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Democrats defeat GOP attempt to remove Rangel

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans failed Wednesday for a third time to oust Rep. Charles Rangel as chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, but they kept the political spotlight on his ethical problems.

The House voted 246-153 along mostly partisan lines to refer a GOP resolution to remove Rangel to the House ethics committee. The Democratic maneuver rendered the Republican effort meaningless, since Democratic leaders have said they have no intention of removing Rangel while the ethics committee is conducting a long-term investigation of his conduct.

The ethics committee's investigation of Rangel's financial and fundraising activities has been under way for about a year, and that has provided Democrats political cover to avoid taking action

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It is unclear how long the ethics investigation will continue, but the closer it gets to the 2010 elections the bigger problem for Democrats. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has promised to drain the swamp of unethical conduct that plagued Republicans several years ago—and helped cost the GOP control of the House in the 2006 elections.

Rangel, a New York Democrat, faces allegations of financial improprieties, including failure to pay taxes on investment income and neglecting to report assets and income on his congressional financial disclosure forms.

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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9...;show_article=1

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same shenanigans, different players. nothing changes in washington.

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USE THE REPORT BUTTON INSTEAD OF MESSAGING A MODERATOR!

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same shenanigans, different players. nothing changes in washington.

Agreed. If the Democrats were ethical they'd cut him loose.

Trouble is, he knows where all the skeletons are buried in DC and will start naming names if they turned on him.

Politics is a blood sport.

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same shenanigans, different players. nothing changes in washington.

Agreed. If the Democrats were ethical they'd cut him loose.

Trouble is, he knows where all the skeletons are buried in DC and will start naming names if they turned on him.

Politics is a blood sport.

Yep. Reminds me of another Way and Means Committee chairman from Chicago. :whistle:

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same shenanigans, different players. nothing changes in washington.

Agreed. If the Democrats were ethical they'd cut him loose.

Trouble is, he knows where all the skeletons are buried in DC and will start naming names if they turned on him.

Politics is a blood sport.

Yep. Reminds me of another Way and Means Committee chairman from Chicago. :whistle:

:cry: Rostenkowski. The good old days of the Cook County Democratic Machine, in all it's glory. Brings tears to my eyes.

Thanks for the memories, Bill! :thumbs:

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It is unclear how long the ethics investigation will continue, but the closer it gets to the 2010 elections the bigger problem for Democrats. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has promised to drain the swamp of unethical conduct that plagued Republicans several years ago—and helped cost the GOP control of the House in the 2006 elections.

Surely even that dumbass b*tch Pelosi can see that cutting him loose now gives the Dimocrats a full year to distract the electorate and make them forget just how sleazy and corrupt good ol' Charlie Rangel was (because you know the Republican'ts will have forget as soon as the next bight and shiny thing comes along). A whole year of damage control is a hell of a lot better than if the Ethics investigation comes in 3 months from the Election.

Of course, if the Ethics investigation findings are mysteriously delayed 4 months at that point, we'll know just how crooked Charlie was/is.

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