#1 Immigration has consequences - charlie rangel faces hispanic opposition06-23-2014, 11:40 AM
Through immigration and redistricting, what is now New York’s 13th Congressional District — a seat Rangel has held since 1971 and viewed as the center of New York’s modern black political power structure — has experienced a seismic demographic shift from majority black to majority Hispanic.
Hoping to seize on those demographics as well as the perception of Rangel’s waning political power in the years since Congress formally censured him in 2010 for ethics violations, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat is mounting a spirited challenge to the 22-term incumbent — a rematch of the 2012 race in which Rangel topped Espaillat by just 1,000 votes.The price of freedom is something the protected will never know.
06-23-2014, 02:22 PM
Rangel should have retired after the ethics violation fine in 2010. I hope this guy can beat him.
CNN or one of the networks will give Rangel a commentator's job when he leaves office.
06-24-2014, 10:23 PMIt's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Gandhi
Originally Posted by Carol
06-25-2014, 01:51 AM
06-25-2014, 03:57 AMHe presented himself as a Barack Obama ally – despite failing to get an endorsement from the president — telling voters he wanted to serve in Congress until the end of Obama’s term. And, in the final days of the contest, he suggested that the GOP’s opposition to the president was in part racially driven. He offered no apologies for his rhetoric, which some of his critics called harsh.
06-25-2014, 04:00 AM
The President suggested that:
In 2010, while Rangel was embroiled in the ethics controversy, the president publicly urged him to retire “with dignity” rather than seek reelection.
06-25-2014, 09:56 AM
With a Justice Department that cared a whit about justice, Rangel would have been involuntarily retired to a career of modeling plus-size orange jumpsuits on the runways of the GrayBar Hotel.
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