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ASTONISHING: Rep. Charlie Rangel Calls Palin 'Disabled'
CBS News ^ | 9/19/08 | Marcia Kramer

Posted on 09/19/2008 2:21:06 PM PDT by LdSentinal

NEW YORK (CBS) ― Already under fire for his tax troubles, Manhattan Congressman Charles Rangel really put his foot in his mouth on Friday.

In a CBS 2 HD exclusive interview Rep. Rangel called Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin "disabled."

The question was simple. Why are the Democrats so afraid of Palin and her popularity.

The answer was astonishing.

"You got to be kind to the disabled," Rangel said.

That's right. The charman of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee called Palin disabled -- even when CBS 2 HD called him on it.

CBS 2 HD: "You got to be kind to the disabled???"

Rangel: "She's disabled."

"There is no question about politically it's a nightmare to think that a person's foreign policy is based on their ability to look at Russia from where they live."

Republicans think Rangel's comments are insulting as well as shocking.

"Charlie Rangel's comments are clearly disgraceful," Rep. Peter King, R-Long Island, said. "This is just another liberal Democrat who can't accept an independent woman running for president."

King, who is co-chair of the McCain-Palin campaign in New York, watched Rangel's comments with CBS 2 HD. He was particularly upset because Palin's 4-month-old son, Trig, is disabled. He has Down's syndrome.

"We should be sensitive to her or any woman who has a child or family member who has any afflciiton at all," King said. "And so to use the word disabled in the conetxt of a female candidate for vice president who has a child who is disabled really is wrong. Charlie owes her and the entire disbale community and appology."

Advocates for the disabled are also upset.

((sot michael imperiale 135028) "It makes me feel as if he's trying to put her down, trying to say she's not good for the presidency or the vice presidency," Michael Imperiale said.

"A disabled president ran this country. He was didabled. His name was Roosevelt."

a spokesman for the McCain-Palin campaign also piled on, saying that this kind of rhetoric has no place in politics.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; hatinpalin; palin; palinattacks; palinping; pds; rangel; sarah; sarahnoia; sarahpalin; trig
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To: Ann Archy

Your post made me think of (with apologies to Monty Python), Rangel singing:

“I’m a black democRAT and I’m okay,
I can say dumb things all day!”


201 posted on 09/19/2008 7:01:02 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (There's a new political superstar and she's a REAL LADY!)
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To: LdSentinal

Do the ‘Rats wake up every morning and say “Well, how can I do my part to lose the election TODAY?” ;)


202 posted on 09/19/2008 7:04:20 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: conservativepoet
Another example where fools and the indecent can make it into high places of power, yet they think themselves special.

"Let's face it...Congress is just a place where we send mediocre (men) to be Earl Scheibed into looking kinda vaguely consequential, and politics is just another BS world where 'my esteemed colleague' means 'this pr***k here'."

/Dennis Miller, "Raw Feed" 2003

203 posted on 09/19/2008 7:08:11 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (No way, No how, NObama! *************McCain/Palin 08************)
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To: LdSentinal

What is Obama’s comment? Since it is going to be his completely Partisan Democratically led White House without any input from the evil Republicans. Remember the Change that he is talking about is Changing Capitalism to Socialism... Changing a country that was once leaning Center Right to a Country that leans Far left how can anyone calling themselves Conservative even slightly Conservative think about voting for this Obamination. He is Anti-Conservative. However, there will be Plenty of room at the Table for ilk like Rangle. So I guess Obama will say something like “ That is not something that the Charlie Rangle I thought I knew would say”..... Snicker, Snicker... then under his breath I would have called her a retard.


204 posted on 09/19/2008 7:11:21 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Sarah Palin has given voice to this Conservative's views.)
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To: LdSentinal

This casual slander by Rangel is right in line with, and all of a piece with Obama’s “lipstick on a pig” remark, which drew instantaneous rollicking applause from the crowd it was addressed to: they are both proof that the unprecedented imagery and associations surrounding the reality of Sarah Palin have gotten so far into the heads of these male Democrat thug/demagogues, that they can’t be responsible for what they say, or how often they show the Freudian slips they’re wearing.


205 posted on 09/19/2008 7:33:51 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: mockingbyrd

Are you kidding? The welfare cases and the elite Manhattan cocktail party goers will probably throw the creature a parade. He perfectly represents the arrogance and pompousness of Manhattan.


206 posted on 09/19/2008 7:57:32 PM PDT by frankiep (Every socialist is a disguised dictator - Ludwig von Mises)
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To: Ann Archy

Sadly, you’re right.


207 posted on 09/19/2008 7:57:41 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: LdSentinal

Charlie Rangel better start his Aricept prescription. He is really losing contact with reality.


208 posted on 09/19/2008 8:04:24 PM PDT by maica (Peace is the Aftermath of Victory)
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To: LdSentinal

Barack Obama’s surrogates have picked up where they left off with Sen. Clinton. Obama owns the votes of “progressive” women, and is openly behaving in a way consistent with that fact. Do you know why Barack Obama thinks that women shouldn’t wear wristwatches....


209 posted on 09/19/2008 8:11:31 PM PDT by Aln in Eastern WA (We have an obligation to call this what it is...the false comfort of appeasement... GWB, May 2008)
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To: hattend

That is if anybody hears about it. Most people wouldn’t have any idea what is going on outside of their own personal lives unless a story is either covered on network news, or unless there is a written headline of the story. Knowing the despicable nature of our disgusting and beneath contempt mainstream media, just how much publicity do you think this will get exactly? Meanwhile the media is all over Palin for ridiculously flimsy Troopergate “scandal” as if it involved her associating with a known terrorist....

Sorry for the rant, but lately I am just becoming more and more disgusted with the actions of the media, and with Obama and his supporters, every single day.


210 posted on 09/19/2008 8:21:30 PM PDT by frankiep (Every socialist is a disguised dictator - Ludwig von Mises)
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To: LdSentinal

Well I guess it’s fair Charlie— We all think you’re retarded.


211 posted on 09/19/2008 8:33:25 PM PDT by CommieCutter (THE BIAS OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAS FINALLY HIT THE MAINSTREAM!)
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To: griswold3

Page the PUMAs postehaste!!!


212 posted on 09/19/2008 8:45:48 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud Rush Conservative leaning toward the McCain/Palin ticket now!!)
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To: LdSentinal

This from a liberal who can’t remember to pay his taxes.


213 posted on 09/19/2008 8:47:29 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberals: can't live with them, can't ship them to Syria.)
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To: LdSentinal

A foolish comment.


214 posted on 09/19/2008 8:48:54 PM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^==^..^=)
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To: Miss Didi

If not, I’m sure Sean Hannity will be all over it tomorrow night like a duck on a June bug!! :-)


215 posted on 09/19/2008 8:56:30 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud Rush Conservative leaning toward the McCain/Palin ticket now!!)
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To: LdSentinal
Well gee.

If that's the case, I suppose then that Charlie is syphilitic, ‘cuz that's the only reason someone would ever say that about GOV Palin.

216 posted on 09/19/2008 9:01:39 PM PDT by roaddog727 (BS does not get bridges built - the funk you see is the funk you do)
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To: Jeff Head

What a beautiful picture, Jeff!

Charlie Rangel is a butt-head!

They are running scared! Let them just keep digging!


217 posted on 09/19/2008 9:09:46 PM PDT by LUV W (McCain/PALIN!!!!--'nuff said! :D)
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To: LdSentinal

“A disabled president ran this country. He was didabled. His name was Roosevelt.”

And wasn’t JFK disabled too? But did a good job keeping it hidden?


218 posted on 09/19/2008 9:19:22 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: LUV W

I still want to know what is in the trunk of Rangel’s Mercedes towed from the congressional garage


219 posted on 09/19/2008 9:19:43 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Let's get serious - there is only one choice - McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: BigEdLB

Well, it would be nice to know. Probably piles of cash to put in HIS freezer!

Did the authorities tow it? I haven’t heard this.


220 posted on 09/19/2008 9:22:03 PM PDT by LUV W (McCain/PALIN!!!!--'nuff said! :D)
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To: doug from upland
Charlie Rangel has no place in politics.

Actually he has no place on this earth.

221 posted on 09/19/2008 9:24:11 PM PDT by scannell
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To: LdSentinal
“In politics stupidity is not a handicap.”

Napoleon Bonaparte
222 posted on 09/19/2008 9:24:30 PM PDT by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: Jean S
To the MSM, responding to slander is piling on.

They, like the Messiah, cannot be questioned, only adored.

223 posted on 09/19/2008 9:44:10 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama / Biden, the new Ebony and Ivory.)
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To: LdSentinal

Charlie will be ripped a new one with a YouTube tomorrow morning.


224 posted on 09/19/2008 9:46:04 PM PDT by doug from upland (8 million views of HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: doug from upland
Charlie Rangel has no place in politics.

Yes he does. It just proves Thomas Jefferson's prediction that "Democracy guarantees that people get the government they deserve."

Rangel could get caught smoking crack on tape like Mayor Marion Barry did when I was in college outside DC in the 80's. He'll get re-elected in a landslide. He can do no wrong in the eyes of the sheeple who he promised stuff to and never delivered.

Forget the idea of getting rid of him. He is like a nuclear cockroach. He'll be in office long after most people here are dead.

225 posted on 09/19/2008 10:02:46 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: SkyPilot; Jeff Head; potlatch; Calpernia; devolve; PhilDragoo; Grampa Dave; y'all

** I love this picture. **

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Oh, yes. That is great of Palin and baby.

Thanks SP and JH for the post and ping!

Check this out, y’all ...

:)


226 posted on 09/19/2008 10:23:06 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: Jotmo

Yes, that is an interesting story!

Oh well, there are plenty of graphics about a woman’s need to defend themselves (and their children) here:

http://olegvolk.net/gallery/technology/arms/?g2_page=5


227 posted on 09/19/2008 10:23:58 PM PDT by nralife
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To: SkyPilot; Jeff Head; potlatch; Calpernia; devolve; PhilDragoo; Grampa Dave; y'all
Rangel: "She's disabled."

"There is no question about politically it's a nightmare
to think that a person's foreign policy is based on their
ability to look at Russia from where they live."

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My gosh! Charlie Rangel is STILL an A-hole !!!
(pardon my french).

228 posted on 09/19/2008 10:27:58 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: MeekOneGOP
Disabled? That would be Charlie Rangel who cheats on his taxes because he can't understand the tax law he wrote.

Charlie Gibson. Charlie Rangel. It would appear that Charlies are the McCain-Palin ticket's secret weapon.

Rove, you magnificent bastard.

229 posted on 09/19/2008 10:31:27 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: copaliscrossing

Yeah, I noticed that choice use of words, too.

CA....


230 posted on 09/19/2008 10:55:54 PM PDT by Chances Are (Whew! It seems I've at last found that silly grin!)
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To: LdSentinal

Disabled? She’s not disabled. And even if she was, that’s a lot better than being corrupt, which Rangel is.


231 posted on 09/19/2008 11:29:06 PM PDT by popdonnelly (I'll tell you a little secret: we're smarter and more competent than the Left.)
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To: PhilDragoo; devolve; potlatch; y'all

He should be BOOTED!!!!

Re-name him:

NO-Ways No-Means “Good-bye” Charlie !!!!


232 posted on 09/19/2008 11:40:22 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: library user
Retract that statement and apologize.

Oh, ease up there. He's just following orders that are part of the deal to keep his chairmanship and not be prosecuted.

233 posted on 09/19/2008 11:42:39 PM PDT by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: PhilDragoo; y'all


234 posted on 09/19/2008 11:51:09 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: LdSentinal

At least she pays her taxes, you fat load of lying leftist lard.


235 posted on 09/20/2008 12:19:04 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (I can't stop making bald jokes about Joe Biden!)
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To: LdSentinal

You know, every single violent Anti-Palin in Congress and the Senate should be noted. There has to be some reason they react so strongly to a corruption buster.

I suspect our Governemnt would be a whole lot better off if they were replaced by more even tempered individuals.


236 posted on 09/20/2008 12:22:18 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: LdSentinal

Would someone please inform Charlie that wasn’t the real Sarah Palin on SNL?!


237 posted on 09/20/2008 2:45:42 AM PDT by kimmie7 (I'm voting for the woman. All the others PALIN comparison.)
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To: doug from upland

The first time I saw that man with a flower in his lapel, I thought, “Mobster wannabe.” When I heard that rhraspy voice, I thought, “Godfather addict.”

Rangel thought he was untouchable. His very presence was gloating sleaze.


238 posted on 09/20/2008 3:21:49 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (DRILL HERE! DRILL NOW! NO STRINGS! You guys are great! FReep on!)
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To: LdSentinal

Rangel: "She's disabled." "There is no question about politically it's a nightmare to think that a person's foreign policy is based on their ability to look at Russia from where they live."

Gov Palin NEVER said this either.

Corrupt Charlie is now using Saturday Night Live parodies as "evidence."

The man has to go.

239 posted on 09/20/2008 3:41:38 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: MeekOneGOP
See my post #5 here.
240 posted on 09/20/2008 4:00:08 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: pillut48

The Friends mentioned it this morning.


241 posted on 09/20/2008 4:25:27 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush
Is there a video of this please????

Donhut found a link here.
242 posted on 09/20/2008 5:04:01 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: MaryFromMichigan

I just saw this video on Fox.

WOW!! What an idiot!


243 posted on 09/20/2008 5:08:34 AM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Palin Power !!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

LOL!


244 posted on 09/20/2008 5:26:47 AM PDT by Pinkbell (”This guy is a jerk, an arrogant jerk. A Jerk Messiah.” - Rush talking about Obama)
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To: LdSentinal

Just what does he mean by that? I’m guessing he means mentally disabled. Typical democrat, when they can’t attack their opponents’ ideas, they attack their opponents personally. The really nervie thing about this comment is that she has a son with down’s syndrome.


245 posted on 09/20/2008 5:30:01 AM PDT by Pinkbell (”This guy is a jerk, an arrogant jerk. A Jerk Messiah.” - Rush talking about Obama)
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To: LdSentinal

It didn’t take me long to go DUmpster diving and find that some DUmmies giving him pats on the back:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x3500953


246 posted on 09/20/2008 5:35:27 AM PDT by Pinkbell (”This guy is a jerk, an arrogant jerk. A Jerk Messiah.” - Rush talking about Obama)
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To: albie

I’m praying this happens November 4th and beyond. OMG.


247 posted on 09/20/2008 6:03:06 AM PDT by MonicaG (Help Wanted: Conservative leadership '08)
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To: LdSentinal

The only mental debility here is by the same stupid idiots that keep putting this jackass Charlie Rangel back into office to leech off of them like the cyst he is.


248 posted on 09/20/2008 6:24:43 AM PDT by tpanther (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke)
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To: SkyPilot

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2086425/posts?page=5#5

** I printed this picture yesterday and put it on a coat hanger near the road.

It was torn down within a half hour when I drove by later.

I should do it again, camp out with a camcorder, and put it on YouTube.

It is a picture that literally drives Obama worshippers, feminists, and liberals nuts. **

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That is such a GREAT picture.

The WHOLE Anti-Life crowd is just nuts ... NUTS I tell ya !!!


249 posted on 09/20/2008 6:42:46 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: y'all
Here's the pic SP posted, fyi ...


250 posted on 09/20/2008 6:46:27 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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