Skip to comments.APNewsBreak: Hagel backing Pa.'s Sestak for Senate
Posted on 08/23/2010 2:15:27 PM PDT by Justaham
Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican who has broken ranks in the past with the GOP, gave Democrat Joe Sestak his second major endorsement from moderates in a week in his bid for a hotly contested Senate seat in Pennsylvania.
Hagel told The Associated Press on Monday that Sestak has demonstrated during his two terms in Congress that he puts the interests of the nation and his constituents ahead of his party.
"I think he's exactly what our country needs more of. I think he's what the Senate needs more of _ courageous, independent thinking," Hagel said. "That's what the job is about. You are supposed to use your judgment."
Hagel refused to comment on the candidacy of Sestak's opponent, Republican Pat Toomey, a former congressman.
The men are seeking the seat long held by Sen. Arlen Specter, a Republican-turned-Democrat whom Sestak beat in the primary.
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He voted for every Pelosi policy put before him. Independent my foot. He’s done.
And heck, even more, he puts the interests of CAIR before those of his constituents or America.
This is the next new way to screw the country: now that Conservatives are actually starting to win Republican races- the moderates final FU is to endorse democrats (who voted with Obama, Reid, Pelosi); I loathe these people.
YOU have to be S******* me! Nebraska, you know what has to be done!
Chuck Hagel is enormously popular in Pennsylvania.
Every year in State College they host an eleven day festival called "Hagelpallooza" where Hagel fans from all over the state come to listen to Hagel-themed bands, sell Hagel-related paraphernalia and hold well-attended Hagel seminars.
No surprise there. When the choice is between a conservative and a democrat, the “moderate” will always choose the democrat. For conservatives must be stopped at all costs.
Thank God he’s out of the Senate!
The NOT so silent coo.
Somebody’s trolling for a post-career diplomatic post in the Caribbean ...
Hagel is a washed up old scumbag. Here everybody thought it was “good riddance to bad garbage” once he went away, but no - - the sick piece of sh!+ has to show up and lend his support to communist health care and the Democrat dream of transforming America into a Euro-socialist welfare state.
Whew... I think somebody must have got ahold of some pretty filthy pictures of Hagel.
What should Nebraska do?
ROFLOL..You had me going there for a second !
“Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel”
At least he’s a FORMER - and after this announcement he will remain a former forever, as well as a RINO.
Hagel is the kind of republican who has had me leave the republican party and become an independent. The republican party is not a conservative party. Anyone who listened to Sestak get interviewed by Brett Baier a couple weeks ago got a clear picture of Sestak as an embarrassment to the code of honor of the military.
Too many traitors in the Republican party.
I will never vote for other than a conservative candidate again in my entire life: pro-Life, pro-gun, pro-God, pro-family, pro-matrimony, anti-tax, anti-big government.
If the conservative is in the constitution party, independent party, you name it, then I will vote for that person.
OMG!!! TOOMEY IS DOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!
It does my heart good to see that phrase, former Senator Hagel, at the head of this article.
Now, Chuckie boy, just go away.
That is an excellent observation.
My mailman has endorsed Toomey, which carries about the same weight as Hagel’s endorsement of anyone.
You think its bad now? Just wait until Colin Powell endorses Sleezetak, too!
Hagel supported Obama, so he has a track record for supporting winners. *shudder* BTW, Comrade Sestak supports that Mosque at Ground Zero! Bob
The Communists are suffering form Constitutionphopia. I hope the November election puts them in their place. We must root out the communists and deal with them. We have to get control of the Federal government back in American hands and go from there.
“We must root out the communists and deal with them.”
Exactly. See my tagline.
Hagel is a covert leftist, this has been evident for years. There is no other explanation for his behavior.
Hagel’s already out. I think Bush’s Ag secretary is in his seat.
Note EX Senator.
Hagel has been irrelevent for years and is probably sniffing around looking for a Zero appointment.
I detect just a hint of sarcasm.:)
I think that if PA wanted a moderate who worked with both parties they would not have tossed out Arlen Specter.
LOL - you seriously made me laugh out loud...Thanks for the laugh :)
This has got to be a military thing. Many former military officers are strong on defense, but are big believers in the government’s ability to do good and help. I think it stems from the fact that they worked in the only properly functioning segment of government.
Sleezetak is not Colin's kind of democrat, because Sleezetak has too light of a suntan.
Is it true Hagel and Ben Nelson are really the same person?
No, Ben Nelson is more conservative and less of a traitor than UPChuck Hagel.
Hagel is toast. Why would anyone want to listen to a thing he has to say?
Colon Bowel? That has-been?
He was also very critical of McCain and Palin during the 2008 campaign and came very close to an edorsement of Obama-his wife did endorse Obama and Biden
Tar and feathers come to mind.
“YOU have to be S******* me! Nebraska, you know what has to be done!”
From the article:
“Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel,”
Apparently, it’s already been done...:)
Re Hagel and what should Nebraska do? I suggest that they load a big ear of corn with C4, a detonator, and shove it up where the sun don’t shine. Then light it off. Popcorn and popped Hagel. What a sight (See “Spaced Invaders” if you want to see a cool popcorn explosion)
Hagel-—THE ENEMY WITHIN!!!
HAGEL finally comes out of the closet!! .....Dirt Bag!
A RINO giving his support to the muzzie-loving, anti-American, DemonRAT commie instead of to the red-blooded, pro-American conservative.
What a surprise.
Sleazetax stole his seat by having the DemocRATs launch an unfounded investigation against Curt Weldon the incumbent.
It is not surprising that a back-stabbing RINO would endorse a scumbag like Sleazetax.
The two deserve each other.
Lord, I pray Toomey trounces Sleazetax.
More like a never was.
Calling Chuck Hagel a washed up old scumbag is an affront to washed up old scumbages everywhere. He is a stinking pile of human excrement. I’ll never forgive this walking, talking hemmorhoid for being a reliable critic of GWB. I wish he would shut up and go away! Hagel is one of the most disgraceful clowns national politics has ever produced.
He makes Arlen Spector look like a man of principal.