The Dirty Dozen: Tom Tancredo’s Top 12 Moments Of Nativism, Racism And Fear-Mongering (VIDEO) | TPMDC
You don’t really realize how deep the crazy runs until you see it all piled up like this, Tancredo is a batshit bigot loon. The only thing the article fails to mention is that the Constitution party has a strong dominionist / fundamentalist streak running through it.
Tancredo will run under the banner of the Constitution Party, a religiously conservative, right-wing group that has had little electoral success to boast of since its founding in 1992. But Tancredo’s career hasn’t really been about religion. Instead, his focus has been on immigration and border issues. And by focus, we mean extremist obsession.
Tancredo’s presence on the ballot in the general election could siphon votes away from the eventual Republican gubernatorial nominee in Colorado. But it’s also likely to draw more attention to his personal brand of acute immigrant-phobia and border hysteria — a scary political philosophy that will now be given the platform of a gubernatorial campaign.
TPM went back and dredged up some of Tancredo’s most noxious statements.