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Best Quote Miami 2007 - Tom Tancredo's rant

We are a polarized bunch here in Miami. The Cubans hate Castro, the Venezuelans hate Chavez, Haitians hate a lot of their leaders, the city people hate the beach people, and the beach people don't even bother with the hot mess that is downtown Miami. But for one brief, shining moment back in November 2006, we all united in our hatred of one man: U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado. He became the object of our ire after he had the audacity to compare our city to a Third-World country during an interview with the rabidly conservative online magazine www.worldnetdaily.com. His quote about Miami reverberated from the colada windows in Little Havana to the fried goat joints in Little Haiti to the martini bars of South Beach. "Look at what has happened in Miami," Tancredo whined. "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." Well, Tom, Miami is our Third-World country. And we're proud of it. So let's send a message to Tom, in our respective, awesome three languages:(Spanish) "Vete pa'l carajo, Tom!"(Kreyol) "Get maman ou, Tom!"(English) "Fuck you, Tom!"
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Steph
Steph

Please don't judge all of us Coloradoans based on the stupidity of this man. As a native Denverite (the city and county of Denver is NOT his district) I can confirm that Mr Tancredo is in fact stupid, but not as stupid as the district that keeps re-electing him. Several years ago Tom was investigated by a local news station. From that it was discovered that the hispanic/latino workers that were remodeling his basement did not have "papers" and were in fact "undocumented". He kept his mouth shut for a while until it blew over and then continued his business as usual. This was several elections, and several ridiculous comments ago (including the one mentioned above). I am sad that your wonderful city was the victim of his venom but I continue to hope he continues his rampage so perhaps his people will finally wise up and vote him out.

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