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Hagel Went to Five Colleges, Was
´D´ Student; Media Oblivious

Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Joel B. Pollak

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/10/2013 8:38:58 PM

Remember when the mainstream media mocked a politician who had to attend five colleges to graduate, whose academic record was less than outstanding, and whose subsequent success was proof of nothing? Remember how that was supposed to be a threat to national security, the economy, and so much else? That was so 2008, so Sarah Palin. It turns out that former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), who is now awaiting confirmation as Secretary of Defense, attended five colleges and was a "D" student. He volunteered to serve in Vietnam,

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Something tells me 0bama´s grades would be as bad or worse. That´s probably just one of the reasons they won´t release any transcripts.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 2/10/2013 8:46:31 PM     (No. 9169351)

Sounds like me, but only 2 colleges. When I was booted out of a large mid western Catholic University, my father said I had to either get. Job or on into the military . I chose the Marine Corps. After 6 years, serving our country, I re enrolled in College and graduated with a B average. A stint in he Marines will do wonders!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/10/2013 8:46:57 PM     (No. 9169352)

Well, we Ldotters have been saying all along that Obama doesn´t want anybody smarter than he is...

/s off/ (wait... that wasn´t sarcasm...)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/10/2013 8:52:49 PM     (No. 9169361)

Remember how you groaned when the Democrats did this kind of crap to Dubya? The GOP smearing of Hagel is painting the party as extreme; expending political capital at a time where amnesty, gun confiscation, and climate change legislation are out there; and it is tearing the GOP apart.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rambo77, 2/10/2013 9:00:29 PM     (No. 9169368)

Looks like Cheney hit the nail on the head. Nothing but a bunch of 2nd string goofballs.

Way to go, Bammy!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/10/2013 9:02:40 PM     (No. 9169371)

Sounds like he´s well qualified to be a politician.

I doubt he´d be any worse than HRC was.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pinger, 2/10/2013 9:16:20 PM     (No. 9169386)

Thanks to Obama´s spoon-feeding throughout his education process, all of his "D" grades were comped up to A´s and B´s. Unfortunately for Hagel, he was born a Caucasian.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/10/2013 10:33:04 PM     (No. 9169438)

Hagel did not sound very intelligent during his confirmation hearings. He was unable to defend his positions, and relied on the old ´history will have to be the judge of that.´
But as dimwitted as he sounded, he is smarter than the president, who is always the (glib) dumbest man in the room.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: M Stuart, 2/10/2013 10:59:24 PM     (No. 9169460)

But McCain is just going to be "deeply concerned" but not enough to actually stir himself and filibuster him.

Wonder if Hagel also got three bandaid purple hearts?


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/10/2013 11:09:30 PM     (No. 9169476)

McCain and Hagel appear to have a few (IQ) points in common.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Achilles, 2/11/2013 2:08:06 AM     (No. 9169543)

The difference between Hagel and McCain is that Hagel was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth like McCain. McCain had an admiral dad and grandpa. Did McCain get into the Naval Academy on his own merits? No. McCain was a lousy student, but showed courage as a POW. Hagel served honorably as an enlisted man. Hagel is not that bright either, but not as refined as the elite McCain. Neither McCain or Hagel qualify for their political jobs on military service alone. McCain will not rock the boat in Washington, so he is just making noise right now.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/11/2013 4:19:38 AM     (No. 9169573)

Vetting a presidential appointee is the senate´s job. You can´t just throw that job under the bus because you don´t want to create a toxic atmosphere in Washington.

Obama has shown time and time again he´s a terrible decision and policymaker,I wouldn´t give anything he does a free pass.Its not like the left didn´t do everything to block Bush appointments and judges.they attacked John Bolton as a bully at the state dept.,never mind that everyone under obama has been some form of bully themselves.

Bolton is the most qualified person in this country to be SoS because he´s clear headed and sees things as they are. the left would rather have BS artists like Hillary.

There´s an internal revolt in the Labor dept.because the interim boss is horrendous.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: provide, 2/11/2013 7:06:28 AM     (No. 9169674)

Anybody holding a "D" average and college shopping at 4 more didn´t "volunteer" for Vietnam. I bet his draft board sent him his appear for physical letter for failure to make progress on his studies and he shot cut the progress. Sort of like the guys that got the low draft lottery number.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: provide, 2/11/2013 7:07:28 AM     (No. 9169676)

Opps, "short cut the process."

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 2/11/2013 7:44:46 AM     (No. 9169723)

Re: Reply 12. Bingo!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/11/2013 8:17:15 AM     (No. 9169782)

His performance during the hearings proved him to be one very dim bulb.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/11/2013 9:08:01 AM     (No. 9169866)

He should have just bought his degree like other political schlubs.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: texaseducator, 2/11/2013 9:08:45 AM     (No. 9169868)

I think he is lazy, not necessarily dumb, but being slow is one of the requirements for being in the Senate, isn´e it? I mean look at these guys! Really why are they there? And look at the laws they pass, really are these a product of common sense? It took me 10 years from the time a graduated high school to get my BS. I attended 4 colleges because I worked fulltime and had a family and went to college when and where I could. I have earned a masters and doctorate since. We can´t become the enemy, we need to be above them, just because they do it to us doesn´t mean we should do it to them. They appointed someone who probably can´t do the job, it proves are point without us getting down into the mud to wrestly.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/11/2013 9:30:46 AM     (No. 9169910)

Ditto, #1 - my husband flunked out of college due to too much partying and not enough studying. He walked into a Marine recruiting office in 1969 and said, "Sign me up". After his stint in the Corps he went back to college and ultimately got his Bachelor´s and two Masters degrees. The Marine Corps will most definitely straighten one out. Oohrah!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: LZK, 2/11/2013 9:36:40 AM     (No. 9169925)

Lighten up poster #3......

Purging the party of misfits -- isn´t tearing the GOP apart. It´s cleaning house.....

A new broom will sweep clean....

LZK

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Reply 20 - Posted by: merc55h, 2/11/2013 9:53:33 AM     (No. 9169960)

Kudos #12, you are blessed with clear vision.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Arby, 2/11/2013 10:03:12 AM     (No. 9169977)

The LSM´s lack of curiosity is now so obvious, so unprofessional and so outrageous that it staggers the imagination.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 2/11/2013 10:07:23 AM     (No. 9169989)

IIRC -- Joel Pollak and Breitbart to the contrary, Sarah Palin did not attend FIVE colleges, but only two; the University of Hawaii, and the University of Idaho, but it did take her about five years to get her degree, due to the transfer and her need to work her way through college. Too bad everyone accepts Democrat propaganda as the gospel truth.

Incidently, our two greatest presidents, Washington and Lincoln never even got a high school diploma, let alone being anywhere near a college in their youths. For that matter, Harry Truman did not have a college degree. So much for our obsession with credentialism.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: rplat, 2/11/2013 10:15:00 AM     (No. 9170004)

Hagel is a very dim bulb and his appointment as secretary of defense will be a disastrous blow to the department and our armed forces. It appears obvious that Obama is making a serious attempt to destroy our national defense.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Butch59, 2/11/2013 11:11:49 AM     (No. 9170106)

It´s amazing what a stint in the military will do for one. Military dicipline can straighten out a lot of people.

I firmly believe that this is one of the major problems confronting this country. Lack of any dicipline in young people. When this country had a draft, young me knew that they were going to have to serve in the military. There were, and still are, many was to forfill their (then) obligation. Now, we don´t have that and, young men especially, wind up droping out of high school and joining gangs and selling drugs on steet corners. And many of them winding up dead because of their choices./rant off

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 2/11/2013 12:30:20 PM     (No. 9170227)

#23, according to Wikipedia, Sarah Palin attended two different colleges in Hawaii, two different colleges in Idaho and one more in Alaska.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: uno, 2/11/2013 1:10:03 PM     (No. 9170300)

Cheney may have been mistaken. 2nd string goofballs are C and B students. Anybody that was a D student is 3rd rate material, probably just a Yes Man and a professional Knee-Pad demonstrator!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: obviousity, 2/11/2013 1:43:44 PM     (No. 9170372)

About that scholarship ending football injury, did they have helmets back then?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: navyjag907, 2/11/2013 2:06:01 PM     (No. 9170432)

My understanding is that Our Sarah transferred to colleges that offered her scholarships. She had to make her own way.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/11/2013 2:47:09 PM     (No. 9170516)

Barack can always be counted on to choose the most inappropriate person for the most difficult job.

It`s his daily finger in the Eye of America.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: LadyVet, 2/11/2013 7:50:58 PM     (No. 9171050)

#26, when you are working your way through school, there are usually more than two colleges just because you have to move around to have a job. To stay in school, you sometimes have to find cheaper classes, too. Voice of experience speaking.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: cat2, 2/12/2013 4:24:45 AM     (No. 9171357)

Obama likes to gather unto himself people who were totally mediocre students, just as he was. It’s easier to push dumb people around, easier to thrill them with rewards they know they don’t deserve.

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