Not satisfied with John Kerry’s simply calling our brave soldiers dumb and lazy, Charlie Rangel drove the Democrat point home more directly when Chris Wallace asked him whether, based on the Heritage study, “the volunteer army [is] better educated and more well-to-do than the general population?”
Of course not. 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..
Of course, Rangel made this comment to bolster support for his legislation to reinstate the draft (remember, the draft Democrats threatened would result from a Bush re-election), but his comment instead bolsters the fact that Democrats just think poorly of our brave men and women in uniform. They see them as poor, ignorant children being manipulated by a scheming system. Nevermind such a stereotype has been thoroughly debunked, it goes to show how patronizing Democrats are to the military.
Of course, this isn’t anything new for Democrats. For years they’ve publicly professed their dislike and lack of respect for our troops - from accusing fellow soldiers of committing war crimes to loathing the military.
With friends like the Democrats, who needs enemies…