Skip to comments.Charlie Rangel: I Only Cared About Dead Soldiers When They 'Looked Like Me'
Posted on 01/06/2015 11:17:05 AM PST by upbeat5
Congressman Charlie Rangel who is quick to slander the tea party with charges of racism, was a guest on Monday's "The Ed Show" on MSNBC, where he made a statement that appeared to be startingly racist: "I was in combat, and Im telling you, I saw more dead people, but I never was moved until I saw dead people that looked like me in my uniform."
Rangel was on the show to discuss the police who turned their backs on Mayor De Blasio during Sundays funeral for slain New York Police Department officer Wenjian Liu. When asked to comment, Rangel gave a rambling answer calling the cops haters, talked about the war dead he saw, and finished by complaining about what he called the "blue wall of silence."
Schultz: Isnt it important though to point out that not all the police officers turned their back? There's a few in the ranks that are saying you know, by respecting these officers, okay, we've got to move on, but there are some who say they don't want to move on. Your thoughts, Charlie.
Rangel: It's awkward, because no one wants to be in the position that you're not with your colleagues, right or wrong, but when the moral issue raises it beyond just being liked, and you have so much love and respect for the job, that you have assumed that you're not going to allow a handful of people who are blinded by hate to spoil the reputation. Theres a hell of a lot thats has to do--I was in combat, and Im telling you, I saw more dead people, but I never was moved until I saw dead people that looked like me in my uniform. And it does make a difference. So, yes, the blue wall of silence that has kept communities and minority communities apart for so long, so that even minority policemen don't want to break that silence. But it has to be done.
Rangel is quick to call others racist even when they aren't but it doesn't stop him from spewing racial divisiveness.
Fat tax evader?
Racist f.....g pig. He can his Bronze Star Medal and stick it where the sun doesn’t shine!
Nobody looks like him. Thankfully.
Rangel wants a nationalized police force answerable only to the “one”.
Guess he was never moved by the photos of the dead on 9/11 since almost all of them didn’t look like him.....what a jerk!
This picture is too precious!
Frankly, my dear Mr. Rangel. I don’t give a damn!
Is there a coherent thought anywhere in his statement?
I have never met ANYBODY who says they don’t care about dead American soldiers who happen to be black.
Translation from Left-Speak: “Yes, I’m a racist.”
Is it ok now for black Congressmen to be racists?
They keep sending this bag of crap back to Washington and all he’s ever been is a rubber stamp for whatever his party leaders want. He is beyond worthless.
At first I thought the pr*ck was being blatantly racist as well, but having looked at his statement again, I think the ‘in my uniform’ part might make his statement defensible.
It always has been as long as they're in the democrat party.
Run that by me one more time .. I totally didn’t understand what you said.
Oh boy...I can’t wait to go home and turn on ABC News to see the 10 minute hit-piece on racist Charlie Wrangel. They’ll do a hit piece on the entire democrat party and call out Nancy Pelosi to have Wrangel removed from Congress, and if she doesn’t, ABC will indict her as a racist too. And I’m sure they’ll run photos of Wrangel next to Al-Shabazz and Louis Farakhan...
...just like they did to the Republicans last week...
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