Tancredo Kicks Off Tea Party Convention By Lamenting The Loss of the Literacy Test

It looks like the National Tea Party Convention got off to a predictably radical start as former Rep. Tom Tancredo got things rolling by asserting that President Obama was elected only because America no longer requires literacy tests for voters: 

The opening-night speaker at first ever National Tea Party Convention ripped into President Obama, Sen. John McCain and “the cult of multiculturalism,” asserting that Obama was elected because “we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote in this country.”

The speaker, former Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., told about 600 delegates in a Nashville, Tenn., ballroom that in the 2008 election, America “put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House … Barack Hussein Obama.”