Rangel Raises Off Local Signage

Congressman Charlie Rangel emailed a picture of this local church sign today, as evidence that even his staunchly Democratic district isn’t immune to the national mood.

“If you think extremism is non-existent in Harlem, look again: This signage is at 124th Street and Lenox Avenue, in Harlem,” he wrote in a fundraising pitch.

The sign reads: “THE BLOOD OF JESUS AGAINST OBAMA / HISTORY MADE 4 NOV 2008 A TALIBAN MUSLIM ILLEGALLY ELECTED PRESIDENT USA: HUSSEIN.”

The email also mentions that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has endorsed Rangel’s Republican opponent, Michel Faulkner.

Here’s the full email:

As we head into the final homestretch, I want you to know that your support has been invaluable in my race to victory on Election Day! With just one month left to go, I need you every step of the way to help me succeed in November.

If the GOP and its extreme candidates take over Congress this fall, they have made it pretty clear what they’ll do: they’ll try to repeal healthcare reform, phase out fundamental programs like Social Security and Medicare, and thwart the progress of everything President Obama and the Democratic Congress have been fighting for.

You may think our district is safe from GOP threats and my seat is now secure: think again: The reality is I have not won the election yet, and I too am vulnerable until the results come in at the polls.

If you think extremism is non-existent in Harlem, look again: This signage is at 124th Street and Lenox Avenue, in Harlem.

Even Newt Gingrich is getting into the race, and recently endorsed my Republican opponent.

You’ve been generous with your financial support so far– but I need you to continue to donate $10, $25, $50, $100, or whatever you can to help me stand by the President and fight the good fight to uphold the Democratic principles.

Thanks so much for all you do for our team, our district, and for our country.

Rangel Raises Off Local Signage