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Friday, July 13, 2007

It's Not Just Bush: The Republican Candidates for President Don't Care About Black People Either

U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Col., was the sole Republican candidate to address yesterday's NAACP GOP Presidential Candidate Forum, although all nine GOP candidates were invited. Tancredo looks a bit lost and forlorn, like a child who has lost track of his Daddy's hand. Look at him, surrounded by unoccupied lecterns, each one as bald as an admonitory finger, each one with a placard declaring the name of the GOP candidate who would have stood behind it had he only cared enough to show up to address a significant constituency of the citizens he would presume to lead.

1 comment:

Alexander said...

Boston Globe...
"He used his opening remarks to talk about his signature issue, illegal immigration, and how it was hurting American workers, and especially African-American workers. Tancredo said he gets "insulted" every time he hears that illegal immigrants are working jobs American citizens won't take."

MSNBC's First Read highlights:

Tancredo said proponents of immigration reform have "the audacity to call 'amnesty' the modern day civil rights movement." He earned big applause for saying "There is no comparison" between the two movements.
He then closed with a two-minute statement, including an anecdote highlighting what he said whites and blacks have in common -- a language.
OK Amor,
Is he lost or right on target?
He also got several STANDING ovations! Looks like his visit paid off and it will be harder for people to say his positions on illegal immigration are racist.