Tom Tancredo, Founding Father of 21st Century Congressional Right-Wingnuttery – welshes on Pot bet

January 27, 2013



Tommy Tancredo


Tom Tancredo, former Representative from the neo-Conned enclave of dying middle class known as Littleton, CO, former Presidential candidate (basing his bid on the issue of “immigration”…see below), former gubernatorial candidate (assisting in driving the GOP even further underground in the great state of Colorado and assuring the Corporatist anti-marijuana democratic Hickenlooper a big win by splitting the vote for that position as a candidate for the American Constitution Party garnering 36.7% of the vote) and darling of WND has not changed one iota.
When Amendment 64 came up for a vote, he was all for it - a surprise supporter of amending the Colorado Constitution to legalize recreational pot use.  In fact, he vowed that, if it became law, he would publicly smoke a spliff for the cameras………..

Well, now what the law has come into effect, where’s little Anti-immigration “Anchor Baby” Tommy?

Side note:  For those who don’t remember the “anchor baby” debacle  and the fight to dehumanize anyone not quite white enough, a little wingnuttery arising out of Arizona that was carried forward by the Founding Fathers of Right Wing-Nuttery (Western Conference), it was the accusation that the “reason” so many immigrants come runnin’ across the border is so they can have their babies for free in  the US and live happily ever after as a millionaire sucking off the government tit while anchoring themselves here with a child made citizen by birth – even claiming “terrorists were doing it.  Tommy was on the bandwagon of fear-mongering on immigration and “terrorists” (September 18, 2008, Tancredo introduced H. R. 6975, the Jihad Prevention Act, which would require aliens to attest that they will not advocate installing a Sharia law system in the United States as a condition for admission, and for other purposes. …)…

Tommy easily uses the offensively ignorant term “Anchor baby” in his WND rants and discussion of immigration to describe children born of immigrants, specifically Hispanic, but also other groups he finds distatsteful.

His hypocrisy is rarely noted – Tommy actually is a 1st generation Italian born to immigrants who came to the US from Italy…

I guess  Italy must be OK while anyone from countries JUST a few miles south of the “boot”  or a few miles south of Texas, aren’t OK enough..

BUT I digress………


Promises.... Promises....

Promises…. Promises….

Well, Tommy didn’t count on legalization actually passing – just like it had failed so many times before.   Always the manipulative hypocrite,  for surely the good people of the state would kill the call for legalization again…


Clearly Tommy didn’t pay attention to the momentum legalization and decriminalization has in the state,  he misjudged us just like he misjudges everything else from immigrants to liberals to Democrats to Muslims to humanity, in general, to reality itself….

The Amendment passed and Pot has been made legal by Colorado Constitution and  Tommy…..He  has backed away from his promise to fill his lungs with toked smoke...

After stating he would honor his promise, he now welshes (what a surprise)…

After publicly making the bet, he welshes in an email…”No guts” Tancredo  now states:


“I am especially concerned that the publicity may cause my grandkids to have to justify my actions to their peers and afraid that no matter how many times I say I am NOT condoning the use of marijuana, that that message will not get through. My grandchildren are extremely precious to me and I would never want to do anything that puts them in a difficult situation.”


Unh, huh…Right, Tommy…….

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  • Rex

    A skunk shows his stripe.

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