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Rangel: Tea Party Republicans Negotiating ‘The Same Way They Fought As Confederates’
cbslocal.com ^ | October 15, 2013

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 country’s 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 leadership’s provisions, Rangel expressed his frustration with the congressional logjam.

“This isn’t 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 they’re 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.”

“I’m 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 don’t want this for Obama and we don’t want it for any president,” Rangel insisted. “Republicans or conservatives, to put a gun at the president’s head, saying if you don’t agree with me politically, we’re going to take down the United States of America and those countries that depend on our dollar. That is absolutely ridiculous. It’s not a compromise. It’s a hostage taking.”


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The panel also found Rangel guilty of using an apartment in Harlem zoned for residential use as his campaign office, failing to report more than $600,000 on his financial disclosure report and failing to pay taxes on rental income from a villa he owns in the Dominican Republic.

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/129957-gop-lawmaker-tells-rangel-he-has-no-one-to-blame-but-himself#ixzz2hpaggQov


51 posted on 10/15/2013 3:08:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I don't want to hear any lectures from a crook!


52 posted on 10/15/2013 3:10:31 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: mountainlion

When Union troops entered the South they were freeing slaves on the way according to the EP from Lincoln. In looking at the EP there were no slaves in the North to free, he had really no jurisdiction in the South and he was leery of offending the Border States and push them into the South’s war. The black abolitionist Frederick Douglas spoke out against the legality of the EP as in, what can it really do to end slavery.


53 posted on 10/15/2013 3:31:34 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: CodeToad

Take your “illegal secession” BS and fade away. The south lost and it’s about time you neo-confederates learned to live with it; or do you still want to hang on to the democrat party’s confederate heritage?

Are you an American and support the Constitution and the Republic or are you a confederate wannabe in exile.


54 posted on 10/15/2013 4:00:52 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: mountainlion

Read it for yourself:

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/emancipation_proclamation/transcript.html


56 posted on 10/15/2013 4:01:36 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: RJS1950

“neo-confederates “

Are you a yankee liberal that believes in illegal acts by a president as long as it is your party doing it? Thought so.


57 posted on 10/15/2013 4:04:10 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: mountainlion

“Lincoln was the first Republican president who signed the emancipation proclamation which freed the slaves.”

Nope. It took the 13th amendment to do that. The liberal public school system wanted you to believe in the EP freeing slaves.


58 posted on 10/15/2013 4:05:23 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: mountainlion

“Lincoln was the first Republican president who signed the emancipation proclamation which freed the slaves.”

The Emancipation Proclamtion didn’t free diddly squat. Read the damn thing; it’s only a couple paragraphs long. It freed NOBODY!

Slavery did not end, and the slaves were not actually freed, until the passage of the 13th Amendment, some two years after the EC.


59 posted on 10/15/2013 4:06:01 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jim Crowe laws were a part of the North as well. Very much so. Even Lincoln didn’t want to allow freed blacks into Illinois.


60 posted on 10/15/2013 4:06:14 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: RJS1950

“”Are you an American and support the Constitution “

I support the constitution, Lincoln didn’t, therefore you don’t.


61 posted on 10/15/2013 4:08:12 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: CodeToad

Lincoln felt that the freemen would be better off returned to Africa or colonies in South America or some such. He didn’t feel that blacks and whites could live together peacefully. Wonder where he got a crazy idea like that?


62 posted on 10/15/2013 4:15:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Little Dummy Who Cried Racist.


63 posted on 10/15/2013 4:28:08 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: mountainlion

“Emancipation Proclamation said that the slaves were free but did not have the authority to free them didn’t it?”

The EP freed nobody. It did not apply to any state or territory that had not seceded, and even then it did not apply to the slaves in those areas of the seceded states that were under federal control. In the states over which there was no federal control there was no legal authority to enforce it. Thus, the EP freed no one.


64 posted on 10/15/2013 4:32:00 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: SkyDancer

Delaware still had slaves at the time the EP was passed, though not a great many.


65 posted on 10/15/2013 4:34:28 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ought-six

Well Delaware was a border state and technically considered a part of the Union.


66 posted on 10/15/2013 4:38:35 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Hey Charlie - pick up a history book... Sen. Robert Byrd was a KKK DEMOCRAT. Bull Conner was a DEMOCRAT. Stand in the school house door Wallace was a DEMOCRAT. Hollings - "bring back the Confederate flag and shove it in their faces Gov" was a DEMOCRAT. They were ALL Democrats. Every last one of 'em - the only ONLY ONLY one who switched was Maddox. All the White Citizens Council members were democrats...

Rangel needs to get real...

67 posted on 10/15/2013 4:45:54 PM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: SkyDancer

Actually, Delaware was NOT considered a border state, and it was firmly in the Union camp. Maryland and Kentucky were the accepted Border States, as they did not secede; and arguably Missouri, as well (which was divided on the issue), as it did not secede, either.


68 posted on 10/15/2013 4:51:10 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: IrishBrigade

They were just forcefully removing barrycades ;)


69 posted on 10/15/2013 4:54:22 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: SkyDancer

You have a point about Delaware. Some considered it a border state, and some did not. It was, though, a slave state that did not secede, and it did commit to the Union rather than try to remain neutral. Most consider the Border states to have been neutral; hence, Delaware would not under that criterium be considered a Border state.


70 posted on 10/15/2013 4:59:47 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Rangel has less credibility than the democrat KKK.


71 posted on 10/15/2013 6:15:18 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: ought-six

Two months before the end of the Civil War Delaware voted on February 18, 1865 to reject the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution and so voted unsuccessfully to continue slavery beyond the Civil War. Delaware symbolically ratified the amendment on February 12, 1901—40 years after Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Slavery ended in Delaware only when the Thirteenth Amendment took effect in December of 1865. Delaware also rejected the 14th amendment during the Reconstruction Era. It seems that even though Delaware appeared to be in the Union camp it’s sympathies were with the South.


72 posted on 10/15/2013 6:15:59 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

“It seems that even though Delaware appeared to be in the Union camp it’s sympathies were with the South.”

Funny the way it showed that, eh?


73 posted on 10/16/2013 5:37:41 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: CodeToad

No, the southern democrats threw out the Constitution, seceded, fired the first shot. They removed themselves from any Constitutional rights. Lincoln brought them back under the Constitution. Seems that some like you still support the democrat party’s confederate experiment. The crisis at hand has everything to do with restoring the Constitution and the Republic (yes, that’s Lincoln’s Republic) and has nothing to do with your pathetic lost cause.


74 posted on 10/17/2013 5:41:35 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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