Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Tom Tancredo Thinks Miami Third World

The racist heart of the immigration debate reveals itself. This is what happens when anti-immigration Republicans such as Tom Tancredo say what they believe with feeling.

Rep. Tom Tancredo, the leader of the anti-illegal immigration faction in the U.S. House, spent a recent weekend at The Breakers in Palm Beach.

Ninety miles to the south, he found a symbol to bolster his belief that unfettered immigration is endangering the United States: Miami, he told a conservative online news site, ``has become a Third World country.''

Countries are judged third world based on their economy. Miami has one of the largest economies of any city in America. That's hardly third world. Tourists come to Miami to play. The same can't be said for Sudan or Iraq. Perhaps Tancredo is bothered that there are residents that have the same skin complexion as Iraq or Sudan.

Tancredo's book "In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America's Border and Security" contained this nugget.

Tancredo, chairman of the House Immigration Reform Caucus, warned in his book, "In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America's Border and Security," that the country is on a course to the dustbin of history. Like the great and mighty empires of the past, he wrote, superpowers that once stretched from horizon to horizon, America is heading down the road to ruin.

So immigration took the Roman empire down. Tancredo doesn't seem to have a problem with empires having imperialistic ambitions.

Go to Tancredo congressional website and see he has a serious Mexico fetish. When a man harps and harps about another group of people and calls them a threat to national security - there is reason for citizens to question his motives. Immigration isn't a policy issue for him. It's an obsession.



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