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Will Charles Rangel Be Forced From Congress Before the Ethics Rules Change?
ChicoER Gate ^ | 7/23/10 | Chuck Wolk

Posted on 07/23/2010 6:36:08 AM PDT by OneVike

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After an 18-month investigation, Representative Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.)  faces a House trial in which eight members (four Democrats and four Republicans) will rule on the findings. The alleged violations are reported to include some most serious ever leveled against a sitting member of Congress. From misuse of rent-controlled apartments in New York City and failure to disclose income from a villa in the Dominican Republic to reports that he exchanged official favors - a tax loophole for oil driller Nabors Industries Ltd. - in exchange for a $1 million gift to the Charles Rangel Center at City College of New York.  Despite his growing problems, Rangle is still trying to act like he nothing is wrong. For more on Rangle's legal troubles you can check out almost any publication to get their take from Christian Science Monitor, Boston.com or Speakers Lobby at Fox News.
   
What makes Rangle's current troubles so bad is the fact that as of last November he was one of seven members of the Congressional Black Caucus under a full-scale investigation for ethics violations.  It would have been 8 but the committee conducting the investigations agreed to defer to the Justice Department's investigation involving Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.  As of today 5 have been cleared which as far as I'm concerned does not mean they are innocent, it just means Democrats control the investigative tools, and Republicans are too damn scared of being called racists to push the issue. Maxine Waters meanwhile is still under investigated and as I said Charles Rangle is being tried.  Is it any wonder Nancy Pelosi and 20 members of the CBC are working on legislation that would change the rules that govern the "Ethics Panel"?  Any bets on whether or not they get the changes completed in time to save Rangle's butt?
  
The CBC is a racist organization that now has one of it's former members presently residing in the White House doing all he can to destroy America.  Any government group that meets to advance the wants and needs of its members, based upon their race, is inherently racist.  It is also unconstitutional for any subversive groups to be supported by the government of the United States. Need I ask you what the MSM and the left would do if some white members of Congress decided to form the "White Congressional Caucus"?  The CBC is a race baiting organization that has been exploiting their race by embracing tactics that continually use racism as it's main theme. Not to mention a majority of the members of the CBC are vocal supporters of the Marxist Black Liberation Theology which is not just anti-American, but ant-white.
  
Some of the rule changes the CBC would like to see made to the the Office of Congressional Ethics are as follows;

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: charlesrangel; congree; criminal; ethicallychallenged
I guess We should be surprised that Rangel has even been forced to a stand trial before a panel of 4 Democrats and 4 Republicans, but I am convinced the Republicans will most likely cave in and let Rangel off. If for no other reason then because they will not want to be called racists.
1 posted on 07/23/2010 6:36:14 AM PDT by OneVike
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To: OneVike

No. Should he run for re-election he will win in a landslide. The problem is the values and ethics of a voting majority of people in his district.


2 posted on 07/23/2010 6:37:17 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: OneVike

I predict he will eventually resign for “health reasons” and have to pay a fine for his misdeeds


3 posted on 07/23/2010 6:38:35 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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4 posted on 07/23/2010 6:38:47 AM PDT by OneVike (Just another Freeper fighting the good fight, in the name of Christ)
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To: OneVike

This goes far beyond some House ethics panel investigation. Charlie Rangel needs to be arraigned and indicted in front of a federal judge for felony tax evasion. The people deserve nothing less.


5 posted on 07/23/2010 6:41:44 AM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: OneVike

I think he will resign late Monday morning...


6 posted on 07/23/2010 6:42:10 AM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: nuconvert

You make a valid point. He could very well decide to to run fore re-election, but he should be convicted. What’s the chances of getting a change of venue to ohhh... lets say San Antonio TX and have the public try him instead of a couple of retired congressmen?


7 posted on 07/23/2010 6:43:45 AM PDT by OneVike (Just another Freeper fighting the good fight, in the name of Christ)
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To: OneVike

The Democrats are brilliant! Now that most people are confused about what really happened with Shirley Sherrod vs the evil Fox News and Andrew Breitbart, All media attention will move to 24/7 on Charlie Rangel. Democrats bringing their to task, aren’t they great. Look for this hit and run strategy, keeping the public confused, all the way to election time.


8 posted on 07/23/2010 6:45:48 AM PDT by 20 years too late
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To: OneVike

Pelousy feels that Adam Clayton Powell IV would be a suitable substitute for ole cholly.


9 posted on 07/23/2010 6:46:01 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: OneVike

Rules are applied only to Republicans. democrats get away with their crimes.


10 posted on 07/23/2010 6:46:04 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (My goal in life is to annoy as many liberals as possible.)
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11 posted on 07/23/2010 6:47:00 AM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Hoodat

You mean like Tim Geithner?

Oh wait........


12 posted on 07/23/2010 6:47:17 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: 20 years too late

Yeah, but last time I checked the whites in America are real tired of this race card and it is beginning to back fire big time on them.

But you make a good point. After all, the MSM is not John Q public and regardless of what we think they will continue doing what their masters tell them to do.


13 posted on 07/23/2010 6:49:22 AM PDT by OneVike (Just another Freeper fighting the good fight, in the name of Christ)
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To: OneVike

nothing to see here, he’s black and a Democrat free pass.


14 posted on 07/23/2010 6:52:12 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied pelicans died)
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To: nuconvert

That’s wishful thinking. Nothing will happen because of this. The only time one of these ethics committees has ever done anything was Democrat Jim Trafficant. He was only ousted because every now and then he had the courage to call out his loony colleagues on the left.


15 posted on 07/23/2010 6:54:53 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: OneVike

Yep. He’s a Democrat. Nothing will happen and he will be re-elected in a landslide victory. He has nothing to fear.


16 posted on 07/23/2010 6:59:12 AM PDT by bravedog
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To: OneVike
Rangel is going to prison.
17 posted on 07/23/2010 6:59:55 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: VA_Gentleman

Charlie’s old ... we’ll see....


18 posted on 07/23/2010 7:01:25 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: bikerman

Nope, he will be thrown under the bus as they panic about November.


19 posted on 07/23/2010 7:14:11 AM PDT by east1234 (Cut, Kill, Dig and Drill!)
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To: VA_Gentleman
The only time one of these ethics committees has ever done anything was Democrat Jim Trafficant

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Blast from the past. LOL!

20 posted on 07/23/2010 7:14:18 AM PDT by floozy22 (Don't confuse a Democrat with someone who believes in democracy.)
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To: OneVike

There is a good chance that the story behind the story is that Rangel is the 4th ranking Democrat, by seniority, in the House.

This means that he has the chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee—the committee that determines federal taxation. And because of this investigation, he has had to step down from this chairmanship.

However, #3 among senior House Democrats is Dave Obey, who is a total lickspittle and toady of Nancy Pelosi and her agenda. He belongs to the small cabal of extreme leftist 1960s socialist-radicals among the Democrats.

He is also chairman of the MOST important committee in the House, the Committee on Appropriations. This is the committee that determines where every penny the US government spends goes.

And Dave Obey is not running for reelection!

If the Democrats retain control of the House, this would mean that Charlie Rangel would be in complete control of the agenda, as chairman of the Appropriations Committee.

Charlie Rangel is prior service military. He fought in the Korean War, was wounded and almost captured or killed by the Chinese, and still led part of his unit to safety when they were almost encircled by the Chinese. He received both the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his actions.

This is enough for the radical socialists to hate Charlie Rangel. But they also know that if Charlie Rangel becomes chairman of the Appropriations Committee, even if the Democrats retain control of both houses of congress, it will be an end to their agenda.

Charlie Rangel doesn’t work for them. Charlie Rangel works for Charlie Rangel.

So as far as the radical cabal is concerned, Charlie Rangel must go.


21 posted on 07/23/2010 7:19:37 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Pharmboy
Yes, Dems will throw Rangle under the back of the bus. He is old, in ill health, not the power figure he was in the past. His time is up. He is just a “useful idiot” whose usefulness has passed.

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

22 posted on 07/23/2010 7:20:43 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: OneVike

and the RATS, take another one in the..............................HA ha!!!

23 posted on 07/23/2010 7:23:22 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: floozy22

Trafficant was at least entertaining. Rangel is just a criminal. I wonder how long it will be before the race card is dropped.


24 posted on 07/23/2010 7:34:10 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: Chode

I always find your comments entertaining...


25 posted on 07/23/2010 7:44:07 AM PDT by OneVike (Just another Freeper fighting the good fight, in the name of Christ)
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To: OneVike
i thank you sir for your kind words...
26 posted on 07/23/2010 7:49:44 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: OneVike

No. The ethics issues Rangel faces are resume enhancers for Democrats.


27 posted on 07/23/2010 7:54:29 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: OneVike

Rangel is a thug and bum. But naturally his Harlem constituents would re-elect him even if Jesse Jackson opposed him.


28 posted on 07/23/2010 7:58:59 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: OneVike

I force out a Charlie Rangel every morning.


29 posted on 07/23/2010 8:02:23 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: floozy22

At least Trafficant was entertaining.


30 posted on 07/23/2010 8:18:10 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: east1234
Nope, he will be thrown under the bus as they panic about November.

I heard this could drag until after the elections and he could get reelected in November.

31 posted on 07/23/2010 8:18:44 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: OneVike

Thanks for the ping!


32 posted on 07/23/2010 10:00:37 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: east1234

Wanna bet??


33 posted on 07/23/2010 11:43:28 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied pelicans died)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Yeah and I’ve been waiting for the Clintons to go to prison for 14 years.


34 posted on 07/23/2010 11:44:37 AM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: bikerman

That seem pointless, but his trial is scheduled for September. This guy is toast.


35 posted on 07/23/2010 11:57:01 AM PDT by east1234 (Cut, Kill, Dig and Drill!)
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To: pnh102

Indeed, if they had proper values and were ethical he would not have been there in the first place.


36 posted on 07/23/2010 5:49:39 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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