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Press release: McCain finds the spotlight once again
Straight Talk America | Apr 11, 2006 | John McCain

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 I’m 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.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: California; US: New Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: chutzpah; impudence; mccain; mcfullofcrap; pinata; readyformycloseup
God bless you John McCain!
1 posted on 05/12/2006 11:23:25 AM PDT by meandog
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To: meandog

Why put a false headline there? McCain (to his credit, I'll add) is saying the same thing as Bush.


2 posted on 05/12/2006 11:25:51 AM PDT by zook
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To: meandog

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.


3 posted on 05/12/2006 11:26:16 AM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: meandog

this man is seriously delusional...


4 posted on 05/12/2006 11:26:22 AM PDT by el_texicano (Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots, useless idiots all)
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To: meandog
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5 posted on 05/12/2006 11:26:51 AM PDT by digger48
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To: meandog

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.


6 posted on 05/12/2006 11:27:44 AM PDT by TommyDale (North Carolina looks forward to the disbarring of Mike Nifong.)
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To: meandog
I guess you just don't have the built-in McCainBullShit to English translator that the rest of us do.

He's talking about amnesty in those oh-so-clever code words like "path to citizenship."

7 posted on 05/12/2006 11:29:06 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: meandog
Powder..patch..ball FIRE!

God bless you John McCain!

John McCain is an opportunistic puke. He should shrivel up and blow away...

8 posted on 05/12/2006 11:29:06 AM PDT by BallandPowder
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To: meandog

The sponser of the McAmnesty bill has the stones to bald-faced lie like this?

Unbelievable.


9 posted on 05/12/2006 11:29:59 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Any guest worker program that does not require application from the home country is Amnesty)
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To: TommyDale
Pure BS. McCain is trying to appeal to conservatives, but they will never support him.

Exactly!

10 posted on 05/12/2006 11:30:08 AM PDT by FOG724 (A vote for Arnold is a vote for a Democrat)
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To: zook

I agree. Mckook ain't gettin' this Conservatives vote, and the President is far more Conservative than McKook and his sidekick Lindsey!

LLS


11 posted on 05/12/2006 11:30:35 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: meandog
Hopefully Bush will annunciate his policy on illegal immigration and border security ... something he should have addressed immediately after 9/11.
12 posted on 05/12/2006 11:31:58 AM PDT by BW2221
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To: meandog

John McCain's mouth is open......John McCain is lieing.


13 posted on 05/12/2006 11:31:58 AM PDT by sheana
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To: meandog
Confirmation that McLame is going for the 2008 Presidential run.

The bullshit has just begun.

14 posted on 05/12/2006 11:35:32 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit (I will not need to come here again…I will send my android instead.)
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To: meandog
"immigration freform

No doubt he will push for immigration "freform"

I feel the title is very misleading.

15 posted on 05/12/2006 11:35:41 AM PDT by stopem (America is NOT Fox's employment agency!! Butt out Vincente.)
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To: meandog
This clown is all over the map in his stances and pronoucements. He must think people AREN'T listening.

Consistency? I think not.

16 posted on 05/12/2006 11:35:52 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!)
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To: stopem
No doubt he will push for immigration "freform"

Oooops, sorry 'bout the typo "freform"=REFORM

17 posted on 05/12/2006 11:38:03 AM PDT by meandog (If I were to draw the odious Islamic prophet Muhammad, he would have horns, a tail, and a ptichfork!)
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To: meandog
God bless you John McCain!

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.

18 posted on 05/12/2006 11:38:10 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (TRY JESUS. If you don't like Him, the devil will always take you back.)
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To: freedumb2003

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.


19 posted on 05/12/2006 11:38:39 AM PDT by untrained skeptic
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To: meandog

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.


20 posted on 05/12/2006 11:39:18 AM PDT by Edit35
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To: meandog

McCain is a liar.

But he knows what Bush's weaknesses are, and he goes for them.


21 posted on 05/12/2006 11:44:44 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: meandog

22 posted on 05/12/2006 11:44:53 AM PDT by mirkwood (Gun control isn't about guns. It's about control.)
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To: BurbankKarl
McCain-Feingold disqualifies McCain from any consideration by me.

First Amendment forever!

23 posted on 05/12/2006 11:46:20 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: meandog
So he's for amnesty and government regulation of free speech? Thanks but no thanks.

(Denny Crane: "Every one should carry a gun strapped to their waist. We need more - not less guns.")

24 posted on 05/12/2006 11:52:48 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: TommyDale
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.

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.

25 posted on 05/12/2006 11:55:45 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (TRY JESUS. If you don't like Him, the devil will always take you back.)
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To: untrained skeptic
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.

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.

26 posted on 05/12/2006 12:02:07 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (TRY JESUS. If you don't like Him, the devil will always take you back.)
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To: el_texicano

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.


27 posted on 05/12/2006 12:06:17 PM PDT by griswold3 (Ken Blackwell, Ohio Governor in 2006- No!! You cannot have my governor in 2008.)
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To: dead; admin; TommyDale; Recovering Hermit

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...


28 posted on 05/12/2006 12:08:34 PM PDT by meandog (If I were to draw the odious Islamic prophet Muhammad, he would have horns, a tail, and a ptichfork!)
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To: meandog
To Put This "Amnesty" into Perspective:

I heard an interview last night with a man, woman, and son from the Filipinos -- the man had worked for many years for the US Army before the US closed the bases. He applied for a visa, and waited 9 years before it came.

A year before it arrived, his son turned 21, and his son had to update his application. The man and wife traveled to the US, and left the son, who waited another 5 years for his visa. He couldn't visit his family in the US or his visa application would be revoked, so they had to be satisfied with talking on the phone.

The son fell in love with a girl, but could not marry her or his visa application would have to be updated again and put him back at the back of the line again.

So, when the visa arrived, he had been going with is girlfriend for 3 years, and even had a baby, so he married his girlfriend, filled out an application to bring her, and he traveled to the US. They have been talking to each other over the internet for the past 2 years, and hope that she will get her visa soon.

Moral of the story: people who wait in the US Visa line wait a long time, and it disrupts families ... but they think it is worth it.

Meanwhile, illegals walk over the Mexico-US Border, and the amnesty apologists bemoan how unfair it would be not to grant amnesty to current illegals, how this would break up families if we didn't.

How unfair would it be to the Filipino family, who followed the rules, to give amnesty to the illegals?
29 posted on 05/12/2006 12:10:59 PM PDT by Mack the knife
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To: zook

"I’m 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.


30 posted on 05/12/2006 12:13:36 PM PDT by griswold3 (Ken Blackwell, Ohio Governor in 2006- No!! You cannot have my governor in 2008.)
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To: meandog
"I might as well be over at DUmmyland with all the profanity ("Bull$h*t") and hate anytime ANYTHING is posted about Senator McCain..."

If you are a supported of McCain, then you are probably correct in moving to DU.

31 posted on 05/12/2006 12:13:45 PM PDT by TommyDale (North Carolina looks forward to the disbarring of Mike Nifong.)
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To: Mack the knife

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.


32 posted on 05/12/2006 12:16:00 PM PDT by Racer1
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To: meandog
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...

"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.

33 posted on 05/12/2006 12:16:13 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: meandog; dead
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...

My only regret is not replacing the "i' with a "!" so as to not offend.

34 posted on 05/12/2006 12:18:32 PM PDT by Recovering Hermit (I will not need to come here again…I will send my android instead.)
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To: meandog

35 posted on 05/12/2006 12:21:20 PM PDT by heights
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To: meandog
Press release: McCain finds the spotlight once again

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".

36 posted on 05/12/2006 12:21:27 PM PDT by techcor
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To: TommyDale
If you are a supported of McCain, then you are probably correct in moving to DU.

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!

37 posted on 05/12/2006 12:25:49 PM PDT by meandog (If I were to draw the odious Islamic prophet Muhammad, he would have horns, a tail, and a ptichfork!)
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To: meandog

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.


38 posted on 05/12/2006 12:30:01 PM PDT by TommyDale (North Carolina looks forward to the disbarring of Mike Nifong.)
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To: TommyDale
He CANNOT win because he CANNOT carry the South. Case closed, no hope for any change. He is HATED here, plain and simple...

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.

39 posted on 05/12/2006 12:41:44 PM PDT by meandog (If I were to draw the odious Islamic prophet Muhammad, he would have horns, a tail, and a ptichfork!)
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To: meandog

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.


40 posted on 05/12/2006 1:18:11 PM PDT by TommyDale (North Carolina looks forward to the disbarring of Mike Nifong.)
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To: meandog

He is only considered a front runner by the liberal media, because McCain is their darling.


41 posted on 05/12/2006 1:19:18 PM PDT by TommyDale (North Carolina looks forward to the disbarring of Mike Nifong.)
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To: TommyDale

Agreed.


42 posted on 05/12/2006 1:20:35 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: meandog

There a lot of Southerners who think McCain is as much a war hero as John Kerry.


43 posted on 05/12/2006 1:24:53 PM PDT by TommyDale (North Carolina looks forward to the disbarring of Mike Nifong.)
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To: meandog

Where is your sarcasm quotation? I, for one, am not buying this "new" McCain -- once a RINO, always a RINO...


44 posted on 05/12/2006 1:24:57 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: BW2221
Hopefully Bush will annunciate his policy on illegal immigration

He Has!!!

And it's,
......................."SHANESTY!!!"

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!

45 posted on 05/12/2006 1:26:07 PM PDT by rock58seg (Twin problems, a tin ear and a tin drum, establishes myths such as "ROP" and "guest worker".)
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To: griswold3

One word: ego.


46 posted on 05/12/2006 1:26:30 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: meandog

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.


47 posted on 05/12/2006 1:29:04 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: meandog
he has support from folks like Lindsey Graham

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.

48 posted on 05/12/2006 1:42:25 PM PDT by rock58seg (Twin problems, a tin ear and a tin drum, establishes myths such as "ROP" and "guest worker".)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Show me where Bush has supported an amnesty bill.

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.

49 posted on 05/12/2006 2:00:30 PM PDT by untrained skeptic
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To: meandog
I'm still waiting for my cable television rates to drop. Been waiting a long time for John's legislation to work. Anyone remember their monthly cable bill ever being reduced by his legislation?
50 posted on 05/13/2006 1:48:07 PM PDT by polymuser
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