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March 23, 2017 11:01 AM UTC

Tom Tancredo Behind Racist Joe Salazar Smear?

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  • by: Colorado Pols

UPDATE #2: Salzman still on the case:

For our part, we stand by our original assertion that the Salazar/ISIS graphic was made by the same person who made various graphics for Tom Tancredo shown below. This shouldn’t be that hard to figure out.

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UPDATE: Via Jason Salzman, Tom Tancredo denies being the source of this graphic:

So, maybe he needs to call his graphic guy.

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House Bill 17-1230, the Ralph Carr Freedom Protection Act, passed the Colorado House yesterday after debate turned nasty–with freshman Rep. GOP Phil Covarrubias defending the internment of Japanese-Americans as a way to disparage Democrats’ choice to name the bill after Colorado’s wartime Gov. Ralph Carr. Carr, as local history students know well, stood up for Japanese-American internees arriving in Colorado under threats of violence.

Today, the bill’s sponsor Rep. Joe Salazar was subjected to a rather shocking racist and xenophobic attack from an anonymous social media source. Pardon our reposting, which isn’t meant to endorse its objectionable message:

So, this graphic appeared on the Twitter #copolitics channel, posted by an anonymous account that seems to be devoted to attacking Rep. Dan Pabon. But if you take a look at the colors and font used to make this Photoshopped image, there’s somebody else out there posting graphics that are strikingly similar–and not anonymously at all:

You can see clearly the same typeface being used in these Photoshopped graphics, produced either by former Rep. Tom Tancredo personally or someone working for him. Also, that’s the same pic of Rep. Salazar in the image above as is Photoshopped onto the ISIS commander in the latest image. All things being equal, this is about as close to being caught red-handed as the anonymous internets allow without a court order.

As anybody who knows his history knows well, Tancredo doesn’t shy away from controversial statements–he’s made a career of them, after all. So it’s interesting to see Tancredo hiding behind an anonymous Twitter troll to lob this kind of nastiness at Rep. Salazar.

Maybe even Tom Tancredo realizes when it’s going too far? Because this latest insult against Rep Salazar certainly does.

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9 thoughts on “Tom Tancredo Behind Racist Joe Salazar Smear?

  1. If "Pop a Round" Joe Salazar doesn't want to be Photoshopped as a terrorist, he should stop defending terrorists and illegal alien criminals.

    Pols are you mad that Tancredo is better with Photoshop than you? 🙂

  2. This diary has all the thought of a Scooby Doo cartoon. Typeface, photoshopped graphics, pictures,  only thing missing is Scooby snacks.  But I guess the Pols have to write for the intelligence level of their readers.

    1. Pear, are you just butt-hurt because Tancredo left out the usual "illegalz will be rapin' our (white) womenz" references?  We all know how much you look forward to those…

      1. Yes, Pear. If you're the click-bait you claim, then we're stuck with Pols writing at your level every now and then so we don't lose you. Whatever would we do without your thoughtless posts?!?

  3. PP has a business to run. He can't be on here all day, stirring up dissension, dividing us amongst ourselves, insulting polsters, posting outrageous fake crap just to get responses….He models himself on the behavior of the President of the United States….oh, wait….

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