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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-19-06 12:10 PM
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12. Consider who Rangel represents and what the bill entails
Rangel represents mostly the north end of Manhatten which includes Harlem and a district that is filled with minorities and lower income folks. He knows that previous drafts had too many exceptions for those with money & connections to find safe havens away from war (IE Bush and the National Guard during Vietnam).

Rangel knows the bill will never past and as another poster mentioned it's more of a protest bill that says "You want this war and yet you will do nothing to fight it". If, god forbid that bill passes, there would be no exceptions to the draft except probably medical. Rangel knows that drafts means that people in his district and other districts of similiar make-up would suffer the draft the worst with the constituents more likely serving over those in more affluent districts.

It will never pass and even Rangel knows it. But it's more of getting that debate on the floor and expose the Republicans for what they are
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  -Face The Nation: Rangel to intro. legis. for a draft....... MichiganVote  Nov-19-06 09:43 AM   #0 
  - I see chickenhawks  Donnachaidh   Nov-19-06 09:47 AM   #1 
  - I see women hot under the collar. They didn't vote Dem's in for this.  MichiganVote   Nov-19-06 09:58 AM   #2 
  - It won't pass. Not enough votes/Bush will veto. All Rangel is doing is saying  MADem   Nov-19-06 10:03 AM   #3 
  - Agree. The US population is hynotized by its retail mentality and  MichiganVote   Nov-19-06 10:15 AM   #4 
  - Without this discussion, it's only a matter of time before they start digging REAL deep  MADem   Nov-19-06 10:27 AM   #6 
     - :) Actually I think its the "retired bastards" like yourself they should  MichiganVote   Nov-19-06 10:31 AM   #7 
        - I have to say that I am very proud of myself in that I was never one of those  MADem   Nov-19-06 10:50 AM   #9 
           - MADem, you and me both. I thought at the time * was trying to "sell"  MichiganVote   Nov-19-06 11:47 AM   #10 
  - Consider who Rangel represents and what the bill entails  LynneSin   Nov-19-06 12:10 PM   #12 
  - Agree, its disaster with women voters  OzarkDem   Nov-19-06 12:13 PM   #15 
  - Rangel served in Korea  LynneSin   Nov-19-06 12:13 PM   #14 
  - It's Charley's way  wilt the stilt   Nov-19-06 10:22 AM   #5 
  - Out of the war and out of the war zone are two diff. things  MichiganVote   Nov-19-06 10:34 AM   #8 
  - He's done this before.  igil   Nov-19-06 11:55 AM   #11 
  - "Draft", or National Service?  MH1   Nov-19-06 12:12 PM   #13 
     - He said draft. Topic was not about national service.  MichiganVote   Nov-19-06 12:23 PM   #16 

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