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  •  Proof/Link please. (4+ / 0-)

    As a whole, they may be some of the most corrupt in the Congress

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    ...Or do you think this requires no substantiation because you used the Weasel Word, "may"?

    "The enthusiasm gap has more to do with abnormally high levels of Republican interest in the election than with despondent Democrats." -Nate Silver

    by malharden on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 08:45:55 AM PST

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    •  Link: (1+ / 0-)
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      Tell me what you eat, and I'll tell you what you are.

      by Musket Man on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 08:47:30 AM PST

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      •  This link does not show... (3+ / 0-)
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        ...how the CBC is any more/less corrupted than any other members of Congress, which is what "As a whole, they may be some of the most corrupt in the Congress", means.

        "The enthusiasm gap has more to do with abnormally high levels of Republican interest in the election than with despondent Democrats." -Nate Silver

        by malharden on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 08:50:33 AM PST

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        •  Rangel and Waters may affect the average. nt (2+ / 0-)
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          •  Rangel started a school (0+ / 0-)

            And waters is the victim of a Black person manhunt which normally happens when the swamp gets drained.  You think you'll see Justice but you see just-us black people and the crimes we committed?  Starting a school and giving away scholarships, but the nice white congressmen can take millions and trips and junkets and all kinds of lovely stuff.

            Oh why did that ethics panel going against Maxine dissolve?  My guess is they tried to railroad the wrong Black woman and had no case.

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            by Adept2u on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 09:04:26 AM PST

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            •  Rangel didn't "start a school" (3+ / 0-)
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              City College wanted to establish a Center in his honor, and Rangel fundraised for it from companies appearing before the committee his chaired, using official House letterhead.  (Among other problems.)

              And on Waters, the panel hasn't dissolved; the trial has been delayed.

              •  Yeah the center (0+ / 0-)

                It was a school you know helping the community in a city college he raised funds for that using letterhead.  Yeah just like Boehner using a cool million a year from K street to go golfing.  And oh yes the trial isn't delayed, there was no trial they don't even have charges.

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                by Adept2u on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 09:10:32 AM PST

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                •  You have no idea what you're talking about (2+ / 0-)
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                  One's legal, the other isn't.

                  •  Like I said earlier (0+ / 0-)

                    When the weighty hammer of justice falls it falls on Just us, and the crimes committed?  A center for the community, and giving away scholarships.  Regular Dillingers those guys, hey did Jack Murtha get disgraced before congress?  Charlie Rangel is a war hero too.

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                    by Adept2u on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 09:38:13 AM PST

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                    •  Rangel is a war hero, absolutely. (2+ / 0-)
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                      But it's irrelevant to whether he broke the law.

                      •  But Jack Murtha did too (0+ / 0-)

                        How come he's not a disgrace?  How come building a center in a school makes you public enemy number 1 because america applies the letter of the law to Black people White ones get the spirit.

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                        by Adept2u on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 10:06:33 AM PST

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                        •  He didn't "build a center". Stop it. (2+ / 0-)
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                          City College named it after him, and he fundraised for it from businesses he was charged with regulating using official House stationery.  Do you not see that as corrupt?

                          •  What do you think the City College does (0+ / 0-)

                            It educates poor students you stop it and hell yes he used house stationary to raise money for a school in a city college for poor people.  I do not see that as corrupt I see it as getting something for poor people as  no one else will.  I give not a fuck he had his name on it.

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                            by Adept2u on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 10:16:41 AM PST

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                          •  I know what City College does. (2+ / 0-)
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                            My dad's an alum.  

                            And if you don't understand what's wrong with leveraging for personal benefit your power over companies that appear before your committee, well, God help you.  

                          •  If you don't see the difference (0+ / 0-)

                            In what you use your leverage for god help us all.  Like I said letter of the law applied to black man for building city college.  Spirit of the law applied to white man who lines his actual pockets.  Who is in the cross hairs of the ethics committees and for what?  The same people in the cross hairs of the American criminal justice system.  The non white.

                            I am Blackwaterdog! I support Barack Obama and the Democratic Party!! Want some? Get some SUCKERS!!!

                            by Adept2u on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 10:28:25 AM PST

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                          •  Funny. (1+ / 0-)
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                            He didn't do it for City College (or any other school) for things not named for him, did he?

                          •  Who cares (0+ / 0-)

                            No other congress people seem to be stepping up to build city colleges could give a fuck about it's name the facility will exist after he's dead, and I'd actually like him remembered since it cost him having to stand up and get yelled at by Nancy Pelosi.  I wonder what ethical things she has up her tree and could that be why impeachment was off the table.

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                            by Adept2u on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 10:31:03 AM PST

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                          •  Conspiracy-minded, perhaps? (1+ / 0-)
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                            Because I'm sure that if Pelosi had done anything unethical, Republicans would have ignored it for the past four years.

                          •  They ignored it cause they'd go to jail too (0+ / 0-)

                            I happen to believe Bush jumped the senior Dem leadership in on the torture gig.  I happen to think they didn't want real investigations because they were in meetings where there fingerprints are on the gun, so yeah I guess If that is conspiracy mindedness I am.

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                            by Adept2u on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 10:36:42 AM PST

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                          •  Maybe torture, certainly wiretaps. (1+ / 0-)
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                            by ben masel on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 11:07:34 AM PST

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                          •  Personal benefit? (0+ / 0-)

                            Ah I get it he named it after himself that's the personal benefit.  Forget the fact a school was built and financed it's all evil because it got named Charlie Rangel.

                            I am Blackwaterdog! I support Barack Obama and the Democratic Party!! Want some? Get some SUCKERS!!!

                            by Adept2u on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 10:29:40 AM PST

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              •  And Ensign and those are apparently getting off (4+ / 0-)

                scott-free. Since Ethics panels only seem to investigate certain sorts of Congresspersons.

          •  And let's not forget Conyers (0+ / 0-)
    •  While on the topic of links: (1+ / 0-)
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      "The caucus isn't supposed to be about black legislators, but black constituents."

      Absent a link, I would be curious as to who annointed the diarist to be the arbiter of what the CBC is "supposed to be about".

      •  The diarist has it right. (3+ / 0-)
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        http://cbcfinc.org/...

        Their goals were to positively influence the course of events pertinent to African Americans and others of similar experience and situation, and to achieve greater equity for persons of African descent in the design and content of domestic and international programs and services.

        While the CBC has been primarily focused on the concerns of African Americans, the Caucus has also been at the forefront of legislative campaigns for human and civil rights for all citizens.

        Constituents.

        "To pass these defendants a poisoned chalice is to put it to our own lips as well." Justice Robert Jackson, Chief Prosecutor, Nuremberg.

        by Wayward Son on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 09:38:51 AM PST

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