Comments: Anti-war moonbat Rangel wants to bring back draft

Comical. Rangel is making another desperate, disingenuous cry for attention. I suppose the left will see the bill and more proof that President Bush wants to reinstate the draft.

Posted by Marty at May 29, 2005 02:39 AM

I think it's the right thing to do and should be seriously debated.

A co-worker is digging himself out of a serious financial bind because he was called up and sent to Iraq for 18 months. He worked while is wife stayed at home with the children. Family helped, but only so much.

Ther burden has fallen on Blacks, minorities, and poor southern whites.

Posted by DarkStar at May 29, 2005 01:53 PM

During the Presidential campaign the Democrats predicted that if Bush were re-elected there would be a draft. Maybe they are just trying to make sure they got something right.

Posted by Stephen Macklin at May 29, 2005 08:40 PM

The people that continue to vote for this guy owe the entire country an apology for having to listen to the insane rantings of this lunatic.

Posted by Sgt Fluffy at May 29, 2005 11:13 PM

Rangel would be funny on this issue, if he wasn't so very wrong -- and potentially dangerous if too many people "agree" with him.

Posted by david at May 30, 2005 03:05 AM

So I guess they've decided there's no point anymore in trying to scare young voters away from the GOP with mutterings about how Bush was supposedly going to resurrect it.

Karl Rove is a frickin' genius. Now we can campaign against the Democrats with "Vote or Die."

Posted by McGehee at May 30, 2005 10:09 AM

The disproportionate burden falls on those that give a damn. Black, white, Brown or Green. Unfortunatley there are many on the left that are just plain yellow.

Posted by jbrookins at May 30, 2005 04:12 PM

So, all of the high income males who don't join the service are liberal or mostly liberal?

Posted by DarkStar at May 30, 2005 04:51 PM

"Rangel has insisted that the burdens of the war in Iraq have fallen disproportionately on blacks and other minorities."
Correct me if I wrong but isn't joining the armed forces a voluntary service?

Posted by Felis at May 30, 2005 08:46 PM

Have a cousin in LA at the moment. If the draft is brought back he will be on the 1st plane back to Britain!!!!!!!!!!

That said the US cannot continue its current level of military activity unless the size of the US army grows rather substantially.

Posted by Nick Saunders at May 31, 2005 04:06 AM

Well, Darstar, I don't know about high income. But I sure see a lot of young men and women at those anti-war demonstrations who seem to be mostly liberal in their POV, and fall within the age limit; I think they would do just fine under the draft (and, the military discipline would serve them well).

Posted by Lola at May 31, 2005 10:05 AM

That said the US cannot continue its current level of military activity unless the size of the US army grows rather substantially.

This needs to be discussed as well as the current ways of keeping people in the service, the rate of troop cycling, world wide deployments, etc.

Posted by DarkStar at May 31, 2005 02:24 PM

Is he still pushing that tripe? Geez....

Of course, you WON'T hear about WHO is pushing a new draft in the MSM - just that the [evil music] draft is coming back!!![/evil music]

It's people like this that make me twitch sometimes....

Posted by Mad Mikey at June 1, 2005 07:29 PM
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