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What Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) Fears

Being irrelevant.

Tax cheat, race hustler and so much less than a true public servant Charlie Rangel has spent the last 43 years serving himself. After eeking out a win by just over 1,000 votes last election he faces challengers who no longer fear him politically. Rangel has decided to play the race card and attack the tea party and tie them (I, we, us) to the Jim Crow era. This is one of his final errors. 

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. 

Rangel is another political dinosaur headed for his 24 hours in the rotunda. He's addicted to the power and prestige. Reality check ... we all check out of this life, how do you wish approach the register?


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