Sanchez picked Tancredo as his number two, and immediately identified him as Republican: "Spot number two: former Congressman Tom Tancredo, Republican, Colorado." The accompanying chyron also explicitly mentioned the politician's Republican Party affiliation. After playing a clip from Tancredo's speech at the Tea Party Convention in Nashville, Sanchez went on to compare the former representative to a leader of the 1850s Know Nothing Party, and encourage his viewers to look up this historical figure: "Tancredo, American nativist, in the style of Bill Poole. Google Bill Poole, and you'll see the comparison- especially Google him if you're Irish." William Poole was a member of the Bowery Boys , a street gang in New York City which supported the Know Nothings.
One might conclude by these rankings that Sanchez thinks Tancredo committed the bigger offense by his remarks, compared to Dixon's misuse of donated goods.
The transcript of the segment from Friday's Rick's List program, starting at 58 minutes into the 3 pm Eastern hour mark:
RICK SANCHEZ: Time now for 'The List You Don't Want to Be On.'-Matthew Balan is a news analyst at the Media Research Center.
She is not a national figure, but people in Baltimore certainly know who she is. Sheila Dixon, private citizen today- she was the mayor until yesterday. She resigned, part of a plea deal after a jury convicted her of taking gift cards donated for needy families in her city. She reportedly went shopping at Best Buy and Old Navy with the cards. The judge who gave her two years probation says ex-mayor Dixon 'now wears a badge of dishonor.'
Spot number two: former Congressman Tom Tancredo, Republican, Colorado- the Tea Party Convention is underway, and Tancredo was the opening act in Nashville. With one line, he demeaned immigrants, the presidency, and called many voting Americans stupid. Here it is.
FORMER CONGRESSMAN TOM TANCREDO: People who could not even spell the word 'vote,' or say it in English (crowd cheers and applause), put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House. His name is Barack Hussein Obama.
SANCHEZ: Tancredo, American nativist, in the style of Bill Poole. Google Bill Poole, and you'll see the comparison- especially Google him if you're Irish. Tom Tancredo makes 'The List You Don't Want to Be On.'