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Opinion

JOANNA WEISS

Harlem Shake remix

McConnell video proves how far boundaries of a viral phenomenon can stretch

Is Mitch McConnell allowed to do the Harlem Shake?

Well, not McConnell per se, but a group of his supporters, one of them wearing a McConnell mask, who last week uploaded a video of themselves gyrating to hip-hop music outside of Churchill Downs. It was the least subversive version yet of the YouTube craze — and, therefore, possibly the most subversive version of all.

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