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Howard Dean: Republicans 'Don't Like Latinos,' Serve Only Their 'Corporate Masters'

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) lit into the GOP Tuesday night, attacking what he described as the party's willingness to abandon Latino voters.

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) lit into the GOP Tuesday night, attacking what he described as the party's willingness to abandon Latino voters and instead express concern only for corporate interests.

"[Republicans] don’t care what anybody says except for themselves and their corporate masters, like the Koch brothers. They have one master, and that's money," Dean told MSNBC's Ed Schultz. "They don't care about the average working American, all they care about is the corporations who are giving them all that money to put them into office. ... So who are they going to serve?"

Dean took issue with the recent Senate GOP move to block a bill to extend lower student loan interest rates, saying that it was telling show of priorities that the same lawmakers consistently argued that there was enough "money to give ExxonMobile a tax break."

“They want to tell women what to do in their personal lives. They don’t like Latinos, they want to take money out of college students’ pockets ... their priorities are not the right priorities for America,” Dean continued. "The American voters are not stupid. These guys are going to pay for this."

Dean, a former Democratic National Committee chair and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, is no stranger to partisan pugilism, and he's thrown some hard punches of late. On Sunday, he took a similar jab at the GOP.

"Women are terrified of what the Republicans are talking about. They're talking about basically stripping away their ability to have insurance pay for their birth control pills," Dean said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "Latinos are terrified of the Republicans, because they seem to have a total tin ear when it comes to the basic needs of treating people with dignity."

This story appeared originally in Huffington Post LatinoVoices

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