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Rangel: Cheney Needs A Psychological Test
NY1 ^ | October 28, 2005 | The Politich ItCH

Posted on 10/29/2005 1:04:23 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative

Congressman Charles Rangel is stepping up his attacks on Vice President Dick Cheney, saying he should take a psychological test if he wants to stay in office.

The congressman was reacting to the indictment and resignation of Cheney's chief-of-state, Lewis Scooter Libby, in connection to a federal probe of who released the identity of a CIA officer's name to the media.

In the last two months, Rangel has questioned whether Cheney is healthy enough to stay in office...while Cheney has said Rangel is quote, losing it.

"Suppose I was to challenge the Vice President on your show and say if you're not mentally ill why don't you take a test and show the American people you're up to it," Rangel said on Friday's Road To City Hall. "And guess what? He's been out of town ever since we said that. Ever since we discussed this he's left town ... It's not enough when you’re sick to say that you're not sick. That's what you call denial. It just seems to me since he's challenged me on my age that I should challenge him on his ability to be able to function properly."


TOPICS: Government; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 109th; cheney; mentalillness; moonbat; projection; rangel
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1 posted on 10/29/2005 1:04:24 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

Well, since Charlie's about ten, eleven years older, I think he should be a good sport and take one first.


2 posted on 10/29/2005 1:07:40 PM PDT by RichInOC (It's good to be the king...but it's great to be a Dick.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Rangel is a moron.


3 posted on 10/29/2005 1:08:23 PM PDT by CAWats (I don't have any confidence in my ability to fail - Kenneth Copeland)
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To: West Coast Conservative

As THE senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus, I wonder if it Rankles Rangel that he has zero influence on Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid? He just sputters at Cheney like a skid row bum.


4 posted on 10/29/2005 1:09:14 PM PDT by evolved_rage
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To: West Coast Conservative
The Huffington blog is bound to take interest in this. Probably will use their in-house expert in such inquiries, David Frum.
5 posted on 10/29/2005 1:09:38 PM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: West Coast Conservative

The only test needed here is for that mega-corrupt demogogue Rangel, one of the biggest thieves and bribe takers in the House. We can start with tests for sobriety and dementia.


7 posted on 10/29/2005 1:10:11 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: West Coast Conservative
Consider that Rangel would be the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee should the Dems win back the House. That should be enough to keep you up Halloween night.
8 posted on 10/29/2005 1:13:04 PM PDT by Tarpon
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To: West Coast Conservative
They hate Cheney because when he speaks he comes off as a level-headed, capable, experienced, extremely well-educated adult. The moonbats don't have a real, live adult among them. In the political scheme, they are nothing but immature, troublemaking kids. If it weren't for the MSM constantly obfuscating reality, the vast majority of Americans would understand this.
9 posted on 10/29/2005 1:16:46 PM PDT by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Meanwhile, the spineless GOP stays quiet, head in the sand lil spineless jellyfish. Another day, another slap into the face of a Republican is met with cowardly silence.

When push comes to shove, real men defend their honor, the GOP pussies (CHENEY included) hide in the corner and shiver. The Dems are steamrolling them along with the RINOs, and Bush and Cheney sit in the dark. How many more indictments on politically trumped up charges will the GOP get whacked with before they say enough is enough.

I've been listening to the GOP girlie-men too long, they will not get one dime from me. This conservative is no longer a Republican.


10 posted on 10/29/2005 1:18:33 PM PDT by wrathof59 ("to the Everlasting Glory of the Infantry".........Robert A Heinlein)
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To: West Coast Conservative

For some reason, Charlie Rangel calling anyone's sanity into question seems so inappropriate...


11 posted on 10/29/2005 1:19:52 PM PDT by JRios1968 ("Cogito, ergo FReep": I think, therefore I FReep.)
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To: JennysCool
Of course, in addition to all you said...Cheney has things going for him that Rangel doesn't, and that REALLY pisses him off...

Good Ol Dick Cheney...:)


12 posted on 10/29/2005 1:20:00 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: JennysCool
Of course, in addition to all you said...Cheney has things going for him that Rangel doesn't, and that REALLY pisses him off...

Good Ol Dick Cheney...:)


13 posted on 10/29/2005 1:20:34 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Rangel says this about every white boy that won't kiss his butt and stuff money in his pockets. People that vote for bigots like Rangel aren't really Americans. They're just freeloaders.


14 posted on 10/29/2005 1:20:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We Gave Peace A Chance. It Didn't Work Out. Search keyword: 09-11-01.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Rangle would have to stand up a thousand times to make a Cheney shadow. This race-baiting, gutter rat doesn't even have the sense to keep his stupid mouth shut. Like the rest of the Black Caucus -- which should be renamed "THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK RACISTS".

Absolute stupidity and corruption.


15 posted on 10/29/2005 1:20:46 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: wrathof59
Meanwhile, the spineless GOP stays quiet, head in the sand lil spineless jellyfish. Another day, another slap into the face of a Republican is met with cowardly silence.

When push comes to shove, real men defend their honor, the GOP pussies (CHENEY included) hide in the corner and shiver. The Dems are steamrolling them along with the RINOs, and Bush and Cheney sit in the dark. How many more indictments on politically trumped up charges will the GOP get whacked with before they say enough is enough.

Elequently put, and so true. It is THE reason I have never registered as a coward Republican.

16 posted on 10/29/2005 1:21:29 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Peace Begins in the Womb)
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To: West Coast Conservative
This is a serious problem. The real target is not Cheney, but Bush.

They are trying to isolate him by marginalizing Cheney

Rove has to maintain a low profile because of the Plame investigation and indictments.

Cheney is being painted a a diminished V.P.

They are painting Bush into a corner for some reason

17 posted on 10/29/2005 1:21:34 PM PDT by Popman (In politics, ideas are more important than individuals.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Rangel reminds be of the mob boss in the Dirty Harry film Sudden Impact who keels over dead at his daughter's wedding when Harry busts into the party, strolls up to his table, and reels off a few things he and his wedding party didn't want to hear.
18 posted on 10/29/2005 1:22:04 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: West Coast Conservative
"Congressman Charles Rangel is stepping up his attacks on Vice President Dick Cheney, saying he should take a psychological test if he wants to stay in office."

Cheney does not need a psychological test, but Rangel needs psychological counseling.

19 posted on 10/29/2005 1:22:22 PM PDT by defenderSD (What do Bush, Blair, Aznar, and Berlusconi know about Saddam's regime that Democrats don't know?)
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To: Popman

It's not a serious problem. The serious problems are in that quagmire inside Rangel's brain.


20 posted on 10/29/2005 1:23:46 PM PDT by defenderSD (What do Bush, Blair, Aznar, and Berlusconi know about Saddam's regime that Democrats don't know?)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Why does he keep saying this crap ... he's 10 YEARS OLDER than Cheney.


21 posted on 10/29/2005 1:26:37 PM PDT by ianschwartz
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To: West Coast Conservative

First, a drug test for Rangel.


22 posted on 10/29/2005 1:28:48 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (There's nothing sarcastic in this post. Sure there isn't. Not one bit.)
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To: wrathof59; Jeff Chandler
When push comes to shove, real men defend their honor

Come on guys. Nobody pays any attention to what Charlie Rangel says. He's an eccentric, much like Calypso Louie.

It's like Al Franken's attacks on Limbaugh. Nobody pays any attention to those either. But they certainly would if Rush acknowledged them.

Some things and people are best ignored, and ole dumb Rangel is one of them.

23 posted on 10/29/2005 1:28:48 PM PDT by sinkspur (Trust, but vilify.)
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To: wrathof59
Sadly, you're 100 percent correct. What the RNC--or one of their donors--needs to do is hire some top drawer private investigators and put them on Rangel. It wouldn't take too much digging or surveillance to nail this sleaze ball.
24 posted on 10/29/2005 1:29:21 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Pot...kettle...black


25 posted on 10/29/2005 1:29:31 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: RichInOC
My initial thoughts exactly. Who is Charlie Wrangell to suggest when any body needs Psychological testing? That is like the pot calling the kettle black. No mixed metaphor intended, but if you like .............
26 posted on 10/29/2005 1:29:31 PM PDT by ImpBill (Nothing More!)
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To: defenderSD
Rangel is one of the few dems who can just about say anything and get away with it regardless how ridiculous or inane. His constitutes don't hold him accountable.

There is more here than Rangel being a moronic old fart.

There is a strategy at play here.

27 posted on 10/29/2005 1:29:43 PM PDT by Popman (In politics, ideas are more important than individuals.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Cheney can submit to one after this fellow and
the hundreds-odd other associates of Rangel do...

28 posted on 10/29/2005 1:31:17 PM PDT by mikrofon (The DOCTOR is OUT)
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To: West Coast Conservative; All

I think the dems are terrified that Cheney will run for president - even though Cheney says he will not.

The reason is .. if Cheney were to run - Hillary's campaign is dead upon arrival.


29 posted on 10/29/2005 1:32:24 PM PDT by CyberAnt (I BELIEVE CONGRESSMAN WELDON!)
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To: FormerACLUmember
We can start with tests for sobriety and dementia.

With Rangel I'd start with a polygraph test.

30 posted on 10/29/2005 1:32:53 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (Don't make the mistake of interpreting my Civility as Servility)
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To: West Coast Conservative
...saying he should take a psychological test if he wants to stay in office.

......

Do I need to explain it?

31 posted on 10/29/2005 1:33:46 PM PDT by Itzlzha ("The avalanche has already started...it is too late for the pebbles to vote")
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To: West Coast Conservative

Sewer pipe to garden hose, "You are dirty!"


32 posted on 10/29/2005 1:34:52 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (I'll try to be NICER, if you will try to be SMARTER!.......Water Buckets UP!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Cheney is one of the sane people in DC. That's the latest updated result of the ongoing multi-dimensional investigation into the mental functioning of Cheney's brain.


33 posted on 10/29/2005 1:34:54 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: West Coast Conservative
[ Congressman Charles Rangel is stepping up his attacks on Vice President Dick Cheney, saying he should take a psychological test if he wants to stay in office. ]

Perfect response would/should be .. 'You first Charlie I've just been reading some quotes by you..", "I will if you will"..

34 posted on 10/29/2005 1:35:12 PM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Rangel is a far bigger embarassment to this NYer than Hillary & Jerald Nadler combined.


35 posted on 10/29/2005 1:35:57 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: wrathof59
Meanwhile, the spineless GOP stays quiet, head in the sand lil spineless jellyfish. Another day, another slap into the face of a Republican is met with cowardly silence.

"When push comes to shove, real men defend their honor, the GOP pussies (CHENEY included) hide in the corner and shiver. The Dems are steamrolling them along with the RINOs, and Bush and Cheney sit in the dark. How many more indictments on politically trumped up charges will the GOP get whacked with before they say enough is enough.

I've been listening to the GOP girlie-men too long, they will not get one dime from me. This conservative is no longer a Republican."

BINGO! The above deserves re-statement. Where the hell is the rationale for a strategy that allows despicable lies and character assassination to go unanswered. Since when is it considered proper to let bullies and liars to go unanswered?

When a bully and/or a liar makes you a target and you fail to respond, you are either a coward or guilty. C'mon REPUGS, DEFEND YOURSELVES!
36 posted on 10/29/2005 1:35:58 PM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: JRios1968
For some reason, Charlie Rangel calling anyone's sanity into question seems so inappropriate...

The scorn of fools is a badge of honor for the wise.

37 posted on 10/29/2005 1:37:02 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (I'll try to be NICER, if you will try to be SMARTER!.......Water Buckets UP!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Hey Charlie, YOU don't tell us who can stay in office. It's the voters decision. Scarey Dumocrat mindset escapes from mouth of Evil Dum.


38 posted on 10/29/2005 1:39:08 PM PDT by marty60
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To: West Coast Conservative
I'd like to see Rangel take a saliva test to see what he's on.
39 posted on 10/29/2005 1:39:15 PM PDT by oldbrowser (A living, breathing constitution is a usurpation of the people's sovereignty.)
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To: CAWats

Rangel is a moron AND an SOB!


40 posted on 10/29/2005 1:43:00 PM PDT by calrighty (Taglines for sale or let......1 liners 50 cents! C'mon troops, finish em off!!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

The inmates of the asylum naturally think everyone else is crazy.


41 posted on 10/29/2005 1:44:32 PM PDT by Rocky (Air America: Robbing the poor to feed the Left)
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To: JRios1968
You do know that Rangel works for America's foremost mental institution, the United States Democratic Party.
42 posted on 10/29/2005 1:46:47 PM PDT by dufekin (US Senate: the only place where the majority [44 D] comprises fewer than the minority [55 R])
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To: West Coast Conservative
Actually, notice how Cheney is just rousing Charlie, he knows he's a joke and embarrassment. "Losing it," suggests he was just being a little sarcatically playful. Kinda pretending to play along with a little tit for tat Charlie always engages in.

Do yous guys remember during the Clinton impeachment hearings Maxine Waters kept wanting to say something and interupted Hyde, and Hyde in this very uppity, childish endearing (Just as if Maxine was a little child) voice says, "Yes, Maxine, whatever you like." or something like that. It was so funny I ROTFLMAO!

That was the committee hearing inwhich Alec Balwin went balistic and made the comment about stoning Henry Hyde on Letterman.

43 posted on 10/29/2005 1:48:17 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Words Mean Things...)
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To: West Coast Conservative
"Suppose I was to challenge the Vice President on your show and say if you're not mentally ill why don't you take a test and show the American people you're up to it," Rangel said on Friday's Road To City Hall. "And guess what? He's been out of town ever since we said that. Ever since we discussed this he's left town ... It's not enough when you’re sick to say that you're not sick. That's what you call denial. It just seems to me since he's challenged me on my age that I should challenge him on his ability to be able to function properly."

I think its Charlie that needs to be Mentally Tested. Ever since Cheney challenged him on his senality, Rangel has been the one loosing it!

44 posted on 10/29/2005 1:49:07 PM PDT by Bommer (TEXANS - VOTE NOV 8TH FOR PROPOSITION 2 - THE MARRIAGE PROTECTION AMENDMENT)
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To: West Coast Conservative
CHARLIE RANGEL OPENS HIS MOUTH
By Michelle Malkin   ·   October 29, 2005 09:53 AM

And removes all doubt about his foolishness.

Again.

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Previous:

Bull Connor is the new Hitler
Charlie Rangel said what?

Holocaust hyperbole, Pt II
Holocaust hyperbole


45 posted on 10/29/2005 1:49:27 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: West Coast Conservative
I'll never forget the day David Asman on FoxNews had Rangle speechless...Rangle was on one of this tirades about how there were no middle-class people's kids in the military...and Asman told Rangle about his son...Rangle is pile of bovine confinement effluent.
46 posted on 10/29/2005 1:53:07 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Liberals - Stuck on Stupid.)
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To: defenderSD
but Rangel needs to be committed psychological counseling.
He's gone past counseling as a fix.

47 posted on 10/29/2005 1:55:57 PM PDT by daybreakcoming (May God bless those who enter the valley of the shadow of death so that we may see the light of day.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Don't we, as a Nation, give a lovely impression to other countries, as well as our enemies? The terrorists don't need to spend one more dime or waste one more life to destroy the US, the liberals are doing it for them, free of charge.


48 posted on 10/29/2005 1:56:11 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Baynative
Who would you invite into your home.? Indeed. Which of the two would you go Fly Fishing with.?
49 posted on 10/29/2005 1:59:29 PM PDT by Pompah
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To: West Coast Conservative

Investigate his finances.


50 posted on 10/29/2005 2:06:24 PM PDT by pankot
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