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GOP Denounces Young’s Hispanic Slur

House Republican leaders on Friday moved quickly to denounce Rep. Don Young's racial slur against Hispanics. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said there was "no excuse" for the comment, in which Young described Latino workers on his family farm as "wetbacks." “Congressman Young’s remarks were offensive and beneath the dignity of the office he holds," Boehner said in a statement. "I don’t care why he said it. There’s no excuse, and it warrants an immediate apology”/Justin Sink, The Hill. More here.

Question: And you wonder why Republicans have a problem attracting Hispanic votes?




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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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