Border surge? What surge?
John McMaverick, the driving force behind the Gang of 8, partnered with Democrats and squish Republicans to push an amnesty bill through the Senate. In his zeal to advance it, he even voted for an amendment that would spend $46 billion on new border security measures, while doubling the size of the Border Patrol. Now he says that “could be adjusted.”
Arizona conservatives know that believing anything this man says is folly. He lies as easily as honest men speak the truth. McCain now admits the plan was simply a subterfuge intended to secure Republican votes.
“I’ll give you a little straight talk,” the forked-tongued one told attendees at an AFL-CIO immigration forum on Tuesday. “We don’t need 20,000 additional border patrol agents,” calling a path to citizenship “a fundamental element.” Singling out border security parts as an example, he said, “The rest of it could be adjusted.”
“I voted for it so friends of mine would have comfort that we are securing the border,” McCain cunningly admitted. “But the real securing of the border is with technology as opposed to individuals.”
More double talk from the master of the maneuver. We’ve been led down that path before.
McCain told the unionists there is a “good chance of convincing” House Republicans that allowing illegal aliens to earn their citizenship is the right thing to do. The question remains, why would unions be aligned with a proposal to bring in millions of workers to compete against their own members in a still struggling labor market?
As the amnesty monstrosity moves through congress, GOP members are being strong-armed by the establishment elite representing pro-amnesty business interests seeking low wage labor. They are led by the chambers of commerce which represent large donors and long-time amnesty aficionado Karl Rove, who is intent on decimating conservative activists — over whom he has no control.
On the opposite side of the divide are the vocal home district voters and grassroots Republican precinct committeemen who oppose rewarding lawbreakers and believe that citizenship is achieved through a legal process open to those who view America as “the shining city on a hill,” as Ronald Reagan so eloquently stated it. Actual immigrants choose to become acclimated Americans and regard this great nation as their home rather than a place to exploit and overtake. America welcomes educated, legal immigrants who contribute to our economy and desire to become part of the fabric of our country.
Spewing deception, McCain told the union leaders, “Every poll I have seen and I have seen hundreds, shows well over 70% of the American people support a path to citizenship. They support a path to citizenship because they realize this is an issue of 11 million people (more accurate numbers under link) who are living shadows, who are deprived of their rights and can’t live normal lives and are not going back to where they came from.”
Even McCain’s blanket amnesty isn’t good enough for Hispanic advocacy groups expressing outrage at even the liberal Senate bill. They fictitiously call U.S. efforts at border security “border militarization.”
Michelle Malkin describes how illegal aliens are treated in Mexico. Then watch this telling interview: