It was only a matter of time before the national embarrassment named Charlie Rangel (D-NY) would say or do something incredibly stupid again.
This time, Rangel has reached a new low.
While discussing the three Israeli teenagers recently kidnapped, Rangel compared the tea party to the terrorist group Hamas–the suspected kidnappers.
“We know that these victims, these kids are being held by people that have no moral standards… the question is how do we handle these types of people who don’t mind dying,” Rangel said. “They hate so much that they don’t mind dying themselves.”
And then Rangel went there saying, “That’s worse than the tea party’s thinking.”
So much for that new tone.
“You can’t compare the tea arty to Palestinian terrorists!” the radio host said, chuckling.
Then Rangel can be heard rambling on and backpedaling from his idiotic comparison. “Well, I am just saying that is a cult type of thinking — it’s a poor analogy when you talk about terrorism — but when you talk about not recognizing the United States as a nation, not recognizing the president, trying to repeal bills that are already law and sticking to the principles of the civil war, you know these are people that you cannot talk rationally to and the president can’t,” Rangel responded. “And at some point, if the Palestinians come to the table and say they can’t control the people in the backroom, the same way Republicans say they can’t control the tea party…”
Last March, Rangel called tea party members “mean, racist people” who are descendants of slave owners in the South and still love to wave around the Confederate flag.
At this point, I’m just chalking Rangel’s pathetic behavior up to booze and old age.
(h/t JP Updates)
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