Friday, September 4, 2009

The Last Refuge Of The Scoundrel

Already under investigation for multiple ethics violations, the 79-year old Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Charlie Rangel, played the race card during a health care forum earlier this week, saying that racial bias against President Obama is behind opposition to health care reform. "Some Americans have not gotten over the fact that Obama is President of the United States. They go to sleep wondering, 'how did this happen?'" Rangel also likened the fight to provide health care for the uninsured to the fight for civil rights. "Why do black people have to bargain for what is theirs? Why do we have to wait for the right to vote?"

Rangel's incendiary remarks come as the congressman filed amended financial reports to the House Ethics Committee admitting that he forgot to report millions of dollars in assets and income. Financial forgetfulness is apparently contagious, and has spread to his staff. Two of Rangel's top aides, chief of staff Jim Capel and Rangel legal counsel George Dalley, are among about a dozen staffers on his tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee who have also filed amended financial reports recently. Capel did not file any financial disclosure statements for six years.

1 comment:

  1. Rangel- it's like Geitner all over again. No waonder he and the rest of the dems want re-distribution of wealth: None of them are paying taxes, so they don't have to share anything of their own! "Whta's mine is min, what's yours is mine"

    Playing the race card has always been a last ditch effort to shield yourself from your mistakes. You don't hate or disagree with Obama because of his agend, you hate him because he's black. Rangel, Obama, the whole Whitehouse, Governor Pattreson in NY. None of them will accept that they are horrible at what they do and that they have made "mistakes", so instead of accepting responsibility, they claim that its the color of their skin that's casuign people to attack them.
    You know, this is actually a good thing, all of this race-card-playing over the past few months. People are gettign sick and tried of it, and i think people are startung to groan when they hear it,a nd instead of accepting it is a plausible explanation, ad starting to dig deeper.
    its just like the boy who cried wolf. You can only hide behind your race for so long before people start wondering what's really going on