President Barack Obama is a "cult leader," former Rep. Tom Tancredo said this week on the conservative news-radio program "Dateline: Washington."
The remarks came on in a rush as a charged-up Tancredo was being asked about the new administration and its emerging immigration policy – an issue that Tancredo has adopted as his own and who ran for President on a platform to enforce immigration laws.
He described the President’s policy as representing nothing less than amnesty – although the chief executive obfuscated this obvious conclusion with his "Obamaesque" way of addressing the hot-button topic, reports The Hill newspaper.
He also criticized the Obama administration for not closing the border with Mexico as the Swine flu erupted there. Tancredo said that such a closure would have been in keeping with established protocols, and that it was a “mistake” not to follow them.
As to how Obama can apparently pull off anything on his agenda, Tancredo lashed out: “He is – you have to admit – he is a cult leader. And the cult will go with him wherever he wants to go,” Tancredo said
“You just don’t know about the size of the cult; how big it is – if it’s shrinking or growing,” Tancredo added. “He is not just a political figure; he is truly a cult leader.”
Tancredo concluded that he hopes Americans will “see through” Obama’s doublespeak on immigration.
Tancredo, who for months has been reportedly mulling a run for governor in Colorado, had to cut a speech short last month at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill due to protesters on his stance on illegal immigration.
He is opposed to granting in-state college tuition to children whose parents came to the U.S. outside of legal immigration procedures.
As to the Chapel Hill protest, Tancredo told the radio audience that he had never seen its like in all his years at public engagements. He found it distasteful that faculty members goaded the students on.
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