Out-Tancredoing Tancredo at GOP’s Anti-Immigrant Debate – from The Nation

Though it’s not surprise that this continues to be a hot-button item for these candidates they may want to spend a little more time figuring out how to get us out of the Iraq war. What’s promising to me is that this year’s voters made it clear that immigration is not the biggest worry in their minds. I don’t believe that immigration is the first problem we need to solve. We involved in a horrible war we need to get out of which is costing us billions of dollars, far more money than any issues with illegal immigration are costing. I think that’s where we need to start .

Out-Tancredoing Tancredo at GOP’s Anti-Immigrant Debate – Full Article
John Nichols
Wed Nov 28, 9:27 PM ET

The Nation — Tom Tancredo, the immigration-crazed congressman from Colorado, is never going to be the Republican nominee for president. But Wednesday’s night’s CNN/YouTube debate confirmed that he has prevailed in the contest of ideas — if raw xenophobia can be called an idea.

For much of the first stretch of what should have been a critical debate for candidates who are racing toward Iowa caucuses that are now just six weeks away, the Republicans who would be president stumbled over one another to out-Tancredo Tancredo. And, while they did not quite rival the congressman’s rabid rhetoric, the other contenders made it clear that they can be just as crudely aggressive as the Coloradan when it comes to rejecting the Biblical injunction to welcome the stranger.


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