McCain fails in defending amnesty scheme to angry AZ citizens

Home-state crowds don’t buy McAmnesty’s snake oil

It’s all over the Internet, even topping the Drudge Report, but the pro-open borders, amnesty-colluding Arizona República is downplaying the loud and angry citizens confronting John McCain at his Town Hall meetings. Arizonans — front line witnesses to the massive problems aligned with illegal immigration — are not taking kindly to his most recent efforts against them.

Let’s put away partisanship for a moment and begin with an candid assessment. Even the most fervent McCain followers are not enamored with him. Many hang onto to the wizened politician’s coattails for other reasons, most often benefiting themselves financially or career-wise. Having worked as a local or DC staffer, strategist or even on a U.S. Senator’s campaign is a sure-fire résumé inflator. To realize the value, the lineup of those folks who have used the experience on their way to their own public offices includes state legislators, Phoenix city council members and even the Chief of Staff for a Democrat Phoenix mayor and her mayoral candidate husband.

John McCain, the blunderous politician, is ubiquitous. Turn on the TV and he’s sure to pop up, whether on Sunday morning news programs, the ever-sycophantic Fox News shows or some obscure sports venue discussing prize fighting. He once sponsored a bill calling for a national boxing agency, no doubt making him an authority on the sport. His “maverick” persona was crafted to give his aisle-crossing a more palatable appearance, although he backs away from it when it’s beneficial. He has built alliances with the most liberal of Democrats and promoted their issues throughout his career.

McCain, the man, is cantankerous, often foul-mouthed and basically a disagreeable sort. A high-bred son and grandson of Admirals, he’s been in the spotlight long enough to develop a well-honed arrogance. Although the political arena has been his home for decades, his attempts at mingling with the hoi polloi are clumsy, frequently ending with McCain calling an audience member who disagrees with him, a “jerk.” He did it again yesterday at an East Valley retirement community when addressing a former police officer who challenged him on his latest amnesty scheme.

Which brings us to his recent attempts to sell his new version of amnesty at Town Hall meetings around the state. Besides insulting senior citizens on the outskirts of Chandler, he has ventured down to Green Valley in the Tucson area. This morning he will be accompanied by state Treasurer Doug Ducey and Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring in Scottsdale. Waring, a former McCain aide, and Ducey are likely appearing as fresher foils, to deflect the ire the nearly septuagenarian senator has been receiving from constituents statewide who are fed up with his leadership role in the latest amnesty con being perpetrated upon them and the American people. When discussing the illegals he wants to gift with citizenship, he still clings to the 11 million figure bandied about for the last decade. And while acknowledging the ire, he glibly twists the truth, saying, “Oh sure, there are people that are unhappy. Most of the people in here are happy. Most of the people in here agree with me.”

McCain’s new senate seatmate and loyalist Jeff Flake, whom he and Kyl endorsed, is part of the bipartisan “Gang of 8” cobbled together with the most liberal of Democrats and Republican opportunists. But Flake was not led kicking and screaming to this latest amnesty incarnation. As a congressman, Flake has partnered with far leftist Chicago U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez on this very issue. In fact Gutierrez even complimented Flake for helping him “turn red states blue.”

POLITICO runs a 2-page report on McCain trying to hawk his amnesty snake oil to Arizona citizens who are not in the mood for another of his scams. We are in the eye of the storm in this incursion and John McCain is trying to convince us to reward those who hold our laws, national sovereignty and Constitution in contempt. (Video). His pitch isn’t playing well.

Over 22 million Americans are out of work or underemployed and wages remain depressed, yet McCain and his allies advance the notion that the cure-all for our economic woes is amnesty and vast expansions of guest worker programs. Rather than enforcing our immigration laws and securing our borders, they choose to put illegal invaders and their advocates ahead of the American people.


30 Responses to McCain fails in defending amnesty scheme to angry AZ citizens

  1. says:

    I describe Flake as McAmnesty’s “hand-puppet”.

    • EVPC says:

      Another fine expose of the McLiar we have representing us in the US Senate. That this jerk has the effrontery to call those who pay his hefty salary and benefits “jerks” is beyond imaginable. McCain is the jerk, who graduated at the bottom of his Naval Academy class (which he would never have gotten into without influential family ties), and who continually misspeaks on a variety of highly significant national issues. What an overwhelming embarrassment he is.
      And yes, Jeff Flake, slicker and glibber, who grins regardless of the message he delivers, will be worse. He has pulled the wool over the eyes of East Valley voters for years, beginning with lying about honoring his own self imposed term limit pledge. What a shame when people don’t inform themselves or vote for deceitful candidates simply because they are fellow church members.

    • Diogidog says:

      $25 million bought McCain’s Senate Seat. Another $12 million bought Flake’s Senate seat.

      All of a sudden there are 15 million illegals missing from the current blather. It was 26 million illegals just a few years back. Now they all are saying in unison 11 million illiegals.

      Big business wants an unfair labor advantage. They got their boys elected; and their boys got an unskilled, undocumented, unvacinated, uneducated, melting pot adverse, cultural takeover.

      Between the crazy preppers that have taken over the Republican Party, and the Mexican takeback of AZtlan, we are doomed in the southwest United States.

      And that my friends is just how the back east, ivory tower bastards want it. Obama is McCain is Flake is Kerry is Holder is Napolitano is Brewer.

      Birds of a feather …

      • American Dad says:

        That’s a horrible picture you paint, but I fear you are right on…except for what you call “crazy preppers.” The feds don’t want to alarm the populace. Nether do they want an increasingly armed citizenry. But they are obligated to inform, so they do it on the FEMA and American Red Cross websites and late night public service announcements on the radio. The first time I heard one, I took notice since it was after midnight and I’d never heard anything like that during regular broadcast hours when they have paying sponsors. The first spot I heard was a child’s voice asking “Mommy” where to go if there’s an emergency? That opens the discussion for a “communications plan.”
        Since then I’ve heard ads for emergency preparedness, keeping extra food and water, “in case of an emergency.” The emergencies were never specified, but more recently they talk of power failures or weather related situations, necessitating the need to stay in your home or move to a safer location. It all sounds ominous to me. I’ve seen several TV pitches with Jamie Lee Curtis:

        This one is called “Do more than just cross your fingers”

        This one directs viewers to a government site:

        It lists all types of immergences, from weather related to actually saying “terror attacks.” The Boy Scout’s motto is “Be Prepared.” Should we do any less for ourselves and our families?

      • Observer says:

        I’ve noticed exactly what American Dad has. The feds want to be able to say they had the information out there without making it obvious. In the meantime, it’s simply a matter of putting your good judgment to work to provide basic necessities for yourself and your family. It makes a lot more sense than regretting not having done so. Canned soups with pull top lids, cereal, extra water, other items such as matches, batteries, are all good to have in any event. As you use them, replace them. If that’s “crazy,” I’ll take crazy any day, over not having basics. The videos here even recommend an extra supply of medications you take on a routine basis.

    • Gater says:

      John and I have had our disagreements over the last several decades, yet I still hold respect of him. yes he is cantanerkous at times, foul-mouthed (Why don’t you go be a prisoner in a communist prisoner of war camp for over five years and then tell me your mannerisms and language will not change for a lifetime. Get a life you have no right to make such judgements of this man in the way you have in your slanderous comments above) but that comes from the way he is treated and his time as a POW I am sure.
      Has John served AZ and the veteran community as he should have over the years, well that answer will soon come. Yet every time he has come up for re-election he has been elected. More so because those running against him were not worth voting for. He lost his presidential bid to a liar and thief who will go down in history as being the worst president of the US ever. The election was stolen from him and time will soon prove this fact when allowed to come to light. Voting irregularities in the last two presidential elections will prove this once a proper and legal investigation is allowed to happen.
      Has John done what is truly needed to secure the Arizona border, hell no! Is it all his fault, Hell No! It is quite apparent that no president since Reagan gives a tinkers damn about securing the southern border from invasion.
      Many people seem to forget we are in a state of war and that everyone who enters our nation illegally is an INVADER and thereby subject to being taken into custody immediately and prosecuted by a military court and dealt with accordingly. But our leaders have turned a blind eye to this method for dealing with the continued invasion.
      During a state of war we can actually place active duty military on the border to protect our nation from invasion. Yet the libtards, democrats, socialist and communist who now hold key leadership roles across America prevent this from happening.
      John is not the key problem to our borders being opened and the blame needs to be placed on those who are so stupid that they continue to vote for the idiots who refuse to protect America and seek to change it for the worst.

  2. Delilah says:

    McCain is a liar he has always been a liar. What made anybody
    think he was going to be anything but a lying traitor on amnesty? “Build the dang fense” you jerk? Callings us names again, when he says we are a Judeo-Christian Nation too bad he does not believe that himself.

    I hope the so-called independents who voted for McLiar instead of JD get exactly what they want, our values and our heritage destroyed by a bunch of law breakers and valueless people who refuse to stay in their homeland to change it, they come here and want us to change for them.

    • Westnash says:

      The fence does little good in my view and is a waste of 600 million of our dollars. If illegals cant get a job or benefits they wont come…that has not been addressed.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Yes, Westnash, we are familiar with your Liberal views of what is a “waste”.

        “Westnash says:
        February 14, 2013 at 10:17 am
        I would propose an immediate 10% cut in all military expenditures including salaries. All of us can get by on 9 out of 10…..the govt. can as well…it is nothing but would make a huge dent in the problem.”

      • eubykdisop says:

        Here, educate yourself, Westnash:

        “Illegal Immigration – The $113 Billion Dollar Drain on the American Taxpayer”

        “A study released by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimates that illegal immigration now costs federal and local taxpayers $113 billion a year. The report, The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers, is the most comprehensive analysis of how much the estimated 13 million illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children cost the federal, state and local governments.”

        You point to a $600 million as a “waste” while conveniently forgetting that illegal immigration is costing us $113 BILLION per year. Spending for a fence and increased Border Patrol could SAVE $112.4 BILLION.

  3. MacBeth says:

    Both McCain and Flake are liars. And Janet Napolitano, another of their ranks, (let’s face it, on this issue, political parry doesn’t matter, they are all out to screw us over) takes a short stroll along the border and pulls numbers out of her hat, mysteriously declaring illegal immigration is down 78%. This is after she and Obama tie the hands of the immigration enforcement officers. They all have one thing in common. They have represented Arizona and care not a whit about any of us or our issues. We are but stepping stones to their grander positions.

    • Doc says:

      mccain & kyl escorted dammit-janet down th’ confirmation aisle like gushing fathers of th’ bride 4 years ago…

  4. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Think about this: Nearly half of all adult illegal aliens currently in the United States haven’t earned a high school diploma! Thirty percent have less than a 9th grade education and are functionally illiterate. So when this country becomes 50% Hispanic by mid-century as projected, the tax base will only be a fraction of what it is now. Who will fund the treasury if the majority of the population doesn’t have the skills to get high paying jobs? How will all of the liberal’s prized social welfare programs continue if nobody’s making enough money to support them? McCain and Flake have allowed their personal opportunism to overshadow the future of our country. Listening to them, you would think they don’t have families of their own that they think about. These traitors place their own ability to stay in office above all else, even their own children and America’s future generations who will be living in a Third World replica of Mexico. Is this “culture” what we want to import?

  5. Fought For My Country says:

    I fully agree. However they also fail to take into consideration that whatever concessions are given to the illegals, they will still vote for Democrats. Configuring this massive red carpet rollout to lawbreakers as paying attention to the last election results is beyond foolish. Rewarding lawbreakers will simply encourage more lawbreaking.

  6. Kent says:

    I’m curious how the Scottsdale event earlier today went. I hope there was a large turnout of informed citizens and strong questions. Why Ducey and Waring were needed as armor was evident. Why they allowed themselves to be so used is not. I’ve lost a lot of respect for Doug Ducey for participating in this charade. Waring owes his career to McCain, so his toadying makes more sense, since he’s never held a job outside of politics.

  7. eubykdisop says:

    The borderless, international welfare state. Welcome to “One World”!

    “USDA/Mexican consulates to immigrants: Don’t worry, food stamps won’t affect citizenship chances”

    “The United States Department of Agriculture has been working to dispel immigrants’ concerns that getting on Food Stamps will harm their chances of becoming U.S. citizens.”

    The USDA addresses those fears in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamp, brochures it distributes to Mexican consulates as part of its “partnership” with the Mexican government “to help educate eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States about available nutrition assistance.”

    “The brochure further advises immigrants that members of their family could qualify for food stamps, even if they do not.”

    “If you are not eligible due to your immigration status, your legal immigrant or citizen children may still qualify,” the brochure reads. ”You do not have to provide immigration information about yourself when you apply for your legal immigrant or citizen children.”

  8. Delilah says:


    • Doc says:

      …yyeeeaaahhh…I’d love to see that…but won’t be holdin’ my breath…

    • Chuck says:

      There actually was a recall of John McCain in 2001 that was gaining significant momentum, but was scuttled after the September 11th terrorist attacks. He was probably the only person in America who was relieved to have something of that magnitude occur to remove the embarrassment factor. Although the powerful tried to keep it under wraps, it was taking on full steam in Phoenix.

  9. patriotmom says:

    Ann Coulter has a great article on why amnesty will sink the GOP’
    With all the talk about border security, getting in the back of the line, etc, the GOP is missing a big opportunity- shutting down immigration from Latin countries and pushing for more European immigration. Certainly Mexico, Central and South America have had their day and we are now stuck with millions of their poorest, least skilled citizens, many of whom have zip loyalty to the U.S.

    The GOP isn’t going to win over illegals. The answer, short of a conservative baby boom,: they need to bring in new blood. Educated Europeans who have lived through Socialism and detest it would love to come here in far larger numbers than they are presently allowed. These people would more likely support the GOP message.

    As citizens we aren’t going to get what we want out of this, which is no amnesty. But we can fight for preventing citizenship and voting, securing our borders, E-Verify for all businesses, a moratorium on immigration from over-represented countries and a re-opening of European immigration.

  10. Westnash says:

    All the yapping at McCain does is play into his hands and make him look reasonable. You are just setting up Gabby Giffords, Her husband, or Napolitano to be the next Governor and Senator.

    No one talks to him about the wasteful spending. He looks like the voice of reason compared to some at the meetings.

    • Sam Aritan says:

      Giffords can barely speak and has trouble walking. She is still in intensive therapy and obviously has diminished stamina as well as other capabilities. She will not be a candidate. This is your same old tune that is not based in reality. You talk about yapping of others. Look in the mirror. Carmona will run and probably win. McCain is helping him every day. And by his actions, so is the haughty pretender, Jeff Flake. McCain doesn’t have to lead him out of office. His squishy views on everything will do the job IF the people pay attention. Carmona and Napolitano are the Dems to watch. Giffords and her astronaut are not. Mark Kelly is an attention seeker. If he wanted more, he would easily have been elected to her seat when she stepped down, when the sympathy factor was at its peak. Instead, they both endorsed Ron Barber. The Democrat to watch is Greg Stanton. He wants to parlay his stint as Phoenix Mayor into something much more prestigious. And remember, as a friend of Obama’s, he will have access to reosurses such as money and powerful Dem endorsements. Republicans are the ones I worry about. Our list is short.

      One more thing. If you think McCain resembles “the voice of reason” compared to clearly frustrated American citizens who are tired of his liberal mindset on every conceivable issue, you’re delusional. You seem to get your jollies slamming others, but you’re clearly left of center on most issues you expound on.

      • Westnash says:

        No, Sam….I think McCain looks reasonable to the public compared to the Eubyites. Stanton may well run but Gabby has plans and hubby didn’t get her ok to run yet because she wants it. If he does get ok it will be because she sees she cant. She has the want of power. We all know that Janet N also is not finished (in her mind).

        What is unfortunate is that all the people could be defeated in an election and Arizona could be Republican…but it will take a better leadership and strategy than is now present.

        No one has made a serious issue of the money wasted on the City Manager or given to Bayless…it was mentioned here on SRAZ but it , and similar cases should be the Republican mantra…except they are in it too.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Now lets review the Liberal positions of Westnash:

        “Westnash says:
        February 14, 2013 at 10:17 am
        I would propose an immediate 10% cut in all military expenditures including salaries. All of us can get by on 9 out of 10…..the govt. can as well…it is nothing but would make a huge dent in the problem.”

        “Westnash says:
        January 8, 2013 at 8:00 am
        There will be some changes in gun regulations at some point in 2013 and the Republicans who only tow the NRA line of “no” will lose. Wouldn’t you rather outsmart your opponent than trying unsuccessfully in throwing up a wall, that is crumbling down around you.”

        “Westnash says:
        January 11, 2013 at 3:41 am
        Obviously, Euby, it is easy for you to blame Marxism, but impossible to offer a solution for the Arizona Republicans. Hopefully there is someone in the party smarter than you.”

        “Westnash says:
        February 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm
        What I worry that the Secure Our Borders bunch really wants is to spend Billions more in hiring and fences which do nothing but increase the size of Govt.”

        I don’t think that the Conservatives on this blog need any advice from a Liberal like you, Westnash, who wants to cut military spending across the board, supports gun control legislation, is worried about Marxism being “blamed” and who doesn’t want to spend any money to secure our borders.

  11. Oure says:

    You know who’s been quiet as a mouse on immigration and the border ever since McCain first started signaling his move to the left on the subject? His protege Paul Babeu, the guy who, in full border-hawk regalia, vouched for the sincerity and permanence of McCain’s shift to the right in advance of the 2010 primary. The Babeu who solemnly raised his right hand in stump speech after stump speech and promised he’d never roll over or change the subject or be quiet on the issue. But he has and he is. Gentlemen, we’ve been grifted.

    • Westnash says:

      Isn’t Babeu the gay sheriff? Probably keeping a lower public profile…maybe getting ready to run for Governor or Senator as a Democrat.

      • eubykdisop says:

        You are trying to keep a lower profile, Westnash, hoping that SRAZ readers won’t notice that you’re a Liberal.

        “Westnash says:
        February 14, 2013 at 10:17 am
        I would propose an immediate 10% cut in all military expenditures including salaries. All of us can get by on 9 out of 10…..the govt. can as well…it is nothing but would make a huge dent in the problem.”

        “Westnash says:
        January 8, 2013 at 8:00 am
        There will be some changes in gun regulations at some point in 2013 and the Republicans who only tow the NRA line of “no” will lose. Wouldn’t you rather outsmart your opponent than trying unsuccessfully in throwing up a wall, that is crumbling down around you.”

        “Westnash says:
        January 11, 2013 at 3:41 am
        Obviously, Euby, it is easy for you to blame Marxism, but impossible to offer a solution for the Arizona Republicans. Hopefully there is someone in the party smarter than you.”

        “Westnash says:
        February 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm
        What I worry that the Secure Our Borders bunch really wants is to spend Billions more in hiring and fences which do nothing but increase the size of Govt.”

      • Oure says:

        He’s the sheriff who melodramatically swore a oath that he’d never “keep a lower public profile” on this issue. It’s not that he’s disappeared from public view; he still seeks every bit of media attention he can scrounge. But he’s changed the subject, evidently calculating that donors & voters will forget how he won their support in the first place, and won’t notice how expediently he’s walked away from four years of earnest promises. Again, a grifter.