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City Lawmakers Rally Around Embattled Rep. Rangel ("Leave tax-cheat Charlie the hell alone!")
WCBSTV ^ | 9/13/09

Posted on 09/13/2009 7:56:07 AM PDT by Libloather

City Lawmakers Rally Around Embattled Rep. Rangel
Sep 13, 2009 10:04 am US/Eastern

NEW YORK (CBS) - City lawmakers are rallying around Congressman Charles Rangel as the House Ethics Committee looks into his finances.

Supporters say everyone needs to wait before passing judgment. There were dozens of voices Saturday, many of them local politicians, pleading for patience.

"We ask for fairness," City Council member Inez Dickens said.

"We want to expose the truth," councilwoman Melissa Mark Viverito said.

Many of the demonstrators were livid.

"Leave Charlie the hell alone!" Reverend Reggie Williams, of the American Red Cross, said.

All of the protesters were asking for the public to withhold judgment on Rangel until comment first comes from the ethics committee.

"Let the process move forward, unimpeded, but we will not allow for a witch hunt," Assembly member Adriano Espaillat said.

**SNIP**

"I mean, he hasn't bought them – he made a contribution to them," Hazel Dukes, of the NAACP, said. "They're his colleagues. They make contributions all the time."

Republican colleagues and the Washington Post have now called for Rangel's resignation.

"He's come under attack," assembly member Keith Wright said.

But Rangel's defenders say that's worse than passing sentence before a verdict.

"Our congressman is a victim of a smear campaign!" Espaillat said.

Governor Paterson wasn't at the rally because of a scheduling conflict, but he says he fully supports Rangel as well. There's still no word on why Rangel himself wasn't present.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will not give in to public demands for Rangel's removal as head of the House Ways and Means Committee.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 111th; charlie; corruptdems; cultureofcorruption; nyc; perp; rangel; taxes
"They're trying to take him down, but that's not going to happen," Former NYC Mayor David Dinkins said.

That's not up to you, dink.

1 posted on 09/13/2009 7:56:09 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

They all should be investigated by the FBI.


2 posted on 09/13/2009 7:58:59 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: Libloather

Keep messing with Good Time Charlie and we’ll send Serena
Williams to your house with a tennis ball!


3 posted on 09/13/2009 7:59:02 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Libloather

I got it.

White guys saying “nappy headed ho” or “You lie!” hve got to go.

But a consistent hypocritical tax cheat who happens to be their same skin color? Nawwwww . .why, that’s racism.


4 posted on 09/13/2009 7:59:50 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Libloather

I say whoever is giving Rangel a pass on his tax problems should also be investigated. The IRS needs to start looking into all the politicians who come to the defense of a tax cheat! If Rangel is innocent then the investigation will conclude so.


5 posted on 09/13/2009 8:00:13 AM PDT by classified
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To: Libloather

The Pelosidiot wants Wilson to apologize, but protects this slime mold.

THIS is the democratic party in action.


6 posted on 09/13/2009 8:01:17 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Libloather
"Leave Charlie the hell alone!" Reverend Reggie Williams,

The people who defend this clown, are either a) Black, or b) people who do not pay taxes.

This guy is both.
7 posted on 09/13/2009 8:03:17 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

welcome to the “world of acorn-nism”


8 posted on 09/13/2009 8:06:30 AM PDT by Squat (Deport the illegals now! Turn Home Depot's into the prisons to hold the illegals!.)
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To: Liz
There's still no word on why Rangel himself wasn't present.

Present at WHAT? A fund raiser? Party? A tax-cheat Charlie rally? Some kind of RAT meeting? It's never stated.

9 posted on 09/13/2009 8:08:44 AM PDT by Libloather (Tea Totaler, PROUD Birther, Mobster)
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To: screaminsunshine
The only FBI that is going to investigate Charlie is the Fat Boys Institute.
10 posted on 09/13/2009 8:09:20 AM PDT by hflynn (The One is really the Number Two)
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To: Libloather

The corruption in the system is so bad, sometimes I wonder if it’s even possible to reform it. I like Glenn Beck, but I think his idea to “quarantine” the corruption is a bit naive. And good luck getting 56 “refounders”. I wish I were not so pessimistic, but some days I think we’ve passed the tipping point where we can reform the system by working within it. Our fundamental government system is extremely sound, but it has been effectively dismantled.


11 posted on 09/13/2009 8:10:13 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: Dr. Ursus

LOL!

Hey where is that guy on the that video where he cries and says leave Brittany spears alone? We need him to do a redo on Charlie! HA!


12 posted on 09/13/2009 8:11:27 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel! And Georgia ! And the Iranian people! and Honduras!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

The funny part of this story is that New York City thinks it is more moral and intelligent than are Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington DC or Baltimore (for starters).


13 posted on 09/13/2009 8:17:00 AM PDT by BilLies
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To: Red in Blue PA
"The people who defend this clown, are either a) Black, or b) people who do not pay taxes."

A.black; B:pay no taxes; C:stupid; D:All of the above.

We have choices!

vaudine

14 posted on 09/13/2009 8:18:30 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: Libloather

I liken this to “Divine right of Kings”. Do these people really belive they are above the law? Do they believe they can “fight” the voters? Something is terribly wrong here. These people do not decide who stays. We do!


15 posted on 09/13/2009 8:25:37 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: marstegreg
As they say. “Being Brown is being beautiful.”
16 posted on 09/13/2009 8:28:40 AM PDT by BilLies
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To: BilLies

“LEAVE CHARLIE ALONE! pULEEZ, LEAVE THE MAN ALONE”
(Sobs, crying, tearing of hair in background).


17 posted on 09/13/2009 8:31:11 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel! And Georgia ! And the Iranian people! and Honduras!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Just wrote my Congress Critter again about Rangel Rules.
Was I a fool to report all my rental income over the last decade?


18 posted on 09/13/2009 8:38:22 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Oldexpat

You ain’t black, Dude!

You could have set up a brothel and REALLY made money..You forgot to get tax advice from Acorn!


19 posted on 09/13/2009 8:41:16 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel! And Georgia ! And the Iranian people! and Honduras!)
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To: Da Coyote

The Pelosidiot wants Wilson to apologize, but protects this slime mold.”

This is the poster of the entire Democrat party.

No wonder Americans are fed up.


20 posted on 09/13/2009 8:41:50 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

But Rangel’s defenders say that’s worse than passing sentence before a verdict.

Excuse us for being sentient beings with A BRAIN. The Constitution doesn’t state we’re not allowed to acknowledge open corruption, but that the courts must wait for a verdict.


21 posted on 09/13/2009 9:05:27 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (I'm as Mad as Hell, and I'm Not Gonna Take This Anymore!)
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To: classified

I find it morbidly funny that Nancy Pelosi wants an immediate apology from Joe Wilson for a spontaneous, but truthful comment, and yet turns a blind eye to tax cheat & CHAIRMAN OF THE WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE (that writes the tax laws) CHARLIE RANGEL......Joe Wilson has apologized to the President, the President has accepted. What has Charlie Rangel done to remedy his situation? Where is the IRS in all of this as regards Rangel? Or, how about the Department of Justice? Charlie Rangel appears to be above the law and he knows it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa0ELzDMGm4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-E7955Mkfs&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdtFWCrCh0s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Cei_gPoTA


22 posted on 09/13/2009 9:06:14 AM PDT by Sunshine54 (Sunshine54)
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To: Libloather
"Leave Charlie the hell alone!" Reverend Reggie Williams, of the American Red Cross, said.

Hmmm. I think it might be time for an undercover investigation of THE AMERICAN RED CROSS! Is the ARC an Obama-supporting, Federally-funded corrupt organization like ACORN? WE NEED A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION NOW!

23 posted on 09/13/2009 9:57:57 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Proud to be an American, where I least I know I'm free!)
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