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Charles Rangel on Rick Perry: 'Tall and he's from Texas' (crashes Perry's Harlem luncheon talk)
Politico ^ | September 19, 2011 | BEN SMITH & MAGGIE HABERMAN

Posted on 09/20/2011 12:39:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Rick Perry scrambled for cash in upper Manhattan at what was supposed to be a quiet fundraiser with Hispanic businessmen - and instead turned into a local New York City political circus, replete with a gatecrashing appearance by Rep. Charles Rangel.

The event, which was coordinated by local Hispanic activists and New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers head Fernando Mateo, was half fundraiser and half meet-and-greet at a restaurant in the Inwood section of Manhattan. Continue Reading

Perry's people had expected the event to stay off record, including from any publicity. But instead, a media throng awaited Perry as he dodged into the restaurant to the waiting group at Papasito Mexican Grill of a couple dozen businessmen - and Rangel, who had waltzed in earlier.

"I wanted to make him feel comfortable," Rangel told reporters about his visit to an enemy camp event, which was held in his district.

"He's a statesman and we won't turn anyone away," said Mateo of Rangel, though he at least appeared less than pleased to see the congressman.

Rangel stayed for several minutes, telling reporters on his way out that he had shown up to make Perry “feel more comfortable”

"I would not want to embarrass him here," Rangel said, adding his opinion of Perry: "He’s tall and he’s from Texas."

Mateo, however, was thrilled to see Perry, calling him "the medicine this country needs (right) now."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: coalition; economy; jobs; perry; perry2012
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Gov. Perry is making headway onto "sacred" Democrat turf and making them sweat.

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"Manhattan, NY - Texas Gov. Rick Perry received an unexpected welcome to New York City Monday—when Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel turned up at the Republican presidential hopeful’s Harlem fundraiser.

After arriving at the Papasito Mexican Grill, Rangel said he understood that “one of the community leaders had invited a distinguished guest—to my city and specifically to my congressional district.”

“I wanted to make him feel comfortable. I would not embarrass him here,” Rangel said, according to Politico.

Asked his opinion of Perry, Rangel replied, “He’s tall and he’s from Texas.”.......


PHOTO CREDIT DNAinfo/Olivia Scheck

Rick Perry in Inwood

Charlie Rangle crashes Rick Perry's Harlem Party

1 posted on 09/20/2011 12:39:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Rangel....fat and a tax cheat

2 posted on 09/20/2011 12:45:19 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Keeping it classy... /s


3 posted on 09/20/2011 12:45:19 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

...“We’re humbled to have him here listening to the needs of small businesses,” said Fernando Mateo, the head of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers. A longtime Republican fund-raiser, Mr. Mateo said Mr. Perry’s campaign contacted him to set up the hourlong event........

“Charlie Rangel did show up,” Mr. Mateo said of the Democrat who represents the area in the House. “He’s a statesman in New York, and we were always taught by our parents to respect the elder.”

Mr. Mateo said that Mr. Rangel did not stay for Mr. Perry’s speech, but that he did welcome the Texan to the district.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/rick-perry-takes-upper-manhattan/


4 posted on 09/20/2011 12:48:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I would not embarrass him here,” Rangel said,

You couldn't if you tried, you are the embarra$$ment!
5 posted on 09/20/2011 12:48:52 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Gene Eric

March 2011 - “Harlem Is Losing a Piece of Clinton”

“When Bill Clinton officially began his post-presidency in Harlem in 2001, he was greeted with open arms — thousands of them. At a plaza near his new office, at 55 West 125th Street, a crowd of 2,000 residents and civic leaders gathered on a hot July afternoon to celebrate the arrival of a neighbor whose presence, two blocks from the landmark Apollo Theater, seemed to put a presidential stamp of approval on the neighborhood’s revival...............”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/nyregion/17bill-clinton.html


6 posted on 09/20/2011 12:50:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: presently no screen name
House censures Rangel
7 posted on 09/20/2011 12:53:20 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
D@MN .. I thought that I had clicked on the Manure Spill Over thread!??

Oh Wait .. I guess that I did!? :-)

Rangel .. Manure ..
8 posted on 09/20/2011 12:57:37 AM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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To: freejohn
LOL

I read that "manure" thread -- had to laugh about the "wine bar" quote. Poor Ellicott City businesses!

9 posted on 09/20/2011 1:06:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You mean the Reagan who signed many gun control laws and the the Simpaon/Mazoli illegal alien amnesty?


11 posted on 09/20/2011 1:26:08 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
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12 posted on 09/20/2011 1:33:11 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: jospehm20

Still bashing Reagan with the Perrybot talking points.


13 posted on 09/20/2011 1:36:34 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Good morning fieldmarshaldj.


14 posted on 09/20/2011 1:41:00 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cobra64; All

When you're being censored by your colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives (under Speaker Nancy Pelosi no less) what's a politician to do????

He hands out turkeys to his constituents.

"“I’m putting today in front of me,” Mr. Rangel told reporters curbside at 128th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, as dozens of bundled-up and mostly elderly women — the lucky holders of about 120 tickets that were given out by several community groups — waited inside for the congressman to start loading their grocery carts."

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I hope they vote him out and get a REAL representative in that seat!

15 posted on 09/20/2011 1:54:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Nope. Still telling the truth. Reagan was closer to Huntsman than anybody else in the GOP race today. This indicates great progress in conservatism. Just look at what RR did, not what he said. Reagan was conservative in the 1980s; he was not conservative as we see it now. You can get as angry as you want, but the truth is Reagan did sign an amnesty for illegals, gun control laws and tax increases. That is the truth. Instead of dogging me out, why don’t you just show me where I am making suff up if I am so wrong? Show me where I am incorrect. The simple answer is that you can’t. The cold, hard truth is that Perry is more conservatice than Reagan was. How many gun control laws has Perry signed? Illegal alien amnesties? I think it is zero for Perry, but I may be wrong. Why don’t you point my errors out and educate me?


16 posted on 09/20/2011 1:58:55 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20
[excerpt] Reports circulated last year that Mr. Clinton had renewed his Harlem lease for 10 years at a lower rate, but in fact, the federal government’s General Services Adminstration had merely extended its hold on a small 8,000-square-foot space at the top of the 14-story building. Now we learn that the foundation will, in fact, move most of its offices to a 25,000-square-foot space on the 18th floor of 77 Water Street for 10 years, as also reported by the Post this morning.

There’s been much griping about the ex-president’s lavish taste in office space (though certainly not by us). The move, according to CB Richard Ellis‘ Roshan Shah, who represented the tenant along with Keith Caggiano, was about the nonprofit’s desire to control costs. “That was probably the biggest factor,” Mr. Shah said.

Asking rents for both the Harlem and Goldman Sachs’ FiDi spaces were both $40 a square foot, but the tenant was able to negotiate a lower rent downtown. Mr. Shah declined to say how much the foundation will pay because the deal is expected to close in three weeks. He did note that the sublandlord, Goldman Sachs, is going to build out the space.

The move will also allow the foundation to expand from 18,000 square feet to 25,000 square feet, while occupying a single floor instead of potentially being spread out over five. “With every crisis that occurs in the world, when something happens in Haiti,” for example, they need more staff, Mr. Shah noted. “They’ve grown tremendously in terms of size.”

Mr. Clinton will maintain a small office in the 8,000-square-foot space. But, after all, he can spread some of that love around. “He’s had a very active role with Obama in some of the economic reform,” Mr. Shah said, “and it sends a positive message that he’s going downtown.” [end] Source

17 posted on 09/20/2011 2:02:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: jospehm20; Impy; BillyBoy; BobL; South40; Liz
"Reagan was closer to Huntsman than anybody else in the GOP race today. =snip= The cold, hard truth is that Perry is more conservati(v)e than Reagan was."

Truly, who can argue with this ? I mean, after all, Reagan's radical left wing agenda and his being made Jimmy Carter's Ambassador to China... All the right-wingers denouncing him in 1980 and coalescing around that Conservative paragon John Anderson. Yup, you are so right !

18 posted on 09/20/2011 2:22:46 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Ronald Reagan was and Rick Perry is a conservative.

The reason? Love of country and making it strong, successful, united and safe.

This arguing is not productive and in fact harmful.


19 posted on 09/20/2011 2:48:32 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Strangely enough, Rangel really wasn’t bad when he got his start in politics. I remember him when. But he’s a product of the black Dem machine, so his later evolution wasn’t that surprising.


20 posted on 09/20/2011 2:53:48 AM PDT by livius
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The only thing Ronald Reagan and Perry have in common is that they served as Governors. It stops there. Reagan was a stalwart Conservative before he held office, and he had the credentials that made him Presidential material just two short years into office, much like a certain other ex-Governor from Alaska.

Perry, conversely, was an opportunistic Democrat, but yet who never had Conservative credentials. Indeed, he has far more in common with fellow ex-Gov Slick Willard. Good hair and a lot of talk that doesn’t match the record of supporting open borders, big government, and liberal politicians from Al Gore to Giuliani. Mediocre at best, dreadful at worst. This conjuring up some magical, mystical Perry that is the Second Coming for Conservatism is what is not productive and in fact harmful. This guy should’ve retired from the Governorship in 2006 so we would’ve had a REAL Conservative from Texas today, Michael Williams.


21 posted on 09/20/2011 3:04:52 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: livius

Follow the money — I guess it seduced him.


22 posted on 09/20/2011 3:07:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’m not going to fight with you fieldmarshaldj and I hope no one else bothers either. You’ve made your position clear. Please go somewhere where your candidate is being discussed and be supportive of them, instead of tearing down a good conservative GOP candidate on this or other threads.


23 posted on 09/20/2011 3:11:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There’s no “good Conservative” GOP candidate you’re touting here, just another tired, phony RINO pretty boy flash-in-the-pan. No amount of putting your fingers in your ears or covering your eyes will change that. Face facts, Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade.


24 posted on 09/20/2011 3:15:34 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: jospehm20

You also left out the Reagan legacy that went on and on, King Day, S. D. O’Connor, and Anthony Kennedy.


25 posted on 09/20/2011 3:48:33 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: fieldmarshaldj

If memory serves me right, President Reagan was also a former Democrat.


26 posted on 09/20/2011 3:51:24 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Yes, long before he held office. He was already a strong Conservative by then and out campaigning for Goldwater before he became Governor. Perry ? He was Al Gore’s Texas Campaign Manager and Giuliani’s biggest booster in 2008. The issue here is Conservatism, and Perry doesn’t have the credentials.


27 posted on 09/20/2011 3:55:55 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I'm a Sarah guy {if she gets into the race} but I like Perry's guts.

Going into Harlem, even with body guards, is literally taking your life in your hands.

Life is cheap in Harlem.

Rangel is like alsharpton, a race pimp.

28 posted on 09/20/2011 4:09:55 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Where are these people getting their crack? Did a new chain of Crack R US’s open or something?


29 posted on 09/20/2011 4:15:16 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This will play well as Rangel attempting to spook Perry but that is not what it really is.

Rangel, is nothing more than a thug who wanted to 'remind" those businessmen and anyone else who wants to support a republican, that this is and still will be Rangel's turf, he's watching ...

Typical hoodlum.

30 posted on 09/20/2011 4:18:13 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Kakaze
Rangel, is nothing more than a thug who wanted to 'remind" those businessmen and anyone else who wants to support a republican, that this is and still will be Rangel's turf, he's watching ...

Exactly!

Note: "...After arriving at the Papasito Mexican Grill, Rangel said he understood that “one of the community leaders had invited a distinguished guest—to my city and specifically to my congressional district.”...

Rangel was sending a message to the other people in the neighborhood --- they better remember he's the boss.

It tells conservatives that the people in his district are ready to leave the Rangel "plantation" and join the party that wants everyone to succeed.

31 posted on 09/20/2011 4:29:20 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Impy

It’s amazing how they immediately launch into tearing down Reagan in some sort of bizarre kabuki theater schtick in that that will apparently make Perry look like the Second Coming. I mean Reagan the Huntsman of this race ? Perry more Conservative than Reagan when he was championing the Socialist, Hate-America party who opposed him ? This is just such garbage that I find it difficult to believe the poster isn’t engaging in wanton lunacy just to amuse himself.


32 posted on 09/20/2011 4:29:59 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: USS Alaska

You’re right!

Bump!


33 posted on 09/20/2011 4:31:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

To me it looks like Rangel may be already considering his own eventual vulnerability.....after Turner’s recent win. Kudos to Perry for going there!


34 posted on 09/20/2011 4:58:30 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

Bump!


35 posted on 09/20/2011 6:35:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry should have walked up to Rangel, shook his hand and greeted him as he would a long lost friend. Lots of pictures should have been taken.


36 posted on 09/20/2011 6:40:14 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Psalm 109:8)
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To: Mike Darancette

I think Rangel arrived early and was inside when Perry got there — then left before Perry spoke. It was just a photo-op and sound bite orchestrated for Rangel, by Rangel, but very very telling.


37 posted on 09/20/2011 6:57:32 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All

.........."Again, as with Jews, the polling data show something different – declining support that closely parallels the decline among non-Latino white voters.

With Obama's support having dropped at roughly the same rate among multiple subgroups – African Americans being the one great exception – the logical conclusion is that his problem is not any individual issue, such as Israel or immigration, but rather the overall problem facing the nation........" Source

38 posted on 09/20/2011 6:59:51 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

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Better late than never...........

39 posted on 09/20/2011 7:45:25 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

whatta slime ball.


40 posted on 09/20/2011 7:51:08 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And Rangel’s old, black, and from Harlem. So what?


41 posted on 09/20/2011 8:28:29 AM PDT by RockinRight (Carter Obama and Reagan the nation!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“He’s tall and he’s from Texas.”


As opposed to short, fat and from New York.


42 posted on 09/20/2011 9:34:11 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

That’s the best laugh I’ve had (or probably will have) today!

Thanks!

VERY funny — because it’s TRUE!


43 posted on 09/20/2011 9:59:29 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; fieldmarshaldj

“I’m not going to fight with you fieldmarshaldj and I hope no one else bothers either. You’ve made your position clear. Please go somewhere where your candidate is being discussed and be supportive of them, instead of tearing down a good conservative GOP candidate on this or other threads.”

I second the motion.


44 posted on 09/20/2011 10:22:17 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Evidence? Voting records with signatures?


45 posted on 09/20/2011 3:31:46 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Still whippin’ that dead horse, Chuck ?


46 posted on 09/20/2011 6:03:54 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Tax cheat Charlie. Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.


47 posted on 09/20/2011 7:53:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Cincinatus' Wife

Two things Rangel and fieldmarshaldj have in common:

they inappropriately crash Perry events, and

neither can count (your post lists one thing, not two; and Rangel can’t figure out how many properties he owes taxes on.)


48 posted on 09/20/2011 8:27:12 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.orgI've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.Patrol the border 2 control)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Perry reminds me of the type of guy who would hold a child in front of him to protect himself from assassination.


50 posted on 09/20/2011 8:43:26 PM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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