Friday, June 11, 2010

Charlie looks for one more win

From the NY Times:

Suddenly, the genial, gravelly voiced prince of Harlem became a symbol of malfeasance and self-dealing Washington insiderism. Republicans talked of building their midterm election strategy around him. Democrats returned his campaign contributions. And Mr. Rangel, 79, relinquished the chairmanship of the powerful Ways and Means Committee.

But back in his Congressional district, a very different attitude has emerged: a fierce determination that Mr. Rangel, whatever his transgressions, should end his public life on his own terms and be given one last term.

“When it’s time for him to go, he will make that decision,” said Jackie Rowe Adams, 62, a Parks Department employee and union local leader who grew up in Harlem. “He’ll leave gracefully.”

“That time,” she said, “is not now.”

Wrong, lady. When it's time for him to go, the VOTERS will make that decision. That time very well may be now. He may leave gracefully or he may be sent packing. I'm hoping for the latter.


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Anonymous said...

He is a corrupt politician, but he is also a guy who won the Bronze Star. That justifies nothing he has done as a politician, but these shenanigans mean a lot less than what he has done in the trenches.

I hate his manipulating, corrupt double dealing politics, but he should be retired by his Party. But the Dems have no dignity, so they will parade him out there until he is done.

Anonymous said...

There be a lot o young white peoples that won't be voting for Wrangle.

Anonymous said...

This old crook needs to disappear.

Anonymous said...

Charles Rangle's time is long overdue. He should bow out gracefully right now. Instead he wants to over stay his welcome. Why won't the republicans or democrats force that old bastard out? It is sickening to watch him still trying to hold on to his lofty position.

Anonymous said...

Notice how The Times completely ignored Michael Faulkner, the local Republican seeking to oust Rangel.

The elitist reporter probably assumes that a Republican has no chance in Harlem, so he is not worth mentioning in the story.

For those of you who care:

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Anonymous said...

Arrogant Scumbag

Anonymous said...

One of the biggest BUMS in government !

Close seconds are : Councilman Domenic Recchia;

Senator Carl Kruger;

BP Marty Markowitz;

They are in good company with Charlie.

Anonymous said...

The only way we will ever get rid of this guy is if he dies. He consistently gets voted in because his peeps in harlem think he's great. I just don't get it. He's a criminal and should already be in jail. The residents of harlem need to smarten up and send someone new to Washington.

Anonymous said...

And don't forget his 3 rent stabilized partments! THREE!

pitchforks! said...

where do these psychopathic politicians come from? how come we can't find people who actually want to improve society without stealing everything that's not nailed down?

Anonymous said...

the sub-contractor hit man Elmer "Trigger" Burke was a U.S.Army "Ranger" during WW ll in Italy. he was awarded the Bronze Star,Combat Infantryman's Badge, AmericanTheatre and Europe-Africa-Middle East ribbons with three battle stars.

should we forget his shenanigans,like murdering civilians with machine guns and 45 caliber pistols.
he was the last electrocution at Sing Sing prison in 1958.

just another WESTSIDE GANGSTER. google :elmer trigger burke, for more information.