When you herd any group together, like the left is wont to do and does, that group tends to stop behaving as thinking individuals and more like emotional animals. That is precisely why such disgusting charlatans like Charles Rangel (note that no matter what he does to help himself illegally to power and riches, he is excused by his sycophant followers) use these types of tactics to steer the herd of useful idiots. Do they fall for it this time? Rangel's and his ilks' continual success by filching the public, depends on such tactics of visceral emotional firestarting. Truth and facts be damned.