mexico. More than 42 percent of Sandoval's Senate district is foreign-born, the second-highest rate in the state...
NOW we see what kind of folks are interested in getting John Mc Cain in office.
I am a maverick, I went into a meeting with 149 Hispanics who want open borders and I am an Original Minuteman.
Either I am insane or a Maverick or a little of both.
Send this to Michelle Malkin.
10. Finally, some of the finest men that I met in my naval service in the defense of this nation were of Hispanic origin!
who’s fighting that?, I am a Hispanic that wants the rule of law enforced.
Allowing 12-24 million illegal aliens who violate our laws into our country with the gift of AMNESTY is NOT what’s good for America, while the American taxpayer foots the bill for the benefits package!!
I know, I am so darn disgusted with this country and this election. All the citizens of this country have become so stupid and ignorant.
I guess this election will be the result of brainwashing, indoctrination, skullduggery, and apathy.
Really makes me il. I would like to believe these scumbags will really drill. I doubt it though. They are just going to talk about it in an election year and that the last we will hear of it.
Dear Diana it is not a Bait ping.
George Soros has funded BOTH John Mc Cain and Barack Obama, Who are you kidding?
America is in alot of trouble no matter who gets in!
But, I’m not ready to lay down my sword. Many here appear to want to. And that saddens me.
Good job chicagolady!
By sense of integrity, honor, honesty, and love of Country will not allow me to vote for McCain or Obama.
I won't sit home, but I cannot vote for either of the Republicrats running for POTUS.
I know you can’t. But I can. I have a very strong stomach.
And seriously...if you all want to cyber-beat me to a pulp after McCain is elected, and our Country goes to hell (albeit in a slower hand basket than the one Obama is carrying), then I can take that, too. :)
It’s your vote. You can do with it what you want. Just please don’t think you are voting from any “principle” other than “My Party right or wrong”.
Great post exposing McCain for the liar and traitor to America that he really is. He will not get my vote.
McCain is a loser, a liar and a traitor and I look forward to his defeat in November. I will celebrate his defeat while mourning the election of Obama.
“Then John MC Cain asked a question “Did you know this? I bet some of you did not know that Spanish was spoken in Arizona before English”
What a pandering, half-witted and irrelevant comment. Did Juan mention any of the Native American languages that were spoken in what is now Arizona LONG before English or Spanish?
Who voted for this guy?
“3. It is estimated that Hispanics will be equal in size to Americans who can trace their linage back to Western Europe in 40 years.
4. Hispanics will be the majority ethnic U.S. group by the late 21st Century (grandchildren’s generation).”
None of that will happen if we simply begin enforcing our immigration laws and stop the amnesty for all illegals nonsense.
I guess the biggest and most important part I left out of my report is that Juan Mc Cain said
” I need the support of the Latino Community if I am gonna win the election!”
“The point is that the GOP needs to use the ideals of independence, self reliance, and hard work to court them.
That’s where they went wrong. The GOP NEVER needed to pander to Hispanics. Reagan won 41% of the Hispanic vote, better than W twenty years later despite all W’s pandering. The GOP simply needed to continue appealing to Hispanics as they appealed to all other groups: with basic conservative principles best put forth by Reagan.
When the GOP started pandering, it backfired and we have lost Hispanics, NOT because many opposed amnesty, but because W’s and McCain’s amnesty push stirred up an internal fight that should never have taken place, and gave the pro-amnesty types ammunition to demonize conservatives and Republicans in general.
Pandering to groups based on race and ethnicity is Dem. tactic, and the second Republicans started down that road it cost far more than it gained.
They’re talking about this on Chicago talk radio right now, apparently no media was allowed to attend the event.