Skip to comments.John McCain swings right in desperate bid for political survival
Posted on 04/30/2010 12:34:38 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
One-time moderate Arizona senator keeps step with the Tea Party and gets tough on illegal immigration.
John Ladd points to the piles of empty water and Coke bottles, a yellow blanket and numerous other bits of debris abandoned on his cattle ranch in Cochise county, near Tombstone, Arizona. The sprawling estate, stretching 10 miles along the US-Mexico border, is a favoured route for those making the illegal, dangerous and often fatal, journey to what they hope is a bright new future.
Ladd recalls waking up one morning in 2004 and finding about 900 Mexicans milling about on his land. "You could not go anywhere without seeing one and the border patrol was screeching around everywhere," he says.
This is Wild West country, a land of mesquite and sagebrush, of Apache trails and re-enactments for the tourists of the OK Corral shoot-out. The ranch, and other crossing points like it, lie at the heart of the immigration debate that has gripped the US over the past week. That debate is anchored to Arizona's controversial extension of police powers in dealing with immigrants.
Already the subject of international attention, it is threatening to consume one of America's best-known politicians, John McCain, former PoW, senator for Arizona, and Republican choice for a doomed campaign against Barack Obama in 2008.
McCain is up for re-election for a fifth term in the Senate and the resurgence of the immigration issue is potentially disastrous.
Ladd, who voted for McCain in the past, now feels betrayed and is not planning to support him in the Republican primary in August.
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Surely they're on to him by now.
Apparently the word "often" has been redefined.
It’s okay - he’ll swing back to the left after he wins....
So fast you'll crack ten vertebrae.
Not judging by the polls.
Yep, ol’ John, the man more than willing to “reach across the aisle” to give the Democrats what they want, is now declaring bipartisanship in DC to be dead. JohnBoy, bipartisanship is simply giving the Democrats what they want-if it’s dead, good riddance with this gang. However, I suspect this declaration is just another campaign ploy for Arizona voters to try to convince them that you are again a Conservative.
His base use to be the MSM and now its entitlement zombies?
The Obamaloon is a bottom-dwelling scum sucker.
McCain is the mud upon which he dwells.
The problem is the old toot will swing so hard he’ll go the other way.
The same percentage of Arizonans who support their immigration bill will see right through this phony S.O.B.
...at least, I hope they do.
” Ladd has met the defeated presidential candidate three times since 2004: on each occasion McCain went to the ranch to see firsthand the disruption caused by the almost non-stop flow of immigrants. “He is a neat guy,” says Ladd. “But he’s done nothing. He tells me, ‘This is terrible, I need to help you.’ And nothing happens.”
Something “happened,” Mr. Ladd. It was called McCain/Kennedy in 2007.
Uncharted territory for the RINO supreme.
Well, don’t forget, three right turns make a left!
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