Say "No!" to McCain in 2008
Joe's comments about John McCain and his role in the "great compromise" (lower case and sneer quotes intended) on judicial filibusters were linked to by Howard Kurtz at the Washington Post. The results? A few Lefty-Loons replied to Joe with their typical, lemming-like mantra: Bush bad! Republicans bad! Stupid-dumb warmongers! Theocracy lovers!
In other words, the usual gibberish that makes no sense because it has absolutely no connection to the discussion at hand.
I wonder sometimes if what they screech non-stop even makes sense to them anymore — assuming generously that it did in the first place — or if it's like saying same word repeatedly until the sound of it becomes utter nonsense. Except they can't tell because they're so busy howling, they don't take the time to listen to themselves.
Joe's correct. McCain tossed "his allegedly-conservative principles aside for his own self-aggrandizement." But there's a just as recent and even more telling example than the "great compromise," that John McCain's loyalty is to only himself and his political aspirations.
Comprehensive Boarder Security & Immigration Reform Bill.
Please don't ask me how another amnesty program for illegal aliens is "immigration reform" because I sure as heck don't know. You would think that the Senator from one of the states being hardest hit by this would take a tough stance against illegals coming into the country. Not John McCain!
Like the filibuster against John Bolton supposedly isn’t one because . . . well, because some simply don’t want to call it what it is especially so soon after the "great compromise," this plan isn’t really another amnesty program for the same reason.
National Review editor Rich Lowry writes:
McCain and Kennedy argue that their legislation isn’t an amnesty because illegals have to pay a $1,000 fine prior to becoming temporary workers and another $1,000 before getting their green cards. But an amnesty with a small fine is still amnesty. Mark Krikorian of the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies calls the fine, in effect, “a retroactive smuggling fee paid to the U.S. government.”Also writing for National Review, Krikorian adds in a separate article:
The amnesty part works this way: The former illegal aliens are re-labeled as legal workers; after a six-year period of indenture, payment of some fines, criminal and security background checks, and an English and civics test, they (and their families) get green cards. This is similar to how the last amnesty worked, except for the term of indenture; the 1986 law amnestied those who had already entered the country before a certain date, some four years prior to the law’s passage.As Krikorian notes, the bill includes an escalator clause to encourage even more illegal immigration and additional enforcement capabilities that will be as ineffective as those added in 1986.
Under the bill, the Federal government will also assume more of the cost states are now bearing for services (health care, law enforcement, and education to name a few) illegals consume in exchange for the supposedly cheap labor they provide.
Not surprisingly, the usual suspects are giving the McCain-Kenndy bill some positive ink. Also not surprising is not everyone in the state McCain was elected to represent are as supportive.
It’s obvious McCain's loyalty is only to himself and his constant pandering has a single, self-serving purpose. A new address in 2009: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
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