Tancredo Roasted on YouTube

March 6 2007, 2:29 PM
The Denver Post points us to an interesting video making the rounds online where Max Blumenthal of The Nation attends the Conservative Political Action Committee conference in Washington D.C. over the weekend.
Rep. Tom Tancredo of Littleton shares the limelight in a video clip racking up page views on youtube.com. In just one day, nearly 50,000 people had watched the seven-minute piece called "CPAC 2007: The Unauthorized Documentary." The video shows Max Blumenthal of The Nation weaving through crowds and asking provocative questions of several people at last week's Conservative Political Action Committee conference in Washington, D.C. After positing that the "conservative movement is in crisis,'' Blumenthal says of the presidential candidates, "only Tom Tancredo can boast of a solid conservative voting record. Whether Tancredo's brand of conservativism helps his party is another issue.'' The clip shows a part of Republican Tancredo's speech where he says the U.S. is becoming a "linguistic and cultural tower of Babel,'' and then refers to Miami as a Third World Country. Blumenthal interviews Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform and an oft-Tancredo critic, who says "I would argue that if the face of the Republican party is Tancredo, it loses over the next 25 years.''
Norquist also goes on to say that "The idea that being an immigrant basher is good politics should have been put to rest in '06." Tancredo is generally bashed in the video and made to look like a dangerous extremist by those in his own party. Check out the video yourself by visiting this link. My favorite moment is a brief interview with a representative from the Black Republican Caucus...who is a middle-age white man.