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Famous tax-cheating Congressman compares Tea Party to segregationist “White Crackers”

Famous tax-cheating Congressman compares Tea Party to segregationist “White Crackers”

As opposed to the “creepy ass crackers”?

It never ends.

From TPM via Daily Beast via Drudge:

In an interview with the Daily Beast published Friday, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) suggested Tea Partiers are the “same group” who fought for segregation during the Civil Rights movement. 

“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,” Rangel said.

Because of this, Rangel said the Tea Party could be defeated using the same tactics employed against Jim Crow. 

“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,” said Rangel. 

At least Rangel is staying on message (from 2010):

What do you expect from a tax-cheating, race-baiting demagogue like Charlie Rangel?

So it would go for Charlie Rangel over the next four decades — a pattern of tax evasion, special treatment and enrichment that seemed to increase with his power and prestige in Congress. Whether it’s living in rent-stabilized apartments while making a hefty salary, or failing to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars in earnings and assets, his actions betray a consistent, defiant sense of entitlement. And when he is caught, the powerful Democrat blames a right-wing conspiracy.


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What you mean “WE” cholly?

I don’t remember you marching in the south or at a sit in.

Tell us when YOU were at the forefront.

Or maybe YOU were wheeling and dealing either here or in Dominica with your drug running friends.

    GrumpyOne in reply to jakee308. | August 2, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Question: How is it that Rangel is still in office?

    Answer: Because he’s of the party of no shame!

    Let’s face it, it’s how the current bad characters are where they’re at like the fake Indian, molester mayor ‘n peter tweeter for starters.

    Then of course there are the cast of characters in the corrupt executive department like Holder and O’bammy…

When leftist, tax-cheating, low-life, lying crooks get scared, they start all that Alinsky name-calling stuff.

The Tea Party scares them big time.

    It would be great if you are correct. As I see it, conservatives are being routed and cannot mount a coordinated defense of any American tradition.

      iconotastic in reply to Rick. | August 3, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      One thing people should learn from the Left–they never, ever give up. No matter how badly smashed are their icons, no matter how many people reject their pap nostrums, the Left/Progressives never stop fighting.

      It is to their credit that they fight this hard. And for something so evil, too. Their efforts bring to mind Grant’s quote on the Confederacy during the civil war:

      “I felt like anything rather than rejoicing at the downfall of a foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause thought that was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse.” –on Lee’s surrender at Appomattox

Why would it end? It works. It must, in some way measurable to them. It’s the only thing the Left does that works. Until we make it not work, until we make them feel pain greater than the pleasure and/or reward they get from it, it won’t end.

    MaggotAtBroadAndWall in reply to raven. | August 2, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    This is how it works. A Republican says something unsupportable, or embarrassing, or whatever, then the leftsphere piles on and turns it into a big deal. Then the press asks every Republican to either embrace what was said or reject it.

    Example: Todd Akin. The press made every Republican running for president comment about Akin’s comment.

    How many times has Obama been asked about Carlos Danger, Filthy Filner, or Eliot Spitzer? My count is 0.

Charles Rangel was once thrown out of an asshole contest because he was too much of an asshole.

theduchessofkitty | August 2, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Funny, I support the Tea Party, and I’ve been boricua (Puerto Rican) my entire life!

I’ve been to Rangel’s district. Anyone who runs far away from his fiefdom is ten thousand times smarter than he is.

    legacyrepublican in reply to theduchessofkitty. | August 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Does that mean that by Rangel’s standards you are a “white hispanic?”

      theduchessofkitty in reply to legacyrepublican. | August 2, 2013 at 1:12 pm


      I tell you one thing that disconcerts me, though. My children are “white Hispanics” for real. I had to mark them as such in the Census form, because there was no other way to classify them as “multiracial” or “multi-ethnic.”

      And yet… my poor elder daughter approached me months ago with something that upset her. She told me that one classmate of hers dared to tell her to her face, “I don’t like you because you’re white!” I replied to her, “The next time he tells you that, you tell him,”I’m half-Puerto Rican!””

      The kid who told that to her is (you guessed it) African-American. And this happened in… Kindergarten. Think about that for a minute.

        Two things about your comment duchess:

        #1) You are promulgating the issue by even filling out that part of the census. You are legally only required to tell the census how many people reside at your residence. (It is required for the apportionment of congressional representation ONLY)

        #2) When that kid told your kid that he didn’t like her because she was white, the correct response is, “Your comment is racist.”

    jayjerome66 in reply to theduchessofkitty. | August 2, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Rangel’s father was Puerto Rican. Rangel claims he hated his father, who physically abused his mother, and abandoned them – and so he in turn abandoned his Puerto Rican heritage. Like Obama, once committed to that racial AA pigeon-hole he embraced the black-victim narrative, and it became the armature of his political philosophy.

    GrumpyOne in reply to theduchessofkitty. | August 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Dear Ms. Kitty… Ya gotta admit that he’s smawt ’nuff to have survived all these years.

    Of course being a member of the party of no shame surely helped..

I’m a saltine, Charlie, and you are a Ritz.

Charlie, Charlie, Charlie. For shame. In your parlance, is not “white cracker” a pleonasm? Clean up your sloppy speech, man.

A liar, crook, despicable politician and scam artist, as well as a racist and tax evader, just for starters. A true Democrat. My opinions.

    jayjerome66 in reply to Philipsonh. | August 2, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Yeah, those damn Democrats, and Rangel fits the mold, sort of a cross between Nixon and Gingrich — tho Newt may have piled up more ethics complaints (84) and money sanctions ($300,000). Oh, wait — they’re not Democrats. Oh well, a crook is a crook…

      raven in reply to jayjerome66. | August 2, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Nice try with the narrative. Those “84 ethics complaints” were politically driven and were all dismissed after a three-year IRS probe. There were no “sanctions,” or fines. Gingrich reimbursed legal fees, period.

      As for Nixon, he was a piker next to Clinton’s serial ethical squalor, and now Obama’s lethal lawlessness. No one died in Watergate.

Because of this, Rangel said the Tea Party could be defeated using the same tactics employed against Jim Crow.

Jim Crow was a product of Southern Democrats, you Moldy Cracker.

    Rick in reply to Aucturian. | August 3, 2013 at 1:59 am

    It’s pretty obvious Charlie’s never been within yards of an American History book.

      Rick the Curmudgeon in reply to Rick. | August 3, 2013 at 2:16 am

      To avoid confusion between myself and the “conservatives are being routed” Rick above, I shall henceforth call myself “Rick the Curmudgeon.”
      I’m not schizophrenic; there really were two of us. I of course was the good one. //G

Midwest Rhino | August 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Even JFK was too cowardly to take on the DEMOCRAT segregationists. Coulter had to school O’REilly on that. Of course Rangel doesn’t care about real history, he deals constantly from the bottom of the race card deck.

According to O’Reilly’s Bizarro-World history, Bobby Kennedy was “the guy who was really concerned about African-Americans” and “who really DID SOMETHING. … He went in with the federal government and he cleaned out the rat’s nest that was abusing African-Americans in the South.”

Although this myth has been polished to perfection by the Kennedy PR machine (requiring all Kennedy stories to illustrate either courage or adorableness), it is simply a fact that helping blacks was not the Democrats’ priority. Even the ones who wanted to, such as Bobby and John Kennedy, couldn’t risk upsetting the segregationists, more than 90 percent of whom were Democratic.

The job of actually enforcing civil rights and desegregating Southern schools fell to Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.

Tax cheat, slum lord, and opportunist. He represents the best of the select minority which rules the Left.

The Tea Party was principally about fiscal accountability. It was a protest against the economic philosophy of “redistributive change” or recycled wealth without economic development. A philosophy with diminishing returns other than for a select ruling minority.

Rangel does not support involuntary exploitation. He does not oppose involuntary exploitation. He is pro-choice. He supports violation of human rights when they have no voice or arms to protest their oppressors.

That is Rangel’s civil and human rights pedigree. He denigrates individual dignity and devalues human life. He is of the same class of criminal which captured black Africans, then kept and sold them into slavery in Africa, Europe, and beyond.

That said, what is the distinguishing characteristic between a child and an adult?

The source of all good and evil in this world is the ego.

Rangel wants to ‘Jim Crow” the Tea Party. Little wonder the IRS was holdling out on Tea Party apps with ‘Reps’ like him in Washington.

Glad he brought up the bombings and the dogs (he forgot fire hoses). Those darned democrats in Alabama were awfully rough on the negroes back in the 1960’s.

What was his point again? And how is it relevant to 2013?

Carol Herman | August 2, 2013 at 1:34 pm

It’s not going to work. But it probably proves ALL the congress critters hate the Tea Party. And, the parties aren’t equal, either.

The republicans are the aristocrats. While the democrats are aligned as the “party of the people.” Snobs don’t interest them at all. And, they do tend to carry the mainstream.

One of the best examples occurred in 1948. When Truman ran against Dewey. Dewey was the best dressed gentleman. And, he carried the press on his coattails. Truman was not an “insider democrat.” So if he lost the party leaders wouldn’t have cared one whit.

Truman not only won. He got to hold up the Tribune’s headline “Dewey Won.” Which became one of the common people’s explanation points.

Now, a funny thing about these aristocrats. Where you could say their spokesperson was Rush Limbaugh. Who reached a conservative audience, estimated to be about 3-million people. (Hint: There are more blacks in the democratic party than there are white listeners to Rush Limbaugh.)

One key to democratic success is that there are established groups that vote for their candidates. This includes the young. Feminists. Blacks. Liberals (which also contains Jewish voters.) And, screaming and spitting at these people has proven to be quite ineffective. But “jump for joy” … there are aristocrats who’ve turned spitting into a Tourette’s art form.

Can’t fix a thing.

Now, when republicans get very, very desperate, they reach for outsiders. (Back in 1948 they could have reached for General Douglas MacArthur. But he scared the pants off the aristocrats. No reason given.) Truman, as president, destroyed MacArthur. So that when 1952 rolled around the desperate republicans reached out to Eisenhower. Then, in 1980, another outsider came along: Ronald Reagan. (But Reagan treated the Bush Family like royalty.)

Aristocrats. Royalty. Dictating morals to others. And, you begin to shed some light on the “incurable” problem.

    mikulin in reply to Carol Herman. | August 2, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    The first time we “aristocrats” started to dictate our morals to others was at the founding of the Republican party. One of the reasons this party was founded was for the eradication of the ruling democrat platation holders in the south so as to eliminate slavery. About 250,000 aristocratic white boys died for that cause. Governor Faubus was a democrat ruler who ran solely to keep segregation alive in Arkansas. Republican president Eisenhower didn’t hesitate (unlike later when Kennedy worried about his democrat voting bloc in the south) to send in troops to defend black school children.The voting rights act of 1965 was overwhelmling approved by Republican legislators who overcame democrat filibusters to pass it. The Republican in America is the greatest political party for human liberty in the history of the world. Aristocrats all.

Carol Herman | August 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Brown v. The Board of Education (or some such entity) passed into law in 1954. Eisenhower was president. Mort Sahl was my favorite comedian.

In Little Rock, Governor Forbus “called out the dogs” so a little black girl couldn’t go to her first day of second grade class. Norman Rockwell painted an iconic picture, that graced the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.

And, Mort Sahl said of Eisenhower; you know, he go down there … but he couldn’t make up his mind if he should hold the little girl’s hand in an “overhand grip.” Or underhanded.

It’s a good thing that the grass grows and covers up the battlefields. So people can forget the bloodshed. And, the needless fighting.

Is Mitch Daniels enough of a republican outsider that he can get nominated in 2016? Or, will we be stuck with Jebbie Bush?

The common man, in America, collected one vote at a time, tends to be heard above the caterwauling of aristocrats if I were to take a guess.

Who’s the racist now? “White crackers” is worse and more offensive than “creepy ass crackers.” As a TEA Party member, I’m DEMANDING an apology. Actually, I kind of think it’s funny. GO TEA PARTY, GO!!

I’ve always liked Rangel, he says what he thinks, that’s refreshing. Yes, conservatives opposed the civil rights movement. Yes, tea party members are conservatives.
Yes, the tea party has had big problems with racist, bigoted comments and signs at their rally’s.
As for being a tax cheat…he parked his Mercedes at the capitol garage and left it there for a while….oooooh…the ethics committee found no violation. He got a break on 3 apt’s in Harlem that he linked together…ooooh….like ppl were stampeding to rent them…no violation…he wrote letters for charitable donations using a congressional letterhead….oooooh…that rascal!….his staff failed to tell him of a donation to his campaign that came from someone he had business dealings with…ooooh…that NEVER happens in DC…ethics committee finds no violation.

“Rangel was treated first at a field hospital, then moved to a general hospital well behind the lines in South Korea where he recuperated.[28] He eventually returned to regular duty, then was rotated back to the U.S. in July 1951.[28]

Rangel was awarded a Purple Heart for his wounds, the Bronze Star with Valor for his actions in the face of death, and three battle stars.[His Army unit was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation[nb 2] and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.


(Rangel) built a positive reputation for providing legal assistance to black civil rights activists.”

    Crawford in reply to danobivins. | August 2, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    “Yes, the tea party has had big problems with racist, bigoted comments and signs at their rally’s.”

    Why do you lie?

      PersonFromPorlock in reply to Crawford. | August 2, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Oh, it’s no lie: but the signs are being carried by left-wing protesters.

        Then let’s see all the pictures. And not the few from liberal infiltrators trying to create a myth.

          Dimsdale in reply to Dimsdale. | August 3, 2013 at 9:56 am

          I’m still waiting…. Surely in this day of smartphones, there should be thousands of these pictures. Probably as many as those alleged “n word” recordings claimed by Cleaver and Lewis back in 2012… (hell, I would have collected the $100K reward offered by Breitbart, but nobody did. How odd.)

    Crawford in reply to danobivins. | August 2, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Why should events 60-years ago override Rangel’s CURRENT bigotry and corruption?

    WTF is it with you goddamned “progressives” who treat 60 years of history as if it never happened? IT’S NOT THE FIFTIES. GROW THE HELL UP.

      MaggotAtBroadAndWall in reply to Crawford. | August 2, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      What I get a kick out of is idiots like him who equate 2013 conservatism with the 1950s conservatism practiced by Democrat racist bigots.

      As if he can point to a single conservative Republican anywhere today who agrees with ANY of the long history of Democratic racism, including supporting slavery, segregation, lynching, Jim Crow and all the other historical evils practiced by his party. Hell, they even elected a lifelong Democrat to be Senate Majority Leader who held that position as recently as 1989 who had been a high ranking Ku Klux Klansman and filibustered the ’64 Civil Rights Act.

      He’s a moron. But you already know that. And so does he.

    Dimsdale in reply to danobivins. | August 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    “House panel finds Rangel guilty” – NYTimes (

    “Charlie Rangel censure recommended by House Ethics committee” – Washington Post (

    And that was when the Democrat Party ruled the House.

The term “cracker” is intended to be as hurtful, discriminatory, and negative as the “N-word” (out of respect for Professor Jacobson, I won’t type the actual word on his site). That it’s not, that white people giggle happily when they hear it (or at least I do; it’s too funny), that we are not perpetually offended and seeking any “reason” to be so really doesn’t undermine the fact that Rangel is purposefully using the equivalent of the “N-word” to describe white people. He means it with every bit of negativity, every bit of hate and bile, that he claims to reject . . . when it’s a black person being targeted. He is what he claims to hate.

this conservative (I guess I am a TPer) doesn’t speak to some members of family because they are racist. they also vote Dem always.
yet I am the racist per him.

I see that only a couple of commenters noted that the Civil Rights Movement was opposed by Southern DEMOCRATS, not conservatives. Not only did most commenters ignore that important fact but ‘danobivins’ flat lied about it.

I see that Frank skipped social studies in high school.
The democrats were arch-conservatives and fought against civil rights alongside a good portion of the republicans.
Best to study American history, it’s relevant.
I’ve attended TP rallies…the antipathy towards blacks and many of the signs reminded me of Alabama in the 60’s.

Well, if a “gentleman” like Charlie Rangel can call Tea Partiers “white crackers”, then what, pray tell, should we call the Black Congressional Caucus?

I would rather be a “tea bagger” than a “D-bagger”….

I’d call the racists from the 60’s south much worse.
I guess u wouldn’t.
Posting one teeny censure after the many witch-hunt claims fell by the wayside is not impressive.
If u don’t know that dixiecrats were conservatives, i’m not into remedial am-hist.
Ignorance is it’s own reward.
Everything i posted is true, and if that gets some of u all irritated, so be it.
Not all conservatives are racists, but all racists are conservatives.
Not a liberal among ’em.

Carol Herman | August 2, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Groucho Marx had a TV Show. It was called “You Bet Your Life.”

Contestants were ordinary Americans. And, if anyone said the “magic word” … a bird flew down from overhead. And, the guest got $50.

Anwyay, politics is also a show that produces “words.”

For Harry Truman, running in 1948 he gave some hapless reported the words: “Turnip Day” … July 25th. Every year. In Missouri.

Today? Today the republican party (it seems) has nothing better to do that go gallivanting around shouting out “Racist.” It would work wonders, when you hear it to shout back “Your pants are on fire.”

It shouldn’t be an issue. And, yes, not only do blacks vote for democrats, Charlie Rangel’s been returned again and again, each time for a House seat. House seats are worth two years.

And, if you want to complain about Rangel, how about that putz Boehner? Is he ever sober? Does he keep getting re-elected because he has such pretty blue eyes?

The way DC works, by the way, is that in your first win you are only a junior member. If, however, you can keep getting re-elected every two years (until you die) … you advance in the “membership club.” And, you get to chair some pretty nifty committees.

In 2010 the Tea Party came along. And, tore away seats being held by democrats. Pelosi had to drop her gavel. And, she lost her spectacular office space.

So over in Congress whenever someone says “Tea Party” … both parties seated incumbents begin to worry. (It’s like when the old wife sees her husband’s new secretary.)

All fights are unfair.


Just like spewing anger against Rangel serves no purpose at all. (It’s good to remember what Ronald Reagan had was GOOD WILL. Maybe, that would be a better test than just being in a park where you clean up your trash?) I really wish there were better arguments. (Of course, the big problem happens when you look at what’s been elected to office.)

If only Charlie Rangel was a lone wolf in that department. Instead of being among like-minded victors.)

Carol Herman | August 2, 2013 at 8:25 pm

I remember the Tea Party. And, most of all I remember how spontaneous it was! (Yes, when they’d show up in parks, with their message, the message was to tell Congress to clean up its act. And, to act fiscally responsible.

There were no leaders.

Even though Sarah Palin ran to the stage and said it was “her” party. No. It was not.

Is it the same party today? No. I don’t think so. But when it gathered its force back in 1010 … it wasn’t “party politics.” Instead, it was a message to government.

That’s why it still puts terror into the hearts of congress critters. It was as if they bent down and touched the 3rd rail.

I certainly prefer Sarah Palin as a spokesperson than either Boehner or Mitchell. But that’s the shortfall in party politics.

Has nothing to do with the grass roots. And, how easily politicians really don’t want to hear from the people.

They only want you to vote. When you don’t vote … you’re also sending a message to DC. One vote at a time? No. Lots of votes that don’t come along because people got disgusted.

Carol Herman | August 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm


““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,” said Rangel. ”
So Chollie thinks that America will turn on Hussein “Drone O’Death” Obama?

After the Zimmerman trial I had a t-shirt made. It reads, “HEAVILY ARMED CREEPY-ASS CRACKA.” It goes well with the 1911 I always wear on my hip. Thanks for the great line Dee Dee.

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