Rep. Charlie Rangel Plays Race Card, Says Obamacare is the Victim

By Dave Eberhart
Friday, September 4, 2009

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., went on the record this week saying that in his opinion “bias” and “prejudice” are fueling opposition to health care reform, according to a report by CBS News.

The volatile remarks came as the beleaguered lawmaker spoke at a health-care forum in Washington Heights, a community in his district.

Rangel charged that when critics complain that Obama is “trying to interfere” with their lives by advocating health-care reform, “then you know there’s just a misunderstanding, a bias, a prejudice, an emotional feeling.”

Rangel, who is presenting fighting ethical charges in the House that he failed to report significant income, went on to say: “Some Americans have not gotten over the fact that Obama is President of the United States. They go to sleep wondering, ‘how did this happen?'”

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee added, “We’re going to have to move forward notwithstanding that.”

According to a report in the New York Post, at that same forum, Rangel compared the fight for health-care reform to the fight for civil rights.

“Why do we have to wait for the right to vote? Why can’t we get what God has given us? That is the right to live as human beings and not negotiate with white southerners and not count the votes. Just do the right thing,” he said.

The NewsMax article continues here.

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