As readers are likely aware, former Vermont governor Howard Dean is a contributor to CNBC, and in this role, he continues to say the darnedest things.
On Monday's "The Last Word," Dean said of the far-right, "They hate Muslims, they hate gays, they hate immigrants, and the rhetoric in the primaries shows that" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
HOWARD DEAN, CNBC: Let’s look at what these guys are doing. The far-right is what I call the Hate Wing of the Republican Party. They’re over-represented in primaries, and of course when elections come along, they generally don’t win. But they can cause enormous trouble in the primaries. They hate Muslims, they hate gays, they hate immigrants, and the rhetoric in the primaries shows that.
Honestly, is this the kind of talk Comcast and General Electric should tolerate from someone on their payroll?
Oh, this is MSNBC?
I withdraw the question.