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Tom Tancredo Brings the Crazy

by Staff


Tags: Fear-mongering Tancredo, Fear Tancredo, Political Desperation, Immigration Terrorism, Politics of Fear,

In a stunning act of political desperation, presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, who’s polling somewhere around the margin of error, has released a new campaign ad that sinks to new depths of fear-mongering. “There are consequences to open borders beyond the 20 million aliens who’ve come to take our jobs,” intones a voice straight out of a  thrasher flick trailer. The consequences? Fiery death, if the off-screen explosion is any indication.

Much like the classic 1964 Daisy ad that sowed fears of little girls being nuked if voters chose unwisely, this spot ends with a stark (and ludicrous) warning: “Tancredo… before it’s too late.” Scary stuff. Perhaps that's why YouTube has flagged at least one version of the ad as “inappropriate” for children and is requiring visitors to log in before viewing it.

(Thanks to CrooksAndLiars.com for the tip.)

 

festivemanb
11/13/2007 11:34:43 PM

This is one of those rare rare circumstances in which reality is funnier than any joke I could come up with. "Tancredo. Before it's too late." .... http://bmackie.blogspot.com