Rangel says Obama needs quotas

Rangel says Obama needs quotas

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non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jan 11, 2013
Rangel: White House’s lack of diversity ‘embarrassing as hell’

By Rachel Rose Hartman, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 11 hrs ago...

Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York piled on Thursday as the White House faced criticism for a lack of diversity.

"It's as embarrassing as hell," Rangel, a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said on MSNBC's "Jansing & Co.," after noting his concern for President Barack Obama's "record" on whom he chooses as advisers. "We've been through all this with Mitt Romney—and we were very hard on Mitt Romney with the women binder and a variety of things. I kind of think there's no excuse when it's the second term."

The White House has faced criticism in recent days for a lack of diversity after the president consecutively picked four white men for top posts: John Kerry for secretary of state, Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense, John Brennan for CIA director and Jack Lew for treasury secretary. Those picks, combined with a recent New York Times story highlighting the president's "all-male" inner circle and other reports suggesting a lack of diversity, have driven criticism.

The White House rejects those accusations.

"Women are well represented in senior staff," White House press secretary Jay Carney said at Wednesday's press briefing when asked about diversity. Carney noted the female White House counsel, female secretaries of homeland security and health and human services, and female Supreme Court appointees as well as the diversity of White House staffers. "These stories are in reaction to a couple of appointments" and don't represent the full picture, Carney said.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#2 Jan 11, 2013
Looks like it was asked and answered...Too bad, you're such a partisan putz.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jan 11, 2013
Asked and answered? Not good enough for Rangel, pillar of the community that he is. Why is he still in office again?

July 23, 2007- Geoff Earle of the New York Post reports that Rangel is soliciting funds for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service from corporations that have interests before Congress, and that Rangel secured a $2 million "seed money" earmark from Congress.

July 11, 2008- New York Times’ David Kocieniewski reports that Rangel occupies three rent-stabilized apartments in a luxury building, and uses a fourth as a campaign office.

July 14, 2008- NLPC files Complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging use of a rent-stabilized apartment for a campaign office comprises an illegal corporate contribution from the landlord. Rangel announces he will close the office.

July 15, 2008- Christopher Lee of the Washington Post reports that Rangel solicited donations on Congressional letterhead to the so-called Charles B. Rangel School of Public Service at City College of New York (CCNY), in violation of House rules.

August 2008- NLPC staff reviews Rangel’s financial disclosure forms and notices that he has a home in the Dominican Republic, but reports little or no rent. NLPC sends an investigator to Dominican Republic who finds that the beachfront “villa" is continuously rented out.

August 31, 2008- New York Post runs front-page story by Isabel Vincent and Susan Edelman with an unflattering photo of Rangel in beach chair, following Vincent’s trip to Dominican Republic.

September 5, 2008- Rangel admits to not disclosing, or paying taxes on, rental income of $75,000. He also claims that he did not know that he had a no-interest mortgage. Rangel blames his wife and a language barrier. NLPC files Complaints with the IRS and U.S. Attorney alleging Rangel’s $75,000 figure is low.

September 24, 2008- At Rangel’s request, House Ethics Committee votes to investigate rent-stabilized apartments; using Congressional stationery to solicit donations for Rangel School; and failing to disclose or report Dominican Republic rental income. Pelosi predicts the probe will conclude by January 3, 2009.

November 6-9, 2008- Rangel leads Citigroup-funded Congressional junket to Caribbean island of St. Maarten. NLPC President Peter Flaherty attends and documents violations of House Rules, leading to New York Post feature story.

November 24, 2008- New York Times’ David Kocieniewski reports that Rangel helped preserve a lucrative tax break for Nabors Industries at the same time Nabors’ CEO Eugene Isenberg pledged $1 million to the Rangel School at CCNY.

November 26, 2008- NLPC files a Complaint with the House Ethics Committee alleging that Rangel violated House Rules by cheating on his taxes by improperly claiming a homestead exemption on a D. C. property.

December 9, 2008- House Ethics Committee expands investigation to include Rangels’ efforts to preserve a tax break for Nabors Industries at the same time Nabors’ CEO Eugene Isenberg pledged $1 million to the Rangel School.

January 28, 2009- Rep. John Carter (R-TX) introduces “Rangel Rule” bill to eliminate all IRS penalties and interest for paying taxes past due.

February 1, 2009- on CSPAN Newsmakers program Rangel predicts that “as soon as the Ethics Committee organizes they ought to be able to dismiss this.” Rangel also accuses journalists as being “an arm of this organization (NLPC).” In a letter to supporters, Rangel says reporters do NLPC’s “dirty work.”

February 4, 2009- Sunlight Foundation issues report showing Rangel failed to report purchases, sales or his ownership of assets at least 28 times since 1978 on his personal financial disclosure forms. Assets worth between $239,026 and $831,000 appeared and disappeared with no disclosure of when they were acquired, how long they were held, or when they were sold, as House Rules require.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jan 11, 2013
May 22, 2009- House Ethics Committee asks NLPC President Peter Flaherty to provide photographs, recordings and other materials from the St. Maartens junket.

May 29, 2009- About the Ethics Committee probe, Rangel tells Dow Jones Newswires, "I am optimistic that this very soon will be wrapped up."

June 2, 2009- NLPC President Peter Flaherty directly confronts Nabors Industries CEO Eugene Isenberg at the Nabors’ annual meeting in Houston. Isenberg denies a “quid pro quo” and claims the New York Times is “full of malarkey.”

June 24, 2009- House Ethics Committee confirms probe of Caribbean junkets in 2008 and 2007. Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) objects to investigation. CBC member Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) is appointed to head probe. Butterfield took part in the trip in previous year.

August 12, 2009- Rangel files amended financial disclosure forms for 2002 to 2006. As a result, his reported net worth roughly doubled. The originals were signed under penalty of the False Statements Act.

September 3, 2009- The Washington Post calls on Rangel to resign his Chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee. The Post calls Rangel’s revised filings “a treasure trove of outrage.”

September 16, 2009- NLPC files Complaint with the House Ethics Committee alleging that Rangel disclosed little or no rental income for eight years (1993-2001) on a six-unit Harlem brownstone, even though public records show tenants were living there.

October 8, 2009- The House Ethics Committee announces that it is expanding Rangel investigation into “all Financial Disclosure Statements and all amendments filed in the calendar year 2009.”

February 26, 2010- The House Ethics Committee “admonishes” Rangel for accepting Caribbean trips based on photographs, recordings and other materials provided by NLPC. The Committee clears five other members of Congress. Rangel claims that he didn’t know the trips were corporate sponsored. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defends Rangel and asserts that he “did not violate the rules of the House.”

February 26, 2010- The Committee also found that the organizers of the trips, a couple named Karl and Faye Rodney, who operate Carib News or Carib News Foundation, submitted “false or misleading” information to the Committee under oath. The matter was referred to the Justice Department.

March 3, 2010- Rangel steps down as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, claiming the move is temporary.

July 22, 2010- Ethics Committee announces that its subcommittee investigating Rangel alleges House Rules violations, and that they will be made public on July 29. The matter is referred to an “adjudicatory subcommittee” to try Rangel and determine guilt.

July 29, 2010- House Ethics Committee charges Rangel with violating House rules on 13 counts.

July 30, 2010- President Obama calls the charges "very troubling" and says that Rangel should "end his career with dignity."

August 9, 2010- NLPC files a formal Complaint with the House Ethics Committee against Rangel alleging a pattern of corruption and cronyism at Alianza Dominicana, a New York group to which Rangel has direct millions in earmarks.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jan 11, 2013
August 10, 2010- Rangel makes speech on the House floor daring his colleagues to expel him. He attacks NLPC and claimed, "And they followed me on vacation. They followed me when I was doing business. They're at the airport. They're outside where I live. It's kind of rough

August 15, 2010- The New York Post reports that New York City cut off funding for Alianza Dominicana, a nonprofit group for which Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) secured a $2.6 million federal earmark in June. In addition, the group is the subject of a probe by the Department of Investigation (DOI), the City's version of the FBI.

August 24, 2010- David Kocieniewski reports in the New York Times that former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau owned stock in Nabors Industries at the time he introduced the company's CEO Eugene Isenberg to Rangel.

August 23, 2010- Rangel responds to President Obama's recommendation that Rangel "should end his career with dignity." Rangel said, "Frankly, he has not been around long enough to determine what my dignity is."

September 14, 2010- Rangel wins Democratic primary with 50% of the vote against five challengers.

September 28, 2010- Ranking member Rep. Jo Bonner (R-AL) and all other Republicans on the Ethics Committee accuse Ethics Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren of "stalling" the Rangel investigation.

October 7, 2010- House Ethics Committee announces that it will delay ethics trials of Reps. Charles Rangel and Maxine Waters until after the election.

November 2, 2010- Rangel re-elected.

November 15, 2010- Ethics Committee commences Rangel trial. Rangel walks out after maintaining that he is entitled to counsel. The Committee proceeds anyway.

November 16, 2010- Rangel is convicted on 11 counts by adjudacatory subcommittee.

Why can't Obama find any good men of color like Charlie Rangel? I find it ridiculous that Rangel would question anyone's motives.
Amu7sed Slew

Kent, WA

#6 Jan 11, 2013
Looks like you're a nut-so, again...
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#7 Jan 11, 2013
I find it interesting, you favor innuendos over reality. Must be why I make money and you make excuses.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jan 11, 2013
Amu7sed Slew wrote:
Looks like you're a nut-so, again...
Why is Charlie Rangel still in office again?
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#9 Jan 11, 2013
What's he been convicted of, that would preclude his election, again ???
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jan 11, 2013
July 30, 2010- President Obama calls the charges "very troubling" and says that Rangel should "end his career with dignity."

August 9, 2010- NLPC files a formal Complaint with the House Ethics Committee against Rangel alleging a pattern of corruption and cronyism at Alianza Dominicana, a New York group to which Rangel has directed millions in earmarks.

Rangel is an embarrassment, even to Pelosi and Obama.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#11 Jan 11, 2013
What's he been convicted of, that would preclude his election, again ??? Of course, you'd "rather" not discuss Batshit Bachmann, right ???
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jan 13, 2013
July 30, 2010- President Obama calls the charges "very troubling" and says that Rangel should "end his career with dignity."

August 9, 2010- NLPC files a formal Complaint with the House Ethics Committee against Rangel alleging a pattern of corruption and cronyism at Alianza Dominicana, a New York group to which Rangel has directed millions in earmarks.

Rangel is an embarrassment, even to Pelosi and Obama.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#14 Jan 13, 2013
Nice "spam", not a man... LMAOROTFU~!

What's he been convicted of, that would preclude his election, again ??? Of course, you'd "rather" not discuss Batshit Bachmann, right ???
Insistent

Grantsburg, WI

#15 Jan 13, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Nice "spam", not a man... LMAOROTFU~!
What's he been convicted of, that would preclude his election, again ??? Of course, you'd "rather" not discuss Batshit Bachmann, right ???
Retard,

Did you have a comment on the Thread or just your usual "Notice me Slewsie" Playground Activities?
Slews Theme Song

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Jan 13, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Nice "spam", not a man... LMAOROTFU~!
What's he been convicted of, that would preclude his election, again ??? Of course, you'd "rather" not discuss Batshit Bachmann, right ???
Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody
I got no money cuz I got no job
How I wish I had someone to talk to
I'm in awful mess
I blew in town 40 years ago, I ain't seen a lotta girls since then
If I could find'em I could get'em but as yet I have'nt met'em
That's why I'm in the shape I'm in ohhhh

Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody
I got no money cuz I got no job
How I wish I had someone to talk to
I'm in awful mess
Another fella told me he had a sister that looked so fine
Instead of being my deliverance, she had a strong resemblance
To a cat named Frankenstein ohhhh....

Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody
I got no money cuz I got no job
How I wish I had someone to talk to
I'm in awful mess
It's hard for a fella, when he don't know his way around
If I can't find me a honey to help me spend her money
I'm gonna have to blow this town ohhh....

Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody
I got no money cuz I got no job
How I wish I had someone to talk to
Im in awful mess
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jan 13, 2013
non-starter wrote:
Rangel: White House’s lack of diversity ‘embarrassing as hell’
How many blacks have the Republicans elected to the Senate in the last 100 years?

I believe the answer is THREE. In an entire century.

If you want to start talking about racism you don't need to go any father than the Republican party.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Jan 13, 2013
Consistent wrote:
<quoted text>
How many blacks have the Republicans elected to the Senate in the last 100 years?
I believe the answer is THREE. In an entire century.
If you want to start talking about racism you don't need to go any father than the Republican party.
There is plenty of racism to go around, Senator Byrd.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#21 Jan 13, 2013
GET IT ???
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SAND !! LMAOROTFu~!
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#22 Jan 13, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>There is plenty of racism to go around, Senator Byrd.
Gee, no valid answer, huh racist ??? You hate black sand, right ???
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Jan 13, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>Gee, no valid answer, huh racist ??? You hate black sand, right ???
Tell you what, you come up with how many sentators in the past 100 years have been black, then we will talk. No, wait, I will post it for you, 4 African American senators have been Democratic in the past 100 years. I guess that makes the Democratic party just as racist as the Republicans by your standard, since African American voters comprise a much larger voting block within the Democratic party.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_African-...

Racist, low integrity poster slewche.

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