Those who know him best, like him least
After being met with hostile receptions at his Arizona Town Halls, John McCain decided to take his amnesty show down the road — a little further south. The Los Angeles Times reports that McCain was in Mexico yesterday, enjoying a more convivial meeting with President Enrique Pena Nieto and other officials, where he praised the government for its commitment to security. The AZ República, the state’s major newspaper, has chosen to ignore the meeting.
At the conclusion of the closed-door tête-à-tête McCain declared he was “convinced” that Pena Nieto was “committed to taking action against the drug cartels.”
Is McCain hallucinating?
Via Congress’ generous squandering of American taxpayer dollars, a money train of nearly $ 2 billion has been funneled to Mexico, ostensibly to fight its organized crime cartels. Gang and cartel led deaths, the flow of drugs and destruction have not abated.
The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), previously in control for seven decades from 1929 to 2000 — with a 12-year hiatus — and under whose banner Pena Nieto ran, was marked by a relaxed interaction with drug cartels.
The Los Angeles Times reported that after meeting with Pena Nieto, McCain held a news conference saying they had a “substantive discussion about the immigration policy debate in Washington.” But McCain, who heads the notorious Gang of 8 senators pushing amnesty for illegal aliens in the U.S., remained unspecific regarding details of his talk with the Mexican president on the matter.
“I think the president very appropriately began our conversation by saying he doesn’t want to tell the U.S. Congress what they should do,” McCain said. An odd comment given the fact that the Mexican government has long played the key role of enthusiastic co-conspirator to illegals’ passage north. In 2005, Mexico’s Foreign Ministry published a thirty-two page illustrated comic book, “The Guide for the Mexican Migrant,” providing maps and directions to the most expedient routes and safest passageways, detailing where water stations and supplies have been left by well-meaning but misguided do-gooders. American Patrol shows the guide, page by page here.
Then a Congressman representing Arizona, J.D. Hayworth’s reaction was “more astonishment than anger that a government that claims to want to be an active partner in preventing illegal immigration is an active and willing accomplice to engendering more illegal immigration.” An enlightening article, including this quote, appeared in Human Events. It was written by former Colorado Congressman, Tom Tancredo.
Although Arizona citizens statewide expressed their fury with McCain at several Town Halls in the past few days, the delusional senator configured the heated verbal attacks as agreement: “I’ve seen a shift in attitude, a realization that we can’t forever have 11 million people living in the shadows.”
Fantasy and facts blur in the mind of John McCain.