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Immigration Insanity: John McCain’s thoughts on illegal immigrants ‘intentionally causing accidents’ and more!

April 20th, 2010 · 12 Comments

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.

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 stephen // Apr 20, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    sick

  • 2 Anna // Apr 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/BoycottArizona2010/

    In 2010, the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s 3rd highest Contributor was the Arizona Diamondbacks ($121,600) as well as the 20th highest contribution to Senator John McCain who openly supports the state measure ($9,400).

  • 3 BettyM // Apr 22, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    The “new level” is so very low….

  • 4 Anna // Apr 22, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    In Arizona they arrested an American of Mexican descent and held him in a federal detention center until his wife provided them with a birth certificate:

    http://www.azfamily.com/video/featured-videos/Man-says-he-was-racially-targeted-forced-to-provide-birth-certificate-91769419.html

  • 5 IE // Apr 23, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Wow!

    Both of these Youtube pieces truly show how dumb politicians really are. McCain needs to retire and enjoy his wife’s cash. Gheen on the other hand, is just a plain “MORON”.

  • 6 Hector // Apr 23, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Coming from a state that don’t celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday, doesn’t surprise me with their new laws.

  • 7 itstoobig // Apr 23, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Please post everywhere!

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4546418829_23a1c12942_m.jpg

  • 8 Julie // Apr 25, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Please post everywhere!

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4546418829_23a1c12942_m.jpg

  • 9 Larry // Apr 25, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/BoycottArizona2010/

    In 2010, the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s 3rd highest Contributor was the Arizona Diamondbacks ($121,600) as well as the 20th highest contribution to Senator John McCain who openly supports the state measure ($9,400).

  • 10 Georgia Hedrick // Apr 26, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Once I thought we USA people were totally creepy in the way we treated the Native American population throughout history; now I KNOW WE ARE CREEPY just to make such a law!

    The unbelieveable ignorance of a Legislature to allow this, and the total stupidity of a Senator, U.S. Senator at that, to make such statements, boils my blood!

    And I am 70 years old. I do not need to see how far we as a country have sunk. But, we have.

    The rich just keep on getting richer; the poor keep on getting poorer–and revolution ought to happen.

    The only problem is: the stupid people will most likely start the revolution…such as the teabaggers…
    would someone please dunk them ????

  • 11 John McCain Sinks Even Lower: Now Blames AZ Wildfires on Mexicans // Jun 19, 2011 at 10:48 am

    [...] A year ago Senator John McCain was saying that undocumented immigrants were “intentionally causing accidents” on the freeways. Well, he’s up to making crazy assertions again without any evidence to back his claims. Now he’s telling us that undocumented people are causing the wildfires in Arizona: [...]

  • 12 John McCain Sinks Even Lower: Now Blames AZ Wildfires on Undocumented Border Crossers // Jun 19, 2011 at 10:52 am

    [...] A year ago Senator John McCain was saying that undocumented immigrants were “intentionally causing accidents” on the freeways. Well, he’s up to making crazy assertions again without any evidence to back his claims. Now he’s telling us that undocumented people are causing the wildfires in Arizona: [...]

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