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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    It doesn't bother me that Charles Rangel is a low life racist.

    Does it bother you ?
    Not in the least. I've been aware of it for decades.

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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    I am no fan of Rangel's, for decades now.

    I simply wanted to point out the origin of the word, and any humor induced thereby is fine by me.
    The origin of the "N" word is from the Latin word "Niger" meaning black. It wasn't considered a pejorative until the 1800s. I highly doubt if someone called him the N word he would chalk it up to the word origin.

    But I did laugh, so you accomplished that.
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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    It just appears he is like everyone else who picks and choose what they think is offensive. Best bet for a smart person is to simply refuse to use any slang for a group of people.

    This pick and choose has been seen here in DP where many would find cracker offensive but okay with Redskins. Another ploy used by the pick and choose group is to throw in the PC card if there is objection to one of there chosen okay slang words.

    A person in congress should know better if not then they don't need to be there.

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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    It just appears he is like everyone else who picks and choose what they think is offensive. Best bet for a smart person is to simply refuse to use any slang for a group of people.

    This pick and choose has been seen here in DP where many would find cracker offensive but okay with Redskins. Another ploy used by the pick and choose group is to throw in the PC card if there is objection to one of there chosen okay slang words.

    A person in congress should know better if not then they don't need to be there.
    The bolded parts are so spot on.

    The question I have is when are politicians (on BOTH sides of the aisle) going to learn to move their mouths in sync with their brains. It seems they could use some seminars in public speaking.
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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    It just appears he is like everyone else who picks and choose what they think is offensive. Best bet for a smart person is to simply refuse to use any slang for a group of people.

    This pick and choose has been seen here in DP where many would find cracker offensive but okay with Redskins. Another ploy used by the pick and choose group is to throw in the PC card if there is objection to one of there chosen okay slang words.

    A person in congress should know better if not then they don't need to be there.
    Personally I find everything offensive, I think we should all just quit talking period.
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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Personally I find everything offensive, I think we should all just quit talking period.
    Didn't take long before the PC card arrived.

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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    There are simply no words for this level of stupidity.

    Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel meant no disrespect when he previously called Tea Party members “white crackers” — he says it was actually a compliment.

    The longtime Capitol Hill Democrat said Monday that he thought cracker “was a term of endearment” and was puzzled by the firestorm that his use of the term in a 2013 interview set off.

    In a chat with the Huffington Post on Monday, Rangel offered a half-hearted apology for using the word when comparing the Tea Party to Jim Crow segregationists.


    Rangel: Calling Tea Party 'white crackers' was a compliment - NY Daily News

    Awesome. Stupid and a crook. What a combination! And he won re-election by a landslide.

    Who the hell thinks white cracker is a term of endearment? Stuff like this seems almost too good to be true, like how can someone like that actually be allowed to vote and propose laws that govern our land. I can't stop giggling, just the idea of someone actually trying to explain that as a term of endearment is just too much.
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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Personally I find everything offensive, I think we should all just quit talking period.
    That's offensive to mute people.


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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    rangel is quite niggardly when it comes to sharing honest explanations about his inappropriate actions
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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    I am no fan of Rangel's, for decades now.

    I simply wanted to point out the origin of the word, and any humor induced thereby is fine by me.
    No fan, and yet you manage to find your way to this thread to defend him. Priceless.
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