Representative Charles Rangel, a soon-to-be powerful member of the new Democrat-controlled congress, was quoted in “The New York Times” saying: “Mississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who the hell wants to live in Mississippi?”
A Mississippi congressman is fuming and wants to know if insults are what Mississippi should expect when Democrats take over leadership in Congress.
Kerfuffles answers “Of course they are.” And not only Mississippi, but the entire South will be the brunt of such insults, and that is why Rangel used the plural pronoun ‘their’ for Mississippi, instead of the proper grammar ‘its’, as he was really speaking of all Southern states. It is what is known as Southern bigotry, and it is the only bigotry still acceptable in these ‘progressive’ United States of America.
The American voters have spoken overwhelmingly, and this is the behavior they desire in their nation’s political leaders. Quite perplexing a development it be, considering that back in March of this year, 86% of these same Americans wanted to split the country in two: Blue and Red America.
Miss. Congressman Wants Rangel Apology
Nov 10 8:54 AM US/Eastern
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Rangel said he didn’t intend to insult the state, but Rep. Chip Pickering, R-Miss., issued a sharp statement criticizing the choice of words.
Elbert Garcia, a Rangel spokesman in New York, sent The Associated Press a response from Rangel: “I certainly don’t mean to offend anyone. I just love New York so much that I can’t understand why everyone wouldn’t want to live here.”
The Times article was about the political clout gained by the New York congressional delegation in the midterm elections. Rangel is the ranking Democrat on Ways and Means and is in line to become chairman of the powerful tax-writing committee. He said, among other things, that he wants to direct more federal money to his state.
Expect to even hear the implied slur “Redneck” slip out occasionally too. “Who Are Rednecks” anyway?