Democratic strategist and MSNBC political analyst Karen Finney said Tuesday that the “hateful language” of the “crazy crackers on the right” will pose a huge thorn in the side of Republicans when it comes to courting Latino voters.
She weighed in on an MSNBC panel:
As in ’05 and ’06, the death knell for Republicans is the tone of this conversation. We had evangelical Latinos wanting to meet with Howard Dean at the DNC because — I’m just saying, that’s a shift! Point being, we saw in droves the Latino community moving over to the Democratic Party, largely because of the tone. And you even had Republicans [who were] Latino just disgusted with the tone.
So these guys have to be very, very careful. And the other thing these guys know is, those crazy crackers on the right, if they start with their very hateful language, that it’s going to kill them in the same way that they learned at their little retreat that let’s not talk about rape. [Emphasis added]
No one on the panel pointed out the irony of lamenting the “hateful language” of Republicans right before calling them “crazy crackers.”
President Obama lays out his own immigration plan today in Las Vegas.
Watch the full clip via MSNBC, below: