Harlem, NY Congressman Charles Rangel believes that President Obama has not been able to work with members of the Tea Party in Congress because they are “racist” and “mean” and from former “slave holding states.”
The New York Democrat had this to say about President Obama’s poor relationship with Tea Party Congressmen and women:
They are mean, racist people. Now, why do I say that? Because in those red states, they’re the same slave-holding states! They had the Confederate flag, they became Dixiecrats, they had the Confederate flag, and the Tea Party, they’ve still got the Confederate flag! I don’t think that’s a coincidence.
In the past, Charles Rangel has deemed Tea Party members “crackers.” The often controversial elected official also stated that the political group is comprised by the same type of folks who fought against the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.
During a prior interview, Rangel said:
It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn’t care about how they looked. It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough. I don’t want to see it and I am not a part of it. What the h**l! If you have to bomb little kids and send dogs out against human beings, give me a break.
Tea Party groups in the fiscally conservative party currently exist in every state in the Union, so birthplace does not appear to a deciding factor the collective Tea Party mindset (via source).
What do you think, is the Conressman right or wrong?