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Sunday, June 29, 2014

No Country for Old Men

Even if it doesn't upset you it should surprise you. Congressman Charles Rangel lived to fight another day-no thanks to his erstwhile friends. The Harlem Congressman came through a political near death experience at the hands of state Sen. Adriano Espaillat. He received an endorsement from Governor Andrew Cuomo but none from Obama who thinks he should retire with dignity. That's politics but what about friendship and gratitude? The DCCC kicked in a whopping $36,000. In 2008 when he faced no opposition he transferred $1.2 million from his campaign to the DCCC and smaller sums to other Democrats Through his leadership PAC that cycle, he gave a total of $970,000 to 122 different Democratic candidates. And that was just one election cycle. He has donated millions to fellow Democrats over the course of his career. To add to the insult the Black Congressional Caucus, an organization he helped found, could not send one thin dime.

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