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Immigration Again Focus of McCain -- in Spanish

By Ed O'Keefe
John McCain continues to pound Obama in Hispanic media, launching a new radio ad in Nevada that says McCain is a friend of Hispanics who "stood up" and "spoke out" during last year's debate on comprehensive immigration reform while Barack Obama did little. The new Spanish-language radio commercial is paid for by the Republican National Committee and is somewhat less aggressive than a television commercial released Friday arguing that that Obama and Senate Democrats derailed last year's attempts to reform the nation's immigration laws.

In fact, Obama voted for the final reform law, whose passage was scuttled by a rebellion among the ranks of Republican senators.

"While the bill didn't pass, only McCain demonstrated a real commitment to reforming immigration in a way that honored our laws as well as our immigrants and traditions," the ad's announcer says. "And Barack Obama? Obama did not stand up. Obama did not speak out. And when the time came for him to do the right thing, he did not. Obama supported measures designed to insert a deadly 'poison pill' to kill the immigration legislation."

The Obama campaign, in turn, continues to press its argument that McCain is lying in his political advertisements. "Yet again, John McCain has offered another ad full of the same lies and distortions that have already been proven false," Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said in a response released by the Obama campaign. "The same way he walked away from his own immigration bill, he's now walking away from any shred of truthfulness in his campaign."

A television commercial McCain released last week has also been criticized by immigrants' rights and Latino rights groups.

"Those of us who fought very hard for this reform are insulted for Sen. McCain saying that it's Democrats who brought the bill down," said America's Voice executive director Frank Sharry, said during a conference call with reporters on Monday in response to the TV ad.

Posted at 5:13 PM ET on Sep 16, 2008  | Category:  Barack Obama
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Rex:

The only racist xenophobes groups here are those of FAIR and NumbersUSA. The founders of these groups have openly and in public expressed their racist sentiment towards hispanics. This is the same BS that you and people like you eat gladly.

Check out this link for information about the real racism and the KKK still alive in the good ol' USA:

SEE THE TRUTH:

http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2008/07/16/american-legion-immigration-report-replete-with-falsehoods/

"Evil is the absence of God"
-Einstein

Note to REX: If I did not respond to your comments last time, it is because I HAVE A LIFE!!! hahaha, not like you !! racist social reject!!!

Posted by: TCP\IP | September 17, 2008 10:01 PM

> How many people don't remember this immigration bill?

Not me. I remember him being for it before he was against it. But that's because he's my Senator who I've voted for for the past decade.

I say "past" because I don't plan to vote for the lying bastard ever again. He changed what he "believes" on every single issue, just so he could get elected. You can't trust a damn thing he says.

Little did we know that he was building a reputation as a "straight talker" just so he could flush it down the toilet with a campaign of lies the second it became politically expedient to do so. I knew that the 2000 election really did a number on him, but I didn't realize that, because he couldn't beat Bush, he was going to become Bush.

Posted by: Joe | September 17, 2008 12:49 AM

This would be why McCain is now denouncing his own immigration bill, right? I can't even keep track of his positions, because they seem to change every day or two.

Posted by: Joe | September 17, 2008 12:43 AM

Hmmm...so, when groups like NCLR and MALDEF argue FOR amnesty, they are just looking out for the best interests of the USA...but when groups like FAIR and NumbersUSA argue AGAINST amnesty, they are just being racist xenophobic hate mongers? Funny how that street only goes one way. My side has the overwhelming advantage of logical arguments and facts, and - having nothing similar to counter this - the other side can rely only on race baiting.

Helen, eres una idiota estupida.

Posted by: Rex | September 17, 2008 12:34 AM

America is a Mestizo nation.

Let me remind you that "We Did Not Cross The Border The Border Crossed Us"!

Get over it! Think about this, what would our Country be like without the American Southwest? Would it be like France maybe Yugoslavia who knows?

I am very happy that our Country is geographically what it is today. Latinos have contributed so much to this wonderful nation including land, blood, language, culture etc. Blame your ancestors for your "heartaches" before you blame us. They are the ones that illegally immigrated to Texas, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon etc. If this “had not happened” you would still be east of the Mississippi and no "heartaches".

Love,

American Mexican
Vietnam Vet

Posted by: MexAfornian | September 17, 2008 12:08 AM

McCain y Palin son mentirosos. Ellos no van ayudar nadie. Todos deberian votar por Obama.

Vamos Obama y Biden

Ya basta McSame y Palyin

Si se puede

Posted by: I speak spanish too | September 16, 2008 11:22 PM

For once, BHO is not lying! He is indeed even more of a useful idiot for the Mexican government than McCain:

http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/007821.html

http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/007808.html

Posted by: 24AheadDotCom | September 16, 2008 10:32 PM

Manolete, if you actually knew Spanish, you wouldn't write like a racist first-grader. AsperGirl, youre doing a fine job trolling.

And Scott, don't you know better than to cut and paste on every item in the Post? Rex, you sound like the KKK.

You go, Latina!

McCain has abandoned all tenets of honor. He should be ashamed to show his face in the Latino community.

Su posicion es mentiras, y nada mas.

Manolete, you may have to look up a word or two there.

Posted by: Helen | September 16, 2008 9:12 PM

Obama's Double-Dealing Diplomacy
1 hour, 52 minutes ago (9-16-08)
Investor's Business Daily


Election '08: Barack Obama premised his campaign on calling for a speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. But now he's been quietly telling Iraq "not so fast." It's part of a deceptive pattern.


Election: Barack Obama, who premised his campaign on calling for a speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, has now been quietly telling Iraq "not so fast." It's part of a deceptive pattern.Iraq's Foreign Minister Moshyar Zebari told the New York Post's Amir Taheri that Obama made delaying the troops' return a key theme of his talks with Iraqi leaders during his campaign stop in Baghdad last July.

"He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the U.S. elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington," Zebari told Teheri, on the record.

Funny, that's not what Obama told voters. He has made an immediate pullout the cornerstone of his campaign. Taheri's report signals the Democratic standard-bearer would manipulate the war's end for political advantage and is willing to deceive voters to do it.

This in itself is reprehensible. But his secret calls also leave U.S. troops unnecessarily in harm's way. It's the kind of foreign policy meddling that serves Obama's interests over the national interest.

"Obama has given Iraqis the impression that he doesn't want Iraq to appear anything like a success, let alone a victory, for America," Taheri reported. "To be credible, his foreign-policy philosophy requires Iraq to be seen as a failure, a disaster, a quagmire, a pig with lipstick or any of the other apocalyptic adjectives used by the American defeat industry in the past five years."

Can Obama be trusted? We ask because he's shown a pattern of secretive double-dealing with voters, not just in his talking about small town voters one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco, as Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin pointed out, but particularly in foreign affairs.

It dates back to at least February, when Obama's economic adviser, Austan Goolsbee, secretly told the Canadian embassy that Obama's demagoguery against NAFTA in the primaries was just a Styrofoam-pillar bid to win the Ohio vote.

Obama's pattern of deception continued. In March, Colombian troops raided a FARC terrorist camp in Ecuador and recovered a terrorist computer belonging to a top FARC warlord, Raul Reyes.

Computer e-mails revealed that someone who knew Obama's positions had secretly met with the terrorists and assured them Obama would cut U.S. military aid under Plan Colombia and veto its free trade pact. Both are major goals of the Marxist terrorists aligned with America's enemies.

Subsequent events confirmed this. Obama did come out in favor of shutting Colombia out of free trade. More disturbingly, Obama adviser Daniel Restrepo last week told Colombia's Radio Caracol that Obama planned to convert the military aid Colombia needs to crush terrorists into social aid programs that don't.

That's not the end of it. Now Obama is double-dealing with Iraqi officials to leave American troops in harm's way and prolong the appearance of war long enough to call it a failure and win votes.

The astonishing thing about Obama's deals is they're the very thing Democrats accused Republicans of without a shred of proof.

They accused Richard Nixon of making a secret deal with the North Vietnamese to prolong the Vietnam war enough to presumably win election in 1968.

Years later, in 1980, they accused Ronald Reagan of making a secret deal with Iranian terrorists holding U.S. diplomats hostage to win election over incumbent Jimmy Carter.

Neither of these claims, often repeated by leftist historians, has ever been proven. But the statement of Iraq's foreign minister, speaking to a leading writer on foreign policy, is considerably stronger as evidence. It signals that Obama places politics over the national interest to the extent that he would work against his own public positions to gull voters into electing him.

It's the absolute opposite of John McCain's courageous position supporting the surge in Iraq, even as politicos were warning him he'd lose the election for it. "I'd rather lose an election than lose a war," McCain said.

With Obama's promises to sit down with dictators in Venezuela, Cuba, Syria and Iran, voters have a right to ask if he's made any deals at odds with his public condemnations of them, too. Before he starts acting like president, he needs to come clean to voters and reveal his true positions. Whatever they are, voters have a right to know.


Posted by: Scott | September 16, 2008 8:50 PM

Muy Bien!
Nosotros entendemos que Baraca es caca!

Juanito McCain es el amigo de la raza y el mulato Baraca solo tiene el intereste de los de su propia raza, que odian a los hispanoamericanos.

Hispanos para Juan McCain y Sara la tiburona!

Posted by: Manolete | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM

He can lie in Spanish, too!

Posted by: tom | September 16, 2008 8:40 PM

Ah, Latina, como todos los otros hispanicos. "Cuando recibiremos nuestra amnistia??" No concern for border security, workplace employment enforcement, or anything else that has to do with following the law. She only cares about what is good for her Hispanic hermanos y hermanas.

No border or employment laws will ever be 100% effective, so giving illegals amnesty AGAIN just sends a signal to everyone around the world to come to America whenever they want. If you get caught and deported, no worries - keep trying to sneak back in because eventually you'll make it. After the number of illegals climbs back up to 10 or 20 million, they'll just grant everyone amnesty and reset the counter back to zero.

Los vientos han cambiados, y los ciudadanos americanos van a ganar.

Posted by: Rex | September 16, 2008 7:52 PM

Leo, it may be hard for you to believe in Obama because Republicans are very adept at playing off one part of the screwed class against another part of the screwed class. I believe it's called "divide and conquer."

In my personal experience, racial prejudice - be it against blacks, or hispanics - is pretty much absent among the rich, rare among the upper middle class, and prevalent and powerful among the lower middle class and the poor.

To some extent this is because rich and the upper middle class whites have never actually met blacks and hispanics outside of the rare success who's joined their Episcopal or Presbyterian church.

This is true: Obama did best against Clinton in states where typical white democrats had little to no contact with poor urban blacks.

Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: Miss Hogynist | September 16, 2008 7:09 PM

Senator McCain showed his ugly, bigoted and racist attitude last year. Referring to Gov. Romney, this is how McCain spoke about immigrants: "Maybe he can get out his small varmint gun and drive those Guatemalans off his yard."

No one should trust any politician who talks like that about other human beings.

Posted by: Shikarpuri | September 16, 2008 7:04 PM

Hispanics for McCain!
I absolutely agree with AsperGirl
The RNC was so angry to McCain for sponsoring such bill and reaching Democrats to pass it. He was so passionate about it and worked so hard to make it happen, but it didn't.
It was very moving when he said: " So let's from time to time remember that these are God's children..."
On the other hand, Hillary wanted to pass a very similar bill and during the debate between Obama and Hillary, Obama would just repeat what Hillary said about illegal immigration and how to solve such problem. Obama did not sound sincere and enthusiastic about it. Therefore it is hard for me to believe in Obama.

Posted by: LEO | September 16, 2008 7:02 PM

Wow. There goes Mark Krikorian's vote. And a good part of the "Reagan Democrats" - might they be called Hilary rednecks? - with him. Cue McLaughlin's voice saying "Bye-Bye, West Virginia!"

I don't picture them voting Obama, but I don't picture them pulling the lever for a guy who advertises that he stood up for illegal immigrants.

Posted by: Miss Hogynist | September 16, 2008 6:41 PM

El Senador McCain y su falso plan de ayuda para los hispanos, NO TIENE ni la intencion de ayudar a los hispanos a conseguir estatus legal. NADA. La gran "reforma" solo incluye planes para perseguir a los latinos, construir la muralla el la frontera, y NADA mas. Eso es pro latino? El plan de Obama SI incluye un plan para conseguir estatus legal. No hay donde perderse. Un latino que no apoye a Obama esta en la luna. El senador McCain es una maquina de mentiras.

Posted by: Latina | September 16, 2008 6:38 PM

Republicans say, "Obama and Senate Democrats derailed last year's attempts to reform the nation's immigration laws."

When, "In fact, Obama voted for the final reform law, whose passage was scuttled by a rebellion among the ranks of Republican senators."

More distortions and exaggerations by the Republicans. More of the same..

So America? How's No Government, No Taxes, No Regulation, and a Trillion dollar war for the benefit of Bush/Cheney and friends working for you?

Bush/McCain. No More Years!!

Posted by: thebob.bob | September 16, 2008 6:38 PM

El Senador McCain y su falso plan de ayuda para los hispanos, NO TIENE ni la intencion de ayudar a los hispanos a conseguir estatus legal. NADA. La gran "reforma" solo incluye planes para perseguir a los latinos, construir la muralla el la frontera, y NADA mas. Eso es pro latino? El plan de Obama SI incluye un plan para conseguir estatus legal. No hay donde perderse. Un latino que no apoye a Obama esta en la luna. El senador McCain es una maquina de mentiras.

Posted by: Latina | September 16, 2008 6:38 PM

El Senador McCain y su falso plan de ayuda para los hispanos, NO TIENE ni la intencion de ayudar a los hispanos a conseguir estatus legal. NADA. La gran "reforma" solo incluye planes para perseguir a los latinos, construir la muralla el la frontera, y NADA mas. Eso es pro latino? El plan de Obama SI incluye un plan para conseguir estatus legal. No hay donde perderse. Un latino que no apoye a Obama esta en la luna. El senador McCain es una maquina de mentiras.

Posted by: Latina | September 16, 2008 6:38 PM

I bet AsperGirl is voting for Palin because she seems nice.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 5:57 PM

McCain is no friend to Hispanics. His plan includes only provisions to chase down immigrants and build a wall. There no plan to help people attain legal standing. There are many who entered the country legally, who need a way to stay. Contrary to popular belief immigrants do pay taxes, but they receive no benefits. Every immigrant is not the same and a plan that doesn't include even the hope of obtaining legal standing doesn't work. That's why Sen. Obama didn't support it and either do I.

ONLY Sen. Obama's plan includes BOTH border security and a path to citizenship for those that have earned it. Bush spoke a lot of spanish when he was campaigning and look where that got latinos! Lots of raids. Hate crimes. ZERO help.

McSame. ALWAYS lies, lies, and more lies.

Posted by: Andrea | September 16, 2008 5:54 PM

This is the same bill that candidate McCain said he would not vote for. That's why folks are upset with him tagging Obama as an impediment. Another example of The Maverick vs The Candidate. Anything to win.

Posted by: DemoDevil | September 16, 2008 5:50 PM

AsperGirl,

First in line with the Republican lies of the day!!! We love her!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 5:48 PM

The account of what happened with the immigration reform bill McCain pushed -- and put his candidacy on the line with -- as presented in the McCain ad is accurate and true.

The RNC has no need to lie in this matter. McCain went way out on a limb with that legislation and is entitled to run on it. And the "poison pill" provisions did have a big role in it getting killed.

McCain deserves this ad. His work on that bill almost cost him his candidacy.

How many people don't remember this immigration bill? The more Obama cries "liar" when it's obviously a false accusation, the more he sounds like a shrill, irrational candidate.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 16, 2008 5:25 PM

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