McCain frets, “House should just pass something.”
John McCain’s longtime support of amnesty has traveled a road mired with twists and turns. There was the blatant trickery evidenced by his border stroll with Sheriff Paul Babeu during the 2010 senate campaign as he veered right, promising to “complete the danged fence.” That stance was only useful to get him back in Washington to hop back on the amnesty train within days.
In July, in a rare moment of candor at an immigration forum with AFL-CIO unionists McCain admitted his vote to spend $46 billion on new border security measures and double the size of the Border Patrol was simply a subterfuge intended to secure Republican votes. “I’ll give you a little straight talk,” the forked-tongued one said. “We don’t need 20,000 additional border patrol agents,” as he called a path to citizenship “a fundamental element” of his latest amnesty con. Singling out border security parts as an example, he said, “The rest of it could be adjusted.”
McCain’s protégé Jeff Flake worked the same short-term politically expedient reversal as a senate candidate.
Now Breitbart’s Tony Lee reports that John McCain has given the clearest indication that proponents of amnesty may make their strongest push to get legislation passed next year after House Republicans make it through their primaries and are safely ensconced — and unanswerable to constituents — for another term.
“I think conventional wisdom is that time is not on our side,” McCain recently told reporters after an event in Chicago. “But there are a number of members of Congress who have primaries and when those primaries are done, they may be more inclined to address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.”
“It will not gain us a single Republican voter,” McCain admitted. “But what it will do for the Republican Party is it will allow us to compete for the Hispanic vote. It will give us a playing field where we can argue for lower taxes, less regulation, smaller government, strong military, etcetera. But if we don’t pass it, we will not compete for the Hispanic vote.”
Apparently McCain has missed these incisive columns:
Phyllis Schlafly’s “Amnesty Is Republican Party Suicide.”
Ann Coulter’s “Hispanicked GOP Elite: They’ll Respect Us In The Morning.”
Despite the Congressional Budget Office’s findings that the Senate’s amnesty bill would lower the wages of working class Americans, House Republicans are reportedly working on “piecemeal” legislation to eventually get to conference with the Senate — following McCain’s advice that the House should just “pass something.” Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is now partnering with Jeff Flake’s congressional amnesty cohort Luis Gutierrez on legislation intending to legalize all of the country’s illegal aliens.