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December 28, 2006

McCain Joining Kennedy on Fast Track Amnesty Bill

McCain Joins Kennedy to Push New Fast-Track Amnesty Bill
by By Jim Kouri, CPP

The latest scuttlebutt on Capitol Hill is that Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and his friend Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) are planning to introduce a new immigration bill that is even more liberal than their past “amnesty” bill. They’re calling it a fast-track to citizenship for illegal aliens.

US Border Patrol agents haven’t been happy with Senator John McCain (R-AZ) since he voted for the first Amnesty Bill (S. 2611). And they’re not being quiet about their collective anger over the senator’s actions and remarks.

But, according to members of the agents’ union local 2544, Senator McCain has never been a friend to rank-and-file Border Patrol agents. Local 2544 represents US Border Patrol agents in Arizona, McCain’s home state.

“He routinely ignores correspondence from Border Patrol agents and often gives the impression that he is just too big and too important to deal with us,” they said
“He attempts to undermine our mission at every turn and actively supports the criminals who violate our laws. He always trys to downplay the fact that illegal aliens knowingly and willingly violate our laws, and he is a close ally on immigration matters with Senator Ted Kennedy, who we believe is the biggest disgrace of all time in the United States Senate.”

These law enforcement agents point to Senator McCain’s “imperious attitude” towards rank-and-file Border Patrol agents and his complete disdain for their mission has been evident for many years.

“We will not bother listing his website [for citizens to write to him] because it’s obvious he couldn’t care less what the average American thinks.” McCain is the frontrunner for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination and he’s been touring the country trying to convince conservatives that he’s one of them.

And these agents aren’t just singling out McCain for their ire. Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), who chairs the Judiciary Committee at least until January, is also in their sights. They point to how Senator Specter, at the last minute, put a clause in the Senate’s shameful immigration bill that forces the United States government to “consult” with Mexico prior to planning or building any fences or barriers on our border.

“Not on Mexico’s [side of the] border, but yes, on United States soil. We can’t wait to see this fencing project after the “consultations” take place. Maybe they can even appoint “Congressman” Raul Grijalva to lead the “consultations” for the United States of America.”

The agents said that this is the same Mexican government that sends millions of Mexican citizens here illegally to steal jobs and send billions of dollars back to Mexico. This is the same Mexican government whose soldiers smuggle drugs and shoot at Border Patrol agents. This is the same Mexican government that is corrupt to the core. This is the same Mexican government that uses its consular officers to sue the United States government.

“Great move Specter. Talk about the “FOX” guarding the henhouse.”
“This bill cheapens citizenship in this country (again), it throws the rule of law out the window (again), it places unconscionable burdens on DHS (verifying the identity of every illegal alien in this country within 90 days), it repeats, and at a minimum, quadruples the worst immigration mistake in the history of this country.
“it sells out our sovereignty by forcing the American government to “consult with the Mexican government” before planning or building any border fences, it encourages more widespread fraud than this country has ever seen (you’ll see what we’re talking about if this actually passes the House), and it is completely unenforceable and will overwhelm the system,” the agents said in a statement submitted to the US Senate.
“You [McCain, Kennedy, Specter, et al] have succeeded in placing the morale of frontline Border Patrol agents in the toilet just when we thought it couldn’t possibly get any worse.”

Posted by Wild Thing at December 28, 2006 12:47 AM


These people are trying to destroy our country with this insane open borders policy and amnesty. It is unimaginable that they are to stupid to realize it.

Posted by: jack hamilton at December 28, 2006 08:24 AM

The MSM is going full bore to make people think that Illegal Aliens are Legal Immigrants. More and more on the news they're referring to them as just Immigrants. Slowly they're making people think of them as the Immigrants that came to this country, LEGALLY, over the past 200 years, for a better life. They're using pictures of the Statue of Liberty and quoting its inscription.

My grandparents immigrated to this country according to the laws in effect at the time. They didn't sneek across the border and use fradulant documents to gain work. They came here legally, worked hard, and considered themselves Americans. My grandfather would not teach or allow his six children to speak Italian. He would say, "your an American and will speak American".

What McCain and Kennedy are doing is an insult to my grandparents and all others who immigrated here by following the laws of this nation.

Posted by: BobF at December 28, 2006 09:50 AM

Your picture for this post should be the subject for a Caption Contest.

Ted Kennedy demonstrates how he would have rescued Mary Jo Koepekne.

Ted Kennedy demonstrates how he would have rescued John McCain from the Hanoi Hilton.

An unusually sober Ted Kennedy helps John McCain to his car after the Senate Christmas party.

Drugged John McCain kidnapped by clean shaven Unabomber Ted Kazinski and dragged to Forest Compound for some one on one Home Schooling.

Paramount releases promo for upcoming blockbuster John and Ted's excellent adventure.

Audobon Society members Kennedy and McCain await sighting of the elusive Double Breasted Mattress Thrasher.

After several hours and one too many mushrooms, McCain and Kennedy determine they are watching the wrong border.

Posted by: Billy at December 28, 2006 10:20 AM

Jack H. I just have a really hard time believing they love America to want to do this. They are stupid and very short sighted as well.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 28, 2006 11:53 AM

Bob it sure is an insult to your grandparents. Mine too and it makes me furious.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 28, 2006 11:54 AM

Billy.....LMAO.....those are great! I love this when people add captions.


Posted by: Wild Thing at December 28, 2006 11:56 AM

John's true colors are showing again, anything for power, even losing the country.

Posted by: Jack at December 28, 2006 12:51 PM

McCain is one of the looniest, and most dangerous people in politics. He would support any bill that has his name on it. Ego/vanity at their worst.

If only McCain could be coerced into sponsoring a bill to establish term limits. Eight years maximum in all federal office.

Meanwhile, learn Spanish. Our leadership has sold us out and America is about to become part of the 3rd world, over populated, corruption driven Latino Hemisphere.

Posted by: TomR at December 28, 2006 01:43 PM

TomR, it's pretty easy now to learn Spanish. Just walk through any Lowes and read the signs as they are all in both English and Spanish.

Go to any Auto Zone store and tell the counter person you want to see Spanish on his parts computer. With one click of the mouse, the screen will be in Spanish.

Press 1 for Spanish; press 2 for English.

Posted by: BobF at December 28, 2006 03:46 PM

Agreed. Moreover, in the face of this outrage, every minute an American spends in danger in Iraq and Afghanistan is a double outrage. A country that won't defend itself has no business pretending to defend another.

Posted by: Rhod at December 28, 2006 04:05 PM

Tom, I agree, he is all you said.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 29, 2006 10:24 AM

Jack,your right, McCain "sounds" like he is for our troops but imo in reality he is not. Not with the things he did or did not do regarding our POW's MIA's when he could have. There are things I can never forgive him for and that is number one on my list.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 29, 2006 10:28 AM

Rhod............"A country that won't defend itself has no business pretending to defend another."............

This should be on some monument.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 29, 2006 10:32 AM