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Is Jason Rapert a Bigot? Yes. A liar? Yes. A racist? You decide. 

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Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway), seen on our cover this week for his role in leading the crusade to control women's reproductive rights, drew national attention last week for something else — a two-year-old speech he delivered to a Tea Party rally at the Arkansas State Capitol. The Nation's website dredged up video of a portion of the speech, which seemed to include racially inflammatory comments. Rapert defenders were quick to point to an earlier portion of the speech that they said provided context that explained away the controversial comments. Judge for yourself. Or see a link to video of the full speech at arktimes.com/rapertvideo.

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