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Rangel likens Obama to Cheney Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Jun 7, 2010, 12:09 PM

Charles Rangel.jpgWhat is one of the worst insults one Democrat can say to another Democrat? Well, that's easy, call the other Democrat a Dick Cheney.

According to the New York Daily News, "Rep. Charles Rangel compared President Obama to former Vice President Dick Cheney Saturday for their shared commitment to the Iraq War, one the Harlem Democrat argues is based on the country's hunger for oil."

Rangel, who kicks off his re-election campaign for a 21st congressional term in Washington Heights Sunday, said, "I challenge anyone to tell me we aren't there because of the oil. The lack of an honest explanation (for the war) is consistent with Bush and Cheney."

Rangel spoke about this topic during an hour-long interview with the Daily News that delved into his ongoing ethics probe, relationship with Mr. Obama and ability to accomplish his tasks in Washington.

Rangel, a Korean War hero, castigated the Obama White House for remaining in Bush-instigated wars, saying, "we are trying to buy our friends there ... stuff like that makes Cheney look good."

This is not the first time the two got entangled in a bitter dispute.

As reported by the NY Daily News, "when Obama asked Gov. Paterson not to run for re-election last fall, Rangel said the move was 'not presidential.' The interference without Rangel's consent was considered a slap against the legendary New York lawmaker."

According to Rangel, they have since had a "very pleasant exchange" about the altercation, and he added, "I have no reason to believe it will happen again in my district or in my state."

Rangel, who will celebrate his 80th birthday this coming week, claims he can still get work done in Washington D.C., despite resigning from his powerful chairmanship of the Ways and Means committee after ethics honchos rebuked him for cashing in on Caribbean junkets.

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written by furrpiece , June 07, 2010

Why anyone would pay the least attention to this lying, old, tax-cheating, Far-Left-Wing reprobate is beyond me.

He put the "hyp" back into hypocrite years ago by trying to raise taxes on ordinary Americans while cheating on his own.

Nancy Pelosi and other dishonest Democrats have allowed this ghetto goofball to dodge accountability on ethics for years. Yup; the same Nancy Pelosi who suddenly quotes the Bible like a foxhole convert.

Rangel could probably get re-elected since many of his constituents don't view lying, stealing, cheating, and pushing a double-standard to be disabilities to be in public office.

But, surely he's got some younger relative who could take over the family business of robbing taxpayers without butchering the King's English every time he opens his mouth.



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written by rufuslevin , June 08, 2010

I agree...why does ANYONE today pay ANY attention to anything that Rangel, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, or the notable black congressmen from Michigan, South Carolina, California, Texas, or the Congressional Black Caucus constituents. They are totally predictable in the claims, insults, accusations, and ideologic rhetoric. They need to just shut up and learn to be PART of America rather than spokes persons for the Victimization Myth of Blacks.


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written by rufuslevin , June 09, 2010

I think that all the members of the Congressional Black Caucus should preform together on National Public TV as an organized minsteral group and comedy routine. Maybe they have entertainment talent, as clearly NONE have any governance or leadership abilities. Bring by vaudeville to the US CONGRESS.



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