Charlie Rangel compares the Tea Party to the Confederates, gives Republicans a pass

The Democrats are glad to have the back of the Republican establishment’s back in their war on the Tea Party. Just listen to how Rangel frames the Tea Party as a small group of extremists in the Republican Party, a group he gladly compares to the Lincoln-hating confederacy. And he gives mainstream Republicans a pass while doing it too, saying this isn’t a fight between Republicans and Democrats. It’s about a small group of people who want to destroy American or something:

You know why they are siding with the Republican establishment? Because they know they can defeat the Republican establishment. The Tea Party is the real threat and they know it and will do everything they can to keep us from taking over the Republican Party. They fear the Tea Party and well they should.

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