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Charlie Rangel: Tea Party Same "Crackers" That Supported Segregation in the 1960s

There is little question that Rangel is nearing the end. First elected 43 years ago, after having defeated the man whose name adorns the building where the congressman keeps his office, he is musing aloud now about what he once forbade anyone to discuss with him: his own retirement.

But even at 83, dressed in a blue bow tie and crisp gray suit, Rangel is relentless toward those who he feels are slowing the forces of progress.

House Republicans? Have done more damage to American competitiveness than al Qaeda ever could. “What is happening is sabotage. Terrorists couldn’t do a better job than the Republicans are doing.”

The Tea Party? Defeat them the same way segregation was beaten. “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn’t care about how they looked. It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough. ‘I don’t want to see it and I am not a part of it.’ What the hell! If you have to bomb little kids and send dogs out against human beings, give me a break.”

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  • Anders||

    Charlie's an old crook and forgets that

    a) Democrats were the Party of Segregation
    b) The Tea party is only concerned with the unsustainable size of the federal government
    c) He's a crook
    d) He's in Biden's chains on the Democrat Plantation

  • amanda012||

    before I saw the paycheck that said $5576, I accept that my neighbour was like they say really erning money in their spare time at their laptop.. there friend brother started doing this less than eighteen months and resantly cleared the morgage on their villa and bourt themselves a Bugatti Veyron. we looked here... WWW.CNN13.COM

  • Killazontherun||

    Charlie, your voting record has done more to harm your own people more than every action of the KKK and white supremacist group in their history combined.

  • Killazontherun||

    Need an edit button, post preview submit one doesn't always post corrected version for some odd reason.

    Charlie, your voting record has done more to harm your own people than every action of the KKK and every white supremacist group in their history combined.

  • Inigo M.||

    I was a staunch Democrat as a youngster (I was a naive youth, what can I say) and remember being quite shocked when I learned which side the segregation battle the Dems were on. And let's not forget which party pushed for the internment of Japanese-Americans in WWII, either. This stuff all happened well before my time, so I might not have found out if I wasn't a big history buff. But Rangel is old enough to remember it -- even WWII. That makes him either an outright liar or he's got senile dementia. Or maybe some of both.

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