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AZ-Sen. 2010: Minutemen: John McCain switch 'shameful' (Simcox attacks McCain)
Politico ^ | 2010-04-19 | Andy Barr

Posted on 04/19/2010 3:42:10 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

A co-founder of the anti-immigration Minutemen on Monday dismissed Sen. John McCain’s new, tougher immigration stance as “shameful election-year politics.”

The Arizona Republican, who’s seeking a fifth term this fall, is now supporting an Arizona bill that allows law enforcement officers to demand proof of citizenship – even if they just suspect illegal status – and detain suspects until the federal authorities can determine their citizenship.

McCain’s move, announced Monday, is a dramatic shift right from his more moderate, comprehensive approach to most immigration issues.

Chris Simcox – co-founder of the Minutemen and a supporter of McCain’s Republican challenger, J.D. Hayworth – said in a statement released by the former congressman’s campaign that “for almost three decades, McCain had the office and the opportunity to help close the borders to illegal aliens, and he did nothing.”

“It seems that with a tough election on his hands, McCain is trying to hood-wink the voters, ignore his own record and, if re-elected, return to his pattern of putting Washington first and Arizona second,” Simcox said. “This is shameful, election-year politics.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
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1 posted on 04/19/2010 3:42:11 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

McAmnesty’s office told me last week he is against amnesty after I stated his pro amnesty stance in the past. He couldn’t be more disingenuous.


2 posted on 04/19/2010 3:44:25 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; lmarie373; Abundy; missanne; Victoria Delsoul; 50mm; stockpirate; Eaker; ...

McCain is a shameless politician.


4 posted on 04/19/2010 3:45:00 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

With all due respect to Chris Simcox, he’s wrong. Quote: “for almost three decades, McCain had the office and the opportunity to help close the borders to illegal aliens, and he did nothing.”

McCain did a lot more than “nothing,” Chris. He actually went out of his way to keep the border open. McCain’s wasn’t a neutral, do-nothing position.


5 posted on 04/19/2010 3:46:41 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Governor Palin backs RINO extraordinaire Juan McPain (and that just sucks!))
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To: rabscuttle385

Like clock-work, McQueeg starts sounding like a conservative every 5.5 years.


6 posted on 04/19/2010 3:48:57 PM PDT by Mogollon (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. -- Thomas Jefferson)
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greensnake: “The dem will beat the winner of McCain and Hayworth.”

Not likely, but thanks for posting, troll.


7 posted on 04/19/2010 3:49:30 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Governor Palin backs RINO extraordinaire Juan McPain (and that just sucks!))
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To: rabscuttle385

Surprise, Americans do have a memory longer than that of a goldfish...


8 posted on 04/19/2010 3:50:23 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain’s move, announced Monday, is a dramatic shift right from his more moderate, far-left, Progressive, comprehensive approach to most immigration issues.
9 posted on 04/19/2010 3:51:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: greensnake; darkwing104; 50mm; CitizenUSA

Zot @ post 3


10 posted on 04/19/2010 3:51:52 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Shameful election year politics” pretty well describes it. I might add it is a more civil description than I would furnish.


11 posted on 04/19/2010 3:57:06 PM PDT by izzatzo
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To: rabscuttle385; All
Countdown to the "I'm retiring to (insert BS reason here) announcement".

Is there a pool for when and reason yet?

12 posted on 04/19/2010 3:57:39 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afganistan and Iraq))
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To: rabscuttle385

Uh, that’s “anti-ILLEGAL immigration” Andy, you jackhole...


13 posted on 04/19/2010 3:59:54 PM PDT by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: rabscuttle385

A co-founder of the anti-immigration Minutemen on Monday dismissed Sen. John McCain’s new, tougher immigration stance as “shameful election-year politics.”

Fixed it.

A co-founder of the Pro-law enforcement group Minutemen on Monday dismissed Sen. John McCain’s new, tougher immigration stance as “shameful election-year politics.”


14 posted on 04/19/2010 4:00:14 PM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


15 posted on 04/19/2010 4:46:39 PM PDT by HiJinx (Angels are found where you least expect them; let them comfort you.)
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To: rabscuttle385

As Col. Frank Ryan , R from PA for Congress says,

“Now that I’ve screwed everything up, you can trust me and reelect me to fix it” (said as sarcasm)


16 posted on 04/19/2010 4:59:08 PM PDT by HonestConservative (When Injustice becomes law, resistence becomes duty. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: CitizenUSA

“McCain did a lot more than “nothing,” Chris. He actually went out of his way to keep the border open.”

He also trained Linsey Gramnasty to be a lying RINO.


17 posted on 04/19/2010 5:02:20 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat
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To: rabscuttle385

IMHO, the smartest thing JD could do at this point, is start showing ads - McCain stating his ‘promise’ to close the border, and then his YouTube clips of saying the opposite and his ‘amnesty’ bill that he put together with Ted Kennedy.

Politicians should be aware that there are cameras and mics everywhere, now. And we WON’T forget!


18 posted on 04/19/2010 5:31:35 PM PDT by yorkie (Success comes in a "can". Failure comes in a "can't".)
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To: rabscuttle385

He’ll be tough right up until he is re-elected. Then it will be the same old McAmnesty again.


19 posted on 04/19/2010 6:23:09 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain is not fooling anyone. We know what he is all about.

He'll say anything to get elected and do anything to get amnesty for those already here...even if they arrive tomorrow.

McCain has to be defeated.

20 posted on 04/19/2010 6:34:56 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: rabscuttle385
The Arizona Republican, who’s seeking a fifth term this fall, is now supporting an Arizona bill that allows law enforcement officers to demand proof of citizenship – even if they just suspect illegal status – and detain suspects until the federal authorities can determine their citizenship.

That bill passed the state Senate this afternoon and is on its way to the Gov. Opponents are holding a 24 prayer vigil outside the Gov office (and also protested at her residence over the weekend) in hopes they can persuade her to veto it. She has not indicated what her position will be. Since she was elevated to Gov when Crappy Nappy left the state to worship at Obama's feet, she is running for re-election. If she wants a chance to win the primary she better sign it.
21 posted on 04/19/2010 6:57:05 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: CitizenUSA
“The dem will beat the winner of McCain and Hayworth.”

Never happen in AZ.
22 posted on 04/19/2010 6:58:04 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: yorkie

“IMHO, the smartest thing JD could do at this point, is start showing ads - McCain stating his ‘promise’ to close the border, and then his YouTube clips of saying the opposite and his ‘amnesty’ bill that he put together with Ted Kennedy.”

HE MUST DO THIS.


23 posted on 04/20/2010 11:38:15 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Blast from the past!

“He’ll be tough right up until he is re-elected. Then it will be the same old McAmnesty again.”

INDEED!!! GANG OF EIGHT AMNESTY


24 posted on 04/28/2013 2:27:28 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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