Rangel's Tragic End

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    As much as I loathe Rangel's ethics and record in the House, I do feel sorry for him. An octogenarian war vet sobbing on the floor of the House as he is censured is tragic in the classic sense. He self-inflicted this pain. It's shameful that nobody close to him was able to convince him to resign and end his career with a few shreds of remaining dignity.

    Charlie Rangel's tragic last act: On the road to censure, he's cheapening his legacy
     
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    Another arrogant Statist neutered. Next up? Maxine 'The Mouth' Waters.
    But look for a larger fight than what Rangle fronted.
     
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    I find the delay in Water's Ethics Trial to be quite interesting - suspect one driver is that the Dems don't want to end their current majority on a note of censoring two prominent members of the Black Caucus.
     
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    Yes, there is some Schadenfreude to this.
     
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    If they do stall it for the next session? They will blame it on Republicans.

    Predictable. ;)
     
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    Maxine's trial will be delayed until next year.
     
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    He broke the rules, got caught, and received a slap on the wrist from his buddies. He'll be easily re-elected in 2012 because nobody outside the beltway cares about some politician being censured. As for his tears, I thought it was great theater, but nothing more.
     
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    Rangel got everything he deserved and he deserved more. Water's, I hope gets the same fate, if not worse. Being black doesn't have anything to do with being a criminal. They are criminals because they feel they are better than anybody else and the rules don't apply to them. Toss in their aragance and huge egos and you have your typical politician. They are not ashamed of what they did. They are ashamed of getting caught.
     
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    The Blame chapter of the Statist playbook will be in force. [Nevermind that this was a token attempt by Pelosi to 'Drain The Swamp' ] ;)
     

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