Word is today that U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado is dropping out of the GOP presidential race. Not surprising.
The last televised debate before the caucuses has come and gone, so Tancredo won’t get any more high-profile chances to rant on immigration, and drive the country’s fastest-growing demographic group away in droves from the country’s fastest-aging political party. And for that feat he’ll probably get a prime speaking slot at the national convention.
He was a voice for those frightened, huddled masses who believe that America’s cultural identity, which has survived a revolution, a British invasion, a ruinous Civil War, economic depressions, wave upon wave of immigrants from all over the world, two world wars, the red scare, the upheaval of the 1960s, the cold war and the war on terror, will be destroyed by illegal Latino immigrants who in some cases risked their lives to clean our hotel rooms, work on our farms and pack our meat.
Sure thing. Pretty soon there will be a Taco John’s on every corner. Oh oh…