Tom Tancredo Pulls Tea Party Further Down In The Muck

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Obama, Partisan Hacks, Race, Republicans, tea party, Video

The Tea Party protests last spring could have been the start of something important in American politics had it not been for the vocal group of far right wingers who insisted on leveling all sorts of racially charged attacks at Obama and his supporters.

Well, this weekend they’re holding their convention in Nashville, Tennessee and former Congressman Tom Tancredo was a speaker.

And boy did he deliver the red meat.

And boy did the crowd eat it up.

Check it out…

Yes, that’s just the type of hearty, bombastic rhetoric that builds strong coalitions of independent and swing voters.

I also liked how he talked about voting tests in one breath and socialism in the next, thus proving that irony is indeed dead…and least in Nashville this weekend.

Well done Tom!

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7 Responses to “Tom Tancredo Pulls Tea Party Further Down In The Muck”

  1. Chris Says:
    This is too good lol.
    ‘The opening-night speaker, former Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., at first ever National Tea Party Convention ripped into President Obama, Sen. John McCain and “the cult of multiculturalism,” asserting that Obama was elected because “we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote in this country.’
    “This is our country,” he told the crowd. “Let’s take it back.”

    I wonder what nationality is Tancredo? Think his family immigrated here from somewhere? You know who this sounds like of course: racist nationalists (aka neo-nazis).

  2. gerryf Says:

    Both sets of his grandparents immigrated from Italy, so his parents were first generation U.S. born….but that’s OK, cuz’ Italians are good southern European stock and aren’t nearly as dark skinned as those gosh darn mexicans….

  3. Chris Says:

    Well it was my great-grandparent’s parents who immigrated here, so my family has been here longer. That makes me more important than him, and I’d like him to leave.

  4. Jim S Says:

    Would Tancredo pass those tests he speaks of? I tend to doubt it.

  5. Jim S Says:

    At least not the civics part, that is.

  6. Chris Says:

    This is also hilarious, Palin mocks obama for using a teleprompter but wrote down her speaking points on her hand like a 5th grader. She can’t remember 3-4 things to talk about?

  7. kranky kritter Says:

    I’d really like to be able to be more supportive of the Tea Party movement, because they sure aren’t wrong about a few important things.

    But when I see them associating with spewers like this and fawning over Sara Palin, it’s difficult for me to avoid forming an ugly sketch concerning what they’re primarily about.

    I see an awful lot of angry populist know-nothing-ism. In the run up to Obama’s 2008 election, I noticed a whole lot of ultra-conservative venom. And I spoke then about how conservatism ran the risk of taking a petulant path of marching into the desert and allowing only the true believers to come along. And IMO the Tea Party is chock full of folks who want to be part of that true believer parade of noble conservative savages.

    If the Tea “party” becomes a big support vehicle for Palin 2012, that sets the stage for putting a very firm upper bound on anything the Tea Partiers want to achieve. I think Palin is exactly the perfect opponent for Obama to get re-elected if the economy stays lousy. And she can fulfill that role either as the GOP nominee or the 3rd party spoiler.

    Palin continues to show herself to be small, petty, graceless, and without any attractive new political insights at all. She’s a 2nd-rate preacher to an admittedly adoring choir. And that’s it.

    Now, she might actually have a decent chance at winning if the last President hadn’t been George Bush. Palin’s big applause line was to rhetorically ask folks who voted for Obama “how’s all that hopey-changey stuff workin’ out for ya?”

    The countering question to ask conservatives is this:

    How do you see that goofy, folksy, incurious C-student candidate stuff working out? Better than last time?

    Honestly, I don’t think you need to like Obama or even be slightly liberal to weep for our nation’s future at the thought of a possible President Sara Palin. There must be at least 1 in 10 among currently silent conservatives who’d agree with that. Let’s all face it, she’s a twit.

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