Tancredo: GOP Will Win 2014 on Obama Impeachment Message


PFAW's Brian Tashman points us to Colorado GOP gubernatorial frontrunner Tom Tancredo's latest opinion column for the hard-right conservative website World Net Daily. We can understatedly tell you…it doesn't screw around.

Writing in the far-right outlet WorldNetDaily, Tancredo claims that President Obama is “addicted to dictatorial behavior” and should face impeachment over his handling of Obamacare, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order and Egypt’s political crisis, along with the phony IRS and Benghazi scandals.

Tancredo also likens the U.S under Obama to Nazi Germany: “How often do we hear from the left that Americans must not be ‘good Germans’ and remain silent in the face of oppressive laws? What about obedience to dictatorial edicts?”

A little passage as cited by Tashman:

The case for impeaching and removing President Obama grows stronger each week, as the president continues to violate the constitutional limits on his executive powers. His latest move in delaying the enforcement of yet another part of Obamacare should be article 20 in a bill of indictable offenses against the Constitution.

Citizens of all persuasions and parties should take encouragement in the fact that impeachment is fast becoming a respectable topic of debate even in the mainstream media. Of course, it is usually discussed with the disclaimer that it is a practical impossibility with Democrats in control of the Senate.

That Beltway conventional wisdom will soon change as Republican control of the Senate in 2015 becomes increasingly likely. But what Republicans do not yet understand is that the call for impeachment can be a winning issue in gaining control of the Senate in the November elections. [Pols emphasis]

So, uh, folks, there is a not-insignificant bubble of unreality in which Tancredo's prescription of an "impeach Barack Obama" platform for the GOP this election sounds perfect. In fact, if you were to make a Venn diagram of voters who think Obama should be impeached and Colorado Republican primary voters, you'd find Tom Tancredo's base. And we needn't remind you, Tancredo is the frontrunner in all polling of the GOP gubernatorial primary up to now.

Democrats, needless to say, would be overjoyed to see Republicans take Tancredo's advice. This kind of rhetoric, not at all out of the ordinary for Tancredo, is why we have previously advised fellow Republicans to never, ever give this man a microphone. But it's a bit late for that now, isn't it?

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  1. davebarnes says:

    That is why it is called World Nut Daily.
    How is the Honey Badger going to top this?

    Let's compare Tommy's ranting about illegals with last night's GOP dwarf candidates' debate.

    "Will you sign a bill overturning in-state tuition for illegal immigrants?
    No: Brophy, Clark, House

    Even Greg the Gun Nut knows that picking on children is a bad idea.

  2. mamajama55 says:

    37%. Just keep reminding yourself that this fool got 37% the last time he ran for Governor. And that wasn't even as a major party candidate.

    His secret was broadening his base from disaffected old white folks to disaffected young white folks who believe that, "The immigrants are taking all our jobs and sucking up welfare benefits."

    If Tancredo gets the nomination, he will have a thin line to walk, between keeping this base happy, and presenting himself as a viable mainstream candidate. Let's hope he does lots of ranting on the rightie blogs.

  3. OrangeFree says:

    Honestly, if you Godwin yourself at any point during a campaign, it should automatically disquialify you from holding office. 

    Call it anti-freedom of speech all you want, but I'm pretty sure it would hold up with SCOTUS wink

  4. BlueCat says:

    Yes. The guy who says we are living under a regime just like Nazi Germany is going to win statewide in purple Colorado. And my cat is going to start coughing up diamonds instead of hairballs.

    It would be fun to send Tanc back in time to Nazi Germany with Jewish identity papers so he can experience how exactly the same it is as living in the US in 2014 with Obama, who has a lot of catching up to do on perfectly legal executive orders if he wants the number one spot, in the WH.  As a Jew, I'm pretty sure it's absolutely nothing like living, or rather dying, in Nazi Germany but I'd love to see this moron find out for himself. 

    • Duke Cox says:

      And my cat is going to start coughing up diamonds instead of hairballs.

      Could I borrow your cat for a couple of weeks?laugh

    • dwyer says:


      I want a make a comment about Nazi Germany in the early 30s.  I have hesitated before because I am not Jewish, at least not in the last two generations.  Please know that I respect your religion.

      As you, of all people, know that I have been begging for years for the Democrats not to be complacent, not to depend,soley on the data model, and not to dismiss or disregard the continued media campaign and political organization happening on the right.   

      In Germany as Hitler began his rise to power, many people dismissed him as a "failed paperhanger." and not to be taken seriously.  Among those  who did were members of the Jewish middle class, particularly in Berlin.  They were the professors, the scientists, the doctors, the intellectual elite, the writers, the musicians, the composers.  They believed that they were safe because of their positions and their education from the Bavarian fool.  They were not.  But, by the time they realized it, it was too late.

      I grew up taught by the men who won World War II.  I was told over and over again, not to let what happened in German, happen here.  I hear hate speech.

      I see the results in "radical right wing" wins, over and over again in "purple Colorado."  I will not be complacent.


      • BlueCat says:

        Fine. But if you are living in actual fear that we are anywhere near the verge of a state in which young children are going to be tortured to death by doctors in experiments on say, how long it takes to freeze to death or women are going to have surgeries performed on them to study how long a person can survive the shock of surgery without anesthesia, in other words actual Nazi Germany, pardon me for dismissing that fear as a severe case of over dramatization.

        You might feel better if you would take notice just for a second or two a day of all the radical TPers who have handed victories to Dems here and in other states (remember the I am not a witch lady and other crazies who handed Dem  candidates victories even in 2010) instead of only focusing on the negative side of that coin. It's because of them forcing the GOTP so far to the right that Dems were able to take the WH in 2008 and 2012 when many Americans would have been much more comfortable with a truly moderate R  than with a black guy with a Muslim name. They will continue to have trouble ever taking it again unless the GOTP figures out a way to be the plain old GOP again.   

        On the other hand you really do seem to prefer going all in on maximum hysterical pearl clutching at the drop of a hat. So enjoy. But don't expect all of us to join you in failing to recognize alarm settings between 0 and 11. There's a lot of territory between complacent and overwrought. My parents' and their friends and family, the people who raised, me were Jewish WWII vets or married to them. I had neighbors with numbers on their arms. I think I'm a pretty good judge of the alarm scale.

        I really do think part of your fascination with rightie media isn't just a desire to keep track of what they're doing but also because you really do see things in much the same simplistic way they do without recognizing degree or proportion. Their black and white style of perception and discussion and their taste for hysterical fear suits you. It doesn't suit me.

        • dwyer says:

          We are of different generations.  I was born right before WWII. I brought into a home where the radio was always on and it was always talking voices.  I can still remember some of the lineup.  The radio was on in every home on our block, in our neighborhood, in my country.  The radio was on because everyone waited for news of the progress of the War.  My father was in the thick of the War.  Every family had a father, a brother, a husband in that War.  My mother also, I think, wanted the company of hearing those voices.  Later, when I lived overseas, the radio was our link with home.  It was AFN…Armed Forces Network..the stories and the music was always a few months behind the states….but the football scores were always current!

           Radio was always my media link with the world. I heard the Cuban Missille Crisis resolved when KIMM interruped the music to say that the Russian ship had been boarded and was turning back. I was absolutely shocked that KIMM would actually stopped playing music to report that news.  I heard the news of Kennedy''s assassination on the radio….I didn't have access to a TV.  So I can not remember any time that radio was not part of my life.

          As I say now my sight is compromised by MAD.  I have the radio on.  I don't like what I hear.  To suggest that  my interest in radio is because I like hearing the "righies" simply demonstrates, I believe, your inability to understand people that have had different life experiences that you or perhaps you only want to hear your own view reinforced.

          I think that we have had a civil conversation.  I thank you for that.


          • BlueCat says:

            We all know that it's rightie radio you listen too obsessively and that was the radio listening I mean. I clearly said "rightie media'. It's not the only thing available. Try NPR or something once in awhile.

            As for for chalking it up to a generational thing, I know plenty of people somewhat older than myself (I was born in 1952) who don't share your "life view" and are just as aware as I am of settings between 0 and 11 and shades between black and white. Also, with just as little use for sky is falling pearl clutching.

            That would include my mom who, as you might imagine, is no spring chicken but is as smart, sensible and engaged in her own local, national and world affairs as I would hope everyone could be. She was never a pearl clutcher and neither was her mother or grandmother before her. Maybe that accounts for my low tolerance for it. Grandma and great grandma felt pretty much like if your village isn't being shelled, there are no Cossacks riding you down and there's no cholera epidemic carrying off the children, what are you making such a fuss about? 

            • ClubTwitty says:

              The idea that going after Hillary by bringing up Lewinsky, or that the batshitiness of Kansas 'discrimination is OK' law provides any path to electoral victory, except maybe in Kansas and similar backwaters where competitiveness is still a few decades away,  is pearl clutching IMO.  Differnt life experiences or worldview or what have you–its still not borne out by any facts that I can see, certainly none provided here.  Garbage in (Rush et al), garbage out.  Listen to too much spew and one starts to imagine that's what the world is like I suppose.  But its not.  

            • dwyer says:


              Now I understand. We had different grandmothers.  Mine looked around, and said to herself, "No cossacks today, but there were Cossacks yesterday and probably cossacks, tomorrow. Today is the day to get the hell out of Dodge, and thank god, she did."

              • BlueCat says:

                Wow. You  can go straight to hell. If my grandparents hadn't had the sense to get out of Dodge in 1921, I wouldn't be here. They just never were the types to carry on running around like chickens without their heads, over dramatizing and suffering from the vapors every time some idiot says "boo", the  way you do. 

                You're routine about how you're older and wiser and not a silly boomer and that's why we disagree is tiresome enough but implying that we disagree because my grandmother didn't have as much sense as you were taught to have is more than way too much.  You have about as much sense as the piece of toast I had this morning. If you got that from your grandmother I'm thrilled mine wasn't anything like yours. F you darlin'. And save yourself the trouble of replying. We're put a fork in it done.

                • dwyer says:

                  My grandmother left her village in 1903, thus escaping WWI.  She hated Europe and hated its wars. I am very proud of her and her sense of survivial.

                   I did grow up in a family  with a heightened sense of the kind of danger that political and military aggressive can bring. You are very lucky that you did not.

                  Perhaps, you will not find it necessary to bring family into these discussions as you initially did, here.

                  • BlueCat says:

                    Perhaps you could stick it where the moon don't shine you self righteous, obnoxious, ignorant little ninny. And by the way, see who denigrated whose family first. Oh and here in my last reply to you ever, may I add in reference to another of your brilliant posts that if you don't think High School kids know about rape, child or otherwise, you're even more of a moron  than I thought. Hard to believe, I know. Bu-bye.  

  5. BlueCat says:

    A Stop Udall's Intimidation ad over to the right of the page just changed to a Support Cruz? Vote Now ad.  What's next? A Tanc for Prez ad?  And I know, Colpols. Not under your control. They sure aren't getting much bang for the buck at this site, though, are they?



  6. Moderatus says:

    Tancredo will not be the nominee. This is part of the reason why…

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