Is U.S. President Barack Obama more dangerous than al-Qaeda or the former Soviet Union? Is the President a threat to the country’s founding principles? Former Colorado Congressman and Presidential candidate Tom Tancredo seems to think so.
Since Barack Obama was elected President two years ago, the Commander in Chief has been labelled and compared to any negative historical figure you can think of, including former German Chancellor Adolf Hitler. He has also been labelled as a communist and a Muslim extremist.
On Thursday, speaking at a campaign fundraising rally for Republican Colorado Senate candidate Ken Buck, former Congressman and 2008 Republican Presidential candidate Tom Tancredo told the audience that President Barack Obama is more dangerous than al-Qaeda and even the former Soviet Union, according to the Hill.
“We have gone through a whole lot of things, and survived a many things... But nothing, I do not believe, not the Soviet Union during that 35-year period leading up to the fall of the Soviet Union thanks to Ronald Reagan... We had that threat, we survived it. Later we found out we had another threat to our way of life and that was al-Qaeda.”
The controversial representative continued by stating that the President is the most dangerous threat to the founding principles of the U.S., including its liberties, the Constitution and “our way of life.”
According to the Denver Post, the crowd gave a large applause for Tancredo’s speech, however, the Colorado Senate candidate did not agree with what the former Congressman stated, even though he disagrees with a lot of the President’s policy decisions.
“I think he's created a new word in the dictionary; it's called a Tancredo-ism. I don't agree. I think there are a lot of threats to this country, and I don't think the man in the White House is the greatest threat to this country at all,” said Buck.
Later on, in a conference call with reporters and Senator Jim DeMint, Buck further elaborated that Tancredo sometimes tends to “exaggerate” a little.
“I respect, frankly, President Obama. I disagree with him on a lot of his policies, but he is the president of the United States, and I respect him as our leader."