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RANGEL: OBAMA SHOULD 'WATCH HIS BACK' IN HARLEM
nypost.com ^ | May 30, 2009 | Post staff

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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1 posted on 05/30/2009 4:26:31 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“...they wouldn’t know if he was president of the United States,”
Charlie, don’t ya think they should since they voted for him?


2 posted on 05/30/2009 4:30:13 PM PDT by duckman (Jesus I trust in You. Mary take over)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


3 posted on 05/30/2009 4:30:42 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


4 posted on 05/30/2009 4:31:14 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If a white politician had said this about his neighborhood, the Secret Service would have him locked down for the duration of the “administration.”


5 posted on 05/30/2009 4:32:37 PM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lincoln went to the theatre.


6 posted on 05/30/2009 4:32:50 PM PDT by djf (Man up!! Don't be a FReeloader!! Make a donation today!)
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To: djf

“Other than that,how was the play, Michelle?”


7 posted on 05/30/2009 4:34:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“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.

See? Simple.


8 posted on 05/30/2009 4:35:19 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Too bad there aren’t thousands of protesters holding (cardboard) shovels demanding to know where all the promised “shovel ready jobs” are.


9 posted on 05/30/2009 4:36:09 PM PDT by Gator113 (Weak-coward-racist-white hating-lying-traitor= Surrender Monkey in Chief-B. Hussein Obama...)
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To: duckman
Charlie, don’t ya think they should since they voted for him?

More than once, they did. Especially the Acorn members.

10 posted on 05/30/2009 4:36:35 PM PDT by meyer (Obama is to the USA as Mugabe is to Zimbabwe.)
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To: Nosterrex

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.


11 posted on 05/30/2009 4:38:21 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

There is truly only a handful, but Rangel is one of those few that keeps the “N” word alive.


12 posted on 05/30/2009 4:39:02 PM PDT by Gator113 (Weak-coward-racist-white hating-lying-traitor= Surrender Monkey in Chief-B. Hussein Obama...)
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To: ataDude

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.


13 posted on 05/30/2009 4:39:07 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego
the cops there might confuse the president with random black men on the street

The dems would welcome who ever said and embrace them?

14 posted on 05/30/2009 4:39:21 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (zer0 is doing to capitalism what Kennedy did to health care)
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To: Revolting cat!

Lol!

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.


15 posted on 05/30/2009 4:41:08 PM PDT by djf (Man up!! Don't be a FReeloader!! Make a donation today!)
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To: Nosterrex
...black on black crime far exceeds any shootings by the police...

By about a thousand to one. Or more.

16 posted on 05/30/2009 4:44:06 PM PDT by GOPJ (To a community organizer, every citizen looks like a victim entitled to someone else's money-Philbin)
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To: djf

So did Pee Wee Herman


17 posted on 05/30/2009 4:44:08 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

Arghhh!!!

Let’s not go there!!
ROFL!

I think that was one of those “Off Broadway” productions.
Way, way off!


18 posted on 05/30/2009 4:47:00 PM PDT by djf (Man up!! Don't be a FReeloader!! Make a donation today!)
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To: shibumi

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


19 posted on 05/30/2009 4:47:38 PM PDT by joejm65
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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?


20 posted on 05/30/2009 4:50:49 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


21 posted on 05/30/2009 4:50:49 PM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How much did this trip cost the taxpayer?

Would it have been cheaper to bring the play to the White House with audience?


22 posted on 05/30/2009 4:52:42 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (If you are in a concentration camp and nobody knows you are there, are you really there?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I would say you understand perfectly.


23 posted on 05/30/2009 4:52:52 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
There's nothing like a tragic police shooting to bring a guffaw out of Rep. Charlie Rangel.

I'm not a big fan of LEOs in general, but I fail to see anything to "guffaw" about.

24 posted on 05/30/2009 5:04:30 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With that tax-cheating Rangel still in office we all need to watch our backs.


25 posted on 05/30/2009 5:46:25 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Putin warned Obama not to pursue Marxism. Obama has ignored him.)
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To: Gator113

A handful?? Must be the biggest hand in the world.


26 posted on 05/30/2009 6:04:27 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gee, zero didn’t like it so much when a “typical white person”, his grandmother, essentially said the same thing.


27 posted on 05/30/2009 6:18:57 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: depressed in 06

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?


28 posted on 05/30/2009 6:23:50 PM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is Clinton working in his office tonight?


29 posted on 05/30/2009 6:29:24 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: bushbuddy

The hardest thing HOwdy DObie has to do is look from side to side at TOTUS, he can’t need rest and relaxation.


30 posted on 05/30/2009 6:41:29 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (If you are in a concentration camp and nobody knows you are there, are you really there?)
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To: Aria
Gee, zero didn’t like it so much when a “typical white person”, his grandmother, essentially said the same thing.

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.

31 posted on 05/30/2009 6:59:59 PM PDT by saquin
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To: saquin

oh...ok.

thanks for the clarification.


32 posted on 05/30/2009 7:20:33 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What is Wrangle saying about Harlem? Where is the “Thats Racist!!!” image loop when you need it?


33 posted on 05/30/2009 7:26:55 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Magnum44

34 posted on 05/30/2009 7:34:00 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


35 posted on 05/30/2009 7:35:32 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (The plan... 0 in power for life. At least that's what they told him.)
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To: rdl6989

He’sssss baaaaaaack!


36 posted on 05/30/2009 7:36:25 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (The plan... 0 in power for life. At least that's what they told him.)
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To: Magnum44
What is Wrangle saying about Harlem? Where is the “Thats Racist!!!” image loop when you need it?

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.

37 posted on 05/30/2009 7:37:52 PM PDT by saquin
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To: djf

I heard they’d re-opened the Ford Theatre: wonder if ol’ Big Ears will be going there?


38 posted on 05/30/2009 7:50:34 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
Image and video hosting by TinyPic "Right back at ya, Charlie."

39 posted on 05/30/2009 7:53:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How many dead African Americans would there be if the police weren’t there?


40 posted on 05/30/2009 7:55:56 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Harlem couldn’t be any more unsafe than the streets of Chicago where more peoople are murdered each day than in Iraq.


41 posted on 05/30/2009 7:58:49 PM PDT by South40 (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its Idiot.)
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To: shibumi

Maybe we should all become .....!


42 posted on 05/30/2009 8:25:40 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: depressed in 06

Scare Force One trial run was about $390,000.00


43 posted on 05/30/2009 8:30:01 PM PDT by Sir Beowolf ("We The People")
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To: Gator113

44 posted on 05/30/2009 8:32:55 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Nice contrast and compare. I was never so talented......


45 posted on 05/30/2009 9:12:21 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


46 posted on 05/30/2009 9:26:43 PM PDT by Emile ("In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind" -- Louis Pasteur)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rangel never passes up an opportunity to slam whitey.


47 posted on 05/30/2009 9:50:05 PM PDT by TheThinker (America doesn't have a president. It has a usurper.)
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To: duckman

“...they wouldn’t know if he was president of the United States,”
Charlie, don’t 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.


48 posted on 05/30/2009 9:54:53 PM PDT by CommieCutter (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/ht/qt/3013_08.html)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

For some, with age, comes wisdom.

with others..

Wellllll,

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!


49 posted on 05/30/2009 9:57:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: All; Free ThinkerNY
From the website of the Workers World Party:

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With his leadership [Kim Il Sung], the Korean people defeated the Japanese colonial occupation and soon after brought about the first defeat of the U.S. imperialist military machine. ...

Workers World Party values our close, comradely relations with the Workers Party of Korea very highly. We are proud to have known Kim Il Sung as a great leader and a comrade in the international communist movement. ..."

With comradely solidarity, Sam Marcy Chairperson, Workers World Party" (1994):
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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

Source for the photos: Workers World Party website (workers.org)
http://www.workers.org/march19/index2.html

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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.
http://www.pslweb.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=11315

50 posted on 05/30/2009 10:17:56 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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