I just got off the phone with Lisa Navarrete, vice president of the National Council of La Raza, getting her take on Tom Tancredo's assertion that the longstanding Hispanic civil rights group is the "Latino KKK" and that their slogan is "All for the race, nothing for the rest."
"It's not the first time for Mr. Tancredo when he doesn't know what the heck he's talking about," said Navarrete. "I don't know what he bases the assertion on, since he didn't provide any facts or evidence to that effect, as to why he calls us the Latino KKK. But I can assure you our motto or logo as he phrased it, is not what he says it is. It's not the motto of any Latino group."
"We've urged the [Republican] party to not allow people like Tom Tancredo to dominate the debate, as he has on the immigration issue," she added. "And he has, and it's cost them."