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Charlie Rangel Wants A Deal

By Wyatt Earp | August 9, 2010

Poor Charlie Rangel. The uber-corrupt Democrat congressman from New York is being charged with no less than 13 ethics violations stemming from unpaid taxes and questionable arm-twisting fundraising. Backed into a corner, Nancy Pelosi was forced into action.

But Charlie is whining that he wants a deal. Thankfully, the Republicans are not giving it to him. They want a public trial – and it appears they are going to get one. Break out the popcorn, folks.

Rep. Charles Rangel told Harlem leaders Saturday he signed a plea deal on ethics charges but that the GOP pushed for a trial.

“He said he had signed an agreement. He was ready to go but I guess politics came into play,” said Assemblyman Keith Wright (D-Manhattan), one of about 50 leaders gathered for a Harlem district meeting Saturday.

Another attendee said Rangel implied, “It was Republicans that didn’t want an agreement” and that he signed a deal before the ethics committee released its report last month. Rangel, who faces 13 ethics violations, said earlier this week that he won’t settle to make others in Congress “comfortable.”

Good, because the GOP – in a rare show of backbone – is not going to sweep your illegalities under the rug to make you feel “comfortable.” Do you hear that bell, Charlie? Because it tolls for thee.

Topics: Politics | 17 Comments »

17 Responses to “Charlie Rangel Wants A Deal”

  1. Dixie Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    No deal, Charlie. You’re gonna get yourself on the news… and not in the good way.

    Enjoy the retirement, sucka!

  2. RT Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Enjoy that cold dish of suck-it, Charlie.

  3. John D Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    You watch, both Charlie and Maxine will walk out of this with nothing but a slap on the wrist. Which may not be a good thing for the Dems. Anybody remember Mark Foley and the 2006 mid-term elections?

  4. Eric Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    So waitaminute.

    Charlie told the press that he wasn’t taking any deals because he wasn’t going to make it comfortable for others in Congress?

    But in actuality, he did have a deal and wanted to take it, but he won’t get it because the Republicans want to watch him and Maxine and Dems roast on a public spit? (so do I).

    In other words, Charlie lied? I’m shocked.

    heh heh.

  5. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Tell you what Charlie I want a deal as well. I would like a New Honda Accord with all of the bells and whistles and a 3 bedroom/3 Bath house all paid for.

    I could embezzle the money from my employer. If I get caught, I can say hey I want a deal. I don’t want this stuff to get into the papers and on the internet. Give me a deal.

    So, where’s my deal Charlie?

    My deal is 4 to 6 at a minimum security prison for embezzlement which where you will probably wind up at.

    Relax, I hear they have cable at Club Fed.

  6. Heltau Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    You people should not count your jail time before it is awarded to him. Some how, some way he will be excused from all this and the GOP will be blamed for all of this BBFN problems.
    Have we heard from holder yet about his close BFB Charlie?

  7. Old NFO Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Any bets he’ll be bought off and “retire” before the trial can actually take place??? /crickets/

  8. bob (either orr) Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    How ’bout we send both Rangel and Waters to Club Gitmo?

  9. Ralph Short Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I just hope that a) he is kicked out of the house and b) his pension is cancelled.

    Now that would set an example for all these fat cat government types. Naturally, it will not happen, he will retire to his palace off shore that he never paid taxes on and live the comfortable life.

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Dixie – Guy should have been put out to pasture 20 years ago.

    RT – With a side order of “Get bent!”

    John D – I want to see Rangel’s forced retirement. Pipe dream, I know, but it’s on my Xmas list.

    Eric – I know! Lying is so out of character for him. *cough*

    Ferrell – And lounge chairs so he can sleep his sentence away.

    Heltau – Good point. It’s nice to see him squirm before the hearings, anyway.

    Old NFO – I would take that, too.

    Bob – Or to collect trash in downtown Detroit . . . with no security.

    Ralph – An cry about how his veteran status didn’t give him a free pass.

  11. Fenway_Nation Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Might as well toss out some dirty Waters while we’re at it!!

    Or are ethics……raaaaacist?

  12. Rick Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Just watch for the race card to be played big time

  13. JimB Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 7:54 am

    And…. Instead of 89% he’ll only be re-elected by an 84% majority.

  14. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Fenway – They are in this administration.

    Rick – They need to put it back in the deck.

    JimB – Sadly, that’s probably true.

  15. metoo Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Rangel and Waters both need a healthy dose of humility and a side of humble pie.

  16. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    MeToo – And to drink . . . expulsion!

  17. Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Retired Says:
    August 11th, 2010 at 2:31 am

    The Federal Pen at Leavenworth, Kansas. Period. No other option. It is what he deserves. Discussion about the “good” this Shitstain did? Yeah. Right. My shattered ass!