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Rangel: Men Join The Army Only If They Can’t Have A “Decent Career”
Stop The ACLU ^ | 26-Nov-06 | John Stephenson

Posted on 11/26/2006 5:14:37 PM PST by Jay777

Hot Air has the video:

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.

As soon as the Democrats take control they allow people like Rangel to be their mouthpieces and just as quickly find a foot in that mouth. This quote is Rangel's explanation of why he supports the draft. One would think after the Kerry episode these idiots would be more careful in how the word things. I don't know how anyone could interpret Rangel's statement as anything other than a direct insult to those serving in our military. Apparently, Rangel does not believe being in the army is a decent career. Many people in the military do make the choice to join because of a conviction to a patriotic duty. Those are the kind of people I want in our military. If we were to follow Rangel's advice of a draft our military would be full of people that do not want to be there.

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1 posted on 11/26/2006 5:14:40 PM PST by Jay777
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To: Jay777

Sounds like he took this speech out of the John Kerry Manual.


2 posted on 11/26/2006 5:15:18 PM PST by RockinRight (There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos.)
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To: Jay777

he then said "Doh! I bothced it!"


3 posted on 11/26/2006 5:17:25 PM PST by Third Order
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To: Jay777

Ignorant, insensitive jerk.
I take it he's never heard of the late Pat Tillman?


4 posted on 11/26/2006 5:17:50 PM PST by Chewie84
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To: Jay777

http://www.neoperspectives.com/draft.htm


6 posted on 11/26/2006 5:19:08 PM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/optimism_nov8th.htm)
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To: Jay777

They (THE LEFT) Know nothing of Patriotism.. .Absolutely nothing and when confronted with it they distain it.


7 posted on 11/26/2006 5:19:44 PM PST by tomnbeverly (Ted Kennedy used the KGB to undermine Reagan. Who used Al-Qaeda to undermine Bush?)
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To: Jay777

Rangel never had any of my respect before and he'll damn sure NEVER get any now.

What a POS!


8 posted on 11/26/2006 5:20:44 PM PST by diverteach
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To: M Kehoe
Rangel's vision is the redistribution of wealth from those who work to those who don't work (his constituents.) If he can throw sand in the gears of a Great Nation along the way, so much the better.
9 posted on 11/26/2006 5:21:24 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: tomnbeverly

People (media mantra) claim that liberals are just as patriotic as those who fight for and support their country. We know that is complete horsesh*t. When will we grab them by their skruffy yellow necks and make them earn their keep?? End the Free Ride!


10 posted on 11/26/2006 5:24:48 PM PST by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: M Kehoe
No young, bright individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of educational benefits.

No A$$hole, the men and women in this country want to fight because they see that this country is worth fighting for.

What is it about these people that just ticks us off?

11 posted on 11/26/2006 5:24:57 PM PST by Northern Yankee ( Stay The Course!)
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To: Jay777

I really wish the GOP would stand up and denounce idiots like Rangel point blank. Oh well. I guess being a eunuch is so much better. Funny how the only person who had the guts to call the Democrats out was another Democrat, Zell Miller.


12 posted on 11/26/2006 5:25:11 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Why can't Republicans stand up to Democrats like they do to terrorists?)
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To: Jay777

I swear this man's mouth is attached to his rectum!


13 posted on 11/26/2006 5:25:18 PM PST by TNdandelion
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To: Jay777

I swear this man's mouth is attached to his rectum!


14 posted on 11/26/2006 5:25:23 PM PST by TNdandelion
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To: Jay777

What an ignoramus he is.


15 posted on 11/26/2006 5:25:59 PM PST by CheneyChick (Another College Educated OEF Veteran for President Bush...)
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To: Chewie84

...or a still-very-much-alive native New Yorker named Colin Powell?


16 posted on 11/26/2006 5:27:00 PM PST by RichInOC ("I see stupid people. They're everywhere....They don't even know that they're dumb.")
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To: Jay777
Rangel is a senile old man. I graduated from West Point at the height of Viet Nam, served six years active, got a masters degree, went into industry, worked my way to the executive ranks and retired at 56. No one forced me to go - and oh by the way, there was a draft at the time I was draft age. Rangel is so out of touch with reality that it is shocking. I find it hard to believe that this ignorant POS will be a key leader of our Congress.
17 posted on 11/26/2006 5:27:01 PM PST by USMA '71
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To: Jay777

Earth to Charlie: Boys only join Congress if they can't have a decent career.


18 posted on 11/26/2006 5:27:20 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Jay777
Rangel served in Korea, where 30,000 of his fellow Americans died in the first three years of the "police action." (1950-52, under Democratic President Truman)

What is he saying about himself, and those men?

19 posted on 11/26/2006 5:27:41 PM PST by syriacus (Millions in South Korea are free because 30,000 US troops DIED in 3 years under TRUMAN.)
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To: Jay777

Charlie the Chump can kiss my olive drab ass. An idiot who can't find a "decent career" usually ends up becoming a freeloading politician.


20 posted on 11/26/2006 5:27:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The "conservative," Blue Lap Dog DemocRATS are in for a big surprise when Pelosi takes over.)
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To: Jay777
I did enlist for a job in 1973. It wasn't my only job prospect but it seemed like a good move at the time. It was not a desperate move; it was not my only option, but it was a good move for me.
21 posted on 11/26/2006 5:27:50 PM PST by jimfree (LT, USN (Ret))
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To: Jay777
I wonder if Charles Rangel is a part of the George Soros international drug cartel. He certainly is well positioned for it.
22 posted on 11/26/2006 5:28:15 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Jay777
It's a good thing for Rangel that the Endangered Species Act protects vermin, he's safe.
23 posted on 11/26/2006 5:28:21 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Zimbabwe, leftist success story.)
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To: Jay777
I can't imagine what the district is like that votes this idiot to office.
They must be a bunch of absolute idiots. I know I'll never go to his area,
so I don't have to worry about spending money, which would indirectly support
him. Seriously, what must it be like to walk down the street in his town.

Good God, they've got to be Zombies or sidewalk licking morons.
24 posted on 11/26/2006 5:30:41 PM PST by ThreePuttinDude ()...On 9-11 & 7-7 Islamic missionaries came a callin'.....()
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To: Jay777

Patriotism is a concept they do not understand.


25 posted on 11/26/2006 5:32:03 PM PST by Enosh
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To: M Kehoe

Holy cow! My comments need to be screened, but that didn't?


26 posted on 11/26/2006 5:32:04 PM PST by Enosh
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To: diverteach

...or become undocumented "ministers" ... or congressmen.


27 posted on 11/26/2006 5:32:29 PM PST by bannie
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Charles Rangel's put-downs of decent Americans are a lot like Ward Churchill's put-downs of decent Americans.


28 posted on 11/26/2006 5:33:11 PM PST by syriacus (Millions in South Korea are free because 30,000 US troops DIED in 3 years under TRUMAN.)
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To: Jay777
No young, bright individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of educational benefits

Criminy man, this was exactly one of the reasons I did join the Corps ... duty was first. OF course I wound up in the first Gulf War but hey ... I thought I was going to wind up in the Soviet Union when I signed the paper.

29 posted on 11/26/2006 5:33:16 PM PST by Centurion2000 (If the Romans had nukes, Carthage would still be glowing.)
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To: Jay777
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.

Like, for example, the State Treasurer in Colorado who voluntarily resigned his position so he put on his uniform again and help run the Iraqi elections. Poor guy had bupkus for a career and so he had to go to Iraq.

30 posted on 11/26/2006 5:33:18 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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Sorry for my language, but Rangel pi$$es me off. Makes my service during Vietnam and the Cold war seem like a waste of my time. Plus, I have more degrees, experience, travel, and a higher I.Q than that a$$hole Rangel.

5.56mm

31 posted on 11/26/2006 5:34:18 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Jay777

Rangel has no sense of when to shut up. Amazing.


32 posted on 11/26/2006 5:34:34 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: Northern Yankee
Good evening. The Mods are censoring my posts. Probably a good thing.

5.56mm

33 posted on 11/26/2006 5:35:56 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Jay777

Look what is happening to education. They drag kids to school, but they can't make them want to learn. A lot of kids have learned that they can shrug their shoulders and flip the bird to the establishment. No one can do anything about it. OOOOOH, send them to the pricipal, suspend them, expel them. So What?
How about having this same mentality in the military? AWOL, so what? Pushups? Oh, yeah! Sure! Not!
They have no future and they don't care!


34 posted on 11/26/2006 5:36:18 PM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT
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To: M Kehoe
HA HA HA, that post lasted longer than I thought it would.

Calm down there Tiger......just joking

35 posted on 11/26/2006 5:38:13 PM PST by ThreePuttinDude ()...On 9-11 & 7-7 Islamic missionaries came a callin'.....()
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To: Jay777
Democrats haven't even gained any control yet and they keep reminding everyone why they lost power. The first time I heard mention of the name Waxman after the election, I almost became ill.
36 posted on 11/26/2006 5:38:32 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: syriacus

"Rangel served in Korea"

This latest from `Rantel' will stir up a backlash. Then watch him wave his Bronze Star in your face and roar, "if you never saw combat then shut up!"

Some LexisNexis ranger needs to dredge up his actual citation. Note: the Bronze Star can be awarded for noncombat achievement, unlike the Silver Star.

Ol' Charlie's never gone into detail about his Korea service. If he saw serious combat action, he would begin every speech mentioning the fact, just to silence his critics.


37 posted on 11/26/2006 5:39:38 PM PST by elcid1970
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To: Jay777

I studied hard and did my homework while in high school and college so I wouldn't end up getting stuck in the House or Senate like Charlie the Chump.


38 posted on 11/26/2006 5:40:38 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The "conservative," Blue Lap Dog DemocRATS are in for a big surprise when Pelosi takes over.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

So true.


39 posted on 11/26/2006 5:40:46 PM PST by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: Jay777
Rangel's just upset that given the entry standards of the volunteer Army, many of his constituents cannot get in.
40 posted on 11/26/2006 5:41:54 PM PST by outdriving (Diversity is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
Earth to Charlie: Boys only join Congress if they can't have a decent career.

BINGO!!!! One would be hard pressed to find a greater collection of mediocrity than the US Congress. The vast majority are of average intelligence at best. Most people of accomplishment stay in the private sector as politics in this country drives away the best and the brightest. In my view these fools are one half notch above actors in intelligence.
41 posted on 11/26/2006 5:41:58 PM PST by CoolPapaBoze
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To: Jay777

Put the pre 1960's outcasts in positions of authority and this is what they say. Wait until we see what they do! The blind leading the blind.


42 posted on 11/26/2006 5:42:51 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: samadams2000

Well I think America will eventually realize this...

Lets see 50,000 dead in the dirty bomb or nuke or bio or chem attack by (pick your terror group)

I guess 3,000 dead Americans on 911 just wasnt' enough to overcome the quesy liberal stomach.


43 posted on 11/26/2006 5:43:30 PM PST by tomnbeverly (Ted Kennedy used the KGB to undermine Reagan. Who used Al-Qaeda to undermine Bush?)
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To: M Kehoe
HEHE

Rant on my FRiend...yesterday this racist, sexist, classist old fool was just a nuisance, now he has power...

44 posted on 11/26/2006 5:44:12 PM PST by pandemoniumreigns
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To: RockinRight; Rokke
Just what is this Rangel character smoking, because that what it takes to pick up and adopt the John Kerry manual.

I would say that for many if not a majority of the most accomplished individuals with the greatest careers, you will find military service in their background. And that goes for whether they later become writers actors leaders executives politicians, or all of the above.

One of the first that comes to my mind is the ceo of FedEx.

Wolf
45 posted on 11/26/2006 5:45:17 PM PST by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: outdriving

I just hope the libtards keep talking like this for the next two years.


46 posted on 11/26/2006 5:45:20 PM PST by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.com)
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To: Jay777

**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.**

What if THEY said it? I'm sure it would be utterly surprising to Rangel but Mike joined because he WANTED to. Not because of bonuses, not because he couldn't do anything else, and not because he was poor. He was a young, bright guy. And the Democrats need to stop insulting him.


47 posted on 11/26/2006 5:45:26 PM PST by ilovew (I'm thankful to PFC Mike Adams who died in Iraq three years ago...I'll never forget you, Mike.)
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To: diverteach

Guess that is why he is a congressman. He could not find a decent career. The man is a joke and a disgrace to this nation.


48 posted on 11/26/2006 5:46:50 PM PST by mulligan
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To: Jay777
Rangel does not believe being in the army is a decent career

I guess he doesn't think that Colin Powell had a decent career. Does Rangel really understand just how STOOPID he sounds?

49 posted on 11/26/2006 5:47:05 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Jay777
Rangel keeps spewing his hateful lies. My #2 son signed up for USMC reserves just after his 17th birthday and prior to his senior year in high school. He graduated with a 4.33 GPA and all "5" scores on his AP exams. He had enough credits to be a college sophomore when he graduated from high school. A month after graduation, he headed off to boot camp. His boot camp graduation happened shortly after 9-11-2001. After serving in Kuwait/Iraq, he returned, completed a BS in Business Administration and is currently a licensed real estate broker employing 26 other people. Not anything like Rangel's lying description.

I'm not in the military, but I am a DoD contractor. I accept tasks critical to national security. Some of the work puts me in places that are "unsafe". I could make the same money pushing a pencil in a totally "safe" office job, but I prefer to make a contribution where it is needed. I accept the risk as a necessary element of achieving the objectives.

50 posted on 11/26/2006 5:47:59 PM PST by Myrddin
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