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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:48 AM
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Tancredo announces retirement, regrets being known only for hating immigration.
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/12/08/tancredo-retiring /

Tancredo announces retirement, regrets being known only for hating immigration.

Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) is retiring, maybe to run for Colorado governor in two years, maybe to join a right-leaning think tank. I just didnt feel that there was anything left I could do in the House, he said. The AP notes that Tancredo seems worried that hell be remembered only for blasting illegal immigration. Citing his desire for increased domestic exploration for fossil fuels, Tancredo said, There are a lot of issues beyond immigration that I want to deal with.
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ieoeja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:52 AM
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1. This is what I find confusing about famous bigots.

Don't they realize that years from now, if they are remembered at all, it will be almost solely for their bigotry?

So Tancredo apparently does know that he is on the losing end of history here. But he does it anyway. Weird.


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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:53 AM
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2. He will probably jump on the anti-gay bandwagon
Nothing but a failure who uses the political field to find employment.
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:54 AM
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3. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I'm shedding crocodile tears. NOT!
One more neocon asshole to be flushed down the toilet. Hey Tom - flush Marilyn Musgrave with you willya?
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hendo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:06 AM
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5. actually
from having met him. he really doesn't like her all that much. She is a completely different type of human excrement.
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hendo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:05 AM
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4. Tom
was an a** in the House, but having met him a few times he actually was a pretty nice guy in person, and not nearly as racist as public perception would suggest.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:08 AM
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6. Unfortunately with politicians, it's their public actions that are influential
And unfortunately there are plenty of other 'Tancredos', including plenty in the UK and Europe. We don't have as many religious bigots in politics as America seems to; but lots of the racist/ immigrant-hating sort.
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hendo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:18 AM
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7. But the good thing about our Tancredo
is that not many in the House took him seriously.
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