Skip to comments.HBO Film Documents Immigration Battle (McCain-Kennedy battle for amnesty)
Posted on 03/24/2010 11:42:38 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
The opening minutes of The Senators Bargain, a documentary film appearing tonight on HBO2, show Senator John McCain at a congressional hearing in 2006, reading out loud from a newspaper article describing the death from desert broiling that befalls many immigrants trying to cross the border illegally.
The brain cooks and the delirium starts, the Republican senator from Arizona reads somberly, explaining why he will join Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, one of the most liberal Democrats, to sponsor a bill to give legal status to millions of illegal immigrants.
The documentary, directed by Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini, is an insiders chronicle of the maneuvering and deal-making in the immigration debate that ended with the collapse in June 2007 of the bill that Senator Kennedy championed to the end. A civics lesson on how the sausage of such ambitious legislation is made, the film is also an affectionate portrait of Mr. Kennedy, at the end of his career, as he strives to lock in his legacy with a last bill on immigration, his other signature issue along with health care.
But as the cameras follow the action down congressional hallways, the cooperative mood among lawmakers steadily fades. The film also serves as a eulogy for the bipartisan spirit that Senator McCain and Senator Kennedy exude at the start.
(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...
They will run this right before Tom Hanks’ speech about a racist America fighting the Japanese, followed by the War in the Pacific.
This one causes me to laugh. The NYT is letting McPain know they are not going to forget he was behind the amnesty bill the last time.
But never fear, Juan and his followers have found a way out. They are saying that because Obozo left him out of healthcare, he cannot possibly work with them until after the election.
Cracks me up. Come on out, Juan, we know you want to.
I have read it’s in the health bill. Can anyone cite it?
I hope J. D. Hayworth can incorporate this into in ads.
Adios, Juan McPain.
Talk about timing! Can they be any more obvious?
These people are ticking me off.