Results 1 to 10 of 10

Hybrid View

  1. #1 Rangel stepping down from tax-writing chairmanship 
    Destroyer of Worlds Apocalypse's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Locked in a Dungeon, being tortured and LOVING IT!
    Posts
    5,078


    WASHINGTON – Rep. Charles Rangel announced Wednesday he will temporarily step down as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, saying he didn't want his ethics controversy to jeopardize election prospects for fellow Democrats.

    The 20-term Harlem congressman held a news conference on short notice, telling reporters, "My chairmanship is bringing so much attention to the press, and in order to avoid my colleagues having to defend me during their elections, I have this morning sent a letter" asking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "to grant me a leave of absence until such time as the ethics committee completes its work."

    http://www.yahoo.com/_ylt=Aq.WGAGgsy..._ethics_rangel
    Make it permanent and I'll be happy.
    Last edited by Gingersnap; 03-03-2010 at 11:07 AM. Reason: Fix pic.
    Rest In Peace America
    July 4, 1776 - January 20, 2009
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #2 "Rangel Bobs And Weaves PLay's 'Ropa Dopa' Keeps His Head Way Down." 
    An Adversary of Linda #'s
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    22,891
    Rangel steps down as tax panel chairman

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTKeo4w7npA

    Embattled Democrat takes 'leave of absence' amid ongoing ethics probe
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35678683...-capitol_hill/
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #3  
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Woodland Park, Colorado, United States
    Posts
    8,563
    Good for Wrangler, uh, Rustler, Um, theif Rangel. Bad for the DUmboRAT party and PeeLOUSY for not having the professionalism, integrity, courage, and decency to sanction him and ignominiously strip him of his Chairmanship.
    Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
    C. S. Lewis
    Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
    Ayn Rand
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #4  
    Senior Ape Articulate_Ape's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    NJ, Exit Only
    Posts
    7,950
    I think Charlie needs a bigger watch.
    "Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #5  
    An Adversary of Linda #'s
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    22,891
    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    Good for Wrangler, uh, Rustler, Um, theif Rangel. Bad for the DUmboRAT party and PeeLOUSY for not having the professionalism, integrity, courage, and decency to sanction him and ignominiously strip him of his Chairmanship.
    The whole idea is to hide out until the storm is over.Pelosi will not dump him unless she has no choice.I'm starting to think that she's his alma mater.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #6  
    Power CUer NJCardFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    15,847
    If Rangel were white and a Republican, he'd be, at this very moment, enjoying a lovely vacation roasting on a spit over hot coals.
    The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    The whole idea is to hide out until the storm is over.Pelosi will not dump him unless she has no choice.I'm starting to think that she's his alma mater.
    That was my thought as well, Rangel will still get off free from what he has been doing.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  8. #8  
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    11,970
    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    The whole idea is to hide out until the storm is over.Pelosi will not dump him unless she has no choice.I'm starting to think that she's his alma mater.
    She does not want to piss off the Black Caucus who stands behind this tax cheat and fraud a 100%. Don't you know being a black Democrat is a special critter with preferences.

    Megi: Great song by the way & you must be almost as old as me.
    Last edited by lacarnut; 03-03-2010 at 03:28 PM.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  9. #9  
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    no-man's land in Texas
    Posts
    2,168
    The most ethical Congress, Evah!

    Effin' biatch...
    Reply With Quote  
     

Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •