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Cartoon: Tripping Over Tancredo

04/12/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Shan Wells Sciencey Sun Venerator + Political Cartoons

Colorado's 3rd District, currently held by Democrat John Salazar, is a funny place. Even with a large registration edge favoring the GOP, the region has seen fit to vote Salazar back into office three times now. In 2006, Cortez Republican party apparatchik Scott Tipton attempted to displace the wily yeoman farmer and was rewarded with a big wet kiss from none other than Tom Tancredo, who, at the time, was jockeying for a spectacular fail as a presidential candidate due mainly to his being a bigoted jackass.

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Tipton warmly embraced Tancredo at the podium, saying he was humbled by the endorsement.

Fast forward 4 years and here we are again, with Tipton once more tilting for the gold ring, perhaps smelling a bit of blood in the political waters. I wonder how humbled Scott Tipton would be to have Tancredo's backsplappa once more, given the former Congressman's rather rank preformance at last Week's Teabagger Convention.

Here's a taste:

...[Obama was elected because] we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote. People who could not even spell the word vote, or say it in English, put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House

Perhaps I missed old Scotty's immediate denunciation of litmus testing for voters.

Perhaps. Kinda doubt it.