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Even Tom “Miami Is A Third World Country” Tancredo Is Telling Trump To Tone It Down

You know it’s bad when even the guy who once called Miami a “third world country” is telling you to chill out. Last weekend, former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo told the Denver Post that leading Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump “needs to be a little bit more artful” when discussing immigration with press. Of course, … Continue reading »

GOP Gubernatorial Races in California and Colorado Shows What Happens When Republicans Cede the Initiative to the Hardliners

What an Ex-Minuteman, Tom Tancredo, and Eric Cantor Have in Common Washington, DC – So much for the modernization of the Republican Party. In California, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has a very real chance to win the state’s Republican primary in early June.  Donnelly is a former Minuteman, who once likened unauthorized immigration to a war, and … Continue reading »

Colorado's Andrew Romanoff Ties Mike Coffman to Tom Tancredo, GOP Failures on Immigration Reform

The Denver Post (as well as the American Spectator) called it a few days ago when they warned that Tom Tancredo‘s candidacy for Colorado governor could have ripple effects for other state Republicans running this year.  When a well-known candidate on the ballot is a famous xenophobe who once called Miami a “third-world country,” it doesn’t make … Continue reading »

Colorado GOP Deathly Afraid of Tom Tancredo & His Toxic Anti-Immigrant Candidacy

The GOP has a demographic problem because they are alienating voters they could be winning with their opposition to issues like immigration reform.  This year, the GOP’s worst-case scenario is a possibility in Colorado, where the famously anti-immigrant former Congressman Tom Tancredo is running for governor.  Party leaders are deathly afraid that Tancredo — who once called … Continue reading »

Silliness from Tom Tancredo: GOP Can Win Latino Voters While Blocking Immigration Reform

One year ago today, the RNC released its Growth and Opportunity Project / 2012 autopsy report — a document which recognized its missteps in the last presidential election and offered prescriptions on how to attract more voters to their tent.  They even encouraged Congressional Republicans to pass immigration reform, because, as the report put it, “Hispanic … Continue reading »

GOP Beware: If You Don’t Enact a Permanent Immigration Solution, the President Will Have to Step in to Provide a Temporary One

The Legal Authority and Political Consequences of Executive Action on Deportations In February, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) slammed the brakes on immigration reform.  Last week, President Obama ordered Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to review his options for executive action to reduce deportations.  These developments beg the question: if the GOP continues to squander an … Continue reading »

Update: Anti-Immigrant Zealot Tom Tancredo to Announce He's Running for Colorado Governor

  Update: He’s doing it! Tom Tancredo said that he will soon officially announce his bid for Colorado Governor. From the Denver Post: Tancredo last week indicated he is strongly considering a run for governor in 2014. As of Wednesday night, Tancredo had not filed the necessary paperwork with the secretary of state’s office. Tancredo did note, … Continue reading »

Washed-Up Anti-Immigrant Hardliner Tom Tancredo—No Surprise—Comes Out Against Colorado Compact

Earlier this month, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), along with a large and prominent group of pro-immigration reform leaders in Colorado, launched the Colorado Compact, a bipartisan set of principles to guide a conversation on immigration reform going forward.  The Compact boasts some of the broadest possible support from across the political spectrum, and has been … Continue reading »