Tom Tancredo says John Hickenlooper wants to raise taxes
John Hickenlooper has said that every agency in the state of Colorado is under funded, and that means he wants to raise taxes, according to American Constitution Party/Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Tancredo. Tancredo told a meeting of supporters Saturday that Hickenlooper's plan to bring "smart people" into a room to "vision" a solution to Colorado's budget problems "won't work." What's needed, Tancredo declared, is leadership.
LINK: Keith Peterson at Here Us Now and I filmed Tancredo's talk to the 150 or so folks who attended Saturday's Rocky Mountain Teaparty townhall. He has posted his clips. I'll post one or two short ones tomorrow. His three clips are here. Note the responsive and enthusiastic crowd. Tancredo has the Tea Party behind him.
Tancredo: True Conservative OR Gun Grabber and Chicken Hawk?
I’m guilty as charged. I have self interest in passing this information on to you. No, not because Tambor was picked to run with Dan Maes. It’s because a person that I trusted and respected has turned out to be less than I thought he was. I believe most of you will agree that there’s a difference between making a mistake and repeated violations of important values and principles.
Here’s an important point: Con men seldom look like the bad guys in the movies. More often we like them and trust them. How often do we allow a person to violate our trust before we recognize a pattern of deception?
I have to say that for years I’ve called Tancredo a friend. Remember, he spoke at our Republican Breakfast because I asked him to. I’ve known him since college. We were a small tight knit group from 1965 -69 at UNC. We College Republicans spent a lot of time together. I moved to Wyoming, Utah and back to Colorado after college. I wasn’t politically active for several years but I knew that Tancredo had been teaching, was elected to the State House, worked at the Independence Institute and then was elected to Congress in the newly formed CD 6. Never once during the time I knew him did he miss any activity for mental reasons. For that matter, he wasn’t any different than me, Steve Duhram, Don Smith or Paul Weichel (all a bit crazy but not depressed) I remember being shocked when Mike Coffman refused to appear on the same stage with Tancredo in 2003. I hadn’t served in Vietnam because my lottery number wasn’t called. I was unaware what Tancredo did to avoid the draft. Its not whether a person serves or not, it’s what that person does when called to serve that counts.
I remember something about a gun show bill that Congress had considered after the Columbine incident. But the bill died and I forgot about it. Now, I’ve found out that the worst and most restrictive gun show bill ever proposed in Congress was supported and voted for by Tom Tancredo. Every other Republican from Colorado refused to support the bill even if it meant they might not be re-elected! They wouldn’t violate their principles.
Then there’s the broken promises, Tarp bill, earmarks and more. I’m including a link and an attachment for you to look at. After seeing the history of lies and deceit and if you are as sickened as I am, please contact those Republican elected officials that are supporting Tancredo and let them know what you think.