Who Hijacked Our Country

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Monday Hodgepodge

Arizona’s new immigration law is so bad — how bad is it? — it’s sooo bad, even Tom “Kill All The Mud Races” Tancredo is leery of it.

The former Colorado senator, who never met a swarthy furriner he didn’t hate, is worried about the police being able to stop anybody for any reason. He said:

“I do not want people here, there in Arizona, pulled over because you look like you should be pulled over.”

And speaking of people getting pulled over because of how they look, here’s a little irony: One of the Far Right’s biggest heroes has a foreign name and a dark complexion.

This article shows his picture. And yes of course he’s railing against immigrants and poor people. Does he ever do anything else?

And WTF kind of name is Andre Bauer??? Well, which is he, a frog or a kraut? Why couldn’t the people of South Carolina elect an American to the position of Lt. Governor? Anyway, look at his picture and try to guess how far past the Arizona state line he’d get before It Happened: “Get out of the car, Wetback! What country were you born in? Show us your papersss!!!”

Did you ever have the pleasure of watching a brutal bloody fight between two people you hate? Check this out — Somali Islamic terrorists versus Somali pirates. Come on, stomp that motherfucker! Fuck him where he breathes!

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Anonymous amadmike1 said...

Tom Tancredo doesn't like it? I would be suspicious of that alone.

April 26, 2010 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

It is a racist assumption to suggest that Bauer was talking about blacks and Latinos when referring to welfare recipients as "lazy", as most people on welfare rolls are white, and well, lazy. And if you can make more money from the system sitting at home than the wages that the jobs illegal immigrants, oh, excuse me, "undocumented" immigrants perform, than who can really blame them?
Still, the AZ law seems like one step closer to becoming a total police state, which I'm sure the fascists on the right don't mind, as long as you don't have to raise their taxes to cover it.

April 26, 2010 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mad Mike: Yup, something's rotten in Denmark.

Lew: I think Bauer thinks most welfare recipients are minorities. He doesn't strike me as somebody who thinks outside of the Archie Bunker stereotypes.

April 26, 2010 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger Demeur said...

$2.5 million for hostages? Gee I didn't know Goldman Sachs had a branch in Somalia.

April 26, 2010 at 4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tancredo was a former Congressmen, not Senator, let's not make this any worse then it is.

One thing I liked about him is he was the ONLY anti-illegal Immigration who wanted the employers (no matter how big) thrown in jail for hiring them.

What kind of nut thinks this Country will put Millionaires in Jail?


April 26, 2010 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Demeur: LOL. I'm sure Goldman Sachs could teach those pirates a few things about ruthlessness.

Erik: I couldn't remember; I thought he was a senator. I also didn't know he wanted employers jailed for hiring illegal immigrants. At least he was consistent. Everything I've seen attributed to him, he seems hateful and mean-spirited enough that he might as well be a racist, whether he actually is or not.

April 26, 2010 at 7:18 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

I've long suspected Tancredo became a crusader (or crank, if you prefer) on illegal immigration when he noticed it brought him media attention and a certain following. I think he was then an ambitious pol who was pleasantly surprised by how much traction he was getting by harping on that issue. Before long, though, he had to say more and more outrageous things to keep getting attention, which he did.

I sometimes wonder if in some corner of his mind Tancredo regrets making this his schtick and flogging it quite so hard.

Nothing I can prove, just a hunch.

In any case, he has said, and I tend to believe him, that he doesn't hate immigrants, legal or otherwise. He claims he hates the fact illegals too often bring criminal behavior along, and even the ones who don't do that tend to overwhelm schools and other public services.

I'm seeing and hearing Arizona's governor, OTOH, is happy to exploit this issue for political gain, not the least of that the chance to scare or otherwise keep a lot of likely Democratic voters away from the polls in the fall.

That would fit with Republicans' anything-to-win approach.

April 26, 2010 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: That sounds like a good theory on Tancredo's popularity; just another bottom-feeding demagogue getting powerful and famous by pushing the public's Fear and Hate buttons.

April 27, 2010 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger T. Paine said...

Yeah, sounds like Tancredo.

Of course Obama is the post-partisan post-racial president that was going to heal the divide caused by Hugo Chavez's devil incarnate Bush.

Guess Obama decided to give up on that idea and just follow the good ol' Democratic politician playbook instead though, huh?

April 27, 2010 at 9:22 PM  

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