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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:53 PM

Tancredo Backs Out Of Bet To Smoke Pot

Source: TPM



NICK MARTIN 7:04 PM EST, SATURDAY JANUARY 26, 2013

Ex-Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) on Friday backed out of his bet to smoke pot if Colorado legalized the drug for recreational use, saying that going through with it would have set a bad example for his grandchildren.

The immigration hardliner had promised a promotional filmmaker that although he did not partake in drugs he would give marijuana a try if voters in the state passed Amendment 64, which was designed to legalize pot for recreational use. The measure passed in November, and Tancredo said this week he would make good on his promise.

But in an email posted Friday by Denver television station KUSA, Tancredo said he was going to “welch” on his bet.

From the email:

I am especially concerned that the publicity may cause my grandkids to have to justify my actions to their peers and afraid that no matter how many times I say I am NOT condoning the use of marijuana, that that message will not get through. My grandchildren are extremely precious to me and I would never want to do anything that puts them in a difficult situation.

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Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/tancredo-backs-out-of-bet-to-smoke-pot?ref=fpa



Link to Tancredo's e-mail:
http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/312651/222/Tom-Tancredo-will-pass-on-puff

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Reply Tancredo Backs Out Of Bet To Smoke Pot (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
Exultant Democracy Jan 2013 #1
thatgemguy Jan 2013 #2
Renew Deal Jan 2013 #3
haydukelives Jan 2013 #8
marble falls Jan 2013 #23
TeamPooka Jan 2013 #4
mike_c Jan 2013 #5
Gregorian Jan 2013 #6
longship Jan 2013 #7
winstars Jan 2013 #9
Iwillnevergiveup Jan 2013 #10
Grassy Knoll Jan 2013 #11
Trascoli Jan 2013 #12
SoapBox Jan 2013 #13
Proletariatprincess Jan 2013 #14
beevul Jan 2013 #15
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #16
beevul Jan 2013 #17
7wo7rees Jan 2013 #18
Ian David Jan 2013 #19
logosoco Jan 2013 #20
marble falls Jan 2013 #21
DinahMoeHum Jan 2013 #22
tavernier Jan 2013 #24
libdem4life Jan 2013 #29
SemperEadem Jan 2013 #25
rurallib Jan 2013 #26
think Jan 2013 #27
otohara Jan 2013 #28
KansDem Jan 2013 #30
Paladin Jan 2013 #31

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:56 PM

1. He probably should have thought of that befre he made the bet. But I'm fine with him backing out

Im sure there are plenty of people in CO happy to pinch hit for him as it were.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:56 PM

2. Always knew

He's a liar and a coward.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:57 PM

3. I'm OK with this as long as Ted Nugent goes through with his promise.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:37 PM

8. LOL

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:55 AM

23. The only question is: will the Nuge shit himself figuratively or literally?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:01 PM

4. better to let your grandchildren know your word and promise is worthless also

that you are a liar and a deadbeat welsher.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:04 PM

5. would have been a waste of good ganja anyway....

I'll smoke his share.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:31 PM

6. He might actually become conscious.

And that goes against everything Republican. Couldn't have that now.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:32 PM

7. Wimp!!

Marijuana never hurt anybody.

Wimp!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:48 PM

9. More of the same for TT, once a coward always a coward:

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:23 AM

10. May Tancredo

forever be an EX!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:25 AM

11. Another CON Liar......

What a great example and video proof that these assholes are talking
threw their necks.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:25 AM

12. Awe... I was looking forward to this

 

now it wont happen. At least in public.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:37 AM

13. Of course he would back out...

He's a PukeBagger...that makes him a loud mouth, POS, liar.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:25 AM

14. Marijuana smoke can make liberals out of conservatives...

That is why I have a fantasy to hot box a full session of congress and keep them in the Capital to watch Oliver Stone and Michael Moore and Michael Parente documentaries for a minimum of one week.
Now that would be an education system...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:40 AM

15. Welching on a bet sets a good example for his grandchildren? N/T

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Response to beevul (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:04 AM

16. He's a Republican

And he wanted to pass his values on to his grandkids.


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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:13 AM

17. I know right?

"See kids, its much more important to be anti-drug than it is to be honest and trustworthy"


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:47 AM

18. Bummer for the grandkids

To be closely tied to a public figure who cannot see past his public image to prove there is no lie greater than a Big Lie.



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:15 AM

19. His grandkids are probably laughing their stoned assess off. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:29 AM

20. So I am guessing this guy does not drink alcohol?

Other wise isn't he basically saying "Look, kids, grandpa is a hypocrite!"
(yes, he is a rebublican so that may go without saying...)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:48 AM

21. It isn't as if he hasn't welched, lied, or broken promised before.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:53 AM

22. Pansy.

n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:50 AM

24. Good for him.

I'm a booze drinker,an occasional pot smoker, and an ex cig smoker. None of these habits have ever made me healthier, wealthier, or wiser. They are just a recreation that I enjoy, but I don't encourage any of them to my grand kids. I've never smoked or been drunk in their presence and I don't consider this as "lying" to them.

I do talk to my grand kids about being kind and helpful and truthful and praise and encourage those qualities.

I have no doubt that they will develop their own bad habits without my help.

I'm no fan of Tancredo in any way, shape or form, but in this case I won't judge him.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #24)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:18 PM

29. He judged himself and admitted to, at the very least, being stupid.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:16 AM

25. but I'll bet he'll go have a drink in front of his grandchildren

and they know where his liquor cabinet is.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:32 AM

26. so sorry to hear he has spawned.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:32 AM

27. No worries. Just glad he supported Amendment 64

He might prefer edibles. Less conspicuous....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:33 PM

28. Shows How Out of Touch He is With COLORADO

Colorado loves pot, has for years.
I knew it would pass.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:43 PM

30. Well, if that's the case...can I have his doobie?!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:50 PM

31. Tancredo, Every Breath You Take Is A Bad Example To Your Grandkids.


A few tokes might have made you marginally better; it sure wouldn't have made you any worse......

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