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Ethics Inquiry of Rangel Finds Evidence of Violations

July 23rd, 2010 . by TexasFred

Ethics Inquiry of Rangel Finds Evidence of Violations

WASHINGTON — A House investigative panel has found “substantial reason to believe�? that Representative Charles B. Rangel violated a range of ethics rules, dealing a serious blow to Mr. Rangel, a Harlem Democrat, in the twilight of his political career.

The finding means that he must face a public trial before the House ethics committee, the first member of Congress to be forced to do so since 2002, when Representative James A. Traficant Jr. was expelled from Congress after a corruption conviction.

The investigative panel did not disclose any details about the nature of the violations.

But two Democrats with knowledge of the investigation said the committee found evidence to support accusations that Mr. Rangel, 80, wrongly accepted four rent-stabilized apartments in Manhattan and misused his office to preserve a tax loophole worth half a billion dollars for an oil executive who pledged a donation for an educational center being built in Mr. Rangel’s honor.

Full Story Here:
Ethics Inquiry of Rangel Finds Evidence of Violations

But Rangel can’t be unethical, he’s an esteemed, long serving elected official. This is being done strictly because Charlie Rangel is Black and the entire U.S. Congress is a bunch of racists. :P

Anyone care to take bets that this isn’t how the story will play out on the evening news?

Is there anyone out there that doesn’t believe that the NAACP and The New Black Panthers will be all up in the air over this? Demanding that the *White Devils* apologize for wronging Brother Rangel? Oh, I almost forgot, and demanding some reparations in the process?

The committee also found evidence to support a charge that Mr. Rangel failed to report or pay taxes on rental income from his beachfront Dominican villa.

They are among the most serious of the assortment of charges against Mr. Rangel that the panel has been examining for nearly two years.

Charges have been filed. That’s a 1st step. Accusations are one thing, proving them is another matter entirely.

I don’t know if Charlie Rangel is guilty or not. All I know is what I read in the papers, just like most everyone else. What I do know is this; the accusations have been floating around for far too long, if they can be substantiated and proven in a court of law, run the guy out on a rail. If they can’t be proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, leave him alone and let him go on about his business.

Mr. Rangel, who has dismissed the accusations since they were first made in 2008, continued to contest them on Thursday and said he looked forward to publicly rebutting them. “I am pleased that, at long last, sunshine will pierce the cloud of serious allegations that have been raised against me in the media,�? Mr. Rangel’s statement said.

Rangel may well be about to prove his accusers wrong, maybe not, we’ll all have to wait and see, but the fact of the matter is this, if he’s found guilty it will be because he’s Black and everyone else is a racist. If he’s found innocent, there will be rants that Rangel was only charged because he’s Black and because everyone else is a racist.

Any way it goes, it’s going to be about racism.

Mr. Rangel, who in March gave up his seat as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in response to a separate ethics issue, has spent nearly $2 million fighting to clear himself in the various investigations as he seeks a 21st term this fall.

A 21st term? Would it be out of line to point out, once again, the NEED for term limits?

His office said Thursday that there was no possibility he would withdraw from the race or resign. But his mounting problems have become a liability for Democrats nationally as they seek to retain their control of the House. Republicans have criticized Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, for not moving more swiftly and decisively to discipline Mr. Rangel.

“Today’s announcement is a sad reminder of Speaker Pelosi’s most glaring broken promise: to ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington,�? said Representative John A. Boehner, Republican of Ohio, the House minority leader.

Again, let’s face the cold hard truth; Nancy Pelosi isn’t going to speak against one of her own, and anyone that believes she will, or ever would, is a brainless moron. If Pelosi were to drain the swamp, she’d have to start with removing herself, and c’mon, we all know that a ‘Wicked Witch’ melts when placed in water.

There were indications on Thursday that New York’s Democratic leaders would rally around Mr. Rangel, at least for now. But at least one of his opponents, Mr. Tasini, called for the representative to drop out of the race, saying that his presence in the contest posed a “threat to the future of the Democratic Party.�?

A threat to the future of the Democratic Party? Dear GOD I hope so!

“The Republicans will make him the face of Washington corruption,�? Mr. Tasini said. “It is not good for the party or for New York.�?

Mr. Tasini, welcome to the new world of Politics 101. Hopefully, we have some Republicans that will use this, and tell nothing but the truth in doing so. You guys in the Democratic Party need to get a handle on Dem corruption, call it what it is, CRIME, and go after any and everyone engaged in it. And in all fairness, the GOP needs to do the very same thing.

Some folks seem to think I am biased in my opinions and that I only accuse the Dems of any wrongdoing, and believe that I’m a ‘wing-nut’. Those people don’t KNOW me. They have no idea of who I am, what I stand for or where I have been that causes me to be such a staunch supporter of doing the right thing, and demanding nothing but the very best of our leadership.

It matters not to me if that leadership be on the federal, state, county, local, ecumenical or TEA Party level. If you’re not going to be a LEADER, an honest leader that sets an example of exceptional leadership, step aside or suffer the all too certain consequences.

The original story goes on about details of Rangel’s business activities and so forth, I encourage you to read the full story, and again I say, with NO reservations, if Rangel is found guilty, rum him out and put him in jail. If he’s found innocent, leave the man alone.

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16 Responses to “Ethics Inquiry of Rangel Finds Evidence of Violations”

  1. comment number 1 by: Vigilante

    Good points Fred, but there won’t be a single thing done about this crooked bastard because he’s the same color and calibre as the muslim halfbreed and that perfumed up wussie AG. NOBODY will do nothing, even the ethics panel for fear of the RACE card being played. The people need to do it by voting all their asses out in the street, blacks & whites. If the black panthers have a bitch, let’em whine. Who gives a shit what the little wannabe soldier BOYS want? What they really should do is get a job to get their minds off of the white devils plot to hold all black folks down, especially the ones that play pro football and basketball and many other sports.

  2. comment number 2 by: cary

    A House investigative panel has found “substantial reason to believe�? that Representative Charles B. Rangel violated a range of ethics rules

    A House investigative panel has found “substantial reason to believe�? that the sun rises in the east.

    A House investigative panel has found “substantial reason to believe�? that when it’s windy, leaves and light trash will blow about in a chaotic manner.

    A House investigative panel has found “substantial reason to believe�? that when the sun sets in the evening, it gets dark outside.


  3. comment number 3 by: TexasFred

    Cary — You are just chock full of the truth lately!! :P

  4. comment number 4 by: Texasperated


    I figured out how to read and comment on your blog using my new backflip phone. You may never get rid of me now.

    Sadly some House seats are “safe” even in anti-incumbent years like 2010. But we throw a lot of the other sumbritches out!

  5. comment number 5 by: TexasFred

    Texasperated — Get rid of you?? Shoot man, I want you to STAY here, and keep telling it like it REALLY is, and NOT how the PC folks want it told… :P

  6. comment number 6 by: minuteman26

    At 80yrs old Charlie needs to be put out to pasture anyway. Needs to be an upper age limit of say 75 placed on these yahoos. They’re not only crooks, but then they become senile crooks. You know they’re senile when it takes a panel to figure out the obvious.

  7. comment number 7 by:

    Hmmm Minuteman, Why waste good pasture on Rangel, I am thinking that the glue factory would be the right fit, Of course then the glue WOULDNT WORK!

  8. comment number 8 by: Kate

    A man of honor would have stepped down long ago, when the accusations first arose. But, since the word ‘honor’ is not in the majority of Dems vocabulary….. :?

  9. comment number 9 by: BobF

    According the the leader of the NAACP, the New Black Panther party is something made up by Fox News.

    Also, if you look at the video, this guy doesn’t look like a Black man, he looks more Hispanic to me.

  10. comment number 10 by: TexasFred

    True Bob, he doesn’t *look* Black, and to me it doesn’t matter what color he is anyway… What I see is a FACT denying MORON…

  11. comment number 11 by: Katie

    This says it all:

  12. comment number 12 by: Steve Dennis

    I believe that they have the evidence they need because Charlie Rangel was negotiating behind the scenes with the investigators so that this wouldn’t go to trial. If there was no evidence I don’t believe he would have negotiated with them at all.
    I think you are right, this is not going to get the media coverage that it deserves, as a matter of fact it will be a non-story in the media.

  13. comment number 13 by: HoosierArmyMom

    Kate, having been married to a New Yawker (one of my ex’s), I can safely say that I have met very few “men of honor” who hail from New York! I don’t think most New Yorkers even have “honor” in their vocabulary.

  14. comment number 14 by: Katie

    I resent that HoosierArmyMom! I am NYC born and bred. Brooklyn in fact. While many are Moonbat liberals, most are not. We are silent, but we are starting to find our voices. We are the men and women who survived 9/11, who survived Koch and Beam, and we will stand strong for America. Don’t sell us short!

  15. comment number 15 by: Malinda777

    I agree with you Fred - on how this will be blown out of proportion by the NAACP, ALCU, and the like.

    However, I think we also agree that as racist as we might seem sometimes - I DON’T SEE COLOR IN NORMAL FOLKS! White trash is no different than blacks some folks might use the N word for.


    Bloggo, Rangle, Edwards, Clinton, Obama, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and on and on- WHY does the news continue to cover idiots- and WHY don’t we call an idiot and idiot if the term fits?

    Rangle is another great example of the trash in general from both parties that occupies DC and our government now. They won’t likely convict him - just like OJ- doesn’t mean that he and many other white men “in those circles” don’t deserve to be in jail - or just shot so they no longer continue to breathe the air and make the policies we all have to live with after the fact.

    I’m SO TIRED of incompetence in this country! I suffered thorough some good beatings in my childhood LOL so my parents could teach me work ethic, manners, and survival. Now at 47 - I’m SICK of the continual barrage of idiots I see :)

  16. comment number 16 by: Kate

    I’m SICK of the continual barrage of idiots I see DITTO!