This morning I posted Congressman Charlie Rangel claims victim status.
The short of it: Instead of taking responsibility for his failure over many year to declare certain incomes and pay taxes on them, his using three rent-controlled apartments in his Harlem district when by law he’s only entitled to one, and his other abuses and sleaze, the Obama-supporting chair of the House’s tax-writing Ways and Means Committee whines he's a victim of Republicans and the few newspapers willing to expose his abuses of office and laws.
Tarheel Hawkeye comments:
I'll bet anything that Rangel gets away with this. One hard and firm rule in today's America: if you're a Democrat, if you're a Black Democrat especially, you get a pass no matter how many rules, laws, or ethical standards you break.I wouldn’t bet against Tarheel Hawkeye.
If necessary, Charlie will play the race card and make his accusers beg for mercy.
Any day now Rangel may call a press conference to say something like: “This is all happening because I don’t look like those guys on the dollar bills. Sen. Obama warned the Republicans would inject race into the campaign. What’s happening to me is downright mean spirited. But it won't stop me. I’ll continue serving the people in the future as I have in the past.”