Skip to comments.Press release: McCain finds the spotlight once again
Posted on 05/12/2006 11:23:24 AM PDT by meandog
U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement:
I want to assure the American people that the cosponsors of the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act, and the senators who worked to find a compromise last week that would have won the support of a substantial Senate majority remain totally committed to returning to this issue when the Senate returns from recess.
The public expects Congress to address comprehensively this national problem recognizing both the vulnerability of our inadequately protected borders and the need to allow an earned path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants who work here that substitutes fines, civic responsibilities such as paying back taxes and learning English, and a place at the back of the line for the de facto amnesty that exits under our current system.
This is a fair, practical and humane solution to the problem of illegal immigration that Im confident has the support of a majority of Americans and will have the support of well over sixty senators. In the Senate, no less than in the country at large, the majority will eventually prevail, and we are absolutely determined that it be sooner rather than later.
Why put a false headline there? McCain (to his credit, I'll add) is saying the same thing as Bush.
You have to be joking. The John McAmnesty bill would grant citizenship to all these invaders, and their families
The immigration groups are now arguing that the DUI and/or 3 misdemeanor disqualification list is too harsh.
this man is seriously delusional...
Pure BS. McCain is trying to appeal to conservatives, but they will never support him. McCain should be happy to keep his job in the Senate. The South will never vote for McCain.
He's talking about amnesty in those oh-so-clever code words like "path to citizenship."
God bless you John McCain!
John McCain is an opportunistic puke. He should shrivel up and blow away...
The sponser of the McAmnesty bill has the stones to bald-faced lie like this?
I agree. Mckook ain't gettin' this Conservatives vote, and the President is far more Conservative than McKook and his sidekick Lindsey!
John McCain's mouth is open......John McCain is lieing.
The bullshit has just begun.
No doubt he will push for immigration "freform"
I feel the title is very misleading.
Consistency? I think not.
Oooops, sorry 'bout the typo "freform"=REFORM
Are you smoking dope? McCain is one of the punks who designed the "breakthrough" bill that would have been everything amnesty advocates dream of.
He has credibility on this issue like Bil Clinton has credibility on staying faithful to one's spouse.
I think you're misreading what McCain says in this article.
He's pushing FOR amnesty for illegal aliens, not against it.
He merely suggests that they need to be put in line for citizenship after those who have already applied.
This is the same crap he's been saying all along, and despite the title that was posted, it's pretty much what Bush is pushing for as well.
Hey McLame: You can't go to the "back of the line" and remain here in America.
So stop being a phony fraud. And stop distorting the English language by claiming to be 'straight talk' because you are anything butt.
Sincerely, the American public.
McCain is a liar.
But he knows what Bush's weaknesses are, and he goes for them.
First Amendment forever!
(Denny Crane: "Every one should carry a gun strapped to their waist. We need more - not less guns.")
I'm expecting there will be some pro-lifers who will support him based on his pro-life record, especially if the other likely nominee is omeone like Condi or Rudy. The problem? McCain thinks the First Amendment gives the government the power to squelch speech about itself. There is no way, NO WAY such a person would appoint a strict constructionist, and I guarantee the next prez will be replacing Stephens and Ginsberg if they haven't died or retired during Dubya's remaining years.
Two SCOTUS appointees by a guy who doesn't believe in the First Amendment? I think not.
Show me where Bush has supported an amnesty bill. He has called for civil debate and a solution from Congress, and he has said we won't be able to deport 12 million people. None of those things add up to amnesty, much less the super-amnesty that McCain was pushing in April.
I'm worried the President will be squishy on this, but there are a lot of people who are acting like he's the leading amnesty advocate in the country, and it's just not true...yet. Maybe not ever.
Earth to McCain....
The number one question I ask is, "Why do you want to be President?" I have no clue why McCain thinks he should be POTUS and neither does he.
GEEZesh...I might as well be over at DUmmyland with all the profanity ("Bull$h*t") and hate anytime ANYTHING is posted about Senator McCain...
"Im confident has the support of a majority of Americans and will have the support of well over sixty senators. In the Senate, no less than in the country at large, the majority will eventually prevail,"
McCain's note to President Bush your poll numbers have rendered you impotent. Do not resist our power!!
If DeWhine signs on to this, HE IS TOAST.
If you are a supported of McCain, then you are probably correct in moving to DU.
This is exactly the sort of thing Sen Jeff Sessions was pointing out this morning on C-SPAN 2. These illegal aliens have got to go.
"Waaaaaaahhhhh... your posts hurt my virgin eyes!"
Maybe Cindy can give you some stolen goodies from her medicine cabinet, to get you through the trauma.
My only regret is not replacing the "i' with a "!" so as to not offend.
That's news? McCain could be locked in safe and thrown down a mine shaft and still find the spotlight. The spotlight will find him because the MSM have labeled him a "maverick".
Well, currently, he's considered the front-runner for the GOP nomination in 2008...betcha he's going to GET a lot of support from folks you may consider hard-line conservatives too! And, if he indeed is the candidate, then you bet your bottom dollar he's going to get my support...and no doubt you and your Pat Robinson-of-a-B/Rush Limpbull ilk will sniff it out because the other candidate will be the Hildabeaste!
He CANNOT win because he CANNOT carry the South. Case closed, no hope for any change. He is HATED here, plain and simple. People would rather let the opponents win than to turn the White House over to a mental train wreck like McCain.
I disagree. First, McCain's family heritage is Mississippi (cannot get anymore Southern than that); secondly, most folks in S.C. were tricked by Bush's Bob Jones University racist push polls into believing lies about McCain (adopted "black"--actually Indian--daughter was his); thirdly, he has support from folks like Lindsey Graham and Libby Dole.
Do you really think that the majority of Southern Republicans give a rat's ass about McCain? We got exposure to him in 2000 and he made such a fool of himself that he was laughed out of the region. His family heritage and RINO friends don't mean poop here. He is a RINO and everyone knows it. He will not win a Southern primary.
He is only considered a front runner by the liberal media, because McCain is their darling.
There a lot of Southerners who think McCain is as much a war hero as John Kerry.
Where is your sarcasm quotation? I, for one, am not buying this "new" McCain -- once a RINO, always a RINO...
Why do you think us Conservatives are peeved at him? We believe if we let him know loudly enough, how wrong he is on this issue, he may wake up, and 2006 will not be the disaster that he and McCain are creating.
Secure the border, then lets talk!
One word: ego.
I'll bet you he doesn't carry his own State (my State) Arizona -- he is not popular down here and his attitude on the border is only making him more unpopular... the only people who like McCain are the Dems and the people who don't know him.
The rule of holes should apply here. When you are in one stop digging.
If you really support McCain, adding extra reasons for people not to vote for him is counterproductive, unless you are as delusional as he is.
He said he supported the Senate bill that failed to pass just before the Easter break. That was the first I know of him supporting something that was anything close to that level of amnesty.
His past guest worker proposal was vague. It did not require illegal aliens to leave the country before applying. He did say that the workers would be required to return home after a number of years, though the part about the path to citizenship was so vague that it could have meant automatic citizenship for everyone, or meant citizenship only for a select few who proved their value.
Even his rather vague proposal gave preferential treatment to those who came here illegally and was a form of amnesty, but I don't know of him explicitly proposing anything as bad as the Senate bill on his own.
However, his claim of rejecting amnesty appear to be based on requiring the illegal immigrants to pay a fine, and grant them legal residency now, but have them wait in line for citizenship until current applicants had been processed.
He says he is against amnesty because it would be unfair to those trying to immigrate legally and encourage illegal immigration. However, every one of his own guest worker proposals have given preferential treatment to those here illegally.
However, until he backed the senate bill, it wasn't nearly as blatant.
None of those things add up to amnesty, much less the super-amnesty that McCain was pushing in April.
He said he supported that bill and would sign it if it were passed by the house and senate.