Skip to comments.McCain applauds veto of 'birther' bill
Posted on 04/19/2011 5:30:05 PM PDT by Qbert
Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) applauded his state's governor, Jan Brewer (R), Monday for vetoing a controversial "birther" bill.
The legislation, the first of its kind in the nation, would have required presidential candidates to prove their citizenship to be included on the state's ballot.
McCain, President Obama's GOP opponent in 2008, tweeted:
Proud of @GovBrewer for her veto of the "birther bill" - it was the right decision.
The bill stemmed from suspicions of some of Obama's opponents that he is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is thus ineligible to be commander in chief.
McCain's 2008 campaign investigated "birther" claims against Obama, but found them to be baseless. In 2010, the senator ran a campaign ad during his Senate reelection bid against his Republican primary opponent, former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, tying him to top figures in the "birther" movement. In a letter explaining her veto, Brewer said the proposal, "creates significant new problems while failing to do anything constructive for Arizona," according to the Arizona Republic.
He would, wouldn’t he, given that unlike Obama he actually was born outside the U.S.
What a shocker.
He loves his Obama buddy.
Well said. ;-)
How I despise that old RINO.
Wow I really had a lot of respect for Jan Brewer. What happened? Why did she not sign it? Anyone know?
A hemoroid can be sugurically removed, a McCain can’t be removed...
Time for an override.
What a complete waste of protoplasm.
Soros will send him a fruit basket for following orders so well.
Thank God Obama won.
“why is proving you are qualified to be president controversial?”
Because obama is black.
Maybe the Obama criminal machine got to her like they did Beck, Coulter, Hannity, Limbaugh ad naseum
Juan McLame once again reminding all of us on what a lousy nominee he was.
I have no clue. And if Obama really has nothing to hide, then what’s all the fuss about with this bill?
What you said! I know one Republican vote in Arizona that he DIDN'T GET last November. For all the good it did me. LOL!
McCain leaves liberal RINO scat all over America. He is our Benedict Arnold, but we have no George Washington to indict him for his treason.
McCain-Soros Toppled GOP Candidates Nov. 21, 2006
McCains Reform Institute donor list: (From the WayBackMachine. RI removed it in 2006)
Right you are NWFL!
John McCain - The RINO with no message and a big ego.
When is this old turd going to dry up and blow away?
McCain’s middle name is BOHICA and he likes it.
“Juan McLame once again reminding all of us on what a lousy nominee he was.”
I think he’s ticked that Trump and others are finally revealing to the public who Barack Obama really is, while his I’ll-let-Obama-punch-me-in-the-face-repeatedly-and-never-once-strike-back ways are being relegated to the dustbin.
I think he really gets off being that way, too.
Former war hero, “you have nothing to fear from Barack Obama” POS John McLame......
Oklahoma eligibility bill has PASSED the Senate, has gone to House Committe........REPUBLICANS HOLD A 70-31 EDGE in the house!
Legislature is IN SESSION THRU LAST FRIDAY IN MAY!
They campaigned together and both jumped on the Border issue stealing the issue from their more Conservative opponents. They knew the Border issue was a winning game maker.
I'd bet that Jan would give her eye teeth to be rid of that issue as easily as McCain let it go pretty much by the wayside since his re-election. The difference is that Brewer couldn't slough it off. Brewer is a clone, politically speaking, of McCain.
Such a gentleman that John McCain. So willing to just get along. Isn’t it great to to be John McCain? Mr. Nice Guy.
I’ll take Trump or Palin or Bachmann or anybody with a real pair. This guy would have been a disaster of a President.
If there’s a God, McAmnesty will be killed by a drunk-driving illegal alien.
What does BOHICA mean? Enlighten me.
“Such a gentleman that John McCain. So willing to just get along. Isnt it great to to be John McCain? Mr. Nice Guy.
Ill take Trump or Palin or Bachmann or anybody with a real pair. This guy would have been a disaster of a President.”
Yep. I mean, is it such a dastardly thing to root for the good guys just once?
What does McCain know and when did he know it?
I call BS!
I call BS!
Bend over, here it comes again.
Jeez John, every time you open your mouth, I just freakin' cringe inside
Exactly. If there is no problem, Just let those retarded Republicans pass all the stupid legislation that they want, and it will only backfire on them./S Why would anyone oppose this bill?
fact is the Vietcong destroyed him.......he will cave to anything anyone anytime.
And there you have it. THOSE people spewing insults at the birthers are the same people that called the Minutemen racists. Karl Rove, John McCain and anybody else you may remember that was for “Immigration Reform” are also against the birthers and definately against Donald Trump*. Don’t be surprised if George W Bush will be the next one to come out and insult the birthers. They support undocumented workrs even if that worker is in the White House.
Will “president” Obama recuse himslef from any future dealings and debates over “Immigration Reform”?
*Strict conservatives are also not supportive of Donald Trump and rightfully so. But they should be careful and not put the “birthers” and Donald Trump in the same category.
The majority of birthers value the US constitution and conservatism and are for the most part the majority of Tea Party and Minutemen issue voters.
When was the last time you ever heard John McCain or Karl Rove say something good about the Tea Party?
The GOP is committing Obamacide.
What amazes me about Rove and the other critics is that they don’t see the utility of the BC issue in political terms. Clearly- for whatever reason- it really gets under Obama’s skin, and that’s when his surly, churlish real personality starts gradually exposing itself. If you know that your opponent has a bizarre Achilles heel on something, shouldn’t you use it to your advantage to knock him off his game (even if just in jest)? The idea is to win. And he’s an aloof, lazy, rude, weirdo- and he needs to be called out on it...
I’m tired of hearing this boor bash Bush, Palin, Tea Party supporters, white police officers, and so on, all the while he gets a pass as being this “really nice guy”. Rove was one of the first people on a national scale to comment on Obama’s personality as being the kind of guy who stands in the corner at the cocktail party making rude remarks about everybody else in the room- why doesn’t he listen to himself?
You've said a mouthful there. Especially Rove. I just saw a headline from Newsmax. Something like 68% would vote for Trump over Obama. Rove is a numbers man. He should be loving that! But he does not.
Much of Trump's popularity stems from his stance on Obama's eligibilty. Karl Rove has never met an undocumented worker he did not like. Neither did McCain. You will see a pattern of this. The anti-Minuteman crowd is back against the "birthers".