John McCain Hosts Town Hall on Immigration, Gets to Deal With Angry Nativists (Videos)

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Senator John McCain (background) and some guy (foreground) point fingers and shout at each other.
If you have an e-mail account, it's highly likely you've received a nonsense, political chain e-mail -- you know, FW:FW:FW: Barack Hussein Obama II has signed more secret orders than any dictator in human history, even George Soros!

Based on the video footage of Senator John McCain's town hall meeting on immigration reform yesterday, we wouldn't be surprised if some of those people were educated by these chain e-mails, like the man who who gave McCain his immigration proposal: "Cut off their welfare and all their...their stuff, and they'll go back!"

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McCain tried to explain that the "overwhelming majority" of undocumented immigrants aren't on welfare, but he was being drowned out by people who were applauding and cheering for the "cut off their welfare" guy.

We mentioned some of this stuff earlier today, as McCain and Senator Jeff Flake are touting an immigration-reform plan, while Arizona's four Republican congressmen have all come out against it.

Based on the video footage that's come back from one of McCain's town hall meetings on the plan, some of these folks are nowhere near ready to accept immigrants in this country.

One clip shows McCain explaining that it's not fair to tell someone who's been here illegally for 40 or 50 years to start in a guest-worker program. The response: groans.

"Why can't you do that?" McCain responded. "Because we're a Judeo-Christian, principled nation."

You can hear the loud groans on that one.

(Start at the 0:52 mark to skip all the NBC stuff.)

"Why didn't the army go down there and stop them?" another dude asked. "The only thing that stops them, I'm afraid to say, and it's too damn bad, but is a gun."

McCain, who somehow seemed prepared for that question, informed the man that it would probably take about two million troops to cover the whole border.

Another man asked where the "dang fence" was, and as McCain pointed to a chart of fence-building progress, the man screamed at McCain, "That's not a fence!"

A video of McCain having further interaction with that individual can be found below.



So, if you needed an indication that not everyone's on board with immigration reform, this might be it.


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DNichols
DNichols

"America is great because it is good, when it ceases to be good, it ceases to be great."

Alex De Tocqueville

January 2008 began the following:

1. The E-verify Law.

2. The I.C.E. Deportation/Incarceration Programs, which have ripped apart Thousands of good Families, ripping Parents from their Legal Citizen Children, and Families.

3. The "Foreclosure Crisis."

4. The "Great Recession".

5. The "Bail Out Programs."

6. Our "New Ballooning National Deficit."

It is all related!

It is No Co-incidence that our Nation began to Crash, with the start of this  "Anti-Immigrant Rant".

Fact: The twenty-five year period prior to January 2008, and "The Anti-Immigrant Rant" was the Most Prosperous Period in Total U.S. History.

Fact: The Hard Labor Immigrants gladly did for America was the very Foundation of our once Strong Economy!

I am an Arizona Native, and I have Never seen a single Hispanic Person Panhandle!

These Proud People only want to Work, and Work Hard to earn their pay.

Their Hard Labor contributes Far, Far more to our Economy than any measly help they may recieve to help their Legal Citizen Children.

To: Good, and Brotherhood, from Sea to shining Sea.

Stop the Racism/Hate.

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

To militarize the border you would basically need a declaration of war. The other solution to cripple the cartel is for Arizona to legalize pot, but we know that won't happen because the local government is in bed with the CCA and those beds need to stay filled. The tide is already down to a trickle since numbers have been flat for two plus years But, if one believes the fear mongering right then the border is still a porous sponge which It is not. And.lower paying jobs Americans refuse to do need to be done by someone. It's been proven that Americans will not pick the field nor do construction in the summer. It's not up to America to improve Mexico's economy, they need to do that on their own.

Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

I understand the gun reference when talking about the cartels..it really is the only thing that will stop them. We shouldnt negotiate with those killers. Killing them is the only real solution..and YES our military would be the best tool for that. However, the vast majority of those coming here are just hard working people looking for a better life. The problem is simply that 'many' of them are not highly educated and therefore are really only qualified for lower end jobs. Many end up here unemployed, eneducated and with little options. That is why we need to slow the tide to a trickle. The BEST way to do that is 2 ways. 1. Build a big effin wall with all the high tech gadgets available. 2. Improve the economy of MEXICO so few feel the need to come here. Btw I only really value the opinions on this subject of people from Ca, Az, Nm and TX. The other 46 states have very little knowledge of exactly whats going on..and the financial drain those 4 states endure.

Gary Waterman
Gary Waterman

Joe. Not all Arizonans eat the same food! haha

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

Arizona ....where the state food is stupid.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

they were all so wrong they made McLame sound like he's sane!

royalphoenix
royalphoenix

Judeo/Christian nation...really ? How does McCain square that with what this Judeo/Christian nation has done in Afghanistan/Iraq?  You can always tell the jerk in the crowd, it is the one who starts the name calling first. peace

MandyMountain
MandyMountain

John, as my mother used to tell me when I was a kid, you are known by the company you keep.

sarum
sarum

Maybe there is only old people there because everybody else is working 2 low-wage jobs to keep a roof over their heads thanks to the mechanizations of old thunderbirds like McCain.   Most old people I know are having to support kids and grandkids cuz of the job situation.  Everywhere I go I see that all the small business opportunity is taken by foreign born.  US people cannot acquire the capital to get into these businesses.  If I go to rent property I can get cheaper rent from foreign born landlords who somehow manage to acquire property much cheaper than US born landlords.  I even know children of Reagan amnesty in debt slavery for student loans for jobs they cannot get.  We have an army of foreign born doctors willing to obey every stingy dictate for insurance company profit while people become too sick to work due to lack of Dx & treatment despite paying big bucks for insurance.  Robin Roberts today said she hopes her story gives hope.  No, it doesn't.  Most insured citizens will never get her Dx even when that is what is wrong and they surely will not find their job saved for when they become well enough to return.  Do you think health insurance companies get a kiick-back when the dead peasant policy gets paid?   Ink on paper and occasional Robin Roberts to perpetuate the lie that we have rights and protections.  US born citizens have had the rug cut out from under them at every turn and they are waking up.  At least Mexico has the right idea - allowing them right of return - dual citizenship cuz one day they will wake up and see themselves getting screwed along with the rest of us - JC ethics my ass!  The USG corporation just wants more debt slaves thats all.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Ya know what? I'm old. But I'll tell you, I hate old people with a purple passion. Really, they just need to stay in effin' Sun City and pay more attention to their golf game. Now, what if all them illegals suddenly vanished? The grass on the greens would be as high as an elephant's eye. And who would bus tables at the 19th hole? Not any effin' Americans.

Sandy Yost
Sandy Yost

This is what happens when you teach people that massive hordes of Mexican cartel folks are streaming over the border heavily armed...I do not feel sorry for him.

david_saint01
david_saint01

lol these people have turned into cannibals....id call them inbreds, but inbreds have more intelligence and it would be insulting to them...

sarum
sarum

@DNichols WHAT?  I've seen lot's of Hispanics "pan-handle" - & sometimes the tattoos are the factor that clues you in to just give it up and walk while you can.  You must be very young because my entire adult working life I have been watching the decline and seeing the contortions of the financial industry to create that faux "profit."  The anti-immigrant rant has been simmering for decades just like anti-Semitism and similar.  The bad economy only forces people the liberty to express their truth about how they have been harmed as they no longer have the margin to observe what is verboten.  There's plenty of US born who only want to work but they cannot because even when they are the children of the Reagan amnesty they no longer have preference as they aren't new enough to the nation.

sarum
sarum

@truthseekeraz STFU with your racism.  This was staged.  They ALL are.  MSNBC laughed that McCain was having to contend with the demons he created.  He flip-flops with the demands of his masters.  Not very becoming for any man or woman or human for that matter.

sarum
sarum

@Joe Kennedy ahhhhh . . . .kinda, they need that Afghani heroin & other drugs to keep coming so as the CIA can maintain its funding and to keep getting US kids all hooked and forced to commit crimes to pay for it so they can be put in the slave labor non-procreation limited future situation.  NO MEDIA coast to coast has dared touch the truth or scope of the heroin problem - so yeah, the beds need to stay filled but they care nothing for the nationality of who they catch - they are GLOBAL trash collectors and too many youth caught up in teen mythology created culture willing to become trash cuz they get to be "cool" and popular for a minute.

sarum
sarum

@Gary Waterman idk about geographic.  When I first tried to address this issue in nationwide forum the responders considered that there was only an illegal Mexican population explosion in their community - did not believe it was every community or many communities and since our government media complex is known to lie and fudge the numbers - so I don't think any of us knows how many are in each state - but I do know if it was me I would wish to get as far from the border as possible.  Just trying to say those states may be suffering just as much as the border states.


I thought we do not negotiate with terrorists.  What is definition of terrorist?  

sarum
sarum

@sarum Not USGypsum, more like USGyp-um . . . .

The de facto United States Federal Government (USG) is actually a country unto itself, a nation located within the area defined as the District of Columbia and territories held in the name of the United States, but not incorporated in the Union of States called the United States of America (America) [A]. 

Article 1, section 8, paragraph 17 of the Constitution for the united States of America contains a loophole exposing the Constitution and America to a pathogen, an invading foreign body; a quiet deceit - a Trojan Horse in the heart of America [A]. 

In the United States today we have in effect two governments. ... We have the duly constituted Government. ... Then we have an independent, uncontrolled and uncoordinated government in the Federal Reserve System, operating the money powers which are reserved to Congress by the Constitution - Congressman Wright Patman, Chairman of the House Banking Committee 

More at link:

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/02/enemies-foreign-and-domestic.html

robert_graham
robert_graham

@eric.nelson745 Of course you're old.  You're an old wretced fool and you're life is worth nothing.  If all the illegals were to suddenly disappear it would be time for major celebrations.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

Tell me JAFFY DUCK, how long would that celebration  last? I bet You it wouldn't last a day. What You and all those rightwingers don't realize is that the Economy of this Country depends a lot on all those unclaimed income tax returns that are not claimed by the majority of "Illegals"; the IRS love them, SSA does, the State loves those taxes that the "Illegals" pay, even you enjoy that- thru the unemplyment check that probably you unlawfuly collect- and all the old loonies by receiving their SSI checks. Why do You think that all those "Illegals" are not deported? -It's not that it can not be done-.All those Politicians know that's true, but they have to bitch an whine to play the part and at the same time playing the people' It's like Your pimp the OLD FART, he bitches about the "Illegals" taking jobs from U.S. Citizens , when he knows very well that prosecuting the Employers will fix the problem, but then who is he going to arrest to make money and keep his Circus going on.N-WAY You and the racist loonies are ignorants and CHUPAN MI VERGA, COMPRENDE IDIOT. 

david_saint01
david_saint01

@JohnQ.Public @david_saint01@JoeArpaioFan lol =) ive watched him  call more than a few people that, and it just shows his low level of intelligence. He probably heard someone say that one day, and thought "thats a dirty name to call someone, im stealing it!" lol..its called a dictionary, learn to pick one up and read it sometime robert/aka fan boi. 

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