Is Tancredo’s opposition to the War in Iraq actual opposition to the war, or just another Tancredo snit levied against the President? Knowing Tancredo it is the latter, plus the fact that many of the people who would support him in the primaries are seriously anti-war isolationists. He and Bay Buchanan are partners in Team America PAC. Bay’s brother Pat, is extremely anti-war.
There is an ‘old’ Internet tradition that all arguments eventually end with comparing your opponent to Nazis and linking them to Hitler. The moment this occurs the person doing the linking loses all credibility and the argument. Unfortunately, this is one of those times where those links do occur. Granted they are two degrees of separation away from the object of this profile, but they are there.
As a blogger, I’ve been tracking the Council of Conservative Citizens and their links to the whole anti-immigration movement for nearly a year. Tancredo has penned op-eds for VDARE , owned by Peter Brimelow, who has admitted to publishing white supremacist authors on the site. In a letter to the editor of the Rocky Mountain News dated July 23, 2006, Brimelow admits that Jared Taylor, a frequent contributor is a ‘white nationalist’. Barbara Coe, stalwart of the CofCC, close associate of Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist, and anti-Hispanic extremist has appeared with Tancredo at several anti-immigration events. In addition, Tancredo has cited Virginia Abernathy, a Vanderbilt professor and identified member of the KKK as an expert on immigration.
Oh, yeah, he once threatened to bomb Mecca.
The real problem here is that it's actually possible that Tancredo could secure the GOP nomination in 2008. As a card-carrying Republican, I find the prospect absolutely terrifying.