Typically, undocumented immigrants live in the shadows. They work, try to save some money, send some money back home, and avoid the authorities as much as possible for fear of deportation. Actually, many of these people without papers want to continue to fly under the radar, which is why the Census and other organizations have to encourage their participation because they just don’t want to draw attention to themselves. But according to Senator John McCain, this isn’t the case.
Today McCain said on The O’Reilly Factor that “the drivers of cars with illegals in it that are intentionally causing accidents on the freeway.”
There are a few things wrong with this statement. First, by definition ‘accidents‘ are unplanned and occur because of a lack of intention. So you really can’t intentionally cause an accident. Once intention factors into the scenario, it becomes an ‘on purpose’ and ceases to be an ‘accident’. Second, if one is ‘illegal’, especially in a state like Arizona where McCain is from and where they are quick to throw ‘illegals’ in jail, why would a driver intentionally cause an accident on the freeway? Does this make sense to anyone? I’m thinking that maybe McCain didn’t take his Geritol today or that his stint with Sarah Palin back in ’08 diminished his on-camera speaking abilities. But check it out for yourself, and tell us what you think:
And in other immigration related news, William Gheen, the head of anti-illegal immigration group Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, decided to ‘out’ Republican Senator Lindsey Graham in a rant about the Senator’s role in crafting the Senate immigration bill. The group is calling for Senator Graham to reveal his sexual orientation so that he isn’t ‘manipulated’ in making policy. I don’t care one way or the other if Senator Graham is gay, but this certainly makes for some interesting political theater (scroll to 6:16 to begin the video where he starts in with the gay comments, but if you have to stomach the whole thing, listen to Gheen’s own gaffe about ‘speaking American’):
I also find it odd that Gheen says that he doesn’t care about Graham’s private life but then pushes for the Senator to admit that he’s gay as if it is some trump card being used in the immigration debate. To me, this is gay baiting taken to a whole new level.