Quote of the Day: How Not to Be a Jackass

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From the Hispanic Leadership Network, a conservative group offering advice to Republicans on how to use “tonally sensitive” language when talking about immigration reform:

Don’t use phrases like ‘send them all back,’ ‘electric fence,’ ‘build a wall along the entire border’….Don’t use the word ‘illegals’ or ‘aliens.’ Don’t use the term ‘anchor baby’….Don’t characterize all Hispanics as undocumented and all undocumented as Hispanics.

Good advice! (Via Steve Benen.)

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