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.
Sadly, Obama is fighting like Lincoln did, illegally and unconstitutionally.
One of the biggest corrupt politicians has spoken, you must believe all he says. NOT
but the Confederates were Democrats
He does realize who the confederates were, right?
Lincoln was the first Republican president who signed the emancipation proclamation which freed the slaves.
Aside from all of the other nonsense in the article - the Rebs were happy to leave the yankees with their own government; they didn't want to bring down or reform anything......they wanted to leave.
- One good thing in the Confederate Constitution: Term limits.
The confederates were largely Dumocrats...especially when they became the KKK.
Hahahahaha! Nice try! The Democrats are the party of the Confederacy, the KKK, Jim Crow, segregation, The Knights of the Golden Circle (KGC), the Know-Nothings, George Wallace, Bull Connor, the Dixiecrats, and on and on.
Rangel doesn't know HIS party were the Confederates?
No...it's just the typical Dem MO of lying ALL THE TIME.
Too bad he knows nothing about history! He still thinks that it is the Democrats that freed his ancestors. Geez, no wonder, the Educations system is so flawed. If he knew the truth, he would be a Republican.
Pls tell me why are side refuses to enlighten the masses who Lincoln was and who the Dixiecrats, KKK and segregationist were?
Senility is such a terrible thing to witness, huh ashley?
but the Confederates were Democrats
Isn’t it special the way demonrats, especially Blacks, rewrite history to (pardon me)whitewash the fact that Confederates and the Klan were demonrats and pretend they were Republicans? Sadder still that the media does not call them out on the lie.
It’s the stupid party. If kids still were taught history in school, they’d be laughing at this.
or purposefully lying to the folks. The KKK was the terrorist wing of the Democrat Party. The Republican Party has been freeing the slaves Your Party wants to enslave all Americans.
Charlie you are either dumber than a box of rocks
from the Democrat Party for over a hundred years.
or purposefully lying to the folks.
The KKK was the terrorist wing of the Democrat Party.
The Republican Party has been freeing the slaves
Your Party wants to enslave all Americans.
Charlie should know - he was there ...