Skip to comments.Charles Rangel receives standing ovation in Harlem, says he's glad to have censure behind him
Posted on 12/05/2010 6:12:03 AM PST by jimbo123
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel was greeted with a standing ovation Saturday at a town hall meeting in Harlem two days after he was censured by by the House.
"I am very pleased this is behind me," Rangel, who looked dapper in a dark suit and tie, told cheering supporters after a two-year ethics probe.
Insisting that his colleagues were bowing to political pressure, Rangel remained defiant and confident, saying he was "not guilty of corruption or self-enrichment."
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Why does this not surprise me at all?
Just a pep talk to his troops. Nothing to see here.
They did the same for OJ.
Like Osama being welcomed in a West Pakistan mountain village.
Suggests his constituents don’t know or don’t care right from wrong.
I don’t remember OJ going to Harlem.
Oh, I get it, “they” do this sort of thing.
Actually it is a “they” thing and you know it.
He can spend the rest of his life looking for the real perp.
Barney, damn it, back off. Save it for later
“Rep. Charles Rangel was greeted with a standing ovation”
Just standing up for corruption!!
Must be nice to not to pay taxes for 12 years and only get a verbal admonishment. I wonder if the government would allow an ordinary citizen to get away with that?
Cheers for criminals.
Why is he not in jail? Delay gets time, & this guy gets a standing o from his peeps.
JOE GARCIA AND HIS CORRUPT, PRO-CASTRO FRIEND CHARLIE RANGEL (D-NY):
This is not the end, only the beginning. He will be brought up on ethics charges for using campaign funds for his defense.
If any of Charlie’s black constituents in Harlem had not paid taxes for 12 years, they would not have gotten off with a verbal admonishment, either.
That is the tragedy of the democrat plantation.
Just another example of the balkanizing of the US through a policy of promoting ethnic and racial policies.
Censure? Now, now, now, naughty Chuckie.....spanky, spanky, keep on doing what you do best by the way, no more trouble for you, you are free to keep on doing what it is that you do as usual.
This is why Amerika is down the tubes!
Wesley Snipes must be the wrong color black.
Note: the page (on the Workers World Party website) with this photo has recently been removed.
But here's other evidence of his speaking at the event:
"Among the many speakers were elected representativesU.S. Rep. Charles Rangel and New York City Council members Charles Barron and Margarita Lopezwho have bucked their party to come out against the war. Barron has also introduced a Troops Out Now resolution in the City Council."--Workers World Party
Workers World Party: From Harlem to mayors mansion, marchers say, ''Bring the troops home now!'
55 W. 17 St., NY, NY 10011
Troops Out Now Coalition
55 W. 17th St. #5C
NY NY 10011
"Dear Comrade Kim Jong Il...
With his leadership [Kim Il Sung], the Korean people defeated the Japanese colonial occupation and soon after brought about the first defeat of the U.S. imperialist military machine. ...
Workers World Party values our close, comradely relations with the Workers Party of Korea very highly. We are proud to have known Kim Il Sung as a great leader and a comrade in the international communist movement. ..."
With comradely solidarity, Sam Marcy Chairperson, Workers World Party" (1994):
Also speaking at the rally above was communist attorney/terrorist defender, Lynne Stewart. The event marked the 2nd anniversary of the start of the Iraq war (March 19, 2005).
not guilty of self enrichment? LoL
Since when is it a crime?
What a smarmy poser
That picture is telling. I’ve never seen it before.
Isn’t he under investigation again for how he financed his defense of the charges he was just censured for?! Geesh!
Marion Berry was reelected after being caught smoking crack with a hooker.
Talk about a true culture of corruption
I feel kind of sorry for Congressman Rangel.
War hero, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, rose above his station, Way and Means Chairman instead of some fake diversity consulting job.
Skimmed a little off the top? Yup. Cheated on his taxes? Yup. Didn't have the right papers for his fancy car? Yup.
Ran a multimillion dollar winery with nonunion labor? Nope. Leaving Congress a billionaire on his government salary? Nope. Diverted billions to his multimillionaire spouse with insider knowledge about government contracts? Nope. Wrote laws to create windfalls for businesses run by relatives, forcing the military to accept second-best technology as a result? Nope.
He was shamed because he was capable of shame, by people who mock the concept.
Did he deserve it? Yes he did.
He deserved censure. His condemners deserve the all-night firing squad at RFK stadium.
Clarification for others: it's of the OJ verdict being announced when blacks were seen cheering (despite the overwhelming amount of evidence pointing to his guilt).
To his credit, there’s one black guy (at about one o’clock high) who isn’t cheering. This picture is rather proof that the case wasn’t about facts and evidence but about color, for a significant part of population, and this whether you believe OJ did it or not.
It is not one world.
Yeah, I guess I do remember the pictures of JC Watt, Condie Rice, (newly elected) Tim Scott and Clarence Thomas whooping it up with joy when OJ got away with murder.
If you don’t mean ALL of “them”, then make yourself clear. I live in a part of the country where conservatives are “profiled” as racist. You give ammunition to people who bash conservatives on the head with this crap and successfully muddle the argument to stupid side crap!
Liberals make a huge deal over race. I’m a “content of character” type.
The supporters and enablers of evil men are just as guilty as the evil men.Well said.
The most hypocritical of his actions was to take four rent controlled apartments for his own personal use and defeat the purpose of helping his low income constituents.
On many levels - first the stupidity of rent control which created huge wasteland ghettos like the South Bronx. Second - it was a delusion of the Democratic party in line with their helping the poor at the expense of this rich, it failed at both, especially when the rich benefited from it. Third - the greed of Rangel compels him to then use this stupid and awful device his party created to enrich himself. Frankly - it is a perfect example of why America has voted these bums out. It’s Franklin Raines and Freddie and Fannie and the 3 trillion grab bag all over again. These freaks come up with these proposals that really damage the country and then use them to enrich themselves. They are economically naive, but not naive enough because they know how to steal from the stupid programs they created.
They deserve him.
Howard University if memory serves.
As you said, pretty telling picture.
Yay! He’s number one-in corruption. Guess that makes him a true home-boy in their eyes.
BTW-How’s employment in Harlem? Never mind, you got corruptocrats to vote for! As long as you get your handout it doesn’t matter.