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.
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