Tancredo: “Thank God McCain lost!”

In his speech at the opening of the Tea Party convention on Thursday night, Tom Tancredo said what I said all through 2008 and 2009. Here is the speech, from Tancredo’s website (I wonder if the speech began with a bang like this, or if there was more that he left out of the posted text):

Thank God John McCain Lost! Here’s why:

Ever since FDR and with the brief break between 1980 and 1988, which we call the Reagan era, this country has been moving inexorably to the left. Whether a Republican or a Democrat was in office, or in control of Congress the march was always toward bigger government and less individual freedom.

It seemed as though we were doomed to experience the political equivalent of the proverbial frog in the water syndrome. Every year, the liberal Dems and RINO Republicans turned the temp up ever so slightly till it seemed we would all be boiled to death in the cauldron of the nanny state.

And then, because we don’t have a civics literacy test to vote, people who couldn’t even spell vote, or say it in English, put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House named Barack Hussein Obama. He immediately turned up the heat under that cauldron so high and so quick that people started jumping out of the water all over the place.

If John McCain had won we would have had a replay of Bush 1 AND 2. The temperature of the water would continue to rise albeit more slowly, but with the same result in the long run.

Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi would be mildly irritated and offer only tepid opposition. The Republicans in Congress would be unwilling to voice real opposition to a President in OUR party. If McCain had been elected, the Neocons would be writing flattering editorials in the Weekly Standard and the Wall Street Journal. Congressman Guiteriez and President McCain would have been posing in the rose garden with big smiles as they received accolades from La Raza for having finally passed an amnesty.

President Calderon and President McCain would be toasting the elimination of those pesky things called borders and major steps taken toward creation of a North American Union.

If McCain had been elected, Sarah Palin would not be free to tell it like it is, the Republicans Congress would never be voting in 100 percent opposition to left leaning legislation, there would be no Republican in Ted Kennedy’s seat and Chris Matthews would only have had twitching of the toes, instead of that tingle that went all the way up his leg when Obama was elected.

But worst of all, if McCain had been elected, America would have been moving down the same collectivist path and there would have been no Tea Party, no 9-12ers, no rally for America on the Washington Mall, and WE WOULD NOT BE HERE!

So the race is on for the soul of America. The President and his left wing allies in the Congress are going to look at every opportunity to destroy the Constitution before we have a chance to save it. So put your running shoes on. If the Republican Party isn’t keeping up, take it over or run it over. My main concern is that after we make big inroads in the fall, folks will go back to complacency and think the job has been done.

—end of initial entry—

Concerning Tancredo’s “Thank God McCain Lost” comment, Jonathan W. (who sent this CNN article about the speech) says:

This is the first time I’ve seen anyone in the mainstream say it publicly.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 06, 2010 03:56 PM | Send

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