April 30th, 2010 07:25 PM
McCain came to the plant today for a Town Hall
I work for a defense contractor in AZ, and this morning when I walked in there was a huge banner w/ Welcome Senator McCain. Got an email later that said he’d be here for a town hall meeting. He spoke for about ½ hr. He gave a 5-10 minute intro, then fielded questions for the remainder.
Immigration came up as a heavy topic. Govt spending, don’t ask-don’t tell, education and more immigration were some of the other topics. After 20+ yrs in Washington, he’s pretty polished.
He seems to be taking a heavier stance on immigration than I remember him having in the past. It would be hard not to know the climate in AZ.
From the way he talked, I’d be surprised if Washington can do anything in the near term (under 2 yrs) to secure the border. I wasn’t holding my breath.
Interesting to be at a town hall meeting. Folks were more reserved on company property than they probably would have been. Their bosses were standing in the same room. Only company employees allowed because it’s a secure site.
I’m planning on supporting his opponent in the primary, but it was still nice to see him in that close of a venue. Sure it would have been more exciting if he’d brought Palin w/ him.
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April 30th, 2010 07:30 PM
He is taking a heavier stance because it is an election year. He is a flip flop sellout and he lost my vote this year.
May 1st, 2010 01:33 AM
The only stance he ever took on immigration was 'amnesty' for illegals. He and Lindsey 'Weasal' Graham have both been major proponents of 'amnesty for illegals' and 'Cap and Tax (Trade)'. I respect McCain for his time in Service and Graham's time in the reserves but both are moderate/progressive Republicans and in my opinion, we've no need for them in the Republican Party. We'd be better off firing both of them. The only reason he's being more hawkish on illegals now is because J.D. Hayworth is running against him for his Senate seat.
Originally Posted by hayzor
As for the border, Washington could do something in two months time if it wanted. The problem is Washington has not wanted to do anything serious about securing the border in two decades. They're always talking about immigration reform but all they need to do is enforce the existing immigration laws that were legislated 25 years ago. And we all know neither obama nor the dems want to do anything about securing the border.
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May 1st, 2010 02:09 AM
Every time McCain say's "We must secure the borders" He ALWAYS says "First" at the end. "We must secure the borders first!"
I take that to mean, immediately after someone has declared the borders to be secured, his immediate position is going to be "go for amnesty."
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May 1st, 2010 01:07 PM
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