John McCain in his own words: “I remain committed to fair, practical and comprehensive immigration reform”

John McCain at the 2008 National Council of La Raza Convention.

“At a moment of great difficulty in my campaign, when my critics said it would be political suicide for me to do so, I helped author with Senator Kennedy comprehensive immigration reform, and fought for its passage. I cast a lot of hard votes, as did the other Republicans and Democrats who joined our bipartisan effort. So did Senator Kennedy. I took my lumps for it without complaint. My campaign was written off as a lost cause. I did so not just because I believed it was the right thing to do for Hispanic Americans. It was the right thing to do for all Americans. Senator Obama declined t o cast some of those tough votes. He voted for and even sponsored amendments that were intended to kill the legislation, amendments that Senator Kennedy and I voted against. I never ask for any special privileges from anyone just for having done the right thing. Doing my duty to my country is its own reward. But I do ask for your trust that when I say, I remain committed to fair, practical and comprehensive immigration reform, I mean it. I think I have earned that trust.”

(Read the full transcript at the Washington Post)


Comments

  1. Stephen Kohut says

    When you have to eat your words add a pinch of salt it improves the taste.

  2. Stephen,
    Dude, you can’t have salt! Mayor Bloomberg sayz so…..

  3. I guess McCain could be in favor of unfair, impractical, and incomprehensive immigration reform like JD, but then he wouldn’t win the primary. But he will!

  4. No Amnesty says

    Goes well with JD’s new campaign ad

  5. No Amnesty says
  6. wanumba says

    ………………
    “At a moment of great difficulty in my campaign, when my critics said it would be political suicide for me to do so, I helped author with Senator Kennedy comprehensive immigration reform, and fought for its passage”
    …………………

    A supposed Republican evoking uber Democrat Kennedy as if he was political magic, while Republicans and Conservatives shiver and run for the garlic garlands.
    Massachusetts was as giddy as newly released captives once they realized they had an actual vote for a change after Kennedy died.

  7. Carlist says

    Hey Travis:

    Please let us in!

    How was/is J.D.’s immigration law support, unfair, impractical and “incomrehensive”?

    Please back up your assertions with specifics!

    Your usual vapidity won’t suffice!

  8. Hey Carlist: Speaking of vapid, what’s so “deep” about this post?

    What’s more vapid than simply standing behind Russell Pearce and yelling, “Yeah! What he said!”

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