Jan 15, 2008

Recently Rep. Charles Rangel went on the attack against Sen. Obama for the senator's remarks about Sen. Clinton's statements over MLK and Lyndon Johnson. Here are a couple of his quotes:

On how race got interjected into the Democratic presidential race:

"How race got into this thing is because Obama said ‘race,’” New York Rep. Charlie Rangel, one of the highest-ranking African-Americans in Congress, said in an interview on NY1.

On Clinton's statements:

“But there is nothing that Hillary Clinton has said that baffles me. I would challenge anybody to belittle the contribution that Dr. King has made to the world, to our country, to civil rights, and the Voting Rights Act,” said Rangel. “But for him to suggest that Dr. King could have signed that act is absolutely stupid. It's absolutely dumb to infer that Doctor King, alone, passed the legislation and signed it into law."

On Obama's admission to prior drug use in his book:

Rangel also implied that Obama’s admission of prior drug use in his autobiography may have had a financial motive: "I assume that the book was not written for political purposes. It was honest….It was a big mistake for him to have done it [used drugs.] For him to be honest enough to write about it, I guess he thought it might sell books." (Source)

This race is turning into a real soap opera. Just when the two candidates [Obama and Clinton] had called a truce here comes good old Charlie boy trying to stir things up further. So in the words of one of our great Negro philosophers "Can't we all just get alone?"


  1. Ladies and gentlemen welcome to politics as usual. See how Rangel is trying to play this as though Obama was the one that interjected race into the discussion. He needs to be ashamed of himself. he needs to go and sit down somewhere because not only is he embarrassing himself, but he is also embarrassing the people who voted for him with that foolishness. This presidential race is not about "race" and we should keep it that way. Let's focus on the issues people.

  2. Isn't this the same dude that wanted to bring back the draft. He needs to sit down somewhere and just shut the hell up!

  3. We are our own worst enemy. Old Charlie needs to go back to his roots and take heed to what he knows his mother taught him. "If you don't have something good to say about someone. Don't say nothing at all".

  4. Hillary 4 PresidentJanuary 15, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    I think Charles Rangel has put in enough time serving his people that he should be able to say whatever he wants to say. If he wants to bring Obama to task for playing the race card then he should. Besides it was Obama that inserted that this thing was about race and not Hillary. Rep. Rangel is merely pointing that out.