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Rangel on Hardball: 'Republicans Are Scared to Death of the (radical) Tea Party' [VIDEO]
Observer ^ | 12/29/10 | David Freedlander

Posted on 12/30/2010 7:54:00 PM PST by Libloather

Rangel on Hardball: 'Republicans Are Scared to Death of the Tea Party' [VIDEO]
By David Freedlander
December 29, 2010 | 3:27 p.m

Charlie Rangel appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews this morning and he seemed to think that Republicans will have a hard time fending off some of their more radical Tea Party members.

The first test, he noted, would come next spring when Congress must decide whether or not to lift the debt ceiling. If an increase in the current debt limit of $14.3 trillion does not pass, it would suggest the country may not meet its obligations and could shake the world financial system and could lead to a government shutdown. The matter is usually routine, but Tea Partiers have vowed to limit government spending.

"If they don't do it the whole government collapses, and what they would be doing is saying that government should borrow more than 14 trillion dollars. So that will be the first big test," Rangel said.

"I want to see how they are going to sell that."

**SNIP**

"We have so many moderate Republicans that are scared to death of the Tea Party pushing them right over the cliff," he said. "The Tea Baggers set the standard...the best Republicans are going to be which ones are following the Tea Baggers and that's a rough road to do."

(Excerpt) Read more at observer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hardball; radical; rangel; teaparty
I'm still wondering just how tax-cheat Charlie avoided prison.


1 posted on 12/30/2010 7:54:03 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

There is nothing radical about the TEA Party. It’s actual pretty moderate :p


2 posted on 12/30/2010 7:55:23 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: Libloather

Charlie would be a Tea Partier, too, if he paid taxes!


3 posted on 12/30/2010 7:57:05 PM PST by lonestar
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To: Libloather

It is so radical to put a stop to running up a credit card to insane levels that will bankrupt this nation.


4 posted on 12/30/2010 8:05:53 PM PST by Revel
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To: Libloather

They damn well better be scared!!!


5 posted on 12/30/2010 8:22:59 PM PST by fish hawk (reporter to old Indian: you lived here on the reservation all your life? Old Indian, "not yet".)
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To: lonestar

He should be in jail for not paying his taxes like you or I would be. What a dirtbag.


6 posted on 12/30/2010 8:24:11 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Libloather

‘Tea baggers’. Oh, how nice.


7 posted on 12/30/2010 8:39:42 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: ReneeLynn

Let them call us names; just so on Election Night they call us “The Victors”.


8 posted on 12/30/2010 8:48:54 PM PST by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012)
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To: Libloather

Isn’t it about time for Chuckles to head on down to the islands for a little vacation in his condo that he forgot about?


9 posted on 12/30/2010 8:50:28 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Libloather

In Charlies world, RINOs are what he considers to be Republicans, so the old bastard’s got a point in saying they’re afraid of the Tea Party. May it continue to be so!


10 posted on 12/30/2010 8:52:04 PM PST by bigbob (.)
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To: RightGeek

11 posted on 12/30/2010 8:52:28 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: bigbob

After November 2nd, they still haven’t figured out that the Tea Party “is” We The People. They’re arrogant morons which proves that We just have to send them a stronger message in 2012.


12 posted on 12/30/2010 8:57:57 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Libloather

The only thing that worries me is that brain-dead Americans won’t see through the “No Labels” farce.


13 posted on 12/30/2010 9:03:52 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: Libloather
Rangle is deathly afraid of an honest days work, working for the American People who he is supposed to represent.

Instead he just can't not think about teabagging back and forth with Scarbourough, Reid, Schumer and of course Barney Frank.

Rangle always brings his sexual proclivities into the conversation and it is quite telling.

It's their word and one of their sick pastimes.

It should be thrown back at them when ever they bring it up.

14 posted on 12/30/2010 9:05:39 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Libloather
I want both the GOP and the dims to intensely...overwhelmingly...fear the Tea Party.

Only when government fears the people is proper balance achieved.

15 posted on 12/30/2010 9:36:30 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Libloather

Yes, Republicans are scared of the Tea Party, because most Republican politicians are only statist money whores, just like the other flavor (Demoncrats).


16 posted on 12/30/2010 9:38:39 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Imagine Cass Sunstein's boot stamping on Lincoln's beard, forever.)
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To: Libloather

To be perfectly honest, I’d be happier if he were....


18 posted on 12/30/2010 10:20:09 PM PST by theymakemesick ( islam - inspired by Satan www.prophetofdoom.net)
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To: OrioleFan

I am not too worried about the ‘no labels group’...

Many will see them for the libs that they are but even those who really think its ‘no labels’ will not get behind a group which, by its very definition, stands for nothing.


19 posted on 12/30/2010 11:44:48 PM PST by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: Libloather
"If they don't do it the whole government collapses, and what they would be doing is saying that government should borrow more than 14 trillion dollars. So that will be the first big test," Rangel said.

Promise?

20 posted on 12/31/2010 12:08:08 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: Libloather

Funny coming from Chuck “Che” Rangle.

The Democrat Party over the past four years has completely capitulated to the Communist wing of the Democrat Party.

So, sorry Charlie but there is another reason why you idiots lost as much as you did in 2010 and it ain’t all because of the Tea Party.


21 posted on 12/31/2010 1:02:02 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (My baloney has a first name, it's DEMOCRAT; my baloney has a second name, it's PARTY)
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To: Libloather
I'm still wondering just how tax-cheat Charlie avoided prison.

He knows where too many bodies are buried, where closets with skeletons are, which terminal the baggage is hiding, etc...

22 posted on 12/31/2010 3:32:11 AM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Libloather
"The Tea Baggers Partiers. set the standard...the best Republicans are going to be which ones are following the Tea Baggers Partiers.

Oddly enough, I agree with that.
23 posted on 12/31/2010 10:41:24 AM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt-get install Lee Atwater)
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To: Libloather
The Republicans should just repeat the following critical facts, over and over:

1) Total federal revenue for 2010 (estimate): $2.2 Trillion.

2) Total federal expenses 2010: $3.7 Trillion.

3) Total Deficit: $1.6 Trillion

4) Interest on the national debt: $414 Billion.

Within the next TEN YEARS, we are likely to arrive at a point where we will be unable to pay interest on the national debt EVEN IF WE CANCEL ALL OTHER GOVERNMENT SPENDING from Defense to Social Security.

24 posted on 12/31/2010 10:53:49 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Libloather

Hey Charlie! You know more about ‘Tea Baggers’ than we Tea PARTIERS do!


25 posted on 12/31/2010 10:54:10 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Libloather
If they are TRUE Republicans they have nothing to fear and will embrace the movement, if not, by all means, sh t your pants.

...now, about those unpaid taxes Charlie...

26 posted on 12/31/2010 11:00:28 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Libloather.


27 posted on 01/01/2011 10:25:24 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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