‘All in for citizenship’: Sen. John McCain poses with immigration reform advocates

Just in case Sen. John McCain’s enthusiastic “Shamnesty Shake” dance at the State of the Union didn’t convince you of his desire for a superhighway to citizenship for illegals, check out this shot from today’s town hall event in Phoenix, Ariz., featuring McCain proudly surrounded by supporters holding SEIU “Time Is Now” placards.

Tweets from on site suggest that supporters of comprehensive immigration reform dominated the event while “the opposition” was left in the hallway.

At least one “white dude” (aside from McCain) contributed to the back-and-forth.

  • Steve_J

    What did they do to McCain all those years ago?

  • J. Cox

    Caving/pandering will do 2 things

    1. destroy this country quicker
    2. not get you elected as a (R)

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    What was the difference between McCain 2010 and 2013? He was campaigning during 2010, now he stabs citizens and legal immigrants in the back.

    Hmmmmm, still wondering why the RINO did not win in 2008.

  • TonyMitch

    McCain is a joke. He has become a useful fool for Democrats. I think he is just a fool period.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.white.16 Joseph A White

    If its unacceptable for 11 million of them to live “ion the shadows”, then deport the illegals. They broke our laws in sneaking in here. Seal the borders, round ’em up and herd ’em back where they came from. Problem solved. Just like Gil Favor in the old “Rawhide” TV series….”Head ’em up!!!…..Move ’em out!!!…” Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’…keep those dreamers rollin’….”…..

    • Hiraghm

      I don’t particularly care if they go back where they came from. They can all join Roman Moroni in Sweden for all I care.

  • Scott Carroll

    I can’t castigate McCain for supporting immigration reform. I think he’s whistling past the graveyard of electoral suicide in doing so, but he’s been consistent on this position for as long as I can remember.

    Now the electoral efficacy of supporting immigration reform is another matter. The big problem I think conservatives have with this debate is Cart Before The Horse
    Syndrome. Most grass roots conservatives want enforcement, then reform. Too many in D.C. believe in reform, then enforcement. It’s the revenues vs cuts debate all over again.

    Democrats want revenues now for cuts to be named later. Similarly they want reform now for enforcement mechanisms to be put in place later. If Republicans fall for this then they deserve the electoral disaster they will have wrought.

    If minting millions of new Democrat voters is the grand Republican plan for revitalization then the party is in worse shape than I thought. A recent poll was taken of Hispanics which asked a simple question: Given a choice between higher taxes and more government services and lower taxes and less government services, which would you choose? Hispanics chose the former by 75%. Not exactly a vibrant population of Edmund Burkes is it?

    Hispanics are a liberal ethnicity and Republicans have traditionally not done well among that cohort. This is not a recent development. In fact, the next Presidential election after the Reagan amnesty of 1986, Bush the elder outperformed Mitt Romney among Hispanics by, wait for it…..2%.

    What’s more, Hispanics aren’t even that concerned about immigration reform. On a ranking of issues they care most about immigration reform was 5th. So reform away but don’t labor under the misapprehension that it will net waves of new Hispanic Republicans. As much as we all disagree with Barack Obama ideologically, would it matter one whit to any of us if he came out in favor of an anti-flag burning amendment? We might agree with him on that one issue but we would still vote against him because we believe in limited government. Hispanics might appreciate Republicans coming out in favor of immigration reform but they would still vote Democrat because they believe in big government.

    • Hiraghm

      No, no ‘cart before horse’ syndrome. Do away with the cart. NO AMNESTY. No “path to citizenship”… EVER.

  • Yeah I Said It

    Their signs should read ” We broke the law, now reward us!”.
    Keep digging your own grave Sen. McCain. Those ppl aren’t going to vote for you and neither are we.

  • Yeah I Said It

    I just want to know when he is going to come out of the Democrat closet already.

  • Yeah I Said It

    We need operation Wetback part 2!

    • OneThinDime

      Yes we do along with our National Guard on the border with shoot to kill orders.

  • Steve_J

    The 11 million living in the shadows are doing so by their choice.

  • Bill Board

    It’s a shame McCain wasn’t as concerned … with Obama’s citizenship status, or lack thereof.

  • Rob

    Hey, McCain is doing his part in respecting the office of the Presidency by minimizing our regret of him losing in 2008.

  • Achilles

    Judging by how fat they all are I don’t think those illegals are having a rough time getting government handouts. John McCain makes Benedict Arnold seem like a true American patriot.

    • Hiraghm

      Benedict Arnold WAS a true American patriot… til he was screwed over by the powers that be.

  • Hiraghm

    “Its not acceptable to have 11million living in the shadows”… well, okay, but I didn’t think you’d approve of us killing them all…

  • ejochs

    Not missing many meals while living in the shadows. Wasn’t McCain going to give us a “Goddamned fence”? Was that only during the run for president.

  • TonyMitch

    McCains photo op with the pro-amnesty people. Reminds me of Hanoi Jane, Both traitors taking photos with the enemy.