COLORADO: White Nationalist Former GOP House Rep. Tom Tancredo Jumps Into 2018 Gubernatorial Race

The Denver Post reports:

After back-to-back losses in 2010 and 2014, immigration hardliner and former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo plans to try again in 2018 to become Colorado’s next governor — a move spurred in part by his anger at Republicans for not protesting when a Colorado Springs resort canceled a white nationalist conference where he was supposed to speak.

His entry into a crowded Republican field adds a combustible element to a primary already brewing with rivalries, and it could provide new insight into the mood of the Colorado GOP at the start of the Trump administration.

For years, he’s been a controversial figure in Colorado and nationally. During his 2010 gubernatorial run, he said President Barack Obama was a bigger threat to the U.S. than al-Qaida and he once complained that immigration policies had turned Miami into a “Third World country.”

More from the SPLC:

Former Trump strategist and Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon, who met with Tancredo in Colorado in September, likely encouraged Tancredo’s jump into the GOP primary for governor. Bannon has been canvassing the country encouraging far-right candidates to challenge mainstream GOP candidates, and was instrumental in Judge Roy Moore’s GOP Senate primary victory in Alabama.

When a Denver Post reporter asked Tancredo if he’d discussed the 2018 governor’s race with Bannon, “Tancredo responded with a winking emoji and the line: ‘come to think of it, I believe it came up,’” the paper reported. Tancredo is also a Breitbart contributor.

Tancredo founded the hardline House Immigration Reform Caucus during his first year in Congress, and advocated for abolishing the Congressional Black Caucus and Hispanic caucuses of both parties during his tenure.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    I hear Christian Nazis are really in right now.

    • Uncle Mark

      You mean “Reich now”

      • Lumpy Gaga

        They’re all the Reich.

      • liondon#iamnotatraitor

        sorry mein mistake

  • Do Something Nice

    I knew a few gay men who supported this idiot because he was against the war or something.

  • Bambino

    It other words he is a swamp jumper.

  • Phil2u

    Wonder how many Tancredos (Tancredi ?) there were on the Mayflower?

    • Uncle Mark

      His family was one of the proud original barnacles

  • Cuberly Deux

    No surprise really. He’s also vehemently anti-lgbt.

  • Ninja0980

    O/T sorry I missed some of the great convos in the other threads but the hubby and I decided to enjoy our day off by going to the ZOO and watching some Castle and Murder, She Wrote instead of sitting in front of a computer screen with Trump news.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Yay! I’m glad you guys had fun!
      My husband makes me take breaks from the outrage 🙂

    • Rex

      I don’t need a husband for that, I do take breaks from the media. I do, however, need a husband for a multitude of other things.

    • skyweaver

      I’ve done that before, it helps to take a break!

  • gaycuckhubby

    It will get worse.

  • Ninja0980

    No surprise here.
    Republicans look at what Trump did and finally feel free to be the bigots they always were.

  • Robincho

    As a Coloradan, I can state unequivocally that the dimensions of Tancredo’s assholism must be reckoned in parsecs, as light-years are insufficient…

  • Blake J Butler

    I just hope Jared Polis can take him along with whomever the republiKKKans pick as their “go to guy” and keep the governorship blue next year.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/mjs_DC/status/925779347327373313
    Puke.
    One POS sexual predator who NEVER should have been allowed on SCOTUS being interview by one of his first clerks, who is also a POS.
    As I’ve said before, Thomas replacing Marshall on SCOTUS was one of the worst things to happen to this country in the past 40 years.
    W being elected, VRA being gutted, Citizen’s United and so many other awful things happened because of that.

    • D. J.

      Hope Laura enjoys her Coca Cola.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      When Justice Thomas tells you he wants to be inside the Judicial System….

    • Karl Dubhe

      Is it too late to turn the VRA into a Constitutional Amendment? Or maybe I should ask if it’s ever been proposed first. 🙂

      • The_Wretched

        It’s called the 15th amendment and it’s not considered a very strong amendment. That’s culture and history though. The courts could start using it to re-enfranchise black citizens.

        • Karl Dubhe

          Ah, maybe I should read yours one of these days.

          But then I’d have to read ours. 🙁

  • PickyPecker
  • Leo
    • Tomcat

      He will get away with it because he said he could not remember the events.

      • Barry William Teske

        Yup , those are like, the bestest AG qualifications!

    • Joe in PA
      • skyweaver

        Love this. Love her.

        • Joe in PA

          Me too! I especially like how the zoom in at the end…for effect. Very clever.

        • Lawerence Collins

          Do you also love that it was Harris that refused to prosecute any of the bankers or Wall Street. We can do better. There are a lot of progressive women running for office across the country..
          I applaud her when she goes after people doing wrong. But it doesn’t mean that I ignore corruption in my party.

      • Jefe5084

        I wish she would run for president. But, back to reality.

        • Joe in PA

          Do you think she will? I actually like her more than I do Elizabeth Warren (which is a lot). Warren is always “campaigning” whenever I hear her speak.

        • JCF

          I don’t think that’s very far-fetched.

      • Jefe5084

        I know that look, though. You know, when you screwed up big time and the teacher is going to let you tell your story so you dig your hole deeper and deeper? Ah….a friend told me this.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Reclaiming my time…..reclaiming my time….

    • Pluto Animus

      I’m calling it now. We won’t know until Sessions and Trump are out of office but….

      One of Mueller’s sealed indictments is for Trump (obstruction of justice) and one is for Sessions (perjury).

      Hopefully, I’ll be able to say I told you so in early 2021. See you then!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    WOW, a republican being a racist douchebag…this isn’t going to go well.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      …. for the guy he’s primarying.

  • Kevin Perez

    Grifter’s gotta grift

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Grifting with Tancredo

  • Treant

    Somebody’s gotta correct me if I’m wrong, but hasn’t his star faded an awful lot in CO? As in, he’s simply out of money and needs the campaign contributions?

    • Barry William Teske

      The question is ‘what are his spending habits’?

  • JWC

    Oh How Trumpian He fits the “mold’ perfectly

  • Tawreos

    Bannon keeps urging every public asshole to run for the GOP nomination, is it possible he is a Democrat that has gone deep undercover?

    • Silver Badger

      Unfortunately, no. Trancredo is a professional asshole and exactly the politician that Bannon is looking for.

    • Tomcat

      Bannon prides himself on his ability to turn over the worst turds and find only the worst shitheads to run for politics.

  • Leo

    OT Breaking: Interest rates being held at at 1-1.25%, December hike likely

  • JWC

    Ok We have a fire under Trump Jeffy Noreguard is getting a tad warm SAomebodt get son shit on Pence so we can get rid of all 3

  • Mark
  • SoCalGal20

    WOW GA AG isn’t going to defend state in the GA election server wiping case.

    https://twitter.com/demwrite/status/925781120309903360

    • Joe in PA

      So, I’m still not sure I understand the significance. The attorney general (R) was appointed by the governor (R). Is he thinking this is a lost cause and the governor is going down?

      • ChrisMorley

        Yes. hahahaha

    • Leo

      Holy crap.

    • The_Wretched

      Jailing the relevant election officials would be good but we’re still left with a (likely fraudulent) election and no remedy to remove the illegally placed official.

  • Dayglo
  • Barry William Teske

    Oh look!
    He is going to HATE, HATE, HATE until only his house is standing.
    Sympathy votes beware.

  • Lazycrockett
    • The_Wretched

      And there’s at least 4 additional sealed indictments.

      • bkmn

        And many more to come.

      • Tomcat

        SO FAR!!!!

      • Daveed_WOW

        One for Jared, one for each Flynn and one for Don. So far….. Pence will be in there too, the lousy buzzkill.

    • Tomcat

      Scary Halloween costume there guuuurl.

  • Max_1
    • The_Wretched

      That reads like the WH leaks are still on-going even though they booted priebus and spicy.

    • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

      Those soulless eyes in the background. Can’t wait til these fucking criminal vipers are out of OUR house

    • Barry William Teske

      Oh look!
      is that contempt in their eyes or do they really, really, REALLY HATE him?

      • Barry William Teske

        #Not what we signed up for.

        • Barry William Teske

          #Your throwing us under the bus Dad for Nazi’s.

  • bkmn

    Stay sane Colorado, please.

    • canoebum

      I’m not too worried. Like all idiot GOP throwbacks, he’ll advocate for repeal of recreational marijuana in the state. Game over for Tommy.

  • Macbill

    I’m sure he will be a hit amongst most Latinos.

  • bkmn
    • Daveed_WOW

      Trying so hard not to make Kevin Spacey/Dustin Hoffman/Brett Ratner/James Toback jokes.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      You didn’t need to see it. You could hear it several blocks away.

  • Professor Barnhardt
    • Karl Dubhe

      Ha!

      I love that. They’re a great source of humour from time to time.

    • Tomcat

      But such LARGE hands.

  • The_Wretched

    Even if Tancredo doesn’t get anywhere, Bannon’s efforts to normalize plain racism seems to be working. There isn’t a huge media push back thanks to ‘needing to appear balanced and uninvolved’.

    • Tomcat

      Colorado is just not normally known for racism.

      • colo303

        Yes it is. There’s a long history of racist Governors, lynchings, and so on. You just wont hear about that publicly now that we’ve become a tech industry hold-out and a bit of a california-lite.

  • Bambino

    If the swamp gets any thicker we can walk on it.

  • Daveed_WOW

    OT:
    Add Brett Ratner
    https://www.avclub.com/warner-bros-says-its-reviewing-allegations-against-b-1820048355

    and Dustin Hoffman
    https://www.avclub.com/dustin-hoffman-accused-of-sexually-harassing-a-17-year-1820040980

    to the list.

    Yech.

    Don’t look now, Bryan Singer, but there’s a brick wall over your head. You’ll know it when it falls down on you.

    http://mashable.com/2017/10/30/bryan-singer-allegations-twitter/#B3ekAitb0qqK

    This might help the nausea: Eve Arden and Liberace discuss redecorating.
    https://youtu.be/q9DxsFnCTcs

  • Michael R
    • Tomcat

      So Don JR. will Chloe have to sit on your lap to get her share?

    • Tomcat

      Someone needs to tell Don JR that children do not have to be taught to share,,, they have to be taught to hate and be bigots, keep up your good work there.

    • Joe in PA

      That stupid fuck, like the world doesn’t hate him already. I wonder if he and daddy will get to share a cell?

      Now, I’m off for some champagne popsicles. Brain-dead mother-effers.

  • HZ81

    God why is he still breathing?

  • -M-

    Bannon taking credit ≠ being instrumental.

    But he is definitely a tool.

  • Pip

    Hick has had his moments, but I’m seriously going to miss that man as my governor. Especially considering what’s crawling from under the rocks to try and replace him.

  • penpal

    Markos Moulitsas shows us all how we should treat Republicans like Tancredo. Watch this delicate weakling bitch storm off an interview because he can’t handle the heat. It’s one of my all time favorite Teabagger smackdowns.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxd0Jn9CDHc

    • Paul Ohbehr L

      Thank you for the video. Wow. Tancredo is another ‘wimp’ who didn’t serve in Vietnam. I didn’t know it yet I’m not surprised.

  • agcons

    Oh, goody, another one.

  • Jefe5084

    When will he go away? He is such a douche. Usually I am very happy to live in Colorado. However, there are zealots (Tancredo, Cory Gardner, and some really icky state politicians–plus nearly ALL of Colorado Springs). But the good usually outweighs those dingle berries.

  • Kevin Andrews

    Not a snowball’s chance in Hell. This dancing with the Idiots & Fascists Star is a true standard bearer for the Fascist Teapublican feces infecting the USA today. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5df73522b89b12d9fb467cb61913badee371f3d032f695b8ab9c1fd96a097ada.png

  • Richard B

    Trump’s ascension to the white house has given cover for and empowered the rise of America’s white nationalist movement. We be vigilant and shine light on them and stamp them out like scurrying roaches exposed to bright light.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/258642f73ea50fffd865eb5d67ece3a74ea9ff84e6e9b4f6c7f9816188e183f5.png

  • JCF

    I did Nazi this coming.

  • BobSF_94117

    immigration policies had turned Miami into a “Third World country.”

    And which party is it that supported the unrestricted entry of Cubans?