Did liberals "Jump the Shark" with their "Tea Party is racist" accusations?

Florida's first black Republican congressman West says racism allegations against Tea Party by liberals didn't work http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/128025-west-says-racism-allegations-against-tea-party-by-liberals-didnt-work “So I think that the -- the liberal progressives saw the... show more Florida's first black Republican congressman West says racism allegations against Tea Party by liberals didn't work

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“So I think that the -- the liberal progressives saw the strength of the grass-roots movement that we call the Tea Party which stands for 'taxed enough already' and they tried to turn against it,” Rep.-elect Allen West (R-Fla.) said Friday on "Hannity" on Fox News.

“And the number one thing that you always try to do to silence an opponent in the United States of America is to call someone a racist.”

West said that attempts to tarnish the Tea Party did not foil his campaign. “And we see that that did not work whatsoever,” he said.

“Well, I think the most important thing with our race is that we ran on honor, integrity and character,” said West.

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