Last week, Florida Rep. Alan Grayson declared that the Tea Party is “no more popular than the [Ku Klux] Klan.”

This week, he’s taking the race-baiting rhetoric to a whole new level with an anti-Tea Party email campaign featuring a burning cross:

This certainly isn’t the first time Grayson has used over-the-top and offensive rhetoric to push his progressive agenda. As the Weekly Standard notes, the Florida Democrat has also “called a woman a ‘K Street Whore,’ and said Republicans want Americans to ‘die quickly.’”