MSNBC's Taylor: 'Bozo Caucus' Republicans 'Fanning the Flames of Hatred and Bigotry'
On the Thursday, November 14, PoliticsNation, MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor asserted that Republicans who are pushing Attorney General Eric Holder's impeachment are a "Bozo caucus" who are "fanning the flames of hatred and bigotry."
Host Al Sharpton raised the possibility of "racial elements" as he posed the question:
Is this obsession with Attorney General Holder based on the fact that he stands for laws that they want to see overturned and in many cases never wanted to see in the books? He stands for causes that they disagree with. And because to attack him is to attack President Obama and there's some racial elements involved in this, Goldie?
Taylor began her response:
Well, I think you, Reverend Sharpton, and Attorney General Holder is right about that. That they are attacking him because of his proximity to the President. He is, in fact, the President's wing man. And so they are extraordinarily close. They both happen to be African-American as well. But it goes even further than that. This is about codifying or putting their crazy down into a document so they can feed it back to their base.
They can raise money, they can get people out to the polls in 2014 to say, "Look here, we took on Eric Holder over Fast and Furious. We told him it was wrong. We took him on over Benghazi. We took him on over, you know, over DOMA and other things that we told you we would fight for you for."
The MSNBC contributor concluded:
So what this is about is about fanning the flames of hatred and bigotry and pushing people to the polls on their behalf. And so the problem with that is it keeps your base incredibly small. And so the necessity of reaching out and broadening that base in order to win national elections, that gets lost in the mush. But I'm not sure that any of the people that belong to what I call the "Bozo caucus," I'm not sure they really care about that.
--Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst at the Media Research Center. Click here to follow Brad Wilmouth on Twitter.