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Worse-than-terrorists tea partiers are ‘same white crackers’ who opposed civil rights

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Rep. Rangel: Worse-than-terrorists tea partiers are ‘same white crackers’ who opposed civil rights


By David Ferguson
Friday, August 2, 2013 12:18 EDT
Charles Rangel at House hearing (CBS News screen grab)

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) said on Friday that the conservatives who make up the tea party are the “same white crackers” who fought the U.S. civil rights movement. In an interview with David Freedlander at the Daily Beast, the congressman issued a scathing indictment of the far right.

On the Republicans in the House of Representatives who are blocking any and all Democratic attempts to govern, Rangel said, “What is happening is sabotage. Terrorists couldn’t do a better job than the Republicans are doing.”

And he was equally blunt in his assessment of the tea party caucus and its adherents. “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.”

He lamented that those in the tea party are turning on any Republican who does not toe the tea party line. “And now my friend Peter King is on their hit list. Peter King, a Republican, is considered a goddamn communist.”

“It has to do with whether or not in God we trust,” Rangel said with regards to the tea party’s desire to cut all social programs and destroy the social safety net. “I don’t know how much God played a role in the country, but it is everywhere…And I used to be an altar boy so that I can say, if you are talking about Jews and Christians and probably Muslims and Mormons, [there’s] the whole idea that…we are supposed to help the aged and provide health care and give kids a break and do all of these good things.”

“What are we Democrats fighting for?” he asked. “We are not fighting for salvation and going to heaven. But we are fighting for Medicaid, Medicare, health care, education, jobs, helping old folks. And I’ll be damned, besides same-sex marriage, I don’t hear the voice of the church. As a matter of fact, the pope is talking he can’t judge gays. Well, damn it to hell, ask for another message from God. Here we were born. I mean, why is there a silence on old folks and a silence on poverty and a silence on kids?”

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AdrianneHill
by Bronze Member on Aug. 2, 2013 at 9:50 PM
Well said
tnmomofive
by Silver Member on Aug. 2, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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The same man that said he wanted to make sure that the 'shovel ready jobs' ..that Obama later admitted never existed...will not go to white men.

Yeah what he says is about as relevant to me as teats on a bullfrog.

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Aug. 2, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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 Charlie Rangel needs to remove his head from his ass.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Aug. 2, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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A few notes:

1) "White Cracker" is redundant.

2) "Cracker" is a racist term equivalent to the N-word.

3) Republicans were the ones who pushed every one of the nearly ten Civil Rights bills over the top since the Civil War - not Dems. 

4) Republicans were the ones who stopped Jim Crow - not Democrats.

5) Republicans fought against Democrat intimidation and murder of blacks. 

6) Democrats were the Civil rights bombers - not Republicans.

7) The Tea Party has maybe three tenets at most: Accountability from our elected leaders, fiscal responsibility, and preeminence of the Constitution - nothing that could be even construed as racist. They believe in treating people the same = anti-racism.

8) Yeah - People who believe in the Constitution and pick up their own trash after a Tea Party rally are absolutely more scary than terrorists who murder and maim people. No doubt.

9) Is Rangel saying that black Tea Party members are "White Crackers?" Interesting. Maybe that means "Uncle Tom," a racist term.

10) Conclusion: Rangel is the racist. As Shelby Steele, a black author says, "I'm old enough that I can remember when most of the racists were white. But now most are black."


Good job, PJ. Thank you so much for doing our work for us, in showcasing Democrat racism. We appreciate it! 

Pema_Jampa
by Celeste on Aug. 2, 2013 at 11:43 PM
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You're welcome ;-)

Quoting SallyMJ:

A few notes:

1) "White Cracker" is redundant.

2) "Cracker" is racist.

3) Republicans were the ones who pushed every one of the nearly ten Civil Rights bills over the top since the Civil War - not Dems. 

4) Republicans were the ones who stopped Jim Crow - not Democrats.

5) Republicans fought against Democrat intimidation and murder of blacks. 

6) The Tea Party has maybe three tenets at most: Accountability from our elected leaders, fiscal responsibility, and preeminence of the Constitution - nothing that could be even construed as racist. They actually like to treat people the same = anti-racism.

7) Yeah - People who believe in the Constitution and pick up their own trash after a Tea Party rally are absolutely more scary than terrorists who murder and maim people. No doubt.

7) Is Rangel saying that black Tea Party members are "White Crackers?" Interesting. Maybe that means "Uncle Tom," a racist term.

8) Conclusion: Rangel is the racist. As Shelby Steele, a black economist says, "I'm old enough that I can remember when most of the racists were white. But now most are black."


Good job, PJ. Thank you so much for doing our work for us, in showcasing Democrat racism. We appreciate it! 


angel_vine
by Member on Aug. 2, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Is Charlie Rangel getting senile or something or has he always been this way? I have to admit I don't know much about him. I know a few people who were fairly mild mannered and reasonable until they started getting older and then started saying the craziest most outrageous things. Sad really. 

angel_vine
by Member on Aug. 3, 2013 at 12:01 AM
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Speaking of old crazy people, where the heck is Joe Biden? 

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Aug. 3, 2013 at 12:32 AM
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Quoting angel_vine:

Speaking of old crazy people, where the heck is Joe Biden? 

With all the Obama scandals, they're afraid Joe may add to the chaos. Joe is crazy. He never knows when to shut up!

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Aug. 3, 2013 at 1:11 AM
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 It dawned on me a few days ago, that we haven't heard any Biden gaffes in months. They seem to be keeping him on a short leash.  I wonder why. 

Quoting blondekosmic15:


Quoting angel_vine:

Speaking of old crazy people, where the heck is Joe Biden? 

With all the Obama scandals, they're afraid Joe may add to the chaos. Joe is crazy. He never knows when to shut up!

 

grandma B

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Aug. 3, 2013 at 1:22 AM
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Democrats Have Kept Racism Alive

There was a big problem with Barack’s mea culpa speech in Philadelphia, defending his racist pastor, Jeremiah White. He failed to mention that over 300,000 white Americans gave their lives to end slavery. He didn’t mention that in 1854, abolitionists left the Democratic Party and founded the Republican Party specifically for the purpose of ending slavery and giving equal rights to all those who had been in bondage. And when he does mention the 3/5ths clause in the Constitution, he totally got it wrong, the way most Americans do. News flash . . . it was the abolitionists who insisted on it so that the slave holding states could not have their slaves counting as constituents so they could get more pro-slavery representation in congress. This is one of the most powerful battles fought by whites, to end slavery, which has been mischaracterized as being racist.

He needs to read the history of this battle for equality and realize that the party he embraces today was the party that voted against the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, while the Republicans supported them unanimously. He needs to acknowledge that the two dozen civil rights bills that were passed by the Republicans were overturned by the Democrats when they regained control of the House, Senate and White House at the end of the 19th Century.

It was at this time that the Democratic Party instituted Jim Crow laws. It was not whites that did this against blacks, it was bigoted, racist Democrats who would choose to divide a nation rather than give freedom to those they considered inferior. Had blacks been voting equally in both political parties, there never would have been literacy tests, poll taxes or other restrictions to voting. But because all blacks at this time identified with the party of Lincoln and were actually the ones starting Republican parties in southern states, and running and getting elected as Republicans, the Democrats knew that to kill a Black person was killing a Republican.

If he watched the award-winning documentary, Emancipation Revelation Revolution (ERRVideo.com), he would learn that the first Black Democrat, Barbara Jordan, was elected in the south in 1972, 100 years after Black Republicans had been running and winning for years. And it took a federal law to force redistricting in Texas to get her elected. He would be reminded that almost all the southern governors fighting integration, standing in school house doors, firing water canons at innocent people were all Democrats. And if his parents really were a part of the civil rights movement, he would realize that without whites fighting side by side to overturn laws that had been put in place by his very own party, it may have been another generation before the civil rights movement could happen.

It was not white versus black; it was racists, bigoted Democrats against blacks and whites who disagreed with them. If he saw our movie he would be reminded of three young white men who worked with CORE who were murdered, just for doing the right thing. He would see the incredible sacrifices that white men, such as Senator Charles Sumner endured for the cause of liberty for oppressed slaves. He was attacked on the Senate floor by pro-slavery Democratic congressman, Preston Brooks, who stormed the Senate side of the Capitol and tried to beat Sumner to death with his cane because he dared to introduce yet another piece of anti-slavery legislation. Brooks received hundreds of canes from adoring fans, while Senator Sumner struggled for three years to survive. When he did, the first thing he did when he returned to the Senate was to re-introduce a bill that would abolish slavery. This man was a white Republican. Preston Brooks was a white Democrat. Race had nothing to do with their individual passion to destroy or preserve slavery. It was a passion born of moral values and an understanding of good and evil. That is the discussion today that pastors are supposed to be having and preaching and encouraging their flock to understand. Rev. Wright did not get the memo and gets an “F” in Black history.

For Obama and his pastor to preach the “audacity of despair and racism” is an affront to all the people who have given their lives through the years to see racism destroyed. But that death blow has always been deflected by the Democratic Party that has had a vested interest in class and race warfare to keep their power base motivated and returning to the polls. Barack says, “I have asserted a firm conviction that working together we can move beyond some of our old racial wounds,” yet he sits week after week listening to sermons that say just the opposite. But those days are gone as we rip off the tacky, thin veneer of elitism and bigotry that has propelled them to power.

It is ironic that in his speech he challenges the listener by saying, “We can’t accept politics that breeds division, and conflict, and cynicism,” when he belongs to the very party that has always done that, to the point where the new liberal plantation has erected philosophical barriers around all blacks, condemning those who dare to challenge the liberal status quo and escape this manipulation and intimidation. They are called Aunt Jamima, like Condi Rice, or house Negroes like Colin Powell, or forced to endure high tech lynchings like Clarence Thomas. They have Oreo Cookies thrown at them like Michael Steele and are accused of acting white if they identify themselves as Republicans or conservatives.

That is “the racist spectacle we are not allowed to talk about.” When Blacks have to whisper at polling booths that they are Republican, for fear of reprisal from their liberal neighbors, then Barack really doesn’t get the real conflict that is alive and well in this country, and why should he? He belongs to the party of the overseer of the philosophical plantation that intimidates and marginalizes Blacks that dare support conservative values or Republican ideas.

So, if Barack was honest about his desire to “heal the nation,” he needs to learn American Black history, and take his pastor aside and tell him about it and challenge him to be more Christ-like when he preaches. If he knew real American Black history, he would not belong to the party of segregationists and bigots and would not have allowed himself to be sucked into that dark undertow of racial politics that has already robbed our nation of too many amazing blessings.

http://townhall.com/columnists/ninamay/2008/04/02/democrats_have_kept_racism_alive/page/full

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