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Rangel Blasts Clinton as 'a Redneck'
Newsmax ^ | Feb 15th, 2005

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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinton; rangel; rednecks; rerun
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1 posted on 02/15/2005 8:40:00 AM PST by missyme
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To: missyme

already posted.


2 posted on 02/15/2005 8:41:41 AM PST by HMFIC (Fourth Generation American INFIDEL and PROUD OF IT!)
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To: missyme

Maybe it was the cocaine that attracted her.


3 posted on 02/15/2005 8:42:12 AM PST by thoughtomator (If Islam is a religion, so is Liberal!)
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To: missyme

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?


4 posted on 02/15/2005 8:43:36 AM PST by littlelilac
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To: missyme

black america needs less politicians and more real leaders.


5 posted on 02/15/2005 8:44:07 AM PST by sodiumodium
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To: missyme
Rep. Charlie Rangel is blasting ex-President Bill Clinton as "a redneck"

What bothers me here is the free pass....What happens if Bill fires back by calling Charlie the "N" word...?

6 posted on 02/15/2005 8:44:56 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscientŪ "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: missyme

Rangel has no idea what 'redneck' means.

But, then Rangel is mostly an ranter anway.


7 posted on 02/15/2005 8:45:15 AM PST by TomGuy (America: Best friend or worst enemy. Choose wisely.)
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To: missyme

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.


8 posted on 02/15/2005 8:45:32 AM PST by angkor
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To: HMFIC

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


10 posted on 02/15/2005 8:46:05 AM PST by wmileo
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To: hobbes1

He would be Flogged....


11 posted on 02/15/2005 8:46:32 AM PST by missyme (imho)
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To: missyme

I looove this stuff!


12 posted on 02/15/2005 8:47:10 AM PST by Mears ("Call me irresponsible".)
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To: sodiumodium
"black america needs less politicians and more real leaders."

"America" needs less politicians and more real leaders of any color.

13 posted on 02/15/2005 8:48:36 AM PST by blaquebyrd
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To: TomGuy

Clinton isn't Redneck, he is white trash. Rangel is a Yankee, and can't tell the difference.


14 posted on 02/15/2005 8:49:09 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: missyme
Let's see, Amadou Diallo was an illegal immigrant selling illegal knockoff wares.

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.

15 posted on 02/15/2005 8:49:14 AM PST by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: missyme

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.


16 posted on 02/15/2005 8:50:23 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: missyme

What a terrible insult to all real Rednecks....


17 posted on 02/15/2005 8:51:21 AM PST by Victor
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To: missyme

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.


18 posted on 02/15/2005 8:52:20 AM PST by SF Republican
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To: TomGuy

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.

Holtz
JeffersonRepublic.com


19 posted on 02/15/2005 8:53:13 AM PST by JeffersonRepublic.com (The 51st state is right around the corner.)
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To: missyme

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.


20 posted on 02/15/2005 8:54:47 AM PST by EagleUSA
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