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Democratic Congressman: Tea Party ‘Same Group’ Of ‘White Crackers’ Who Opposed Civil Rights

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) suggested on Friday morning that the tea party movement is comprised of the same types of people who fought against the civil rights movement during the 1960s.

Speaking with the Daily Beast, Rangel said of the movement: “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn’t care about how they looked.

He added that the tea party movement can be defeated similar to how the civil rights movement eradicated Jim Crow mentality: “It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough. ‘I don’t want to see it and I am not a part of it.’ What the hell! If you have to bomb little kids and send dogs out against human beings, give me a break.”

When asked whether there are any Republicans worthy of his praise, Rangel offered up his friends in NJ Gov. Chris Christie and Rep. Peter King (R-NY), whom he said are both on the “hit list” of more conservative GOP members.

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