Skip to comments.McCain gets an earful on immigration in Arizona
Posted on 02/23/2013 5:57:09 PM PST by Red Steel
Arizona took center stage in the national immigration debate Tuesday as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano toured the state's border with Mexico and Sen. John McCain defended his proposed immigration overhaul to an angry crowd in suburban Phoenix.
The presence of the top officials is the latest sign that Arizona will play a prominent role in the immigration debate as President Obama looks to make it a signature issue of his second term.
Napolitano toured the border near Nogales with the highest-ranking official at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the incoming chairman of the Senate's homeland security committee and an Arizona congressman. Napolitano, Arizona's former governor, said afterward that comprehensive immigration reform will strengthen the nation's border against criminals and other threats.
Also Tuesday, McCain hosted two town hall meetings in Arizona, during which he defended his immigration plan to upset residents concerned about border security. A bipartisan group of senators including Arizona Republicans McCain and Jeff Flake want assurances on border security as Congress weighs what could be the biggest changes to immigration law in nearly 30 years.
"No state in this country has had more experience with enforcement-only immigration laws than Arizona," said Todd Landfried, executive director of Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform, which opposes the state's tough immigration laws.
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...so many holes in this cBS story it should go on a ham sandwich....
the top butch officials
Stop voting for this man in your state.
McCain referred him the the mile of fence that actually has been build and very snottily asked, "What is that, a banana?"
(Segue to a Red Dwarf ping)
KRYTEN and LISTER are seated at the table. There is a collection o fruit on the table between them; on the viewscreen, electronic fish are swimming.McCain learned this skill early on...
LISTER: (Holding up a banana) Okay, let's try again. What is it?
KRYTEN: It's a banana.
LISTER: No, it isn't. Try again. What is it?
KRYTEN: It's a banana?
LISTER: (Exasperated) No, it isn't! What is it?
KRYTEN: It's an urrrr.... It's an urrrr....
LISTER: It's an orange! Go on, say it. It's an orange! This! Is! An orange!
KRYTEN: It's an orrrr... It's an orrrr... It's a banana! It's no good, sir, I just can't do it!
LISTER: You CAN do it, I'm gonna teach you how! (Holding up an apple) Okay, what's this?
KRYTEN: It's an ap--
LISTER: No, no, no, what is it?
KRYTEN: Oh, it's no good sir, I just can't lie! I'm programmed always to tell the truth.
LISTER: Kryten, it's easy! (Holding up the apple) Look: an orange. (Holding up the orange) A melon. (Holding up the banana) A female aardvark!
KRYTEN: Oh! Oh, that is just so superb, sir! How DO you do that? Especially calling a banana an aardvark? An aardvark isn't even a fruit! It's total genius!
LISTER: (Beat) Let's start again.
KRYTEN: Oh, sir, my head is spinning. We've been doing this all morning!
LISTER: Kryten, I'm gonna teach you how to lie and cheat if it's the last thing I do. I want you to be unpleasant, cruel, and sarcastic; it's the only way to break your programming, man -- make you independent!
KRYTEN: Well, I'm truly grateful, sir. Don't you think I'd love to be deceitful, unpleasant, and offensive? Those are the human qualities I admire the most! But I just can't do it.
LISTER: You CAN!
KRYTEN: I CAN'T!
LISTER: (Picks up the banana again.) Look! What's this?!
LISTER: What is it?
LISTER: Come on, what is it?
KRYTEN: It's a b... It's a b... It's a small, off-duty Czechoslovakian traffic warden! (He looks stunned.)
LISTER: Yes, you did it, you did it! (Holding up the orange) What's this?
KRYTEN: It's a red-and-blue striped golfing umbrella!
LISTER: Kryten! Yes! (Holding up the apple) What's this?
KRYTEN: It's an apple.
LISTER: No! What is it?
KRYTEN: It's a -- it's a -- it's, it's, it's the Bolivian Navy on manoeuvres in the South Pacific!
LISTER: Well, Kryten, man -- you can do it!
KRYTEN: (Proud of himself) No, I can't.
LISTER: Yes, you -- whoa, whoa, nice one!
KRYTEN: Well, I can't hang around here; I better go away and take the penguin for a walk. I can do it! I did it again, I can lie!
As pathetic as the AZ GOP has become, take a look at the type of Dhimmicrats the state produces (Janet “the border is secure” Incompetanto, for example) before you wish for the alternative.
unfortunately he’s already proven that he’s tone deaf
The illegals are really getting to be a real pain in the @$$ now that they are trying to do a banzai “recall” on Joe Arpaio. I wish they would all go the hell home. They are destroying this state.
McCain only espouses what the Media wants him to (or what he thinks they want). Just disregard his comments when possible. Media hounds are like that.
Sorry John. I know you lost your spine during your stay in the Hanoi Hilton. You just can’t help us when you bend with the wind and agree with the wrong people - just to “get along”.
John McCain is a sellout.
How many times must we see him in action before we just admit he is a sellout.
McCain is worthless. Either get a real Republican or I do not give a crap. I am sick of him and his crap. You can take your post and stick it up your butt.
he did that crap all through the 2008 campaign and then he told us not to fear an illegal muslem as president........well here we are, mccain, you take care of them you right the check and leave the rest of us out of it!
He wants to be their little Maverick. McCain acts more like a permanent resident of DC rather than Arizona.
John Sidney McCain lives in Washington, D.C. and vacations in Sedona.
Neither really has anything to do with Arizona...
Smoke and mirrors, McCain’s mind was already made up when he came through the door.
McCain represents the GOP to me.
McCain disgusts me.
Juan McLame is not stupid or a coward. He does not go along to get along. He goes along because he AGREES with the Marxist Democrats. He WANTS to bring this country down. He WANTS to replace the traditional American population with Third World peons.
IMHO John InSane only ran for President in 2008 to make sure there was no real opposition to that talentless, worthless, unqualified nobody from Chicago who Juan said was nothing to fear from.
“McCain is worthless. Either get a real Republican or I do not give a crap. I am sick of him and his crap. You can take your post and stick it up your butt.”
We should have gone with JD Heyworth.
Things would not end well if I was in a townhall meeting and mccain called someone a jerk. Which he did. I’d be escorted out for calling him a “low life obama butt-kissing Palin-back-stabbing traitor who talked and made things worse for his fellow inmates”. (And for those who don’t believe that, look it up. There are many of his fellow inmates who hate his guts.)
There are other things I’d like to say but I’d get flamed. Many let him get by because he was a POW. I wonder just how far people would let him go because of that. If he was on tape saying “I support the president and hope he succeeds in destroying America”, there are people who would say “Well, he is a war hero and a POW.”