Back in the 50s, Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) kept banging the anti-communist drum accusing anyone and everyone of being a red. Today, the same tactics are used by the anti-immigration crowd. McCarthy and company overreached in the 50s and their reputation is permanently stained. The same fate awaits the anti-immigrants making news today.

Tancredo has made news twice this week for ridiculous proposals that only show him to be the extremist he is. A first proposal would require all family immigration applicants to submit to DNA testing to qualify for a green card. A second proposal would legislatively overturn Judge Breyer's decision to temporarily enjoin DHS from implementing the no match rule. The judge is holding up the rule pending a demonstration that US citizens are sufficiently protected from being falsely identified in the system and unable to correct the problems in a timely manner.