Cross posted from Conservative Common Man
June 6th, 2007 by Sam Pierce
I was curious when I turned on CNN this evening about a few things. One was what channel CNN is on DishNetwork. Another was if the debate questions would be as mind-numbingly ridiculous as those posed in the first debate on MSNBC. I was curious if my favorite candidate, Duncan Hunter would get a chance to make an impact.
The biggest target of my curiosity, however, was John McCain. I had no idea how he would deal with questions regarding the travesty of an immigration bill he is so vocally supporting. Would he simply tell Wolf Blitzer “F*** you, I know more about this bill than anyone?” Would he be able to answer criticism with facts about the bill that would defend his position. Would he attempt to deflect attention from the substance by painting a portrait of conservatives that hate Hispanic people?
Senator McCain chose option number 3 after an earlier statement in which he indicated that something had to be done (and apparently that means new legislation fashioned by a bi-partisan group of liberals instead of the more simple action of enforcement.)
The senator from Arizona mentioned how hispanic people had enriched his state. No one could argue that point but he didn’t say illegal alien hispanic people had enriched his state and that is kind of key here.
He pointed to the hispanic people fighting for our country in Iraq and Afghanistan, some of whom have green cards but aren’t even citizens yet. Again, we all appreciate their service but they are not the people this issue deals with either. McCain has a liberal pattern developing at this point.
Senator McCain’s basic point is that if you oppose this bill you oppose hispanic people in our country. You do not appreciate them or their service.
This is not to say that Teddy’s prize pupil didn’t mention at least some portion of what is in the bill he is pushing. He pointed out that an illegal has to wait 8 to 13 years, which is more than those coming in through conventional channels. Of course in typical liberal fashion, he did not mention that this wait is for citizenship, not the permanent (or temporary-renewable for life) Z Visa that provides instant legal status and allows the recipient to stay and enjoy the benefits of our nation.
I guess McCain’s sales pitch for the plan, when analyzed, is that the illegals that come forward and get these visas will no longer be illegal and therefore we will have cut the number of illegals in our country by that number.
I wonder if Senator McCain had drinks with Teddy before the debate. Maybe everytime he said “my friends” he was talking about Senators Kennedy, Graham, and the others that are pushing this potentially devastating piece of legislative fecal matter.
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