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Do you think this is almost unbelievable?

Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel wins Democratic primary

Rep. Charles Rangel overcame a primary challenge Tuesday night, but with a House ethics trial looming in his future, it fell short of the show of strength he hoped for.

"I'm going back to Washington with such pride."

The 20-term dean of the New York delegation is accused of 13 ethics violations ranging from tax evasion to improper fund-raising.

"Prayers do work," the 80-year-old congressman told 200 supporters gathered at a bare-bones reception at Uptown Grand in Harlem

After voting at Public School 175 in central Harlem, he called the primary "final judgment as far as my constituents are concerned."

Unbelievable?


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mustbeGRACE

Asked by mustbeGRACE at 2:25 PM on Oct. 4, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Didnt the people of DC vote back in a crack dealer once? And the idiots in NOLA voted Nagin back in!! It's insane that peopl are THAT apathetic as to keep allowing (and voting in!!) these BLANTANT crooks and swindlers!

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 2:30 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Not if you've heard some of the reports on NPR... despite the ethics charges Rangel has appeared unbeatable for the primary all along.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:32 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Kind of, but clearly his constituents like what he’s done for them, and it's thier choice, not mine.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 2:36 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Ethics, Smethics.

    He brings home the bacon, right? *deep eye roll. And THIS is why our country is in the crapper.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:56 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Kind of, but clearly his constituents like what he’s done for them, and it's thier choice, not mine.


    Except that he is in a position to make decisions that affect MORE than those in his district! Their apathy, or idiocy, and/or crookedness in supporting this crook DOES affect more than just their little area!

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 2:59 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • That is so true.........................

    mustbeGRACE

    Comment by mustbeGRACE (original poster) at 3:03 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • So MOM of what can we do about that? Shouldn't the people who live in his district get to make that determination? If you do not live in his district,there's nothing you can do-why waste time worrying about things that you can not control?   Life is too short.

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 3:05 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • In his 40 years in office, Rangel has wielded substantial power. Until March he served as head of the Ways and Means Committee, where he oversaw policy on taxes, trade, health care, Medicare and Social Security. He stepped down from that position, however, after the ethics committee admonished him for a separate ethics incident -- the committee said he should have known that two trip he took to the Caribbean for conferences were paid for with corporate money.


    That's why, dearie.

    mustbeGRACE

    Comment by mustbeGRACE (original poster) at 3:10 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • why waste time worrying about things that you can not control?



    We haven't ALL given up yet..................................

    mustbeGRACE

    Comment by mustbeGRACE (original poster) at 3:11 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • If you do not live in his Congressional district, all the complaining in the world will not change the outcome. IMO, that is a waste of time-life is way too short to waste on things you can NOT control.
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 3:24 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

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