Charlie Rangel on Biden’s “chains” remark: You bet your life it was a stupid thing to say

Charlie Rangel said in an interview with THE PEREZ NOTES that Biden’s recent remark “they gon’ put ya’ll back in chains” was not only about slavery, but was a stupid thing to say:

So how long before Rangel gets taken to the woodshed for contradicting the Obama campaign? Meh, the news media’s already forgotten about it so he’s safe.

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  • kong1967

    Well, how about that. An honest remark from a Democrat.

    • Next thing you know he’ll be confessing to conduct in violation of:

      1. the solicitation and gift ban
      2. the Code of Ethics for Government Service (clause 5)
      3. the House gift rule
      4. postal service laws and franking commission regulations
      5. any franking statute
      6. House Office Building Commission’s Regulations
      7. the purpose law and the Member’s Congressional Handbook
      8. the Letterhead Rules
      9. the Ethics in Government Act (EIGA) and House Rule 16
      10. Code of Ethics for Government Service (clause 2)
      11. the Code of Conduct: Letter and Spirit of House Rules
      12. the Code of Conduct: Conduct Reflecting Discredibility on the House

      • stevenbiot

        Let’s not get carried away. Hahaha!

      • kong1967

        Lol, one honest statement doesn’t make someone an honest person….especially him.

      • (sarc-on)Raaaaaacist!(sarc-off)

    • stevenbiot

      Can you believe this sh*%? Rangel has been body snatched. There is no other explanation.

      • kong1967

        Yeah, when’s the next science fiction movie? This one was pretty good.

        • stevenbiot

          I don’t know; but a local theater is showing Obama 2016 by Dinesh. I’m going to that at 9:45. Freaking awesome.

          • kong1967

            I want to, but there’s only one theater showing it in my entire state.

            • tshtsh

              Try the link for tickets and show times at the website. I’m in VA and they listed more movie theaters that are closer than the main list. I’m going tomorrow afternoon, I cannot wait.

              • kong1967

                I found out that it’s actually playing in a theater 35 miles from here. I’m trying to get a group to go with me.

      • Don’t worry. They’re only doing cavity probing experiments. He’ll be transported back and will be returning to form soon.

    • cheyennecowboy

      I couldn’t agree more, KONG. you took the words right ouda my mouth!

  • michael carpenter

    My whole world is imploding. Whats going on?

    • sDee

      They are simply doing the King’s bidding and lining up the ones to go under the bus.

      Same as we saw Anderson Cooper do to DWS the other day. They are now anticipating defeat, not gloating in victory.

  • SurfinCowboy

    Get ready for that football to be pulled away Charlie…

    …cuz Lucy is one mean lady…


    • tvlgds

      Roger Goodell took over that job!

  • Don

    Obama choosing Biden as his running mate would be on the scale of Romney choosing Akin. Romney is serious about doing something about the skyrocketing deficit and creating jobs while Obama still doesn’t have the slightest clue how our economy works. The only thing worse than an Obama re-election would be for something, God forbid, to have Biden become the person in charge. That would make the Great Depression look like a walk in the park. Obama is a laughingstock on the world stage and Biden is his court jester.

    • Boris_Badenoff

      That’s the difference between doing something for purely political reasons and doing something to get the job done.. Romney picks Ryan , time to go to work.

    • The Vice Prez and his amazing gaffe-a-matic machine (his mouth) keep on cranking out the hits. Bobo Biden is a rich source of material for the Romney/Ryan campaign. Next he needs to say that Romney and the Repubs want y’all to sit in the back of the bus…in chains.

  • bayway48

    This is the version I read per Drudge. I don’t think the media will drop these comments too fast. Rangel isn’t towing the party line with this one——->”Well, count veteran Congressman Charlie Rangel among Mr. Biden’s critics on the Democratic side of the aisle.

    “The Vice President said he’s going to put “y’all in chains,” Mr. Rangel told The Perez Notes in a recent free-wheeling interview. “Was he talking about slavery? You bet your ass he was. Was he using the vernacular? Yes, he was. Did he think it was cute? Yes, he did. Was it something stupid to say? You bet your life it was stupid.”

    “It was something that if a black had said it, we would have been laughing, because we would know deep down, they may be beating the hell out of us but they ain’t thinking about putting us into any chains,” he added

    Boom boom boom!

  • sDee

    If this is the warm up, Biden’s gotta be wonder just what they’ve set him up for down in Tampa……

    • Maybe Comedy Central will be there with a plethora of open mics.

  • 911Infidel

    Biden is the gift that keeps on giving. I wonder which of the “57” states he’ll be in next. The choom brigade is on the case. LOL

  • Crap, I agree with something Rangle said. Hell has indeed frozen over.

  • jackl92

    Charlie, that is why we call him Slow Joe.

  • Nukeman60

    There are only two possibilities for this interview being aired:

    1) The interview was cut short. Rangel had more to say:
    Rangel: “So, that’s what I really think. You can start the tape and I’ll give you my official statement.”

    Or, 2) Rangel is trying to vie for some Republican support to get him out of the financial mess he has put himself into.

    Or, then again, both of the above are possible.

    • stevenbiot

      Or someone was holding a gun to his head during the confession.

  • stevenbiot

    Damn, the liberals are being objective this week. First, Anderson Cooper, now Charlie ” I didn’t know had to pay taxes on my New York and Costa Rica condos” Rangel. The world must be about to end, because I’m starting to think these guys are coming back to reality.

    • It’s all part of El Presidente’s evil plan. The WH memo went out to the MSM directing them to choose random members of each network (with the exception of MSNBC) to act like responsible journalists. This will give his opponents a false sense of security and dare I say…HOPE.

    • conservative58

      Plus, Newsweek’s cover story, ‘Hit the Road Barack’

  • stevenbiot

    I looked down at my wine glass to see if there were any floating hallucinogenic mushrooms in it when I heard the audio.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    That might be the only thing Chuck the Rangler has ever said that halfway made sense. And he spoke candidly without a lot of his usual stone-walling and half-answers!!!!

  • Rshill7

    Some realize that the democratic party of late has exited the closet. They’ve run their Marxism up the flagpole to see if anyone would salute. Did some salute? Yeah. The New Black Panthers, Alinsky from the grave, and Francis Piven from halfway in and halfway out of it. The Communist Party USA also saluted and are standing at attention today.

    The American people at large though have not. Oh, some Occupy folks did with something other than hands. Many minorities have and many have not. Some domestic terrorists did too. Officials looked the other way while law after law after law was flouted, and that flouting was ignored.

    Has this been “a test of the American Broadcast System” so to speak? Has this administration been the progressives testing the waters to see how close their Utopian hellhole was to move-in readiness? Were those waters found wanting, tepid, cold, and was the building not nearly up to code? Yes, I think they were and were not, respectively.

    Through their infiltrating of Colleges, Universities, government bureaucracies, etc. have their efforts reached the point to where Americans of all people, could actually get behind a diehard socialist, marxist, communist, or fascist? They know that in November they will have their answer. The results of this all important poll will give them the answer they crave. How close are they? What else must they do? Where else must they infiltrate, and how many more minds and wills must they subvert? How tough of a nut is America to crack? They need a scoreboard. They need to take an 11th hour reading of the tea leaves that be. They need to be able to report this quarter’s sales to the home office, wherever that is. Some already know the answer.

    What about we? We need to show our disdain for their freedom killing ideology! We need to fire a new shot, which will indeed be heard round the world, and let them know, in no uncertain terms, that we will not now, not ever, bow to tyrants, to subjugation, nor to any form of enslavement, by a warped, failed, mentality or government!

    Once again, America’s people, America’s freedom, America’s genius, needs to rise up and rule the day, while slapping the living crap out of these would-be usurpers of everything that made this country what it has been for 236 years! Let’s make it loud enough to wake the dead! Let’s make it strong enough to wake the living!

    It’s you, I, and our neighbors who will lead. Let’s give them the data they desire…right upside the head.

    • frontierwoman

      That, Rshill, is absolute truth. Preach it brother 🙂

    • Nukeman60

      Forget ‘Rules for Radicals‘ by Alinsky for the leftists, we have ‘Codes for Conservatives‘ by Rs, and I’m ready to buy the first copy. Bravo.

    • conservative58

      Rshill — Great post!

      I have no doubt that after we win in November, the progressives will double-down on their efforts. I think preserving the integrity of America will be an on-going battle, and we must NEVER relent in our pursuit of protecting this great nation!

    • NYGino

      Your thoughts, Rs, are not only fit to be in the Rshill7 anthology, they belong on a podium to be read by all Americans. This is a very Reaganesque speech that I would suggest should be delivered by Romney or Ryan on National TV. This would really shake things up. It would deliver a hard slap to the face of Political Correctness and at the same time rip the curtain away exposing the ‘wizard’ for all to see.

    • actionsspeaklouder

      Wonderful post. Thank you.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Too funny… Charlie comes to life to say something intelligent for once.

  • tvlgds

    Mark this day on the calendar. That’s the first thing out of “Wrangle’s” mouth that I’ve EVER agreed with.

  • This is hilarious. Good Time Charlie’s only honest moment in his life.

  • Reflecting on Bobo Biden’s chronic foot-in-mouth disease, my mama used to say, “Stupid is as stupid does”… which is basically what Good Time Charlie was saying.

  • jdbaird

    Charlie Rangel is black?!? I always thought he was Arab.

  • And I don’t think you’ll be seeing Charlie anywhere near the Democratic convention, either. The Democrats are going to be too busy having women up there screaming about abortion and how many more kids they have the right to kill. Something for them to be proud of, I guess.

  • Is the Democratic Party falling apart? You bet your ass it is!

  • Beausthebest

    Here’s the “Racist – in – Chief”
    What do you think would have happened if a Caucasian president had ever produced and published a You Tube video for ALL WHITE PEOPLE to unite for a WHITE PRESIDENT. This is the MOST SIGNIFICANT DEMONSTRATION of INTENTIONAL DIVISIVE RACISM by ANY PRESIDENT in the history of our country. Obama announces the

    2012 launch of African Americans for Obama.

    This is what racism smells like. It can’t be explained away. Would you vote for a white person who did this?
    I wouldn’t, and I think they would be run right out of town if they tried it.

    This is just some food for thought if you’re pondering your vote in November.

    Can you imagine Romney putting out a call for all the white brothers and sisters to vote for him because he’s white and so are they?

    If this video is not alarming to you, simply delete. If you are offended by what’s taking place, please pass it on.

    • Wisewoman2

      I am AA and I am insulted by that garbage. I did not vote for Obama last time and I will not vote for him this time.

      • Beausthebest

        I’m caucasian and disgusted and frightened by everything the man says and does. I pray all registered voters feel the same way as you and I do.

  • MiketheMarine

    But, Charlie, you’ll still vote for the marxist and the racist, won’t you? Pinhead….