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Cannon declines debate with Colorado rival (Tancredo)
Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Robert Gehrke

Posted on 08/05/2005 6:08:28 PM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, known for his outspoken and sometimes outlandish views on immigration, will be in Utah later this month and agreed to debate his political rival, Rep. Chris Cannon.

Cannon says he has more pressing engagements - working on the irrigation system at his home.

Tancredo, a Colorado Republican and leading spokesman of the anti-immigration movement, was invited to the state by the group Utahns For Immigration Reform and Enforcement, or UFIRE, a group that battered Cannon over his immigration stance during his 2004 re-election bid.

He agreed to spend Aug. 24 to 25 in the state, making appearances in St. George, Provo and Salt Lake City. On behalf of UFIRE, Bluffdale City Councilwoman Martha Speed invited Cannon to debate Tancredo at an event in Provo on Aug. 24, but Cannon said he will be indisposed.

"Congressman Cannon plans to spend the 24th at home working on his irrigation system,” said his chief of staff, Joe Hunter. “However, given Mr. Tancredo's recent interest in religious sites, we would suggest our visitor from Colorado might want to occupy his time touring [LDS] Temple Square."

The reference to Tancredo's “interest in religious sites” is a dig at recent comments he made in a radio interview that, if Muslim terrorists mount a nuclear strike in the United States, that the United States should retaliate by bombing Muslim holy sites, including Mecca.

“What are we dealing with here, an arrogant jokester?” asked UFIRE chairman Russell Sias.

“Do we disagree with Representative Cannon's stand? Absolutely. But we don't have to set him up. The issues themselves will do that. When you're wrong, you're wrong.”

Cannon's spokesman, Charles Isom, said, “Congressman Cannon is going to engage in this debate on the floor of Congress and he doesn't really see this as a productive way to advance this debate.”

Recently, Tancredo has been visiting presidential primary states trying to force Republican candidates to take a hard-line stance on immigration and, if none does, has not ruled out running himself.

He and Cannon have a rocky past, due to Cannon's support for President Bush's immigration policies, and sponsorship of legislation that would allow illegal immigrants to earn citizenship working in the agricultural industry.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: aliens; buchananpartdeux; cannotwin; chriscannon; genocide; hillary08; hillary2008; immigrantlist; moonbat; onehitwonder; tancredo; votehillary08; votetancredo2008
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1 posted on 08/05/2005 6:08:29 PM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

"Tom Tancredo, known for his outspoken and sometimes outlandish views on immigration"


Nothing outlandish about wanting to protect your country from illegal ne'r-do-wells.


2 posted on 08/05/2005 6:14:32 PM PDT by conservativebabe (Down with Islam)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

Cannon, like most in congress are bought and paid for by special interest who don't give a damn about the welfare of the American working family.

Tom Tancredo tells it exactly like it is. We could do no better than have him continue speaking out.


3 posted on 08/05/2005 6:14:37 PM PDT by USMale
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak; HiJinx; gubamyster; Happy2BMe
Tancredo, a Colorado Republican and leading spokesman of the anti-immigration movement...

What part of ILLEGAL don't these Quislings get???


U.S. Constitution Article 4 Section 4:

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,

and shall protect each of them against Invasion;"


Invasion: \In*va"sion\, n. [L. invasio: cf. F. invasion. See Invade.] [1913 Webster]

1. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.

4 posted on 08/05/2005 6:15:47 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
Tancredo wants to debate Republicans and make political hay out of it when they decline. He doesn't want to debate Democrats.

Now what I am I supposed to think about that?

5 posted on 08/05/2005 6:15:51 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: USMale

Agreed. At least he has the you-know-what's to do it. Everyone else is to busy being PC.


6 posted on 08/05/2005 6:15:52 PM PDT by conservativebabe (Down with Islam)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
“What are we dealing with here, an arrogant jokester?”

That describes Chris Cannon very well.

7 posted on 08/05/2005 6:16:16 PM PDT by RoyalsFan (Freepmail me if you want on my Kansas City Royals ping list)
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To: Travis McGee

bttt


8 posted on 08/05/2005 6:17:39 PM PDT by international american (Tagline now flameproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

President Bush is pro-illegal immigration. His own words prove it.


9 posted on 08/05/2005 6:18:49 PM PDT by international american (Tagline now flameproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

Cannon staying home to shovel more BS to his constituents!
Tancredo's has been the lone voice in putting the securuty of this country and it's citizens first and foremost!!


10 posted on 08/05/2005 6:21:12 PM PDT by FlashBack (www.teamamericapac.org)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak; glock rocks
Who is Cannon fronting for? I seem to remember the Cannons have been involved in Utah politics for ever, same Cannons?
11 posted on 08/05/2005 6:23:03 PM PDT by Little Bill (A 37%'r, a Red Spot on a Blue State, rats are evil.)
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To: FlashBack

You mean to say you dont believe Cannon will be out in his yard digging trenches and laying pipe for his irrigation system?/s


12 posted on 08/05/2005 6:27:58 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

?......U.S.A. to become a whole newly 'created'..."Mexican-Vatican"...State via .....ALL....Politican$.......?


13 posted on 08/05/2005 6:29:39 PM PDT by maestro
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To: jan in Colorado

Tancredo ping


14 posted on 08/05/2005 6:30:04 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: Little Bill

For probably 40 years, the Cannon family has been trying to get the Army to compensate them for contaminating their land holdings near Dugway Army Base with chemical munitions. It's gone nowhere so far as I know... as far as popular support, Cannon was pro-Geneva Steel and roused the hearts of the oldsters in Utah County. He's otherwise sort of conservative, but personally, I wouldn't trust the man to polish my wheels.

His affection for illegals is beyond me. I don't think he can hold his own, much less hold a candle up against Tancredo. He wimped out. Hopefully, his arrogance will be his political end.


15 posted on 08/05/2005 6:32:36 PM PDT by glock rocks (give a man a program - frustrate him for a day... teach a man to program - frustrate him for life.)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
1. sometimes outlandish views on immigration

2. leading spokesman of the anti-immigration movement

3. trying to force Republican candidates to take a hard-line stance on immigration

Did one of the Obie Freepers write this?
16 posted on 08/05/2005 6:33:04 PM PDT by Das Outsider (I already made like infinity of these at scout camp.)
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To: Dog Gone
You're right the Republican Party is the most important thing in the world - the most precious jewel ever found. The people of our country come at least second. The main objective is to get those dam*ed Democrats. The very nerve of Tancredo trying to embarrass some Republicans!
17 posted on 08/05/2005 6:42:59 PM PDT by RATkiller (I'm not communist, socialist, Democrat nor Republican so don't call me names)
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To: RATkiller

I hope he gets them to pee their friggin pants!


18 posted on 08/05/2005 6:44:16 PM PDT by international american (Tagline now flameproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: sgtbono2002

Maybe they should check his "employees" papers doing the work???


19 posted on 08/05/2005 6:44:58 PM PDT by FlashBack (www.teamamericapac.org)
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To: FlashBack

Oh No: Dont say it. You dont really believe Cannon would hire illegals to dig those trenches for his irrigation system.

Say it aint so Joe.


20 posted on 08/05/2005 6:47:40 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: glock rocks
Thankx for the info, I mentioned Cannon to my Cousin Brian and he went spastic, trying to find out why, Brian makes me look like a liberal.

I could never figure this guy out, my Grand Father had some land in Murray and Granger that he leased out to the Old Mexicans and Japanese, truck farms.

21 posted on 08/05/2005 6:52:33 PM PDT by Little Bill (A 37%'r, a Red Spot on a Blue State, rats are evil.)
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To: RATkiller

Your tagline indicates that you fully intend to be one of the irrelvant ones, so this conversation isn't going anywhere productive.


22 posted on 08/05/2005 6:52:35 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
Cannon says he has more pressing engagements

Yeah, he's got a date with the dustbunnies under his bed.

Coward.

23 posted on 08/05/2005 6:56:31 PM PDT by Prime Choice (Thanks to the Leftists, yesterday's deviants are today's "alternate lifestyles.")
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To: FlashBack

Let's not forget that Tanc hired the illegals to remodel his home.


24 posted on 08/05/2005 7:07:53 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
sometimes outlandish views on immigration

This guy has to be a member of the GOP and in good standing.

25 posted on 08/05/2005 7:10:04 PM PDT by swampfox98 (How American became a nation of traitors: Greed, corrupt politicians and religious leaders.)
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To: Dog Gone
Your tagline indicates that you fully intend to be one of the irrelvant ones....

Funny, that sounds more like you. You are in the small minority of irrelevant republicans who want an amnesty for illegal immigrants.

26 posted on 08/05/2005 7:25:01 PM PDT by RoyalsFan (Freepmail me if you want on my Kansas City Royals ping list)
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To: Ben Ficklin

I thought I'd read on another post that whole thing got debunked....


27 posted on 08/05/2005 7:29:53 PM PDT by FlashBack (www.teamamericapac.org)
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To: Dog Gone
Tancredo wants to debate Republicans and make political hay out of it when they decline. He doesn't want to debate Democrats.

Since Republicans are in power, they are entirely responsible for the current immigration policy failures. Debating the democrats on border policy would be as useful as arguing with someone from Timbuktu about the problem.

Of coarse you republibots will always try to shift blame to someone else.

28 posted on 08/05/2005 7:33:17 PM PDT by rmmcdaniell
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To: rmmcdaniell

Like you idependiots don't.


29 posted on 08/05/2005 7:37:18 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
Like you idependiots don't.

Awwwww! did you make up that word all by yourself?

30 posted on 08/05/2005 7:39:27 PM PDT by rmmcdaniell
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To: rmmcdaniell
What's the deal? You can make up some insulting word to describe me, but you can't handle it in return?

What exactly are your rules of engagement?

31 posted on 08/05/2005 7:43:54 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
Shouldn't it have been independiots??

HARHARHARHAR!!!!!!!

What a lame insult.

32 posted on 08/05/2005 7:47:51 PM PDT by rmmcdaniell
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To: Ben Ficklin
Let's not forget that Tanc hired the illegals to remodel his home.

Since we all know the "real" story behind that, you're just making Tancredo look better...

Hey, did you know Tancredo hired illegal Mexicans to pick the lettuce that he ate in his salad for dinner??? Well he didn't really hire illegals to pick lettuce...In fact, he doesn't even know if illegals picked his lettuce...

But he bought the lettuce at the grocery store...The Grocer got the lettuce from a produce wholesaler who bought the lettuce from a farmer who's foreman hired illegals to pick the lettuce...

Hey, nice try though...

33 posted on 08/05/2005 7:47:58 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

"Tancredo a leading spokesman for the anti-immigration movement"


They forgot a word. Anybody guess it? That's right boys and girls it's "illegal". As in Illegal-immigration. Why is it so hard for "reporters" to say that?


34 posted on 08/05/2005 7:52:29 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (I got an idea, and idea so devious my head would explode if I even began to know what it was.)
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To: rmmcdaniell

I'm arguing with a child. never mind.


35 posted on 08/05/2005 7:52:51 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Iscool

It is a fact. The illegals remodeled Tancredo's home.


36 posted on 08/05/2005 7:55:13 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Dog Gone

"He doesn't want to debate democrats, now what am I supposedto make of that?"


How about he, like most of us believes the Repubs are SUPPOSED to be strong on security issues like the border.
Debating a democrat for being weak on security is like trying to teach a pig to fly, a waste of time for all involved and very annoying to the pig.


37 posted on 08/05/2005 8:07:32 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (I got an idea, and idea so devious my head would explode if I even began to know what it was.)
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To: sgtbono2002
You mean to say you dont believe Cannon will be out in his yard digging trenches and laying pipe for his irrigation system?/s

He'll be out there.

He has to make sure his cheap, illegal laborers don't hook it up backwards, and suck all the moisture out of the soil, desicating his crap.

Uhh, CROP, I mean.

38 posted on 08/05/2005 8:09:09 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Marching Morons are coming...and they're breeding more Democrats beyond all reason!)
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To: trubluolyguy
No, if you want to get something done, you go meet with a fellow lawmaker from your own party. You don't challenge him to a duel.

This is more grandstanding by Tancredo. He cheers up his base, but that's it.

You don't accomplish anything in politics by attacking your allies.

39 posted on 08/05/2005 8:10:36 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

"You don't accomplish anything by attacking your allies"

Allies are those who agree with you on the issue at hand. Any who is not dead set 100% against illegal immigration is NOT an ally of anyone that deserves to be in office.

And sure as hell is no ally of mine.


40 posted on 08/05/2005 8:14:24 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (I got an idea, and idea so devious my head would explode if I even began to know what it was.)
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To: Little Bill
In full disclosure, I don't know the connection of Jesse and Douglas Cannon who I think filed on behalf of the Cannon family, to Chris Cannon... then again, this is Utah. I'll look for the stuff I read last month. Hey, I've slept since then... I might have been channeling Art Bell...
41 posted on 08/05/2005 10:37:10 PM PDT by glock rocks (give a man a program - frustrate him for a day... teach a man to program - frustrate him for life.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 4.1O dana super trac pak; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

ping


42 posted on 08/06/2005 10:24:51 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: gubamyster

Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Be Ever Vigilant!

Minutemen Patriots ~ Bump!


43 posted on 08/06/2005 10:50:53 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: conservativebabe
U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, known for his outspoken and sometimes outlandish views on immigration,

In the name of fairness, let's hear from the other side.

MALDEF, LULAC and the National Council of La Raza, known for their outspoken and sometimes always outlandish views on immigration illegal aliens,

44 posted on 08/06/2005 11:01:34 AM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: conservativebabe

I agree, there is nothing outlandish about wanting to keep criminals out of this country.


45 posted on 08/06/2005 11:14:32 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Little Bill

Who is Cannon fronting for?

The United Nations.


46 posted on 08/06/2005 11:53:02 AM PDT by B4Ranch ( Report every illegal alien that you meet. Call 866-347-2423, Employers use 888-464-4218)
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To: Dog Gone
Now what I am I supposed to think about that?

I don't know...I guess it depends on whether you are a...

"OBL Sock-Puppet!"

47 posted on 08/06/2005 12:02:34 PM PDT by Itzlzha ("The avalanche has already started...it is too late for the pebbles to vote")
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To: sgtbono2002
You mean to say you dont believe Cannon will be out in his yard digging trenches and laying pipe for his irrigation system?/s

Is it possible that an "OBL Sock-Puppet" like Cannon would ACTUALLY...

"Do the jobs that American's WON'T do?!"

Isn't THIS kind of work JUST what we need ILLEGAL INFILTRATORS to do for us?

48 posted on 08/06/2005 12:06:19 PM PDT by Itzlzha ("The avalanche has already started...it is too late for the pebbles to vote")
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To: Ben Ficklin
Let's not forget that Tanc hired the illegals to remodel his home.

That's a bunch of BS. I challenge you to provide proof to support your outrageous accusation.

49 posted on 08/06/2005 1:34:32 PM PDT by judgeandjury
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To: judgeandjury
Provide proof?

There has been only about a 1000 threads on the subject posted at FR.

50 posted on 08/06/2005 1:40:35 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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