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    Democrats say Rangel should resign

    By LAURIE KELLMAN (AP) – 20 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON — Calls for Rep. Charlie Rangel's resignation rained down on Capitol Hill late Friday from House Democrats who said more than a dozen ethics charges against the 20-term lawmaker showed a disregard for the rules and undermined the public's confidence in Congress.

    The calls came as Democrats headed home for their monthlong recess wrestling with how to handle the tax and disclosure charges against Rangel back in their districts as election season loomed. Republicans, meanwhile, raced ahead with plans to make Rangel the face of corrupt Washington under the rule of Democrats who had vowed to clean up Congress.

    For his part, Rangel met with perhaps his staunchest supporters, members of the New York state delegation, in the stately Capitol parlor named for the Ways and Means Committee that he headed until March.

    "He indicated there was some sloppiness" in his official papers, Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., told reporters, "but, you know, there's no criminality here."

    House rules and credibility — not criminality — were the reasons cited by more than a half dozen House Democrats known to have called for Rangel's resignation by late afternoon Friday.
    The Associated Press: Democrats say Rangel should resign

    So more than a half dozen of these house critters are scared that they are going to lose their jobs?.... or maybe, just maybe they reached their gag limit with Charlie.
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    Re: Democrats say Rangel should resign

    Or it could be that many of us democrats do not like corruption...
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    Re: Democrats say Rangel should resign

    President Barack Obama has kept mum on the fate of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) for days -- but he tells CBS News that it's time for the embattled 80-year-old former Ways and Means Chairman to end his career "with dignity."

    Obama: Time for Rangel to end career "with dignity" - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com
    End a career spiced with a spree of corruption over the years with dignity?!
    Does Obi think this stuff up himself, or is he force fed this drivel? How can someone with a laundry list of corruption charges exit with "dignity"?

    LOL... Obviously Dems see this trial as another container load of nails for their political coffins, and they want to sink the Good Ship Rangel before it docks and unloads its damning cargo.

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    Re: Democrats say Rangel should resign

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Or it could be that many of us democrats do not like corruption...
    No, it's just because of this:
    If Rangel and the ethics committee do not settle the case, it goes to a public trial this fall, at the height of an election season in which every member of the House, 36 in the Senate and the Democratic majorities of both chambers are on the line.

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    Re: Democrats say Rangel should resign

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Or it could be that many of us democrats do not like corruption...
    Are there really any politicians who don't like corruption?
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    Re: Democrats say Rangel should resign

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    The Associated Press: Democrats say Rangel should resign

    So more than a half dozen of these house critters are scared that they are going to lose their jobs?.... or maybe, just maybe they reached their gag limit with Charlie.
    Big freakin' deal. Easy for them to "position themselves well." The panel that charged him recommended a "relatively mild" letter of rebuke. Bad-boy. Bad-boy. Give me a break.Nation/world news briefs: Just a reprimand recommended in Rangel case | freep.com | Detroit Free Press
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    Re: Democrats say Rangel should resign

    I don't take any joy in this for quite a few reasons. First, Mr. Rangel is a Korean war veteran and did serve his country well at one time, secondly this isn't new or unigue to one politician as we have institutionalized bi-partisan corruption it seems and that is always bad for our country. Finally, Charlie Rangel actually seems to be a nice guy who I just disagree with and it seems he fell into the ethics trap that comes with getting away with too much for too long......seen it first hand in my industry and these things seem to get easier for people after getting away with the first minor wrong thing. It's kind of a shame really.
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    Re: Democrats say Rangel should resign

    Corruption is corruption. It is time to go.
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    Re: Democrats say Rangel should resign

    Quote Originally Posted by TBone View Post
    Corruption is corruption. It is time to go.
    No, corruption is corruption if the person is convicted (which he aint yet), and then it should be time to go, but as we have seen from the Republicans, being convicted of a crime does not mean you have to resign before you go to jail. Remember Bob Ney?
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    Re: Democrats say Rangel should resign

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Or it could be that many of us democrats do not like corruption...
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