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May 23, 2008

Maverick: You Know What Needs To Be A Top Priority? Comprehensive Immigration Reform!

The walk back towards comprehensive reform and away from enforcement started a few weeks ago and now itís out for everyone to see.

With the nomination securely in hand, the straight talk is back (sorry, NY Times Link)

Senator Kennedy and I tried very hard to get immigration reform, a comprehensive plan, through the Congress of the United States,Ē he said. ďIt is a federal responsibility and because of our failure as a federal obligation, weíre seeing all these various conflicts and problems throughout our nation as different towns, cities, counties, whatever they are, implement different policies and different programs which makes things even worse and even more confusing.Ē

He added: ďI believe we have to secure our borders, and I think most Americans agree with that, because itís a matter of national security. But we must enact comprehensive immigration reform. We must make it a top agenda item if we donít do it before, and we probably wonít, a little straight talk, as of January 2009.

We're going to secure the border by January 2009? Yeah. Let's be honest, we'll get promises to secure the border at some point but we'll get instant, right now amnesty/path to citizenship whatever you want to call it.

I canít say I am surprised. Was anyone really buying that whole, Ďlesson learned, enforcement firstí happy talk during the primaries? He was barely able to keep the pretense up as it was.

Personally, I am glad Maverick is back and telling us what he really believes and wants. It makes it easier to not vote for him and ultimately itís better for him. No one was buying his conversion and he looked silly trying to sell it. Better we are all honest about what our choices are this November. In reality though, I am sure most people have factored McCain's true stance on immigration into their voting decision for awhile now.

Me? Unless someone promises to name John Bolton and the Stache of Death to a cabinet post, I am sticking with my gal Hillary even if she isn't on the ballot and doing it without any guilt.

h/t memomachine

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