November 28, 2006

Immigrants! And they're dark, too!

Ah yes, Tom Tancredo. Helluva way to solidify the Republican base in Miami.

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."


"Look at what has happened to Miami," the WorldNetDaily quotes Tancredo as saying in an interview. "It has become a Third World country. You just pick it up and take it and move it someplace. You would never know you're in the United States of America. You would certainly say you're in a Third World country."


"Moreover, the sheer size and number of ethnic enclaves devoid of any English and dominated by foreign cultures is widespread," Tancredo said in the statement. "Frankly, many of these areas could have been located in another country. And until America gets serious about demanding assimilation, this problem will continue to spread."

Tancredo didn't visit Miami on the Nov. 18-19 trip, but has visited before, a spokesman said. And, if Ros-Lehtinen's invitation includes "a stay at a five-star beachfront resort, he may be willing to look beyond the inherent dangers that he had cited and visit Miami again," his spokesman said.

Like that final statement? That's toward his fellow party member, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Of course, he was staying at the Breakers, on the island of Palm Beach, which in my lifetime had the quasi-apartheid practice of having workers who lived off island carry pass cards.

Via Crooks and Liars.

Posted by binky at November 28, 2006 07:10 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Extremism | Florida | International Affairs | Latin America | Politics | Shame | You Can't Make This Stuff Up


This is bizarre (if someone completely expected all at the same time) - I mean does he have no knowledge of US history at all (ethnic enclaves are pretty damn "American", if by "American" you consider standard practice in US history for many decades).

And congressman, just how sure are you that every last soul who's doing your laundry at The Breaker is indeed a legal immigrant? I mean can you really sure that even the The Breakers doesn't have teh immigrants? Maybe you best stay under your bed in Colorado and protect yourself from Floridian cooties.

Posted by: Armand at November 28, 2006 10:52 PM | PERMALINK

And of course, I wonder what his opinion is about that green enclave (enclave, zone, whatever) in Baghdad.

Posted by: binky at November 28, 2006 11:01 PM | PERMALINK
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