Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Charles Rangel is a Bastard Hypocrite
from the mind of  Zeke_Wilkins.

Breaking news...

After months of fear-mongering by calling for a reinstatement of the draft, Representative Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) had his worst fears realized this evening when House Republicans moved his bill (H.R. 163) out of committee and called for a roll-call vote. The results - which can be seen here - are interesting: the bill was defeated by a 2-to-402 vote (29 representatives did not vote). Even more interesting was the fact that neither of the two democrats who voted "yea" was Rangel himself!

Not only was this a brilliant piece of political maneuvering by the republicans to show up Rangel, it completely eliminates the conspiracy-talk (started by 527's and perpetuated by CBS) that Bush would reinstate the draft during his second term.

A note to Representative Rangel: the only thing that could add to the shame of you playing on the fears and dimwittedness of your liberal constituency was for you to not even vote for your own bill. Shame on you.


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