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Florida Tea Party member goes on racist rant

by KurtFF8

This individual likely does not quite “speak for the Tea Party” like he claims in the opening of this video.  Yet much of what he says in this rant is what the Left has been claiming is implicit in the rhetoric of the Tea Party.  This all in the name of demonstrating that the Tea Party is not racist.  This is an ultimate failure of what many conservatives try to do: turn the rhetoric around and act very defensive when accused of racism (“You’re the ones being racist by discussing race!”)  This tactic clearly didn’t work here.

Another interesting aspect of this video so far is what Althusser would call a “guilty silence.”  That guilty silence being the Tea Party’s lack of distancing itself from this individual (although if this video becomes a broader controversy, it’s certainly possible they will issue some sort of statement condemning it).  His rants against political correctness translate directly into racism and it should be quite clear without even having to watch the entire video.

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