I’ve had a bit of back and forth with blogger HippieProf on the Tom Tancredo comment fest at the for profit Tea Party in Nashville.
Basically HP is on the side that Tancredo is a racist. If I’ve oversimplified HP’s position I truly apologize,but I don’t think I have.
The biggest sticking point I have with the entire Left on this is the fallacy that Tancredo has actually called for or proposed literacy tests.Whether civics literacy or more importantly literacy in the traditional sense the blogosphere ala Leftdom is afire with it.
Well not to completely defeat my position I offer supposedly Tancredos clarification to “journalist” John Avlon:
“I would suggest to you that a lot of people who voted for the president who didn’t know a thing about the process and couldn’t care less about it….I would use the same test on civic literacy that we have immigrants take….If you’re an American citizen who can’t pass the same test we immigrants take, then I don’t think you should vote.” Defending the integrity of the Constitution apparently has its limits.
If I’m getting the context right Tancredo did not say this to the audience in Tn. Various embeds seem to bail that out well.
Now back to my little world.(yeah, yeah joke all you want about how fucked up a place that must be)
What in the quote fails to capture what is supposedly at the core of an American Public Education System civics class???
So if you can take a deep breath and open your mind beyond your innate hatred of Republicans,proud Americans etc. you too should see the truth.
Tancredo rails against a failure of voters comprehension of what should exist in a democracy,an American one anyway. Clearly his position is that Socialism in the form of Obamanism is bad.Whatever.
I don’t see the reason for pitchforks and torches in the square but then again….I passed the test.