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Boehner, House Honor Charlie Rangel Despite His Questionable Past
The New American ^ | 9/23/2011 | Christian Gomez

Posted on 09/24/2011 5:16:15 AM PDT by IbJensen

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other House leaders paid tribute to Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) on September 22, despite the fact that he was overwhelmingly censured by the House less than a year ago for ethics violations and has a history of courtship with Soviet and Communist subversive activities.

In December 2010, when the House was controlled by the Democratic majority of the 111th Congress, Democrats and Republicans overwhelmingly voted 333-79 to censure Congressman Rangel with regard to unpaid taxes on property he owned in the Dominican Republican, other hidden assets, and for improper use of the his campaign office to raise funds for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at the City College of New York — all of which are clear violations of House rules.

Congressional leaders, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Speaker of the House John Boehner still felt it prudent to honor the former head of the Ways and Means Committee with a special reception and the unveiling of a portrait in the Longworth House Office Building.

The FEC granted Rangel permission to cover the cost of the lavish portrait — estimated at $65,000 — with funds from his campaign office. According to records, this is exactly what he did in 2008 as he also unethically used his campaign office to raise funds for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at the City College of New York.

The improper use of campaign funds, which led to his 2010 censure stripping him of the chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee, is not the only stain on his reputation. Rangel has also in the past courted America’s enemies: the KGB, the Soviet Union, and Communists.

In the book KGB Today: The Hidden Hand, published in 1983 by Reader’s Digest Press, author John Barron revealed that the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in a secret session in July 1982, deleted whole pages from a World Peace Council (WPC) brocuhure in order to protect the names of affiliated Democratic lawmakers including Rep. Charles Rangel of New York. The secret session was held on the subject of Soviet Active Measures and Soviet involvement in the “peace movement.” The WPC document was pertinent to the Intelligence Committee because of the WPC’s role as a front organization for the Soviet Union within the United States. The Committee labeled 48-page brochure Exhibit XI “Materials from World Peace Council Presidential Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C., [January] 25-28, 1978.”

Then-FBI Assistant Director for Intelligence Edward O’Malley gave testimony of the Soviet Union’s involvement with the WPC:

The World Peace Council is, of course, the largest and most active Soviet front organization, with affiliates in approximately 135 countries. The WPC is one of the major Soviet instruments for political action and propaganda in the peace movement.

Barron further stated, “Agent Chandra, Colonel Radomir Bogdanov of the KGB and Oleg Kharkhardin of the International Department delighted in including members of Congress to join in discussions of ‘peace’ and disarmament.” [Emphasis added.]

The WPC published the 48-page brochure to herald its triumphant victory in opening its then-new “Information Centre” in Washington, D.C. — effectively giving the Soviet Union another base of operations (in addition to their official embassy) from which to conduct their active sabotage in the nation’s capital while at the same time influencing certain members of Congress.

Omitted from the brochure’s exhibition in the House Intelligence Committee were pages 3, 4, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 45, 46, 47, and 48. Omitted page 4 stated the following:

The wide interest in the work of the Bureau and the Dialogue was indicated by the participation in the sessions and also in special meetings inside the U.S. Congress itself of Bureau members with several Congressmen among which were Congressmen John Burton, Ted Weiss, Ronald Dellums, John Conyers, Jr., Don Edwards, Charles Rangel and others.

Congressman Rangel is seen on page 19 in a photograph, the caption of which reads: “Congressman Charles Rangel (left) and Congressman Don Edwards addressing participants in the WPC events.”

Like then-Rep. Leon Panetta (D-Calif.), now Secretary of Defense, who had ties with the pro-Sandinista Soviet-backed Institute for Policy Studies, Rep. Rangel is also documented as having collaborated with another Soviet-front organization in Washington, D.C. — the World Peace Council.

Rangel’s courtship with Communists didn’t end with the Cold War. The May 3, 1997 issue of the People’s Weekly World newspaper — a publication affiliated with the Communist Party and a member of the International Labor Communications Association —published an article entitled “People’s Weekly World $400,000 fund drive begins.” The article said that the New York Friends of the People’s Weekly World hosted a “Freedom Seder” at the Winston Union Auditorium in New York for the purpose of raising money and that the guests included then-Communist Party USA National Chair Gus Hall and his wife Elizabeth. According to the article, “Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger, and city council members Gilford Miller and Tom Duane sent greetings.”

Overlooking these ethics violations, censure, and courtship with communist subversive activities, Speaker Boehner and other House leaders still took the time to bestow the honors of a reception ceremony and portrait upon Rep. Rangel in Congress.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adiosboehner; bonehead; boner; charlierangel; charlietheredrangel; communist; marxist; rangel; squeakerofhouse; troopsoutnow; workersworldparty; wwp
Boner, along with other RINO traitors, back a shyster-communist for tribute!

What a disgusting development for Americans who truly hunger for a CHANGE that would revert back to pre-1913 times! Our new squeaker is as ignorant and stupid as the gaggle that's truly America's enemy!

I, for one, will be on the bandwagon of the young man who wants to replace Boner in this next election.

1 posted on 09/24/2011 5:16:21 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: All

THE KINGFISH

2 posted on 09/24/2011 5:18:04 AM PDT by IbJensen (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.)
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To: IbJensen
Boehner, House Honor Charlie Rangel Despite His Questionable Past

"Questionable past????" If he wasn't a congressman he'd be in jail.

3 posted on 09/24/2011 5:18:15 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: IbJensen

They eat, drink & perhaps sleep together. It’s just an old boys club, a game. America should come first, not their party.


4 posted on 09/24/2011 5:28:05 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: IbJensen
For anyone who missed it....

America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution By Angelo M. Codevilla from the July 2010 - August 2010 issue

Explains a lot.

5 posted on 09/24/2011 5:29:35 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: IbJensen

Way to go, Boner! Remind us why we need to get rid of all you “GOP” douchebags!


6 posted on 09/24/2011 5:29:55 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: IbJensen
Boehner “honors” Rangel?

That is disgusting.

The Speaker MUST have a core principle that the good ol’ boys club is sacrosanct no matter what egregious behavior is committed by the good ol’ boys

Rangel is an arrogant patronizing POS and a tax cheat who spends his career as a demagogue against conservative working taxpayers

Men like Rangel and enablers like Boehner both have to GO

7 posted on 09/24/2011 5:31:41 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: IbJensen

Its called The RinoCracy....and the American Two Party system is the RinoCracy vs. Flyover Country.


8 posted on 09/24/2011 5:34:15 AM PDT by mo
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To: IbJensen

Wanna see my putter?


9 posted on 09/24/2011 5:35:47 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus
I have not done anything illegal. Do I get an award?
10 posted on 09/24/2011 5:39:52 AM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: IbJensen

They wonder why they shouldn’t be in office.


11 posted on 09/24/2011 5:41:30 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: IbJensen
Protecting their own. As usual.

Nothing but a bunch of G.D. traitors. Their day is coming.

12 posted on 09/24/2011 5:44:22 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: IbJensen

Crybaby boehner needs to go


13 posted on 09/24/2011 5:51:57 AM PDT by heiss
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To: SoJoCo

Anyone else; ANYONE else, would be in prison.


14 posted on 09/24/2011 5:55:33 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: IbJensen
Any wonder why the American population approves of Congress at one of the lowest rates ever recorded?
15 posted on 09/24/2011 5:56:24 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: IbJensen
"Boehner, House Honor Charlie Rangel Despite His Questionable Past"

What was a Korean War Vet like Charlie "Bring Back the Draft" Rangel doing speaking at a PRO-NORTH KOREA Workers World Party event?? Hannity and O'Reilly never quite got around to asking him.

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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 representatives—U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel and New York City Council members Charles Barron and Margarita Lopez—who 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 mayor’s mansion, marchers say, ''Bring the troops home now!'
http://www.workers.org/ww/2005/us/harlem-march-0331/index.html
____________________________________________________

Workers World
55 W. 17 St., NY, NY 10011

Troops Out Now Coalition
55 W. 17th St. #5C
NY NY 10011
www.TroopsOutNow.org
____________________________________________________

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"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):
http://www.workers.org/marcy/cd/sam94/1994html/s940721.htm
____________________________________________________

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).

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http://www.troopsoutnow.org/photos/march19photos.html

16 posted on 09/24/2011 6:07:20 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: IbJensen
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[Communist dictator Fidel Castro visits Harlem,
receives warm welcome -my caption]

source:
JOE GARCIA AND HIS CORRUPT, PRO-CASTRO FRIEND CHARLIE RANGEL (D-NY):
http://factreal.wordpress.com/2010/10/17/david-rivera-vs-garcias-controversies-donations-to-his-campaign-from-corrupt-rangel-fl-25/
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"Rangel is an avowed admirer of the former Cuban President Fidel Castro. In April 1993, the congressman introduced legislation to repeal the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992, which ended U.S. assistance to the Castro government, and to lift the American embargo against Cuba. When Castro toured Harlem in October of 1995, Rangel greeted him with a bear hug at an event in a local church, where the congressman joined in a prolonged standing ovation for the visiting dictator."

http://www.zimbio.com/Charlie+Rangel/articles/uMKCuQbf6Wd/Tax+Man+Faces+Tax+Cheat+Mirror

17 posted on 09/24/2011 6:08:02 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: IbJensen
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18 posted on 09/24/2011 6:08:38 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: IbJensen

Congress has a lot of class ,,,, mostly LOW !!!


19 posted on 09/24/2011 6:14:57 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Lionheartusa1
rangel-money-4sm

Click to hear Rangel - ''I'm here''

20 posted on 09/24/2011 6:25:50 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: SoJoCo
"Questionable past????"

Exactly. There's nothing "questionable" about it. He's a diehard communist who has been cozying up to Americas enemies for decades. Castro, Workers World Party, etc, etc.

21 posted on 09/24/2011 6:26:52 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: IbJensen

Good Ole boys.


22 posted on 09/24/2011 6:32:07 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (Now we be president again !)
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To: IbJensen


23 posted on 09/24/2011 6:40:51 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: IbJensen

Another perfect example of why legislatures (state and federal) could be part-time jobs with 1/10th pay, NO benefits, NO insurance, NO perks, NO retirement.

These POS politicians can then get a job doing something productive not progressive.

DEFUND socialist collectives (including Congress), foreign and domestic.

We become very low-taxed, productive, prosperous citizens in a republic that acts as a beacon of individual liberty.

“...That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

ALTER it.


24 posted on 09/24/2011 7:29:42 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: SoJoCo

And the silly Rules of the despotic government requires such false decorum and comradeship it is after all with our governemnt an US or Them proposition.


25 posted on 09/24/2011 7:31:14 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: ETL

OUTSTANDING contributions (per usual) to the thread, ETL. Thanks.


26 posted on 09/24/2011 7:31:42 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: ETL

OUTSTANDING contributions (per usual) to the thread, ETL. Thanks.


27 posted on 09/24/2011 7:32:04 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: SoJoCo

After reading this for some strange reason the old adage “There is no honor amongst thieves” cam to mind.


28 posted on 09/24/2011 8:05:13 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: IbJensen

Another proud member of the TAX dodger club.


29 posted on 09/24/2011 9:28:20 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: PGalt

Thank YOU FRiend! Glad you found the info useful/interesting.


30 posted on 09/25/2011 4:09:20 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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