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

    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.
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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.
    Hes not stupid, like every good liberal, he just thinks the American people are stupid enough to buy his lie. But never fear, there will almost certainly be liberals finding their way to this thread to defend Rangels comments. You are about to learn from them how cracker is often used as a term of endearment and how Rangel actually loves white people and Tea Partiers and isn't a racist. Should be fun.

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

    A WORD is dead
    When it is said,
    Some say.
    I say it just
    Begins to live
    That day.

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    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
    Matt. 10:32-33

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

    For those in the cattle industry in my part of Florida, it IS a term of endearment. It is NOT a slur.

    But I know that for many who do not understand the origin of the word, it is used as a slur.

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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
    For those in the cattle industry in my part of Florida, it IS a term of endearment. It is NOT a slur.

    But I know that for many who do not understand the origin of the word, it is used as a slur.

    Its not a term of endearment in the Cattle Industry in Texas.

    I doubt Charles Rangel is up on Cattle Industry terms anyway.

    No, he used it as a derogatory slur against white people in general.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Its not a term of endearment in the Cattle Industry in Texas.

    I doubt Charles Rangel is up on Cattle Industry terms anyway.

    No, he used it as a derogatory slur against white people in general.
    OMG, can we all cry together? My feelings are SO hurt....

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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
    For those in the cattle industry in my part of Florida, it IS a term of endearment. It is NOT a slur.

    But I know that for many who do not understand the origin of the word, it is used as a slur.
    Pardon me while I laugh.

    Yes, we all know the Congressman from Harlem has extensive knowledge of terms of endearment in the cattle industry in Florida.
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    Re: Rep. Charles Rangel says he thought cracker was 'a term of endearment'

    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.

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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
    For those in the cattle industry in my part of Florida, it IS a term of endearment. It is NOT a slur.

    But I know that for many who do not understand the origin of the word, it is used as a slur.
    LOL Told you.

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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
    OMG, can we all cry together? My feelings are SO hurt....

    It doesn't bother me that Charles Rangel is a low life racist.

    Does it bother you ?

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