Saturday, August 4, 2007

Getting Rid of the Tancredo Torpedo

One of the most embarrassing things about living in Colorado is noting that the residents of the suburban Denver regions representing Tom Tancredo have not risen up in anger to throw the racist dog out of office. Truth is, there are enough racist dogs of both major political parties who agree with his immigration positions, without realizing what an extremist view he holds in realms outside immigration.

The State Department made an unusual demand for presidential candidates to avoid talking about foreign-policy hypotheticals, after Tancredo talked of bombing Muslim holy sites. Admittedly, State also was upset with Barack Obama for two reasons - his willingness to override Pakistan's borders in chasing al-Qaeda, and his willingness to go on the record about the non-use of nuclear weapons in pursuing terrorists. (Unlike Clinton, Edwards, and most other candidates, I agree wholeheartedly with Obama's decision to take nuclear weapons off the agenda from the get-go, and think other candidates should remove the ambiguities.) But what really raised State's ire was Tancredo.

This is the acid test for Coloradans in his district. It's time to speak out loud and clear against this Neanderthal racist turkey. Failure to do so means you acquiesce in all his statements, including his latest claptrap about bombing Mecca, Medina, and Qom.

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