Skip to comments.John McCain claims he “never supported amnesty” (LIAR!)
Posted on 06/23/2010 10:11:22 AM PDT by AuntB
Fox News reporter Jennifer Steinhauser recently spent a few days following Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) around Arizona, on his re-election campaign. Not surprisingly, the topic which voters continue to hound the Senator on is that of illegal immigration.
During a town hall meeting at a North Scottsdale library, a man named Richard Martin railed against McCain, saying: We all know what happened after 9/11. Why didnt you close this border down? Where were you, Senator?
Steinhauser reports that over the three days she spent with the McCain campaign, the most commonly asked question was why he supported amnesty for illegal aliens.
McCains answer I never supported amnesty.
As one of the keynote speakers at the 2004 conference, he told the zealous crowd: "It is in our national interest to bring the 8 to 12 million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows and allow them an opportunity to become citizens of this great nation."
Of course, McCain has not only supported amnesty, he wrote the Amnesty bill!
The 2007 McCain-Kennedy Comprehensive Immigration Reform Amnesty bill would have merely required illegal aliens to pay a $5,000 fee in order to stay here and gain legal residency. The fact is that McCain places the same value on American citizenship, at roughly the same cost as a 2003 Volkswagen.
Under McCain's bill, even members of Mexican drug gangs would have received amnesty by simply signing a statement in which they renounced their gang affiliation, the so-called 'background checks' that illegal aliens would have received were only of the 24-hour variety, which reveal very little (if anything), and they would have then been given a six-month worker card. Even violent members of MS-13 would be given legal status based on nothing but their promise to become upstanding citizens.
In 2008, Republican Presidential candidate John McCain told the crowd at annual National La Raza Conference: I dont want to fail again to achieve comprehensive immigration reform.
Of course, comprehensive immigration reform is nothing more than code for amnesty for illegal aliens.
After the massive illegal alien protests in 2006, in which millions of law-breakers demanded their rights and trampled upon American flags, McCain made the following statement: If such demonstrations continue, I think we will have a bill for the President to sign soon. The more debate, the more demonstrations, the more likely we will prevail.
John McCain has spent the last quarter-century in Washington D.C., and for many of those years, he has spent his time working on behalf of illegal aliens and the unscrupulous companies which hire them. He has also sat by and watched as thousands of Americans were murdered, raped, and robbed by those same illegal aliens.
It is only since J.D. Hayworth began gaining ground in his primary challenge to McCain, that the Senator started taking a supposed tough stance on border security.
Until he loses the Arizona Republican primary on August 24, McCain will continue to pretend that he is a tough conservative. However, as much as he would like to, he cannot hide from his own record on illegal immigration.
He is correct. He means the term, “support,” is an understatement.
“I deny that I had ANYTHING to do with the McCain-Kennedy bill. That was some other McCain, not this McCain!”
Godspeed, JD Hayworth.
In fact, this is cause for another $100 donation to his campaign.
[snip]A day earlier, in Milwaukee, in front of an audience of more sympathetic businessmen, McCain had been asked how debate over the immigration bill was playing politically. In the short term, it probably galvanizes our base, he said. In the long term, if you alienate the Hispanics, youll pay a heavy price. Then he added, unable to help himself, By the way, I think the fence is least effective. But Ill build the goddamned fence if they want it.
* May 29, 2003 interview: McCain: Amnesty has to be an important part because there are people who have lived in this country for 20, 30 or 40 years, who have raised children here and pay taxes here and are not citizens.
* Dec. 15, 2000 press release: McCain: I support the Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act (LIFA). Negotiations between the White House and the leadership, which endorsed more limited immigration reform, have resulted in a compromise.... this bill makes meaningful but insufficient progress on amnesty for those wrongly denied it.
McCain actually said this just a few days ago.
President Reagan granted amnesty to two million people and that was wrong, McCain said.
This may be the ONLY time John McCain told the truth.
John McCain 2008 Prez election: no amnesty for illegal aliens could lead to France-style riots
...The man wasnt satisfied with McCains answer. He asked McCain why the U.S. couldnt execute large-scale deportations, as he had heard they did in France and other countries. The question seemed to pique McCain.
In case you hadnt noticed, the thousands of people who have been relegated to ghettos have risen up and burned cars in France, McCain said. Theyve got huge problems in France. They have tremendous problems. The police cant even go into certain areas in the suburbs of Paris. I dont want that in the suburbs of America.
War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength
It all depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is.
Juan es un mentiroso.
Is his nose growing?
Are his pants on fire?
I think he is scrambling for his political career right now and will say anything in hopes of salvaging it.
He needs to go, hope his constituents see that.
Agree, JD all the way.
In 1995, McCain sent birthday regards, and regrets for not attending, to Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonano, the head of the New York Bonano crime family, who had retired to Arizona. Another politician to send regrets was Governor Fife Symington, who has since been kicked out of office and convicted of 7 felonies relating to fraud and extortion.
McCain's mafia ties go back further than that ... all the way back to Cindy McCain's mafia connected dad, who launched McCain's career and put him on the nipple of Charles Keating and friends. Cindy's dad took the fall for the mafia over illegal liqour distribution charges and was rewarded with a beer distributorship when he got out of the clink. Cindy's dad also helped the mob do some dirty business in the New Mexico horse racing market back in the day.
McCain Received $100000 From Firm Of Abramoff Notoriety
Feb 12, 2008 ... John McCain has touted his work tackling the excesses of the lobbying industry ... exploring layers of corruption that had allowed Indian tribes to part with tens .... What concerns me more than Abramoff's donations or ...
For McCain and Team, a Host of Ties to Gambling - NYTimes.com
Sep 28, 2008 ... HONING AN IMAGE Senator John McCain, as chairman of the Indian Affairs .....
[snip]Stumping in New Orleans in June, McCain continued to distance himself from the Bush administration, claiming he 'supported every investigation' into the government's role regarding the hurricane.
Why did McCain celebrate his birthday on a Mobster's Yacht?
The photograph substantiates reports that in late August, 2006, McCain celebrated his 70th birthday aboard a yacht, the Celine Ashley, rented by A-list con man Raffaello Follieri and his then-movie star girlfriend Anne Hathaway.
Follieri, who posed as Vatican chief financial officer in order to win friends and investments, pleaded guilty Wednesday in a Manhattan district court to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, eight counts of wire fraud and five counts of money laundering.
Wow! That’s outrageous! Did he say this with a straight face?
Remember when Juan spoke at CPAC in 2008 and claimed he was a Conservative? McShamnesty lies as glibly as Obamao.
I thought he was always for amnesty..he certainly was not for closing the borders.
Don’t know about you, but I still want to pick lettuce in Yuma for $50/hour.
Given that McCain has spent the last ten years running for president, with more time in Iowa & N.H. than Arizona, I thought it would be interesting to see just how often ‘the maverick’ bothers to show up for Senate votes.
Well, guess what, as bad as Obama was, McCain was even worse.
[snip]Sen. John McCain (AZ) — the only current Republican presidential candidate who is a sitting U.S. senator — has missed more votes than any other senator since Congress convened in January, with the exception of Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD), who spent months recuperating from a brain hemorrhage. According to washingtonpost.com’s U.S. Congress Votes Database, Obama has missed 74 out of 93 roll-call votes (79.6%) since the end of the August congressional recess.
McCain has missed 63 out of 93 roll-call votes (67.8%) since the end of the August congressional recess. But for the entire year, McCain has missed 79 more votes than Obama; since January, McCain has missed 212 out of 403 (52.6%) roll-call votes in the 110th Congress, while Obama has missed 133 out of 403 (33.0%) roll-call votes.
see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eiUNzrpxBo
June 29, 2008 Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) became the most absent member of the Senate. According to the Washington Post’s votes database, McCain has “missed 367 votes (61.4%) during the current Congress.” In fact, CQ reports today that McCain hasn’t voted in the Senate since April 8.
On the other hand, J.D. Hayworth missed only 1% of his votes in congress.(see charts)
McPain reaching across the aisle again toward the conservative pew.
Yeah. Neither did Bush, Rove, Kennedy, Grahmnesty, Slick Perry, Romney, Rudy, Pelosi or Newt. It was all our imaginations running wild that caused us to melt down the phone system in DC.
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