Beleaguered Rep. Charlie Rangel defied bipartisan calls for him to step down as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee despite an ethics committee report that found he violated House rules by taking corporate-funded trips to the Caribbean. (FoxNews.com, 2/26/2010)
Corrupt media alert: The day the report was released it seems like every other story on the New York Times website was about the corruption scandal involving long-time New York Democrat politician Charlie Rangel…….just kidding! We couldn’t find it at all!
When you put it that way, Obama’s health care plan sure sounds like a winner to us!
The fundamental question facing Republicans was not whether they could persuade Democrats to take a different approach, but whether continuing their opposition in the wake of Mr. Obama’s grand gesture of bipartisanship could turn into a liability in a tense midterm election year.
Those mean old Repubs! How could they refuse Obama’s “grand gesture?”
(Quotes from NYT, 2/26/10)