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McCain: I want to name America’s new immigration reform law after Ted Kennedy
Hot Air ^ | March 28, 2014 | Allahpundit

Posted on 03/28/2014 12:49:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A bon mot from his speech last night to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, preserved for posterity on Twitter by Benny Johnson of BuzzFeed. It’s a testament to Maverick’s eagerness to pander to his audience that he’d say something like this, knowing that House Republicans are already nervous about how amnesty will be received by conservative voters. In fact, a right-wing friend mine of who works in politics saw Johnson’s tweet and assumed McCain must have been joking. Surely, with immigration reform already imperiled by righty opposition, a GOPer already loathed by tea partiers wouldn’t offer up the effort as a prayer to Teddy’s memory. Would he?

The “Ted Kennedy Immigration Reform Act of 2014″ has a nice, turnout-producing ring to it, don’t you think?

BuzzFeed Benny ✔ @bennyjohnson Follow McCain accepting his award on behalf of Ted Kennedy.

7:29 PM - 27 Mar 2014

BuzzFeed Benny ✔ @bennyjohnson Follow McCain "I will never ever ever ever as long as I am breathing stop before immigration reform is passed."

7:31 PM - 27 Mar 2014

BuzzFeed Benny ✔ @bennyjohnson Follow McCain "when immigration reform passes I will make sure it is forever called the Edward M. Kennedy immigration bill"

7:33 PM - 27 Mar 2014

He was most definitely serious, says Johnson, although I could have told you that even without having been there. After all, for whatever strange reason, McCain has felt compelled to praise Kennedy before when trying to sell the Gang of Eight bill. January 28, 2013:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hailed the late Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy on Monday as a bipartisan group of senators laid out new principles for comprehensive immigration reform — perhaps handing opponents a weapon.

Kennedy and McCain led the effort for broad-based immigration reform that failed nearly six years ago, and McCain said this new push was nearly the same.

“If we do succeed, and I think we will, it will be a testimonial to Ted Kennedy’s effort years ago that laid the groundwork for this agreement,” McCain said. “You will find that this agreement has very little difference from that of the legislation that was led by Sen. Kennedy some years go.”

He was right about that last part, at least. I guess McCain thought at the time it was his job to reassure the left that the dastardly Republicans who were part of the Gang of Eight wouldn’t try to gut the bill’s legalization provisions, but Chuck Schumer’s membership in the group would have been reassurance enough for them. Besides, from the very beginning it’s been clear that Democrats, not Republicans, would provide most of the support in Congress for the bill. Either McCain totally misjudged which voting bloc needed pandering to or he’s so contemptuous of conservatives that he found it more important to taunt them with a Kennedy reference than to try to win them over by deep-sixing rhetoric like that. Imagine: This is the guy whose political acumen we were trusting to stop the Hopenchange juggernaut in its tracks in 2008.

Well, no harm done. Obama’s going to solve Congress’s problem for them sooner or later. Probably sooner.


TOPICS: Arizona; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; collaborator; immigration; mccain; teddykennedy
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1 posted on 03/28/2014 12:49:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Beter yet, Juan, call it “Chappaquiddick” where the American people get to play the part of Mary Jo.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 12:51:35 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For crying out loud Arizona...KICK THIS CRAZY MAN OUT!!


3 posted on 03/28/2014 12:52:00 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mary Jo Kopechne was not available to comment.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 12:52:21 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh puke!!!


5 posted on 03/28/2014 12:52:46 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mary Jo’s Law


6 posted on 03/28/2014 12:53:41 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And I want to rename the sphincter muscle to the “McAnus muscle”.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 12:53:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because the TWO previous “immigration reforms” that Ted Kennedy had his hands in were not disasters enough, McCain now wants him to reach out from the grave to produce a third!?

Oh, Arizona, what have ye wrought?


8 posted on 03/28/2014 12:54:01 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Was McCain ever a Republican ?


9 posted on 03/28/2014 12:54:19 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about introducing a term limit bill for people in Congress and naming after McCain?


10 posted on 03/28/2014 12:54:54 PM PDT by Troublemaker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

John is ready for that home and rocking chair.

“The Alzheimer’s strong in this one”


11 posted on 03/28/2014 12:55:42 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d be fine with naming an immigration bill after Ted Kennedy, as long as the bill did the opposite of what Ted Kennedy did on immigration.

I understand Ted is the reason we have so many muslim immigrants now.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 12:56:08 PM PDT by DannyTN ( .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d be fine with naming an immigration bill after Ted Kennedy, as long as the bill did the opposite of what Ted Kennedy did on immigration.

I understand Ted is the reason we have so many muslim immigrants now.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 12:56:08 PM PDT by DannyTN ( .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey McCain you windbag, why don’t you just STFU?


14 posted on 03/28/2014 12:56:51 PM PDT by kenmcg
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To: molson209

only in sheeps clothing.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 12:57:17 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Call it the “Old, Tired, and Dead Bill”


16 posted on 03/28/2014 12:58:19 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Patriot Babe

He is an IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 03/28/2014 12:59:13 PM PDT by onthegulf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just why would mclkame want to name it “Mentally Ill, Alcoholic LIB Womanizer Murderer” act?


18 posted on 03/28/2014 1:00:11 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Deaddy Kennedy Immigration Reform Act of 2014″ has a nice, turnout-producing ring to it, don’t you think?
19 posted on 03/28/2014 1:01:06 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: onthegulf

Personally I think “The Drunk-Driving Alcoholic Killer Immigration Reform Bill” has a rather nice ring to it.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 1:01:52 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Call it the sandwich, with Kennedy’s rotting zombie on one side, and McCain’s rotting zombie on the other, screwing America.


21 posted on 03/28/2014 1:02:03 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
McCain: I want to name America’s new immigration reform law after Ted Kennedy

I approve, may I suggest The Comprehensive Chappaquiddick Immigration Reform Plan
And might I also suggest that it involve an Oldsmobile?

22 posted on 03/28/2014 1:02:52 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why not? Ted Kennedy was and illegal aliens are very good at killing people while driving drunk.


23 posted on 03/28/2014 1:04:28 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Paine in the Neck
Because the TWO previous “immigration reforms” that Ted Kennedy had his hands in were not disasters enough, McCain now wants him to reach out from the grave to produce a third!?

Oh, Arizona, what have ye wrought?

A terrible, horrible monster.
(One that Palin defends, though.)

24 posted on 03/28/2014 1:04:37 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark; Paine in the Neck

Always have to get that Sarah Palin dig in there, don’t you, schlub?


25 posted on 03/28/2014 1:06:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I want to stuff his new immigration law up McKeating’s exit orifice.


26 posted on 03/28/2014 1:08:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Always have to get that Sarah Palin dig in there, don’t you, schlub?

I didn't say a GD thing about Palin. What are you on about?

27 posted on 03/28/2014 1:08:50 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: rjsimmon

how fitting.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 1:09:47 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Always have to get that Sarah Palin dig in there, don’t you, schlub?

Yes — it bugs those members of her cult of personality.
(Mere supporters would acknowledge it as a human failing and not worth excusing/defending.)

29 posted on 03/28/2014 1:09:59 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

I was referring to OneWingedShark and CCing you since he said it to you.


30 posted on 03/28/2014 1:10:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: OneWingedShark

I don’t usually call people here idiots, but today you’re the exception.


31 posted on 03/28/2014 1:11:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Patriot Babe

I did my best. McShamnesty does not care for his American Citizen constituents. He has been giving us the finger for years.


32 posted on 03/28/2014 1:11:59 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain, a real jerk. Needs to be committed.


33 posted on 03/28/2014 1:12:16 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s naming one turd after another.


34 posted on 03/28/2014 1:16:29 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don’t usually call people here idiots, but today you’re the exception.

Oh, howso?
Is it idiotic to acknowledge the failings and flaws in people?
Is it idiotic to find fault with those who support and defend McCain?

I suppose it could be idiotic to rile up a Cult of Personality by saying something they would perceive as an insult to their object of affection, but if that's the case then aren't you admitting to being a part of that cult, given your offense at a true statement?

35 posted on 03/28/2014 1:18:46 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: rjsimmon

I agree with McCain. The Predator Invasion Protection Law (PIP) should be passed immediately. Bob


36 posted on 03/28/2014 1:26:49 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. From RTMoscow by Al Stewart)
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To: OneWingedShark

There are no fans of Sarah here who fit that “cultist” bill. You have proved yourself to be a drone. Not a shabby promotion from “pimple”, though, I must concede. Bob


37 posted on 03/28/2014 1:31:06 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. From RTMoscow by Al Stewart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Might as well name it after him. He’ll probably vote on it, if the dhimmicraps have their way...


38 posted on 03/28/2014 1:33:19 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: alstewartfan
There are no fans of Sarah here who fit that “cultist” bill.

Sure there are; they're the ones who cannot conceive of any flaw in her and think that someone who can [and does] see them as attacking her.

In short, I find her cult of personality people to be far more off-putting than she herself is.
I have no use at all for people who are unwilling and unable to even attempt to hold to what they claim are their principals… this is, at its root, why I have begun to loathe the Republican party (they make no stand for government accountability, fiscal responsibility, abolishing current gun control laws, abolishing abortion, repealing the ACA, and so on) and why the pro-Romney argument that we could/would hold his feet to the fire if he was elected was so laughable.

Now, I will gladly and quickly admit that she's far better a candidate than a lot of candidates.
Conversely, I do have severe misgivings of one who defends John McCain's indefensible behavior; and as she has done so [repeatedly] I am not convinced that she would, on the national level, be a good candidate.

39 posted on 03/28/2014 1:44:34 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please AZ, dump McDemocRat.


40 posted on 03/28/2014 1:48:54 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: OneWingedShark

Let it go.
This ain’t about Palin.


41 posted on 03/28/2014 1:54:30 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The freakin’ scum knows it will pass, and he will enjoy sticking it to conservatives and ruining the country.

Is there any way to save us?


42 posted on 03/28/2014 1:58:49 PM PDT by dforest
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To: right way right

I want to name America’s new immigration reform law after Ted Kennedy-—are they coming across chappaquiddick in cars?


43 posted on 03/28/2014 1:59:06 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: OneWingedShark; 2ndDivisionVet

The Palin hating Ron Paul crowd, tend to trolling.

To: Bob J
I love Palin’s conservatism and patriotism! She may very well support McCain out of loyalty and I have no problem with that. And I have no problem with whom she supports with her PAC. There is nothing written that says she has to do everything (or anything at all) according to JIM.

Sarah is unabashedly pro-God, pro-Life, pro-Liberty, pro-family, pro-America, pro-constitution, pro-gun, pro-limited government and so am I. And she’s wildly popular among the God-loving, Liberty-loving folks with whom I choose to associate. In short, she’s a refreshing breath of clean fresh air in an otherwise putrid failure of a RINO infested party.

She represents my interests better than any other viable wannabe at this point and if she decides to run, she will have my undivided support!!

Romney, the draft-dodging, Big Government, lying statist political whore can KMA!!

And your picture does say a 1,000 words, but Bob, unfortunately they’re all about YOU and political whores like you and the results and likely outcome of your slavish, cultish RINOism!!

So you can shove your picture and your RINOs where the sun don’t shine.

Sarah has more guts, talent, ability, patriotism, and sheer determination and love for America and our God-given Liberty than you and Romney and a thousand other RINOS will ever have!

It’s been more than obvious for several years that our pro-Life & Liberty Free Republic has become an embarrassment for you, so why the hell don’t you just take a fricken hike already!!

Shove it, pal.

GET THE HELL OFF FR if you don’t like it, but whatever you do quit your damn whining and pestering good conservative FReepers about your hatred for Sarah Palin!! It’s beyond sickening.

394 posted on 1/9/2010 12:05:07 PM by Jim Robinson


44 posted on 03/28/2014 2:03:54 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I tried to allow for consideration for his prior (military) actions and tried to at least be civil to this pos in an earlier post. I, hereby withdraw that support.


45 posted on 03/28/2014 2:11:13 PM PDT by HippyLoggerBiker (Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WHAT NEW Immigration Laws?

The ones on the books are rarely enforced!

John McCain has long outlived his usefulness in the US Senate.

KILL ALL NEW IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION.

Sheeesh.


46 posted on 03/28/2014 2:13:27 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: ansel12; OneWingedShark; 2ndDivisionVet; Jim Robinson
Thank you very much, ansel12!
Get a damn grip, OneWingedShark!
That crap of yours on every thread has gotten worse than OLD!

B T T T ! ! ! ©

47 posted on 03/28/2014 2:16:39 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: ansel12; Jim Robinson
Funny; I didn't post anything that I would construe as Palin-hating.
Or are you, too, unable to accept that others have valid perceptions and opinions which differ from yours?

You posted a message from Jim Robinson, where he says:

She may very well support McCain out of loyalty and I have no problem with that.

It is perfectly fine with me that he holds his own opinion and valuation — we disagree in that I do find fault with being loyal to McCain and defending him from e.g. Arizona's censure (IMO that was, and is, a matter between McCain and his constituents & Pailin's willingness to defend him therein perhaps shows that Palin has more loyalty toward McCain than the American-system… perhaps even the Constitution itself as one point of contention was the government's domestic spying and McCain's part therein).

Note that I am not saying she's a bad candidate, or that she is indeed more loyal to McCain than the Constitution, just that the possibility exists, especially when she has never stood against him on anything. [Granted I do not remember anything that, as a Constitutional issue, they were involved in together (like McCain-Feingold) where she would so be tested, as she was a governor and he was/is a senator from another state and thence they did not have a lot of overlap in their official capacity.]

48 posted on 03/28/2014 2:29:19 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is already called Rubiocare.


49 posted on 03/28/2014 2:31:34 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mary Jo was unavailable for comment


50 posted on 03/28/2014 2:34:43 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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