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Rangel won another term by a wide margin Tuesday despite lingering concerns over ethics allegations
Columbia Spectator ^ | 11/03/10 | Sarah Darville and Leah Greenbaum

Posted on 11/03/2010 9:50:53 AM PDT by Libloather

Rangel won another term by a wide margin Tuesday despite lingering concerns over ethics allegations
By Sarah Darville and Leah Greenbaum
Published November 3, 2010

Staffers purchased a dozen bottles of champagne weeks ago to celebrate Representative Charles Rangel’s victory Tuesday night. But the short celebration at the Martin Luther King Jr. Democratic Club on 128th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard did not pass without mention of the 40-year incumbent’s upcoming public trial for ethics charges.

Rangel won another term by a wide margin Tuesday despite lingering concerns over ethics allegations related to failing to pay income taxes and not properly disclosing personal assets.

Rangel—who won a crowded primary race in September and earned nearly 80 percent of the vote Tuesday—has, it seems, developed strong loyalties in Harlem.

When reporters at the victory press conference asked about the upcoming Nov. 15 trial, Rangel replied, “I’m glad you brought that up. I’m really not thinking about that tonight.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; ethics; harlem; mediabias; ny; ny2010; nyc; pelosicongress; rangel; trial
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Yet another RAT about to get the boot.
1 posted on 11/03/2010 9:50:57 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Can Republicans start a real investigation of this ass clown?


2 posted on 11/03/2010 9:52:55 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Libloather

It speaks volumes about his constituents, doesn’t it?


3 posted on 11/03/2010 9:53:03 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Libloather

Now that Nancy Pelosi’s “Most Ethical Congress Ever In History And I Mean It” is over, let the corruption hearings begin.


4 posted on 11/03/2010 9:54:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Howie66

Indeed more free ride tickets to come.


5 posted on 11/03/2010 9:55:14 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: kempster

I guess his constituents don’t give a real never mind about ethics.


6 posted on 11/03/2010 9:56:03 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Libloather

People who happily elect crooks are probably themselves crooks.


7 posted on 11/03/2010 9:57:00 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Libloather
Mindless ghetto rats will vote for ANY fellow mindless ghetto rats.

They have no sense of right and wrong, and not an independent thought in their entitlement-rattled brain-housing groups.

8 posted on 11/03/2010 9:57:17 AM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: kempster

Nancy “Drain the Swamp” Pelosi held off on holding ehtics hearings on this guy until after the mid-terms. If they do not proceed as planned the GOP in the new Congress will make this a very public event to paint the establishment dems as a bunch of corruptocrats.


9 posted on 11/03/2010 9:57:39 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: kempster

Nancy “Drain the Swamp” Pelosi held off on holding ehtics hearings on this guy until after the mid-terms. If they do not proceed as planned the GOP in the new Congress will make this a very public event to paint the establishment dems as a bunch of corruptocrats.


10 posted on 11/03/2010 9:57:52 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Libloather

Proof that New York is just simply a Lost Cause.


11 posted on 11/03/2010 9:58:06 AM PDT by cld51860
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To: Libloather

That corrupt entrenched pig will hold on to his one party district until he drops or is hauled out hogtied in cuffs by the feds.


12 posted on 11/03/2010 9:58:30 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: Howie66

That is what I was thinking: Rangel does a good job representing his constituents.
Unfortunately for the rest of the country, his constituents are largely criminals and parasites.


13 posted on 11/03/2010 9:58:46 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: Libloather
and not properly disclosing personal assets.

Yeah, like the bank account with over 500k in it. I can see where one might forget about it./sarc

14 posted on 11/03/2010 9:59:11 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Libloather

ELections are merely a nuisance and a formality for many office holders. Some are more akin to feudal barons than republican representatives.


15 posted on 11/03/2010 9:59:23 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: DocH

When radio talk show host Mark Levin speaks of drones. This is what he is talking about.


16 posted on 11/03/2010 10:00:02 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: Bitsy

Bitsy, some times you have to lead them by the hand and do the dirty work for them.


17 posted on 11/03/2010 10:01:52 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Libloather

What do Democrats have to do with ethics? Corruption is a badge of honor for leftnuts.


18 posted on 11/03/2010 10:03:10 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Howie66

Yes - Just like crack smoking Marion Berry.

It’s amazing the role models people vote in for the future generations. No wonder the black community is so factured.
Kids aren’t being taught right from wrong.


19 posted on 11/03/2010 10:04:54 AM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: Libloather

There are some things you just cannot change....

The Sun rising in the East, the earth revolving around the sun, and then there’s people like Pelosi, Frank and Rangel, who have their seats until they choke or give up.

The people of Harlem WILL vote for Rangel even if there was video evidence that he murdered someone in cold blood.

Some things never change.


20 posted on 11/03/2010 10:04:59 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: Libloather

This surprises anyone? Do you remember how many RATs were proud that Clinton was an adulterer and perjurer and rapist?


21 posted on 11/03/2010 10:05:19 AM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: Libloather

IMMORAL!


22 posted on 11/03/2010 10:05:43 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Libloather
He is a reflection of his constituents.
23 posted on 11/03/2010 10:06:57 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (A check is worthless until you actually cash it......VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: cld51860
Proof that New York is just simply a Lost Cause.

Let's call a spade a spade here..no pun intended. Urban Blacks are a lost cause, trillions thrown at them and they still breed like cockroaches and consume government services and overwhelm the health-care system like virulent parasites. 40% of prison populations in some states are African Americans , that is quite a feat. In the city of Chicago 3 out of every 5 18-30 year olds are on probation, in prison or in the criminal justice system. I say cut off the money, all of it and let social Darwinism mature their culture. Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams agree with me.

24 posted on 11/03/2010 10:07:52 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: Libloather

He will see the world through bars one day.

LLS


25 posted on 11/03/2010 10:08:32 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Libloather

“Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the
character of their congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it
is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be
intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high
qualities to represent them in the national legislature.” -

James Garfield, 20th President


26 posted on 11/03/2010 10:10:25 AM PDT by Jerry Attrick
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To: Libloather

Apparently being black trumps thievery, lying, stealing, and cheating the tax payers.


27 posted on 11/03/2010 10:13:30 AM PDT by svcw (Legalism is enforced revelation)
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To: Libloather

New York seems bent on staying the liberal cesspool that it is. And before anyone attacks me, I lived there and still have relatives there.


28 posted on 11/03/2010 10:14:10 AM PDT by lula ( If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?)
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To: Libloather

Aiding and abetting?


29 posted on 11/03/2010 10:18:52 AM PDT by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: kearnyirish2

Ping to #24. LOL.


30 posted on 11/03/2010 10:20:05 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: Bitsy
You are correct. They do not care much about ‘ethics’

On the other hand, they are absolutely OBSESSED with ‘ethnics’ -- so they keep re-electing him.

31 posted on 11/03/2010 10:20:28 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Libloather

I don’t mean this as some sort of snipe but it is what it is... most minorities seem to vote for race. Nothing else really matter for 90% of them. This won’t change... Rangel is a textbook example of it. If the guy was a convicted drug-dealing murdering pedophile, they would still vote for him. You can’t change it. I mean, look at the coke snorting john who was re-elected as DC mayor back when. Same with Hispanics ... they will vote for Hispanic last names first, if there are none they default to D.
I wish it weren’t true, but it’s undeniable.


32 posted on 11/03/2010 10:20:59 AM PDT by FunkyZero ("It's not about duck hunting !")
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To: Libloather

In his district there is no concern with ethics violations!!!


33 posted on 11/03/2010 10:22:05 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Libloather

In Charlie’s district, the crimes he has committed are admirable. He just be stickin it to da man is all. Know whut ah’m saying?


34 posted on 11/03/2010 10:24:37 AM PDT by crosshairs (Guns have two enemies: Rust and Politicians)
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To: Libloather

My guess is that this will all be wrapped up by the end of the year before the new congress takes over. Rangel will be found to be impeccably honest.


35 posted on 11/03/2010 10:25:10 AM PDT by Revel
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To: Howie66
It speaks volumes about his constituents, doesn’t it?

Yes it does. A couple of other wretched examples:
Eddy Bernice Johnson TX-30
Sheila Jackson lee TX-18

Both these slugs were re-elected with over 70% despite gross ethical lapses and just general stupidity.

36 posted on 11/03/2010 10:26:44 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Libloather

This is the guy whose own law firm dumped him in his upcoming ethics trial. Apparently (from what I’ve read), his sense of entitlement extended to his refusal to pay his legal bills. LOL.


37 posted on 11/03/2010 10:27:31 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: Libloather

Well, possibly he might be disciplined by the House Ethics Committee. But his constituents could care less if he’s a crook, as long as the perception is that he’s stealing from Whitey.


38 posted on 11/03/2010 10:34:13 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Libloather

Same thing with Eddie Bernice Johnson of Dallas who handed grants out to family and friends.


39 posted on 11/03/2010 10:35:27 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Libloather
"Cellblock D Re-elects Representative #342456"


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

40 posted on 11/03/2010 10:36:20 AM PDT by The Comedian (I really missed you. Next time, I'll adjust for windage.)
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To: Howie66
It speaks volumes about his constituents, doesn’t it?

With Tangel and his supporters it is all about race and nothing but race. His supporters bees black. He bees black. That is the totality of why they vote for him.

Black Democrats would rather elect a corrupt black man who will lead them into a concentration camp than elect a white person who would lead them into wealth (trouble with whites and wealth is that a lot of whites think you have to earn it which doesn't sit too well with the majority of blacks. They bees OWED).

41 posted on 11/03/2010 10:37:57 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Libloather

Whenever I think about Rangel, and those that vote for him, I am reminded of a scene from Laurence of Arabia, and Laurence saying:

“So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people - greedy, barbarous, and cruel, as you are. “


42 posted on 11/03/2010 11:23:04 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: Libloather

Ok the pubbies have charge of the House. Inasmuch as this crook Rangel is under investigation, now is the time to impeach the bum!!


43 posted on 11/03/2010 11:40:19 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: kenmcg
Ok the pubbies have charge of the House. Inasmuch as this crook Rangel is under investigation, now is the time to impeach the bum!!

Rangel will be tried and get a mere slap on the wrist (if that) long before the GOP takes over the House in January.

44 posted on 11/03/2010 11:42:38 AM PDT by kevao
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To: Libloather

No surprise, considering the urban scum who vote for him.


45 posted on 11/03/2010 11:44:32 AM PDT by Kenton (Just my $0.02 worth...)
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To: Libloather

It’s the old “Sure he’s a crook, but he’s OUR crook” argument.


46 posted on 11/03/2010 11:56:08 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Howie66

“It speaks volumes about his constituents, doesn’t it?”

It sure does....I was talking to a Black woman in Mahattan today and she came up with “Those Republicans have the nerve to want to make people die.” What a freaking maroon. I bet she voted for Rangel.


47 posted on 11/03/2010 12:50:39 PM PDT by LottieDah (Exterminate the 'Rats and save the Republic!)
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To: LottieDah

She was letting her ignorance show, big time!

It was Republicans that freed the slaves. It was Republicans that passed the 1964 Civil Rights legislation.

It has always been the RATs that want to keep blacks in bondage.

Some people are just too damned stupid to vote.


48 posted on 11/03/2010 1:12:53 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Libloather

“lingering concerns”

Lingering concerns? How about the stinking pig has been publicly ripping off the taxpayer, committing crimes, tax evasion and other acts of theft and corruption for years! Dammit.


49 posted on 11/03/2010 1:55:30 PM PDT by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: Bitsy

I guess his constituents don’t give a real never mind about ethics..................................... Who are his constituents, and how are they employed? Come on, its NYC, and a good portion of uptown is on the Public dole.


50 posted on 11/03/2010 2:01:04 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear and ridicule the most is the one they fear the most.)
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