New York Democratic Congressman Charlie Rangel sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Huffington Post Live, during which he defended his earlier use of the term ‘white crackers’ as a “term of endearment.”
Rangel began by standing by his earlier comments that the Southern GOP believes that “slavery isn’t over,” and that they won the Civil War. ”Take a look and see, what are the symbols that the majority of slave-holding states, if they identify with the tea party, and if they do, where are the warriors of the Civil War, the Confederates?” he said, “They’re all over these states and even today are denying it!”
But host Marc Lamont Hill then pushed Rangel on comments he made in 2013, calling the Tea Party “white crackers.” ”I thought that was a term of endearment,” he explained.
Even Hill laughed out loud at that. “You thought ‘cracker’ was a term of endearment?”
Rangel then preceded to give perhaps the most backhanded apology of all time: “They’re so proud of their heritage and all the things they believe in. I can tell you this: with all of the feelings I have against the people, that have been against justice, fair play and equality, and the freedoms as we know it. If I offended them for calling them a ‘white cracker,’ I apologize. For the rest of it, there’s a lot that has to be done here.”
“With the names I’ve been called, I never really put ‘cracker’ in that category,” he continued. “But I certainly would like to have dinner with some of the people I’ve offended…”
I can’t help but wonder if Charlie Rangel would feel like him being called a corrupt, dirty jiggaboo is a term of endearment. The blatant hypocrisy from the liberal left is astounding.
H/T: Daily Caller