Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:49 AM
bigtree (64,916 posts)
McCain vainly tries to deflect and counter his republican constituency's assholery
Angry town hall crowd heckles McCain for opposing mass deportations
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) got an earful at a town hall in Tucson on Tuesday over his support for comprehensive immigration reform.
As members of the audience became more and more angry, the Arizona senator explained that the border near Yuma was largely secure and mass deportations did not make sense.
“One man yelled that only guns would discourage illegal immigration,” according to The Associated Press. “Another man complained that illegal immigrants should never be able to become citizens or vote. A third man said illegal immigrants were illiterate invaders who wanted free government benefits.
“Cut off their welfare and all their stuff and they’ll go back!” the man insisted as the audience applauded. “You said, ‘Build the dang fence.’ Where’s the fence?”
Another person was angry that there were not more armed troops on the border.
read more/watch clip: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/20/angry-town-hall-crowd-heckles-mccain-for-opposing-mass-deportations/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
An audience member speaks U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., during a town hall, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013
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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:46 PM
Bucky (45,462 posts)
9. Having trained their electorate to hate and encouged their hatreds, they can't switch 'em off
This is why it was never wise to play race for votes. It was always evil, but for those not uncomfortable with using wickedness for getting elected, it's a tactic that eventually comes around to bite you in the ass. What's setting McCain up for failure here, of course, is not his innate decency beneath the facade of a pandering politician. It was his original love of votes. That love of votes drove him and his party to grasp the low hanging fruit of racial resentment and it's spin-off product of cultural insularity. Now that the next generation of desireable votes is going to be browner, he's having a tough time telling his constituents "Hey, go easy on the simmering paranoia about The Other, kids. We don't want to be too extreme about this. Heh-heh."
Good luck with that, Senator. But next time you go sailing on Lake Hatred, you might want to plan ahead for when the winds change.
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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:56 PM
bigtree (64,916 posts)
10. it's amazing to watch
. . . as the republican legislators and candidates work to appeal to these same ignorant people to reap their votes, even as they systematically marginalize their party away from where the majority of Americans reside politically. Like addicts seeking heroin, they know if they stop their destructive campaign, they'll suffer a defeating withdrawal. We are watching the self-implosion of a house of cards. Their majority of bigoted constituents are their own worst political enemies.