September 22, 2006

Charlie Rangel, Rove-plant, traitor, or a mere sellout?

The debate rages at the Democratic Underground. Money quote:

What is U.S. Congressman Charles Rangél doing? Is he betraying the Democratic Party? He's bashing Hugo Chavez and defending Bush. It is very disturbing and alarming to see a Democrat, especially a monority [sic], to critize an international Hispanic leader and ally by expressing sympathy for Bush and his racist Republicans. Has Mr. Rangél gone loco? Has he turned into a rogue Democrat? Is he a traitor? Hopefully Mr. Rangél has an ulterior motive. But as Democrats we must be careful not to create the slightest impression that our strong united coalition has a crack in it. I consider all minorities (African-Americans, Hispanics of course, Muslims, American Indians and all to be my brothers in the cause of solidarity). We must remain united. Solidarity is the key to victory. We do not need dissent.

Because remember: as Thomas Jefferson was fond of saying, dissent is the highest form of treason.

Read through the whole thing, by the way, it's hard to tell if it's an actual DU thread or an excellent spoof of one by Wuzzadem.

Posted by Steve-O at September 22, 2006 04:26 PM | TrackBack

Honor Diversity*

*except of opinion

Posted by: Memento Moron at September 22, 2006 05:22 PM

It always cracks me up when these folks assume that everyone who is not a white male is automatically on their side.

Posted by: bobgirrl at September 22, 2006 07:17 PM be my brothers in the cause of solidarity

Solidarity is a cause? I'm always up for a bit of mob action and repression myself, but I don't consider it a cause, just entertainment.

Posted by: chuck at September 22, 2006 11:58 PM

especially a monority

Is that supposed to be "a moronity"?

Just amazing. Apparently they never pay attention to Rangel otherwise or they'd have no questions about his Dem creds. He's generally their kind of guy.

It's no wonder they don't link Rangel's statement in which he chastises mercan oil companies for not stepping up for the poor like Chavez has. It wouldn't exactly help prove their case.

Posted by: tee bee at September 23, 2006 10:02 AM

This person is an idiot. Doesn't make us all idiots though.

At least one good thing came of Chavez's rant...

Posted by: LB Buddy at September 23, 2006 10:46 AM

As if you need the help... but take note, "this person" isn't the only one over at DU raving at Rangel for criticizing Chavez. That degree of BDS is more rampant on the left than you'd like to admit.

Posted by: Memento Moron at September 24, 2006 12:31 AM

Yes you are right, BSD now comprises 60% of the US population (+/- 3%).

Posted by: LB buddy at September 24, 2006 07:47 AM

Hah! "Let's all be different, just like me!"

The self-satirization of the Democratic Party continues apace.

Posted by: mojo at September 24, 2006 01:28 PM