Time's Joe Klein: 'Republicans Have An Awful Lot of Scared White People in Their Party'

Time's Joe Klein said Thursday, "What the Republicans have is an awful lot of scared white people in their party."

Appearing on MSNBC's The Last Word, Klein disgustingly continued, "And one of the things they're most scared about is people of different colors and ethnicities and, you know, backgrounds polluting their white picket fence sense of America" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

LAWRENCE O'DONNELL, HOST: Joe, the cover of your magazine this week, it's the first headline you've ever had in Spanish, "Yo Decido," I decide. It says, "Why Latinos will pick the next president."

There was once a time when some Republicans believe they should be going after the Latino vote specifically because of the demography story told in "Time" magazine this week. What happened to that idea?

JOE KLEIN, TIME MAGAZINE: Boy, the thing is, you play to what you've got. And what the Republicans have is an awful lot of scared white people in their party. And one of the things they're most scared about is people of different colors and ethnicities and, you know, backgrounds polluting their white picket fence sense of America.

You know, Karl Rove was obsessed with trying to win over the Latino vote because these are people who are, many of them, religiously conservative Roman Catholics and an awful lot of strong businessmen and strong family people. It would make sense except they're doing the best they can to offend Latinos and women -- and you know, pick your category.

That deserves another look, doesn't it?

What the Republicans have is an awful lot of scared white people in their party. And one of the things they're most scared about is people of different colors and ethnicities and, you know, backgrounds polluting their white picket fence sense of America.

This is a columnist for a so-called news periodical speaking on a so-called news network in the year 2012.

And Republicans are the ones he considers racist.

I'd strongly advise him to look in the mirror but something tells me that scares him more than people that don't think exactly like he does.

Can you blame him?

(H/TBreitbart TV)


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