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Rangel: Of course Biden meant slavery with his stupid “chains” comment
Hot Air ^ | August 24, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 08/24/2012 10:27:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s something I thought I’d never write: a moment of clarity from Charlie Rangel. You can watch the entire interview with The Perez Notes at the link, but we’ll pick up where Rep. Rangel begins discussing how attack ads destroy credibility, starting with Joe Biden’s “they goin’ to put y’all back in chains” in Danville, Virginia. Not only does Rangel describe the claim as laughable, he also says that the Obama campaign’s defense of it — that Biden meant economic hardship and not slavery — is ridiculous on its face:


After Vice President Joe Biden infamously told an audience that Mitt Romney is “going to unchain Wall Street,” and concluded they are “going to put y’all back in chains,” Mr. Romney’s campaign cried foul. This was an obvious and unfair allusion to slavery, Mr. Romney’s surrogates argued.

Well, count veteran Congressman Charlie Rangel among Mr. Biden’s critics on the Democratic side of the aisle.

“The Vice President said he’s going to put “y’all in chains,” Mr. Rangel told The Perez Notes in a recent free-wheeling interview. “Was he talking about slavery? You bet your *** he was. Was he using the vernacular? Yes, he was. Did he think it was cute? Yes, he did. Was it something stupid to say? You bet your life it was stupid.”

“It was something if a black had said it, we would have been laughing, because we would know deep down they may be beating the hell out of us, but they ain’t thinking about putting us into any chains,” he added.

Of course, it’s nothing new to hear Joe Biden say something he thinks is cute but everyone else recognizes as stupid. Itis significant that Rangel publicly derides the Obama campaign for defending it — and for their accusation that Romney was somehow responsible for a cancer death because of a layoff of the woman’s spouse years earlier. Rangel shrugs if off by saying, “If you want to win, you’ve got to play this filthy, obscene game.”

Hope and Change in Chains!

Update: JPeterman brings up a good question in the comments. How long before we see a Cory Booker Hostage Video from Rangel? Actually, I don’t think Rangel will care enough about Team Obama’s outrage to bother.

Also, let’s not forget that Obama is sending Vice President Filthy and Obscene out to Tampa for the Republican convention next week, after belatedly issuing his running mate a vote of confidence yesterday. That should provide a lot of ammunition … for Republicans.

TOPICS: New York; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; biden; blacks; charlesrangel; democratplantation; democrats; elections; liberalfascism; newyork; obama; rangel; romney

1 posted on 08/24/2012 10:27:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s called ‘payback’.

2 posted on 08/24/2012 10:31:08 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo

Oh dear, first Obama Girl and now Rangel.

3 posted on 08/24/2012 10:34:44 PM PDT by berdie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is it possible that Rangel could have a shred of integrity left?

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

4 posted on 08/24/2012 10:53:44 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Rangel is as crooked as any other, but he sometimes surprises us and comes across as a straight shooter. He nailed this one... the spin from the Obama camp regarding Biden’s ridiculous statement was pathetic.

Biden is the gift that keeps on giving and it still amazes me that he is one heartbeat away from the Presidency.

5 posted on 08/24/2012 11:01:23 PM PDT by volunbeer (Don't worry America, our kids will pay for it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well ... duh. I don’t know why people were claiming his statement was a gaff; I guess Biden’s Bork interrogation was just a silly misunderstanding as well? He knew what he wanted to say, and he said it.

6 posted on 08/24/2012 11:13:32 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: berdie

Lol, don’t be so clueless. I’m just saying why Rangel breaks ranks and provides some fodder to the Romney campaign.

I try and be a truth’ist and tell it like I see it. As I see it, Obama is ultra left wing narcissistic fool, his wife is a plumpous ass (not misspelled), Biden suffers from years of dementia because of the syphilus he got from Barney frank and Rangel is just a garden variety crook. And don’t get me going on the Clintons.

That make it any clearer?

7 posted on 08/24/2012 11:34:34 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo

Good grief, Usagi_yo, it was meant as a joke. Sorry you missed it.

And actually I meant to respond to the #1 post not the #2 (yours). Sometimes my keyboard, eyes and fingers don’t coordinate with one another, lol.

But you could be venting..and I totally get that.

8 posted on 08/24/2012 11:48:02 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

Ah, lol, I understand now. I thought you were calling me Obama girl. Guess I did need to vent.

I didn’t see the inference.

9 posted on 08/24/2012 11:57:21 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo

No problem, at least I understand why you were upset.

And I actually agree with everything you said in your post #7. :)

10 posted on 08/25/2012 12:06:34 AM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie
Yep, some rats seem to be leaving the ship, however, others like the slut Fluke are boarding. Surprisingly, Rangel, as crooked as he is, does have moments of clarity and truth.
11 posted on 08/25/2012 12:41:38 AM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve been scratching my head trying to figure out why in the past few weeks we have seen more and more liberals breaking ranks. At first I conjectured that they were planning a coup at the Convention, wherein Hillary would be put at the top of the ticket instead of Obama.

But now, a more sinister thought has occurred to me. They have been buying time for four years, with stimulus money and government takeovers and quantitative easements. But they know that the bottom is about to fall out, and they want a Republican in the White House when that happens. Some of the liberal elite have decided that they want Romney to win because they know the economy is doomed and that government services are going to have to be curtailed. I think this may be what’s happening.

If Obama comes out of the Convention at the top of the ticket, and the liberal press keeps publishing anti-Obama articles, and liberal politicians keep speaking out as Rangel has, I will be fully persuaded of it.

12 posted on 08/25/2012 2:19:24 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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