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Chuck Hagel’s nomination
and the clarity it would bring

Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/4/2013 9:10:57 PM

The word is that President Obama is set to nominate Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. Reportedly, the nomination could come as early as Monday. Hagel’s nomination would be a victory for clarity. As has widely been observed, Hagel has no natural constituency, except perhaps for those who want a foreign and defense policy that is tougher on Israel and softer on Iran. Unfortunately, as I have observed, Obama belongs to that constituency. Hence, the clarity his nomination would bring. Israel would be clear that Obama views the Jewish state with hostility

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/4/2013 9:29:47 PM     (No. 9099295)

Additional ´clarity´ might also be provided by a marching band with banners proclaiming that America is blind,crippled and crazy and ready to kneel and grovel to whomever might fancy a nice wet arse kissing.

Other than that Chuck is a great guy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bobn.t, 1/4/2013 10:02:34 PM     (No. 9099339)

Maybe as real American, we should send contributions to Israel.

The non-real American Musbro living in DC is probably secreting money to Muslim fanatics.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/4/2013 10:08:56 PM     (No. 9099348)

I think Israel is already clear that Obama views the Jewish state with hostility.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/5/2013 7:28:21 AM     (No. 9099707)

One thing we can all count on.....obama will do whatever does not make sense for the preservation of the United States of America.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sagman, 1/5/2013 7:30:48 AM     (No. 9099712)

Aside from the fact that his views are reprehensible, Hagel´s an idiot. I´ve watched him in years past and concluded there really is no there there.

He reminds me of Florida´s Charie Crist, a career opportunist. Neither man has a core. Calling Hagel a RINO is to pay him an enormous compliment. Hagel, if he gets in, would be probably be the least respected defense secretary ever to hold the post.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Suncitypro, 1/5/2013 7:31:28 AM     (No. 9099713)

#4--that is it and zippy is trying to make his dislike as crystal clear as he can without coming out and saying it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/5/2013 7:36:08 AM     (No. 9099718)

Fools of a feather really do stick together.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 1/5/2013 7:41:29 AM     (No. 9099726)

From I remember about Hagel as senator, he was just "there", occupying space for the most part. He had no accomplishments. (Sorta like the Musbro in the White House?) He also is anti-Israel.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 1/5/2013 7:57:38 AM     (No. 9099747)

Watch for Hagel to be portrayed in the media as a really nice guy, who didn´t always get along with his Republican colleagues because they were too harsh (or, MEAN!) or ´´extreme´´.

Then the hearings will begin, and Obama will crow about how, once again, his own efforts to reach across the aisle and attempts at bipartisanship just don´t work with these hard-headed Republicans. Obama´s flying monkeys will commence ridicule of said Senate Republicans (´´target, isolate, ridicule´´) for their negativity about one of their own. ´´This proves they have no intention of working with the White House!´´

Media parroting will ensue. Hagel will be confirmed. (And true patriots in our military will exit, while the ranks expand with thugs. [already happening])

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Judith, 1/5/2013 8:15:10 AM     (No. 9099786)

When you look at who the saudi´s financed, carter, obama and probably hagel (jfkerry, too), it sort of clarifies where this train is going.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: LZK, 1/5/2013 8:16:40 AM     (No. 9099788)

Another selling America down the river by this administration out to destroy our beloved country....

I spent two hours at the Social Security Office near my home in Chicago and out of 50 people waiting -- there were three of US speaking English.....the interperators out/numbered the tellers.....

So the money continues to pour out of Uncle Sam´s pocket for every foreigner that wants a free ride....

:ZL

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JimS, 1/5/2013 8:18:52 AM     (No. 9099795)

Hagel won´t be nominated.
Not because he is a raging anti-Semite and pro-muslim.
But because he is strongly opposed by the LBGT lobby.

Apparently, it is OK to be anti-Semitic, but one must not be a "homophobe."


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Reply 13 - Posted by: Starlady, 1/5/2013 8:41:33 AM     (No. 9099847)

I read an article yesterday that said the administration was appealing to defense contractors for donations to promote Hagel as SecDef.
What I remember about Hagel were his leftist positions as. Member of the GOP, and his nasty remarks. He is not a nice person. He fits with the occupant of the WH., who probably Googles "nasty" to find people he wants to join his administration.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 1/5/2013 9:15:43 AM     (No. 9099915)

I lived across the street from this guy growing up. He and his brothers were all jerks. Guess he didn´t grow out of it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: fysammy, 1/5/2013 10:04:36 AM     (No. 9100004)

And the Jews keep voting Democrat.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 1/5/2013 10:19:49 AM     (No. 9100044)

When you have a Muslim/Marxist/UnAmerican President, what would you expect- the worst of course.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/5/2013 10:44:27 AM     (No. 9100110)

#1

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Reply 18 - Posted by: knarfski, 1/5/2013 12:04:39 PM     (No. 9100266)

For the most part, these make sense--yea Bad Dog and #19.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: knarfski, 1/5/2013 12:07:27 PM     (No. 9100273)

I mean #18..


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Reply 20 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/5/2013 12:54:04 PM     (No. 9100372)

Hagel is a pretend Republican who will certainly give Obama the political cover to do whatever he wants to bring down the US military and future US military capabilities. That´s the only reason why Obama would nominate him.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: lhlande, 1/5/2013 2:13:29 PM     (No. 9100491)

Coup de tat. Military you are out last chance.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 1/5/2013 3:48:21 PM     (No. 9100604)

Pay attention to #13´s post.
Hagel will not be confirmed because Obe is hoist on his own petard. He gave the Gay and Lezzies supreme control over military social issues and they have down thumbed Hagel for his anti-gay attitude. They site he would not follow their agenda if he is Sec. Defense.
Now could you have believed several months ago Israel would be saved from the hatred of both Obama and Hagel by that bunch?
we can still admire the mysterious ways of the Lord.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: larryp, 1/5/2013 5:09:01 PM     (No. 9100666)

Also Hagel is a check on anyone getting any info On Kerry out of the DOD. somehow this ties into: "Tell Vladimir I´ll have more leeway after the election..."Obama to Medvedev.
Better Stock up on CIPRO. It is effective against radiation sickness.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ScrIbelus, 1/5/2013 7:29:11 PM     (No. 9100790)

This sums up the parlous state in which the Republic finds itself. The anti-semite Hagel may be rejected as Secretary owing to the outrage of the foully perverted, not because he toes the Marxist´s Islamist line seeking the destruction of our only true ally in the Middle East (aka the reeking armpit of humankind).


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Reply 25 - Posted by: vikmac, 1/5/2013 10:54:48 PM     (No. 9100952)

#24 is exactly right. Good call.

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