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McCains Fake Flip-Flip on "Amnesty". Who is being fooled?

 
 
Reply Fri 8 Aug, 2008 07:24 am
Immigration "anti-amnesty" hardliners have largely shut up about McCain-- ever since his "flip-flop" on the McCain-Kennedy bill. For those who don't remember, the McCain Kennedy bill addressed immigration by offering border security along with a path to citizenship for people currently here.

The flip-flop: McCain has been distancing himself from his own bill, saying now that he wouldn't support it now.

But.... look at this from his website...

johnmccain.com wrote:

John McCain will address the fact that we have a large number undocumented individuals living in the United States and working in our economy:

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The program will also ensure that all undocumented aliens either leave or follow the path to legal residence. America cannot permit a permanent category of individuals that do not have recognized status - a permanent second class.


There we have it... the classic fake flip-flop. He made his base think he flip-flopped, when really his "new" program is the same as his old program.

Conservatives will vote for amnesty this November. (Personally this is one of the few reasons I like McCain).
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Reply Fri 8 Aug, 2008 07:31 am
McCain was pretty clear when he pulled back from his bill that it was a matter of timing and priority, not of changing his final goal.

He stated clearly that he understood conservatives wanted border security FIRST, not as an afterthought.

Of course liberals want to tar this as a 'flipflop', but it is not a change of his position, and he never said it was. It is a changing of what gets done first.
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