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Tom Tancredo has dropped out of the presidential race. He will be replaced by Montezuma Aztlán Calderón, an undocumented worker from Oaxaca who will denounce the Brown Peril for just $3 an hour plus room and board.

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  1. Wait, wait – will you be here all week? Do I need to tip the waitress?

  2. That reminds me of this Onion video about a corporate executive being replaced by an illegal immigrant from Mexico:

    http://www.theonion.com/content/video/immigration_the_human_cost

  3. Unless he’s an anchor baby, Calder?n is not eligible to be president.

  4. And endorsed the RoboMormon on the way out. Will wonders never cease?

  5. Unless he’s an anchor baby, Calder?n is not eligible to be president.

    The Constitution will be changed as part of the Reconquista.

  6. Tom Tancredo? Who’s he?

  7. This post is priceless. Thank you!

  8. Keeping Ron Paul buried by having a many candidates at the debates, limiting his face time hasn’t worked. In fact having front runners all hovering in the low 20s makes Paul look like he could catch them.

    So, now the big wigs who dictate GOP strategy will change tack. It looks like Romney is their man. All other candidates will be pressured to drop out and support Romney.

    Ron Paul’s supporters are more motivated than the supporters of the more mainstream GOP candidates. If that motivation gets them out to the caucuses and primaries (provided they have remembered to register) there will be some upsets. This is where a well run campaign proves its mettle and organization skill. (That and having paid off the Diebold code writers.)

  9. Unless he’s an anchor baby, Calder?n is not eligible to be president.

    That’s OK. Where a native-born candidate would insist on at least 6 percent of the vote, Calder?n will work for less than 1 percent.

  10. Well the racist Nativist vote won’t have to split anymore. They can all vote for Ron Paul.

  11. Jesse Walker, that was awesome.

    edward, you’re not capitalizing your name anymore?

  12. Will you please notify us when Hit & Run has officially become a comedy site? Sometimes it’s hard to tell. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. And other cliches. Carry on.

  13. … endorsed Republican rival Mitt Romney as the best man to carry on the fight.

    That tears it man! Game over! If you add all of Tancredo’s supportters to Romney’s 16-17% you get 16.02-17.02%. Romney is an irresistable force now.

  14. Good, another “immigration is evil” candidate is gone. I can understand Ron Paul’s concern about illegal trespassing and security, but Tancredo didn’t seem to grok the difference between legal and illegal immigration. Or maybe he did and was just pandering to the racists.

  15. As it happens, the immigration issue is one of my two major points of disagreement with the good doctor. From where I sit, it looks like the economy of the southwest would collapse if we really did send all the mexicans home, and I really don’t see an influx of Roman Catholic day laborers as the same cause for concern as (say) a million hard-core head-choppers would be.

    There’s an obvious, and appropriate solution to the immigration issue, which is to repeal minimum wage laws, offer work visas that don’t require a college degree, and give them to anyone who passes a background check. Once there’s a way for employers to hire day labor legally, who’s going to bother with the risk of hiring anyone who doesn’t have the ticket?

    -jcr

  16. My opinion on Romney flipped from “eh, another random Republican with nothing much to offer” to “Man, what an asshole”, when I saw this video:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=NY6UTnS6Z-A

    He’s a prick.

    -jcr

  17. This post is indeed priceless. Although, I’m sure those who profit from corporatism might be able to spare few bucks to keep them coming.

    Speaking about Calderon, here’s something he said recently. They aren’t even trying to hide it anymore. Note that moves like that have a cost, yet hacks never put those costs into their calculations when promoting massive illegal activity.

    Note also that he didn’t specify that the groups had to be far-left. Maybe he could spare a few bucks to help out a certain “libertarian” magazine.

  18. congrats on discovering the spacebar, lonewacko

  19. Maybe thats because FelipeCalderon isn’t FarLeft, if you read anything about domestic MexicanPolitics you would KnowThat.

  20. I second Chris Grieb: Priceless, Jesse.
    And a very merry cursemas to youse and yourn.

    Ruthless

  21. As usual, Reason doesn’t have a clue.

    Tancredo is going all the way.

    The little green men in my salt shaker told me so…

  22. “a million hard-core head-choppers would be.”

    Enlightenment-following Terror fanatics of the French Revolution?

  23. Unless he’s an anchor baby, is not eligible to be president.

    Maybe he could find work as an editor at a libertarian magazine.

  24. Ron Paul isn’t just opposed to recent illegal immigrants:

    The criminals who terrorize our cities — in riots and on every non-riot day–are not exclusively young black males, but they largely are. As children, they are trained to hate whites, to believe that white oppression is responsible for all black ills, to “fight the power,” and to steal and loot as much money from the white enemy as possible. Anything is justified against “The Man.” And “The Woman.” A lady I know recently saw a black couple in the supermarket with a cute little girl, three years old or so. My friend waved to the tiny child, who scowled, stuck out her tongue, and said (somewhat tautologically): “I hate you, white honkey.” And the parents were indulgent. Is any white child taught to hate in this way? I’ve never heard of it. –Ron Paul

  25. congrats on discovering the spacebar, lonewacko

    Must be back on his meds.

  26. Congrats on being alive!

    — Oh, the night is young.

  27. Note that moves like that have a cost, yet hacks never put those costs into their calculations when promoting massive illegal activity.

    U.S. immigration policy is “illegal”. Fuck you.

  28. Ummm……guys…….there’s actually a serious side-effect to the drop-out of this clown Tancredo.

    (1) He’s not going to come in (next-to) last. That means he’ll be able to claim more popularity for his pet cause than is actually the case.

    (2) This means that the only candidate that Ron Paul is going to beat is Dr. Strangelove Duncan Hunter.

    Awful news all around, really

  29. So how does tancredo (whose sole issue is immigration) endorse romney and actually expect his followers to listen? That would be like Paul endorsing benito, would any of you actually vote for benito? I wouldn’t.

  30. ck, I see it the other way. Tom drops out. RP is a stronger candidate otherwise Tom woulda stayed.

    Oaxaca

    Pronounced Wah Ha Ka

    Huh?

  31. Can we outsource other government functions for $3/hr, or just candidacy?

  32. Tancredo was a dick ever since he said South Florida is a third world country. Sorry we’re not all white-bread nutjobs from one of the rectangle states.

    Intelligence and culture are attracted to states with squiggly borders…

  33. Oaxaca

    Pronounced Wah Ha Ka

    Huh?

    Likely part of the Azteca cultural movement, which I think is pretty cool, actually…

  34. Corporatists screwing honest businesses and laborers by circumventing labor laws with “undocumented” workers? HIlarity!!

    reason constantly reminds me that, for an apparently large group of people, “libertarianism” bears no resemblance to Nozick’s concept of justice as fair process. It apparently just means “do whatever the hell you want.” Even if we open the gates of immigration, EVERYBODY HAS TO PLAY BY THE SAME RULES. Some will ALWAYS have the taste for getting ahead by breaking the law, until the point where there is NO law. Businesses are — corporatists plug your ears — often just as bad as government when it comes to our natural rights.

    And what is this schlock about U.S. immigration policy being illegal? Are you kidding? A sovereign nation doesn’t have the right to control its own borders? Lay off whatever drugs you’re using.

  35. Pronounced Wah Ha Ka

    Its true.

    Likely part of the Azteca cultural movement, which I think is pretty cool, actually…

    Nah, that’s how its always been pronounced. I can remember in my yout’ how pleased, er, some people were when a shipment of primo Oaxacan came in. That’s how, um, they pronounced it back in the day.

  36. “since he said South Florida is a third world country”

    woah. not only dickish, but wow.

    hay econ types – Univ of South Fla has some cool things going on there.

  37. …offer work visas that don’t require a college degree, and give them to anyone who passes a background check.

    It would also help if the background checks didn’t take anywhere from ten monthes to three years to finish.

  38. Hey…how DO you pronounce “Tancredo”, anyway? /tan-cre’-tin/?

  39. “A sovereign nation doesn’t have the right to control its own borders?”

    That kind of rhetorical question might carry alot more weight of this nation actually, like, respected the sovereignty of other nations…

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