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Published:February 14th, 2010 13:15 EST
Tom Tancredo: Terrifying Teabagger

Tom Tancredo: Terrifying Teabagger

By Robert Paul Reyes

Sarah Palin was the headline speaker at the recent Tea Party Convention, but I won`t risk a migraine by attempting to analyze her drivel. Ya know, what I`m talking about?

tom tancredoTom Tancredo, the former congressman from Colorado, also spoke at the teabagger convention, and his speech is a fair representation of the mindset of the teabaggers.

Let`s examine a paragraph from that speech in which Tancredo questions the very legitimacy of the 2008 election results:

"People who could not spell the word `vote` or say it in English put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House - (his) name is Barack Hussein Obama. The revolution has come. It was led by the cult of multiculturalism aided by leftist liberals all over who don`t have the same ideas about America as we do."

The 2008 election wasn`t a replay of the controversial 2000 campaign, Obama won a clear and decisive victory. At this juncture the only ones who question the legitimacy of Obama`s mandate are racists who can`t accept a black man in the Oval Office. A constant refrain at teabagger events is the illegitimacy of the Obama presidency.

Tancredo is unable to make a speech without taking a swipe at Hispanics in general and undocumented workers is particular. The failed presidential candidate claims that people who can`t even say "vote" in English helped put Obama in the White House. This anti-Hispanic sentiment is rampant at teabagger shindigs, no wonder you won`t find any Latinos at teabagger meetings.

Tancredo like most teabaggers has a European-centric perspective, thus his dig at multiculturism and his mention of Obama`s middle name. Everything European is good, Everything Mexican, Arabian, Chinese, and African is bad -- according to the teabaggers. America is a pluralistic society, made up of immigrants not only from Europe, but from everywhere in the world.

Whites will soon be a minority in America, and America will soon be surpassed by China and India in the realms of economics, science and military might.

Sarah Palin, Tancredo and the teabaggers are Neanderthals on the losing side of history, they will soon be overwhelmed by demographics.

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