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Racist Charlie Rangel (D-NY) Calls Tea Party Racists

Corrupt Democrat Charlie Rangel (D-NY) continued his trend of saying ridiculous and horrible things when he went on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. (Though Matthews wasn’t in – instead Rangel got to blather on with liberal talker Steve Kornacki.)

The heart of Rangel’s message was not so shockingly simple – the Tea Party is today’s Dixiecrats. In disgusting fashion, Rangel and Kornacki pretended that Dixiecrats were Democrats turned Republicans. The truth is that Dixiecrats were Democrats turned anti-Civil Rights Democrats.

Rangel and Kornacki both gloss over the fact that the Republican Party was OVERWHELMINGLY supportive of the Civil Rights movement.

Moreover, Rangel’s decision to smear the Tea Party as racist is outrageous. The Democrats have nothing but random anecdotal evidence to inspire their mythology of racism among conservatives. They use these phantom instances as a bludgeon to beat their message of GOP racism, and it’s just not true. As a non-white conservative who’s been a part of a great many conservative functions… racism plays no part in conservatism. In fact, it’s only use in our modern political arena is as a tool used by liberals to win elections by painting their opposition as racist.

But of course, MSNBC doesn’t care about that. They are, after all, the propaganda wing of the Democrat Party. They are more than happy to spew their hatred whenever and wherever they can.

Steve Kornacki: Congressman, I will start with you. …The Civil Rights Act that passed in 1964 wouldn’t pass in 2014. Do you agree with that?

Charlie Rangel: First of all, the strongest opposition to President Johnson came from Dixiecrats. He had the support of Republicans. Johnson said that it would destroy the Democratic Party as we know it and it did. So as soon as blacks had the right to vote, the Dixiecrats changed parties.

Steve Kornacki: Southern Conservative Democrats switched over to Republicans?

rangel1Charlie Rangel: Yeah. If you take a look at where the Dixiecrats are and look at where the Tea Party people are, it is hard to distinguish. Find out where the confederate flag is that they wave with the Tea Party. Find out which states hated Lincoln and which states have representatives that hate Obama. Find out which states held slaves.

Steve Kornacki: When you say that, when you look at the Tea Party today, and you can say, that this is a movement with a lot of support from its heavily white, heavily southern, heavily conservative – certainly back then heavily white southern and all that. Is race the motivating factor are you saying for the Tea Party, though?

Charlie Rangel: I don’t have to say a darn thing except you can see where they come from. You can see what the opposition has been to voting rights and integration and all of those things. You know it came from the South, right? Now, if you see the same people changing their name, are you asking me, should I call the Tea Party whites racists?

Steve Kornacki: The Tea Party would say, like, those were our grandparents or our parents from different generations. Our generation has nothing to do with that.

Charlie Rangel: I am only saying what history would record. Now the confederate flag didn’t belong to them, it belonged to their grandparents. They still wave it. And the opposition to voting didn’t belong to Republican party. They brought that with them to the Tea Party.

So i don’t know why people even have to discuss the difference between the make-up of the House of Representatives.

 

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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