Skip to comments.McCain: Itís a stain on Americaís honor that we havenít passed amnesty yet
Posted on 04/24/2014 11:46:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Skip to 43:30 for the key bit. Offhand, I dont think Ive ever heard him put it this way before. The de facto amnesty line is an old chestnut, the line about people in the shadows is a very old chestnut, but the idea that America has actually dishonored itself by dragging its feet in rewarding endless millions of people who broke U.S. law with citizenship is a new one on me. I wonder, does it mitigate the dishonor any that we amnestized them once already in 1986 and will surely do so again sometime soon? How much contempt for our own law do we need to show before the stain is expunged?
Does this guy not care at all how this rhetoric sounds to people skeptical of comprehensive reform? Per his own logic, given the depths of dishonor weve already sunk to in trying to enforce our own borders, I cant imagine why we would insist on any new security measures as the price for approving mass legalization. If theres no way to deter people who are already here from staying theyre not going home why are we even bothering with E-Verify? Its impossible to watch this and not conclude that the only reason McCain and his allies agreed to beefier security in the Gang of Eight bill was to sweeten the deal politically for skeptics, not because they think that security will work. Or even want it to.
And by the way, when I say its coming soon, I mean soon:
House Speaker John Boehner theatrically mocked his fellow Republican Congressmen for being afraid to reform immigration policy when he spoke Thursday before the Middletown Rotary Club in his home district.
Heres the attitude. Ohhhh. Dont make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard, Boehner whined before a luncheon crowd at Browns Run County Club in Madison Township.
We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and its remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just dont want to Theyll take the path of least resistance.
The House primaries will be over in June, at which point theres nothing stopping Boehner from bringing a bill to the floor except his own fear of being deposed as Speaker. And maybe hes not as fearful of that as we think.
Note, by the way, that McCain vows hell try to have any immigration bill that passes Congress named after Ted Kennedy. That smells like a cheap applause line given that hes speaking here at Harvards Kennedy school of government, but hes said it before. He means it.
So says McStain.
The GOP’s full court amnesty press is on.
Can McStain’s honor get any more stained? He’s surely gonna try.
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
-legalized illegal immigrants who entered the United States before January 1, 1982 and had resided there continuously with the penalty of a fine, back taxes due, and admission of guilt; candidates were required to prove that they were not guilty of crimes, that they were in the country before January 1, 1982, and that they possessed minimal knowledge about U.S. history, government, and the English language.
About three million (estimated) illegal immigrants were granted legal status through this act
please mccain, do America a favor and resign now.
Has anyone figured out that 0 is offering $$$ for votes (or 72 virgins if the accomplish their mission) yet? I wish someone in the fray of all this, hopefully a senior senator with a conscience and a set of balls would come forward and tell us what carrots they are dangling behind closed doors or in the halls of Congress to get amnesty passed. Isn’t it obvious? I know it would guarantee Dem votes and control for years. What I want to know why specific members are acting the way they do about the issue when they were vehemently against illegal immigration and ready to erect huge fences in the Southern states in orevious years. Not conjecture but specifics.
McCain reminds me more of jimmy carter every day.
So far we’ve had-
and John Boehner
dropping amnesty bread crumbs in the news.
The GOP is pulling out all the stops to make it happen this summer.
If Cruz ever goes amnesty it’s over.
I don’t think he will but I’m not willing to bet money on anyone any longer.
It really is a shame he was re-elected he is a
disgrace just like the rest of them.
He says he was elected to make choices no he is elected to represent the people and I would bet the majority of people are not for what he is selling. He is a failure in my book.
McPain IS the stain on America.
I wish he would STFU and FOAD. He is a POS.
Speaking of stains, McCain should be called “skid mark”.
McAmnesty is such a putz.
1. Suppose tomorrow amnesty is granted to all 10-20 million illegals.
2. Does anyone believe that the crowds waiting for nightfall to cross the Mexican border will suddenly disappear?
3. If you believe that, then I have some ocean property in Nevada to sell you.
4. AMNESTY for 10-20 million illegals must be stopped at all costs, because such AMNESTY will only encourage and give hope to another 10-20 million illegals to cross our borders over the next 10 years. because they will know that if they stay long enough, FUTURE AMNESTY politicians like McCain will feel sorry for them and grant them AMNESTY like those who were granted AMNESTY back in 2014.
The country needs to be McCainless and therefore stainless.
Mcvain is the stain that is the skid mark in my shorts.
Totally agree. McCain got into the Naval Academy because of his father. He then proceeded to show how incompetent he was throughout his military career. He has ridden the POW status horse to obtain the sympathy vote his whole career. There are other POWs who of course thought he belonged in the traitor category. Today, I know he belongs in the traitor category. Be gone, McShame, McStain, and all the other names you deserve.
Why is Boehner whining? Why doesn’t he just do it? Afraid he will lose his cushy job?
Perhaps the most noxious affectation of the crony capitalist pols selling out the country for amnesty is when they try to wrap their treachery in an air of moral superiority.
This is the man who, had he been elected president in 2008, would be holding a signing ceremony in the WH gardens. This is the man who, had Mitt Romney, would be standing along side the President smiling while Romney signed the Amnesty bill.
People of Arizona. Why do you keep putting him back in office? Do you just like to hear the words “Senator from Arizona” or what? You have a madman masquerading as an Arizona statesman and all he does is work diligently to undermine your own laws, your sovereignty and your freedom. All in the name of ‘reaching across the aisle’. You didn’t get a ‘reach across’ you got a ‘reach around.’
What foolish men are Boehner and McCain! They should be talking about how we can secure our borders. Secure our borders, men! After our borders are secure then is the time to talk about how to deal in a compassionate manner with the illegal immigrants already in this country.
Living in the shadows and a desperate need to fix our "broken" system are shallow arguments for amnesty and an insult to those who immigrated in a legal manner.
The crisis in illegal immigration is our leaky borders. Talk about that. Tell us about the numbers since 1987. Tell us about the numbers each and every day. Tell us about the terrorists coming in. That is the crisis!
Only Democrats try to fool us over and over again since 1987 with the same empty promises and lip service about securing our borders.
Illegals already here have been in the USA for thirty years or more; they can wait until we have the right answers and resources after our borders are secured.
We don’t have enough money to: (1) reward illegals with citizenship, and (2) reward them with free health care. That even ignores the fact that it’s immoral to reward criminals while making law-abiding potential citizens wait years or often forever to come to our country legally, and it’s particularly stupid to selectively reward criminals while advertising to attract those criminals who have expensive illnesses and promise them free medical care for life. John McCain jumped the shark years ago, and he’s ready for retirement.
It’s a stain on America’s honor that we’re even discussing amnesty for illegal aliens. A nation that does not defend its borders and its culture is doomed.
S H U T
It’s a stain on America’s honor that Arizona hasn’t retired this guy yet.
McLame has become a ‘stain” on the fabric of America. He has outlived his time as a POW. It is what he didn’t learn from that experience that troubles me. Time for his retirement has come and gone, get it over with.
It’s a stain on our honor that we haven’t stopped these invaders from occupying and settling on our soil and destroying our American culture and heritage.
If they want amnesty then they should at least meet us half way and become fluent in our language.
It’s a stain on America’s honor that you’re still in office.
Its a Shame that the rocket on the Forrestal didn’t zoom up McCains tailpipe.
Two points for the distinguished Senator to consider:
1. Amnesty was passed in 1986 (Simpson Mazzioli), but the law has been selectively enforced since then (just like most every other bill signed into law).
2. Your "choices" on the budget have contributed mightily to the debt that is on the glide path to $20 Trillion.
Sums up your performance on the budget, Mr. Speaker.
Hell, why not just surrender to Mehhicckko and be done with it?
John is a stain in America’s shorts.
It’s a stain on Arizona and America’s honor that he is still in the Senate.
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."
"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."
If the GOP is complicit in this amnesty fiasco, either by taking up the Senate bill or through some piecemeal slight of hand with a series of House bills such as we hear are being cooked up of late, or as riders on other necessary legislation, the GOP will cease to exist. It will not survive through the 2016 elections. The people will shun the over-tanned, glad-handing, backslapping quislings and look elsewhere for leaders who actually have the spine for the fight. Make no mistake - to me and to many, many others, amnesty is the GOP's Rubicon. Cross it at your electoral peril.
He was a hero once; today he is both a liar and a traitor.
Its a stain on America’s sanity that McShame is still in office and not in a home.
They do get it. They want to replace the White Christian Middle-class that demands liberty, prosperity, and government accountability with a docile Third world population that is conformable living is squalor while they provide El Jeffe with a luxurious lifestyle.
I wouldn’t be talking about “stains on honor’ if my nickname was McStain. But that’s just me. ; )
It’s a stain on America’s honor that you are still a Senator, John.
McLame is a stain on American honor, his service record notwithstanding.
I think you put it best. Who is crazier McLame or the people who put him in office and the colleagues who take him seriously?
Iirc, Arizona permits recalls.
It’s a stain on America’s honor that this coward is still in the U.S. Senate.
Its a stain on Americas honor that we havent retired you, McStain!