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Friday, August 02, 2013

Rep. Charles Rangel: Teabaggers “Worse Than Terrorists”

New York Congressman Charles Rangel sees the teajobs for what they really are, and he Gives ‘Em Hell.  Regarding congressional Republicans’ determination to block and obstruct and derail everything, he says:

“What is happening is sabotage. Terrorists couldn’t do a better job than the Republicans are doing.”

His assessment of the Tea Party Caucus and their dumber-than-dirt useful idiots:

“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.”

Congressional teadroolers who turn on ANY Republican who disagrees with them on ANYTHING:

“And now my friend Peter King is on their hit list. Peter King, a Republican, is considered a goddamn communist.”

The GOP’s blind devotion to Supply Side Jesus (H/T to TomCat at Politics Plus):

“It has to do with whether or not in God we trust.  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?  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?”



Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

LOL. Totally agree with what he said but if there ever was an old school, back room wheeler dealer it's Charles Rangel.

August 3, 2013 at 3:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not many people know that the Republican party has no Civil Rights Platform! Never did, when they recruited the former dixiecrats they had to desert Civil Rights.

It's been that way ever since


August 4, 2013 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mr. C: True, Rangel has a lot of personal/political baggage of his own. But I loved what he said.

Erik: No official civil rights platform? I didn't know that. I guess their platform is so full of platitudes about abortion and gay marriage, there's no room left over for civil rights and other socialist claptrap.

August 4, 2013 at 6:22 PM  
Anonymous TomCat said...

Thanks for the H/T, Sue. The credit for the term Supply Side Jesus rightly belongs to Al Franken, coined before he became a Senator. I adopted it from him.

Great piece on Rangel!

Republicans do have a civil rights platform, albeit unofficial. They oppose all civil rights, except for those of vulture capitalists and KKK members.

August 11, 2013 at 12:54 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

TomCat: Thanks for the info. But my name isn't Sue :)

You're right, vulture capitalists are clearly protected by the Constitution; the rest of us, not so much.

August 11, 2013 at 2:07 AM  

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