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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Losing My Vote 

As if the Incumbent Protection Act, Free Speech Elimination Act, Campaign Finance Reform wasn't reason enough not to vote for him, John McCain just gave me another big reason:

On a 12-5 vote, the committee approved a measure that would allow illegal immigrants to earn green cards, allowing them to remain legally - and eventually obtain citizenship - if they agree to spend six years as temporary workers; pay $2,000 in fines and all back taxes; undergo criminal background checks, and show proficiency in English and civics.

"What we are saying here is: We want to at least give you an opportunity to earn your right to become an American citizen," said Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., who authored the legalization with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

But Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., complained bitterly that the committee's action gives illegal immigrants a leg up over green card-seekers who have followed the law, remaining in their own country - sometimes for a decade or more - while waiting for their paperwork to be processed.

"It is not fair to those who have been playing by the rules," Kyl said.

Teaming up with Ted Kennedy, to give immigrants amnesty? Either McCain wants to lose every Republican vote out there (not that I'm a Republican)... or he really thinks that voters have absolutely no memory. The sad thing is that he could very well be right.

On thing is for certain, I won't forget this. H/T to Boots & Sabers.


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