Skip to comments.(Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel rap urges voters to turn out for Harlem's 'Original Gangster'
Posted on 06/24/2014 2:23:24 AM PDT by Libloather
Facing the toughest reelection fight of his career against primary challenger state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has turned to unconventional measures to get out the vote ahead of Tuesdays primary.
Hes seen as vulnerable in part because of his age and long tenure in office, but the congressman has taken steps quite literally, at times, dance steps to dispel any notion that hes unhip or out of touch.
This weekend, he danced to the Wobble after being endorsed by a founding member of the Fugees at an event that also featured a customized rap about the congressman.
And now his campaign is driving a sound truck around the district, blasting a trap-style rap written by a supporter telling Harlem voters if you go and vote, you go and vote for the Rangel.
The 3-minute-long rap features autobiographical details one lyric explains that at 16 he worked a lotta low-paying jobs so he knows what means just to be poor and anthemic endorsements, like the lyric that calls him a stand-up guy ... hes super fly, if you Democrat, thats the guy and the [Original Gangster] next to my pop.
Rangels base of support is in predominantly black Harlem, and hes kicked his get-out-the-vote efforts in the area into high gear.
The Dominican-born Espaillat is counting on the Hispanic population, which now makes up a slight majority of the district and is consolidated in the center and northern parts of the district, to turn out after falling just over 1,000 votes short against Rangel in 2012.
A poll out last week showed Rangel with a double-digit lead, but the outcome of the expected low-turnout election is difficult to predict.
Time for Mr.Bro Rangels to prove he’s as good at cheating elections as he is with the taxes. Dance Chalie dance.
PS.. Barcky dissed him with the non-endorsement too, ehehehehehe.
Another crook who belongs in jail. It’s way past time to move on him and stow him away for a long time.
Charlie just be stickin it to da man. Know whut ah mean?
He should not talk about the Fugees. Their groups name has been forever dirtied by one of the song writers. This one songwriter was judged guilty of incestous acts with his four daughters. These acts resulted in rapes and subsequent pregnancies.
Sorry, but Harlem’s original gangster was not Charlie Rangel; it was Adam Clayton Powell whom Charlie Rangel defeated a looooooong time ago.
I happened to catch a glimpse of CNN this morning and the anchorman said Rangel was running in a tight race, and that rangel told voters “no matter what this would be the last time he stands for election”. I thought to myself, who would vote for a guy who tells you in advance he is going to quit?
Sounded like a losing campaign strategy to me.
“Vote for me one more time, for old times sake”? LOL. I guess the new guy should win.