Justin Raimondo, Pundits Blog contributor, said:

Absolutely not. It will, rather, hurt him. I don't know how many times he used the word "me" in that peroration, but it must have been hundreds. No, Charlie, it isn't all about you. And now that Obama's thrown him overboard, he'll sink like a stone.

John F. McManus, president of the John Birch Society, said:

Rangel's rant may help make him feel better, but it sure won't help fellow Democrats seeking votes in the fall elections.