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November 27, 2006

Monday morning asshat

Did you hear the latest from Congressman Charlie Rangel (Communist Dem-NY)?

He's the fella who proposed bringing back the draft in 2004, then joined more than 400 of his colleagues in the House and voted "No."

Then he renewed his plan to bring back the draft last week, much to the consternation of the incoming House leadership.

Tired of hiding his feelings about the brave soldiers who fight on our -- and his -- behalf, Rangel got in touch with his inner asshat and let fly.

I want to make it abundantly clear: if there’s anyone who believes that these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it.

No young, bright individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of educational benefits. And most all of them come from communities of very, very high unemployment.

If a young fella has an option of having a decent career or joining the army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq.

Compare and contrast with the previous utterances of Sen. John Kerry (Socialist-Paris).

You know, education -- if you make the most of it, you study hard and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well.

If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq.

Black or white, tall or short, thin or fat on the outside, when you examine their corrupt and foetid hearts, you find contempt, derision and loathing for the patriots who join the military. Better educated than at any time in our military's history, Rangel insults them, denigrates their service by implying that gap-toothed rubes join the Army to avoid a life stocking shelves at the Piggly Wiggly.

Take a good look, folks; this is the new Congressional leadership.

Posted by Mike Lief at November 27, 2006 12:05 AM | TrackBack


Rangel and a returned Peace Corps Volunteer tried to start a new volunteer group like Clinton's. It was called something like Democracy Corps (not Carvilles) and would offer volunteer service instead of military service if there were a draft.

The draft issue was there to advocate legislation for his own goals, like the volunteer group legislation. The idea would be to fill the draft persons in his volunteer group if they didn't want to go to Iraq. Peace Corps has rejected the option and had it legislated. Americorps would so the same.

Rangel is in a quest to conrol funds any way he can. He would love to run foreign policy funding. His legilsation is obviously aimed at this goal, whether it is to create new 'volunteer' federal service after his name or create a draft.

Posted by: Tela at November 27, 2006 06:36 AM

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