Tom Tancredo knows why Barack Obama was elected and he told the Tea Party Convention in Nashville last night

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."

As Think Progress notes, Tancredo words are…interesting considering the fact that for years, literacy tests were used to exclude Blacks from the voting pool.