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View Diary: 0.1%er Latina suffers 'USA! USA!' jeers from GOP crowd (350 comments)

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  •  Looks like an attempt to shout down Paulistas (0+ / 0-)

    I'm the last one to give GOPers a free pass on the widespread racism and xenophobia in today's Republican Party, but from looking at the video it seems that the Paulites were shouting "Seat them now! Seat them now!" and then another bunch of people then started shouting "USA! USA" to drown them out. The people shouting USA! are visibly not the Paulistas, and the Ron Paul delegates are visibly not shouting USA!

    You could argue about why the non-Paul delegates picked USA! as their drown-out chant. The simplest explanation is that it is (a) in the same three-beat form as "Seat them now!" and (b) a chant that everybody else in the convention would be likely to join in, thus effectively shutting down the Paul supporters. Indeed, it sounds to my ears like Fonalledas herself joined in after a couple of beats.

    That said, the optics (or is it sonics?) aren't good.

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