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Let’s Call A Spade A Spade

Monday, August 5th, 2013

I don't like crackers.

Representative Charlie Rangel, D-NY, is a racist – and a dishonest one at that. In an interview last week talking about the immigration bill, he compared the bill’s opponents to the segregationists who opposed civil rights for black people in the 1960’s.  He said,

“It’s the same group we faced in the south, with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough.”

Yikes – that’s quite a stretch. “Cracker” is a racial slur against whites who are presumed to be dumb, poor, and mean. Actually I think Rangel is happy any time his name appears in the media without focusing on his ethics, corruption, or tax evasion charges.  On December 2, 2010, the full House approved a sanction of censure against Congressman Rangel.

Whenever I hear someone use a racial slur, I think “this nitwit’s opinion doesn’t have the least bit of value.”  I think far less of him than anyone he’s targeting.  And it doesn’t matter to me if he’s white or black.