Skip to comments.Rangel predicts 'rough' reelection fight ("itís like shooting crap")
Posted on 01/01/2014 12:44:52 AM PST by Libloather
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) predicted hell face a rough fight for reelection this cycle, but said he believes ObamaCare will be a boon to his campaign.
Its going to be a rough one, but, you know, its like shooting crap. Either you win or you lose; you just cant 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. Hes likely to face a contentious primary fight from state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, whom supporters believe is well-poised to take advantage of the districts 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 laws rollout are making a great moral mistake.
[The laws 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.
Says the tax cheat.
Does he mean “shooting craps?” Like the game? Rangel is like crap.
Shooting crap sounds messy, and smelly.
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.
“Shooting Crap” = Democrat speech.
Yes, just like him.
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.
...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
The jokes just write themselves.
He's probably right. I'm guessing most of his constituents will now get subsided heath insurance.
Rangel will die in office.
Probably in 2020.
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”.
Shooting crap, blowing smoke - not much difference - they even have the reference to the a$$ word in common.
No, Chuck, in your case it’s more like voting for crap.
Does NY have a run-off if no candidate gets 50% in the Primary?
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