Skip to comments.Rangel: Cheney should be 'ashamed' for age remark (Unabashed Hypocrite Alert)
Posted on 10/05/2005 2:23:48 PM PDT by RWR8189
NEW YORK -- Vice President Dick Cheney's feud with Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel was perpetuated Wednesday when the 75-year-old congressman said Cheney "ought to be ashamed of himself" for a remark about his age.
Months of verbal attacks from Rangel turned into a back and forth on Monday when the 64-year-old vice president said Rangel is "losing it," later adding that "Charlie is a lot older than I am, and it shows."
After an appearance at City Hall on Wednesday, Rangel was asked when the dispute would die.
"I think it ends when he apologizes for attacking me as a senior citizen. It's true that I'm much older than he is, but that has nothing to do with mental alertness," Rangel said.
Rangel has suggested in recent interviews that Cheney, who suffers from heart trouble, might not be healthy enough to do his job.
"I would like to believe he's sick rather than just mean and evil," Rangel said last Friday on the cable channel NY1.
During an interview on Monday with nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh, Cheney said he was bewildered by Rangel's attacks.
"I'm frankly surprised at his comments. It almost struck me _ they were so out of line, it almost struck me that there was some _ Charlie was having some problem," Cheney said.
"Charlie is losing it, I guess."
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"He should never have stepped up in the first place," Rangel said. "He's too old for the job and doesn't have the experience."
This so called leader of Black America, always talks the talk but can never walk the walk!
Hey Charlie, one clear your throat. Two, People who live in glass houses shouldn't catapult boulders.
OMG! The moonbat is such a fraud.
My suggestion climb into the hole in ground zero and see what your boy fidel would have done if he had half a chance and them move to cuba for medical care.
"I would like to believe he's sick rather than just mean and evil"
And what, the Vice President is expected to just laugh this off???
Just shows there's no fool like an old fool....
See? Rangel was trying to give Cheney the benefit of the doubt, and Cheney turned it around and made it something ugly. (/sarcasm)
How the h-ll do people like Rangel get elected?
" How the h-ll do people like Rangel get elected?"
Rangel: the ever offended hypocrite!
i dont remeber rangel being at all upset when kerry made remarks about cheneys duaghter being a lesbian during a debate.... as usual dems always want others to maintain a standard that they themselves are completely incapable of reaching.
Rangel, lead by setting an example.
Note to Charley: Your mother should be ashamed she had you.
It won't die until Charlie dies. We really don't need his bigoted racist carcass for ANYTHING.
Maybe Walter Cronkite was right in this case.
I can think of so much that Rangel should be ashamed of...
The elderly never realize when their mental alertness is slipping.
He keeps promising them that all they have to do is vote for him and do nothing else and good times are a coming!
Same way Dems in Chicago get elected: voters older and deader than Rangel.
Rangle's pretty stupid....Cheney never said anything about his age (Rangle said something about Cheney's age and health). Cheney said "He's losing it" which is obvious to anyone.