Skip to comments.RANGEL: OBAMA SHOULD 'WATCH HIS BACK' IN HARLEM
Posted on 05/30/2009 4:26:31 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
There's nothing like a tragic police shooting to bring a guffaw out of Rep. Charlie Rangel.
The veteran Harlem pol quipped that even President Obama, in town here for a Broadway show, should watch his back.
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“...they wouldn’t know if he was president of the United States,”
Charlie, don’t ya think they should since they voted for him?
the truth is that black on black crime far exceeds any shootings by the police. BO would get his black rear end kicked by some gangstas in Harlem. He better be thankful that some honky cop is protecting him.
Can you believe Rangel? I get beyond shocked sometimes at what some people say. The cops in New York would not know that he was president? They would think he’s just another random black man in the streets? And that they shoot first and ask questions later?????
Let’s do the reversal rule here. What would the reaction be if a white Republican political leader said that Obama needs to watch his back in the Repbulican’s hometown because the cops there might confuse the president with random black men on the street, and that the cops in the Republican’s hometown shoot black men first and ask questions later? Can you imagine the uproar that would follow such comments? Yet Rangel can say this and it’s news for five minutes and then it goes away. Amazing. I never know what the criteria are for how to judge situations.
If a white politician had said this about his neighborhood, the Secret Service would have him locked down for the duration of the “administration.”
Lincoln went to the theatre.
“Other than that,how was the play, Michelle?”
“I never know what the criteria are for how to judge situations.”
Easy. If it comes out of a liberal’s mouth, it’s all good.
If it comes from a conservative, it’s racist.
Too bad there aren’t thousands of protesters holding (cardboard) shovels demanding to know where all the promised “shovel ready jobs” are.
More than once, they did. Especially the Acorn members.
Rangel was making a very bad joke about a white cop who accidentially shot an off duty black cop who was chasing a car robbery suspect.
There is truly only a handful, but Rangel is one of those few that keeps the “N” word alive.
I think I’m catching on. Liberals and conservatives are judged differently.
So if Sonya Sotomayer (sp?) is a member of a minority group and grew up in poverty and grew up to be a judge, and a Supreme Court nominee, then we can be inspired by her life story.
But if Clarence Thomas is a member of minority group, and grew up in poverty, and grew up to be a judge, and a Supreme Court nominee, then we are NOT inspired by his life story. And there’s not only no inspiration from his story, but in fact the liberals want to destroy him through the worst character assassination methods possible.
The dems would welcome who ever said and embrace them?
Well, not really. You know, love the guy or hate him, if I (or any large number of Freepers, I’m sure) saw some character with a gun pointed at Zero, well, we’d have to do some serious butt kicking and put the jerk out of business.
It is the Presidency. He is the President.
That, by itself, is way, way bigger than Charlie and his poor whining, his limited view of the world, his race baiting. What a narrow minded way to live a life. Sad.
By about a thousand to one. Or more.
So did Pee Wee Herman
Let’s not go there!!
I think that was one of those “Off Broadway” productions.
Way, way off!
If you or I had made this ‘watch your back’ comment, we would expect a little visit from the SS. Still, Rangel speaks from ‘life experience’, right? He’d make a good Supreme Court justice! /s
Funny, If I posted that the bama should watch his back” anywhere, I’d be visited by the Secret Service.
Anyone know if they have visited Charlie yet?
B O said he wanted to get other nations to like us again. Looks more like they’re gonna’ be laughing at us. Our federal government is looking more and more like a laughingstock.
How much did this trip cost the taxpayer?
Would it have been cheaper to bring the play to the White House with audience?
I would say you understand perfectly.
I'm not a big fan of LEOs in general, but I fail to see anything to "guffaw" about.
With that tax-cheating Rangel still in office we all need to watch our backs.
A handful?? Must be the biggest hand in the world.
Gee, zero didn’t like it so much when a “typical white person”, his grandmother, essentially said the same thing.
I was thinking the same thing. I don’t suppose Obambi had Air Force One buzz the Statue of Liberty do you? Does this guy do anything other than goof off on the taxpayer dime and make nonsensical speeches?
Is Clinton working in his office tonight?
The hardest thing HOwdy DObie has to do is look from side to side at TOTUS, he can’t need rest and relaxation.
Um, you don't get it. Rangel isn't talking about black on black crime or being afraid of black men on the street. Precisely the opposite. He's talking about an incident that just happened in Harlem where a black off-duty NYPD officer was shot by another NYPD officer (white). Rangel is making the inference that no black man, even the President, is safe from the cops on the streets of Harlem.
thanks for the clarification.
What is Wrangle saying about Harlem? Where is the “Thats Racist!!!” image loop when you need it?
BS We know how much security/$$$$$ surround that chicken*%$#. They would be lucky to get a peek at him. But, hey he can afford it. The dumbazzez gave him a blank check to spend til he drops.
Again, read the article. I realize the rest of the country may not know about this story but it's the top story right now in NY. Rangel is not making a remark about Harlem being dangerous because it's full of black people. He's making the inference that even the Pres. is not safe from white police officers. He's making a remark about the NYPD, not about Harlem.
I heard they’d re-opened the Ford Theatre: wonder if ol’ Big Ears will be going there?
How many dead African Americans would there be if the police weren’t there?
Harlem couldn’t be any more unsafe than the streets of Chicago where more peoople are murdered each day than in Iraq.
Maybe we should all become .....!
Scare Force One trial run was about $390,000.00
Nice contrast and compare. I was never so talented......
AIRC, sometime during the Xlinton years, some NC congressperson (maybe Jesse Helms, but I don’t remember) suggested that Xlinton might want to watch himself if he came to Fort Bragg. The MSM was all over this for better part of a week. Let’s compare the MSM reaction to this comment by Charlie. Bet the reaction won’t approach the stink they made back then.
Rangel never passes up an opportunity to slam whitey.
...they wouldnt know if he was president of the United States,
Charlie, dont ya think they should since they voted for him?
What a double slap! They’re stupid and racist against their own kind, Rangel?
They don’t know a lot thanks to politicians like you that have kept them playing the role of victim. You’re a disgrace.
For some, with age, comes wisdom.
If one look at a great many that hold public offices in
New York, one has to wonder why? but then, I’m here in California where the Gub thinks Obama is groovy... and tho he hasn’t said it yet publicly, I’m sure he thinks Sotomayor is Hot Hot Hot too!
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Photo of Charlie Rangel at the podium of a March 19th, 2005 Workers World Party/Troops Out Now rally in Harlem, New York. The occasion marked the 2nd anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. The photo comes from the ("We are proud to have known Kim Il Sung as a great leader and a comrade in the international communist movement. ...") Workers World Party website.
Also appearing at this "peace" rally with the demonRat Charlie Rangel, now chairman of The House Ways and Means Committee, were Saddam Hussein lawyer, Ramsey Clark and convicted terrorist enabler/attorney, Lynne Stewart. Clark, with Workers World Party, started up that other 'peace' group, A.N.S.W.E.R. Clark also heads the International Action Center and was actually once Attorney General of the United States under democrat LBJ. -etl
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Note: A.N.S.W.E.R. is now officially controlled by the Party for Socialism and Liberation. They are an offshoot of Workers World Party. The David Corn article below is from 2002.