Charlie Rangel must have been worshiping at a shrine of the Shroud of Trayvon Martin, the hoodie that the Smithsonian now wants to display. Rangel called the Tea Party a bunch of ′white crackers′ during an interview with The Daily Beast. ″It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police.″, said Rangel. Of course, Rangel is wrong, since the Tea Party is all about individual freedom, something the Congressman knows nothing about. Like all Liberal Democrats, Rangel is all about making government larger and more powerful. One has to wonder about Peter King, another New York state Congressman, who now appears to be pals with Charles Rangel concerning their both supporting the NSA domestic spying of American citizens.
Rangel′s view of history is as distorted as his view on politics. The opposition to civil rights was mainly from the Dixie-Crats, Democrats from the Deep South, as well as from many ′Yankee′ Democrats, too. If it had not been for Republicans siding with Lyndon Johnson, the Civil Rights Act would never had passed.
Another error in Rangel′s thinking is that the Tea Party is an arm of the GOP. While a large number of Tea Party members have identified themselves as Republicans, about 40%, most are either Independents or Libertarian. With the IRS and NSA scandals, even many Liberal Democrats are now siding with the Tea Party to defend what remaining freedoms and liberties we citizens have left.
Charlie Rangel using the term ′White Crackers′ to define Tea Party members is an outrage and an apology should be demanded. How he keeps getting reelected, especially after his own personal scandals just goes to show the zombie-brained mentality of the Democrat Party.