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Rangel predicts 'rough' reelection fight ("itís like shooting crap")
The Hill ^ | 12/31/13 | Alexandra Jaffe

Posted on 01/01/2014 12:44:52 AM PST by Libloather

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) predicted he’ll face a “rough’ fight for reelection this cycle, but said he believes ObamaCare will be a boon to his campaign.

“It’s going to be a rough one, but, you know, it’s like shooting crap. Either you win or you lose; you just can’t stay even with the first shot,” Rangel said on MSNBC on Tuesday.

The long-serving Democrat had been considered a retirement risk, but announced earlier this month he plans to run for reelection. He’s likely to face a contentious primary fight from state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, whom supporters believe is well-poised to take advantage of the district’s growing Hispanic population.

At least two other Democrats have also filed to run, and another has expressed interest in the race.

Rangel will have to contend with the shadow of his 2010 Ethics Committee censure that still hangs over his record in Congress, and an overarching dissatisfaction among Americans with incumbent lawmakers.

But he suggested on MSNBC that healthcare reform will give him an advantage, and that those Democrats currently criticizing the administration for issues with the law’s rollout are “making a great moral mistake.”

“[The law’s benefits are] gonna start to roll in, and all those people that were afraid to stand with the president, I think, will be making a great moral mistake,” he said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: charlesrangel; cheat; crap; elections; newyork; rangel; taxcheat; taxevasion
“making a great moral mistake”

Says the tax cheat.

1 posted on 01/01/2014 12:44:54 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Does he mean “shooting craps?” Like the game? Rangel is like crap.


2 posted on 01/01/2014 12:48:12 AM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Dr. Pritchett

Shooting crap sounds messy, and smelly.


3 posted on 01/01/2014 1:17:33 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Libloather
Not a photoshop. It was taken some years ago when Castro visited his comrades in Rangel's Harlem NY district. He was given the red carpet treatment by local dems. Rangel even embraced him in a big bear hug.

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4 posted on 01/01/2014 1:24:22 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Libloather

He still has the Board of Elections all locked up. The last Dem primary was an outrage. Not that I like Espaillat either, but that is a Dominican district now, and there were several African-Americans running and only one Latino, and Rangel still won. Clean-up needed on Varick Street.


5 posted on 01/01/2014 1:26:46 AM PST by firebrand
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To: Libloather

“Shooting Crap” = Democrat speech.


6 posted on 01/01/2014 1:31:09 AM PST by o-n-money
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To: ETL

Yes, just like him.


7 posted on 01/01/2014 1:49:43 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Libloather

Oh please. The genuine idiots in his district will vote for him no matter what terrible sin this degenerate commits. He is a crook, a racist, and a tax cheat but he wins election after election.


8 posted on 01/01/2014 1:55:35 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Libloather
it’s like shooting crap

...yeah if you took your water pistol to the DNC convention

do note my concern for the safety of fellow Americans who THIS year will face an enormous defeat in the senate

9 posted on 01/01/2014 2:48:17 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Libloather

The jokes just write themselves.


10 posted on 01/01/2014 2:53:29 AM PST by stilloftyhenight (call it ODemocratcare)
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To: o-n-money
Shooting Crap” = Democrat speech.

Also known as "spewing crap"...
11 posted on 01/01/2014 3:26:58 AM PST by snuffy smiff (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.)
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To: Libloather
but said he believes ObamaCare will be a boon to his campaign.

He's probably right. I'm guessing most of his constituents will now get subsided heath insurance.

12 posted on 01/01/2014 4:18:41 AM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: Libloather

Rangel will die in office.
Probably in 2020.


13 posted on 01/01/2014 5:23:08 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Libloather

Charlie Rangel knows his Harlem constituents, and he is probably right.

Obamacare will be a boon to him , because most of his Harlem Black constituents will either be getting free health care or big subsidies.

Old Charlie has no problem getting re-elected in his Community they all like an old thief who is getting over on “The Man”.


14 posted on 01/01/2014 5:39:44 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: Libloather

Shooting crap, blowing smoke - not much difference - they even have the reference to the a$$ word in common.


15 posted on 01/01/2014 5:40:57 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Libloather

No, Chuck, in your case it’s more like voting for crap.


16 posted on 01/01/2014 6:42:52 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Libloather; All

Does NY have a run-off if no candidate gets 50% in the Primary?


17 posted on 01/01/2014 4:43:00 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Libloather.

Charlie Rangel: The Tea Party “Cult” is Suffering from an “Illness”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3107240/posts

Jail survey: 7 in 10 felons register as Democrats
[the other three run for office as Democrats]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3107169/posts

Jail survey: Nearly 3/4 felons register as Democrats
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3107079/posts


18 posted on 01/01/2014 5:29:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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