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Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:41 AM

Labor group brings back Allen's 'macaca' gaffe

Last edited Thu Sep 27, 2012, 09:16 AM - Edit history (1)

Source: usa today

If Virginia voters have forgotten about George Allen's "macaca" gaffe, a labor group is out to remind them.

Workers' Voice, a super PAC with ties to the AFL-CIO, released a series of Internet ads today aimed at highlighting some race-related incidents tied to the Republican.

Allen is trying to win back the U.S. Senate seat he lost six years ago, when he was caught on video calling a young man of Indian descent "macaca." It's a derogatory word that can mean monkey in some countries.

"George Allen kept a noose and a Confederate flag in his office and anyone who would insult the African-American and Latino people of Virginia this way is not fit to hold office," said Eddie Vale, communications director for Workers' Voice. "This is similar to, but even more offensive, than Mitt Romney secretly attacking 47% of all Americans."

Read more: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/09/27/george-allen-macaca-labor-ads/70001240/1#.UGRRWo1lR1M



who the hell keeps a noose in their office? and the fact that this guy is still a public figure says a lot about our country

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trailmonkee Sep 2012 #4
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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 07:59 AM

1. George Allen is an asshole just like his daddy was.

Only worse.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 08:28 AM

2. Sadly now that VA has reinstituted Confederacy Heritage Month, I'm not sure many Virginians

would hold Allen's past against him.

The oly hope we have is that the demographics are changing and will continue to change. The bigots will eventually die off, and the rest of the state will look and vote like Northern Virginia.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 08:51 AM

3. The "macaca" slur was in 2006, not 1996. n/t

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Response to shawn703 (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 09:16 AM

4. thank you, i changed the article to a more accurate link - Thanks

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 11:34 AM

5. So, Macaca thinks he can get back in the Senate?

 

I don't think so.

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