Charlie Rangel’s Turn

Gary Bauer’s End of Day Report

Recently, we were entertained by Howard Dean’s wacky comments. Now, while Dean is being “taken to the woodshed” by some congressional Democrats, Representative Charles Rangel of New York is filling the gap.

In a radio interview, Rangel astonished his host when he said the Iraq war “is the biggest fraud ever committed on the people of this country this is just as bad as the 6 million Jews being killed.” Then, speaking of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, Rangel added, “They had a plan to put our kids in harm’s way long before 9/11. Because it is not their kids that’s exactly why.” He charged that the president doesn’t worry about our soldiers because they’re “black and poor white soldiers” from “the lower economic class.”

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and other groups are outraged. Abe Foxman of ADL said Rangel owes families of victims of the Holocaust an apology, as well as our soldiers. And, of course, he owes President Bush an apology, but the president shouldn’t hold his breath waiting for it. Rangel’s comments are just one more example of the “hate speech” on the Left that increasingly dominates its political discourse