The Washington Post blog also weighed in with a scathing piece that argued, "Obama supported the bipartisan John McCain-Edward Kennedy efforts to enact such reforms and voted for their final proposal last year."Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said in a statement released by the Obama campaign Friday.
"The man who said he would vote against his own immigration bill during the Republican presidential debates, who was unwilling to stand up to his own party when they approved an anti-immigrant platform, cannot attack Democrats on immigration in Spanish, while pandering to the extreme right Tancredo wing of the Republican Party in English
McCain seems to forget that it was Republicans and the psycho right wing blogs and talk shows that killed the immigration bill, not Obama. McCain tries to say that he stands up to his party, but in a huge bill that he supported with Ted Kennedy, he backed down and caved. No Maverick here, folks
This week, John McCain's campaign launched a TV ad in Spanish which blamed Barack Obama and the Democrats for the death of comprehensive immigration reform. Is it true?
Not at all. The ad covers up the fact that it was Republicans who voted down immigration reform, giving into a fired-up, anti-immigrant base. In fact, just this month, John McCain's own Republican Party unveiled an anti-reform platform on immigration. It went from bad to worse.