November 28, 2006

Tom Tancredo calls Miami a 'Third World country'

During a trip to weekend trip to Palm Beach, Florida Republican congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado calls Miami a 'Third World country' in an interview with right wing online newsite WorldNetDaily.
Rep. Tom Tancredo, the leader of the anti-illegal immigration faction in the U.S. House, spent a recent weekend at The Breakers in Palm Beach.

Ninety miles to the south, he found a symbol to bolster his belief that unfettered immigration is endangering the United States: Miami, he told a conservative online news site, ``has become a Third World country.'' [..]

''Look at what has happened to Miami,'' the WorldNetDaily quotes Tancredo as saying in an interview. ``It has become a Third World country. You just pick it up and take it and move it someplace. You would never know you're in the United States of America. You would certainly say you're in a Third World country.''
Basically, Tom Tancredo is saying that any city which has majority of 'brown people' living in it is a Third World country. The Cuban community should be fired up over this insult. Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen who represent Miami in Congress and who is also a Cuban-American should demand an apology. But, rather Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen invites Tom over for a friendly swim.
The remarks drew an instant rebuke from Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who called Tancredo ''flat out wrong'' and extended an invitation for him to come and judge the city for himself.

''I invite my friend, Tom, to visit beautiful Miami, my hometown, and experience firsthand our hospitality,'' Ros-Lehtinen said. ``Come on down, Tom, the water's fine!''
Tom Tancredo spokesman said, if Ros-Lehtinen's invitation includes ''a stay at a five-star beachfront resort, he may be willing to look beyond the inherent dangers that he had cited and visit Miami again".

Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen should withdraw her invite immediately to Tom Tancredo. But, I won't hold my breath. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and RNC Chairman Mel Martinez will not stand up to the likes of Tom Tancredo because they dares not to attack their fellow Republicans for continuous belittlement of their communities. They will remain spineless spokesman for the GOP while the Republican Party is follow the lead Tom Tancredo brown people bashing rather than offering real solutions.


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