MSNBC Contributor Karen Finney used a racial slur recently while discussing immigration reform and the Latino response to the issue. Not surprisingly, no one on the panel she was featured in even seemed to notice her language. Said Finney:
We saw in droves, you know, the Latino community moving over to the Democratic Party, largely because of the tone. And you had even Republicans in the Republican Party who were Latino just disgusted with the tone. So these guys have to be very, very careful. The other thing these guys know is that those crazy crackers on the right, like if they start with their very hateful language, that is going to kill them in the same way that they learned, at their little retreat, let’s not talk about rape.
Somehow the irony was lost on Finney that, in the same sentence she warned “crackers” against using hateful language. Republican crackers were unavailable for comment.