Video: McCain asked about Juan Hernandez at Florida campaign event

posted at 6:04 pm on January 27, 2008 by Bryan

The straight-talking senator was asked about his Hispanic Outreach Director, Dr. Juan Hernandez, at a campaign event in Florida Sunday. Here’s video of his reaction.

QUESTION: Senator McCain, I thank you so much for your service … as an Irish … my parents and my grandparents both came here to become immigrants … I so much want to vote for you, I have one concern … your straight talk … it is you have an outreach – Hispanic outreach person – on your staff, Juan Hernandez, and he has said that he understands why Social Security numbers are stolen … because we don’t allow the immigrants to get their own, so it’s ok for him that we steal other Americans’ Social Security numbers. He also has written a book called “The New American Pioneers” about comparing illegal immigrants, not legal immigrants, to become the “New Pioneers”… I wonder if you agree with his policy? If so, explain it to me and if not why is he on your staff?

SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN: He’s on my staff because he supports my policies and my proposals and my legislative proposal to secure the borders first. No one will receive social security benefits who is in this country illegally. I don’t know what his previous positions are or other positions are, he supports mine. I have nothing to do with his. He has volunteered to help me with outreach to our Hispanic citizenry as I outreach to every citizen in America. I’ve been very clear on my position on immigration; I’ve been very clear on my position on Social Security. Of course I am grateful that so many people came from Ireland to the United States of American and anybody else who come here legally and that’s the only system I will ever support. I have no idea but I will check in to the information you’ve given me. I promise you, I will secure our borders, I will not allow anyone to come here illegally, I will not allow anyone to receive Social Security or any other benefits because they have come here illegally and broken our laws.

Dr. Hernandez is on the record, on his own web site no less, favoring the free flow of people between the United States and Mexico. The following quote is set off in large red letters on Hernandez’s web site.

We must not only have a free flow of goods and services, but also start working for a free flow of people.

Hernandez is also on the record advocating a “Mexico first” policy for Mexican-Americans who have been living in the US for generations. The Soros-connected former Mexican cabinet officer is also on the record as seeing the US, Mexico and Canada as a bloc or region within which there shouldn’t be borders. Unless those policies sync with McCain’s, Hernandez does not agree with McCain’s policies. He might be on the senator’s staff for some other reason, but policy agreement isn’t it. Unless, of course, McCain agrees with Hernandez’s policies. And if that’s the case, the voters ought to know about it.

In the clip, Senator McCain says he doesn’t know much about Dr. Hernandez’s positions. This should get Senator McCain up to speed.

Update: Michelle received an email from the woman who confronted McCain.


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But I do think
the “South African-ization” of America is already occurring in that USA politicians are passing laws that encourage lawlessness and anarchy for the rest of us while they are receiving bribes from businesses in their upper end zip codes.

ColtsFan on January 28, 2008 at 1:48 AM

I want to be clear concerning my above comment on “South African-ization” of America.

In South Africa, the rich, business leaders, and politicians live behind 12 foot walled fortresses and gated communities. For the most part, they do not experience the effects of anarchy, lawlessness, and crime in their daily lives.

Unfortunately, the rest of South Africa does.

In South Africa, the rich, business leaders, and politicians send their kids to the “best schools”, “best hospitals,” etc.

Unfortunately, the rest of South Africa is different.

The parallel to the illegal immigration issue and the accompanying increase in anarchy and lawlessness is this:

In the USA, the rich, business leaders, and politicians live in different zip codes from the rest of us. They do not experience crowded schools, or hospitals financially shutting down due to the negative effects of illegal immigration.

Despite the fact that close to 85% of the general public opposed the recent Amnesty push, George W. and the RHINOS and the Democrats tried again to revive and push the Sham-nesty monster down our throats yet once again.

I am not a John Edwards fan at all. But John Edwards is right about “Two Americas”. The problem is Edwards defined it wrong. He should have defined it properly:

a) those who do not experience the negative effects of illegal immigration, lawlessness, and anarchy in their daily lives
b.) and the majority of Americans, the middle class and lower economic class of us who do indeed experience the negative effects of illegal immigration, lawlessness, and anarchy daily.

Illegal immigration, and the accompanying lawless, anarchy, as well as crime are producing “Two Americas.”

ColtsFan on January 28, 2008 at 2:10 AM

The problem is that there really aren’t two Americas. You can insulate yourself from some of the more prosaic consequences of unfettered immigration and leniency towards illegals by hiring a private physician or sending your children to private schools-if you have the requisite disposable income.

However, in the end it’s really irrelevant, because the deleterious consequences of this pandemic are ubiquitous. It doesn’t matter if you’re an independent filmmaker and actress, or a jeweler, or a former Hollywood director, the son of a famous comedian, or an insurance claims adjuster. If an an illegal murders you, or runs you over in his unregistered car, or mows you down while in the process of doing a driveby on someone you don’t know, you’re just as dead.

The same principle applies to the CBC. It doesn’t matter how eagerly Sheila Jackson-Lee or Barbara Lee embrace socialism. Once their districts reach a critical mass in terms of the Hispanic population they will turned out of office.

Gerard on January 28, 2008 at 3:42 AM

ColtsFan, you couldn’t be farther from the truth, about South Africa, if you tried! It isn’t just the wealthiest of whites who live like that, it everyone and anyone who is middle class on up and that includes blacks and coloreds ( those of Indian and mix race are called colored there ) as well.

Legal immigration is good; ILLEGAL immigration isn’t.

OTOH, you sound exactly like the KNOW NOTHINGS of times past, with your crazy hyperbole and error filled post. Facts matter; try to learn some.

And before you or anyone else decides to go after me, with your pitchforks, I detest McCain and his ridiculous open borders plan; so there.

1redcent on January 28, 2008 at 4:52 AM

McCain is wrong on the illegal immigration policy issue and it is correct to call him on it.

But by the same measures, Romney is wrong on the Islamist terrorist issue. What we would get from a Romney administration is more of the same sucking up to the Saudi regime and the billionaries in Dubai; more suggestions, just as we get from Pres Bush and Condi “Neville Chamberlain” Rice, that we should agree to set up another terrorist state and the Hamas and Fatah and Hezbollah and al Qaeda terrorists don’t even have to stop their murderous behaviors to get it.

And to be frank, McCain is not much, if any, better than Romney on this. But at least we know where McCain stands. Romney is Hillary in suit, a complete BS artist, except that his special interests are just slightly different than Hillary’s.

Romney has given too many of you the Koolaid and you are drinking it like it was White Lightning. Pretty soon you are going to wake up from your drunken stupor get the effects and you will ask? What the Hell Happened??

Romney cannot win a national race, so that will make us the proud consituents of Hillary or Obama. We are driving off the cliff with Romney and for some reason we are smiling while we do it.

georgealbert on January 28, 2008 at 7:07 AM

You don’t know what his previous positions are? Then you are incompetent sir.

Geronimo on January 28, 2008 at 7:14 AM

I will not allow anyone to receive Social Security or any other benefits because they have come here illegally and broken our laws.

What a lying weasel! Amnesty to illegals with or without “fines” is a benefit for those who came here illegally and have broken our laws. I hope the people of Florida and the Super Tuesday states “bitch slap” McTraitor into irrelevance.

highhopes on January 28, 2008 at 8:02 AM

Guys, you all miss the big picture, the monetary loss is insignicant, it is the dilution of our vote that will slowly kill us all.

rgranger on January 28, 2008 at 8:35 AM

Why is it that the MSM is pushing this guy down our throats? He is not a true Republican, he is a RINO with liberal tendencies.

Golfer_75093 on January 28, 2008 at 8:37 AM

I.JUST.DON’T.BELIEVE.HIM.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on January 28, 2008 at 9:07 AM

rgranger on January 28, 2008 at 8:35 AM

Are you suggesting, as McCain’s mom did, that we need to hold our nose and vote for a man who doesn’t represent our principles on the basis of “electability?”

If so, no sale. I’d rather we had a unified position but I don’t feel inclined to vote for a man who clearly thinks he can lie about things like his amnesty plan and we are too damned stupid to see through the lies. It is very telling the number of “rats” who say he’s the only one they are worried about in the general election, gets the endorsement of the NY Times, and still stands by his amnesty plan.

highhopes on January 28, 2008 at 9:35 AM

As an Arizonan and a Minuteman from Patriots’ Border Alliance , as well as a GOP precinct and state committeeman, I don’t understand why we are even ENTERTAINING the thought of McCain as a presidential candidate. He’s pandering to the Mexicans in an attempt to give illegal aliens the opportunity to vote — illegally. He’s encouraging them to keep coming across by telling them they’ll be given a pass on their illegal behavior.

I have to say, it’s a sad state of affairs if it got down to a choice between Clinton and McCain for President and it would create a dilemma for me.

How this guy can call himself an Arizonan, with the blight that illegals bring into this state, is just amazing to me. He’ll probably take the state in the GOP primary because “he’s OUR candidate” — at least that’s what his toadies keep shoving down our throats — but it’s absolutely SHAMEFUL that people vote for someone for reasons like that rather than because they’ve done some research, which in McCain’s case isn’t hard to do.

I’d wager that in our public schools in the Phoenix area the MAJORITY of students are either outright illegal or at the very least CHILDREN of illegals, which MAKES them illegal if you read the 14th Amendment as it was intended to be read. They treat our emergency rooms as their own doctors’ offices — the difference is that they don’t even have to pay a co-pay. Our deserts and mountains are covered with illegal alien trash which is destroying large areas of formerly pristine land here. Why does McCain want to reward this, and how does he reward this? By installing that smirking jackass Hernandez as an “advisor” to his campaign? Thanks one hell of a lot, “Maverick” John McCain! Would you just PLEASE go away?

Capt.Herp on January 28, 2008 at 9:45 AM

gets the endorsement of the NY Times,

The MSM wants McCaain so bad they can taste it! They know there is not a dimes worth of difference in McCain, Hillary, Obama or Edwards, so they figure a McCain is just as good.

kcd on January 28, 2008 at 9:45 AM

So apparently McCain would support having Mussolini on his staff, because they both have the common policy of making the trains run on time. Doesn’t matter what else his staff people advocate, just as long as they support McCain’s policies!

McCain is not conservative, he’s just a RINO. He has gloried in being a maverick, thumbing his nose at President Bush and supporting liberal big government policies for years. If he is the nominee the Republican party is done, over as far as I am concerned. I want as conservative a candidate as I can get, and McCain’s not it!

longbow on January 28, 2008 at 9:54 AM

Romney cannot win a national race, so that will make us the proud consituents of Hillary or Obama. We are driving off the cliff with Romney and for some reason we are smiling while we do it.

georgealbert on January 28, 2008 at 7:07 AM

Not true! According to Drudge, Rasmussen now has Romney leading nationally with a better chance at winning in a general.

davenp35 on January 28, 2008 at 10:04 AM

The MSM wants McCaain so bad they can taste it!

Not that they would ever vote for him. Basically, McCain is the liberal’s fallback position should the GOP win in November because, essentially, a Democrat would be in power no matter what. Yes, the MSM really thinks we are so stupid that we can’t see their true motives here.

The fact of the matter is that I cannot vote for three GOP candidates in good conscience and would sit out the general election before voting for any of them. John McCain is second on that list behind Ron Paul but the only viable candidate of the three- which makes him the most dangerous.
I will not “hold my nose” and vote for a candidate who has virtually the same ideas as Clinton and Obama.

highhopes on January 28, 2008 at 10:04 AM

Not true! According to Drudge, Rasmussen now has Romney leading nationally with a better chance at winning in a general.

davenp35 on January 28, 2008 at 10:04 AM

Good, good. Now let’s cross our fingers and hope for a Romney/Thompson ticket. I think Thompson would help Mitt in the south.

kcd on January 28, 2008 at 10:07 AM

Here’s a typical McCain supporter in Arizona:

Illegals just love the guy.

And an example of what “Maverick” John McCain wants to reward with amnesty.

Just click on the links, and then make damn sure you really want this guy for president before you cast your vote.

Capt.Herp on January 28, 2008 at 10:15 AM

I

will not “hold my nose” and vote for a candidate who has virtually the same ideas as Clinton and Obama.

ditto!

kcd on January 28, 2008 at 10:20 AM

ColtsFan, you couldn’t be farther from the truth, about South Africa, if you tried!
1redcent on January 28, 2008 at 4:52 AM

Okay.

Legal immigration is good; ILLEGAL immigration isn’t.

OTOH, you sound exactly like the KNOW NOTHINGS of times past, with your crazy hyperbole and error filled post. Facts matter; try to learn some.
1redcent on January 28, 2008 at 4:52 AM

Relax.

I was relying on the testimony of several of my friends who were born and raised in South Africa.

We both agree on the main point:

“Legal immigration is good; ILLEGAL immigration isn’t.”

ColtsFan on January 28, 2008 at 10:26 AM

McCain has been endorsed by NYT. Endorsed by Arizona Republic.Endorsed by MSM. If the DEMS can’t get their candidate in,guess who their next choice will be.

pueblo1032 on January 28, 2008 at 10:43 AM

“The Soros-connected former Mexican cabinet officer is also on the record as seeing the US, Mexico and Canada as a bloc or region within which there shouldn’t be borders”.

But, but, my friend, there is no North American union…yet!
I know of a lot of people who believe in it and a are working hard to create it, including el Presidente Jorge Booosh. You can read about it in Jerome Corsi’s NY Times best seller: The Late great USA…then you will have some facts to go with Juan’s ‘silly’ comments.
McAmnesty is goin’ down in flames.
A big THANK YOU to the woman who asked that question!

Christine on January 28, 2008 at 11:24 AM

McCain is wrong on the illegal immigration policy issue and it is correct to call him on it.

But by the same measures, Romney is wrong on the Islamist terrorist issue. What we would get from a Romney administration is more of the same sucking up to the Saudi regime and the billionaries in Dubai;…

Romney has given too many of you the Koolaid and you are drinking it like it was White Lightning….
georgealbert on January 28, 2008 at 7:07 AM

Try Romney’s official campaign site

CHALLENGE: Jihadism – violent, radical, fundamental Islam – is this century’s nightmare. It follows the same dark path as last century’s nightmares: fascism and Soviet communism. Many still fail to comprehend the extent of the threat posed by radical Islam, specifically by those extremists who promote violent Jihad against the United States and the universal values Americans espouse. Yet the Jihad has been with us for some time.

Radical Islam has one goal: to replace all modern Islamic states with a worldwide caliphate while destroying the United States and converting all nonbelievers, forcibly if necessary, to a fundamentalist form of Islam. – Romney campaign site under ‘issues’

Understand George Romney is a religious, not secular businessman who has a record of not breaking campaign promises. His pro-life stand as governor was a campaign promise and he kept it.

In the site’s list of issues ‘Radical Jihad’ is the title, not ‘Terrorism’

Under ‘American Culture and Values’ to stop the erosion of America’s basic freedoms, Romney wants to repeal McCain Feingold but increase transparency and disclosure, promises to protect the individual right to bear arms and opposes the taking of private property for private development

It takes a conservative to call this an important part of American culture and values. A liberal would call it a disease, and a RINO like McCain would call it impeding progress

The biggest confiscation of private property for private development is the importation of illegals for cheap labor and the imposition of the burden of maintaining these illegals on the taxpayer while the plantation owners garner the profits

Romney has a better record than McCain for keeping promises. McCain said he had gotten the message on immigration, but his Outreach coordinator proves the message was from Mexico, not from Americans

entagor on January 28, 2008 at 11:39 AM

The biggest confiscation of private property for private development is the importation of illegals for cheap labor and the imposition of the burden of maintaining these illegals on the taxpayer while the plantation owners garner the profits entagor

(kinda like the Record Industry!!!)
so…basically…the ‘workers’
you know…the ones who REALLY keep America running
are FKeD. Rotate yer food supplies, keep yer ammo dry…
.
This just in:
La Raza hates the Blacks
La AfricanNativists hate ‘the Man’
La Raza really HATES the Gringos
La Jihadis hate the Infidels & the Jews
La AryanRace hates indescriminantly
so does La Radical-Islamistist-PUTZ
& the rest of us poor schmucks
simply want to pay our bills
& smoke a ciggie in PEACE!
cause some of us “don’t hate nothin’@ all except hatred.” B.Dylan
GO AMERICA!!!
cause when the final-spin-rinse comes
ONLY 100% home-grown SURVIVES the Bleach…
200 years of FREEDOM counts for something!

lobosan5 on January 28, 2008 at 12:49 PM

What a lying ass McCain is. He wants amnesty and everyone knows it. It is a show stopper with me.

saiga on January 28, 2008 at 1:42 PM

John McCain makes a funny sound when he talks. Does anyone else notice it. It sounds kind of like this…f l i p f l o p, f l i p f l o p…

kcd on January 28, 2008 at 2:00 PM

Well, this ought to put a burr under McLiars mom’s rump. You know, the lady that hates Mormons.

csdeven on January 28, 2008 at 5:03 PM

I will not allow anyone to receive Social Security or any other benefits because they have come here illegally and broken our laws.

Oh dear God, if he’s unaware of what’s going on in Maricopa County, which is a huge part of whom he allegedly represents, of all the benefits that are illegally going to illegal aliens and draining the county and the state – and have been for a long time – he isn’t qualified to be dog catcher much less president. HELLO! SENATOR! They ARE receiving social security and food stamps and free health care and section 8 housing and all kinds of entitlements IN YOUR OWN HOME STATE!! Take a good look at the total debt your state is in!!

sloopy on January 28, 2008 at 6:46 PM

If you went away for a two week vacation and came back and there was a family living in your house, broke the lock and just walked in, would you tell them to leave? If they said, look there were some dirty dishes so we washed them, the least you could do is go buy some groceries. Would you? If they told you there were more of them than of you so get the hell out, would you? Because that is exactly what is happening here. You people who don’t live right in the heart of this mess make me mad as all hell! Your apathy is sticking the rest of the country with a financial and criminal burden that is changing the face of our country into a third world overnight and you JACKASSES are still singing Kumbaya. I guess with some people, it just has to come to blood in the streets before they realize there is a problem.

Bikerken on January 28, 2008 at 12:57 AM

Bikerken,

You are right, it’s not my job or my house that these people are after. But at the end of the day, we need a plan and a long term direction. If your plan is to build a fence and our project to treat Mexico like it’s west bank and we are Israel, then I think it’s a crappy long term direction. These people are not going to disappear anytime soon. Unrest or crisis in Mexico will affect us. So yeah, it’s already a disaster, but a ‘fence only solution’ won’t make it better, IMHO, it will only make it worse.

mycowardice on January 29, 2008 at 10:03 AM

ColtsFan, your friends are telling you tall tales! Please don’t rely on second hand info and then post it here, as fact. And FYI…….even those walls topped with broken glass and electrfied wire don’t always keep out the intruders.

McCain can’t be allowed to win the GOP nomination!

1redcent on January 29, 2008 at 4:16 PM

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