Rangel: ‘I Was Never Moved Until I Saw Dead People That Looked Like Me’

Tom Blumer, Newsbusters, January 6, 2015

Let’s imagine a white Congressman saying that when he served in Vietnam, he was never moved at the sight of a dead U.S. soldier unless he was white. {snip}

Now switch races and change the war to Korea. Otherwise, 23-term New York Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel just did the same thing, and you can almost make book that the establishment press will ignore it:

Transcript (bold is mine):

ED SCHULTZ, MSNBC: Isn’t it important to point out that not all the officers turned their backs? I mean, there’s a few in the ranks saying by respecting these officers, okay, we’ve got to move on, but there are some who say they don’t want to move on. Your thoughts, Charlie.

REP. CHARLIE RANGEL (D-NY): It’s awkward, because no one wants to be in the position that you’re not with your colleagues, right or wrong, but when the moral issue raises that beyond just being right, and that you show that you have so much love and respect for the job, that you have assumed you’re not going to allow a handful of people who are blinded by hate to spoil the reputation.

There’s a hell of a lot that has to do–I was in combat, and I’m telling you, I saw more dead people, but I never was moved until I saw dead people that looked like me in my uniform. It does make a difference. So, yes, the blue wall of silence has kept communities and minority communities apart for so long, so that even minority policemen don’t want to break that silence. It has to be done.


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  • anony

    Honesty is refreshing.

    • propagandaoftruth

      “I hate you, you hate me, at least we’re engaging in honesty…”

      Black Barney.

  • Robonuts

    Another fine racist politician, only on the other side of the watermelon from George Wallace.

  • Easyrhino

    What keeps this guy in office?
    Oh, I forgot, he’s black.

    • Reynardine

      Blacks wouldn’t let him stay in office unless he dished out his weekly dose of anti-YT racism.

    • Sick of it

      Therefore criminal activities do not land him in prison.

    • Fathercoughlin

      the irony os the piece of sh*t has a very high amount of white blood in his rotten filthy cancerous carcass. White blood in the negro seems to make him hate us even more..go figger!

    • Interestingly, though, the last two election cycles, he has faced the challenge of his life in the Democrat primary from a Hispanic, as his district is now majority Hispanic voters. I think Rangel’s sudden and worse than ever racial rhetoric is nothing more than reminding his district’s black voters that they’re black and he’s black, all the while not bashing the Hispanic, so as not to create an internecine war within the Communist Democrat Party.

    • Speedy Steve

      Low information voters, and voter fraud help.

  • Luca

    Any dead black GI’s he saw were no doubt shot in the back after abandoning their positions.

    • Nancy

      One would hope, at least.

  • RacialRay

    Any day now I expect old Charlie Rangel to change his name to Hamzi Ramzi al Whoopsie-Daizy and go full-on black muzzie. Freaking chump gives us Noo Yawkers a black eye every time he opens his foul mouth.

  • MekongDelta69

    Every combat Vet I know (including myself) was disgusted when they saw (or read) this [expletive deleted] say that.

    • MannyR

      Yeah these Democrat leftist that just so happened to do 2 months in country as Admin or Chow Hall during Vietnam consistently trout their service like theirs is the only opinion that matters. I’ve met tons of pro-military, anti liberal Vietnam vets that can’t stand these people.

  • stedman holder

    Rangel is a negro, nothing more needs said.

    • Speedy Steve

      I think he might be an octoroon.

  • dd121

    You just can’t imagine the leftist outrage if a white had said that about blacks.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      I’m sure NBC, CNN and ABC will do a hit-piece on racist Rangel and call for his resignation from Congress, or demand Nancy Pelosi have Rangel removed, and if she doesn’t, the msm will call her a racist too.

      Just as they do to “conservatives.”

  • benvad

    I hate this SOB

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Rangel: ‘I Was Never Moved Until I Saw Dead People That Looked Like Me’

    I doubt any American soldier has ever looked like Rangel – fat, drunk and stupid.

    • Pax Romana

      “There’s a hell of a lot that has to do–I was in combat, and I’m
      telling you, I saw more dead people, but I never was moved until I saw
      dead people that looked like me……..”

      …..And to prove his point, Charlie immediately laid down on a beach recliner and pretended to be a casualty who looked like him.

      • FinnShane

        From the looks of him decomp has already started to set in.

    • DD-762

      ….and rich.

      • Speedy Steve

        You were on the Henley? I was on the USS Wood DD-715.

        • DD-762

          Ahoy, Brother! It’s always a pleasure to hear from a fellow Tin Can Sailor. Don’t you wish you could ride one of those sleek greyhounds today? I hear they’re even air conditioned.

          • Speedy Steve

            Boiler rooms are not air-conditioned. Fortunately, the compartments were.

    • Musashi5000

      That’s no way to go through life, son.

  • connorhus

    By most accounts of the Black units in Korea those men who looked like Rangel were all back wounds or got run over by the rest of their unit cause they weren’t fast enough.

  • IstvanIN

    A White politician, or for that matter a White trash man, would be hounded out of office for that statement.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    So he is admitting that all black peopel look alike.


    Sounds like Michael,,, I mean, Michelle Obama’s declaration that she had never had pride in “her” country until it nominated his Wife,,, I mean, her Husband, president. Black people are brought up to hate America! Even as it makes them into Congressmen, presi-didnt-do-nuffins yo, millionaires and billionaires. National gratitude is an alien concept to most of these people, and nothing we do will ever be enough to garner such gratitude. The ultimate example of that fact resides in the White House today. When we have a man elected to the most powerful position on the entire planet, largely due to the color of his skin. Going before the world to say that he’s treated by the very people who put him there. As little more than “the help”, of course, due to the color of his skin. You know we’re dealing with a people that operate on a bases of pure fantasy. A fantasy that dictates the belief that they have to be seen by others, but most importantly themselves, as “oppressed”. Otherwise they wouldn’t be able to assign blame for all their failures and short comings to the “other”. < The other, as in YOU & ME! ) Which means they would have to become a people of adults, just like the rest of us, and we just can't "be having that" now can we?

    • R L Buds

      It’s “funny” that in retrospect it was the first time many of us feel ashamed of what our country had been lowered to.

    • Cid Campeador

      The voting population is becoming 100% “Fad Voters”. Get yourself a transexual, mixed race, Marxist ideologue, Schizophrenic drug addict Muslim and you’ve got a landslide winner.

  • Evette Coutier

    I agree with Charley. I am very moved when I see dead people who look like him. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.

  • Albert

    Part of black skin privilege is that you can be racist, but people who are white will never see the racism.

  • LHathaway

    “I was in combat, and I’m telling you, I saw more dead people, but I never was moved until I saw dead people that looked like me in my uniform. It does make a difference. So, yes, the blue wall of silence has kept communities and minority communities apart for so long, so that even minority policemen don’t want to break that silence. It has to be done”

    He’s sympathizing with cops. He manages to do so twice within one sentence.

    When he says ‘people that looked like me in my uniform’ he likely meant white or black soldiers wearing American battle fatigues. He could certainly say he was if pressed on the issue. I suspect he genuinely was.

  • IKUredux

    Ahh, I too, was never moved as much when I saw dead people who looked like you. JOY!! HAPPINESS!! JOY!!! HAPPINESS!

  • John Smith

    I’d like to rock his world.

  • MarcB1969

    I am far more moved by death and suffering of people of European descent than I am to that of others, but it does not mean I am indifferent to it. It’s natural and healthy to empathize with the plight of your kinsman than it is for the plight of others.

    • LHathaway

      Then you should say something about the over 100 million Americans that are foreign born. The ‘anchor baby’ issue is for sissies. Over 30% of the US population were born overseas. 80% or so of them are non-white? Of that over 100 million population born overseas, what percentage of them are male? You feel extra concern for your kin? then this should be doubly troubling for you, Marc.

      • MarcB1969

        The topic of the thread is Rangel’s in-group versus out-group empathy. Those other issues you’ve brought up aren’t related to this particular thread, and that is why I did not mention them.

  • maxsnafu

    That’s O.K. Charlie. I know what you mean. I’m not moved by the sight of dead Blacks.

    • Michael Dean Miller


      ! Ay Caramba !


  • Lkoehn

    Too bad they missed you Charlie as all you are is a black racist bigot and all you are capable of is creating division. You are a total loss for any earthly resources you consume as you contribute nothing.

    • Speedy Steve

      It’s difficult to grease a REMF!

      • Lkoehn

        Someone could have fragged him.

  • David Ashton

    So color does matter (to some people).

  • Speedy Steve

    Hey Congresscritter Rangel! Did it ever occur to you that we didn’t win Korea because of integration of the infantry in 1948?

    • Cid Campeador

      Also tens of thousands of North Korean and PLA infantry swarming over you. The obscenity was Pork Chop Hill. Both sides were negotiating while the slaughter continued.

  • Speedy Steve

    The Tuskegee Flyers had help from the Navajo Code-talkers. While those 2 groups were hard at it, another cadre of draft-dodgers were in law school preparing for Nurenburg.