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Rep. Rangel dares House to expel him
The Hill ^ | 8-10-10 | Jordan Fabian and Susan Crabtree

Posted on 08/10/2010 1:19:01 PM PDT by Justaham

Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel defended himself on the House floor Tuesday, daring members to expel him.

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) maintained that he did not intentionally break any House rules and complained about the investigation and trial process conducted by the House ethics panel, which has brought 13 charges against him.

"It may be stupid, it may be negligent, but it's not corrupt," Rangel said in a meandering speech that lasted more than 30 minutes.

In professing his innocence of all charges, Rangel also invited the ethics panel and House to take its shot at expelling him.

"I'm not asking for leniency, I'm asking for exposure of the facts," Rangel said.

"If I can't get my dignity back here, then fire your best shot at getting me expelled," the 20-term lawmaker said.

Earlier in his speech, Rangel said, "I am not going away. I am here," triggering light applause from some lawmakers.

It takes two-thirds of the House to expel a member.

A Democratic lawmaker who requested anonymity said House Democratic leaders attempted to persuade Rangel not to deliver his speech. The Democratic source called Rangel's address a "train wreck."

The ethics committee nearly reached an agreement with Rangel for the House to reprimand him, but that deal fell apart last month.

"This has to stop sometime. It has to stop," Rangel said, pointing out he requested the ethics probe more than two years ago. "I deserve and demand the right to be heard."

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: New York
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1 posted on 08/10/2010 1:19:03 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham
Charlie knows where the Democrat bodies are buried.

So does Maxine.

I think we should grant them full immunity and tell them to spill their guts.

2 posted on 08/10/2010 1:20:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.)
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To: Justaham
I Double-Dog dare you ....


3 posted on 08/10/2010 1:21:28 PM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Justaham; Revolting cat!; Lucky9teen

Oh yeah?" "YEAAAAH!!!"

4 posted on 08/10/2010 1:22:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

you never do that UNTIL you know what he has.

If you do he will take the immunity and then say “I dont know nothin”


5 posted on 08/10/2010 1:22:20 PM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: Justaham

Keep talking Charlie. I love when you progressives bury yourself in the bull$hit you’ve deposited onto the American public.


6 posted on 08/10/2010 1:22:30 PM PDT by ThomasMore (Patrick Henry and Joe Wilson...Patriots past and present!)
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To: Justaham

Why are their not criminal charges in the works? You and I would already be in custody for what he did and our assets seized.


7 posted on 08/10/2010 1:22:40 PM PDT by doodad
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To: Hodar

“Rangle created a slight breach of etiquette by skipping the triple dare and going right for the throat!”


8 posted on 08/10/2010 1:22:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mr. K
you never do that UNTIL you know what he has.

I'll wait until I know what he has, then.

9 posted on 08/10/2010 1:23:16 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Luke Russert on Twitter: “One senior Dem aide to me re Rangel on the floor right now: “This is a trainwreck.”


10 posted on 08/10/2010 1:23:46 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Waiting for the criminal prosecution by the IRS.


11 posted on 08/10/2010 1:24:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Justaham
I dare you to do that again!


12 posted on 08/10/2010 1:25:31 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Justaham

No doubt this will be HEAVILY covered by the MSM as they excoriate Rangle for his arrogance and criminal behavior. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA


13 posted on 08/10/2010 1:26:43 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Justaham

I fully expect Rangel and Waters to be acquitted of all charges. They will both be re-elected by landslide margins in November.


14 posted on 08/10/2010 1:27:29 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: a fool in paradise

Rangel vs. Obama: Embattled House Democrat Defends Himself, as White House Cloudy on Obama’s Earlier Statement

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/70858


15 posted on 08/10/2010 1:28:08 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: colorado tanker
Some Journolist are actually writing that everyone does it! If that is the case they should be looking into getting Duke Cunningham released shouldn't they?
16 posted on 08/10/2010 1:28:25 PM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: Oldpuppymax

A culture of corruption that rises to the very top of the Democrat Party.

Nancy Pelosi was a crooked fraud who deliberately misled voters in 2006 with a media-DNC coordinated series of attacks on the “ethics” of the GOP.


17 posted on 08/10/2010 1:29:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Justaham

My prediction?

Nothing will come of this. Maxine will walk too.

Sad, but there is no reason to think otherwise.


18 posted on 08/10/2010 1:29:46 PM PDT by 11Bush
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To: Justaham

Charlie is playing to his constituency back home. He says what they want to hear, he is what they want him to be.


19 posted on 08/10/2010 1:31:05 PM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: pnh102
They will both be re-elected by landslide margins in November.

They could feast on live, squealing puppies on prime-time TV and will still be re-elected by a landslide.

20 posted on 08/10/2010 1:31:54 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Justaham
I know, I know Charlie.....it's just "sloppy."

We've all heard that crock of crap word before!

21 posted on 08/10/2010 1:33:46 PM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: Justaham

I expel Charlie Rangel every morning.


22 posted on 08/10/2010 1:34:45 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Justaham
Luke Russert on Twitter: “One senior Dem aide to me re Rangel on the floor right now: “This is a trainwreck.”

It's a train wreck insofar as people are paying attention. Problem is.. they're not, and they have no clue.

23 posted on 08/10/2010 1:35:18 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Justaham

Waters and Rangel know what Obama is pulling the strings of Pelosi to set this up. The Democrats have known about these corrupt two for a long time, so the question is, “Why now?”

Obama wants a chaotic situation, a crisis. He cannot stay in power and keep the Republicans from getting control of Congress without declaring martial law. He needs a reason, and black folk in poverty-ridden large cities rioting and burning city centers is a good reason.

I think Obama is trying to instigate a race war. And Charlie Rangel knows it, and maybe Maxine Waters, too.


24 posted on 08/10/2010 1:36:19 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: WomBom

By the way, Cunningham is right where he should be for his crimes.... it just bothers the hell out of me that they would actually write that “Everyone Does It”

Can you imagine?

Outrageous.


25 posted on 08/10/2010 1:41:46 PM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: Justaham

He has nothing to worry about. He never had. He enjoys inborn immunity from being held to the same standard as the rest of us.


26 posted on 08/10/2010 1:45:07 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: Justaham

Just expell the bum.


27 posted on 08/10/2010 1:45:36 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SatinDoll

“”I think Obama is trying to instigate a race war.””

You are correct, which leads to the most fabulous irony ever. Because of political correctness, there are not enough racists left to take the bait.

His race war would require racist whites. White america has self =examined and extracted every last trace of racism that was ever in them.

Ha ha! We have over come!


28 posted on 08/10/2010 1:45:47 PM PDT by getitright (If you call this HOPE, can we give despair a shot?)
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To: Justaham
Luke Russert on Twitter: “One senior Dem aide to me re Rangel on the floor right now: “This is a trainwreck.”

My cubicle neighbor had that on the computer and I couldn't believe the whole House had to stop consideration of the Union Bailout bill to listen to Rangel justify his actions and issue his "double-dog dare you" throwdown speech. It was not on the subject being considered yet he got to make an ass of himself before the House could proceed with regular business. A nitwit speaking to a gathering of clowns...and both groups probably feel insulted I compared them to members of Congress.

29 posted on 08/10/2010 1:46:44 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Charlie knows where the Democrat bodies are buried.”

And he alluded to that on the floor during his speach.


30 posted on 08/10/2010 1:49:37 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: CynicalBear
And he alluded to that on the floor during his speach.

I hope his life insurance is paid-up.

31 posted on 08/10/2010 1:52:05 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.)
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To: Justaham
"It may be stupid, it may be negligent, but it's not corrupt," Rangel said in a meandering speech that lasted more than 30 minutes.

Do I detect his 2010 campaign slogan? "Vote Charlie Rangel. He's not corrupt, he's just stupid."

32 posted on 08/10/2010 1:52:43 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I hope his life insurance is paid-up.

It's interesting to me compared to the Clintonian Era how few dead bodies have been found in the Baraqqi Era.

33 posted on 08/10/2010 1:54:43 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Non-Sequitur

He’ll win. The house will never expel him. Then he will laugh at the whole proceedings and ask for his Chairmanship back. Politicians from both sides of the aisle will pat his back and proceed. He will even keep all his rent controlled apartments.
Are you mad yet?


34 posted on 08/10/2010 1:54:54 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: ScottinVA
They could feast on live, squealing puppies on prime-time TV and will still be re-elected by a landslide.

And PETA would donate the puppies.

35 posted on 08/10/2010 1:57:09 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Justaham
Triple dog dare you Pictures, Images and Photos

Triple dog dare them.

36 posted on 08/10/2010 1:59:31 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: SatinDoll

Obama is a child of the Chicago Crime Syndicate.

The idea that he claims he is ‘black’ has fooled both black and white.

I don’t think he cares about anyone except those in league with his intentions. He isn’t racist about whom he throws under the bus.


37 posted on 08/10/2010 2:00:20 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: UCANSEE2

“And PETA would donate the puppies.”

Because they HAD to take those puppies away from the vicious, puppy eating Republicans like Cheney, oh and did I mention it was Bush’s fault?!?!


38 posted on 08/10/2010 2:01:49 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go home!)
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To: Justaham
Where is dear friend Hillary whom Charlie supported over Obamah?

Obamah, nor Hillary will return his calls.

39 posted on 08/10/2010 2:09:00 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

exactly ... that’s been the issue the whole time ...


40 posted on 08/10/2010 2:11:55 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne
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To: Justaham
"It may be stupid, it may be negligent, but it's not corrupt," Rangel said in a meandering speech that lasted more than 30 minutes.

In professing his innocence of all charges, Rangel also invited the ethics panel and House to take its shot at expelling him.

It doesnt sound like he's professing his innocence of the charges, just disputing the nature of the charges. Negligent in reporting income, he'd have gotten to it. Not criminal tax evasion. Try that one with the IRS, see where it gets you.

41 posted on 08/10/2010 2:15:46 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Justaham

I double dare them.


42 posted on 08/10/2010 2:29:37 PM PDT by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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To: ScottinVA

feast on live, squealing puppies on prime-time TV ..... No big deal. It would just be fresh bush-meat to his constituants.

You gotta give Charley credit for having brass cajones!


43 posted on 08/10/2010 2:33:30 PM PDT by dusttoyou (Let the other side get all wee-wee'd up, Remember come November)
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To: getitright

Wanna bet?


44 posted on 08/10/2010 2:36:41 PM PDT by dusttoyou (Let the other side get all wee-wee'd up, Remember come November)
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To: Justaham

Expel him, oh please! This is a resume enhancement for democrats. Look for Rangel to take the VP slot held by Biden.


45 posted on 08/10/2010 2:37:18 PM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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"If I can't get my dignity back here, then fire your best shot at getting me expelled," the 20-term lawmaker said.

Earlier in his speech, Rangel said, "I am not going away. I am here," triggering light applause from some lawmakers...The Democratic source called Rangel's address a "train wreck."

The ethics committee nearly reached an agreement with Rangel for the House to reprimand him, but that deal fell apart last month.

"I deserve and demand the right to be heard."

Keep on keepin' on, Blue Lou. Every time you open your mouth, I'm upping the GOP House seat gains +10 on the over/under. You can look forward to going back to holding your banana courts in an Annex building broom closet - gives 'em that 'intimate' touch you just can't get in Longworth.

46 posted on 08/10/2010 2:38:25 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: Snickering Hound

47 posted on 08/10/2010 2:49:19 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
he's prolly still got the shovel...
48 posted on 08/10/2010 2:51:31 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Justaham

Oh boy. Cat fight!


49 posted on 08/10/2010 3:01:10 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: dfwgator

double dog dare
triple cat dare


50 posted on 08/10/2010 3:23:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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