The purveyors of misinformation, distortions and innuendo at the Arizona Republic are back at doing what they have honed to an art form — slathering John McCain in a thick coat of whitewash as he undertakes yet another campaign.
The latest effort, written by his sycophantic, assigned reporter Dan Nowicki, is titled, “McCain set to defend immigration bill on ’16 stump.” Those six-year U.S. Senate terms are long — some would argue overly so — but Arizona voters should have a keen enough recollection to remember McCain campaigning to the right with his campy “complete the danged fence” ad, and immediately following his reelection, switching back into his long-held amnesty stance. In fact it was McCain’s disconnect with the Arizona Republican Party that resulted in his censure by elected state committeemen who have had their fill of his duplicity.
He and his protégé Jeff Flake, formed a coalition of four Democrats and two other Republicrats known as the “Gang of Eight.” The sole purpose of the group that could then be called “bipartisan” was to ram an amnesty scheme through the senate. Fortunately, it failed. Their favored terminology always incorporates the buzzwords, “comprehensive,” “immigration,“ and “reform.” When you hear them, follow the lead of these principled conservatives and over 150 conservative leaders, groups and grassroots activists opposing the scam intended to legalize at least 30 million illegal aliens. You’ll notice the 10 million estimate of invaders used by proponents of gifting U.S. citizenship has not changed in the past decade.
Two of the members of the Gang of Eight amnesty clique, Sen. Marco Rubio and McCain’s ubiquitous senate sidekick Lindsey Graham, are each running for the GOP 2016 presidential nomination.
Curiously, the same issue of the newspaper that extolls McCain’s defense of his failed amnesty measure, places former Texas Gov. Rick Perry under an unflattering microscope regarding his efforts to actually secure the Texas-Mexico border. In a Fact Check column, they refer to Perry’s “claims” of imposing border security as “unsupported.”
So there you have it. John McCain, who will be 80 by Election Day, and rates an “F” score from Conservative Review, gets dusted off once again and propped up to screw us over for yet another six years.
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McCain has the media and the deep pocketed lobbyists on his side. But remember that just last year in a stunning upset, Republicrat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary to conservative challenger Dave Brat, a college professor. The left was reeling in the aftermath of losing a squish Republican congressional leader to what they demeaned as a “tea party” conservative.
The difference is Cantor was smug and disengaged. McCain’s ego and operatives will function at high gear so as not to suffer another embarrassment.