Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Charlie Rangel: Obama answers not enough
Politico ^ | 15 May 2013 | KEVIN ROBILLARD

Posted on 05/15/2013 9:52:31 AM PDT by mandaladon

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that he believes President Barack Obama owes the American public explanations for both the seizure of Associated Press phone records by the Department of Justice and the IRS targeting of conservative groups. “I don’t think anyone truly believes that the president has given us a sufficient answer for America, much less the press,” Rangel said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I think this is just the beginning and the whole idea of comparing this with Nixon, I really think is just, it doesn’t make much sense. But the president has to come forward and share why he did not alert the press they were going to do this. He has to tell the Americans, including me: What was this national security question? You just can’t raise the flag and expect to salute it every time without any reason and the same thing applies to the IRS.”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: ap; benghazi; benghazy; charlierangel; corruption; democrats; firstamendment; fraud; impeachnow; implausibledenial; irs; liberals; morningjoe; msnbc; newyork; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; scandal; scandals
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-57 next last
To: basil

Rangel asking Obama to come clean ?


21 posted on 05/15/2013 9:59:57 AM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Signalman

They sure do!!


22 posted on 05/15/2013 10:00:04 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

It certainly is.


23 posted on 05/15/2013 10:02:43 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: huckfillary

More like asking him to keep his stench to himself....


24 posted on 05/15/2013 10:03:48 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Contrary to popular belief, Ben Gauzy is not some guy who was just voted off DWTS.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: mandaladon

I don’t believe Charlie Rangel is truly outraged by this.


25 posted on 05/15/2013 10:05:38 AM PDT by uncitizen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Signalman

Benghazi scares the hell out of them


26 posted on 05/15/2013 10:05:54 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: mandaladon
Charlie Rangel wants Obama to come up with an excuse that will ‘work’. I'm sure a few 'excuses' are being focus-tested as we debate this issue.

The problem is some in the press have wised up - and it's going to be harder to play them for fools in the future. The MSM's not going to fall for a video/movie story cover for Benghazi in the future - or for crap about Petraeus stepping down over an affair, or any of the other transparent lies put out by this Administration. The bar has been raised... lies are going to have to be better done in the future if dems want to fool the MSM.

27 posted on 05/15/2013 10:06:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (Jesus said, Give your money to the poor. NOT 'Give your neighbor's money to the poor' freeper kevao)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mandaladon

WHAT!?!?! Charlie is asking questions??? Ooops, doesn’t sound like a sideshow now, huh.


28 posted on 05/15/2013 10:07:35 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GOPJ

Read post 2


29 posted on 05/15/2013 10:07:39 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: mandaladon

Rangel - Bowbama. Bowbama - Rangel. Pot - kettle!


30 posted on 05/15/2013 10:08:14 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bgill

He’s not asking questions about Benghazi.

Read post 2


31 posted on 05/15/2013 10:08:28 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55
This is coordinated.

I read somewhere that the question that lead to the IRS person acknowledging and apologizing for the illegal snooping originated from an administration insider.

Some people are saying it is because they knew a report was scheduled for release that would reveal the scandal anyway.
But in any case this has distracted from Benghazi. Then there is the AP scandal. This morning I read that the FBI may have illegally collected 10 million medical records of Californians including all of the federal judges.

Is this an attempt at scandal overload to desensitize the public or is the house of cards falling apart?

32 posted on 05/15/2013 10:08:30 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: mandaladon

So goes Harlem, so goes New York........ snicker


33 posted on 05/15/2013 10:08:36 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Menehune56

“Channeling LBJ, Obama will be saying “if I’ve lost Rangel, I’ve lost the country.””

I think the deciding factor will be when zero says “if I’ve lost boehner, I’ve lost the country!”


34 posted on 05/15/2013 10:09:06 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: oldbrowser

They know the press can only cover so much.

This is an attempt to distract from Benghazi


35 posted on 05/15/2013 10:10:46 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: RS_Rider

Rangel is on Obamas team

Read post 2


36 posted on 05/15/2013 10:11:30 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55
This is coordinated.

It could be - might be Hillary behind it... who knows? But with the press unleashed we might get to find out.

37 posted on 05/15/2013 10:18:06 AM PDT by GOPJ (Jesus said, Give your money to the poor. NOT 'Give your neighbor's money to the poor' freeper kevao)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55
This is coordinated.

That's how I feel. Benghazi was an act of treason. I don't of any nation in the history of humanity that would let a sitting ambassador be killed and NOT consider it an act of war that demanded some kind of response. And the Left will go along with these other scandals because they know that Obama can always claim incompetence; and while that is an awful quality for any Administration, it is not a fatal one.

38 posted on 05/15/2013 10:19:08 AM PDT by Clock King
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Menehune56

This is payback for Obama suggesting in 2012 that Rangel should retire...


39 posted on 05/15/2013 10:21:21 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeMan55

Yep. It’s the old smoke and mirrors trick.

When the Rats start complaining about “the bronco-bama”, you know it’s a diversion.


40 posted on 05/15/2013 10:21:58 AM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-57 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson