McCain: Amnesty push to come after primaries


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.


26 Responses to McCain: Amnesty push to come after primaries

  1. Former GOP PC says:

    Liberals believe that the way to pay for the expanded government and the ever-growing entitlements they favor is to bring in more workers. They don’t factor in that these people are overwhelmingly impoverished and uneducated, who will work menial jobs and take far more than they contribute. Unlike past generations of LEGAL immigrants, few of the illegals have any desire to assimilate to our culture and despise our history, though they are willing to sap our strengths. I will never again vote for ANYONE, regardless if they wear an “R” after their name, who advocates for amnesty, no matter how they try to conceal their efforts
    I love my family and this great nation far more than I hold allegiance to the Republican Party, which I believe is doing us as much harm as the Dems. John McCain and Jeff Flake should be ashamed, but it’s clear neither of them has the ability to feel shame.

  2. Kent says:

    Arizona’s two senators are disgraces. I haven’t voted for McCain in the last two election cycles in which he’s run. Jeff Flake wasn’t running my congressional district so I never had the opportunity to vote against him, tho I surely would have, if able to do so. When he ran for the senate I voted for libertarian Marc Victor. I’m not onboard with a lot of their issues, but Flake masked his true libertarianism, running as a Republican since that ensured a chance at victory. The McFlake duo are equally sleazy.

  3. ZOO says:

    The Arizona 2014 primary election is August 26th.
    So McCain plans to hold the U.S. auction between August 26 and November 7 on the assumption that this will be a ‘safety zone’ for Republicans. That means if any or every incumbent Republican is removed during the primary, they will return to D.C. as lame ducks with nothing to lose. This is also a throw-down-the-gauntlet dare to conservatives to vote for a Democrat in the general.

    I just don’t see this being delayed another year; festering, meddling Mexicans will overplay their hand in this proposed ‘year of discontent.’ Maybe the real game plan here is to frustrate Obama into amnesty by proclamation, which will hand the GOP the cheap labor they want, and shield them from the blame they don’t want. The Republicans have not made a move to stop Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional DACA program, so we could expect a similar stand-down if King Obama waves his magic scepter.

    • LD 23 PC says:

      That’s a very bleak scenario you paint. Unfortunately, I believe your assertions are correct. We, the American citizens, are screwed. The democrat and republican parties are “not worth a bowl of warm spit,” as Harry Truman’s VP John Nance Garner once described his job.

      The hierarchy of the political parties care only about the continued extension of their terms, and adulation. We fawn over them when they patronizingly attend political meetings and give them rousing applause they don’t deserve, since they are often stabbing us in the back while smiling to our faces. No wonder they think they are superior to the rest of us. We need to rethink this foolish behavior. Few of them are worthy of more than a reserved greeting. We pay them well and they have benefits packages we could only dream of….all at our expense! Time for them to be citizen legislators and serve short stints and then go home. No seniority, no standing O’s, no benefits.

  4. Doc says:

    YAVGOP called me yesterday…wanted me to attend a fundraiser Saturday. $25.00 per adult, $12.00 per kid…No Thank you. RE-ELECT ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NO-ONE!!! NO MORE $$$ FOR THE republican can-kickers & liars…

    • ZOO says:

      Got an email request from McCain for $14 yesterday. First time I’ve heard from him since 2006 – when I called for his hanging in Patriot Park in a letter to the New Times.

    • Tucson Voter says:

      It’s a shame that it’s come to this, but they brought it on themselves, Doc. Many of us feel exactly the same way down here in Pima County. We’re cutting way back and only supporting specific Constitutional conservative candidates. We will not waste our time or money on those who have caused us to abandon trust, or embarrassments and certain losers. We no longer have the luxury of such foolish indulgences. The AZ GOP leadership appears to be either very sick or disinterestedly treading water.

      Very good call on McCain, ZOO!

      • Doc says:

        Tucson Voter-It breaks my heart. But I WILL NOT continue to support these liars & hypocrites, who refuse to represent us. PLUS, 2 adults & 3 kids is $86.00. Uuuuhhhh…no. My Wife & kids get CHRISTMAS before those schmucks get a dime anyway!

  5. Philip Alu says:

    Don’t trust ….while we are sleeping….very important to pass BEFORE,….. they need the votes especially this election.

    • ZOO says:

      Maybe you see this for what it really is Philip, a ruse. When pondered a little longer, these remarks by McCain (out of the blue) make little sense. All we have been hearing is the push for quick “reform” and suddenly McCain is almost cavalier about delaying it almost a year? For that matter, when did McCain gain control of the House itinerary?

      If the strategy was to throw amnesty opposers a curve ball and get them to drop their guard for a breath, this would be the way to do it. At this moment D.C. is infested with flying insects from the Chamber of Commerce etal, while Paul Ryan and Luis Gutierrez have paired-up with a set of crayons and art paper. I don’t like it.

  6. greenvalleygal says:

    You quoted Phyllis Schlafly? That surprises me coming from you.

    • Sally Forth says:

      Phyllis Schlafly has a brilliant legal mind and is a conservative thinker. It makes perfect sense to see her article posted here. I read this site frequently and see nothing unusual about that.

  7. Doc says:

    “We have nothing to fear in Barack Obama being President.”-John McCain-2008. Now this:


  8. eubykdisop says:

    I’m very proud of SRAZ which is now producing very high quality, professional articles one after another.

    I am also very proud of the Conservatives posting comments here. Being faithful to Truth pays off in the end.

    My remaining time on this earth may be short. He could have taken me Sunday but apparently wants me to remain, at least for a while, for reasons known only to Himself. I am completely surrendered to Him and so have no concerns whatsoever.

    To those reading this who may be atheist or agnostic let me simply say to you that, like countless others around the world, I have been in Him and He in me. Do whatever it takes to know that Truth for yourself and then you will see this world for what it really is.

    May God bless you all. Be fearless and steadfast in holding to Truth, remembering the words of Jesus Christ that with God, all things are possible. That is always cause for good cheer! :-)

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      We’ve missed you here in our conservative gathering place. What you describe sounds serious, and we send you our heartfelt best wishes for good health and length of days. There is a dearth of thoughtful conservatives to inspire, educate and prod us. We hope to see you here continuing to fill that role. Our prayers are with you.

      Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
      Psalm 119:165

      • eubykdisop says:

        Thank you, SRAZ! That is exceedingly kind of you. The words of the Psalm are true! Great peace is a gross understatement! Would that all would come to know the reality of that right within themselves.

        Scripture is neither myth nor fairy tale. It is quite simply a statement of objective fact but we must put it to the test and put ourselves to the test in order to know. What price could be too great, what burden too difficult to bear in order to know that we are His and that He is ours?

        We shall see what He has in mind. Where he leads, I follow! That is how to live a life entirely free of burdens! :-)

    • ZOO says:

      Euby, had no idea you were ill. Welcome back and use that fight of yours against whatever is troubling you; it hasn’t got a chance!

      • eubykdisop says:

        Hi, ZOO! I had no idea I was ill either! Sometimes God likes to surprise us! When we are centered in Him, He knows it matters little to us if the earth should fall away and the world come to an end. We scarcely notice, so absorbed are we in Him.

        I shall take whatever practical and reasonable means are available to me to preserve this human form as it is a most valuable gift from God. Ultimately, it is His to do with as He sees fit and I shall surrender it to Him when, in HIs infinite wisdom, He calls for it’s return to the place from which it came. That is the perfect ending to the story of life! :-)

      • Doc says:

        Euby-Please know that you & Your Family are in my prayers! Your thoughtful insights help with my education, so stick around!!

      • eubykdisop says:

        Hi, Doc, and thank you very much. Any thoughtful insights come from Him. The lesser stuff comes from me, LOL! I’m following my doctor’s orders and cooperating with his efforts. I’ll stick around as long as God wants me to. He’s “The Boss” though and if it’s time to move on, “…away we go!”, as Jackie Gleason used to say! No worries! :-)

    • American Dad says:

      Best wishes and may God grant you the blessing of good health, euby. We need you here. I was a Ted Cruz supporter before you enlightened me/us. You serve an important role on this blog. I will keep you in my prayers.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Thank you very much, American Dad. Cling to God as He is the source of anything good or valuable which has come out of me and He can make things known to you directly. I need God but God does not need me! ;-)

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      Sorry to read that you are ailing. I send you sincere wishes for a rapid recovery. Your comments are well researched and enlightening. I’ve learned a great deal from your contibutions to “our conservative club.” Best of luck.
      Fight on. We appreciate your wisdom. Although nameless and faceless in this venue, you have many friends here.

      • eubykdisop says:

        HI, F. S., and thank you very much! I’ll do my part by cooperating with the doctors but the outcome is, as always, in the good hands of God.

        Well, I can assure you that my face is not nearly as cute as that of a puppy so you may actually have been spared something, LOL! However, each of us has received the best of the consciousness of the other and that is the essence of the person. “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” ;-)