Thursday, August 12, 2010

McCain gets personal; won't work with Democrats should he be re-elected

John McCain, a the 2008 presidential hopeful who lost to Barack Obama and a senator from Arizona, has announced publicly that he would not consider working with Democrats on issues such as immigration should he be re-elected in this year's mid-term elections.

As Think Progress reports, the senator has attached himself to various far-right policies in order to garner support from a number of influential Republican voter groups. His position on border security, according to the website, is just one example of such policies.

Today however, McCain has caused further controversy when he responded to a caller on an Arizona radio show - saying he would never work with Democrats on immigration reform.

CALLER: I would like to ask Sen. McCain if he will make a promise on the air now that if we reelect him, he will not reach across the aisle, especially with Lindsey Graham, for comprehensive immigration reform. Will you not do that for the time you’re in office.

MCCAIN: Yes ma’am. … I am promising that I will try to address the issue of immigration in a way that is best for the United States of America.

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