Thursday, September 21, 2006

Holy crap!

The Democrats are doing the right thing. No no I'm serious.

Check this out:
Stop The ACLU » Blog Archive » Rangel to Chavez: Don’t Come To My Country And Attack My Country: "Even as Chavez was being applauded in a Harlem church, Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY), one of President Bush’s harshest critics , condemned Chavez’s hateful “Bush is the devil” speech to the U.N. yesterday. I applaud Rangel for being the example and saying what all Democrats should be saying.

From Rangel’s official website:

I want to express my extreme displeasure with statements by the President of Venezuela attacking U.S. President George Bush in such a personal and disparaging way during his remarks at the United Nations General Assembly.

It should be clear to all heads of government that criticism of Bush Administration policies, either domestic or foreign, does not entitle them to attack the President personally.

George Bush is the President of the United States and represents the entire country. Any demeaning public attack against him is viewed by Republicans and Democrats, and all Americans, as an attack on all of us.

I feel that I must speak out now since the Venezuelan government has been instrumental in providing oil at discounted prices to people in low income communities who have suffered increases in rent as heating oil prices have risen sharply. By offering this benefit to people in need, Venezuela has won many friends in poor communities of New York and other states. I am surprised that American oil companies have not stepped up to provide that kind of assistance to the poor.

Venezuela’s generosity to the poor, however, should not be interpreted as license to attack President Bush. Those who take issue with Bush Administration policies have no right to attack him personally. It was not helpful when President Bush referred to certain nations as an “axis of evil.” Neither is it helpful for a head of state to use the sacred halls of the United Nations to insult"

Election year ploy? Possibly. But still refreshing to see some patriotism of any kind from Democrats.