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There's some really crazy happening in the Republican primaries everywhere this season, but when you toss in some Tom Tancredo, the crazy just
can't be topped:

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He rattles off all of the challenges the nation has faced, the Civil War, the cold war, the threat of nuclear annihilation, the 9/11 attacks, and then concludes, at about the 1:40 mark:

But I firmly believe this, it's not just you know a dramatic statement that a person would make just to get press or something, to get ink, but I believe this with all of my heart--that the greatest threat to the United States today, the greatest threat to our liberty, the greatest threat to the Constitution of the United States, the greatest threat to our way of life, everything we believe in, the greatest threat to the country that was put together by the founding fathers, is the guy that's in the White House today.

And the (small) crowd goes wild.

The greatest threat to America's future is precisely what Tom Tancredo and his ilk are trying to achieve--a frothed up, dangerous, extremist  Right. Coming from someone who took the oath of office, it's bordering on treason. And it's the new Republican way, if you can judge by Rand Paul, Sharron Angle, or Ken Buck.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:22 PM PDT.

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  •  Barack Obama a greater threat (25+ / 0-)

    than the Civil War?

    When Obama kills 600,000 men out of a population of about 40,000,000 - in proportion, he'd need to kill about 4,500,000 people - let me know, Tom.

    Until then, please go find some fecal matter to suck on. It will improve the quality of your speeches.

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:24:09 PM PDT

  •  Tom Tancredo... (12+ / 0-)

    Why do you hate America?

    Oh, because you're a batshit insane lunatic without a life.

    Okay, now I understand.

    Seriously, these people are dangerous.  It is just a matter of time before there is a Oklahoma City like catastrophe caused by the words and the insanity assholes like Tancredo use and drum up.

    ======

    "Sick Around the World"

    http://pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundtheworld/

    Watch it, send it along to all you know.

    by oxfdblue on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:24:22 PM PDT

  •  Needs another joint TV appearance with Kos n/t (9+ / 0-)

    "...calling for a 5" deck gun is not parody. Not by a long shot." (gnaborretni)

    by annieli on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:25:21 PM PDT

  •  Why are all the loudest, nuttiest (13+ / 0-)

    Italian-Americans on the political scene the ones who are constantly in the news?

    I'm Italian, and this guy is a disgrazia.

    As my father's father used to say in his broken English, "I'd like to knock him in his head."

    •  My Nana used to say (7+ / 0-)

      "I'd like to slap his face."  That used to scare me - and I'm fearless!

      "Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really." -- Agnes Sligh Turnball

      by EyeStreetMom on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:33:55 PM PDT

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      •  That's my aunt Renata's phrase: (5+ / 0-)

        "You want your face slapped?"

        Ah, the bluntness of the urban Italian. SCARY!

        •  Irish mama: (4+ / 0-)
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          Wildthumb, Matt Z, Munchkn, EyeStreetMom

          "I'm gonna slap you ball-headed." Whew!

          www.yesweSTILLcan.org

          by divineorder on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 06:17:12 PM PDT

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          •  How about... (6+ / 0-)

            "I'm gonna knock you into the middle of next week."  That was one of my mom's favorites.

            Ahhh, parenting styles of the late-50's/early-60's...

            "Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really." -- Agnes Sligh Turnball

            by EyeStreetMom on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 06:22:34 PM PDT

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            •  Any on this list sound familiar? (5+ / 0-)

              Got this from one of those email forwards:

              I remember hearing quite a few of these.  What happened to "I'm going to slap you ball-headed"?  That was a good one.  Or, "Go outside and find me a switch so I can whip you with it."  I especially dreaded that one.  I also seem to remember a threat involving teeth falling out or something like that.  I bet we can add a few more to the list.  And our kids thought we were mean.  Ahh, so many fond memories!
              K

              1.     My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .

              "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

              1. My mother taught me RELIGION.  

                                 "You better pray that will com e out of the carpet."

              1.  My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.

                                 "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

              1. My mother taught me LOGIC.

                                 "Because,  I  said so, that's why."

              1. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC .  

                                 "If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

              1. My  mother taught me FORESIGHT.

                                 "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

              1. My mother taught me IRONY.  

                                 "Keep crying and I'll give you something to cry about."  

              1.  My mother taught me about the  science of OSMOSIS .

                                 "Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

              1. My mother taught  me about CONTORTIONISM.

                                 "Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck"

              1. My mother taught me about STAMINA  

                                 "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

              1.  My mother taught me about  WEATHER.

                                 "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

              1. My mother  taught me about HYPOCRISY.

                                 "If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

              1. My mot her taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.

                                 "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out"

              1. My mother  taught me about BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION .

                                 "Stop acting like your father!"

              1. My  mother taught me about ENVY.

                                 "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

              1. My mother  taught me about ANTICIPATION.

                                 "Just wait until we get home."

              1. My mother taught  me about RECEIVING .

                                 "You are going to get it when you get home!"

              1. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.

                                 "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

              1. My mother taught me ESP.

                                 "Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

              1.  My mother taught me HUMOR.

                                 "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

              1. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT .

                                 "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

              1. My mother taught me GENETICS.  

                                 "You're just like your father."

              1. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.

                                 "Shut that door behind you.  Do you think you were born in a barn?"

              1. My mother taught me WISDOM.  

                                 "When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

                                 And my favorite:  

              1.  My mother taught me about JUSTICE  .

                                 "One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"

              Heh

              www.yesweSTILLcan.org

              by divineorder on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 06:52:19 PM PDT

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    •  Are you talking about Tancredo (6+ / 0-)

      or Snooki and The Situation?

    •  Gui911ani ??? (7+ / 0-)

      James Carville emerges from the conflagration, riding a burning alligator.

      by shpilk on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:50:04 PM PDT

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  •  Thanks for showing up, Tom. (4+ / 0-)
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    Hadn't heard from you in a while.  What is this, crazy person day?

  •  If Someone Said The Same About Him (4+ / 0-)
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    devtob, ColoTim, Matt Z, Munchkn

    He'd be on Fox News the same day crying his eyes out like a little baby while Chris Wallace held his hand.

    The Modern GOP: A holy pwned subsidiary of the Tea Party.

    by The Lone Apple on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:29:17 PM PDT

  •  Orrin Knucklehead Hatch was there for Jane Norton (4+ / 0-)
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    ..today, in Colorado Springs.

    With one month to go until the Colorado primary, Republicans nationwide are watching the race between GOP Senate contenders Jane Norton and Ken Buck, said Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch at a Thursday campaign stop for Norton’s campaign. Hatch, a well-known social conservative who has been in Congress since 1977, is helping just a few campaigns this summer, a fact that underscores his view of the race’s importance on the national scene.  

    Hatch’s visit was aimed at rallying Colorado Springs Republicans for Norton, who has been sliding in recent polls against her opponent, Buck, Weld County prosecutor.

    El Paso County has the state’s deepest pool of Republican primary voters.

    “We need to get more support here, the Democrats are spending us into oblivion,” Hatch said before his speech.

    Read more: http://www.gazette.com/...

    Here we are now Entertain us I feel stupid and contagious

    by Scarce on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:29:55 PM PDT

  •  For the other side (13+ / 0-)

    the greatest threat to America is the will of the American people.  The will of the people as expressed by the vote.  They had to suppress that in 2000 and the only way the expression is legitimate in their eyes is when their side wins... by hook or crook.  When they lose at the ballot box and they can't cheat the win, they go freaking ballistic.

    I am the neo-con nightmare, I am a liberal with the facts.

    by bhfrik on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:31:17 PM PDT

    •  This is true (9+ / 0-)

      Republicans always seem to do poorly in high-turnout elections.  The sad reality is that people who vote Republican always show up, while people who vote Democratic often don't.  That's where their "right-of-center nation" narrative breaks down: if everybody showed up to vote, they'd never come anywhere close to winning.

      •  But one point to note is that (3+ / 0-)
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        wrt

        The sad reality is that people who vote Republican always show up, while people who vote Democratic often don't.

        There was very likely a much higher Democratic voter turnout in Ohio in the 2004 especially in minority districts but they were for various reasons unable to vote ie not enough voting machines allocated to these districts, many machines braking down, unbelievably long lines that had waiting times of 6+ hours, etc. Also there were, and still are, "issues" with the Diebold voting machines that have still not been rectified in many states that are currently being used primaries and general elections across the country. This was one area where the exit polls were dramatically different than the actual vote tallies and had Kerry won Ohio, he would have beat Bush.

        Election Controversy

        We've still got problems with those voting machines and we ought to be raising holy H E double toothpicks to get rid of them.

        The beatings will continue until morale improves. -8.50, -6.92

        by ferallike on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 06:36:18 PM PDT

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        •  partly yes, partly no (0+ / 0-)

          Yes, there were big problems with machines in some Ohio counties -- most obviously Franklin. One plausible estimate was that over 22,000 voters in Franklin County didn't vote due to long lines, and that around 14,000 of these would have voted for Kerry. That is less of a partisan skew than many people assume (lots of places in the county were short on machines), but it was quite the fiasco. And that was just one county, albeit an unusually big one and probably the worst.

          The turnout statistics are pretty tenuous. Urban turnout, as a share of registered voters, tends to be lower because the voting rolls are staler. Several big cities, quite possibly including Cleveland, had more registered voters than adults going into the election, so naturally their turnout figures will be low. At the same time, folks with low socioeconomic status are less likely to be registered in the first place, which will drive down turnout statistics based on population (or voting age population or voting-eligible population).

          Lots of problems with voting machines haven't been rectified, and those issues deserve more attention. Kerry clearly didn't lose Ohio due to theft on Diebolds and/or DREs, because there weren't enough of either (and because the results from the Diebold and DRE counties don't stand out anyway). There is good reason to think that the exit polls were very substantially wrong -- which is exactly what a lot of observers concluded when the results began to leak. The best arguments for dealing with the machines don't hinge on allegations about fraud in 2004 or other past elections, although if that motivates people, I guess it's OK.

  •  Holy CRAP. (4+ / 0-)
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    devtob, shpilk, Matt Z, EyeStreetMom

    That is all.

  •  Fuck These Psychotic Idiots. (3+ / 0-)
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    devtob, smarty jones, Aquagranny911

    Enough is enough of these unpatriotic GD morons. They are an embarrassment to this country.

  •  "the greatest threat to the country (6+ / 0-)

    together by the founding fathers, is the guy that's in the White House today, and that guy Markos Moulitsas.

    Tran-dreado needs to be p0wnd again by Kos.

    I need a good laugh.

    James Carville emerges from the conflagration, riding a burning alligator.

    by shpilk on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:36:43 PM PDT

  •  Wow... crazy and extremist... (4+ / 0-)
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    devtob, Ky DEM, Matt Z, Aquagranny911

    and just this edge of calling for treason...

    Our country can survive war, disease, and poverty... what it cannot do without is justice.

    by mommyof3 on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:38:29 PM PDT

  •  You can bet it will be front page news (7+ / 0-)

    in the Denver Post tomorrow.  Tancredo has to ratchet up the rhetoric ever higher to stay in the public eye and the Denver Post is only too willing to oblige.

    He doesn't offer any new solutions so the only thing left is fear mongering which his audience is only too willing to believe.  It is literally the fearful being led by the fear monger.  What a sad little man to believe his self-importance is tied up with his ability to instill fear in the souls of these gullible conservatives.  Fortunately the majority of moderate and Democratic voters have been inoculated by Republican 9/11 over messaging so Tommy terrified can scare Republicans but that's about it.

  •  OT: But too lazy to wait for open thread. (2+ / 0-)
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    I was looking for Dream Theater videos on YouTube... and BP even has ads about the wonderful thing they are doing as sponsored links for that search.

    Man - they're going the full 11 yards on the propaganda.  It's pretty sick.

    The inadequate is the enemy of the necessary.

    by JRandomPoster on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:39:05 PM PDT

  •  Too bad Kos couldn't have shown up (2+ / 0-)
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    while Tancredo was ranting.  It would have been fun to watch that chickenhawk go run for his mother.

  •  This is Buck holding hands with extremists (1+ / 0-)
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    devtob

    to win the primary and who cares if this video makes it into an ad for the general.

    •  Nevada, Kentucky, Utah, (0+ / 0-)

      and now Colorado -- the far-right controls the GOP primary/nomination process.

      Making it a lot easier for Democrats to win on the general.

      A public option for health insurance is a national priority.

      by devtob on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 06:17:52 PM PDT

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  •  The hottie in pink really needs to pee. n/t (0+ / 0-)

    "Go well through life"-Me (As far as I know)

    by MTmofo on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:45:09 PM PDT

  •  A politician can't say stuff like that in public (2+ / 0-)
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    devtob, Matt Z

    Ordinary bloggers, LTE writers, etc. - right and left - talk that sort of trash every day. If you're a public figure, though, you can't really expect anyone but crazies to vote for you if you let it all hang out so brazenly.

  •  Got to get Teh Boner and Teh McTurtle goon to (3+ / 0-)
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    weigh in on this one.

    Tell us, Leader Bohner, Leader McConnell,
    does Tommy speak for the Republican Party?

    Do you care to offer a characterization of how you feel about Congressman Tancredo's opinion?

    {Never mind the guy is a former Congressman, give him the title - make them point out he's no longer a sitting US Congressman}

    Any answer that Boner and McTurtle give is FTW.

    They agree, they place themselves in the loony bin. FTW.

    They disagree, they fracture off the lunatics. FTW.

    They refuse to comment, even that is FTW, especially if the reporter is insistent enough.

    Tancredo, like Gohmert, Palin, Angle, Bachmann and so many others serve as opportunities to call out the leadership and ask them if they support the lunatic fringe.

    But the corporate media doesn't want to cut their access to the Republicans, their Sugar Daddies, so these types of questions never get asked.

    James Carville emerges from the conflagration, riding a burning alligator.

    by shpilk on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:45:33 PM PDT

  •  Never underestimate the power of chosen ignorance (5+ / 0-)
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    I grew up among people like this, and I am still surrounded by a lot of them: they have never gone away. It's just that now they feel empowered, thanks to Fox news, and the growing number of public figures being given prime media platforms to spew bile like this. They are many and they ALL VOTE.

    When Obama was elected, I knew it was only a matter of time before the racism that never went away would again emerge full voice, and here it is.  

    It is a serious mistake to underestimate the power of this segment of the voting public. If ever there was a time to put all of our energy behind getting the vote out for midterms, it's right now.

  •  That's way over the line and just awful. (2+ / 0-)
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    WTF? Dangerous talk, too.

    GOP: Creating the multitude of problems we face, then paralyzing the Senate.

    by bejammin075 on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:47:46 PM PDT

  •  Embarassments, both of them.... (2+ / 0-)
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    I was born and raised in CO and I consider guys like these a stain on the fabric of my beautiful state.

    Effing nutjobs - I was soooo glad when Tancredo retired. The irony and hypocrisy that flies out his mouth never registers on the granite that is his brain.

    We can never let lunatics like them control the levers of power in this country again - they will wind up killing all the rest of us with their star-spangled brand of cRaZy!

    I don't have an anger problem - I have an idiot problem...

    by Chirons apprentice on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:48:17 PM PDT

  •  These people do not love our country. (4+ / 0-)
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    devtob, smarty jones, ColoTim, brein

    They'd rather destroy it than lose another goddamned election.

    "It is a communist chocolate hellhole and I'm here to stop it ever happening." Eloi Cole

    by perro amarillo on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:49:23 PM PDT

  •  And this man ran for the presidency? Jeeesus! (2+ / 0-)
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  •  If you didn't have a Tom Tancredo (6+ / 0-)

    this wouldn't be America. As long as there has been an America, there has been someone screaming about the anti-Christ in the WH. Even Jefferson had some equally awful things to say about Adams and others. What about Father Coughlin? Now there's a nut from the 30's. Point being that the kinds of nuts America produces are so pre-bred that they qualify as a breed on their own. But I predict that, should this Republic ever fail at last, it will not fail because some sweaty goon at a podunk rally damns the President to Hell.

    BTW, what is the Tan Credo? Is that what John Boehner recites every morning?

  •  Tancredo "God blesses" St. Ronnie, (1+ / 0-)
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    rainmanjr

    who proposed and got Congress to pass an immigration amnesty bill in 1986.

    Do any of these guys have a clue about anything, other than rabble-rousing the yahoos in the GOP base?

    A public option for health insurance is a national priority.

    by devtob on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:53:26 PM PDT

  •  Tancredo is an idiot, there is no doubt. (3+ / 0-)
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    But the "greatest" threat to liberty is an out of control government, that aids and abets corporations, ignores the limits placed on it by the constitution, sets off economic spirals, spends money like it's all "free" somehow, and  panders to interest groups of all stripes who are often just in it for themselves despite their "greater good" sales pitches.

    "The more laws, the less justice." Support freedom within the Democratic party, support the DFC:http://www.democraticfreedomcaucus.org/dfc-platform/

    by Denverlibertarian on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:55:25 PM PDT

    •  you trying to tell me Tancredo is the same as Dem (0+ / 0-)

      s?

      "Don't fall or we both go" Derek Hersey

      by ban nock on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 06:03:41 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Not exactly, no. (1+ / 0-)
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        But let's face it the majority of Dem's are perfectly happy to go along with the most idiotic policies the GOP can throw at em. Examples include the 2 $Trillion dollar travesty in Iraq that continues to this day, the travesty in Afghanistan, the PATRIOT Act, the inflationary policies of Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke, the war on drugs, the surveillance state, the expansion of executive powers and many more. It's easy to point at a Tancredo and say he's an idiot, but both parties need to be challenged every step of the way because it sure ain't the interests of the public that they are serving.

        "The more laws, the less justice." Support freedom within the Democratic party, support the DFC:http://www.democraticfreedomcaucus.org/dfc-platform/

        by Denverlibertarian on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 06:11:03 PM PDT

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        •  We would have lost many Congressman. (0+ / 0-)

          Many of those acts you mention were popular with 80% of our population and voting against them was seen as traitorous.  We would have lost a lot, possibly even the election of Obama, by voting against them.  I believe many Dem's held their nose and hoped for a day in which we could fix it.

          "There's really nothing I want out of the past except history." - Autoegocrat

          by rainmanjr on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 06:45:39 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  Perhaps, but people hate flip flopping... (0+ / 0-)

            ...and a lack of spine. Feingold held tuff, took the heat, and came out looking like a leader. watching videos of HRC, JFK, JRE and many other party "leaders" cowtowing is just pathetic. Remember it was Howard Dean and his "I'm not gonna take it" leadership style that has led the party back from the brink (only to slide back in now that he's gone from the DNC.)

            "The more laws, the less justice." Support freedom within the Democratic party, support the DFC:http://www.democraticfreedomcaucus.org/dfc-platform/

            by Denverlibertarian on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 08:33:52 PM PDT

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  •  They are running... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...face first into oblivion.

    And they have absolutely NO idea.

    Incredible.

    •  they (0+ / 0-)

      know exactly what's up... just like the bush administration did when bush canned Armando Falcon, a director of the office of federal housing enterprise oversight, in 2004 for issuing warnings of systemic crisis in the housing markets and replaced him within 1 day with a see-no-evil, hear-no-evil lackey.

      The rumor at the time was persons in a company called Goldman Sacks wanted Falcon to shut up about crisis.

      "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws." Mayer Amschel Rothschild, 1790

      by FreeTradeIsYourEpitaph on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 06:18:35 PM PDT

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  •  Well I just hope Buck wins the primary (2+ / 0-)
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    Besides the nutty Colorado Conservative there are a whole bunch of middle of the road or fiscal or just because they were always Republican Conservatives. And nuttiness might well keep them away from the polls. Tancredo wasn't that popular amongst many.

    I noticed a typo on the link to race tracker. It listed incumbant as Bennet but said he had no primary challenger.

    Romanoff gets a D beside his name futher down but I'd think his supporters aren't counting him out just yet.

    "Don't fall or we both go" Derek Hersey

    by ban nock on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 06:02:39 PM PDT

  •  This needs more notice: (3+ / 0-)
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    Coming from someone who took the oath of office, it's bordering on treason.

    This particular fact about congressmen (esp. people like Steve King) has been overlooked and pretty much ignored, and it needs to have WAAAAAY more attention drawn to it, in my opinion.

    America's military went to war. America went to the mall.

    by talismanlangley on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 06:26:25 PM PDT

  •  The man in the White House is (4+ / 0-)
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    ColoTim, Matt Z, brein, BarackStarObama

    a great threat--not to the country, but to idiots everywhere.

  •  Racism at its best!!! (1+ / 0-)
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    Terri

    Truly sickening.

  •  Find me (0+ / 0-)

    one Republican who does not echo Tancredo's statement exactly.  THEY ALL FEEL THIS WAY!!!  Ask any Republican.  They will agree with Tancredo.  If the media did their job, this wouldn't be such a "shock" to people.

    "Children lack morality, but they also lack fake morality." Mignon McLaughlin

    by djbender on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 07:37:03 PM PDT

  •  As a resdient of Tancredo's fromer district (1+ / 0-)
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    ColoTim

    I apoligize to all America.  

    I can't help it if the majority the voters in this district are nothing more than greedy "I have mine so screw you" idiots.

    "If you think about it, Glenn Beck makes a lot of sense. And if you don't think about it, he makes even more sense." - John Hodgman

    by Over50Lib on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 07:42:18 PM PDT

  •  So... for those of us who don't know.... (0+ / 0-)

    who is Ken Buck?

    •  Candidate for US Senate and he's currently (0+ / 0-)

      a DA.  He, if one believe's the Norton campaign's commercial, was run out of Washington for ethics violations during the 90's.

      Her commercial ends with the idea that Washington has enough politicians in need of improved ethics.  So elect Norton and have a former Lt. Governor who signed bills passed by the Republican state legislature when she was left behind when the Democratic Governor went on trips.

      Romanoff (hopefully) or Bennet would be worlds better than either of these two.

  •  1000 radio stations say same 24/7 so it's okay (0+ / 0-)

    because they get a free speech free ride

    Progressives will lose all major messaging battles until they picket the limbaugh/hannity megastations and boycott those stations' local sponsors.

    by certainot on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 03:57:37 AM PDT

  •  You're right and thanks for the diary. (0+ / 0-)

    The Tea Party is insane with hate and scary.  The GOP embracement of their hate does border on treason.  It's one thing to disagree, and present your own ideas (of which the GOP has none and that's the reason they embrace hate), but to call your President a greater threat than the Civil War, or any of his other examples, is inviting violence.  So is making outright lies that make our President seem subversive.  Silence to such histaria is also tacit approval of comments like Tancredo's.  Hopefully, Co will kick him out for such treason.

    "There's really nothing I want out of the past except history." - Autoegocrat

    by rainmanjr on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 06:39:57 AM PDT

  •  Tom Tancredo taught at my junior high... (0+ / 0-)

    ...back in the early 1970s. He was the kind of social studies teacher who was fascinated by Nazis. Along the lines of, "Well, kids, these were some bad people, but look at how powerful and effective they were." He's also had longstanding ties with militia people through a fraudster named Marty Nalitz.

  •  UM (1+ / 0-)
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    ColoTim

    Um, "threat to the Constitution"?
    You mean the guy who decided that the rights to Habeas Corpus, trial by jury, and search warrants were all obsolete?
    No? You mean his successor.

    Corporations are people; money is speech.
    1984 - George Orwell

    by Frank Palmer on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 09:51:47 AM PDT

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