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October 20, 2010

Early Morning Swim: Rachel Maddow Explains Why There Are No “Macaca Moments” This Election Season

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And guess what? Mr. Macaca is back.

Former Virginia Sen. George Allen appears to be preparing for an attempt at a 2012 Senate comeback.

The Republican narrowly lost his Senate seat to Democrat Jim Webb in 2006 after a video clip of Allen calling an opposition staffer “Macaca” went viral online. [...]

“He’s been telling people privately for a couple weeks that he’s in,” an unnamed source told Politico. “It definitely seems like he’s running.”

Why not? His Confederate flag and “Macaca” slur seem almost quaint now in the wake of Teabaggery.


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