April 19, 2010

From Dave Weigel at The Washington Post Tancredo: Send Obama 'back' to Kenya:

Former congressman Tom Tancredo's speech at the National Tea Party was a misstep that gave organizers their only lasting, negative coverage. At a Sunday afternoon tea party rally in Greenville, S.C., where he was the keynote speaker, Tancredo stepped in it again.

[Tancredo] said Americans have reached the point where "we're going to have to pray that we can hold on to this country."

As for Obama, Tancredo said, "If his wife says Kenya is his homeland, why don't we just send him back?"

The reference is to this speech by Michelle Obama, in which she mentioned her husband's famous trip to Kenya in 2006 -- she called it, in a slip, his "home country," not "homeland." Kenya was one of several African countries visited by the Obamas on the 2006 trip, but the only one to which he had familial ties -- hence the word "home," which she hesitates over just slightly.

TPM has the video of Tancredo from that day posted here Former Rep. Tancredo: Send Obama Back To Kenya!.

Tom Tancredo defended his remarks on the Ed Schultz show. His explanation, it's Michelle Obama's fault for bringing it up. Jebus what a creep. Ed Schultz called Tancredo out for his racism and Tancredo's response was to basically call anyone who points out racism a racist and says it is "you guys on the left who are engulfed in this concept of racism.

John already talked about what a piece of work this guy is back when he was attacking Sonia Sotomayor: Tom Tancredo calls Sonia Sotomayor a racist

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