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Rep. Charles Rangel says it would be unpatriotic of him to resign amid ethics scandal
NY Daily News ^ | 7/24/2010 | HENRIC KAROLISZYN & KATHLEEN LUCADAMO

Posted on 07/24/2010 3:04:23 PM PDT by Qbert

Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel said Saturday it would be unpatriotic to resign rather than fight his pending ethics charges - despite a call that he do so to save the Democratic party.

"Well, it wouldn't be the American thing to do \[to step aside\]. I think I owe it to the process to find out first what the investigative committee finds out," Rangel told reporters after speaking at Harlem Hospital.

The 80-year-old legendary lawmaker is accused of failing to pay taxes, abusing rent-control rules and trading donations for favors. A public federal trial on Thursday will determine his fate after a two year investigation.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
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...Joe Biden thinks it's "patriotic" to pay higher taxes; Rangel thinks it's patriotic to cheat on his taxes and stay on office; the Libs yelped all through the Bush years about how protesting was "patriotic" (when they were doing it). Is there anything to them that isn't patriotic? Except patriotism, of course...
1 posted on 07/24/2010 3:04:28 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

lol


2 posted on 07/24/2010 3:05:38 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32 frwv)
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To: Qbert

Allright, Charlie. We’ll give you a break on the patriotism if you’ll give us a break and resign.


3 posted on 07/24/2010 3:07:21 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Qbert

Yes, you’ve certainly served your country “patriotcally” as a corrupt big spending member of Congress

To paraphase, with “patriots” like you, Charlie, who needs enemies?


4 posted on 07/24/2010 3:09:14 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Qbert

It would be unpatriotic to resign, but Hari-Kari is not yet socially acceptable in this country.


5 posted on 07/24/2010 3:09:35 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Only a liberal would expect the grasshopper to be as well prepared for winter as the ant.)
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To: Qbert

His heroic stance is bringing a tear to my eye. LOL


6 posted on 07/24/2010 3:09:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Qbert

we need to keep as many logs on the fire as we can until Nov.

Let him drag this all the way out I say.


7 posted on 07/24/2010 3:10:37 PM PDT by Pavegunner72
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To: Qbert

I don’t know if these Libs are delusional or demonic.


8 posted on 07/24/2010 3:10:59 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (A Dictatorship doesn't want the competition of God in the lives of the Peasants.)
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To: Qbert
LMAO! Rangel wants to test the wind and see if they will actually convict him, trust me if he has one hint he could be convicted he will resign at light speed.

By resigning he keeps benefits and pension.

9 posted on 07/24/2010 3:12:17 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Qbert

George Washington, step aside.


10 posted on 07/24/2010 3:13:05 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Qbert

Rangel is an idiot. Criminally stupid.


11 posted on 07/24/2010 3:14:06 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Pavegunner72

“we need to keep as many logs on the fire as we can until Nov.

Let him drag this all the way out I say.”

Agree...I never thought I would say this: “Go, Charlie, Go! Fight till the bitter end!”


12 posted on 07/24/2010 3:14:26 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

What does a lying, thieving, rat traitor care about being unpatriotic...


13 posted on 07/24/2010 3:14:53 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: Qbert

“I am a Kerry- and Geithner-Democrat.
We simply do not pay taxes like small people.
Screw you all for demanding that ANYONE
in the DNC or Obama administration pay their fair share.”

14 posted on 07/24/2010 3:14:57 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace
Photobucket It seems that old Charlie is ALSO exempt from the REST of the rules he and his cronies have imposed on us. A 7 minute video concerning our current situation and why we MUST find our way out of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqw7kXG0kxU


15 posted on 07/24/2010 3:15:03 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (The upcoming election is the most important in our lifetimes!!! BE THERE!!!!!!!)
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“Well, it wouldn't be the American thing to do \[to step aside\].”

Not quite, dirtbag*. It wouldn't be the Democrat thing to do .... to step aside out of shame and for the good of the country and your party. The Democrat thing to do is to hold on, bargain for all you can get by threatening to expose your party members, betray your country, and worse until the marshals drag you away kicking and screaming.

* and I mean that in the nicest possible, non-racist way.

16 posted on 07/24/2010 3:16:23 PM PDT by Mobties
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To: Diogenesis

17 posted on 07/24/2010 3:16:52 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: Qbert
It would be racist too.

Imagine, kicking a Hispafrican-American out of office...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

18 posted on 07/24/2010 3:16:58 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Qbert
You can tell from Rangel's comments about 'not knowing what they found" that he's hoping that Obama and Pelosi won't throw him under the proverbial bus and his 'legendary' status will ultimately save him. He may be right. Remember who controls congress - Democrats. Sure, Obama wouldn't care if old Charlie Rangel went down but the party does, even though Rangle is a liability right now and, at 80, finishing up his 20th term, he likely won't be seeking re-election in November, but you never know. After all, he's a Democrat.
19 posted on 07/24/2010 3:17:53 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: happinesswithoutpeace
Amazing how politicians are able to effortlessly plumb new depths of arrogance and condescension.
20 posted on 07/24/2010 3:18:20 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Qbert

Next to “Dirtbag” in the dictionary I found Rangel’s portrait.


21 posted on 07/24/2010 3:18:48 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Madame Dufarge

Give that man a purple heart and a merit of courageous restraint. LOL


22 posted on 07/24/2010 3:20:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Qbert
I Hope Someone Uses This in a Campaign Ad!
23 posted on 07/24/2010 3:21:03 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: The Comedian

“...Imagine, kicking a Hispafrican-American out of office...”

As well as one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus...


24 posted on 07/24/2010 3:21:44 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert
Rangel thinks it's patriotic to cheat on his taxes and stay on office

Rangel's going to help a lot of conservatives get elected... I hope he's in every ad run in the North East...

25 posted on 07/24/2010 3:24:31 PM PDT by GOPJ (..Liberalism is Intolerance..- - Freeper Eric in the Ozarks)
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To: Qbert; All
"Rep. Charles Rangel says it would be unpatriotic of him to resign amid ethics scandal"

Photobucket

26 posted on 07/24/2010 3:25:07 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Qbert

After reading numerous reports on this affair, it seems that the dems have been trying to broker a deal with ole Charlie for some time now - months at least, and he has refused all of the deals.

He clearly thinks that there is something to be gained by this stonewalling or he wouldn’t do it, so it will be interesting to see what plays out in the coming weeks & months.


27 posted on 07/24/2010 3:25:34 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Qbert

what an A hole


28 posted on 07/24/2010 3:27:15 PM PDT by 23 Everest (Zero, Glittering Jewel of Colossal Ignorance.)
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To: Qbert

let him fight it out. in fact, he should force the house to vote before the dems lose their majority in the house . . . it would be a useful spectacle to have before the election.


29 posted on 07/24/2010 3:27:49 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Qbert

Rangel wouldn’t know patriotism if it hit him over the head. The man is a disgrace and a traitor.


30 posted on 07/24/2010 3:28:24 PM PDT by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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Corruption is patriotic, but only when it's Democrat corruption. Right Charlie?
31 posted on 07/24/2010 3:28:37 PM PDT by eggman (Journolist - all the news we choose to use and abuse.)
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Go Charley GO!

This is some dirty laundry that needs to be aired and who better to air it than a guy that knows where “ALL” of the skeletons are buried.

Hope the trial lasts till September and Obama’s Birth Certificate somehow gets mentioned...

TT


32 posted on 07/24/2010 3:29:28 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
That means he is definitely going to resign.
33 posted on 07/24/2010 3:29:40 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Qbert

Chrarles The Cheater Rangel has proven he is unpatriotic as they come by circumventing the tax laws he put in place to hurt the AMerican people. He should be shot for treason.


34 posted on 07/24/2010 3:31:09 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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I’m sure Uncle Charlie is thrilled that he will finally get to present his case in a fair, public forum!

Pack plenty of clean undies, Charlie.

The thing that still bothers me is why did this happen to Charlie now, after many years of bad behavior, playing fast and loose with the law, etc.

What makes him the focus of this attention now, rather than six years ago? Or sixteen years ago? What changed? Who did he tick off?


35 posted on 07/24/2010 3:33:52 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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Rep. Charles Rangel says it would be unpatriotic of him to resign amid ethics scandal

As pointed in another thread, Charlie is paying his lawyers with campaign funds thus he has to keep running and win, so he can keep paying them with other people's money. It was reported that so far his lawyers bill is up to $1.7 million.

36 posted on 07/24/2010 3:34:37 PM PDT by RJL (Sarah Palin/Paul Ryan in 2012)
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I’m sure Uncle Charlie is thrilled that he will finally get to present his case in a fair, public forum!

Pack plenty of clean undies, Charlie.

The thing that still bothers me is why did this happen to Charlie now, after many years of bad behavior, playing fast and loose with the law, etc.

What makes him the focus of this attention now, rather than six years ago? Or sixteen years ago? What changed? Who did he tick off?


37 posted on 07/24/2010 3:36:05 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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Actually, knocking the Democrat Party down a few notches for this election is a pretty patriotic thing to do. Thanks, Chuck!


38 posted on 07/24/2010 3:37:31 PM PDT by unambiguouslogin
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Does it really matter, the 80-year-old legendary crook will never get what he deserves. Even if they find him guilty he will go off laughing with his millions.


39 posted on 07/24/2010 3:41:00 PM PDT by GreatMan
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To: Pavegunner72

“we need to keep as many logs on the fire as we can until Nov.

Let him drag this all the way out I say.”

I couldn’t agree more. I like having Charlie wandering the halls of congress under the black cloud of continuous and ongoing ethics investigations. I like the expose articles where they find out more dishonest crap he’s done, and I like the interviews where he says really stupid stuff.


40 posted on 07/24/2010 3:45:19 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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Hi-de-Hi-de Ho Chuckie!

41 posted on 07/24/2010 3:46:08 PM PDT by jaz.357
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

That lying POS has the nerve to pull out the ‘Patriotic” card?????

Hubris......sheer hubris......


42 posted on 07/24/2010 3:51:47 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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Don’t resign Charley. Stand on your principles...all the way through November.


43 posted on 07/24/2010 4:01:03 PM PDT by cowtowney
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The BIG question here is “Why is the 1960s radical faction of the Democrats trying to force Rangel out of office?”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_members_of_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives_by_seniority

Committee chairmanships are generally strictly by seniority, and Rangel is fourth in the House in seniority. This made him chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, that controls US tax law.

But the #3 congressman by seniority is Dave Obey, who is a complete toady and lickspittle of Nancy Pelosi. He is in charge of the MOST powerful committee, Appropriations. That committee determines the entire US budget, where all the money goes.

And Dave Obey is not running for re-election. This would mean that, if the Democrats kept control, Charlie Rangel could tell Nancy Pelosi to stick it in her ear, and he might, because he is not part of the 1960s radical faction.

That would mean that the Obama agenda would be co-opted by the Rangel agenda. And the 1960s radical faction does NOT want that to happen.

So they are going to force Charlie Rangel out of his “right” to have that chair, and maybe congress itself.

Fortunately for Rangel, the next most senior Democrat is Pete Stark of California, who is obnoxious and nobody likes, because of “his sometimes bizarre behavior and penchant for making offensive comments.” The Democrat after Stark is another California 1960s radical factioneer.


44 posted on 07/24/2010 4:11:59 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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Don’t forget, fat, drunk Teddy Kennedy got away with murder as well as DWI and got to keep his seat until the day he died.

Look at Marion Barry...


45 posted on 07/24/2010 4:17:50 PM PDT by Bon mots ("Anything you say, can and will be considered racist...")
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To: Jim Scott

He can’t even tell a good lie. They have been in “negociations” for a month. Ofcourse he knows what they have on him. He better take his potted plants advice and SHUT UP.


46 posted on 07/24/2010 4:29:28 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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Wow...what a patriot!


47 posted on 07/24/2010 4:32:18 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: proudofthesouth

His criminal acts were taken out of context. He will be getting a public service award instead.


48 posted on 07/24/2010 4:33:50 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Qbert

I’ll remember that line the next time a Republican is accused of something or other.


49 posted on 07/24/2010 4:38:55 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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“Well, it wouldn’t be the American thing to do ...”
Said the fox to the hens :-(


50 posted on 07/24/2010 4:47:18 PM PDT by a02001 (Help the third world poor one person at a time- www.kiva.org)
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