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Video: Maddow Asks, Is NCLR the Largest Latino Advocacy Organization in the US…or the Klan?

by Jacquelyn Mahendra on 05/29/2009 at 11:32am

Last night we reported on former Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo’s  attack on Judge Sotomayor, in which he called NCLR “the Latino KKK Without the Hoods…”

The story spread out long and wide yesterday (The Politico, Think Progress, Huffington Post, Talking Points Memo, Daily Kos, the Colorado Independent, and more), and Rachel Maddow wasted no time in setting the record straight:

That last line is classic.

What I just don’t understand is, with all their Hispanic outreach talk, shouldn’t the RNC be all over themselves condemning Tancredo’s slander of the largest mainstream Latino advocacy organization in the US, which has consistently honored Republican candidates with awards for serving the community?

How can the RNC possibly justify not doing that?

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