Monday, November 27, 2006

Rangel Repeats Kerry Military Slur

But Rangel (D-NY) isn't joking, as Lurch so clumsily tried to claim he was. Rangel really believes that no "bright" young person joins the armed forces.

Hot Air has posted video of Rangel's remarks to Fox News' Chris Wallace. Wallace began by displaying statistics that completely refuted Rangel's previous contention that those joining the military come primarily from economically and educationally deprived inner city communities.

Rangel responded by implying that those who join aren't bright:
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.
Rangel intends to introduce legislation to reinsitute the draft. Rangel seems to be living proof that bright individuals do not become Democratic congressmen if they have the option of having a decent career.

Via Stop the ACLU.