Rangel Re-enforces Kerry. Soldiers Are Stupid.
I do not have much time today. I have to get ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow and a few other things I need to take care of. I wasn’t going to come in today at all until I heard Rangel. I HAD to comment on this.
Do you remember this joke? Stop me if you have heard it before,
"You know, education, if you make the most of it and you study hard and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you -- you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq." John Kerry.
OH yeah, that was a botched joke. This is why it wasn’t funny. He would never say that about the troops. He even Apologized for his words being mis-interrupted. As far as I know, he has yet to apologize for his other gem,
"I am convinced a volunteer army would be an army of the poor and the black and the brown," Kerry wrote. "We must not repeat the travesty of the inequities present during Vietnam. I also fear having a professional army that views the perpetuation of war crimes as simply 'doing its job.’"
The MMD just passed right over this. Even came right out and said that they hoped this would just go away. Everyone jumped on the band wagon and said he didn’t mean it. It was a botched joke, etc.
Now, here comes Charles Rangel. He is calling for the reinstatement of the Draft. Remember I told you yesterday he said,
"You bet your life. Underscore serious. There's no question in my mind that this president and this administration would never have invaded Iraq, especially on the flimsy evidence that was presented to the Congress, if indeed we had a draft and members of Congress and administration thought their kids from their communities will be placed in harm's way. I will be introducing that bill as soon as we start the new session."
I pointed out that he did this before in 2004, then voted AGAINST his own bill. So what lies behind this? Why would he be doing this? Is this really a statement against all wars as he was saying, while making his rounds to do damage control? You see folks he was going all over the place trying to clarify his intent. On Fox News with Neil Cavuto, he said,
"I am making a statement against all wars that cannot gin up enough confidence that people would say, "My country's in danger and I want to serve; my kids want to serve." If it doesn't reach that level, then you bet your life I don't think that you should just recruit where people have little alternatives in their lifestyle."
But is there an underlining reason that he is trying NOT to say? YES. Just listen to what he has been saying about the military.
"I'm just saying that, being one that had faced these alternatives, that why is a kid who is going to Harvard or Yale or has alternatives not included in the sacrifice for our country? Why would you recruit people who have less options, for one year, for two years, for three years, to go there four and five -- their chances of living, each time they go back, are limited."
Then on the "Situation Room," he said,
"Anyone that will tell you that the affluent are enlisting are just not telling the truth. So, whether this becomes a bill or not, the debate will prove that they are enlisting and recruiting in areas of the highest unemployment. And that is whether it's the inner cities or whether it's the rural areas. And, so, that's a fact. And if you take a look at the war dead and the wounded you will see they neither come from well-known cities or towns you never heard of in the South and the West and those are the facts. And so whoever challenges those are 100 percent wrong.
We have never heard the president of the United States or the commander-in-chief make any argument in appealing to the people to enlist because it's the patriotic thing to do. Instead of that, they offer $40,000 bonus, $70,000 education, and $4 billion in ads -- and so I'm saying if you have to go to war, don't just let the poor that come from these communities of high employment be in harm's way."
None of this is true folks. But if you REALLY look at what he is saying, you can see that he thinks that those in the ALL VOLUNTEER Military are un-educated, poor, Black and Brown people. Is this NOT what he is saying? Is this NOT what Kerry was saying?
Then you have this comment from him, "So, whether this becomes a bill or not, the debate will prove that they are enlisting and recruiting in areas of the highest unemployment. And that is whether it's the inner cities or whether it's the rural areas. And, so, that's a fact. And if you take a look at the war dead and the wounded you will see they neither come from well-known cities or towns you never heard of in the South and the West and those are the facts. And so whoever challenges those are 100 percent wrong."
He doesn’t REALLY want the Draft. He doesn’t care. He wants YOU to believe that the Military is Racist. He wants you to think that those in the Military are uneducated Black and Brown people. That IS EXACTLY what Kerry said, and meant.
Speaker To Be Nancy Pelosi has her hands full, I’ll tell you that. No doubt about it.