Skip to comments.Charlie Rangel: Obama answers not enough
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 dont think anyone truly believes that the president has given us a sufficient answer for America, much less the press, Rangel said on MSNBCs Morning Joe. I think this is just the beginning and the whole idea of comparing this with Nixon, I really think is just, it doesnt 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 cant raise the flag and expect to salute it every time without any reason and the same thing applies to the IRS.
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Notice he did not mention Benghazi.
Obama is more than happy to have these other two scandals suck all the air out of the Benghazi balloon.
Notice you have Obama team members like Axelrod and Robert Gibbs also making comments on these scandals.
This is coordinated.
Ouch! If Rangel is not circling the race wagons around him it may truly be over for Barry.
Channeling LBJ, Obama will be saying “if I’ve lost Rangel, I’ve lost the country.”
time for obomba to start a war to get this off the front pages.
I think you are right-—
Don’t tell me.
The photos of Charlie engaged in scandalous, nefarious activities are in the hands of the GOP.
As stated on another thread: “flares and chaff”. Benghazi scares him to death.
And when it comes to the IRS, Rangel knows all about it.
Amazing that a bottom feeder such as Rangel still manages to present a more convincing facade of honesty than does the Obamadork-felon-liar-piece-of-excrement.
Obama is slime.
Charlie Rangie no likey the IRS-y. And dont expect to hear a chirp out of that lil weasel tax cheat Geithner either.
Rangel is defending the Fraud, saying it doesn’t make sense to compare him with Nixon, and Rangel obviously doesn’t give an Obama at all about Benghazi.
I’m thinking he’s hoping whoever will take the fall for IRS and AP phone tapping will make all the unpleasantness for his god go away.
Oh look! Charlie thinks he’s found a way to redeem himself!
He's distracting from the larger issues.
Tax cheat Rangel wants more answers from Obama regarding IRS abuses.
Very perceptive. It's the only explanation that makes any sense. Thanks for popping my balloon. ;)
I think this is a strategy by the Dems to push Benghazi, the most serious scandal, out of the limelight.
I didn’t read your post before I posted mine, but obviously, great minds think alike.
Rangel asking Obama to come clean ?
They sure do!!
It certainly is.
More like asking him to keep his stench to himself....
I don’t believe Charlie Rangel is truly outraged by this.
Benghazi scares the hell out of them
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.
WHAT!?!?! Charlie is asking questions??? Ooops, doesn’t sound like a sideshow now, huh.
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Rangel - Bowbama. Bowbama - Rangel. Pot - kettle!
He’s not asking questions about Benghazi.
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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?
So goes Harlem, so goes New York........ snicker
“Channeling LBJ, Obama will be saying if Ive lost Rangel, Ive lost the country.”
I think the deciding factor will be when zero says “if I’ve lost boehner, I’ve lost the country!”
They know the press can only cover so much.
This is an attempt to distract from Benghazi
Rangel is on Obamas team
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It could be - might be Hillary behind it... who knows? But with the press unleashed we might get to find out.
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.
This is payback for Obama suggesting in 2012 that Rangel should retire...
Yep. It’s the old smoke and mirrors trick.
When the Rats start complaining about “the bronco-bama”, you know it’s a diversion.
Yep. Just think about it.
If there were no Benghazi and these other scandals came out.. Rangel would be attacking anyone who dared to talk about them as racist.
But since Obummer needs a distraction
they want them talked up.
Charlie, for God’s sake, you are a smart man and in law school believed in this country.
The democrats need to put aside any ideology and look at this because if this isn’t stopped, this country is going to fall.
Meanwhile, last month 17 missile launch commanders at Minot AFB were removed from duty over concerns regarding “attitude”, safety violations, and compromised missile launch codes.
Pretty funny how all these lefty h8thers are now having a come to Jesus moment. There must be a bigger scandal to come.
“Rangel is on Obamas team”
boehner is on obamas team
Oh. My. When you’ve lost Charlie Rangel . . .
Of course, the “honorable” Charlie Rangel has his own Jones about the IRS. They tagged him off base a few years back, and I’ll bet he has a long memory. This is payback.
Good. Let whatever they have to say take center stage when things die down a bit. Keep Benghazi going.
Wow, how short are your collective memories?
The CHUCKSTER is a HUGE HILLARY fan. He only went over to the dark side when he saw the writing on the wall.
Now, for post two, you are half correct. But the reason he wants to downplay Benghazi is because Dame Hillary is more to blame there.
He WILL help the girl in 2016, but getting people off Benghazi, and subsequently his girl, is paramount.
Throwing that “not down for the struggle, not authentic, negro” under the bus, he’ll do that with glee.
Down on the IRS? Doubt that, he’s not in jail with Wes Snipes is he?
Talk about the kettle calling the pan black.