Scamnesty: It’s Not For the Votes Because It’s For the Votes
Bill Quick

McCain: Immigration reform won’t win us a single Latino vote but we must do it anyway « Hot Air

Straight talk.

“I believe if we pass this legislation, it won’t gain us a single Hispanic vote, but what it will do is put us a playing field where we can compete. Right now we can’t compete,” he said at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. “The numbers in the last couple of elections authenticate that statement…

“I would just try to show my friends, particularly in states like mine and the state of Texas where the demographics should be convincing,” he said. “Six or eight years from now we will have if not a majority, a near to majority Hispanic population in my state. So it is a demographic certainty, that if we condemn ourselves to 15 or 20 percent of the Hispanic vote, we will not win elections.”

Crazy talk from a senile hack.

Scamnesty won’t win the GOP a single vote, but somehow it will help us win elections down the road, presumably without a single extra vote from having passed it.

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Scamnesty: It’s Not For the Votes Because It’s For the Votes — 4 Comments

  1. This is pretty advanced senility. But pity McCain – he never achieved the “great man” status he feels he so richly deserved. This is his last chance to “reach across the aisle” to burnish his maverick, moderate credentials before the media has to write his obituary.

    • He’s going for the Strom Thurmond record – where they wheel him into meetings, prop him up, and periodically waken him to change his Depends.

      Which, by the way, was one of the most illustrative examples of how our government really works I’ve ever seen – for those with the wits to see and understand what they were looking at.

      Which is: Politician=talking dummy/fundraising machine/symbol of partisan power. Actual governance carried out by those with real power, behind the scenes.

      They could have propped up Thurmond’s corpse for another fifty years with exactly the same effect.

  2. “I believe if we pass this legislation, it won’t gain us a single Hispanic vote, but what it will do is put us a playing field where we can compete….”

    That made absolutely no damned sense at all. Tilting the scales even further toward the opposition going to result in a level playing field?

    Yeah. Sure.