So, Charles Rangel, dirty politician from New York has just called me a racist.
If I don't support Federally controlled and mandated Healthcare Reform, it is because I am biased and prejudiced against a black President.
Wow, I had no idea. Thanks, Charlie, for opening my lily white eyes to my personal racism.
Rep. Rangel is of course, dead wrong, about the feelings of Americans. His grasp of the groundswell of opposition to our government chronically overstepping it's bounds is simplistic, dismissive and incorrect. Of course there is racism in America. Of course there are people who hate President Obama because of the color of his skin. But, in truth, America has seen a new color since January.
And that color is RED. Red, as in Communism and Socialism. Red as in Karl Marx and V.I. Lenin. Red as in social engineering and government ownership of private industry. Americans are mad as hell about seeing red. Charles Rangel gets props from me for his service to our country, in the Korean War and in Congress, but RipperBravo6 gives him a big thumbs down for not looking past his own personal biases and understanding that Americans are angry and scared about what socialism as Federal policy is doing to their country.
First it was Gov. Paterson. Now the dean of New York's congressional delegation has played the race card -- and just as the governor did, he's using President Obama to do it, the New York Post reported.
Rep. Charles Rangel said Tuesday that "bias" and "prejudice" toward Obama are fueling opposition to health-care reform.
Those incendiary comments came on the heels of Paterson's controversial comments about race that also mentioned the nation's first black president.
"Some Americans have not gotten over the fact that Obama is president of the United States. They go to sleep wondering, 'How did this happen?' " Rangel (D-Manhattan) said Tuesday.
Speaking at a health-care forum in Washington Heights, Rangel said that when critics complain that Obama is "trying to interfere" with their lives by pushing for health-care reform, "then you know there's just a misunderstanding, a bias, a prejudice, an emotional feeling."
"We're going to have to move forward notwithstanding that," said Rangel, the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and a chief health-care negotiator.
Rangel then likened the battle over health-care expansion for the uninsured to the fight for civil rights.
"Why do we have to wait for the right to vote? Why can't we get what God has given us? That is the right to live as human beings and not negotiate with white southerners and not count the votes. Just do the right thing," he said.
And I meant what I said about Rangel being dirty. Here is what that bastion of truth, Wikipedia had to say:
On September 24, 2008, the House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into Rangel's alleged failure to report thousands of dollars in rental income or pay taxes on his beachfront villa in the posh resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, allegedly living in multiple rent-subsidized apartments in New York City while claiming his Washington, D.C. home as his primary residence for tax purposes, alleged use of congressional stationery to solicit donors for a public policy institute in his name at City College, and other alleged questionable activities.