Skip to comments.Rangel Supporters: "We Shall Overcome" ("and pay our taxes if we really have to")
Posted on 11/22/2010 6:35:22 PM PST by Libloather
Rangel Supporters: "We Shall Overcome"
By Arun Venugopal
Monday, November 22, 2010
The crowd included Christian and Muslim clergy from Harlem, as well as Comptroller John Liu, council member Robert Jackson and former mayor David Dinkins.
"There's nothing to be gained by seeking to further humiliate this great man," said Dinkins. "So it's my hope that those of us here gathered and others, that we'll make phone calls to members of the House, and persuade them to our point of view."
Rangel is a popular figure in Harlem. Among the supporters who were out and about was a rapper, Pop-a-Lot, who spontaneously put his thoughts to verse:
Everybody look for resurrectin' in the soul of Christ. So we all pay the price in Paradise. This is the evolution of life. So for Charlie Rangel had to do what he do to take care his kids, his seat and his wife.
But some people found walking down 135th Street said censure is warranted. Alonso Correa called Rangel one of his "favorites" but felt his ethical lapses were too serious to ignore.
"United States is a nice place to live," said Correa. "You can have what you're looking for. But you have to do good. You cannot play games with the law."
Jennifer Domise was less forgiving.
"He made a public buffoon of himself, by standing up in front of the House and saying, you know, 'save me,'" said Domise (pictured above). "It was embarrassing. For Harlemites, for myself as a black woman and as an expat living in New York, it's embarrassing."
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After tax-cheat Charlie got done writing tax law? How about Pay-a-Lot?
The use of civil-rights-era imagery for nothing but covering up a fraud’s shady dealings.
The republicans really need to take back ownership of MLK’s memory.
The left bear absolutely ZERO relation to him. Even more today.
“There’s nothing to be gained by seeking to further humiliate this great man,” said Dinkins. “”
Oh yes there is. It’s out money Charlie stole and he can give it back.
His only dropped a letter from his real name: Poop-a-Lot.
Circle the wagons.
How is she an expat living in New York?
Okay gang, all join me in my new civil rights song, sung to the melody of We Shall Overcome. Here is
We Shall Come Over
We shall come over
We shall come over
We shall come over to whine
He’s a crook, but that’s fine
I’m glad he’s mine.
We shall come over to whine!