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Obama, McCain to huddle on immigration strategy and other issues
The Hill ^ | November 7, 2013 | Alexander Bolton with Justin Sink

Posted on 11/07/2013 10:11:04 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will meet with President Obama at the White House Thursday afternoon to plot strategy for passing comprehensive immigration reform.

McCain said Obama requested the meeting, which comes at a time political momentum for immigration reform is flagging.

McCain and Obama need to shore up the support of wavering allies such as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who has backed off the push to overhaul the nation's immigration laws in a 1,200-page comprehensive bill.

Rubio has said the Senate should not try to merge its comprehensive bill with a piecemeal measure coming out of the House.

McCain's ally, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), has predicted there will be more Republican support for immigration reform after the filing deadlines for Republican primaries in 2014.

Graham, who is facing his own primary threat in South Carolina, said he will not attend Thursday's meeting between McCain and Obama. A White House official confirmed the president's meeting with McCain would occur at 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, but stressed the two would "discuss a broad range of issues" — not just immigration.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; amnesty4illegals; collaborator; democratvoters; economy; foodstamps4illegals; gangof8; h1b; imigrationbill; immigration; immigrationbill; india; mccainamnesty; mexico; obamacare4illegals; rnc4amnesty; sellout; welfare4illegals
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1 posted on 11/07/2013 10:11:04 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good grief


2 posted on 11/07/2013 10:12:56 AM PST by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

minds essentially in the same republicrat party, getting together to plot


3 posted on 11/07/2013 10:12:58 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Fortunately everybody (except the Kenyan and Arizona voters, apparently) knows McCain is a joke and has no credibility.


4 posted on 11/07/2013 10:14:01 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Anyone else have the suspicion that if the Senate goes 51-49 GOP in 2014 that McCain will switch parties?


5 posted on 11/07/2013 10:16:11 AM PST by almcbean
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Oh how adorable..a Golden Girls moment..group hug..where is Bea Arthur and Estelle Getty to join in the fun


6 posted on 11/07/2013 10:17:57 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: almcbean

That’s called pulling a Jeffords.


7 posted on 11/07/2013 10:18:23 AM PST by GeorgeTex (Obama-The Ultimate Terrorist Weapon.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They don’t call him Juan MexiCain for nothing.


8 posted on 11/07/2013 10:18:35 AM PST by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: C210N; rod1; All

Jan 2011: "Arizona - The old John McCain was back Sunday, writing a gallant tribute to President Obama - and delivering a veiled rebuke to former running mate Sarah Palin.

The Arizona senator who ran against Obama and was clearly deeply embittered by his loss, praised the President’s call in Arizona for greater civility as a “terrific speech.”

Obama, he said, “comforted and inspired the country.”

“We should be mindful as we argue about our differences that so much more unites than divides us,” McCain wrote in The Washington Post.

“Our political discourse should be more civil than it currently is, and we all, myself included, bear some responsibility for it not being so.”

Taking on those heated voices from the Tea Party fringes who call Obama a Nazi, a usurper, or an outright agent of evil, McCain wrote:

“I disagree with many of the President’s policies, but I believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country’s cause.

“I reject accusations that his policies and beliefs make him unworthy to lead America or opposed to its founding ideals,” he wrote.

That stands in stark contrast to Palin, who has called Obama’s policies “un-American” and just last week accused him of being “hellbent on weakening America.”

McCain offered some support to Palin, whose gun-happy political rhetoric was blamed by some for the Tucson massacre by a lone nut with no clear political agenda.

“Imagine how it must feel to have watched one week ago the incomprehensible massacre of innocents…and to have heard in the coverage of that tragedy voices accusing you of complicity in it,” he wrote.

But then McCain appeared to chide Palin’s defensive response, in which she rejected calls to tone down the political vitriol as attempts to “muzzle dissent.”

McCain wrote: “It is not beyond us to do better; to behave more modestly and courteously and respectfully toward one another.”

Influential Washington Post columnist Dan Balz said the column should be the beginning of a thaw between McCain and Obama, who have been wary adversaries since 2008.

“Not since his gracious concession speech on the night of the election has McCain spoken so generously of his rival,” Balz wrote. “Obama should not let the opportunity pass to reach out to McCain in return.”

John McCain Praises Obama, Subtly Jabs Sarah Palin

9 posted on 11/07/2013 10:19:04 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: almcbean

Nah, he’s too useful to the dims as a pubbie. He saw what happened when Specter stopped playing hard to get and made it official.


10 posted on 11/07/2013 10:19:34 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thank you McCain! Trying to push immigration through so that THE POWER will never again be taken from the Democrat-Republicans. How nice.

BTW, does anyone know if a book was ever written explaining in detail just how McCain was able to garner the nomination at a time when his political career was floundering so bad?


11 posted on 11/07/2013 10:20:04 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Damit! Enforce the laws!!! Stop F’n around and uphold the oath that you all swore to uphold...Be an American first!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDoYsBAyFb0


12 posted on 11/07/2013 10:20:15 AM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Six, two and even, they're selling you out, kid"


13 posted on 11/07/2013 10:20:26 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: almcbean
> Anyone else have the suspicion that if the Senate goes 51-49 GOP in 2014 that McCain will switch parties?

It would only be relevant if McConnel gets booted in the primaries.

14 posted on 11/07/2013 10:20:34 AM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
1,200-page comprehensive bill.

NO MORE "COMPREHENSIVE" BILLS!!
15 posted on 11/07/2013 10:21:14 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I despise the ruling class.


16 posted on 11/07/2013 10:23:17 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The sad thing about this is that the average Low-Information Voter will think:

“How nice: two former rivals are putting aside their differences to get something accomplished.”

We, however, realize it’s just two treasonous progressive pols getting together to screw the American people.


17 posted on 11/07/2013 10:23:23 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Comprehensive = Hidden Goodies for Scumbag Politicians


18 posted on 11/07/2013 10:24:46 AM PST by woweeitsme
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To: Moonman62

Clearly the voters of AZ dont...


19 posted on 11/07/2013 10:26:49 AM PST by 556x45
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Oh, good, the turncoat pays a booty call to the usurper.
20 posted on 11/07/2013 10:27:18 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Dumber and Dumbest. This should work out well.


21 posted on 11/07/2013 10:28:27 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That room will have difficulty reaching a room temperature IQ combined.


22 posted on 11/07/2013 10:28:41 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: almcbean
that McCain will switch parties?

He doesn't have to.

23 posted on 11/07/2013 10:30:41 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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24 posted on 11/07/2013 10:33:31 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

huddle or cuddle??


25 posted on 11/07/2013 10:35:21 AM PST by GeronL
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To: almcbean
Anyone else have the suspicion that if the Senate goes 51-49 GOP in 2014 that McCain will switch parties?

No doubt about it. He'd likely spend months threatening to do so every time an important bill is up for a vote (important for the dems) and in the end switch anyways.

THAT's exactly what Tea Party republicans should do - threaten to switch to Independent.

26 posted on 11/07/2013 10:36:03 AM PST by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: rod1

You KNOW money is changing hands.


27 posted on 11/07/2013 10:36:05 AM PST by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Mc has truly gone over to the dark side.


28 posted on 11/07/2013 10:39:34 AM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wealthy “republicans” are pushing hard for this. I think instead of a total civil war (which the Dem’s want) we should simply oppose every tax cut, loophole or give away to the rich and to corporations. That would be far more devastating in thier sight.Not that we really are against them. Just that we need to get into the bargaining process. That would shock them more than anaything else. But, still Lindsey and McCain have to go.


29 posted on 11/07/2013 10:40:27 AM PST by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

For MeCain, old habits are hard to break!


30 posted on 11/07/2013 10:41:10 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A Uniparty strategy meeting. Afterwards McCain will update other party members

Obama (U-IL)
McCain (U-AZ)
McConnell (U-KY)
Boehner (U-OH)
Graham (U-SC)

etc.


31 posted on 11/07/2013 10:48:01 AM PST by Ray76
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

2 incompetent idiots trying to solve a problem. Who is kidding who?


32 posted on 11/07/2013 10:51:58 AM PST by mulligan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

McCain needs to get out in the sun more.


33 posted on 11/07/2013 10:53:33 AM PST by Gator113 ( Cruz, Palin and Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Obama, McCain to huddle on immigration strategy and other issues

McCain's ally, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), has predicted there will be more Republican support for immigration reform after the filing deadlines for Republican primaries in 2014.

Perhaps Lee Bright might have a press release alerting the voters of South Carolina to this travesty of Grahamnesty lurking behind a primary .....

34 posted on 11/07/2013 10:54:22 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

John McCain falling for Obama’s attempt to take everyone’s attention off of Obamacare.


35 posted on 11/07/2013 10:55:56 AM PST by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010 and Mom 4-20-26 12-8-2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Two old buddies huddling together since the summer of 2008.


36 posted on 11/07/2013 10:56:05 AM PST by rightly_dividing (Phil. 4:13)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Reach Around Time at the Spite House.


37 posted on 11/07/2013 10:59:04 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obamacare is the only significant issue facing the country for 2014. Any other issue is a distraction from the goal of neutering Obama by taking control of both houses of the legislature.

Conservatives should refuse to discuss on any other issue. They should just stay home or vote present on any social issue that will be used to divide Republicans. The house should refuse to vote on immigration until after the election.


38 posted on 11/07/2013 10:59:39 AM PST by Eva
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To: areukiddingme1

For the last 40 years, the Party of Government (both Democrat wing and Republican wing) has done all it can to replace American voters with Mexicans.


39 posted on 11/07/2013 11:04:06 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
McCain's ally, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), has predicted there will be more Republican support for immigration reform after the filing deadlines for Republican primaries in 2014.


'John, you know I'm with you in spirit. I just can't go because of those idiot conservative back home.'

40 posted on 11/07/2013 11:06:01 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Every time I see something like this I am reminded of a South Park episode where obama and mccain joined forces to help o win the presidential election. Some times I wonder....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUsttPsqx1k


41 posted on 11/07/2013 11:12:30 AM PST by angelsonmyside
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42 posted on 11/07/2013 11:18:05 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They’re not just united in agenda, they are coordinated in actions.


43 posted on 11/07/2013 11:20:16 AM PST by Ray76
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The old AZ is like the new VA.


44 posted on 11/07/2013 11:29:06 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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McCain, That SOB POS.


45 posted on 11/07/2013 11:33:06 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The worst thing that could have ever happened to the United States of America, is if John McCain was elected President in 2008.

Obama is horrid, but McCain would have been slightly worse, and damaged the image of Republicans for seven generations.

46 posted on 11/07/2013 11:35:37 AM PST 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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“McCain’s ally, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), has predicted there will be more Republican support for immigration reform after the filing deadlines for Republican primaries in 2014. “

Oy vey... can they be any more moronic.


47 posted on 11/07/2013 11:36:17 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: mongo141
Mc has truly gone over to the dark side.

You just figuring that out NOW? McCainiac has been a liberal Democrat for several DECADES.

48 posted on 11/07/2013 11:37:09 AM PST 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: Cincinatus' Wife; All

Instead of repealing ObamaCare...the GOP is pushing Illegal Alien Amnesty

The GOPe SUPPORTS OBAMACARE...


49 posted on 11/07/2013 11:46:42 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (2014: RINO Hunting Season)
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To: mongo141
Mc has truly gone over to the dark side.

McCain has been there for years.

Welcome to Keating Economics: John McCain and a Financial Crisis: 9 AM PST

This is the story that the media refuses to mention. With the economic meltdown that we are witnessing, shouldn't the media be reminding the American people that John McCain was involved in the Keating 5 scandal?

50 posted on 11/07/2013 11:47:17 AM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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