“Positive, Constructive Ideas”

This is video of presumed 2008 presidential candidate and Republican Senator George Allen referring to one of his opponent’s staffers as “macaca,” which is a kind of monkey. The staffer is 20-year-old S.R. Sidarth, a Virginian of Indian descent.

"This fellow here over here with the yellow shirt, Macaca, or whatever his name is. He's with my opponent. He's following us around everywhere… Let’s give a welcome to Macaca, here. Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia.”

George Allen is, of course, a raging racist and a total asshole, but claims he didn’t mean anything by it.

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