BET Wire: A New GOP or the Same Old Party?

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Not Drinking the Tea

In an interview with NY1, veteran New York Rep. Charles Rangel spoke of the difficulty of trying to work with the GOP's far right wing. “They are mean, racist people,” the 83-year-old lawmaker said. “Now why do I say that? Because in those red states, they’re the same slave-holding states. They had the Confederate flag. They became Dixiecrats; they had the Confederate flag. They’re now the Tea Party."

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