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New York.ā€“ Democratic New York Congressman Charlie Rangel made a rather racially-charged remark about the main rival in his re-election bid during a debate Friday.

Rangel suggested his opponent in the Democratic primary, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, has accomplished little besides being from the Dominican Republic in a district with a large Latino population. 

Rangel brought up Espaillat's nationality after accusing the state senator of not having done "a darn thing" to raise the minimum wage. "I hope somewhere during this debate, ... [Espaillat] tries to share what the heck has he done besides saying he's a Dominican?" Rangel said.

One day after Rep. Charlie Rangel accused his leading rival of running a race-based campaign, Rev. Al Sharpton welcomed all three candidates to his National Action Network headquarters on Saturday morning, with a warning about the tone of the race.


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39 comment(s)
Written by: BASTA, 7 Jun 2014 5:14 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Right on Rangel- Kick his ass!
Written by: rokete, 7 Jun 2014 6:33 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL !! ))))

What goes around come around !
Time for the Black Caucus, to take a taste of their own medicine, for meddling in Dominican internal affairs, defending the Haitians in the wrong side of the island.
You have seen nothing yet, Dominicans vote too.
Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 7 Jun 2014 7:28 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Well Rokete...get the f of the island and go vote. You do nothing here other than post all day. Where is the money coming from? Russia????
Written by: Ricardolito, 7 Jun 2014 8:03 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
I cannot see anything racist in the remark it seems it is simply stating the obvious
Written by: Radar, 7 Jun 2014 8:06 PM
From: Dominican Republic

Racially- charged.? How so.?
Written by: anthonyC, 7 Jun 2014 8:29 PM
From: United States
"Rangel suggested his opponent in the Democratic primary, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, has accomplished little besides being from the Dominican Republic"

2 questions.

How is that Racially charged?

And how is Rangel wrong?


Written by: dreadlocks, 7 Jun 2014 9:00 PM
From: United States
i just found out that Dominican is a race....
Written by: laman00, 7 Jun 2014 9:42 PM
From: United States, Los Angeles CA
He has no bussiness bringing up this mans background thats was a cheapshot.
Written by: dreadlocks, 7 Jun 2014 9:59 PM
From: United States
says laman

Written by: laman00, 7 Jun 2014 9:42 PM
From: United States, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC bienvenidos a republica dominicana
He has no bussiness bringing up this mans background thats was a cheapshot.

welcome to the adult world of politics. there is no such thing as cheap shots in that game. it is not for the faint of heart.
Written by: anthonyC, 8 Jun 2014 12:23 AM
From: United States
Written by: laman00,

"He has no bussiness bringing up this mans background thats was a cheapshot."

He doesn't? Are you serious? Isn't that what the Democratic party all about?


Written by: laman00, 8 Jun 2014 12:38 AM
From: United States, Los Angeles CA
Democrat or republican i dont discriminate both they use the same tactic on minorities.
Written by: venganzaderafael, 8 Jun 2014 12:41 AM
From: United States
Rangel? He has accomplished little other than being black in a district with a large black population.

Hmm, how does that shoe fit? Some people would definitely take offence at this. PC however only applies to other races. You cant be a racist if you are black. Just ask the haitians.

Written by: rokete, 8 Jun 2014 1:00 AM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL !! ))))
PCMike ...

Remember ............... you don't count !!
Go back to your Canadian tundra !
Baffin island will do, and take some of your beloved Haitians (Masisi) with you !

De fuera vendran que nuestras casas nos echaran !

Unbeliavable, the nerve of cetain people ! You have not seen the last chapter yet, keep underestimating Dominicans, your surprise will come when you least expect it !
Written by: Ricardolito, 8 Jun 2014 6:37 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
rokete these are foul and unjustified words that use use against PCMike and he has a very good understanding of this country ..infact he writes , if I am not mistaken , as a person married for manyyears to a Dominican
so kindly remember that according to the comments most subscribers here it is in fact,YOu, that do not count
Written by: ny4life, 8 Jun 2014 6:57 AM
From: United States, Respect Dominican sovereignty. No fusion on the island of Hispanola.
Unacceptable remarks and desperation tactics from Rangel.
Written by: TuPapaupa2014, 8 Jun 2014 9:27 AM
From: United States, (((((roketa + blue105 + borderwall = SAME POSTER..BUSTED!!!. JAJAJAJAJA!)))))

Written by: rokete, 8 Jun 2014 1:00 AM

PCMike ...

Remember ............... you don't count !!
Go back to your Canadian tundra !
Baffin island will do, and take some of your beloved Haitians (Masisi) with you !

De fuera vendran que nuestra casa nos sacaran !

Unbeliavable, the nerve of cetain people ! You have not seen the last chapter yet, keep underestimating Dominicans, your surprise will come when you least expect it !
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roketaLaComeM, you are an idiot.

You love to paint Dominicans and the DR with a "perfect brush".........

What you fail to understand, because of your lack of education, is that because of Dominicans like you is that the country is not perfect.

You talk "tough" but carry a little stick.

Again, you are an embarrassment to ALL educated and decent Dominicans, dead or alive.
Written by: TuPapaupa2014, 8 Jun 2014 9:30 AM
From: United States, (((((roketa + blue105 + borderwall = SAME POSTER..BUSTED!!!. JAJAJAJAJA!)))))

Written by: Ricardolito, 8 Jun 2014 6:37 AM
From: Dominican Republic, calle A.Portes

rokete these are foul and unjustified words that use use against PCMike and he has a very good understanding of this country ..infact he writes , if I am not mistaken , as a person married for manyyears to a Dominican
so kindly remember that according to the comments most subscribers here it is in fact,YOu, that do not count
========

Don't pay much attention to rokAforbrain, he is a tough-wannabe.

There's a reason he is DT's Village Idiot.
Written by: goulart, 8 Jun 2014 9:36 AM
From: United States
Rangel father is portorican,in case you don't know.
Rangel is a SPANISH SURNAME.
Written by: dreadlocks, 8 Jun 2014 10:36 AM
From: United States
says goulart

Written by: goulart, 8 Jun 2014 9:36 AM
From: United States
Rangel father is portorican,in case you don't know.
Rangel is a SPANISH SURNAME.

why do you have to spoil the fun by bringing in FACTS?
Written by: tambora, 8 Jun 2014 10:59 AM
From: United States, June 6, 2014 - Josean translated the surname "Castillo" to "Castle." Proof that Josean LIES about being Dominican or even Hispanic!


@ goulart

Yes, Rangel is part Puerto Rican (apparently 1/2). And he only let that fact "slip" once his congressional district was redistricted to include more Latinos.
Written by: rokete, 8 Jun 2014 11:36 AM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL !! ))))


Ricardito

PCMike said himself in another tread, that he was queer. You are probably confusing PCMike with Gringorandy. They are not the same person. So much for defending his position on that issue. Canadians are the major advocates for the Hispaniola Fusion Agenda. They want to solve Haiti's problems, by shoving them into our Dominican poor, which are the most affected, by the Haitian invasion. Canadians have been sucking the riches of our country for decades. Falcondo, Barrick Gold, Falcombridge ring a bell ? Two Canadian companies are exploiting a Bauxite mines in Pedernales, Nova Mining and Sierra Bauxita, and exporting the goods from Cabo Rojo without supervision. That is what Canadians are doing expoiting our people, stealing our minerals, and contributing to the Haitian invasion, that are lowering Dominicans chances for survival in their own country. You don't need to agree with me, but don't get stupid and offended out of ignorance.


Written by: rokete, 8 Jun 2014 12:08 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL !! ))))
Cont ...


I know that my comments bother many people, because people hate to be told the truth,
with my kind of boldness, and proven facts.

Who do I believe, the facts,
or the ignorant idiots shooting nonsense out of their mouths ?
Written by: TuPapaupa2014, 8 Jun 2014 1:02 PM
From: United States, (((((roketa + blue105 + borderwall = SAME POSTER..BUSTED!!!. JAJAJAJAJA!)))))

Written by: rokete, 8 Jun 2014 12:08 PM

I know that my comments bother many people, because people hate to be told the truth,
with my kind of boldness, and proven facts.

Who do I believe, the facts,
or the ignorant idiots shooting nonsense out of their mouths ?
=============

JAJAJAJAJAJA...this idiot belongs in a mental institution....

PET, don't flatter yourself..........people here do NOT get mad at the nonsense you say......

Rather, they feel sorry and embarrassed for you........

Sorry because the crap you say make no sense whatsoever............and

Embarrassed because they we can't believe you belong to the human race.
Written by: rokete, 8 Jun 2014 1:04 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL !! ))))

Speak of the devil !!

Same Ignorant idiots shooting nonsense out of their mouths !
Written by: TuPapaupa2014, 8 Jun 2014 1:09 PM
From: United States, (((((roketa + blue105 + borderwall = SAME POSTER..BUSTED!!!. JAJAJAJAJA!)))))

Written by: rokete, 8 Jun 2014 1:04 PM

Speak of the devil !!

Same Ignorant idiots shooting nonsense out of their mouths !
==========

FAKE, hitting the bottle already?.

When are you going to play Polo, Nacho Figueras?.
Written by: tambora, 8 Jun 2014 1:53 PM
From: United States, June 6, 2014 - Josean translated the surname "Castillo" to "Castle." Proof that Josean LIES about being Dominican or even Hispanic!

While I agree that "racially-charged" is the wrong term to use as the comment was more "ethnically-charged," prejudiced, and biased. Rangel should have been out of office a LONG time ago.

Especially after he was censured for ethics violations. Rangel failed to report taxable income on his Dominican properties, rented Harlem apartments below market rate, and used a rent-stabilized apartment as a campaign office.

Others have left Congress over lesser offenses such as Congressman Anthony Weiner over his sexting scandal (which I agree was foolish of Congressman Weiner).
Written by: PatDiamond, 8 Jun 2014 6:16 PM
From: Botswana, La reconnaissance est une lachete'
Yes Rangel is part Porto Rican (apparently 1/2 ) and he only let that fact slip once his district was redisttricted to ito include more Latino

------------------------
Yes he is no Adam Clayton Powell but in the age of google and Wiki was that that his double secret ?
BTW still waiting for that PDF from Danilo in regard to his ramification of that ruling ?
Written by: tambora, 8 Jun 2014 6:28 PM
From: United States, June 6, 2014 - Josean translated the surname "Castillo" to "Castle." Proof that Josean LIES about being Dominican or even Hispanic!


Charlie Rangel has been a U.S. Congressman since before I was born. He's been in office since 1971. This is BEFORE the "age of Google and Wiki." Rangel had been in office DECADES before people even had e-mail accounts.

Even Rangel's own wife did not initially know he was half Puerto Rican. This fact came out YEARS after he was in office -- and conveniently after redistricting.
Written by: Ricardolito, 8 Jun 2014 6:48 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
PC Mike is not gay ,,he is married or has a Dominican novia and he knows the east of the country very well and up to date has written without directly insulting anyone.. But having read the contributions of rokete , I can understand why PC mike has lashed out at him ..
Rokete you seem to have made more enemies here quicker than any one else ever has and it is sad that you can not see that more often than not a subject has more than one angle and that it it is informative to read the other angle and not react insultingly to it ,
Hatred is one of the most eviil and unhealthy of sins and you seem to have it in abundance
Written by: tambora, 8 Jun 2014 6:54 PM
From: United States, June 6, 2014 - Josean translated the surname "Castillo" to "Castle." Proof that Josean LIES about being Dominican or even Hispanic!

@PatDiamond

I am guessing you meant Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and NOT Adam Clayton Powell IV. The politician (Powell IV) was no shining example either.
Written by: dreadlocks, 8 Jun 2014 7:35 PM
From: United States
Ricardolito, rokete is just a mental defective. no need to upbraid him. just pity him. that will suffice.
Written by: rokete, 8 Jun 2014 9:45 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL !! ))))

Ricardito ...

I am not in this tread to make friends nor foes. I am here like everyone else does in expressing their convictions and opinions. As far as PCMike. If he is queer or not that is for him to attend. However, why is he claiming to be gay if he is not ? As far as Hate, you are wrong. I don't hate anyone. I have my own views of things. I make my remarks often about Haitians, because unlike some posters here, I see the solution to Haitian problems within Haiti.The Dominican Republic is not the solution to Haitian problems. I know that my comments bother many people, because people hate to be told the truth, with my kind of boldness, and proven facts. Who do I believe, the facts, or those shooting nonsense out of their mouths ? Common sence says:

Dominicans over here, haitians over there, case closed.

Good fences makes good neighbors !!

Written by: TuPapaupa2014, 8 Jun 2014 11:15 PM
From: United States, (((((roketa + blue105 + borderwall = SAME POSTER..BUSTED!!!. JAJAJAJAJA!)))))

Written by: Ricardolito, 8 Jun 2014 6:48 PM
From: Dominican Republic, calle A.Portes

PC Mike is not gay ,,he is married or has a Dominican novia and he knows the east of the country very well and up to date has written without directly insulting anyone.. But having read the contributions of rokete , I can understand why PC mike has lashed out at him ..
Rokete you seem to have made more enemies here quicker than any one else ever has and it is sad that you can not see that more often than not a subject has more than one angle and that it it is informative to read the other angle and not react insultingly to it ,
Hatred is one of the most eviil and unhealthy of sins and you seem to have it in abundance
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The last person, here, who should call people "gay" is roketaLaCuero...........

After all, the loser whines like a little girl......AND has a crush on Polo player Nacho Figueras.
Written by: TuPapaupa2014, 8 Jun 2014 11:17 PM
From: United States, (((((roketa + blue105 + borderwall = SAME POSTER..BUSTED!!!. JAJAJAJAJA!)))))

Written by: dreadlocks, 8 Jun 2014 7:35 PM
From: United States

Ricardolito, rokete is just a mental defective. no need to upbraid him. just pity him. that will suffice.
========

Don't forget that he is the most ignorant thing on the face of the earth...........and an embarrassment to all decent and educated Dominicans.
Written by: rokete, 8 Jun 2014 11:30 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL !! ))))


Todavia hablando de los Haitianos ??
Written by: TuPapaupa2014, 8 Jun 2014 11:37 PM
From: United States, (((((roketa + blue105 + borderwall = SAME POSTER..BUSTED!!!. JAJAJAJAJA!)))))

Not like before, roketaLittle girl............after I started kicking your jediondo, you stopped calling them all those horrific names you used to call them.

Now, tell us, are you still in love with Nacho Figueras, cuerito?.
Written by: dreadlocks, 9 Jun 2014 12:38 PM
From: United States
most likely he has done nothing wrong, yes. he had better distance himself from his fellow Dominican , State Assemblyman Nelson Castro, who is one of the biggest slimeballs in New York, and who owed the city 9000 dollars in unpaid parking tickets in 2010...
Written by: goulart, 10 Jun 2014 7:58 AM
From: United States
This racial politics is baffling.
When CLAYTON POWELL was studying at COLGATE ,he had to tell some of his friends that he was BLACK.
There is this episode about the passage of the ENGLISH PHILOSOPHER BERTRAND RUSSEL in NEW YORK.
He wanted to meet this black politician ,he heard a lot about.
FIORELLO LA GUARDIA who he has never met invited him to meet ADAM CLAYTON POWELL .
LA GUARDIA was sitting with POWELL when RUSSEL came.
He went straight to LA GUARDIA that he mistook for the BLACK MAN.
LA GUARDIA the ITALIAN appeared blacker than CLAYTON POWELL.
Written by: gomas, 10 Jun 2014 8:57 PM
From: Dominican Republic, puerto plata
Rangel is a big crook and should be in Jail. Look at his past. he is a crappy American, very bad morals.
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