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Source: Rangel won't step down from chairmanship
AP via SFGate ^ | 9/16/8 | DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer

Posted on 09/16/2008 10:40:20 AM PDT by SmithL

WASHINGTON, (AP) -- The Associated Press has learned that Charles Rangel will not step down as chairman of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: charlesrangel; congress; corruptdems; corruption; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; electioncongress; pelosicongress; rangel; taxfraud
Excellent!
1 posted on 09/16/2008 10:40:20 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

He’s a glutton for punishment, amongst other things..


2 posted on 09/16/2008 10:42:17 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE's toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: SmithL

I am shocked............

3 posted on 09/16/2008 10:42:50 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the government............)
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To: NormsRevenge

So much for “The most ethical Congress ever!” crap..........


4 posted on 09/16/2008 10:44:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the government............)
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To: SmithL

It’s okay, he’s Black...they aren’t held responsible for anything.


5 posted on 09/16/2008 10:45:58 AM PDT by blam
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To: SmithL

That Pelosi is quite the leader. /sarc


6 posted on 09/16/2008 10:47:12 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: SmithL

Rangel is having lunch with Congressman Jefferson as we speak.


7 posted on 09/16/2008 10:48:33 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: SmithL

RATS never voluntarily give up their positions. You have to drag them out in handcuffs.


8 posted on 09/16/2008 10:51:05 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: SmithL

Hopefully this will get a higher profile in the MSM, once they’ve finally revealed to the public the whole truth about Sarah Palin and that missing mattress tag.


9 posted on 09/16/2008 10:51:07 AM PDT by VR-21
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To: Carley
Rangel is having lunch with Congressman Jefferson as we speak.

What's the Leavenworth dining hall serving for lunch today?
10 posted on 09/16/2008 10:51:08 AM PDT by Signalman (<I.)
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To: SmithL

I’m so stunned I have to lie down.


11 posted on 09/16/2008 10:52:05 AM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: SmithL

If true, Rangel’s refusal to step down puts the Democratic leadership on the spot. If they forcibly remove him, Rangel can be the posterchild for Democratic leadership corruption. If they fail to act, the Republicans can pillory the Dems as incapable of running a clean andabove-board ship of state.

It will be interesting to see how this unfolds.


12 posted on 09/16/2008 10:53:27 AM PDT by Senator John Blutarski (The progress of government: republic, democracy, technocracy, bureaucracy, plutocracy, kleptocracy,)
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To: Bobkk47

Both are crooks. Both untouchable.


13 posted on 09/16/2008 10:54:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: SmithL

Politico says the RNC has $110 million cash on hand. Why aren’t they putting some of that into ads (Rangel ads, Jefferson ads, no drill Congress ads) to drive down the Democrat party brand? That kind of advertising would, by extension, also help McCain.


14 posted on 09/16/2008 10:54:32 AM PDT by Califelephant (If only Sarah Palin had some Community Organizer experience.)
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To: SmithL

Why should he step down? What are the people going to do about him? Nothing. What’s the media going to do? Nothing. What are the politicians going to do? Nothing.

This is why Obama wants to be POTUS. So much to sell, so little time.


15 posted on 09/16/2008 10:55:57 AM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Carley

And the taxpayers are picking up the tab..


16 posted on 09/16/2008 10:55:57 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (My Tee shirt for 2009-2012:" I voted FRED don't you wish you did")
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To: SmithL

GREAT NEWS - THERE IS A GOD !!

Scandal hut the GOP two yers ago, this year the foot is on the other foot.


17 posted on 09/16/2008 10:56:52 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: SmithL
I don't understand. What do you mean, he won't? Rangle shouldn't be given an option. Isn't this the most ethical Congress ever!!

What a joke!!!! “We The People” ...sure thing!

18 posted on 09/16/2008 10:58:02 AM PDT by parthian shot (I can't stand much more of this!!)
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To: SmithL

Didn’t you get the memo?

Tax laws that WE must follow don’t apply to Democrats, ESPECIALLY Black ones! They are a protected class.

Just ask anyone in the MSM about it. It’s not worth them covering, it just isn’t newsworthy.

Now, on the OTHER HAND, if it had been a REPUBLICAN.....


19 posted on 09/16/2008 10:59:25 AM PDT by tcrlaf (SARAH PALIN-The American Everywoman (Yes, You Really CAN!))
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To: SmithL

I’m shocked! Shocked, I tell you!!!


20 posted on 09/16/2008 11:02:09 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (A prayer's as good as bayonet on a day like this.)
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To: jazusamo

“That Pelosi is quite the leader. /sarc”

-When reached for a comment on Charlie Rengel’s decision, Speaker Pelosi said, “John McCain’s choice of Governor Palin was an error in judgement.” she repeated this several times before moving toward the cameras with a haunting, bug eyed look on her face and adding, “I’m ready for my close up Mr. DeMille.”


21 posted on 09/16/2008 11:16:41 AM PDT by johnnycap
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To: GOYAKLA

Can’t think of a single dem politician that hasn’t spit in the face of the taxpayer.


22 posted on 09/16/2008 11:18:46 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: Red Badger
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23 posted on 09/16/2008 11:18:53 AM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Senator John Blutarski

Her’s how it unfolds......NOTHING happens to Rangel and he re-elected by 110.


24 posted on 09/16/2008 11:20:39 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 1Old Pro

I have NOT heard one word about this on MSM!!


25 posted on 09/16/2008 11:21:50 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cobra64

One of these days I’m gonna go over to NOLA and see if I can find that guy. I wonder if he knows he’s a celebrity?..............INTERNATIONAL celebrity?...


26 posted on 09/16/2008 11:26:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the government............)
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To: Ann Archy

Ann Archy wrote - “Here’s how it unfolds......NOTHING happens to Rangel and he re-elected by 110.”

..... That wouldn’t surprise me one bit. My thinking was only focused upon how the situation might be exploited by the Pubs.


27 posted on 09/16/2008 11:26:28 AM PDT by Senator John Blutarski (The progress of government: republic, democracy, technocracy, bureaucracy, plutocracy, kleptocracy,)
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To: Red Badger

“The most ethical Congress ever!”

It’s a real thing of beauty to behold, eh? ;-)


28 posted on 09/16/2008 11:28:38 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE's toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: Senator John Blutarski

No, No, No.
Obama steps in, gets dems behind having Rangel removed.
Claims I’m a reformer and have tackled coruption in my own party. All a setup.


29 posted on 09/16/2008 11:31:35 AM PDT by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah, that and those “Lower gas prices” she promised........still waiting for that one......


30 posted on 09/16/2008 11:33:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the government............)
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To: SmithL
When do you think the MSM will ask Obama what he thinks about the situation.......
31 posted on 09/16/2008 11:52:21 AM PDT by martinidon
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To: SmithL
Remember the Good Old Days when a House Ways & Means Chairman could actually lose his job for personal indiscretions?

Wayne Hays

32 posted on 09/16/2008 12:36:35 PM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: SmithL

Democrats rarely step down. Most Republicans, when caught in a scandal or at least accused of one, do step down.


33 posted on 09/16/2008 2:38:01 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: SmithL

Wrangel is the complete politician. He is above the law having much power and authority. He jsut strikes me as a person that wants you to beg him for everything, and tell him how great he is when he helps you. In other words, a pig at the trough.


34 posted on 09/16/2008 2:45:23 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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