November 28, 2006

JINGO BELLS:

Colorado congressman calls Miami a 'Third World country': A critic of citizenship opportunities for illegal immigrants says 'Third World' Miami shows America's future if immigration isn't checked. (LESLEY CLARK, 11/27/06, MiamiHerald.com)

Rep. Tom Tancredo, the leader of the anti-illegal immigration faction in the U.S. House, spent a recent weekend at The Breakers in Palm Beach.

Ninety miles to the south, he found a symbol to bolster his belief that unfettered immigration is endangering the United States: Miami, he told a conservative online news site, ``has become a Third World country.'' [...]

The remarks drew an instant rebuke from Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who called Tancredo ''flat out wrong'' and extended an invitation for him to come and judge the city for himself.

''I invite my friend, Tom, to visit beautiful Miami, my hometown, and experience firsthand our hospitality,'' Ros-Lehtinen said. ``Come on down, Tom, the water's fine!''


Remember when the nativists thought the Jews were ruining Miami? (which, by the way, is the envy of the First and Second Worlds, nevermind the Third)

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 28, 2006 11:35 AM
Comments

What else can you expect from a Tanton-funded xenophobe who claims that Compton, CA (!) is controlled by the Mexican mafia?

Put down the Kool-Aid, Tom.

Posted by: Brad S at November 28, 2006 2:21 PM

A Tancredo/Lyndon LaRouche in '08 ticket would be perfect for the right-wing wahoos. Put the nutjobs in one basket.

Posted by: sam at November 28, 2006 2:39 PM
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