Howard Dean joined Keith Olbermann on "Countdown" tonight to discuss how conservative firebrand Rush Limbaugh is exacerbating racial tensions by trying to inject race into the news for political reasons. Dean made the point that Limbaugh, as well as Glenn Beck and others, are putting their wallets before their country and inciting and appealing to the worst of human nature:
There's a lot of money to be made in passing out hate of the kind that Rush Limbaugh is doing... There's a long unfortunate American tradition of this going back to Father Coughlin and people before that. They appeal to the very worst in people. They appeal to the side of all of us that is about anger and fear and hatred. They empower it and it is and evil thing to do and very, very bad for the country.