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  • Go-to guys offer jerking knees, 'unintended consequences'

    12/01/2008 5:19:57 AM PST · by SittinYonder · 3 replies · 342+ views
    The Oconee Leader ^ | Thursday, 09 October 2008 | Rob Peecher
    President Bush told us last week that the “market is not functioning properly.” On this, President Bush is correct, but for the wrong reasons. A friend of mine who briefly dabbled in mortgage lending (he got into it just about the time the housing market collapsed, and has now moved on to a new job), said that when he got into mortgage lending his new boss saw the current problems coming. Companies were lending risky money on what they knew would be bad mortgages, his boss told him. Lo and behold, here we are with a national housing market in...
  • Rep. Tancredo on Border Battle (Cavuto interview)

    10/05/2007 8:19:16 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 15 replies · 446+ views
    FOX News ^ | Thursday, October 04, 2007 | Neil Cavuto
    NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: In the meantime, cracking down on illegals, the centerpiece of my next guest's presidential campaign, pretty much like the assemblyman's here, but he's not getting any traction. Why is that? It seems his message is falling on deaf ears, in fact. And he really was ahead of this before anyone, Republican presidential candidate Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo. Congressman, I do not mean to bash your presidential prospects, but, on this one issue, where you have been ahead of really most anyone on the national basis, it's not gelling. What's going on? (CROSSTALK) REP. TOM TANCREDO, R-COLO., PRESIDENTIAL...
  • Tancredo slams Bush over immigration

    09/26/2007 6:24:59 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 35 replies · 137+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2007 | By KEVIN LANDRIGAN Telegraph Staff
    NASHUA – Republican presidential candidate Rep. Tom Tancredo, of Colorado, said President Bush's failure to enforce existing immigration laws is "despicable" and leading to a domestic crisis. If elected, Tancredo, 61, said he'd ask Congress to require the withdrawal of Social Security taxes from all employee wages to make it easier for the federal government to track and deport illegal aliens. "If we don't like our immigration laws, if we think they are wrong, repeal them. If we don't think they are wrong, enforce them," Tancredo said during an interview with The Telegraph editorial board at Nashua High School South....
  • THE UGLY TRUTHS THAT NO ONE…..ESPECIALLY MY OPPONENTS ….WANT TO TALK ABOUT!

    09/25/2007 12:26:25 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 55 replies · 61+ views
    Team Tancredo/email ^ | 9/25/07 | Tom Tancredo
    THE UGLY TRUTHS THAT NO ONE…..ESPECIALLY MY OPPONENTS ….WANT TO TALK ABOUT! Dear Sittin, I just returned yesterday from a great three-day campaign swing through New Hampshire. Thanks, as always, for helping make our campaign possible! Here’s what really struck me on this trip: how much my audiences appreciated it when I spoke to them about some ugly truths that no other candidate, in either party, is willing to address. Some of these ugly truths? For starters, the fact that we as Americans are rapidly losing our national identity, our national culture and our linguistic unity! You and I know...
  • Tancredo: Immigration is top issue

    09/25/2007 7:44:25 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 18 replies · 61+ views
    Union Leader ^ | Sept. 25 2007 | By STEPHEN BEALE
    Bedford – The most important domestic issue in the 2008 presidential election is not health care, education or the economy, but immigration, which has an impact on all of the other issues and is tied to the survival of the America nation, U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo said yesterday. Tancredo, R-Colo., said neither party wants to the address the problem of illegal immigration. Democrats, he said, don't care because they see illegal immigrants as future voters while Republicans see them as future cheap labor. Illegal immigrants may save their employers dollars in lower wages, but they cost the country billions in...
  • http://www.cabinet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070913/MERRIMACK01/70913009

    09/18/2007 7:01:36 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 5 replies · 33+ views
    The Cabinet ^ | Published: Thursday, Sep. 13, 2007 | By Mark Ouellette
    Republican presidential hopeful Tom Tancredo said last week that the New Hampshire Primary and the Iowa caucus are critical to his chances of becoming his party’s nominee. “We’ve got to do well in New Hampshire and in Iowa,” said Tancredo, in an exclusive interview with the Journal on Sept. 6. “Those two states have to be our springboard for the rest of what is coming after that. We count on that. I don’t necessarily have to win both, but I have to do well and if I can do that it will definitely catapult me into the next round.” And...
  • Iraq War Debate: Tancredo Attacks Democrats Attempt To Attach Illegal Alien Amnesty to Defense Bill

    09/18/2007 6:29:38 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 7 replies · 86+ views
    USA Daily ^ | Published 09/16/2007 - 5:12 p.m. EDT | Larry Fester
    Gen. David Petraeus and moveon.org aside, in a new twist to the debate over the war in Iraq, Presidential candidate and Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo attacked plans to attach an illegal amnesty rider to a Democratic proposed defense bill by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA). Durbin attempted to add a provision that would enable illegal aliens to access taxpayer-subsidized tuition benefits. Feinstein is trying to attach a provision that would give amnesty to 2 million illegal aliens. The controversial measure would be tied to a Defense Authorization bill. Tancredo said, “Piggy-backing amnesty legislation onto a defense bill...
  • No More Timid Presidential Debates

    09/11/2007 5:57:21 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 8 replies · 385+ views
    The Bulletin (Philadelphia's family newspaper) ^ | Sept. 11, 2007 | Chris Friend
    --- SNIP --- Rep. Tom Tancredo, Washington's staunchest opponent of amnesty for illegal immigrants - the biggest hot-button issue of the campaign - is by far one of the most articulate and principled candidates and made a tremendous showing in his extremely limited time. He expressed his frustration to Fox News about the paucity of questions he received. "I had four questions in 90 minutes, and the first one didn't come for 35 minutes. It is enormously frustrating. ... I try to do my best because you have only one minute to 'make your bones,' ... [yet] you feel like...
  • Tancredo: Mexican drug runners and gang members moving to the U.S.

    09/06/2007 10:48:39 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 27 replies · 650+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Wednesday, September 5, 2007 | By Eunice Moscoso
    Presidential candidate Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo, blasted comments this week by Mexican president Felipe Calderon (pictured). Calderon said at his State of the Union speech Sunday that he would continue to protest “unilateral actions” of the U.S. Congress that “exacerbate the persecution” of Mexican illegal immigrants in the United States. He also said that Mexico does not end at the border because “where there is a Mexican. There is Mexico.” In a statement, Tancredo quipped: “Indeed part of Mexico is moving into the United States, but unfortunately that includes drug runners, gang violence and the Spanish language supplanting English.” The...
  • They Like Mike (Iowa Straw Poll)

    08/12/2007 6:36:48 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 84 replies · 1,192+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 12, 2007 | Byron York
    --SNIP-- Fourth place went, a little surprisingly, to Tom Tancredo, who delivered perhaps the biggest applause line of the day as the candidates delivered their pitches, one after the other, to the Republicans gathered in the air-conditioned Hilton Coliseum. The unexpected thing was that Tancredo’s applause-getter wasn’t about immigration. Instead, Tancredo told the story of Danny Dietz, a Navy SEAL who was killed in Afghanistan in circumstances Tancredo blamed on restrictive rules of engagement. “When I am president, I will never, ever, ever send anyone into harm’s way with a CYA memo drafted by a Pentagon lawyer,” Tancredo told the...
  • Tancredo Chides Brownback On Abortion Ad

    07/23/2007 2:33:17 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 59 replies · 1,225+ views
    KETV Omaha ^ | July 23, 2007
    WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Rep. Tom Tancredo has demanded that fellow GOP White House hopeful Sen. Sam Brownback apologize for questioning Tancredo's commitment to outlawing abortion. Tancredo, a congressman from Colorado, and Brownback, a Kansas senator, are vying for support from GOP conservatives who influence the Iowa caucuses. Brownback's campaign has been making phone calls in Iowa that criticize Tancredo for taking campaign money from a Planned Parenthood backer. It has also posted a press release detailing the accusations. "Say no to Tom Tancredo and his Planned Parenthood friend and help end abortion in America," the caller says, according...
  • Tancredo accuses rivals of disregard for views of others

    07/19/2007 6:40:22 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 15 replies · 1,330+ views
    Radio Iowa ^ | Wednesday, July 18, 2007, | O.Kay Henderson
    Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo is accusing President Bush, rival John McCain and others who tried but failed to push through an immigration reform measure of a total disregard for the views of others. "It was the arrogance that got to me as much as the bad policy that they were pushing," Tancredo says. "I mean even the president, you remember him saying, 'I'm going to see you in the Rose Garden at the (bill) signing ceremony.' Well, there was no signing ceremony. There's not going to be a bill signing ceremony." Tancredo has made his opposition to illegal immigration...
  • Tancredo Raises $1.47M In Second Quarter

    07/16/2007 8:14:13 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 37 replies · 587+ views
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | Jul 16, 2007 | AP
    (AP) DENVER Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., raised nearly $1.47 million for his presidential campaign in the second quarter of the year, according to campaign finance reports filed Sunday. The total left him well behind fundraising totals for leading candidates among both Democrats and Republicans in the race, though Tancredo's campaign also reported little debt. He had $598,451 in cash on hand, and his campaign committee had $15,0000 in debts and obligations owed, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission. The amount raised topped the $1.3 million Tancredo raised in the first three months of the year.
  • Tancredo's stark tack on reform

    07/12/2007 2:12:40 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 26 replies · 1,122+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 07/12/2007 | By Anne C. Mulkern
    Washington - Not all babies born in the United States would automatically become citizens and legal immigration would slow to a crawl under broad immigration-reform legislation unveiled Wednesday by Rep. Tom Tancredo. The Littleton Republican, known for his stalwart anti-immigration views, said a rewrite of immigration laws is still needed. Saying he needs to push the envelope, Tancredo came up with a bill that takes a starkly different tack from the version that just died in the Senate. "What I don't want to happen is that everyone walks away from the table," Tancredo said. "My hope is that by doing...
  • Tancredo wins applause at NAACP

    07/12/2007 2:02:42 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 85 replies · 3,889+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2007 | Scott Helman
    DETROIT -- As Susan Milligan noted in today's Globe, Republican presidential hopefuls have largely shied away from appearing before organizations and groups deemed to have a liberal slant. But don't tell that to US Representative Tom Tancredo of Colorado, the lone GOP candidate to appear this morning at the NAACP's annual convention in Detroit. After he came out, Tancredo wandered around the empty stage, not knowing which podium to use. "Oh, right here?" he said when led to the center lectern. "Oh my gosh, this is amazing." "Do you think we should wait a few minutes to see if these...
  • Tancredo rides high on illegal immigration

    07/05/2007 9:14:54 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 26 replies · 810+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 5, 2007 | By Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writer
    AMES, IOWA — Tom Tancredo is used to anger and hostility. But success is something else. So when the Senate buckled under a wave of popular protest and rejected an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, Tancredo wasn't sure how people would respond. The five-term Republican congressman from Colorado is not just the hard-line face of immigration reform. His run for the GOP presidential nomination is based entirely on a platform that can be summarized in a single sentence: Seal the border and send 'em back. A three-day Iowa swing, after the Senate bill's collapse last week, was a triumphal...
  • Tancredo Land - Episode 2: Where the Grandparents Lived

    07/04/2007 8:50:15 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 2 replies · 269+ views
    Team Tancredo/YouTube ^ | 03 July 2007 at 12:15 PM EST | Tom Tancredo
    Link Tancredo Land episode 2 ... Tancredo walks through the home that belongs to his grandparents. Talks about it with the family now living there. Episode 1 was good (with poor sound quality, though) as Tancredo talked about a gun toting priest who shot and killed a burglar.
  • Tancredo: Pardon The Agents, Mr. President

    07/03/2007 2:52:26 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 106 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Border Line (an immigration blog) ^ | Tuesday, July 3, 2007, 03:28 PM | By Eunice Moscoso
    n the wake of President Bush’s clemency of former vice presidential chief of staff Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Rep. Tom Tancredo urged the president to “take it a step further” and fully pardon two former Border Patrol agents whose case has galvanized conservatives. The agents — Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos — were convicted of shooting a suspected drug smuggler and trying to cover up the incident. They are serving 12 and 11 year sentences, respectively. Supporters say the agents were convicted wrongly for protecting the U.S. border against criminal intruders. Their case has become a cause celeb for conservative talk...
  • Presidential hopeful Tancredo’s solution to immigration problem: ‘Enforce the law’

    07/03/2007 10:01:00 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 17 replies · 378+ views
    Times-Republican (Iowa) ^ | Tuesday, July 03, 2007 | By KEN BLACK
    There are two “I’s” that are a resounding theme in any political campaign for federal office and such was the case when GOP presidential hopeful Tom Tancredo visited Marshalltown Friday. Immigration and Iraq dominated the discussion with a group of veterans at the Iowa Veterans Home. The Colorado congressman praised the defeat of a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the Senate this week and said his plan for fixing the illegal immigration situation in the United States is bold and controversial. “Enforce the law,” he said. “The issue is this: Is there a solution to the problem and is that...
  • Sam Brownback Campaign Attacks Tom Tancredo on Pro-Abortion Donor

    07/03/2007 9:44:16 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 22 replies · 603+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 3, 2007 | by Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- In a sign that Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback is seeking the pro-life mantle among the candidates competing for the Republican nomination for president, his campaign is going after Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo. Brownback's camp says the fellow GOP presidential candidate accepted money from a pro-abortion activist. Brownback's team has been taking shots at top-tier candidates, including repeatedly going after former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. But, on Monday, the campaign complained that Tancredo has accepted thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Dr. John Tanton, a founder of a major Planned Parenthood network. According to FEC donation...
  • Tancredo is running, but for what?

    07/02/2007 10:16:22 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 14 replies · 451+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 2, 2007 | By M.E. Sprengelmeyer
    Tancredo's Q&A with Rocky Mountain News ... in the car ... with a broken air conditioner: --SNIP-- You were a little quieter in the first two debates than in the third one. Your voice changed, you had a certain urgency to you when it looked like the Senate (immigration reform) bill was still on the table." As president I think I could do it (immigration reform) because you've got this incredible phenomenon here. I've never seen anything like it. If I just come into a state and say, "Tom Tancredo is coming to such and such hall tonight," here comes...
  • Tancredo blasts Giuliani, Brownback

    07/02/2007 10:05:31 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 44 replies · 659+ views
    Gazette Online ^ | Jul. 2, 2007, 09:06 AM
    AMES - Republican presidential hopeful Tom Tancredo criticized two of his GOP rivals on their commitment to combat illegal immigration. The Colorado congressman was in Ames on Sunday to open a campaign office and seek support for the Aug. 11 straw poll in Ames. Tancredo said he is running for president because no other candidate has as strong a commitment to illegal immigration as he does. He said Rudy Giuliani, a former New York City mayor, has tried to make it a ``sanctuary city'' for illegal immigrants. ``He's now happy as a clam with the idea of securing our borders...
  • Tancredo receives loudest cheers of six candidates at ICA-ITR Presidential Forum

    07/01/2007 10:41:47 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 22 replies · 585+ views
    The loudest cheers went to conservative Representative Tom Tancredo, who spoke out against illegal immigration. "If you want to call me a single-issue candidate, that's fine as long as you know my issue is the survival of this country," he said.
  • Word on the Street -- Iowa (Tancredo supporters)

    06/30/2007 3:46:13 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 17 replies · 465+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 15, 2007 | Team Tancredo
    Link Iowans supporting Tom Tancredo.
  • THIS TIME, THE SYSTEM WORKED...AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WON!

    06/29/2007 9:39:57 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 34 replies · 902+ views
    Team Tancredo email ^ | 6/29/07 | Tom Tancredo
    Thank you! Thank you for your phone calls, your emails, your contributions and everything you did to help "we the people" kill the Bush-Kennedy-McCain amnesty bill in the Senate yesterday. This time, the system worked. The American people made their voices heard and 53 Senators did the right thing, standing up to the White House, the Hispanic Lobby, and the corporate special interests. Our Senate victory is not only a victory for America --- it is a huge victory for our campaign! The American people have said "no" to amnesty.....and now they need a president who stands foursquare with them,...
  • "Debate" brought out childishness

    06/29/2007 8:43:34 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 11 replies · 581+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 06/29/2007 02:50:39 AM MDT | By David Harsanyi
    Now that it's finally over, only the vital questions remain. Which was more annoying: the immigration bill or the immigration bill "debate"? Who is more juvenile: Congressman Tom Tancredo or Sen. Ken Salazar? And is it possible to have a lower approval rating than President Bush? If you're not in Congress, I mean. A debate typically entails two sides hashing out an issue with facts, rebuttals and so on. Listening on occasion. Not here. It was like watching my grandparents discuss dinner plans. --SNIP-- How many Coloradans truly understand the intricacies of this wide-ranging reform? Few, I suspect. The bill...
  • How immigrants improve the curve

    06/29/2007 8:34:21 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 28 replies · 819+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 29, 2007 | Rosa Brooks:
    'THE IMPACT of immigration — legal and illegal — on jobs, schools, healthcare, the environment, national security, are all very serious problems," insists Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.), a man famed for his extreme anti-immigration views. "But more serious than all of them put together is this threat to the culture. I believe we are in a clash of civilizations." Tancredo's right about that last bit. We are in a clash of civilizations — and someday, immigrant culture may even displace some aspects of American culture. We'd better hope so. Americans? We're fat, decadent and getting dumber all the time. Our...
  • Tancredo Encore (RedState Interview)

    06/28/2007 7:32:18 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 7 replies · 248+ views
    RedState ^ | California Yankee
    I asked some follow up questions of Colorado Congressman and presidential candidate Tom Tancredo: 1. What would you do to address climate change in striving for energy independence? 2. What would you do to address taxes, health care, and education in striving for economic vibrancy? 3. What would you do about Iran's nuclear drive and its support of terrorism? LINK
  • Tancredo may drop out of ‘08 campaign

    06/28/2007 6:59:31 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 36 replies · 613+ views
    Right Wing World Dot Com ^ | June 28th, 2007 | RWW Team
    Republican presidential contender Tom Tancredo will soon quit the 2008 race if his support in a key test doesn’t measure up to other candidates, a campaign aide said. The source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Tancredo would concentrate on being re-elected to Congress if he doesn’t finish in the top four at the Iowa Republican Party’s Ames Straw Poll on August 11. Tancredo, a conservative Colorado congressman, is known for being an outspoken opponent of illegal immigration – advocating for strict enforcement of federal immigration laws. His presidential campaign has garnered little support in national polls, though he...
  • Another outrage from the US Senate (Tancredo email)

    06/27/2007 12:18:49 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 64 replies · 1,423+ views
    Team Tancredo email ^ | 6/26/07 | Tom Tancredo
    Yesterday, 64 United States Senators – including two of my opponents for the Republican presidential nomination, Sam Brownback and John McCain -- voted to move the Bush-Kennedy-McCain Amnesty bill forward. When those 64 Senators cast their “aye” votes, they betrayed the trust of the American people and the security of the United States. It really is that simple! I am absolutely disgusted at the arrogance of those Senators who freely disregard the will of the American people by their support of massive amnesty for illegal aliens. They have willfully ignored the mistakes of the 1986 amnesty bill, in order to...
  • Tancredo Calls for Rep. Paul to be Included in Iowa Presidential Forum

    06/26/2007 7:32:32 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 78 replies · 1,265+ views
    Iowa Politics Dot Com ^ | 6/26/2007 | Alan Moore
    (Washington, D.C.) – Presidential candidate Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) today called on the organizers of the Iowa presidential forum to allow the participation of Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX). “While I don’t see eye-to-eye with Rep. Paul on all issues, he is a respected Congressman, a former presidential candidate, and a man with strong convictions and the courage to express them,” Tancredo said, “The Republican party is better because he is one of us and he has earned the right to be in all presidential forums and debates.” The Presidential Forum is scheduled for Saturday, June 30th in Des Moines, Iowa....
  • Tancredo touts conservative record

    06/24/2007 9:44:48 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 14 replies · 493+ views
    Union Leader ^ | Sun., Jun. 24 | By JILL BROOKS
    LITTLETON – U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., walked the streets of Littleton yesterday morning, and then led a town meeting-style gathering of about 50 people at the United Methodist Church on Main Street. The congressman, who wants to run for President in 2008, noted that there was about 30 degrees difference between New Hampshire's Littleton, and his hometown of Littleton, Colo., that day. "I noticed as I was about to cross the street, the 'stop, look, and wave' on the road, and thought, 'What a great place for a politician!' Then a young motorist stopped and decided to tell me...
  • House approves easing curbs on Taiwan contacts (Tancredo

    06/23/2007 1:15:45 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 9 replies · 481+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | Saturday, Jun 23, 2007, Page 1 | By Charles Snyder
    The US House of Representatives on Thursday unanimously passed a measure that would eliminate a long list of restrictions on contacts between Taiwan and US officials imposed by the US Department of State that have severely crimped communications between the two sides since Washington recognized Beijing in 1978. The House acted by adding an amendment to a bill funding the State Department and other foreign affairs operations for next year. The funding bill will now go to the Senate, where the fate of the Taiwan amendment is unclear. The amendment, introduced by Republican Representative Tom Tancredo, would prohibit the administration...
  • Bloomberg stirs GOP talk on Hill

    06/21/2007 8:16:12 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 22 replies · 505+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2007 | By Jackie Kucinich and Elana Schor
    --SNIP-- While the political implications of a possible third-party candidate may intrigue some lawmakers, others were less impressed. “Good riddance,” Republican presidential candidate Rep. Tom Tancredo (Colo.) said of Bloomberg, and added that others should follow suit because “it would be a truer reflection of who they really are.” Tancredo said it was unlikely that an independent Bloomberg run would have an impact on the presidential field or the electoral balance. “In terms of what you have to do to [register] electoral votes, I doubt it will make much of a difference,” he said. ----SNIP----
  • Tom Tancredo Speaks at CPAC 2007

    06/16/2007 12:39:24 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 11 replies · 264+ views
    YouTube ^ | March 3, 2007 | Tom Tancredo
    Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
  • Tancredo hopes immigration will fire up Presidential bid

    06/14/2007 8:37:12 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 16 replies · 421+ views
    Le Mars Daily Sentinel ^ | Monday, June 11, 2007 | By Earl Horlyk
    Tom Tancredo said he doesn't mind getting confused with Iowa Rep. Steve King. He's grown accustomed to it. "My sister-in-law was watching television one night," the Colorado congressman recalled, "and called my wife, telling her what a great speech I made." "Of course, it turned out to be Steve talking on TV that night," he good-naturedly told a crowd gathered at Le Mars' Family Table Restaurant Saturday morning. Calling the Iowa congressman "a great guy," Tancredo said he and King not only talk alike and look alike, "We are also simpatico on many issues." "In fact, Steve was one of...
  • Tancredo's Drudge campaign: Defeat amnesty, politicians

    06/07/2007 10:48:05 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 11 replies · 544+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | June 6, 2007 | By M.E. Sprengelmeyer and Alan Gathright
    Rep. Tom Tancredo ratcheted up his presidential bid and anti-illegal immigration crusade today with a hot-button Web ad declaring: "Tom Tancredo: Defeat amnesty politicians." The red-and-blue advertisement on DrudgeReport.com linked to the Colorado Republican's campaign Web site statement imploring: "Defeat Amnesty AND the Amnesty Politicians ... Join 'The Save America Campaign.' " "Today I am launching a campaign to stop the U.S. Senate from selling out our country by giving amnesty to over fifteen million illegal aliens — but I can't do it without your help," stated Tancredo. He asked supporters to sign an online "No Amnesty" petition and to...
  • Senator John Edwards: The YouTube Interview

    06/01/2007 6:45:12 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 18 replies · 1,216+ views
    YouTube ^ | May 30, 2007
    At 4:56 in this video this video, John Edwards has to answer a "shotgun" round of questions ... is it a right or a privilege? Do you know the answers? This presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator gets them wrong. All of them.
  • 10 Questions for Tom Tancredo

    06/01/2007 3:35:45 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 8 replies · 316+ views
    Time ^ | Thursday, May. 31, 2007
    With the media attention on the big names in the election, how do you expect to win the nomination? —Roland Green, DENVER I have to do well enough in the first primary states to command the media attention that I would otherwise have to buy. That's why we in the second tier are all fearful of these compressed primaries. We can't afford to run in 10 states at one time. ----SNIP----- Why do you hate Mexicans? —Ubaldo Padilla, OROVILLE, CALIF. Ah, jeez. You know, even responding to that question gives it some credibility. I don't hate anyone because of their...
  • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jim Gilchrist of Minuteman Project on Immigration, Terror, Elections

    05/30/2007 6:25:21 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 3 replies · 249+ views
    Global Politician ^ | 5/30/2007 | David Storobin
    Today I spoke to Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the Minuteman Project. The most striking part of the interview was how mild his views on immigration truly were. The man has been vilified by most of the Left and even much of the Right, including the White House. He’s supposed to be an immigrant-hating vigilante who dreams of dead Mexicans at night. Instead, he’s an intelligent, mild-mannered person with very reasonable proposals that include supporting a limited H1b temporary visa program for skilled workers and about 200,000 legal immigrants annually. We also covered the War of Terror, U.S. Presidential elections,...
  • Tancredo: 'Any Republican that votes for this pays the price'

    05/26/2007 9:36:55 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 66 replies · 1,571+ views
    YouTube ^ | May 26, 2007 | Tom Tancredo
    Tancredo drives and talks immigration!.
  • Time Magazine's Joe Klein Smears Tom Tancredo

    05/25/2007 5:39:17 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 20 replies · 664+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | May 24, 2007 | By Andy Selepak
    Joe Klein of Time demonstrates why the media are more unpopular than the President they despise. Klein has smeared secure-borders advocate Rep. Tom Tancredo, calling him anti-immigrant, while insinuating that the Republican Party as a whole is prejudiced. This is as cold and calculating as the media practice of referring to illegal aliens as “undocumented workers.” It is deceptive rhetoric designed to manipulate news media consumers and confuse people about the real issues. It’s difficult to take Klein seriously and it’s tempting to dismiss what he writes as inconsequential. On the other hand, he should not be allowed to make...
  • Tancredo Rips Edwards Comments on the War on Terror as "Bumper Sticker" Slogan

    05/24/2007 9:26:49 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 23 replies · 778+ views
    Team Tancredo ^ | 5/23/2007 | Alan Moore
    (Washington, D.C.) - Presidential candidate Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) responded today to Senator John Edwards’s comments that the War on Terror is nothing more than a "bumper sticker slogan." "If Senator Edwards is saying that the war on terror doesn’t exist, I would agree", Congressman Tancredo said. "Terror is a tactic used by the enemy with which we are at war. The enemy is radical Islam, and if he does not believe that, then he is delusional. America can’t afford a president that is an ostrich, with his head in the sand on this issue." Edwards, in a speech to...
  • Tom Tancredo speaks to the Fair Tax Rally

    05/23/2007 11:13:31 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 15 replies · 503+ views
    Tom Tancredo on the FairTax: People come up and say, "How do you feel about the FairTax?" And I say, "Well, I'm a co-sponsor of the FairTax." Tom Tancredo wants to take power away from Congress and put it back in the hands of the people! Click to see and hear Presidential Candidate Tom Tancredo speak at the FairTax rally just before the FOX GOP debates in Columbia, S.C. I attended this rally: 8,000 or 9,000 people were there advocating for the FairTax. Tancredo, Huckabee, Hunter and Cox (from Illinois) were the Presidential candidates who spoke.
  • "Republican Party Falling Apart"

    05/22/2007 9:29:44 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 249 replies · 5,214+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | May 22, 2007 | By Basil Harrington
    "The Republican Party is falling apart," said one insider to me recently. "The GOP has become the party of neoliberal corporate globalism, not the party of conservatism," said another. Perhaps election 2008 will be the last hurrah. Other than Tom Tancredo, Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter, the GOP presidential candidates are a joke. The rest are all neoliberal, interventionist globalists. Look how we've derailed..." Iraq is a huge mistake, a neocon experiment in utopianism, and we are paying the price. Bush's foreign policy is not conservative. It is Wilsonian nation building. The transformation of the Middle East to liberal democracy...
  • As Salazar opens door, Tancredo's the bouncer

    05/21/2007 7:16:34 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 11 replies · 313+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 05/21/2007 | By Jim Spencer
    What Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo calls amnesty, Sen. Ken Salazar of Colorado calls a "time of purgatory." There, in a few words, are the yin and yang of immigration reform. Salazar is - to put it mildly - a cautious politician. But, like Tancredo, he has thrown himself willingly into the middle of one of the country's most rancorous debates. Salazar helped craft and promote the immigration bill the Senate begins debating today. The bill has the potential to help solve one of America's most vexing dilemmas - the presence of 12 million undocumented immigrants. It also has the potential...
  • Tancredo hounds Rudy on immigration

    05/20/2007 5:36:03 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 36 replies · 955+ views
    UPI ^ | May 18, 2007 at 5:29 PM
    WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo wants Rudy Giuliani to spell out his position on a new U.S. immigration bill. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who is one of the front-runners for the Republican Party's 2008 presidential nomination, issued a statement Friday stressing the importance of maintaining strong and efficient security and immigration controls at all U.S. border crossings in response to the amnesty bill compromise reached in the U.S. Senate. However, Tancredo, R-Colo., a leading figure in the movement to crack down hard on illegal immigrants into the United States and impose stricter border...
  • The Rally Was a Tremendous Success! Whew! (FairTax)

    05/16/2007 9:46:33 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 79 replies · 1,178+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | May 16, 2007 | Neal Boortz
    THE RALLY WAS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS! WHEW! FairTax Rally Gallery Well .. you came, didn't you? Thousands of you! What a tremendous night it was last night at the Carolina Coliseum. We had about 10,000 seats curtained off, and as I looked around I don't think there were 1000 empty seats ... all of them up near the rafters. So I'll estimate the crowd at between 8,500 and 9,000. What a night! Music from Banks and Shane and the Swinging Medallions ... and appearances by Governor Mike Huckabee, Congressman Duncan Hunter, Sean Hannity and John Stossel. The really amazing part...
  • Farmers Branch Passes Illegal Immigration Ordinance

    05/12/2007 8:59:40 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 75 replies · 2,083+ views
    NBC5 Dallas/Fort Worth ^ | 10:35 pm CDT May 12, 2007
    FARMERS BRANCH, Texas -- Farmers Branch residents on Saturday became the first in the nation to pass a regulation aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from renting apartments. Voters in the Dallas suburb approved the measure, which requires apartment managers to verify that potential renters are U.S. citizens or legal immigrants. The issue had sparked heated protests and debates. One opponent of the measure likened the decision to segregation. "This is going to be a black spot on Farmers Branch," Elizabeth Villafranca said. "This is going to be right in the column with the sitting in the back of the bus...
  • Sharpton & Jackson supported racist, child molester (Sorta vanity)

    04/12/2007 8:50:05 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 9 replies · 927+ views
    EATONTON - Since Sheriff Howard Sills first took on Malachi York and the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors in 1998, he has been at the center of a storm. It all started when he filed suit to force York's group, to close down a nightclub at the group's Putnam County village. Since then, the Nuwaubians, in fliers distributed across Middle Georgia, have called Sills a racist, accused him of beating his ex-wife, and said he was responsible for murder. Prominent black leaders - the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, and state Rep. Tyrone Brooks among them - have accused...