Skip to comments.McCain: We'll Try to Pass Immigration Changes After GOP Primaries (GET THEM!")
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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But.. I heard he was a maverick.
He was the maverickiest maverick that ever mavericked, you betcha.
Just when I think it's impossible to like McCain more than I already do, he opens his mouth again.
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?
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.
Read it exactly like that
That’s pretty much it, Seaplaner.
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?
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.
There’s your motivation gang, to get to the polls one more time next November. Get rid of the RINO bastrids.
The Senators and their GOPe donors offer to buy the rope for House Republicans to hang themselves.
Naturally he has misremembered Kruschev’s statement...
That’s about the way I see it.
[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.
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.
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.
Durbin has McCain on a leash. Woof! Woof!
Anyone read this differently?
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.
Hopefully a stroke in in his near future.
Vietnam, You can have him back! We’ll pay you long time.