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Rangel's enablers
NY Post ^ | July 31, 2010 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 07/31/2010 2:52:40 AM PDT by Scanian

How has House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fulfilled her vaunted promise to "drain the swamp" and preside over the "most ethical Congress in history"? By shrugging her shoulders, downplaying the gravity of myriad ethics charges against Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel and waiting for the "political chips" to "fall where they may."

At a press conference to preempt the bipartisan House ethics panel's announcement of 13 ethics and federal regulation charges against Rangel on Thursday afternoon, Pelosi claimed to take "great pride" in her swamp-draining record.

Unblinkingly, she cited the House trial against Rangel as proof that the "process" is working.

But that beleaguered panel has been pathetically understaffed, has dragged its feet for two years on the Rangel case and has administered more halfhearted wrist-slaps than all the pushover parents on a season of "Nanny 911."

Clinging bitterly to the moral-equivalence card, Pelosi carped about Bush-era GOP corruption.

Her lips were sealed, however, on the wheeling and dealing behind the scenes between Rangel's lobbyist-funded lawyers and the ethics panel on a deal to avoid a congressional trial.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abovethelaw; bushbashing; dncabovethelaw; dnccorruption; dncrico; ethics; notaxes4dnc; notaxes4geithner; notaxes4kerry; notaxes4rangel; pelosi; swampdraining

1 posted on 07/31/2010 2:52:43 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

The democrat corruption in full swing,November could bring real change,vote or live with socialism it’s your last chance.

2 posted on 07/31/2010 3:10:48 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz
The democratic party, the party of corruption.


3 posted on 07/31/2010 3:27:08 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Vaduz

Actually I hope that we are still in the minority by one or two votes in both houses. If we have the Majority then the Dhimmies and Obozo will claim that it is the “Mean ole Republicans” blocking everything, and “We would be well on the way to recovery if not for them”.

4 posted on 07/31/2010 3:27:30 AM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: verga

Actually I hope that we are still in the minority. Disagree I would like to see Obama’s programs defunded and blocked you need to be in power to do it.

5 posted on 07/31/2010 3:41:04 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz
Look, Zero still has two more years ....

Nothing in the Rino HQ shows an ounce of sense. The only folks prodding these worthless politicians (both Dimwits and Rinos) are the pitch forks from the Tea Party.

6 posted on 07/31/2010 4:09:40 AM PDT by pointsal
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To: Scanian

From the article. “And an unidentified, tinfoil-hatted black House Democrat told Politico: “It looks as if there is somebody out there who understands what the rules [are] and sends names to the ethics committee with the goal of going after the [CBC].”
Wow. Somebody knows the rules. Think about it. The person speaking is seemingly offended that they are not allowed to live by a different set of rules.
All i can say is you get what you pay for and get whom you vote for.

7 posted on 07/31/2010 5:35:56 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: wiggen

The real scandal is that the Dodds’, Waters’, Barney Frank’s, etc., can not possibly operate on the scale they have in the past without it being known by others in congress.

The fact that congress did not expel them years ago is a national disgrace.

Even more, it is a clear indication that Washington, DC, is a cesspool of corruption.

8 posted on 07/31/2010 6:21:25 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: old curmudgeon

Well we know they’re criminals in virtually every sense of the word but they write the laws to protect themselves. The more hidden stuff like Waters and Rangel takes more time to come to light.
Lets not forget that most of congress,both parties,thought it was a wonderful idea to put the banks in a position that they had to give mortgages to unqualified people. They of course also put us in the way under the guise of Fannie & Freddie.

9 posted on 07/31/2010 9:43:09 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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