Friday, February 5, 2010
Just when you thought you were safe, Tommy Tancredo, anti-immigrant zealot and former member of the
U.S. House of Representatives, comes back. Zachary Roth of TPM reports that, in a recent speech in which he berated President Barack Hussein Obama, "Tancredo declared that President Obama was elected because `we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote in this country.' Literacy and civics test, of course, were notoriously used during the Jim Crow era to keep blacks from voting." In other words, the immigrants and minorities elected President Obama.
Tancredo gave a speech at the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville, Tennessee that began yesterday. According to New American Media, the Tea Party movement appears to be dabbling in anti-immigrant politics. This does not sound good.