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McCain: We'll Try to Pass Immigration Changes After GOP Primaries (GET THEM!")
Breitbart ^ | 10/29/2013 | Tony Lee

Posted on 10/29/2013 4:12:07 PM PDT by Viennacon

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) gave the clearest indication that proponents of comprehensive immigration reform may make their final--and strongest--push to get legislation passed next year after House Republicans make it through their primaries.

“I think conventional wisdom is that time is not on our side,” McCain told reporters on Monday after an event in Chicago. “But there are a number of members of Congress who have primaries and when those primaries are done, they may be more inclined to address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.”

President Barack Obama has urged Congress to pass immigration reform legislation this year. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is reportedly going to bring legislation to the floor within the next month and other House Republican leaders have indicated support for piecemeal pieces of legislation that can make it to conference with the Senate, where proponents and opponents of immigration reform had said a pathway to citizenship will prevail.

Though the Congressional Budget Office has determined the Senate's immigration bill would lower the wages of working class Americans, House Republicans are reportedly working on piecemeal pieces of legislation to eventually get to conference with the Senate. McCain also said on Monday that the House should just "pass something" to get to conference with the Senate. House Republicans like Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) are reportedly working on legislation that would grant a pathway to citizenship to all of the country's illegal immigrants.

McCain's comments indicate even if the current push to enact comprehensive immigration reform fails, the real fight may be in the spring and summer of next year, when Obama could use immigration as a midterm election issue and Republican lawmakers will not be worried about primaries in the 2014 election cycle.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 2014; aliens; amnesty; gopprimaries; johnmccain; mccainamnesty; primaries; primary
McShame is laughing from his ivory tower. We must target his House amnesty-troll allies in 2014 to stop them from ramming this through. This is of paramount importance.
1 posted on 10/29/2013 4:12:07 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

But.. I heard he was a maverick.

He was the maverickiest maverick that ever mavericked, you betcha.


2 posted on 10/29/2013 4:15:10 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Viennacon
So what McCain is saying is that lying to get a nomination or win an election is acceptable behavior? That tells me he's proud of what he does.

Just when I think it's impossible to like McCain more than I already do, he opens his mouth again.

3 posted on 10/29/2013 4:15:27 PM PDT by grania
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To: Viennacon
“But there are a number of members of Congress who have primaries and when those primaries are done, they may be more inclined to address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.”

Translation: There are a number of members of Congress who will need to lie to their voting constituents about their true intentions and beliefs about amnesty for illegal aliens (including that they feel the voters are stupid and don't know what's good for them); and the members can stop the conspiracy of deceit once the primaries are over.

Anyone read this differently?

.

4 posted on 10/29/2013 4:18:53 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Viennacon

That way Republican candidates can run as Tea Party conservatives in the primary and pull the old switcheroo on the voters after they have won their party’s nomination, like Marco Rubio.


5 posted on 10/29/2013 4:20:08 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Seaplaner

Read it exactly like that


6 posted on 10/29/2013 4:20:32 PM PDT by Viennacon
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7 posted on 10/29/2013 4:23:52 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Seaplaner

That’s pretty much it, Seaplaner.


8 posted on 10/29/2013 4:26:49 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Viennacon
I am just beside myself. Shamnesty is about the one thing that the GOP Establishment can do to squander the opportunity that the Obamacare debacle represents.

Obamacare is energizing the base and even pissing off everyone not drinking Obama's bong water. So with that dynamic going on, they want to do something to alienate the base and commit long-term political suicide?

Morons

9 posted on 10/29/2013 4:30:05 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: Viennacon

McCain is using sour grapes.

The bitter clingers who lose primaries will punish their constituents for throwing them out.

Isn’t this what the democrats did to give the USA socialized obamacare?

How very valery jarret of mccain.


10 posted on 10/29/2013 4:43:07 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Viennacon
Hillary! needs more votes....


11 posted on 10/29/2013 4:44:37 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Viennacon

There’s your motivation gang, to get to the polls one more time next November. Get rid of the RINO bastrids.


12 posted on 10/29/2013 4:52:31 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Viennacon

The Senators and their GOPe donors offer to buy the rope for House Republicans to hang themselves.

Naturally he has misremembered Kruschev’s statement...


13 posted on 10/29/2013 4:53:45 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Seaplaner

That’s about the way I see it.


14 posted on 10/29/2013 4:58:10 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Seaplaner

[“But there are a number of members of Congress who have primaries and when those primaries are done, they may be more inclined to address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.”
Translation: There are a number of members of Congress who will need to lie to their voting constituents about their true intentions and beliefs about amnesty for illegal aliens (including that they feel the voters are stupid and don’t know what’s good for them); and the members can stop the conspiracy of deceit once the primaries are over.]

I think that hits the nail on the head. Unfortunately, many voting constituents are as dumb about DC as could ever be imagined.


15 posted on 10/29/2013 4:58:20 PM PDT by kindred ( God is just and the justifier of him that believes in Jesus.)
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To: Viennacon

16 posted on 10/29/2013 4:58:32 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Seaplaner

He also means that the losers in primaries will then sell their votes cheap for lobbying and similar positions the GOPe can offer them.

He wins both ways.


17 posted on 10/29/2013 4:59:08 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Viennacon

18 posted on 10/29/2013 4:59:13 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Viennacon

19 posted on 10/29/2013 4:59:30 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Viennacon

GFY McNut.


20 posted on 10/29/2013 4:59:39 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Viennacon

21 posted on 10/29/2013 5:00:42 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Viennacon

McCain’s idea of good governance- Tell the rubes back home what they want to hear to get elected and after the election is over do as you damn well please.


22 posted on 10/29/2013 5:07:02 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: Viennacon

Durbin has McCain on a leash. Woof! Woof!


23 posted on 10/29/2013 5:21:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Have you had your ObamaCare Marketplace shopping experience today?)
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To: Seaplaner

Anyone read this differently?


Reads as: Bend Over, grab your ankles, and yes that is sand in the Vaseline.....


24 posted on 10/29/2013 5:42:46 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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To: Seaplaner

The RNC is trying to lose. I got an RNC email from McCain calling Obama a divisive president.

The RNC needs to pound redstate Democrats who support McCainiac policies winning over conservatives and swing voters.


25 posted on 10/29/2013 5:47:43 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Hopefully a stroke in in his near future.


26 posted on 10/29/2013 6:06:55 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Viennacon
This is one of the very few people in America -- John McCain -- that when he passes on, presumably from natural causes, I will celebrate.

Joyfully.

Loudly.

Long.

27 posted on 10/29/2013 6:10:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Seaplaner
I think McCain I'd daring us to primary libtards out.
28 posted on 10/29/2013 7:28:16 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: VRWCarea51

Vietnam, You can have him back! We’ll pay you long time.


29 posted on 10/29/2013 7:39:09 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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