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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.
Actually he has no place on this earth.
They, like the Messiah, cannot be questioned, only adored.
Charlie will be ripped a new one with a YouTube tomorrow morning.
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.
** 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 ...
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:
"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).
Charlie Gibson. Charlie Rangel. It would appear that Charlies are the McCain-Palin ticket's secret weapon.
Rove, you magnificent bastard.
Yeah, I noticed that choice use of words, too.
Disabled? She’s not disabled. And even if she was, that’s a lot better than being corrupt, which Rangel is.
He should be BOOTED!!!!
NO-Ways No-Means “Good-bye” Charlie !!!!
Oh, ease up there. He's just following orders that are part of the deal to keep his chairmanship and not be prosecuted.
At least she pays her taxes, you fat load of lying leftist lard.
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.
Would someone please inform Charlie that wasn’t the real Sarah Palin on SNL?!
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.
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.