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Tancredo's Anti-Immigration Rally Draws Meager Crowd to Phoenix

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It continues to amaze me how much TV coverage a couple hundred to a few thousand tea party or anti-immigration reform supporters garner any time they so much as sneeze in a public space. When compared to mainstream coverage of events with tens of thousands—or even hundreds of thousands— of immigration reform supporters, it’s absurd to say the least.

As AZ Central reports, last weekend’s rally with former Representative Tom Tancredo, in support of Arizona’s controversial new immigration law, drew about 1/5 of the expected crowd–a paltry 2,000 people:

The day drew only about 2,000 participants, rally organizers said, far less than the 10,000 they had expected. Participants came from across the state and across the country.

Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., was one of the first to speak and said he could tell the value of the new anti-immigration law by the amount of hysteria from opponents.

“Judging by that, this is the best damn bill that’s been passed in the United States of America,” Tancredo said. “I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart because it got America to pay attention to this issue.”