Skip to comments.Rangel: Tea Party Republicans Negotiating ‘The Same Way They Fought As Confederates’
Posted on 10/15/2013 2:07:29 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
WASHINGTON (CBS DC) In a heated Tuesday interview, Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., talked with CNN host Ashley Banfield about his belief that House Republicans are embarrassing the countrys democratic process.
Rangel, who is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, said that he believes the Tea Party members of the House are against anything that comes out of these negotiations.
When asked for his reactions to House Republican leaderships provisions, Rangel expressed his frustration with the congressional logjam.
This isnt a question of the House and Senate differing. This is not even a question of Republicans and Democrats differing. This is all about a handful of people who got elected as Republicans that want to bring down our government, said Rangel.
You can see it in the streets, you can see where theyre coming from, and the same way they fought as Confederates they want to bring down the government and reform it.
CNN host Ashley Banfield interrupted Rangel to confirm if he was likening the Tea Party candidates to Civil War Confederates.
Well, I can tell you this, if you look at the states that they control, take a look at the Dixiecrats, see how they went over to Republican Party, Rangel pointed out, although Banfield quickly noted that Michele Bachmann is not from Dixie.
Im telling you one thing, if the Republicans really want to bring the government back, if the Republicans want to make certain that this country maintains its fiscal integrity, all they have to do is to accept the Senate [deal].
Banfield stated that Rangel, despite his deep disagreement with some of the conservative House Republicans, should compromise with his ilk in an effort to make certain that negotiations re-open the government.
She pointed out a Washington Post poll showing that Republicans have a 74 percent disapproval rating, Democrats with 61 percent and President Obama at a 53 percent approval rating for how they are all handling the federal budget negotiations.
Rangel conceded that he believes both parties of Congress are doing a terrible job, but went on to say that regardless of party differences, the integrity of the United States should not be held hostage.
We dont want this for Obama and we dont want it for any president, Rangel insisted. Republicans or conservatives, to put a gun at the presidents head, saying if you dont agree with me politically, were going to take down the United States of America and those countries that depend on our dollar. That is absolutely ridiculous. Its not a compromise. Its a hostage taking.
just like lying liberal, showing his ignorance of the true American history so it fits their anti-American patriot agenda.
Range should hook up with south bashers here for a shindig
May I suggest certain picnic foods..lol
Isnt it LONG past time we started calling THEM marxist, socialist or progressive extremists???
I think 0bumble is at 53% disapproval, not approval.
Hey Charlie..... let me measure a you neck.
the Rebs were happy to leave the yankees with their own government; they didn’t want to bring down or reform anything......
...ah...so that explains why they fired on Fort Sumter....
Someone has probably all ready corrected the headline, but if not allow me to do so:
“Rangel: Tea Party Republicans Negotiating The Same Way They Fought THE Confederates”
Only in the South.
Nothing like screwing history Charlie. But let’s face it, the democrats constituents believe anything they are told, that’s what Rangel counts on, sheer illiteracy.
That is magically. My two regrets in life: not learning a second language; and not learning Photoshop.
"Thou shalt not steal."
This Commandment, as has been said, forbids taking things wrongfully, and we can bring forth many reasons why it is given. The first is because of the gravity of this sin, which is likened to murder: "The bread of the needy is the life of the poor; he that defraudeth them thereof is a man of blood." And again: "He that sheddeth blood and he that defraudeth the laborer of his hire are brothers."
Shouldn’t rangle be in a prison cell? Truly...he is the epitome of a DIMwit.
Only in the South.
So Lincoln only freed Confederate Democrat slaves.
Yes..... he emancipated confederate slaves.
He was prohibited in the north because it was a “taking”
Is the Honorable US Representative Rangel aware that the slave-owning Rebels of the Confederate States of America were .... Democrats?
And does he know that he is a Democrat.
I don’t think he does.
Maybe he’s just a s***-head. There’s a lot of that going around on the left.
And the Dems are acting like NAZI prison guards - but then that is hardly worth even noting.
This is really quite humorous, except it so damn important...
“...they want to bring down the government and reform it.
THAT is EXACTLY what obama campaigned on in 2008!!!
They’re getting what they voted for and now they’re blaming the ‘minority’ party who has virtually NO power in Washington!
WHY don’t the Republicans SAY THIS?!?!?!?
Hey Charlie, did you pay those taxes yet, you f__kin’ racist ba$turd?
No Charles, it is idiots like you that have created this mess.