"Senator Roy McDonald. “You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn’t black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing,” McDonald, 64, told reporters. “You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, fuck it, I don’t care what you think. I’m trying to do the right thing. “I’m tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I’m trying to do the right thing, and that’s where I’m going with this.”
CNN - "There is substantial evidence that some of these fires have been caused by people who have crossed our border illegally," McCain, R-Arizona, said Saturday at a press conference. "The answer to that part of the problem is to get a secure border."
The Arizona senator, however, did not say what the evidence is, prompting a swift rebuke from Latino civil rights advocates.
One incredible quote from a republican, followed directly by another incredible quote from a republican. These two quotes pretty accurately sum up all that I find wrong with politics.
One the one hand you have a relative no-body, at least to the common person, saying exactly what every American should want their representatives to say. This guy’s tired of the everyday propaganda, mainstream media preening government bullshit. Fuck the loud fringe minorities on each side, screw pandering to their party’s media base, let’s just get some god damn work done….Now let’s go get a god damn snack.
Only the last part of that could be construed as a joke. The rest is pretty spot on to the heart of what he’s saying here. This guy was elected to do a job, and now he’d like to do it. Amen. The country needs more people like you.
On the other hand you’ve got John McCain, a well known Republican beloved by the media. Sticks to party lines, trumps up mainstream issues , tosses flaming bouquets at the other side of the aisle, has his wife puree him some food so he can eat through a straw, changes his diaper and goes to bed at 6pm. Pretty much sums up his work day. And this guy is one of the more successful and well known pols in his party. Blaming wildfires, which come around seasonally by the way, on illegal immigrants.
I’m all in favor of figuring out this illegal immigrant problem, in favor of punishing those who skirt the law and rewarding those who went about things the proper way. But blaming wildfires on immigration is just dicked up. It’s not helping the issue, it’s not doing anything to contain the fires, it’s no doing anything constructive to solve the issue of immigration…it’s just one more quote for his file so that when the small but loud and rich republican far right question his conservativeness he can throw one extra news clipping at them.