Tom Tancredo is glad that it's Osama, not Obama, who's dead. Really!

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Tom Tancredo
While Governor John Hickenlooper was tangling with legislative leaders Tuesday, Tom Tancredo, the renegade candidate who got 36 percent of the vote in the gubernatorial race last November, was tangling with MSNBC host Martin Bashir.

Who won? You be the judge.

Back in July 2010, in a Washington Times op-ed, Tancredo had written: "Mr. Obama is a more serious threat to America than al Qaeda. We know that Osama bin Laden and followers want to kill us but at least they are an outside force against whom we can offer our best defense."

The death of Osama bin Laden inspired MSNBC to revive that statement, and during an interview Tuesday, Bashir asked Tancredo: "To follow your logic, would you have preferred, then, the death of the President as opposed to bin Laden?"

"No. Of course not," Tancredo replied. "My God. And that is not a logical assumption anybody can make."

After a wild day on the blogosphere yesterday, Tancredo offers this: "Bashir apparently made his bones by interviewing Michael Jackson. He should stick to drugged-up pop stars. "

Watch the video here.

Before he ran for governor, before he ran for president, Tom Tancredo was already making waves. Read Michael Roberts's 2003 profile of the pol here.

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Holy cow,,

I saw the video, and gotta tell ya, 1Y tommy t's every bit as nuts as ever.

Yea, I'm glad he got humiliated in the gov's race, but in a way I do kinda miss his outright, in your face insanity. It makes political races fun,espescially since he's so batshit crazy.

That nonsense about the "coverup" on the border is simply not close to true, but 1Y sounds absolutely sincere when he looks in the camera and says it.l

And the bit about the President hating America, transforming it, how anybody would have complained if bush had gotten Bin Laden...........(as though that could ever have happened)............he made himself sound like the ultimate clown that he is, almost as though his main goal is to amuse us.

But, and this is always important to remember, 1Y is actually certifiable. Crazy certifiable, that is.

He used a 1Y status to dodge the Vietnam era military draft, at the same time he was a young college republican, exhorting on America's commitment in the Vietnam conflict.

Not the only war lovin' republican to dodge the draft, either. The Senate and Congress are full of chickenhawk reds.

Here's hopin' this isn't the last 1Y run the repubs (or American Constitution Party) are dumb enough to mount.

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