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Stephen Kruiser

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June 27, 2013 - 9:15 pm

“They like me, they really like me!”

Moments after immigration reform passed the Senate Thursday by a whopping 68-32 vote, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) gently nudged his House colleagues to do what it takes to ensure the success of a comprehensive overhaul.

“We will be doing whatever we can to convince our colleagues in a respectful manner,” he told a handful of reporters just off the Senate floor. “None of our colleagues on the other side of the Capitol like to be talked down to or given tutorials. They have their own views and we respect them. And we need to have a respectful dialogue.”

The Arizona Republican is a crucial figure in the reform effort — a member of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” senators that struck the deal that formed the foundation of the legislation. Much has been made about the GOP’s death spiral with Hispanic voters, the country’s fastest-growing demographic, which resoundingly voted for Barack Obama twice.

TPM asked McCain if Republicans can recover in 2016 if the overhaul falters and if the party nominates a pro-immigration candidate. He took a deep breath and shook his head.

“No,” he said.

As a native Arizonan, it disgusts me that McCain has always treated illegal immigration as if he knew as little about its realities as a senator from the northeast. No state deals with more violent crime as a result of a porous border than Arizona does. This is something you almost never hear McCain address. He is living in some sort of fantasy land.

And when the lefties love what’s coming out of his mouth it’s a good idea to run in the opposite direction.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Unless he chooses to retire, which he will assuredly do if the people of Arizona remember this Constitutional heresy next election cycle, McCain will become a staunch conservative again within 12-16 months til reelection time. I am not from Arizona, but I am a disabled combat veteran who deeply respected his military service and the gallantry he displayed while a POW...I still do admire his military service, but dammit John, enough is enough. Thank you for serving our nation in her hour of need, but for God's sake stop tearing down the same nation you fought to protect. Just stop. Retire, go home, and write your memoirs already....but get out of office; you've done enough damage!

Remember BENGHAZI!
1 year ago
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McCain is not now nor has he ever been a Maverick. He was and always has been a Liberal Democrat wearing Republican clothes and his constituents are dumb enough to keep voting for him. The fact that is voting irritates so many Republicans excites the liberals, since being irritating and enjoying it is a common liberal trait, so they rub it in with the Maverick monicker. But then they think he actually IS a Republican in the first place.
1 year ago
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The idea that courting the state-(censorerd)-ing media makes one a "maverick" would have made Orwell blush.
1 year ago
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Once again, McCain displays his "Kick Me" pathology. And again I regret every dollar I spent and every good word I ever had for the sad man. And to think; he was my candidate in this country's final free election. Which makes me the greater fool, I suppose.
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Exactly when was the last time McLame actually represented what the citizens of Arizona believe? He needs to go back there, crawl underneath a rock and have a "meaningful dialogue" with a rattlesnake (you know kinda like talking to one of his peers).
1 year ago
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And yet, he was re-elected. Then Brewer. And didn't Arizona's other champion of D.C. values, Jeff Flake vote FOR the same bill? It's not Grampy Mac, it's Arizona. Sorry to have to tell you that.
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Don't forget that Janet Napolitano, current Secretary of the DHS, and "guardian of the border", was also elected state Governor by the citizens of Arizona.

You're absolutely correct; it's Arizona voters!
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