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July 24, 2007

Tancredo Refuses To Donate To Pro-Life Causes

Filed under: Idiocy,Pro-Life,Tom Tancredo — Psycheout @ 5:17 pm

Tom Tancredo received campaign donations from a Planned Parenthood network founder, John Tanton, who has some interesting ideas on population control:

In 2003, The Washington Post quoted a memo by Tanton:

“‘In this society, will the present majority peaceably hand over its political power to a group that is simply more fertile,’ Tanton wrote in his 1988 memo. ‘Can homo contraceptives compete with horno progenitivo if our borders aren’t controlled. … Perhaps this is the first instance in which those with their pants up are going to get caught by those with their pants down. As whites see their power and control over their lives declining, will they simply go quietly into the night? Or will there be an explosion.’”

And more recently:

In 2006, the Washington Post reported that Tanton “once marched beside a Planned Parenthood float that declared: Whatever your cause, it’s lost without population control.”

Now, Tancredo can claim all he wants that this sick individual donated to him, not based on his sick views, but based on his good views (those he shares with Tom), but one is not required to accept donations from a freak like John Tanton. In fact, such an action reflects poorly on the candidate. Not to mention the fact that said individual co-founded the Northern Michigan Planned Parenthood Association which provides abortion services.

Tancredo can obfuscate all he likes and pretend that this is about questioning his pro-life credentials. But that’s just silly. It’s about personal honor and public perception. Cheerfully accepting campaign donations from a monster like Tanton demonstrates questionable judgement.

The Brownback campaign helpfully suggested a face-saving way out of this perception problem:

“Conservatives and liberals alike have abandoned Tanton once they learn about his bizarre obsession with population control,” John Rankin, Brownback’s Iowa communications director said in a statement last week. “Tom Tancredo’s ties to Tanton are an embarrassment to his campaign and he should donate the funds to an Iowa crisis pregnancy center.”

But The Tanc flatly refused this suggestion, standing by his man and his decision to accept his money:

Tancredo declined to return the money, saying such a move would suggest the donations somehow influenced his anti-abortion position.

“What I do is more important than who I take money from,” Tancredo said.

I agree that what you actually do is the most important. That’s why you should refuse Tanton’s tainted money and put it to good use. Put your money where your pro-life mouth is. But The Tanc refused. Why?

The Brownback campaign stands behind its calls for Tancredo to return the money, describing Tanton’s views on population control as “racist.”

And how does The Tanc justify his acceptance of this weirdo’s cash?

Tancredo said Tanton’s support stems from their mutual interest in the immigration issue and has nothing to do with the Colorado congressman’s stance on abortion.

Well, hooray. It’s all about the money and has nothing to do with integrity and conservative values. Well played, Tom. And this does not help defuse your image as a single-issue candidate. Is immigration indeed so important to you that it trumps even the sanctity of human life? Just great.

Please take the Brownback campaign’s advice and donate that blood-soaked money to a worthy pro-life cause. This is not the time to “just say no.”

Hat Tip: The Political Pale Horse.

Update: The Denver Daily News asks the question: Is Tancredo a Hypocrite?

— Psycheout

30 Comments »

  1. Tancredo is more solid on conservative issues and life than Sam Brownback. Brownback is bowing out in August any way so don’t get too excited. You’ll need Tancredo when Brownback falls of the map and back into a corn field.

    Comment by Political Pale Horse — July 24, 2007 @ 5:35 pm | Reply

  2. I hope this site stays open after Brownback drops out…I want to be around to witness all the moaning and groaning from Psycheout and Sisyphus and especially Mrs So-and-So.

    I guess it is a bit pessimistic of me though, to want to be around when your dreams get crushed. *shrug*

    [Ed Note: It would be so kind of you to stay on topic. B4B will be here through the 2008 election. Our objective journalism and relevant commentary isn’t going away. So don’t despair. Now stay on topic, please.]

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — July 24, 2007 @ 6:16 pm | Reply

  3. “Crisis pregnancy centers” are the real embarrassment. Scaring and intimidating scared teenagers into ruining their lives with an unwanted pregnancy.

    Comment by Salmo — July 24, 2007 @ 6:25 pm | Reply

  4. Regardless of my views on abortion, I do not advocate this “population control”. That article sounds an awful lot like the eugenics craze in the early 1900s.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 24, 2007 @ 6:39 pm | Reply

  5. I agree with Adam. Upon checking http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Tanton it seems he’s a bit of a racist.

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — July 24, 2007 @ 6:47 pm | Reply

  6. Brownback was in my top 3, but not anymore. I won’t support him now that I see his true character. He must really be desperate to have to resort to such tactics.

    If every candidate refused to accept contributions from everyone who didn’t agree with them on every issue, all the candidates’ coffers would be empty. If Tanton’s money came from aborting babies, that would be one thing, but it doesn’t. And what could be better than taking money from an abortion supporter and using it to get a solid pro-life candidate elected? Would you rather the money help one of the Dems get elected?

    Comment by Activist — July 24, 2007 @ 7:22 pm | Reply

  7. Apparently you didn’t read the post and know nothing about Tanton. The guy is one of these weird racist population control pro-abortion weirdos. I wouldn’t touch his money if he gave it to me personally. And I’m not running for President.

    Nobody’s asking politicians to not take money from people who don’t “agree with them on every issue,” Mr. Straw Man. Don’t be intentionally obtuse. It turns out this sick freak donated to Tancredo. The Tanc should refuse the money or put it directly to use against Tanton’s sick views. He should defuse the issue and it’ll go away.

    Would you rather the money help one of the Dems get elected?

    Go away, concern troll. Now you’re just being stupid. Should I take money from Satan so the Daily Kos won’t be able to get its hands on it? No. So shut up. It’s just as idiotic a question.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 24, 2007 @ 7:30 pm | Reply

  8. I never liked Tancredo. He just seems too angry. And I’m as concerned as anyone about illegal immigrants but he just TAKES. IT. TOO. FAR.

    Comment by Jeff Davis — July 24, 2007 @ 9:53 pm | Reply

  9. “Go away, concern troll. Now you’re just being stupid. Should I take money from Satan so the Daily Kos won’t be able to get its hands on it? No. So shut up. It’s just as idiotic a question.”

    Seriously, man. You can really make your point without all this petty name-calling. It really cheapens your argument. You had a good point but you covered it in so much unnecessary bile that it’s become hard to see.

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — July 25, 2007 @ 7:57 am | Reply

  10. The Rocky Mountain News found out that Sam Brownback took money from pro-abortionists. Wow, Brownback really is a hypocrite and liar.

    Comment by Political Pale Horse — July 25, 2007 @ 10:41 am | Reply

  11. Your faux website sucks.

    [Ed Note: How original. Do you kiss your mommy with that mouth?]

    Comment by GOloveyourself — July 25, 2007 @ 12:07 pm | Reply

  12. Brandon, do you even know what a “concern troll” is?

    Comment by Psycheout — July 25, 2007 @ 1:47 pm | Reply

  13. I wasn’t referring to you saying ‘concern troll’.

    “Don’t be intentionally obtuse.”
    “Now you’re just being stupid.”
    “So shut up. It’s just as idiotic a question.”

    I could post examples from the other threads, Psycheout, if that would be helpful.

    also, from Wikipedia:

    “A concern troll is a pseudonym created by a user whose point of view is opposed to the one his/her sockpuppet claims to hold. The concern troll posts in web forums devoted to its declared point of view (for example, Democrats or fans of the Prius), and attempts to sway the group’s actions or opinions while claiming to share their goals but with some “concerns”. The goal is to sow doubt and confusion within the group.”

    Thank you and goodnight.

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — July 25, 2007 @ 2:07 pm | Reply

  14. Did you notice your buddy Billy Valentine linked to a crazy, liberal newspaper that was attacking Tancredo along with a website that is rumored to be run by a former stalker of Tancredo? You might want to rethink your update to this post.

    [Ed Note: Give it up, PPH. We don’t print rumors here. But thank you for somewhat staying on topic and not just pimping your blog with off topic smears. We at B4B appreciate this new leaf very much.]

    Comment by Political Pale Horse — July 25, 2007 @ 2:52 pm | Reply

  15. Brownback is no conservative. He’s a amnesty looking squish. He also loves taking money from baby killers.

    [Ed Note: Interesting. You have the same IP address (71.229.234.219) as Colorado-based Political Pale Whores. We don’t accept sock puppet comments, even if your name is Glenn Greenwald, king of the sockpuppets. Comment as yourself please. And, Good DAY, sir!]

    Comment by Brownback is no conservative — July 25, 2007 @ 3:15 pm | Reply

  16. 69.18.227.187 is the Blogs4Brownback IP that posts under different aliases at the Political Pale Horse. And P.S., this IP Address is a business center IP address. Everyone in the building and next door laughs at your blog and your boss.

    Comment by Political Pale Horse — July 25, 2007 @ 3:37 pm | Reply

  17. What’s this “Pale Horse” nonsense? Are they some kind of Democratic dirty tricks group? They certainly read like one. Thank Jesus we don’t let extremist like them into the Republican Party.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 25, 2007 @ 3:42 pm | Reply

  18. What’s this “Pale Stalking Horse” nonsense?

    Fixed.

    What’s this “Pale Sockpuppet Horse” nonsense?

    Alternate.

    What’s this “Pale Horse Dances with Garbage” nonsense?

    Native.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 25, 2007 @ 3:49 pm | Reply

  19. Easy children. I hope both of you idiots realize that those are generic IP addresses that say nothing other than who you pay for internet access.

    Comment by Easy children — July 25, 2007 @ 5:14 pm | Reply

  20. “Thank Jesus we don’t let extremist like them into the Republican Party.”

    You don’t actually get to LET someone in. They register. I’ve never heard of someone being rejected.

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — July 25, 2007 @ 11:33 pm | Reply

  21. “You don’t actually get to LET someone in. They register. I’ve never heard of someone being rejected.”

    No Brandon, this the Republican party we are talking about, not the Democrats. We Republicans have some standards. That’s why we don’t have pediophiles like that Democrat Mark Foley.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 26, 2007 @ 9:32 am | Reply

  22. Ah hem. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_foley
    And I quote,
    “Mark Adam Foley (born September 8, 1954) is an American politician who served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 until 2006, representing the 16th District of Florida.”

    “…who served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives…”

    “…a Republican member…”

    ^^^^read it yourself.

    I believe it was the Fox News channel who falsely ran subtitles to the pedophile story calling Foley a Democrat.

    BJ, I refuse to believe that you don’t know this. You’ve GOT to be a parody. Nobody in their right mind would make their own party look as foolish as you did in the above comment.

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — July 26, 2007 @ 9:55 am | Reply

  23. Mark Foley can’t be a Republican because he did not behaving as one. I don’t care what Wiccapedia says.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 26, 2007 @ 10:56 am | Reply

  24. AND if you don’t trust Wikipedia, I took the liberty of looking up the Mark Foley entry on http://www.conservapedia.com/Mark_Foley.

    “Mark Foley (born on September 8, 1954) is a Republican who served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2006.”

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it, BJ.

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — July 26, 2007 @ 11:19 am | Reply

  25. “Mark Foley can’t be a Republican because he did not behaving as one. I don’t care what Wiccapedia says.”

    What do you mean? He’s acting exactly like many Republicans. First he crusades against child exploitation, then he get’s caught doing pedophilic activities. Oh, and they didn’t he blame it on alcoholism? Huh. He’s contradicting himself, which appears to be the gold standard for Republicans and Conservatives nowadays, especiall the ones posting here.

    ooh ‘wiccapedia’. That’s cute.

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — July 26, 2007 @ 11:47 am | Reply

  26. I told you Brandon, that is not how a Republican behavies. Clearly then Foley can’t a be a Republican.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 26, 2007 @ 11:48 am | Reply

  27. He’s certainly not a Democrat, as you previously claimed. He’s a Republican, whether or not you like it and no matter how much you complain. That’s a fact. No matter how much you wish a pray and whine, he’s still a Republican. Quit clinging to your false belief and admit you’ve been bested.

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — July 26, 2007 @ 12:04 pm | Reply

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