McCain and Flake preempt Obama by leading Democrats on amnesty
The Hill is reporting (video included) on Sen. John McCain’s appearance on ABC’s “This Week” during which he said that the Republican Party has to accept a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants as part of a “comprehensive reform bill.”
“Look at the last election,” he said. “We are losing dramatically the Hispanic vote, which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons, and we’ve got to understand that.”
The double-talking McCain said “I’m giving you straight talk,” something has to be done with the “11 million” illegal immigrants “living in the shadows” in the United States — a fallacious figure that has been in use for the past decade.
In 2007, national public outrage at the McCain/Kyl/Kennedy amnesty scheme resulted in the shut-down of congressional phone and fax lines, as indignant Americans expressed their ire over our own elected representatives seeking to reward ongoing and generational lawlessness. The tab picked up by American taxpayers is approximately $360 billion yearly* as we deal with the demands of a largely impoverished and uneducated population, skirting our generous legal immigration policies.
Each of Arizona’s U.S. Senators have used campaign-triggered deception, only to return to amnesty mode immediately after the votes were counted. Just last November, McCain and Kyl began work to “get the ball rolling” for Obama on overhauling America’s immigration system, that they coyly identified as providing a “special pathway to citizenship.”
Trusting them has been a fool’s mission. Here was tough talking Kyl at his phony best. McCain in campaign mode? Watch. With Jon Kyl’s retirement, their endorsed and newly elected protégé Jeff Flake used the identical politically expedient reversal on illegal immigration, momentarily shaking up the folks at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic).
Preempting Barack Obama, McCain and Flake lead a host of senate liberals in advancing this latest amnesty incarnation. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-ILL), Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) will join with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), and McCain sycophant Lindsey Grahamnesty (R-SC) to promote the plan that McCain admits is “not that much different from what we tried to do in 2007.”
They will do whatever it takes to keep the neon welcome light on at the border, regardless of the consequences. It all boils down to elections. American security and the rule of law be damned.
* Frosty Wooldridge: News with Views