Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rangel’s Latest Outrage

Michelle Malkin reports it in a post that begins:

Our intrepid Hot Air TV special correspondent Jason Mattera is back on Capitol Hill! You’ve watched him corner smear merchants Jack Murtha and John Kerry, ask William “Cold Cash” Jefferson for bribe-freezing tips, and roam the Democrat National Convention in an orange Gitmo suit exposing far Left insanity. This time he catches tax cheat Charlie Rangel and confronts him about his mounting ethical and financial scandals.
Malkin’s entire post’s here. Be sure to watch the YouTube of scoundrel Rangel's “public be damned” swearing.

Only a Dem could get away with what Rangel gets away with.


drew said...

John - I think that at least some of Rep. Rangel's response was/is based on a reliance on the "old" media. Before the days of YouTube and blogs, and the internet, responses that incorporated profanity would never be broadcast in the MSM, due in large part to the profanity involved.

If you look carefully at Rep. Rangel's response, it is limited to a single sentence, containing what was once thought a non-broadcastable profanity. Look also at the other YouTube clip on Ms. Malkin's website, containing the response from a Democratic Chicago Alderman (perhaps parts of that description are redundant?) to a constituent - he swears rather bluntly, then notices the camera, looks away briefly, then apparently plunges further into his use of profanity.

I think some of the politicians' use of profanity is intended to prevent their responses from ever seeing the evening news. Needless to say, they really don't want to respond to the questions posed to them in a public forum, so they try to "privatize" the forum through their language.

Frankly, both of these elected officials should be shown the door with the same respect they show to their constituents; however, our laws do not permit that to happen - their arrogance is protected, while ours is constitutionally delayed.