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A true maverick for Colorado: Who’s afraid of Tom Tancredo?
Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 6/13/14 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 06/14/2014 1:36:56 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

Panicked liberals and crony Republican elitists agree: Tom Tancredo would be bad for their Big Government and Big Business rackets. That’s exactly why I support him in Colorado’s June 24 GOP primary election for governor. A fear-mongering ad campaign by the left-wing group “ProgressNow,” which is funded by billionaire George Soros, hyperventilated last week that “Tancredo believes Obamacare is a scam.” Gasp! “Scam” is putting it politely, of course. Billions of dollars have been wasted on defunct and dysfunctional Obamacare health exchanges. Criminals, illegal aliens and con artists have been hired as “navigators” to sign up Obamacare enrollees (a.k.a. future Democratic voters). And millions of Americans of all backgrounds, including my family, have had their plans canceled thanks to the costs and regulatory burdens of the law. Workers have seen their wages and hours cut; employers, especially small and family-owned businesses, have been forced to drop coverage. It’s absurd to call Tancredo’s dead-on diagnosis of Obamacare “radical.” But the pile-on against Tancredo isn’t just coming from out-of-touch Democrats. Here in Colorado, many corporatist Republicans who support the suicidal push for illegal alien amnesty claim Tancredo “can’t win” because his “divisive,” unrelenting stance on securing America’s borders (gasp again!) will scare away Hispanic voters. This attack on Tancredo is nonsense on stilts.

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George "Spooky Guy" Soros,
Recently, BOR asked Dennis Miller what he thought of establishing a viable third party. Miller said, "hell, we need a SECOND party!"
1 posted on 06/14/2014 1:36:56 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

I always liked Tancredo and supported him is his presidential run. He’s just not slick enough for modern America, but is a great guy who would be terrific in the quest to turn Colorado around.


2 posted on 06/14/2014 1:40:09 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Dr. Thorne

I will vote for him.


3 posted on 06/14/2014 1:41:41 PM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Impala64ssa

My impression of Tom Tancredo is that he is a xenophobe who is opposed to all immigration. The United States needs more legal immigration and he fails to understand that. He is opposed to illegal immigrants and amnesty so that seems to be the only thing he gets right on the immigration issue.


4 posted on 06/14/2014 1:42:25 PM PDT by impimp
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To: impimp

You’re kind of special aren’t you?


5 posted on 06/14/2014 1:46:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: impimp

40 million LEGAL immigrants since 1965 not enough for you ? Most legal immigrants vote democratic....by a large amount.


6 posted on 06/14/2014 1:52:14 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: cripplecreek

I am special enough to know that only an ignorant person wants to block all legal immigration. I stand against all Freepers who have an agenda that involves blocking all legal immigration.


7 posted on 06/14/2014 1:52:32 PM PDT by impimp
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To: impimp
The United States needs more legal immigration

Based on what?!?

I'm here in the Silicon Valley, and my experienced American Citizen engineering friends are going years between jobs!!

Meanwhile, foreigners flood this place, and radically change the culture, the morals, and even the language.

8 posted on 06/14/2014 1:53:12 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: LongWayHome

Do you want to block all legal immigration like Tancredo?


9 posted on 06/14/2014 1:53:24 PM PDT by impimp
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To: impimp
I stand against all Freepers who have an agenda that involves blocking all legal immigration.

And I stand against anyone who stands for further flooding our country when over a hundred million of our fellow citizens are out of work!

10 posted on 06/14/2014 1:54:11 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: impimp

Answer MY question: is 40 million LEGAL immigrants, most of who vote democrat, not enough ?


11 posted on 06/14/2014 1:54:50 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Yossarian

You stop all legal immigration and the US economy will go to the toilet. Many foreign firms wanting to set up headquarters in the US would effectively be prevented from doing so.


12 posted on 06/14/2014 1:55:14 PM PDT by impimp
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To: Yossarian

Stop with the rhetoric. Answer my question. Do you want all legal immigration blocked?


13 posted on 06/14/2014 1:57:03 PM PDT by impimp
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To: Impala64ssa
A Democrat group calling themselves "Protect Colorado Values" has sent out two mail flyers to R voters meddling in the upcoming Republican primary election pooh pooing Beauprez and Tancredo and foregoing after Kopp or Gessler.

The we get this from the Dummies.

"DENVER — Democrats really don’t want former Rep. Bob Beauprez to win this month’s Colorado GOP gubernatorial primary, so they’re hitting the airwaves with television ads aimed at boosting his nearest rival, former Rep. Tom Tancredo.

Protect Colorado Values, a Democrat-backed 527 committee, released a reverse-psychology ad Thursday in the Denver media market that declares Mr. Tancredo is “too conservative for Colorado” because he’s “still one of the country’s strongest opponents of Obamacare.” " -snip-

"Denver pollster Floyd Ciruli said the Democrats’ goal is “to get not only what they perceive as the weakest candidate against Hickenlooper, but also the candidate that could potentially in their view cause the most damage and be the easiest to attack.” "

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/7/dems-try-manipulate-colorado-gop-primary-against-b/

14 posted on 06/14/2014 1:57:09 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: LongWayHome

That is obviously not enough as I want legal immigration to continue.


15 posted on 06/14/2014 1:57:55 PM PDT by impimp
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To: impimp

I figured.


16 posted on 06/14/2014 1:58:37 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: LongWayHome

Do you want all legal immigration blocked?


17 posted on 06/14/2014 1:59:27 PM PDT by impimp
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To: impimp
You stop H1B visas in their entirety, and you make everyone else jump through hoops. Period.

I've seen so much abuse of the system that it makes me sick to think that anyone who calls themselves "patriotic" can claim to support it.

And I know people who lost family members to suicide because THEY CAN'T FIND WORK.

18 posted on 06/14/2014 1:59:51 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: Red Steel

foregoing = forego


19 posted on 06/14/2014 2:00:11 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: impimp

I want immigration levels taken down to the historical levels of about 200,000 a year that we had in place from 1924 until 1965.


20 posted on 06/14/2014 2:01:49 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: impimp

If a foreign company can’t do business here without bringing in their own workforce, they do us no good anyway and can shove their business up their ass.


21 posted on 06/14/2014 2:01:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Big Gov and Big Corp are the SAME thing. And the problem with Gov isn’t so much that it’s big, but that it isn’t Conservative. At least with Government you stand the chance of voting people out. Corporations answer to no one and are even more dangerous. Privatize nothing but run it efficiently.

Sounds like Tancredo may be a guy who can do this.


22 posted on 06/14/2014 2:02:25 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: LongWayHome

Need based immigration.


23 posted on 06/14/2014 2:02:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes....cream of the crop immigration. No more third world immigration. And low numbers. No more millions a year.


24 posted on 06/14/2014 2:04:26 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: cripplecreek

You know nothing about business. They have to bring their foreign executives to set up the business in the US.


25 posted on 06/14/2014 2:04:50 PM PDT by impimp
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To: impimp
Stop with the rhetoric. Answer my question.

Jawohl mein führer!

Or better yet, why don't you just leave the US, and I'll gladly allow Geert Wilders to come in as your replacement.

26 posted on 06/14/2014 2:06:00 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: impimp

And only an idiot thinks foreign executives have any problem immigration to this country. You’re lying like a pro.


27 posted on 06/14/2014 2:06:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Yossarian

So you try and use humor to deflect from the fact that you don’t truly support Tancredo’s fruitcake view that all legal immigration needs to stop. He has crazy views so I say throw him under the bus.


28 posted on 06/14/2014 2:08:37 PM PDT by impimp
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To: cripplecreek

They wouldn’t be able to immigrate as Tancredo has said he wants no legal or illegal immigration.


29 posted on 06/14/2014 2:10:03 PM PDT by impimp
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To: impimp
So you try and use humor to deflect from the fact that you don’t truly support Tancredo’s fruitcake view that all legal immigration needs to stop.

No, you clearly cannot see what I clearly did in this thread. I effectively refuted your assertion that "The United States needs more legal immigration".

That is nonsense, and you are flailing around with non-sequiters rather than defending your assertion.

As far as Tancredo goes, I have no idea. I have my own things to worry about, and I'll let the voters of CO figure him out.

30 posted on 06/14/2014 2:12:56 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: impimp

The United States has always had pauses in legal immigration in order for new immigrants to assimilate.

We also need to radically change the legal immigration policies to admit more educated workers, preferably from Europe.

We have to end chain migration and the importation of immigrants, legal and otherwise, who are ill educated. We have millions of native born Americans that have been priced out of jobs at the lower end of the skills ladder.


31 posted on 06/14/2014 2:22:55 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Dr. Thorne
When I lived in Colorado, I voted for Tom Tancredo every time he ran. He was my CongressCritter for two terms. (I moved) If I lived in Colorado, he would not only be my first choice, he would be my only choice.
His biggest hurdle is not Higgenlooper, but the Republican Party. They would rather lose to Higgenlooper than win with Tancredo.
32 posted on 06/14/2014 2:24:56 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: LongWayHome

That will mean a near moratorium on immigration but that’s the fault of the government and their crony leeches.

My uncle runs some sort of business mentoring program out of UofM and says the whole experience has really soured him on the relationship between government and business. He has people both foreign and domestic who only want subsidies. Some actually have great business plans but no intent of actually working for them and some have a business plan that involves going from state to state taking subsidies. One of my uncle’s former clients is facing charges for fraud after taking subsidies from about 6 separate states only to flee back to India and start his business there with a several million dollar head start.


33 posted on 06/14/2014 2:25:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: LongWayHome

“Yes....cream of the crop immigration. No more third world immigration. And low numbers. No more millions a year.”

What, you mean no more picking up entire villages of Somalians and plopping them down here on welfare? You are a cruel brute sir.


34 posted on 06/14/2014 2:26:15 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Yossarian
You have just lost your credibility. 100 million out of work. The total non-farm labor force in the U.S. is 137,386,000 in Dec 2013 (http://www.bls.gov/web/empsit/compaes.txt). Total unemployed is approximately 11,000,000 (http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat26.htm). Where do you get that 100,000,000 are out of work because of legal immigration?
35 posted on 06/14/2014 2:26:42 PM PDT by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: impimp

The U.S. Economy is in the toilet.

Much of it bogged down by millions of native born Americans who languish on welfare programs because as legal residents they can not afford to work at the subpar, off the books wages illegals are more than happy to take. An illegal doesn’t pay roll taxes. The don’t get health benefits and they don’t need OSHA regulations as a complaint finds them SOL and out on their butts.


36 posted on 06/14/2014 2:27:14 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: sefarkas

“You have just lost your credibility”

Same to you since you quote bogus BLS numbers as gospel.


37 posted on 06/14/2014 2:29:37 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: impimp

Nonsense. What a load of disinformation you spew.

Tancredo supports legal immigration, in fact he attends naturalization ceremonies for new legal immigrants.

It really does not matter what your opinion is (or Tancredo’s) regarding US immigration policy, as Tancredo is running to become governor of the State of Colorado (Bienvenido al Estado de Colorado).


38 posted on 06/14/2014 2:30:18 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all smart little girls to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: dljordan

Lol, indeed.


39 posted on 06/14/2014 2:36:25 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: dljordan
What, you mean no more picking up entire villages of Somalians and plopping them down here on welfare? You are a cruel brute sir.

The last factory I worked in benefited from something like that. They nearly quadrupled the workforce with Guatemalans and cut us all to part time. The American Hispanics were pissed because the Guatemalans were living 15 or so to a house with 5 or 6 working and the rest getting welfare. They were dumped in predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods where Hispanic Americans had been living since WWII. The factory remained open just long enough for the long time employees to get fed up and leave then they shut the doors.
40 posted on 06/14/2014 2:41:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Tupelo
His biggest hurdle is not Higgenlooper, but the Republican Party. They would rather lose to Higgenlooper than win with Tancredo.

Spot on.

41 posted on 06/14/2014 2:48:42 PM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: impimp
My impression of Tom Tancredo is that he is a xenophobe who is opposed to all immigration. The United States needs more legal immigration and he fails to understand that.

That is ridiculous, mass immigration since the democrats and JFK's 1965 immigration act is what destroyed the United States, not illegals.

When do you guys get enough, 500 million, a billion?

42 posted on 06/14/2014 2:57:10 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: impimp

Can you identify any Freeper or any other persons who has such an agenda? I have not noticed any such persons.


43 posted on 06/14/2014 3:18:23 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: impimp

Aside from your “impression,” do you have any proof?


44 posted on 06/14/2014 3:19:53 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: impimp

I agree that legal immigration is an absolute necessity if this country wishes to flourish but for a different reason. Without immigration and fecund immigrants, the US is not sustaining its own population. There is not a single economically-thriving civilization in all of history without a burgeoning population. Just look at Japan and most European countries. They have had to allow Muslim immigrants in because they are at a negative population growth. The fact is that the US that we have known (white, Christian, manufacturing based) is over. The only hope for the US of the future is to pass on the values of the Founders and hope for the best.


45 posted on 06/14/2014 3:28:55 PM PDT by Benito Cereno
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To: Impala64ssa

I’m not a Coloradan ,and have no dog in this fight, but Tancredo has always struck me as a limited one-trick pony. Has he ever shown leadership in any areas other than immigration? Is there any other “there” there?


46 posted on 06/14/2014 3:42:56 PM PDT by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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To: Reo

Tom is good on a number of issues. Immigration is the national question, and if it’s not managed soon there will not be a country to live in. Once we can no longer win national elections....and we are close to that. You can kiss off the courts which will be filled with leftists & the first thing to go will be the second amendment.


47 posted on 06/14/2014 3:47:08 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Impala64ssa

Duplicate.

A True Maverick for Colorado: Who’s Afraid of Tom Tancredo?
Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
Posted on Fri 13 Jun 2014 04:39:45 PM MDT by Kaslin
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3167488/posts


48 posted on 06/14/2014 4:02:17 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Scott Gessler shines in straw poll for governor; Cory Gardner coasts in Senate poll
Denver Post
The Spot
by Lynn Bartels
March 5, 2014
"Secretary of State Scott Gessler is the winner of a straw poll for gubernatorial candidates conducted during Tuesday night’s GOP precinct caucuses,...former Congressman Tom Tancredo, who was third or fourth in several counties but is trying to get on the ballot through the signature-petition process."

Scott Gessler once again leads in fundraising as GOP gov reports offer surprises
http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2014/06/03/scott-gessler-john-hickenlooper-fundraising/109567/

Gessler’s fair-elections wish list: photo I.D. and proof of citizenship
http://whosaidyousaid.com/video/gesslers-fair-elections-wish-list-photo-i-d-and-proof-of-citizenship/

Republicans Greg Brophy and Scott Gessler: If I were governor I would …
The Denver Post
The Spot
By Lynn Bartels
August 29, 2013
“’I will propose a broad economic package that will reduce regulations and some of the unfair taxes we have here in the state of Colorado to get this economy going,’ Gessler said.”

Scott Gessler grilled at Capitol about immigrant letters, website glitches
Westword
By Sam Levin Tue., Jan. 15 2013 at 2:55 PM
http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2013/01/scott_gessler_immigrant_letters_website_glitches.php

“Mainly, the critical legislators wanted to know why Gessler had been so focused on finding illegally registered immigrants and if any voters were disenfranchised due to technical problems at his office.”

49 posted on 06/14/2014 4:05:26 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: AmericanVictory

2008 Republican Presidential debates Tom Tancredo stated he wanted to stop all legal and illegal immigration. Therefore Tom Tancredo’s views are kooky.


50 posted on 06/14/2014 5:03:33 PM PDT by impimp
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