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Are people really so f-ing stupid?

After yet again seeing that stupid assertion that Congress is going to pass a draft, I ran a google search just to see how deep the idiocy is spreading.

On congress.org, they ran an article with the assertion that the administration was trying to quietly pass the draft, without mentioning who is actually sponsoring the damned bills.

They have a "Letters to Elected Officals" section, so, out of curiosity, I pulled up Rangel's name, and read the following:

"They put all the good guys names on the offensive draft bill." and "Are the neo cons trying to make you look bad when your voting record shows you vote for the best interests of the American people."

I didn't know whether to be pleased that the person actually knew who sponsored the bills, or stunned at the depth of his denial. How the bloody hell does he think Rangel's name got on that bill in the first place?

And how could it be the administration trying to sneak this past when only Democrats sponsor it?

*Sigh.* I don't know why I let this get me so worked up. And if you did bother to look inside the cut...thanks.


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Jun. 7th, 2004 04:33 pm (UTC)
Yes, people are that f-ing stupid, and some of them will believe anything they hear, without having seen or even looked for any actual evidence.

Sad, eh?

Personally, I can't imagine what good a draft would do. It's been shown time and again that a volunteer military is better and smarter, and it's not like we're in desperate straits for more soldiers... and if we were, we'd probably be better of increasing pay, benefits, and funding to things like, say, the VA hospitals. (My grandfather swears the VA hospital is trying to kill him... not that he'd ever opt to pay for medical treatment.)
Jun. 8th, 2004 10:15 am (UTC)
Rangel and some others are trying to force the issue of our involvement in Iraq by reinstituting the draft. They are trying to strike fear in the hearts of the common citizen as to what could happen to their children if they were forced to serve. They are counting on Vietnam still being fresh in their minds. It's a ploy and, I don't believe, a very succcessful one. I hate when they (on both sides of the aisle) waste time by grandstanding, even when I agree with the core issues involved.
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