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Posted on 07/10/2007 8:18:03 AM PDT by TheBattman
Tancredo: Donation from Planned Parenthood physician reflects immigration stance
Presidential candidate Tom Tancredo says he won't return a campaign donation from a medical doctor who has ties to Planned Parenthood. The Colorado congressman says the donation had nothing to do with abortion, but rather the physician's support of Tancredo's immigration policy.
Recently the Sam Brownback campaign sent out an e-mail saying Tancredo accepted thousands of dollars in donations from Dr. John Tanton, the founder of the Northern Michigan Planned Parenthood Association. But Tancredo says Tanton's donation is related to the doctor's affiliation with the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). In fact, FAIR's website says Tanton is the original founder of the organization.
"John Tanton is on the board of FAIR. His issue is immigration," says Tancredo. "He supports me because of my position on immigration, and he certainly doesn't ever ask me to do anything even remotely connected with the issue of abortion -- because he knows, of course, how I feel." A senior advisor to the Tancredo campaign describes the candidate's pro-life record as "unassailable."
Tancredo says he is disappointed that Senator Brownback (R-Kansas) is trying to imply that accepting the donation means he somehow supports abortion. "[O]f course I have a longer record of pro-life commitment than does Senator Brownback," says the Colorado lawmaker. "My record on abortion is as pure and clean as one could be in opposition to it."
He argues that returning the campaign contribution would suggest that it somehow had sway on his abortion position. "If I were to give this money back, there would be some indication that I believed it had some influence over me," says Tancredo, "but of course, I know why he's supports me, and it's got nothing to do with that."
Tancredo says he wonders how Brownback can possibly know all of the people that support his campaign financially and if they are people with whom he is in total agreement.
You can’t expect politicians to do a background check on every person that donates to their campaign.
I take Tancredo at his word, that this was a donation related to his stance on illegal immigration.
What you have to ask yourself is, how would (Candidate X) act as President? I can’t imagine for a second that a President Tancredo would be pro-abortion. I have no trouble seeing a Tancredo administration holding firm on the borders, though.
He's a radical population control liberal.
Associating with liberal nutjobs like that is a major factor that has held back the movement to end illegal immigration.
You are about 30 years off, which happens quite often when you are drinking too much Kool-Aid. Tanton changed his focus from population stabilization to immigration back in the late 70s. Here is what he has to say, and then please tell me what part of this is a radical liberal agenda: “Tanton is not against immigration but is an opponent of mass or massive immigration because it is not in his self-interest or that of other U.S. citizens. “Most Americans,” writes Tanton, “oppose mass immigration because mass immigration is not in their interests. They are guilty of looking out for themselves and their perceived interests-exactly as the immigrants and their supporters do.” Elaborating on the self-interest argument, Tanton explains. “Americans do not see the loss of their jobs or wages to immigrants to be in their interests. They do not see the crowding of their children’s schools with large numbers of kids who have language and other difficulties to be in their interests. They do not see rapid cultural and linguistic transformations of their neighborhoods to be in their interests.”
New tactics with a new field of useful idiots to manipulate.
But I notice you are still unable to answer my question. Another swig of that Kool-aid, sir? Are your political opinions exactly the same ones you held in 1972?
Most Americans, writes Tanton, oppose mass immigration
You notice that he doesn't care about illegal immigration -- he's on his lefty nutjob antipopulation kick against immigration because it's population growth.
They do not see rapid cultural and linguistic transformations of their neighborhoods to be in their interests.
Appealing to xenophobia and prejudice.
I have mixed feelings - my understanding of Tom is that he is very much Anti-Abortion/Pro-life,
Nothing new here as politicans accept money from many sources just as lawyers will accept clients or work on cases which isn’t there personal beliefs.
I agree. I see it as blood money also.
(Bye bye Tom - you’re off my list.)