Skip to comments.Hagel: Rush Has No Answers
Posted on 11/18/2008 6:50:56 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
Door, meet Hagel.
That's how many Republicans are likely to react after retiring Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel blasted Republicans in general and Rush Limbaugh in particular, claiming Rush and fellow conservative talkers "don't have any answers."
David Shuster, subbing for Olbermann on tonight's Countdown, highlighted Hagel's remarks of today.
View video here.
After rolling tape of two Republican senators looking on the bright side, Shuster quoted at length from Hagel, whose name had been bandied about as a possible Obama VP pick.
SHUSTER: Not all of the GOP is so sunny about their party. Retiring Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska took some time at a forum at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies to analyze just how the Republicans ended up in their current predicament.
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Hagel gives me the idea that he's competing for top end in that department.
Door meet Hagel.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talkers are just that-talkers-you on the other hand Senator are expected to have “the answers”-neither you or the other 99 idiots that sit in that chamber do. Your “answers” have gotten this country into the mess that we now find ourselves. Thanks, thanks alot.
Nothing novel here. Another dang democrap harping about repubs. Good riddance to the fencepost.
Screw off Hagel! We never liked you! Later RINO!
Ya, congresscritters have all the answers....right....
The RINOS are going to be an endangered species soon...they just haven’t gotten the memo yet.
Hagel is this years Lincoln Chafee. In four years he will be publically supporting the Dim nominee as he probably has been doing in private for years.
Nebraska GOP had already told him to hit the Door.
As much as I hate Hagel. Rush has been a very BIG disappointment for several years now. Since about the time he was caught using drugs he has constantly been wrong about most of his predictions.
A few months before the election he was predicting a Mccain landslide. Whenever he is wrong about something, he conveniently spins the facts to try to make himself look more powerful than he is.
The fact is Rush is not a factor in politics. He might be able to control a few on the right who need his guidance before they can do anything. But if he really had any power.
Bill Clinton or Obama would never have been elected.
I think the media and those on the left (along with those on the right) think Rush has more power than he actually does, and Rush loves it.
I’ll stick to Savage Nation and others.
At least we got a decent conservative elected in his place.
That Vichy Republican pretty much endorsed Obamao.
Of course for folks like Hagel, actually listening to the American People is unthinkable..
Asking a poster child rino like Hagel to explain why the republican party is losing support is like asking Barney Frank why the economy is going down the tubes. Why does the media look for answers from the very politicians who started the problem and refuse to admit they started the problem? The real reason is insidious but simple, they don’t want the public to know the truth because they want to see conservative america silenced.
The MSM is obviously not dead. Sure newspaper sales are down, but we know who won the propaganda war and it wasn’t talk radio. I guess we live (hopefully) to fight another day.
And if 0 proves to be un-qualified to screw the constitution, he’ll be heartbroken, I bet. Screw this pig.
His wife did endorse Obama and he came as close as you could without actually endorsing him. He hasn’t been a Republican in years IMHO.
Damn. I wanted to be the first!
Maybe Hagel is asking the wrong questions...
For all the Freepers over the last decade who have told us we need to support RINOs to widen the party base - Hagel is the perfect example of what you get. Backstabbing lying vermin.
Chaffee, Hagel, McCain, Specter, Snow, Powell, et. al.. can rot in hell. Never be fooled again.
Hagel only confirms the GOP is increasingly becoming more socialistic to expand the voter base. The result is the two parties are merging into one big Republicrat party.
“Ill stick to Savage Nation and others.’
Well, now theres a guy with a lot of power.
Finally a sunshiny day after the storm.
“Ill stick to Savage Nation...”
LOL.Joe, you were sounding quite coherent and persuasive right up to that point.
Weiner is a schizo bedbug who should be under observation at Bellevue.
Wouldn't that make him stupid?
Expand RINO’s to include all Republicans, and your sentence will be more accurate.
Just an another example of why people who dare to promote the theory that an “R” is worth stomaching these people are fools. I’d rather be down to 10 seats in the Senate all conservatives and have the ability to have a fresh start with good people then suffer anymore like him, McCain, Stevens or any other RINO out there. Some call it a purging. I call it cleansing. THEN we rebuild. Though if possible doing both at the same time is preferable.
Ironically, so were you........
I predict MCCAIN will win by landslide. (11/04/08)
Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Nebraska, Hagels successor. But be sure that Hagel will remain a favorite of the MSM.
RUSH on Greta FNC (Maybe) in two minutes.
Now THAT’S funny.
damn you are good!!
Meant to bolster voter turnout. Rush must be surprised by his lack of influence at the ballot box. He needed a McCain win to avoid facing the "fairness doctrine" threatening his empire.
Will he lead a march? no. Will he ever step out from behind the mic? no.
It's all about holding on to EIB 1. Note, his trying to get everyone fired up about the FD since the election.
The RINOs are not necessarily the problem here. Discipline is. The Dems keep there people in line, the Republicans don’t.
Old proverb - The fish rots from the head down. The lack of leadership, from the White House down, has been a huge reason why the discipline has broken down.
I don’t remember him predicting a McCain landslide.
I remember him saying, his gut told him it was all about turnout.
Well, the base didn’t turn out, and we lost.
The prediction he recently made that I remember, was that two years ago he said the war in Iraq would not determine the election, it would be the economy. This was when the press could talk about nothing else than the “quagmire” in Iraq.
Of course he’s not always right, but I think he has a better record than most.
what a pack of lies your peddling.
rush never predicted a landslide .
savage is a nut job who needs a net not a radio show.
Hagel’s a small petulant man, he’s trying to deflect his own failures onto a talk radio host.
I don’t like the term RINO being overused but this guy is the posterchild of RINOS.
If the Republican Party gave itself an enema to cleanse the riff raff, so to speak, they would put the hose in Hagel first.
“A few months before the election he was predicting a Mccain landslide.”
After the RNC convention I too thought McCain would win in a landslide. We had momentum until “the economy panic”.
“Ill stick to Savage Nation and others.”
I sometimes wonder if Michael Savage is the Manchurian Talk Show host. He hurts the conservative cause.
Hagel had a lot going for him. If he had been just a “maverick” and not a total traitor, he could have been the GOP nominee this year and just maybe could have won the presidency. Instead he wanted to be a warmed over Democrat.
As far as Rush having no answers, Hagel could not be more wrong. If anything Rush is about the only guy around who expresses and articulates a clear conservative vision better than anyone holding an elective office.
You forgot the script. You’re supposed to type —
‘I’ve always been a Republican’
before you type
“Rush has been a very BIG disappointment for several years now.”
Now go away you toadie troll.
Hey Hagel. It’s not Rush’s job to fix your problems. It’s his job to point them out. Sucks to be you.
After watching our inept, unqualified, and corrupt elected public officials and this leadership in the past 8 years, clearly he is qualified, along with most other Americans.
Of course, no doubt someone like Limbaugh would spook the leftist elite running the Republican party.
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