Faltering Maverick John McCain, unable to gain momentum in his senate re-election bid, has taken to pardnerin’ with campaign props. Today, it was his senate seatmate and amnesty co-conspirator, Jon Kyl, and the sheriffs of Pinal and Cochise counties.
The mission? The quartet participated in an announcement of a 10-point border security action plan, which includes sending 3,000 National Guard troops to the border, adding 3,000 Border Patrol agents in Arizona by 2015, increasing funding for programs that help local law enforcement fight drug and illegal alien smuggling, and ensuring that anyone caught crossing the border illegally more than once serves 15 to 60 days in jail, according to a report in the daily.
“Border violence has spiraled out of control, and Arizona has been disproportionately hit,” McCain solemnly intoned at a desperation press conference.
And who would believe that the old open borders crusader, now fearful of being kicked unceremoniously onto the senate curb, would be singing the praises of Sen. Russell Pearce’s strict immigration legislation?
Referring to Senate Bill 1070, which would make it a state crime to be in the United States illegally, McCain amazingly said, “I think it’s a very important step forward.”
He might be growing senile, but we don’t have amnesia. McCain has been the nation’s leading amnesty proponent.
Then Kyl piped up, added, “People are fed up.”
He got that right. We are fed up with the Duplicitous Duo, who as Johnny-Come-Latelys to this serious issue are responsible for allowing it to fester for so long while they both worked feverishly to provide amnesty to the growing millions in this country in violation of the law and our national sovereignty.
The two sheriffs spoke of the escalating criminal activity associated with the illegal invasion.
Funding? Kyl said he didn’t know how much the plan would cost taxpayers, although admitting a single provision of the ten offered would likely ring up a $40 million tab.
The Duplicitous Duo didn’t specify how the ambitious plan would be paid for, although McCain said he thought the money could come from shifting funds away from “unneeded and unnecessary” federal spending programs.
How nice to know there are such things.
Minuteman co-founder, Chris Simcox rightly called the desperation switch “shameful.”
The recent brutal murder of Southern Arizona cattle rancher Rob Krentz prompted the Arizona Cattlemen’s Association to travel to the state Capitol to let their voices be heard and draft their own 18-point plan.
We’ll put our chips with the ranchers. The senators long ago lost our trust.