Thursday, September 03, 2009
Does Charlie Rangel Think We Opposed Government-Run Health Care When Hillary Clinton Proposed it Because She's White?I notice the White House was quick to distance itself from New York Governor David Paterson when Paterson claimed racism motivates people who disagree with President Obama's political philosophy.
But now that the powerful chairman of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, Charlie Rangel, has made the same racism claim, has the White House spoken out in disagreement?
Not immediately, anyway.
Rangel's comments are a disgrace. There's no question he knows better. After all, the vast majority of those who oppose socialized medicine held those views before the blink-of-an-eye ago when Barack Obama entered the national political scene.
Does Charlie Rangel think we opposed government-run health care when Hillary Clinton proposed it because she's white?
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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 1:36 PM