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Tom Tancredo offers his own Colorado Compact on Immigration Fairness

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"Does the GOP have a death wish?" That's what former congressman, former gubernatorial candidate and longtime rabble-rouser Tom Tancredo asks, in the wake of a number of Republicans signing off last week on the Colorado Compact on Immigration.

Tancredo, who left the Rrepublican Party to run for governor in 2010, is now ostensibly back in the fold. But he definitely was not among the GOP leaders signing onto the compact.

In response to the December 9 announcement of the Colorado Compact -- which was signed by 87 public leaders, elected officials and civic organizations, with more joining since -- Tancredo sent out this e-mail missive:

Does the GOP have a death wish?

Whenever a political party experiences a crushing defeat, especially in an election where all indicators were pointing toward a win, finger pointing and scapegoating naturally tend to ensue.

Unfortunately, this behavior only intensifies the decades-old conflict between "conservatives" and "moderates" within the Republican Party. One such battle within that conflict revolves around the issue of immigration. We are told that if the Party would just adopt a "softer tone" and give in on the push for amnesty, we would garner the vote of Hispanic Americans. Heeding this admonition, several well-known Colorado Republicans have already signed onto something called The Colorado Compact. This "Compact," spearheaded by Democrat Senator Michael Bennet, is nothing more than a compilation of platitudes and weasel words designed to garner support for Amnesty.

As you know, I have some strong feelings on the topic of amnesty and have some perhaps surprising and enlightening information I would like to share with you and your organization. I think you will be surprised at what research has shown about the "Hispanic vote."

It is important that we work together on this very critical issue. I would enjoy and very much appreciate the opportunity to speak at one of your group's upcoming meetings. If you have an interest, please reply to this e-mail, indicating your organization's name, location and a specific date(s) and time(s) that will work for you. My staff will contact you to work out scheduling details. If time will allow, I would also be happy to debate the issue.

Please feel free to share this with others. I look forward to meeting with as people as possible.

Regards,

Tom Tancredo

And how many people have contacted Tancredo in response? "Exactly one," he told me Tuesday, and laughed. He did have a chat with Ken Buck, who called Tancredo when the former Republican Senate candidate (he lost to Bennet) signed on to the Colorado Compact.

His advice for any Republican looking at the Colorado Compact? "Do anything you want," Tancredo says. "I'm telling you you will not grt a single vote on it."

Whether Republicans support amnesty, support the Dream Act, "as Hispanics progress, they do not shift their support to Republicans," Tancredo points out. "The Republican Party is demographically on life support."

In Colorado, Republican candidate Dan Maes barely won 10 percent of the vote in his 2010 run for governor. (If he'd fallen below 10 percent, Republicans would have lost their major-party status in this state.) In contrast, Tancredo got over 36 percent of the vote as the American Constitution Party candidate. And John Hickenlooper, of course, occupies the Governor's Office today.

Tancredo, who ran for president two years earlier just so he could get people talking about immigration, isn't afraid to take on other controversial topics. He supported Amendment 64, for example. But immigration is still the issue on which he stakes his flag. The Colorado Compact is "all platitudes and bullshit," he says, "almost word for word taken from one in Utah."

So he's done his own version of the Colorado Compact for Immigration Fairness; keep reading to see it.


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davej.francis
davej.francis

THE BIG LIE.

Now that “the end of the world” sequel has ended and the truth of the Mayan “end of days” is nothing but a falsehood, we need to get back to the business of this country hitting rock bottom. Let’s begin by exploiting the oil, natural gas and clean coal and open the huge of offshore and inland deposits.In the last two decades there have been numerous safety and environmental innovations, so there is no excuse for not using these resources. With so much fossil fuel available is there some ominous explanation why we are not using our own petroleum and selling residual amounts to friendly foreign countries. Could it be that some of our politicians are paid handsomely by Arab nations, to keep using their deposits, instead of our own?

Then we have illegal immigration which the two parties are obligated to cure when the cost and financial support is out-the-window. It’s amazing that the LEGAL WORKFORCE BILL (E-VERIFY) & THE BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP BILL that could eradicate illegal aliens entering America, if both laws were imposed? These laws sit on Senator Reid of Nevada desk or GOP leader John Boehner and NOT being voted on to stop this never ending recital that is a massive impossible monetary pressure on the taxpayers. This immigration problem has been created by the Democrats mostly and the Republicans over many years. The American people should speak up and demand no more compromises and tell Congress, “Do your job and do it now?” Command the legislators to pass illegal entry as a felony and watch the numbers of foreign nationals drop off.

BUILD THE REAL 2006 SECURE FENCE AND END ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. ALL THE HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WE SAVE, COULD CONSTRUCT A MAGNIFICENT FENCE 20 FOOT HIGH AND SINK THE SUPPORTS 30 FOOT DOWN. IF A REAL BORDER FENCE OCCUPIES THE DEMARCATION LINE BETWEEN THESE UNITED STATES AND THE OTHER AMERICA. WE COULD STOP THE POVERTY WE INHERIT FROM FORIGN COUNTRIES FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE. YES! TO LEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND A HUGE “NO” TO PEOPLE WHO TAKE US ALL FOR FOOLS, INCLUDING OUR OWN COMICS IN CONGRESS.

Have you ever noticed that on TV on the computers, magazines they always show the border fence as stretching into the distance? But the truth is that hundreds of miles have no barrier, no fence, unless you want to call some pre-war rusty barbed wire a FENCE? Why do you think that many landowners live in fear every day, because the drug dealers, skin peddlers’ and illegal aliens are dangerous? Between sectors there are no barriers, nothing to end this invasion. If that wasn’t enough over 46 percent of illegal immigrants or as the “open border” nuts describe “Visa overstays. They disappear once here as there is no WAY TO TRACK THESE PEOPLE WHO COME HERE WITH THE EXPRESS REASON OF NOT GOING HOME.

Not only is illegal immigration a major flaw to our downsizing economy, but when the IRS literary ignores illegal aliens stealing over an estimated 7 billion dollars this fiscal year in child tax credits,then these lawmakers are failing to protect America and should be dumped. The TEA PARTY LEADERSHIP has not been corrupted yet by the K Street lobbyists and is enduring because they have the backing of 41 million ordinary citizens. If the American Public doesn’t speak up soon, we will fail ourselves by allowing the essence of the socialism to sink this country. We can already recognize this, by the Obama huge giveaway of food stamps for all with no restrictions, free cell phones and a large chunk of welfare that the Spongers enjoy, whether illegal aliens, citizen-Americans or legal residents.

THIS ADMINISTRATION OR WASHINGTON HAS LIED SO MUCH, WHICH LATELY INCLUDES “THE FAST & FURIOUS” Gun running scandal into Mexico and the “BENGHAZI-GATE” where four brave souls were confronted by armed Al-Qaeda armed affiliates and slaughtered, under very suspicious circumstances and with many questions remaining to be answered?

THESE ARE JUST TWO PROBLEMS THAT COULD BE RESOLVED, IF ONLY THIS COUNTRY WAS NOT BROUGHT AND SOLD BY SPECIAL INTEREST ENTITIES.

 

tim011
tim011

Tom Tandcredo is correct, and I will go even further to say the people who support amnesty for illegal aliens are racists, racist against American citizens who lose jobs and taxes, and racist against potential Asian, African, and European immigrants since amnesty will benefit Latin Americans 30 times more than all other races.  

persacom1
persacom1

Republicans would will just be handing over 11 million more votes to the Democrats if they give Amnesty to illegal aliens. A better approach for Immigration Reform would be enforcement. Deport all illegal aliens currently in the country, secure our borders and go after anyone who hires an illegal alien. Make E-Verify mandatory and retro-active. Make employers fire the illegal aliens they now employe and have to hire American citizens. This will create millions of jobs and force higher wages for the poorest population.

tim011
tim011

@Your_Attorney @tim011 

Discrimination based on national origin is called "racism" by the PC police, where have you been?  In this case it's discrimination against Americans.  

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