GOP loses a conservative stalwart

Tom Tancredo, the grandson of Italian immigrants, and a Reagan appointee, has been a lifelong conservative. His political career took hold when he was a junior high school history teacher and won a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives. Later, Tancredo was elected to the U.S. Congress, where he served ten years. In addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in 2007 he confronted the issue of illegal immigration, which he has steadfastly opposed, with these words:

“If you want to call me a single-issue candidate, that’s fine, just so long as you know that my single issue is the survival and the success of the conservative movement in America.”

If this sounds like an obituary, don’t be alarmed. It is not one for Tom Tancredo — though it is the precursor of one for the Republican Party — which continues to betray its promises to conservatives.

His thought-provoking article, “I’m quitting the GOP,” posted at Breitbart is a must read. Tancredo pondered whether the Republican Party leadership still believes in the principles of smaller government, individual rights, fiscal responsibility, and free enterprise and concluded the answer is “no.”

Read his article and the issues that caused him to decide “it is time to end my affiliation with the Republican Party.” Tom Tancredo, a decades long conservative icon and fighter for our causes, echoes the frustration many of us feel, as we watch what he calls “the downward spiral of the Party of Lincoln and Reagan into the Party of Democrat Lite.”

Expressing strong discontent with the unacceptable status quo, Republicans have dropped the once considered inevitable presidential contender and establishment choice Jeb Bush in favor of two political outsiders. Business mogul Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson have continued to surge in every national poll.

We are clearly weary of double-talking, pandering to illegals, amnesty proponents, and are looking in new directions for leadership as we see our country collapsing. Thinking Republicans realize we are running out of time.

6 Responses to GOP loses a conservative stalwart

  1. William Heuisler says:

    Hate to be a johnny-one-note, but Our Arizona Senator McCain has been one of the principal Amnesty for Illegals pushers for 30 years.
    Please read below and pass the word to other Primary Voters.

    McCain-Kennedy and the Illegal Immigration Gang
    John McCain admired Ted Kennedy; Kennedy recalled McCain’s corruption. The ethics of Charlie Keating met those of Chappaquiddick, and John McCain helped Ted Kennedy, Carl Levin, Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer give Amnesty to illegals, open our borders and radically change American culture.
    In 1965 Kennedy pushed Hart Seller, a bad Immigration law, and spent 40 years adding to his mistake. After 2001 John McCain co-sponsored 3 “Dream Acts” (conditional Amnesties for resident Illegals).
    In 2005 McCain-Kennedy opened borders, expanded immigration and all visas and offered Amnesty (where many illegal immigrants in the US could stay here permanently by paying a non-specific fine.) In 2008 John McCain craved more power (but polls said most Americans wanted US borders closed). So McCain ran for President against his own McCain-Kennedy and Dream Acts, saying, “American people want the border secured first” His cynical Presidential platform even said, “We oppose Amnesty.”
    McCain lost and changed his “beliefs”…again – leading the Gang of Eight for Immigration Amnesty.
    In 2013 McCain’s Gang of eight followed Teddy Kennedy by offering Amnesty to 18 million illegals, inciting more illegal immigration and adding 15 million more green cards (permanent visas). (1) (2) (3) (4)
    McCain’s Immigration/Amnesty Bills became law while 9/11 was still fresh in American history.
    Kennedy, McCain and many Liberals live in cocoons of wealth and never see Illegals, except in the news when 9-11 or Boston explosions violate some immigrant’s “visa status”. But Americans lose millions of jobs and too often are killed by illegal immigrants like Mohammed Atta and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. (2)
    Why does John McCain want to diminish the United States of America? The US was founded with a unique Constitution codifying liberty and freedom based on our Judeo-Christian, Capitalist culture.
    McCain knows there are failed countries producing millions of immigrants with vastly different cultures.
    If we cannot protect our borders, our culture or our laws, the US will be destroyed.

    I’m an ex-cop, Investigator, author of 3 books on betrayal, murder and politics (on Amazon). Check my facts on McCain. Send this report to at least twenty more primary voters. Bill Heuisler


  2. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Another good post, SRAZ, but one important word is missing. Tom Tancredo’s grandparents were LEGAL immigrants who came through Ellis Island and obviously instilled American patriotism in their family. I come from a similar background of legal immigrants who became proud, English speaking Americans in every sense of the word. My grandparents displayed an American flag on the inside wall over their apartment door. It was there as long as I can remember.

  3. Ellsworth says:

    Jeb! who calls illegal immigration “an act of love,” is at odds with facts. A government report commissioned for Congress by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement provides deplorable news. It found that sanctuary cities released 9,295 illegal felons the feds were seeking to deport between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2014. As of last year, 69 percent of those criminals were still at large in the United States.

    Of those criminals still at large, 1,377 had another criminal arrest that resulted in a detainer. Of the 6,460 criminal aliens who were still at large during the time period studied, 3,802 (58 percent) had prior felonies or violent misdemeanors. Does the name Kate Steinle ring a bell?

    Across the U.S., there are 340 cities, counties and states that are considered sanctuary cities, risking the well-being of American citizens as they protect criminal aliens from deportation by refusing to comply with ICE detainers. They also impede open communication and information exchanges between their employees or officers and federal immigration agents.

    It’s all here:

    • Doc says:

      Ellsworth-jeb?!?!?! could show Constutional Conservatives “an act of love”…& go back to Florida, or Texas, or Columbia, or Mexico, or wherever th’ hell he calls home…and STAY THERE!

  4. SuzanneC says:

    Many of us just may follow him, the GOP has left us including the State Party.

  5. Sgt. Preston says:

    While a congressman, Tom Tancredo boldly called for the elimination of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Democratic Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Republican Congressional Hispanic Caucus, saying “It is utterly hypocritical for Congress to extol the virtues of a colorblind society while officially sanctioning caucuses that are based solely on race.” Who can argue with that logic??