Watch John McCain Talk Up Immigration Reform And Gun Control At Tucson Q&A

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Senator John “Gang of Eight” McCain (R-Ariz.) took questions from Tucson residents Tuesday at a town hall meeting during this month’s Congressional recess.

Talking up immigration reform (we know where he stands on that), McCain also pledged to support “better” gun control and possible bailouts for homeowners with underwater mortgages. Overall, he sounded a lot more like Chris Christie than a conservative war hero.

Here’s a video synopsis from KGUN-9 in Tucson.

 

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  • Platinum

    McFly MUST GO!! he is nothing more than an extension of the ILLEGAL ALIEN ISLAMIC TERRORIST currently occupying the peoples house. Notice he gave no credible answer to any question posed during the short clip you viewed. McFly needs to ride off into the sunset factually he should have ridden off into the sunset long ago.

  • TrueGrit

    J.McCain is really a worthless POS and he does not represent the mainstream Americans of this country. Just like the lousy bribe taking charleton that he has always been he is selling out the American People just as George Soros wants him to. What the Bildebergers want he does without question. This New world Order lackey needs to be taken back to that nursing home he escaped from.There missing one of their thumb sucking vegtables .

  • Alex

    Boy, I swear, John McCain gets more intelligent by the day!

    • GenEarly

      He sounds almost as intelligent as his BFF. John, who also served in Vietnam, Kerry.

    • hippybiker

      You are waste of skin, and I swear, your mother should have aborted you, scum bag!

    • Gary

      He needs to take a moment and read that Constitution he swore to defend when he was in the Navy.

    • merle

      Your being funny aren’t you?

  • Brian MacIlroy

    John McCain has become a Democrat-light, better than Obama but not a lot!

  • GenEarly

    Based on that lame horse sheet town hall clip, I can understand why McCain was re-elected by the sheeples of Az. My condolences to the Patriots of the state, but you may want to move north to Wyoming. Aztlan is coming, si,’ se puede courtesy of Traitors like McCain and Flake.

  • Al Chemist

    Either McCain has completely lost it, or he has been replaced by one of the “Pod People.”

  • Joe C

    It just burns me up when so many of these ex military guys get into national politics and turn socialist traitor once their butt plops inside the Beltway. Like Glenn and Murtha to name a couple. John Glenn was a hero when I was a kid. But because of his behavior in the Politburo, I wouldn’t give the SOB the time of day. You’d think these guys would know better, given what some of them have been through.

    • 10579

      are you talking of gary powers who was shot down. i never heard of anything with john glenn. please explain please.

  • veniceneon

    Mc Cain is way too much of a RINO disguised as a pragmatist. He is really a sellout to America.

  • mark

    I agree, anyone who has reasonable, pragmatic solutions to America’s problems should immediately be drummed out of the Republican Party. Better yet he should be physically beaten or flogged for the traitor that he is. Maybe a group of fat slob, draft-dodging, bigoted patriots should do the job. I’m sure they’re up for it.

    • Noggin,,Rick

      Mark,you really seem to have a lot of pent up angst. That’s really not healthy.

    • Noggin,,Rick

      Maybe you can use your new “free” health care to get some “affordable” long term prescription Kool Aid.

    • 10579

      you could start with Bob Beckel he would love to beat up on a republican.

  • Dr Moon

    McCain has been living a lie. He was never any hero. McCain sang like crazy when threatened with torture. His Vietnamese nickname was Song Bird. McCain and his good friend John Kerry, another traitor, negotiated with the North Vietnamese to end the war behind McNamarra’s back. Then when they came back to the US, they told the media how American Soldiers were murderers who killed children and raped Women, exactly what the Vietnamese told them to do. Now we have a Communist President and our whole government is infiltrated with Communists. Because of McCain and Kerry, all of the 58,000 men killed in Vietnam died for nothing. McCain should be executed.

    • dakotaman

      McCain Has to go. He has his noes berried so far up Obama’s you know where that he can not see day light. The people that sent this traitor for their representative need to recall him. This has to be done before he can do more harm to the Republican Party & to we the people.

      • jag

        Republican ppppaarrrrrrrttttyyyyy…………R.I P.! They MADE me change!

      • 10579

        i don’t think the people from arizona want him to leave they just love his BS

    • Jeff

      Are you volunteering to be judge, jury, and executioner? Pull your pants up, quit showing your butt to little boys, go home, and read something, you Vigilante Moron!

  • Libertarian Soldier

    1st, why does everybody keep repeating the same lie, that it’s 11 million instead of the 33-43 million it really is?

    2nd, you can’t listen to McCain. When he starts talking about immigration deform and gun control, that’s code for, “my diaper needs changing”.

    • 10579

      That is not immigration it is invasion.

      • Libertarian Soldier

        Exactamente’

      • merle

        Might be called civil war if they put it through.

  • Fred

    A “war hero” he may have been , but “conservative” he has NEVER been !!!

    • pissed off conservative

      war hero?? tell that to the Hanoi Hilton survivors

      • box-bb-car

        One of which, Day, I believe, McCain’s cell mate, died about 2 weeks back without so much as a mention from the President or McCain.

    • John

      He was no war hero. He was a prisoner. No hero. Just a leftist pig.

  • hungry4food

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  • Southern California

    John McCain has been a disappointment. When he ran for president, he didn’t act like he even cared.
    His political views show him to be a RINO.

    • John

      He even give Rino’s a bad name. The guy is so far left, he may be farther left than Piglosi.

    • rmwayne

      You’re absolutely right. He practically campaigned FOR Obama. And when Sarah Palin was telling it like it is he started telling her to back off. I don’t know how anybody who calls themselves a Republican could vote for this RINO.

      • Deerinwater

        Sarah never actually said anything ~ She was a Cheer leader ~ and what words she used were to get you all lathered up. ~ But she never actually framed an issue that had not already been framed by others.

        If you believe otherwise, ~please submit it for review by this board.

        • box-bb-car

          Had McCain not put the base to sleep, there would have been no need for a Palin “cheerleader”. McCain, Romney,Dole, Ford, all in the same club. No substance, no vision. They were there because it was their “turn”. We keep putting McClellans in place when what we need is a Patton

          • Deerinwater

            Patton was a warrior in the pursuit of conquest and unconditional surrender. The right man at the right time for the right job and was lead into battle by a Supreme Commander that chose the man, the time and the place and gave him what he needed to preform a task.

            I would not wish to be seen as attempting to steal Patton’s thunder, but to suggest that Patton was the leader of this Army and worthy consideration in all matters of conflict ~ it being a bit simple minded.

            The Armed Forces power depend on and is drawn for the collective, unified by leadership and the single solders commitment to the cause of country and the folks back home.

            But you are right, ~ The GOP is lacking quality leadership and we are all paying the price for it.

          • 10579

            especially our military.they are fighting the non-war where you can’t shoot the enemy unless he has a weapon on him. How can you tell the muslim men all wear dresses where they hide their guns as not to be shot .We are a world power nomore.but a lacky for the u.n.

  • William James Ward

    Sadly some years ago I lost confidence in John McCain and knew
    he was not the man to be President but to late was the understanding
    for many Americans and he got the nomination. I do not trust anything
    he has to say as he is there to aid and abet the Communist Democratic
    Party of Clinton and Obama, shills for every evil confronting America.
    If there are any honest men left is government that control the
    power of law it is long past due for indictments of corruption for
    the entire Obama Regime and for the American people to clear
    Washington out as one would a sewer……………..William

  • pissed off conservative

    the sight of this traitor McCAIN makes me sick..i wish i could kick his old ass up and down main st AMERICA.. is it me or is he about the ugly man version of NANCY PELOSI?? look at his cheeks looks like a ground hog with a cheek full of nuts.. i did not serve in VIETNAM. but my mothers boyfriend DID ..he said its all true about McCain giving up info to save his ASS.. and tom stroeble ,my mothers boyfriend was on the front page of time magazine one of the few who made it out of his whole platoon ..he is a true war hero..GOD BLESS you TOM..he was a tunnel rat because of his size ..and for his age 65 i would not mess with him..one BAD ASS..IF I EVEN MENTION JANE FONDA OR JOHN MCCAIN OR JOHN KERRY..he loses it

    • pissed off conservative

      by the way tom was a MARINE

      • pissed off conservative

        by the way TOM is still a marine..once a marine always a marine

        • jag

          Now he needs a stroke:that should finish his wobbley traitoristic Ass OUT, but only god has that power…..GOD please help the people of America!! HOW MUCH LONGER U GONNA MAKE us SUFFER!??

          • box-bb-car

            until the American people turn back to him. such was the fate of Isreal

        • 10579

          Semper Fi.

    • Frank Staples

      No, McCain was not a traitor…but I don’t like his liberal attitude nevertheless. Your mom’s boyfriend is mistaken about McCain…even though Kerry and Murtha were simple idiot traitors!!

    • 10579

      God bless him and thank you.

    • Alex

      You mean he was a baby-killer.

      • box-bb-car

        You obviously have him confused for an abortion supporting liberal

  • rmwayne

    Why doesn’t this McCain creep just go ahead and become a Democrat. Anybody can see he’s just another worthless left wing RINO.

    • IsThisAmerica

      I think that’s how he got re elected (not by me), all the democrats voted for him because they all know how easy it is to control him. They say jump and he does. He’s taken Flake with him. Flake was another lying s.o.b. to the people, got to d.c. and became money-tised by Washington. Went out on a big fancy boat got drunk had fun and became an instant yes sir. Time to quit paying them all until they listen to us.

      • rmwayne

        I think you’re absolutely right. And I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t have a lot of use for the GOP anymore anyway. They’re supposed to be the party for conservatives, but way too many of them have no gonads at all when it comes to standing up to Obama. I don’t know what they’re problem is, but they have no backbone at all when it comes to dealing with this communist tyrant. I vote Constitution Party now and even though I agree completely with their platform, the fact of the matter is that there are only two parties able to get candidates elected in these national elections.

        • IsThisAmerica

          It’s so sad and maddening that we can’t get someone to represent US. That’s the way it’s suppose to be, not them ruling over US. Just like amnesty, it more than likely will pass, because it’s what THEY want.

          • rmwayne

            What gets me so mad is that this govt. is supposed to be working for those of us who are citizens and taxpayers. But as the federal govt. has gotten more and more power over the years, everything has turned upside down to the point where they control everything and we’re their serfs. True American heroes like Thomas Jefferson, who believed in a weak central govt. with most power delegated to the states, must be turning over in his grave at what the federal govt. has become.

  • timetogo

    When folks are senile and don’t believe it, we have a problem. Even medication won’t help this twerp. The problem is that he still believes that he has important things to say. Just like Kerry, he needs a toilet roll adjoining his mouth.

  • MNE41

    Where does McCain get his information that 70% of voters want this immigration reform passed. Point me to that poll. I think the percentage is more like 60% against this reform.

    • Deerinwater

      From information; ~ like this ~which requires study and interpretation.

      “Polls such as today’s WaPo/ABC survey that offer just a straight choice — do you favor a path to citizenship or don’t you — find majorities of Republicans oppose citizenship. But offer them the true range of options on the table and you find they want Congress to act on reform, including a path to citizenship, as long as border enforcement is beefed up. That’s what the bipartisan House “gang of seven” bill is expected to do, but we’re already being told House Republicans won’t accept this, because their voters will never accept it.

      It’s been widely accepted at face value that House Republicans can’t support comprehensive immigration reform because they will face a massive backlash from their voters and even will face primaries and all but certain political destruction. (Buzzfeed’s John Stanton has been one of the few to challenge this conventional wisdom.) But is it even true? The above poll suggests a solid majority of Republicans want action on reform, even including citizenship under certain conditions. and that only a minority of Republicans support reform without citizenship or no action at all.

      The idea that Republican voters won’t stand for anything approaching comprehensive immigration reform is shaping the entire immigration debate. Can’t some crack polling guru type get to the bottom of whether it’s even true or not?

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/07/18/even-republicans-want-congress-to-act-on-immigration-reform-with-citizenship/

      • MNE41

        There is so much amiss in the Senate legislation it is hard for me to comprehend that the Gang of Eight would have constructed it in such convoluted detail and that the ‘thinking’ Senate body would pass it. Every single democrat in the senate voted in favor. Were they speaking for their constituents? No, I think they were in lock step with the Administration.

        My philosophy is that democrats knew that such a grandiose policy would not be accepted by the House. They can now point their fingers at the Republican as the ‘killers’ of the bill. Win-win!

        To select out just one of the ‘makes no sense’ pieces of the legislation, why does the eligibility for citizenship start with illegal aliens who have been in the country since 2011. What kind of critical roots have they established in this country in less than two years to make them eligible. I would think 10 years would be a better starting point, taking it back to 2003.

        I personally don’t think we owe anything to these people who came here illegally, many who have worked under the table, paying no taxes, benefitting from our government services, actually abusing our government services, and increasing our poverty level statistics.

        Those who have overstayed their visas should lose their privilege to ever return. Tough love is needed in order to bring the epidemic under control.

        • Deerinwater

          Well, yea ~ they both are doing exactly what they have been doing.

          The GOP wants to draw their pay, keep “44” to short yardage and stall all Legislation. ~ Particularly any legislation that would create new DNC voters.

          Immigration Reform needs serious address. ~ Whether it will actually take place in the next 3 years is doubtful. ~ And if the next administration is GOP , it will be another 8 years before it’s offer to the floor for discussion.

          The GOP make immigration an issue only when they are out of power. When they are in power. it’s bigger and better fences and more guns.

          I don’t know if you live in a border state or not ~ or have friends, family or work related interest on the opposing side of a national boundary line. ~ But after 10 years these black and white issues ~ appear more gray. ~ It’s just an invisible line in the dirt or a damp spot ~ while the implications are great when protracted over several decades.

          States need the laws to address the problems associated with illegal immigration. The funding of civil and social work, must be supplied by revenue, the crime., the jobs, the housing. ~

          How we can do this without turning ourselves into a fascist police state and still respect our Constitution or create 3rd class citizens by the millions is what at stake.

          Yes, the Senate stinks.

        • merle

          You are correct. The solutuion to getting them out of the country is simple. Do’t hire them ,fine those that do a huge fine for every one they hire and do it!! No free medical care, have your kids over the other side of the border cause they won’t be anchor babies here. If your here illegally , take your family back with you even if they were born here. No free food stamps ,no assisted housing . No job preference over americans .Just go home.

  • Sarah Conner

    mcCave is STILL not taking his meds…what a disgrace to the uniform…

  • Jeff Noncent

    didn’t he run for president of the United States in 2008? I am still wondering what is he planing to do with the problem we are facing.

  • tncdel

    Q: What do Benedict Arnold and John McCain have in common?

    A: Both were military veterans who turned traitor to America.

    The globalists bent on dissolving our border and destroying U.S. sovereignty are traitors to America. Anyone with an IQ above that of a turnip should be able to realize that amnesty would only serve to attract millions more job-stealing illegals here.

    The ONLY way to stop the illegal alien invasion: MAKE THINGS AS TOUGH AS POSSIBLE on the illegals, so they will self-deport back to Mexico, etc. at their own expense because they get to hate it here so much. We certainly can’t afford to deport over 20 million illegals. Plus most would only come right back if we tried.

  • donniea

    If obama liked a Republican, he would look like John McCain.

  • DontDrinkTheKoolAid

    How is this communist elected to represent the citizens of Arizona? Is this Obama gun control agenda an about-face from his campaign, as I find hard to believe the citizens of Arizona will accept or support the gun control agenda?

    • Deerinwater

      Now his is a Communist is he?

      The “citizens” of Arizona are recent implants by and large and not representative of the ingenious population.

      McCain job is to represent them all and that is what he is attempting to do. ~ Walk a wire. ~ That does not make him a Communist but just a politician.

      • box-bb-car

        “A politician is the lowest form of human. A liberal Democrat is the lowest form of politician” – Gen George S Patton
        You could throw RINO in with liberal democrat
        Things ain’t changed much in 70 years

        • Deerinwater

          I’m sure that outspoken statement went over big with his superiors. `

          There is a place for persons found void of limits ~ prison and the battlefield.

          Killing the doctor for treating the injured , ~ actually don’t work very well, ~ but it does discourage those that might aspire to be one ~ while supplying caution to those already committed.

          In any-case, there is a place for attorneys and politicians irregardless how lowly you view the position or title.

          Jeremiah Johnston escaped to the mountains for a reason, those same mountains are still there.

      • DontDrinkTheKoolAid

        “Mr. McCain” was elected by the “indigenous” population. If “Mr. McCain” held an anti-gun/pro-gun control stance in his election, I doubt the “indigenous” (American) population would have elected him to represent Arizona.

        • Deerinwater

          Hard to say, ~ McCain allowed Karl Rove and the GOP to run his campaign ~ as he went about making promises to “Clean up the HILL” , promises that he obviously could not keep if he could not even run his own darn campaign.

          McCain had the GOP by the short hairs ~ and could have done as he pleased, ~ He just didn’t have the balls.

          How could they wield power over their chosen “Candidate” ~ , deny him funding and vote for Obama?

    • jag

      They been drinkin lots of that funny tea down there: it made em all stupid enough to keep votin the jackass in!

    • http://www.facebook.com/helenestelle.daniels Helen Daniels

      Hard to understand how the people of Arizona can stomach this sad excuse for an American.

  • Deerinwater

    This continuous effort to moving the center line between Right and Left ~ has got you out in the parking lot. ~ I hear you scratching at the door to get back in ~ It won’t be me that let’s you back in.

    • jag

      There’s no line left they haven’t crossed

  • pikemaster1

    Barack McCain needs to give up his gun and move to Mexico with his friends !

    • jag

      Don’t u mean egypt with the BROTHERHOOD?

      • pikemaster1

        That would work just fine also ! and take his chief the thief from the whitehouse with him.

  • 1baronrichsnot1

    All Republicans are not conservatives. You pick them out, I have, I know a conservative when I see one! John McCAin is a progressive!~ Lindsay Graham, and some of our reps right here in Fla. are progressive. Republican party, doesn’t mean conservative party. They are trying to get concensive opinion to meet to destroy or change our “stand your ground laws”. Gov. Scott has already changed fla. gun law. Kinda a camel nose in the tent thing. He is an appeaser, and a prostitute. Some are so pro amnesty on the borders that now we are recieving more and more aliens who want asylum from the drug lords, drug lords that in some cases have been protected from ICE officers who capture them, Ice officers are jailed for doing so! Our laws are sufficent to enforce the borders now, however our convoluted enforcement from the upper echelon is just a bag of putrid puke! They truly want open borders! Doesn’t make sense, only for votes? What we do to our ICE enforcers now is criminal!

  • box-bb-car

    As I reminded all during his presidential bid, do not lay great faith in him simply because of his military service. Remember we had one other “military hero” which betrayed the country and forever tied his name to treachery – General Benedict Arnold. It does not matter what you have done, what matters is want you are trying to do.
    McCain should do the honest thing and change parties.

  • Brangus

    Song Bird McCain needs to give it up and go home. He was a disgrace in uniform and only got where he was with the military because of his father. If he goes home now, He will get close to 300k from the government tit and make room for someone who has a genuine interest the people and the country.

  • Robbie

    It’s nice to finally see a Republican with some common sense.

    • jag

      Ur jokin right?

      • Robbie

        I may have lost my head for a moment. Sorry.

    • Jeff

      Did you see McCain at the Town Hall last week, comforting a woman complaining about the sequester and about being cut off her vital medical treatments? She said she felt she was being called a “taker.” McCain put his arm around her and said, “You’re not a taker.” Apparently, McCain has some remorse for his right wing votes. Not enough to do anything for that woman, of course. At least Romney might have given her $50!

      • Robbie

        Sad, is it not?

        • Jeff

          McCain will record a video for her eulogy and Romney might spring for a nice $50 flower bouquet. But neither will forego their precious tax cuts so people on disability can get medical care.