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    Rangel guilty: House ethics panel rules misconduct

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    AP-5:30pm New York Rep. Charles Rangel, a longtime power in the U.S. House, violated its rules with financial misconduct, brought it discredit and will be punished, fellow lawmakers sitting as jurors ruled on Tuesday.

    Protesting the enduring stain on his four-decade congressional career, the 80-year-old Democrat said he was treated unfairly for "good faith mistakes." His statement reflected the bitterness of an eight-month career slide, starting with an unrelated ethics ruling that forced him from his coveted chairmanship of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee.
    As any one who knows me knows, I hate corruption with a passion. Rangel is guilty on 11 or 13 counts. He should lose his job over it, but probably won't. He is an embarrassment to Congress, to his district, and to his party.
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    Re: Rangel guilty: House ethics panel rules misconduct

    I'm glad he was found guilty - I think his posturing for the past months was ludicrous. No he won't lose his job over it but then again, I think it's not unreasonable to think that Charlie didn't just BECOME corrupt at 78 or 79 years old. How long have this or frankly, other non-ethical or possibly illegal acts occurred? We'll never probably know if they in fact occurred but he didn't wake up one morning and decide to suddenly start doing unethical things.

    Yes he should be expelled from Congress and fat chance that'll happen.
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    Re: Rangel guilty: House ethics panel rules misconduct

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
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    As any one who knows me knows, I hate corruption with a passion. Rangel is guilty on 11 or 13 counts. He should lose his job over it, but probably won't. He is an embarrassment to Congress, to his district, and to his party.
    I was in shock that they did the right thing and found him Guilty on that many counts, and this post is equally surprising because most people here tend to stick to defending their Party right or wrong. Mostly wrong.

    One or two or two guilty verdicts I expected because then they could have said we did our jobs, and then they could have slapped him on the wrist and said bad boy don't let it happen again, but now they have to take some sort of serious action.

    I agree he should be thrown out on his ear, and if possible charged criminally as was War Hero Duke Cunningham.

    I hated to hear Duke was charged and crushed when it was shown he was guilty but at that point it was time to not pass go and head straight off to Jail.

    Rangel is no better, I only wish there were a way when make a clean sweep of both Houses of Congress and fire, charge and jail, all the tax evaders in Government jobs.

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    Re: Rangel guilty: House ethics panel rules misconduct

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    As any one who knows me knows, I hate corruption with a passion. Rangel is guilty on 11 or 13 counts. He should lose his job over it, but probably won't. He is an embarrassment to Congress, to his district, and to his party.
    I agree and it was a Nancy Pelosi's House that did this to Rangel. Those damn liberals.


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    Re: Rangel guilty: House ethics panel rules misconduct

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    As any one who knows me knows, I hate corruption with a passion. Rangel is guilty on 11 or 13 counts. He should lose his job over it, but probably won't. He is an embarrassment to Congress, to his district, and to his party.
    The bad news is that he is definitely going to be reelected. Hyperpartisans in both parties don't give a damn about anything except the D or R that is after a scumbag's name. That applies to David Vitter, as well as Charles Rangel. This, of course, is part and parcel of the poison that infests our political system. My only question is this: When are people going to stop drinking the Kool-Aid? Until they do, and begin using the ballot box to throw these bums out, our political system will continue to be one huge cluster**** of dishonesty.
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    Re: Rangel guilty: House ethics panel rules misconduct

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The bad news is that he is definitely going to be reelected. Hyperpartisans in both parties don't give a damn about anything except the D or R that is after a scumbag's name. That applies to David Vitter, as well as Charles Rangel. This, of course, is part and parcel of the poison that infests our political system. My only question is this: When are people going to stop drinking the Kool-Aid? Until they do, and begin using the ballot box to throw these bums out, our political system will continue to be one huge cluster**** of dishonesty.
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    Re: Rangel guilty: House ethics panel rules misconduct

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    As any one who knows me knows, I hate corruption with a passion. Rangel is guilty on 11 or 13 counts. He should lose his job over it, but probably won't. He is an embarrassment to Congress, to his district, and to his party.
    What really bugs me about this, is 1) He doesn't have the integrity to step down now that he's officially been deemed a crook, 2) the ethics panel isn't going to level any kind of just punishment for this, 3) I highly doubt the democrats will band together to force him to resign, since they just don't have any kind of track record for doing so. (William Jefferson, Jack Murtha, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, etc...) and 4) democratic voters will with out any doubt what so ever, re-elect the guy just like they have with all the other corrupt democrats from the past.

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    Re: Rangel guilty: House ethics panel rules misconduct

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    What really bugs me about this, is 1) He doesn't have the integrity to step down now that he's officially been deemed a crook, 2) the ethics panel isn't going to level any kind of just punishment for this, 3) I highly doubt the democrats will band together to force him to resign, since they just don't have any kind of track record for doing so. (William Jefferson, Jack Murtha, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, etc...) and 4) democratic voters will with out any doubt what so ever, re-elect the guy just like they have with all the other corrupt democrats from the past.
    What bothers me is that he was reelected. The poeple should have ahndled this but didn't. Our problem with the voters is not a partisan thing. Both sides have made some fairly poor choices over the years.

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    Re: Rangel guilty: House ethics panel rules misconduct

    Larry Craig crucified for attempting to have gay sex, forced to step down
    Rangel convicted on 11 of 13 counts...anyone want to bet he walks?
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    Re: Rangel guilty: House ethics panel rules misconduct

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    Larry Craig crucified for attempting to have gay sex, forced to step down
    Rangel convicted on 11 of 13 counts...anyone want to bet he walks?
    He likely will. But as a people, politically his people, those who would ahve voted for Graig, we handle corruption better than homosexuality. Sadly.

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