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Monday, November 27, 2006

Charlie Rangel: Stupid Is As Stupid Does

The Democrats need to keep this guy out and about within the media for the next two years. Instead of talking to Nancy Pelosi, or John Conyers, or even John Murtha, they need to focus on Charlie Rangel. Captain Ed has the Powerline video,/li> from his interview on FOX News yesterday, and here is the money quote:

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.

Ahem. You honor, may I approach the bench?

So, Charlie Rangel has decided to pick up where John Kerry left off with insulting the troops. The people in the military right now, and those who signed up after 9/11 did so because they lack a solid choice, have no hope for getting out of the situation they are in here, and joined the military as a last resort. Hmm. That sounds a lot like John Kerry's previous statement that landed him in hot water about a month ago. And Rangel is almost to the very day marking the one month anniversary of John Kerry's stupidity.

While a few that join might do so because they feel they have no alternatives left, the vast majority joined because they wanted to, and felt that they had something to offer the United States. And while I cannot speak for everyone, I can speak for two people.

The first is my brother, who joined after 9/11, and it might surprise Charlie there that my brother was almost finished with law school. He was one year away from graduation, and felt that it was more important to join, serve and protect this nation than it was to stay here and get his degree. As he told me then, and I remember now, "There's always time for school, but there won't be any schools around if we lose this. I gotta go, sis." It hurt me to see him go, but I got it. I understood.

The other person I can speak of is Thomas's uncle, who is a twenty-five year veteran of Naval Intelligence. The man has two Masters degrees. He joined in 1981, shortly after President Reagna took office, and has watched four presidents come and go on his watch. And despite his feelings towards President Clinton, he was not willing to get out when that particular commander-in-chief took office. He stayed in for his twenty-plus years, and this year he finally retired.

There are two people who blow Charlie Rangel's insinuation out of the water. And I KNOW there are more people like that in the military. The United States armed forces does not like recruiting idiots. Those people either tend to get killed in combat, or put others around them in greater danger. Elected representatives like Charlie Rangel and John Kerry are the retarded people here, not the soldiers. And it irritates me to no end to hear these people slander our soldiers this way. I do not care if they served or not, but it is wholly disrespectful of anyone elected to an office to make such statements about these people.

I would like to call on Rep. Rangel to issue an apology, but we know that if he does, he does not mean it. This is typical of the Left. Not only do they slam the troops as being a bunch of dunces that opted for the military because they had no hope of going anywhere in civilian life, but then they play up the victim status of these men and women. It is not concern on the part of the Left. It is soft bigotry disguised as some perverse level of concern that is completely non-existent. If Rep. Rangel were so concerned about their so-called plight,m then maybe he would be willing to raise their pay (instead of floating the foolish idea of a minimum wage increase), and maybe they could lift the constraints on our troops so they can fight a war without all the politically-correct BS that ties their hands.

Charlie Rangel has some nerve to make a statement like this, and that takes guts. But the assertion he has made shows that he, himself, lacks the brains. Or maybe he is simply too lazy to get the real facts about the education of our soldiers. The collective intelligence of the soldiers in the military is so profound that it has to make people laugh at a clown like Rangel when he makes idiotic statements like this.



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