Charlie Rangel: Moral relativist extraordinaire
I see Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY 15th) continues to prove why he is one of the most embarassing representatives in the United States Congress. Extreme Mortman has the details on Rep. Rangel’s latest dance with moral relativism – here’s one of them:
CAVUTO: Well, are you saying you’re for Castro?
RANGEL: No. I want a democratic change. But I don’t believe dancing in the street and spreading out money in Havana and in Miami is the a way to do it.
CAVUTO: Charlie, this guy killed a lot of people.
RANGEL: Well, I wonder how many people we killed at Guantanamo. I mean, we don’t have the human rights record.
CAVUTO: Well, wait — wait a minute. Are you equating Fidel Castro with what’s happening at Guantanamo?
RANGEL: You bet your life, if we’re — if we are talking about human rights.
CAVUTO: So, President Bush is just like Fidel Castro?
RANGEL: No. But what I’m saying is, if you want to talk about the inhuman human rights that Castro has, in arresting people and not presenting them with why they were arrested, not giving them lawyers, and having a secret trial, hey, we’re doing the same thing…
“We’re doing the same thing.”? The moral relativism doesn’t get any better (or is it worse?) than that, folks.
From Rangel’s own website:
The sad fact is that most of those dancing in the streets in Miami have never lived in Cuba themselves and are celebrating based on the stories of an angry and aging generation who left Cuba after the Cuban revolution and are the strongest proponents of the U.S. embargo. The likelihood is that any leader who takes over in Cuba will be less than inclined to welcome back those people whose mission in life has been to keep the boot of the embargo on Cuba’s neck.
As much as I am offended by the celebrations, I feel for those Cuban Americans who have relatives remaining in Cuba whom they may visit only once every three years because of the recent tightening of the Bush embargo.
The policy that, in fact, is dividing Cuban families was not devised by the Cuban government. It is the American government’s misguided policies that have erected walls between Cuban Americans and their families on the island.
It’s OUR fault! We’re worse! Seems to be the theme of the day …
Read the other example of Rangel moral relativism Extreme Mortman has posted, and check out the photo he has there of Rangel and a prominent member of the Nutrootian community. Warning: Don’t view it if you’ve either just eaten, or are about to.