Uh-oh: Sen. John McCain, President Obama have ‘excellent’ meeting on immigration reform

Just days after his “excellent” meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on America’s important relationship with Mexico, Sen. John McCain is happy to report another “excellent” meeting, this time with President Obama.

“We had an excellent meeting with the President and the Vice President this afternoon during which we discussed a variety of issues, including our effort to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation this year,” McCain wrote. “We were pleased to hear the President state his firm commitment that he will do whatever is necessary to accomplish this important goal.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham was there too and called it one of the best meetings he’s ever had with Obama.

Earlier, McCain had a “great” sit-down with Sen. Jeff Flake and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who noted she’s appalled by reports that the DHS has released hundreds of illegal aliens in the face of sequestration cuts.

“This is pure political posturing and the height of absurdity given that the releases are being granted before the federal ‘sequestration’ cuts have even gone into effect,” Brewer wrote in a press release. “This represents a return to exactly the kind of catch-and-release procedures that have long made a mockery of our country’s immigration system.”

McCain’s take was quite a bit more reserved.

It might have been a great meeting with Gov. Brewer, but it looks like McCain will have to look elsewhere for a partner to do the Shamnesty Shake, and he’s likely found that partner in the White House.

  • Lady 12

    First Christie, now McCain. I’m afraid to think who’s next… Boehner?
    As for Graham saying it’s the best meeting he’s had with Obama, that’s not saying much. That probably just means Oblamea didn’t whine about Bush too much.

    • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

      Oblamea? I like that, might borrow that.

      • Lady 12

        I can’t take credit, I saw it in someone else’s post on Twitchy back in October. Can’t remember whose.

    • SpinMeNot

      Boehner? next ? — he’s folded so many times I get him confused with the cheap lawn chair I have leaning against my shed.

      • Lady 12

        But he still stands up once in a blue moon. Not like Chris “Dines with Moochelle” Christie.

  • Steve_J

    In other words they got together and laughed at those people who immigrated to the U S leagally and how stupid they were for following the law.

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    McCain doing the “Shamnesty Shake” with Obama means ….less jobs for americans and more taxes to support illegal’s.

    • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

      Everyone got a thumbs down lol. That’s good news really, McCain staff is on twitchy and not working on Shamnesty Bill.

      • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

        and they are working overtime.

    • goldwater89

      What’s your solution? Deport 11 million people? That’ll definitely sway more Hispanics to vote Republican!

      • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

        Your solution is open borders? You think criminals will vote for republicans? You think people that waited in line like this idea? How many millions you think we should deport? Pick a number we can start there. Has your daughter been killed by a illegal DUI driver? Maybe ask them what to do. Did you ever not get a job because you not speak Spanish?

      • Gallatin

        “Deport 11 million people?”


        “That’ll definitely sway more Hispanics to vote Republican!”

        That’ll mean 11 million less voting democrat!

      • Joe W.

        Yep. Close the borders, round up the illegals and deport them. Each and every one of them. By the scruff of the neck if necessary. The law is the law, and these folks broke the law. Straight up.

      • V the K

        So, as a “concerned Republican,” it is your position that turning 11 million illegal immigrants into 10 million Democrat voters is a good thing?

        • Ronald

          Why would they have to vote democratic? Can you see how the republicans can get those votes?

          • V the K

            No, I do not. Polls show 80% of Latino voters favor big Government and Higher Taxes on other people. The majority of illegal immigrants are low-skilled and are or will be dependent on Government benefits. They lack education, and are ripe targets for leftist demagoguery.

            Furthermore, the GOP has no effective plan to reach out to Latino voters. The Party Establishment assumes if they cave on Amnesty, Latinos will flock to them… even though Obama will take all the credit.

      • SpinMeNot

        Ask a Guatemalan about the way the Mexican government treats them if they are caught in Mexico without the proper papers.

        There is a sufficient mass of problems with the Republicans that “swaying” voters is not what we need. We need people who are committed to the Constitution, limited government, etc etc.

      • SpinMeNot

        Title 8, Section 1325 — they’ve committed a federal crime. Send them back home. I’d rather them spend tax dollars to enforce the laws that are on the books than create new ones that are in violation of existing laws.

        Any elected, federal official that supports an amnesty based approach to solving the immigration problem is in violation of their oath of office.

        The statement “If they haven’t committed a crime let them stay” is lunacy. They’ve committed a felony already, send them home. My grandfather came here legally, they can as well.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Should we also just shut down screening at all airports receiving foreign flights? Allowing all shipping containers into the country with zero inspections would be a great idea too.

      • kenai

        No, deport the actual 20 or 30 million that are here illegally.

  • https://gigglescreativecorner.com/Production/ E L Frederick

    If you’re a Republican, and are claiming to have had an “Excellent” meeting with Obama… you’re doing it wrong. Luckily, nobody would ever mistake McCain or Graham for anything other Dems in Republican clothing.

    • Ronald

      Liberals say the same thing. If you’re Obama and you have a good meeting with a Republican, then you’re doing it wrong. They should hate each other, disrespect each other and never, ever agree on anything right? After all, the stakes are too high to compromise.

  • $23629333

    What was John McCain’s payoff for taking a dive in 2008?

  • notenoughtime

    Excellent + talks does not equal President O! McCain is such a pawn!

  • Canadian in USA

    So glad to hear that McCain and Grahamnesty had an “excellent” meeting. (/sarc) How about having a meeting with…oh, I don’t know…some LEGAL immigrants trying to get into the country?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Sorry. Legal immigrants want to enjoy freedom and become citizens. very unlikely for them to vote Democrat.

  • Clyde Bradley

    Any “immigration reform” HAS TO focus first and foremost on employer enforcement. That is the entire root of the problem. Then comes border security. These things shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out! But as we all know, John McCain’s idea of “immigration reform” equals amnesty for lawbreakers with no consequences for businesses that aid and abet them.

  • kim

    Oh, look! Johnny and Lindsay are back in the club with the cool kids!

  • rrpjr

    You’re an idiot, McCain. Just astounding how many times you can be scammed by the Left. Go away.

    • kenai

      No, not an idiot, he’s a traitor. Yeah, I know, he’s a military hero. So was Benedict Arnold.

  • Kele Johnson

    I’m so sick of these sell-out RINOs…do they WANT to ensure a Democrat hold on the government for eternity? How’d the last amnesty work out for ’em? They didn’t gain a single percentage point last time around and as a matter of fact, they LOST a percentage of the Hispanic vote with the last one. They are mind-bogglingly stupid!

  • Maxx

    I know this isn’t right but for years, every time Dario Franchitti would win an IRL race…especially Indy, and the camera would pan to the giddy Judd running down the paddock wearing those godforsaken “look at me” hats, I was hoping she would face plant it.

  • Guest

    McCain should have disappeared in 2008, after being rejected…
    RINOs are an endangered species…he is on his last term.

  • http://twitter.com/dryheat115 Rampant Chaos

    You RINO Traitor! Sell out SOB! Did not Brian Terry patrol YOUR border? Was not Bob Krantz a constituent of yours? #TRAITOR #SELLOUT #DEPORTReturnProperly #!!!!

  • Dave Francis

    Millions will be climbing the fence, crossing borders or catching a one way flight.

    Democrats are blaming Republicans for the “Sequester” when it was President Obama signed it into law this cut in spending, with the assistance of 174 others. Now he is using intimidation by alarming the American people, about the outcome of this law. All but in secrecy Homeland Security sent an interoffice memo to release up to 10,000 illegal aliens back on the streets. Who’s going to take the blame when one of them commits an atrocity against an U.S citizen? This is just another scare tactic by the Leftists Progressives regarding the Sequester, now suspiciously observed by us all? The 40 million Tea Party members are watching carefully the Liberal-Democrats and the Socialist Czars who craft most of the laws, designed to cripple the America we know. Democrats are issuing more freebies to the unknown numbers of majority groups, the poor and the freeloaders. Food stamps are more or less being passed out on a “Carte Blanche” basis and even free cell phones to anybody who applies. Some GOP Senators and Congressional leaders are running scared, because of the loss of the general election, when the truth is slowly emerging of giant irregularities of non-citizens voting. Now we have legislators as John McCain, Lindsey Graham and others cringing to the demand that 20 to 30 million foreigners gain immediate legal status.

    Next on the Democrats list is passing another illegal Alien amnesty, with a previous 1986 (IRCA) was poorly organized and full of fraudulent application and yet 6 million illegal migrants and immigrants were awarded a Path to Citizenship. The law was dictated to as the new one gaining momentum by the special interests, agriculture, unions, faith groups, corporations yet not the General Public? A new well regulated law to enforce Guest Worker jobs should be imposed, but temporary and must leave once the visa is expired. Farmers should pay all, fees, benefits, health Care, wages and not handed down to the unsuspecting taxpayer. It is the same with new immigrants who must already have employment, a financially adequate sponsor, who must support their charge and not taxpayers. What did it bring us, millions of more procuring citizenship welfare and an intensification to encourage even more foreigners skirting our borders, smuggled children and families?

    The country is in a dire emergency with a 17 trillion dollar debt, with Obama’s minions spending and spending and demanding more taxes to pay for another amnesty if it is enacted. The last Amnesty is still being paid for in illegal municipal ordinances as Sanctuary Cities, and federal pushes as the Dream Act, crucifying the taxpayer with Family Unification Chain Migration adding even more millions of people who will need Social Security and money to live on when retired? Petition your Representative in Washington at NumbersUSA, petitiononline, judicial watch or make the effort to call lawmakers through the main government switchboard at 202) 224-3121. There are an estimated 23 million Americans either not working, but with pressing demand of big businesses their advocates that roam the halls of Congress still are gaining favors. The E-Verify provision of THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT must find passage in Congress, before any new immigration laws are given priority, also to include the 2006 Secure Fence Act. Not one fence but at least two, stretching from Texas to California. In addition THE BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP ACT to be voted on to stop the intentional smuggling of children into our nation from across the world, to gain immediate citizenship. These laws will draw to a close the hundreds of billions of dollars collected by people of foreign status. The players in this illegal immigration game will not be just hurting Anglo’s, but black, brown, red and every other skin color, from every class of society.