Skip to comments.Rangel Blasts Clinton as 'a Redneck'
Posted on 02/15/2005 8:39:59 AM PST by missyme
Rep. Charlie Rangel is blasting ex-President Bill Clinton as "a redneck" after New York Sen. Hillary Clinton refused for the second year in a row to support his bill to help the mother of police shooting victim Amadou Diallo stay in the country
"I don't have the slightest clue who Hillary really is," the dismayed Harlem Democrat tells New York Magazine this week. "All I see is a gal who knew she was as good as anyone else, and she saw this guy she could make something of, so she forfeited Illinois and went to Arkansas."
Rangel then added, "That's a hell of a move to make for a redneck, which is all he was."
Asked if he really thought Clinton was a redneck Tuesday morning, Rangel told WWRL Radio's Steve Malzberg and Karen Hunter, "Of course he is. He's from Arkansas."
Later in the interview Rangel tried to backpedal, telling Malzberg he thought the Clintons were "terrific people."
"You have to remember, you know, Lyndon Johnson was one of the best presidents we had and he was a redneck out of Texas," he explained.
The congressman's non-pejorative pejorative comes just days after Sen. Clinton stiffed him on the Diallo case, a move the New York Post described on Monday as "a slap in the face to Charles Rangel."
Without Sen. Clinton's help, Rangel's legislation to grant Kadiatou Diallo and her family permanent resident status crashed and burned in the 2003-04 Congress and has attracted no other support this year.
Maybe it was the cocaine that attracted her.
wow Rangel is on a roll
first challenging Eason Jordan's vile innuendo that the US military was targeting journalists and not changing his story in the aftermath
and now dissing Hill and Bill, could he be nearing retirement?
black america needs less politicians and more real leaders.
What bothers me here is the free pass....What happens if Bill fires back by calling Charlie the "N" word...?
Rangel has no idea what 'redneck' means.
But, then Rangel is mostly an ranter anway.
The new unashamed discourse of the Rats. He should just call Clinton a "cracker" and be done with it.
Then Clinton can put on his Afro wig and sax and start using the N-word like all the other bro's.
Charles Rangel is a racist for using that kind of language when describing the former President. Rangel has been a loose cannon for decades. This just proves it beyond any reasonable doubt
He would be Flogged....
I looove this stuff!
"America" needs less politicians and more real leaders of any color.
Clinton isn't Redneck, he is white trash. Rangel is a Yankee, and can't tell the difference.
He'd lived in America for a couple of years, but didn't learn enough English to identify the words "stop" or "police".
So, in an unfortunate misunderstanding fueled by his criminal past and refusal to learn English, he died.
His parents came to retrieve his body and decided that they liked the media celebrity the press and the Black Establishment gave them so much that they decided to illegally overstay their visas.
Now they demand that they be allowed to live in the US permanently and collect Social Security even though no one in the Diallo family ever paid a cent into the fund.
Bill Clinton, no fool he, decides that championing the cause of these gravedancing scam artists would not be the best press for his wife's publicity as a "centrist" Democrat.
Charles Rangel, a fool indeed, thinks that can throw around terms like "redneck" and still help his party's chances.
As a Republican, I am delighted he is a Democrat.
Must be another plant to burnish Hillary's "moderate" credentials. LOL!
But seriously, I really like Steve malzberg but can't stand to listen to his new show. I miss him on WABC, but those days are gone. i still wonder what happened. I'll have to search here when I have time.
What a terrible insult to all real Rednecks....
So now we have a New York yankee blasting the Clintons? Hillary, you can cry if you want to, but its not your party anymore.
What is a redneck? I grew up on a farm. We worked outside all day long, and I would get sun burned on my neck. I thought this was the qualification for being a redneck: A white man who worked hard for his money.
He uses the term "redneck" like it's a bad word. I wonder how he would feel if Hillary called him a "dirty f*g or a slick Ni**er". I sure he wouldn't like it, but maybe someone should ask him just to make sure.
OK, who is the gutter rat Rangle working for now?? That back alley scumbag is carrying out someone's agenda, certainly not his own. Hitlery, a redneck?? Sorry Charlie -- she is a viscous, power-mad, hard-core socialist who is totally unqualified to be in politics, let alone the presidency.
"America" needs less politicians and more real leaders of any color.
Also true. I just happened to be thinking of a conversation I had with someone about the NAACP. Much of what they say these days doesn't even relate to civil rights or advancement of african americans - but just seemingly democrat rhetoric.
WOW...a racist remark about somebody in your own party. Yikes.
Thank you simply laying that out. What gives the Diallo family the right to jump in line ahead of millions of other people waiting to get in legally?
One thing I never heard was exactly how long the incident took. We heard "41 shots" over and over, but I have never run across the amount of time that eleapsed from the time the police yelled "halt" to the time the shooting stopped. I assume it was a very, very short time, partly bacause four officers were firing at once. And partly because I never heard the approximate time frame reported. Whatever.
Personally, I don't consider what most attorneys actually do, qualifies as "work."
Clinton wouldn't know what work was unless he was thrown in jail and forced to do some hard time.
Not sure what a redneck is either. But having been once to the NASCAR race at Talledega, I can attest that most of them live in Indiana.
Charley owes all rednecks an apology -
rednecks are real people
and then there's white trash, a whole 'nuther category
"Clinton isn't Redneck, he is white trash. Rangel is a Yankee, and can't tell the difference."
You nailed that one!
Is it legal for black folks to use the R-word?
.....cat fight!....cat fight!!!
Of course it is. Virtually every lamestream story through 2008 involving Hillary will follow this pattern. I'm not sure I see the reason for the LOL, though. The press is already starting what will be a HUGE push to make Hillary look moderate. It will be like nothing we have ever seen before. They will do everything within their power to make her president. The "swing" voters are vulnerable to this kind of media activity because they vote mostly based on vague impressions (which they form from casual exposure to the lamestream media) since they don't pay consistent attention to politics.
I am scared of what the press will do for Hillary. They tried hard to make both algore and Hanoiboy attractive, but they will turn themselves inside out for Hillary, and they are starring now!.
Hillary devotees are the kind of people who simply cannot let Hillary lose no matter what they have to do.
Wow. I've never heard anyone refer to LBJ as one of the best presidents we had. In my mind, the Vietnam war started going downhill on his watch.
I was half-serious. Your post was sobering however.
I think she would be very bad for the country. On character, and on the issues, she's a loser, IMHO. But many will push her, hard. Why? Even if the worst happened and she were elected, it would take all of six months for (almost) everyone to realize what a terrible mistake it was.
I don't even want to think about it! But i suppose we all must be prepared, with the facts and a superior GOP candidate and united party.
For Rangel LBJ is a great president, because LBJ created the so-called "Great Society" programs that Rangel and his cronies turned into endless cash cows - welfare, WIC, HeadStart, etc.
IMO, the leftist are all trying to help her by making themselves look more extrem, and trying to make her look "main-stream". Come election time, Rangle will cast his vote for her, and from the pulpits, he and his buddies will preach to vote for her. disgraceful
This is hilarious! The democrats - what a screwed-up bunch of pathetic, lost, sad sack idiots!
Screamin' dean is the party leader; a self-admitted traitor ran for president and got 59 million votes; hollywierd is their staunchest advocate; now rangel calls clintoon a redneck!!! What a perfect formula for Republican success.
You just can't make this $h!t up.....
Charlie, you mean the guy that got us into the Vietnam War?
There were alot of complicating factors. IIRC:
1. Undercover police looking for a suspected armed serial rapist.
2. Late evening.
2. Darken apartment entry vestible.
3. Probably due to his limited English skills, Amadou doesn't understand/react properly to the officer's commands.
4. Gets out his wallet (He probably thought he was being robbed). This act was interpreted by lead officer as going for a weapon.
5. Lead officer fires then slips on steps of vestible, falling backward. Interpreted by other officers as being shot. Sets off a barrage of "defensive" fire.
6. Vestible echos and re-echos officers' own gunfire giving impression that Amadou is continuing to fire back at them.
7. Black race of suspect and and white race of officers. Unpleasant to think about but probably a factor, at least subconsciously. (When incident originally ran, I recall a posting that four BLACK officers would probably have had a roughed up but very much alive suspect to take to the station vice a dead one with 19 holes in him headed for the morgue.
Nineteen hits out of 41 shots.
IIRC, all the officers had semiauto pistols, probably with high capacity magazines. Have never seen individual round count, but I suspect the officer who slipped only fired a very few rounds. Sounds like the rest just emptied the clip. Maybe 2-3 seconds rapid firing with say... 10 seconds for the entire incident.
Never heard if Amadou's mother received any compensation for his death.
I was thinking what would happen if he called just some "hoarse-talking brother" from Harlem...
ROFL, now I've heard it all. Even most lefties I know who are big fans of the welfare state couldn't bring themselves to call LBJ one the best presidents we've ever had.
Interesting. I did think the actual shooting only lasted a very short time - a few seconds.
"when its in the house, its a mouse...when its outside of the house its a RAT" (from SCARY MOVIE 3)