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Colin Powell Endorses Chuck Hagel So Who are We to Complain?
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 01/07/2013 2:21:37 PM PST by Kaslin

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RUSH: Well, everybody's all atwitter over Barack Obama nominating former Nebraska Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense. Apparently Chuck Hagel doesn't like Israel much, and a lot of people know this. There have been some people who have said Hagel's anti-Semitic, and then they've retracted that. But Hagel is on record as saying he's "senator from Nebraska, not senator from Israel."

I'm paraphrasing but that's pretty close to a quote. "I'm a senator from Nebraska. I'm not a senator from Israel." He's part of this crowd that resents the powerful lobbying abilities of Israel. (interruption) Well, I once used that term and got thrown out of a hotel in New York, so I don't use the phrase "the Jewish lobby" anymore because it got me thrown out of a hotel before people understood.

That's where I met the rabbi, Nate Segal, who saved me with the New York Jewish community, 'cause I didn't know what it meant. I heard Mike Wallace say it the night before and I was just quoting Mike Wallace, and I got kicked out of the Parker Meridian. (interruption) I did. I was supposed to be there for six months, shortly after moving to New York. Here's the quote from Hagel: "I'm not an Israeli senator. I'm a United States senator."

This was a quote from Hagel for his book. Now I don't know if it was Miller's book. It's some guy named Miller. I don't know who Miller is. I don't know if Hagel wrote the book or not, but there was a book called "The Much Too Promised Land" released in 2008, and in it Hagel is quoted as saying, "I'm not an Israeli senator. I'm a US senator." Now, our old buddy Ron Fournier who's over the National Journal...

Ron Fournier was in the tank for Obama from the get-go, like most of the media today is. He used to be at the AP. He was the head Washington reporter for AP. He has an article at the National Journal on Hagel as the nominee for secretary of defense. Headline: "Chuck Hagel's Biggest Problem: He's Like President Obama," and then Fournier goes on to say, "Obama has picked a man very much like himself. Hagel is Obama in a GOP jersey."

What that means is it's all about Israel, folks. That's what that means. Now, one of the reasons Hagel's gonna be picked here is that he gives Obama a lot of cover. He's a Republican, and Obama's proving he's reaching out here. He's bipartisan, inclusive! He's got a Republican who's just like him. Ron Fournier says so. Fournier lists four reasons why Hagel is worth the fight to Obama. The first three reasons are all about giving Obama cover to do various things, like quit in Afghanistan.

That's presumably because Hagel is a Republican. But the fourth reason that Fournier cites here in his four reasons why Hagel's worth the fight, reason four is this. It's very telling. "As a Republican maverick..." And he was. He was aligned with McCain on a lot of stuff. "As a Republican maverick with little goodwill inside the GOP caucus, nominating Hagel is a stiff finger in the eye of Obama’s intractable rivals."

Now, remember, this is from a State-Controlled Media reporter who used to be the head of the AP's DC bureau. And this is what they really think about bipartisanship and compromise here. We're told we gotta compromise and everybody's gotta get along with one another, and Fournier admits that Obama's picking somebody who is a thumb in the eye to the Republicans. "Here, take this!" See, Obama doesn't like the Republicans. He resents us deeply, doesn't like us at all.

Just to remind you, Stephen Moore, editorial writer of the Wall Street Journal, interviewed Boehner. He asked him some questions about how the negotiations went on the fiscal cliff. And Boehner said that every time he told Obama we have a spending problem, Obama said (summarized), "No, we don't. I'm tired of hearing it." Obama said to Boehner, "I'm tired of hearing from everybody we got a spending problem. We don't have a spending problem!

"Our deficit is due to years and years of a health care system that doesn't work, and I've fixed that now with Obamacare." And Boehner told Steve Moore, "He really believes this. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know how to come back." Which is quite telling, by the way, when everybody and their uncles knows that spending is the problem. The Democrats know it, they just don't care. But it's a quite different thing to deny it as a problem, which Obama did.

That ought to be a hanging curveball to knock out of the park! I mean, all Boehner woulda had to do is throw Obama's own spending statistics back at him. But you know, here's the thing. And I want to prepare you if you haven't heard this. As we approach the debt limit, one of the techniques, tactics that the left is using is, "Hey, all this is about is paying our bills, and we've already spent the money. We've got to pay the bills!"

And, by the way, who is it that spends the money? It's Congress! Obama, he's powerless to spend money. He can't spend money without the Congress voting it. So when the Republicans or Boehner want to play hardball on raising the debt limit they say, "My God, you guys have already authorized the spending. You can't come out now and say we're not gonna pay for it." Obama's off-loading the whole thing to them, while telling Boehner we don't have a spending problem.

So, anyway, the Hagel business. To be honest, folks, I'm neither here nor there on it. I mean, Obama's gonna pick who he's gonna pick. He won the election. There's nothing anybody can do to stop it, and I'm not gonna get exercised over any of it.

It's just what we have to live with, what we have to deal with. Anybody who thinks they can talk Obama out of choosing Hagel if they want to try to talk him out of it is, I think, spitting against the wind.

Obama's who he is.

We've had four years to learn it.

If some people want to deny it or don't want to learn it or want to pretend that he's not who he really is, that's their problem as far as I'm concerned.

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TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: hagel

1 posted on 01/07/2013 2:21:41 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

So one pos liberal endorses another pos liberal. Surprising.


2 posted on 01/07/2013 2:24:35 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: Kaslin

I’ve heard quite enough from Colon Bowel over the years, thank you very much.

Now, if he would only shut up.


3 posted on 01/07/2013 2:25:00 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

LOL & Ditto!


4 posted on 01/07/2013 2:26:21 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Kaslin

CP has become the mouth piece for BO.


5 posted on 01/07/2013 2:26:47 PM PST by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: Kaslin

6 posted on 01/07/2013 2:31:23 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Kaslin

Chuck Hagel may be our first black Sec Def....


7 posted on 01/07/2013 2:32:40 PM PST by Rapscallion (Obama is America's first tyrant....president in name only - PINO)
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To: Kaslin

Chuck Hagel may be our first black Sec Def....


8 posted on 01/07/2013 2:33:36 PM PST by Rapscallion (Obama is America's first tyrant....president in name only - PINO)
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To: Kaslin

Lucky for these four twerps pictured above. In my America, in which I reign as Supreme Being (just filling in for God while he’s on vacation) all four would be summarily executed for treason against mankind. Of course that’s just my NICE side talking. Don’t get my bad side started.


9 posted on 01/07/2013 2:34:38 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Kaslin

These are the pathogens that have infested the cesspool of the body politic.


10 posted on 01/07/2013 2:41:01 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Doc Savage

colin bowel is such an embarrassment to him self. What a putz!


11 posted on 01/07/2013 2:41:53 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kaslin

Is this the same Colin Powell last seen pulling a Kathy Griffin and hovering around the Food Stamp President’s fly?


12 posted on 01/07/2013 2:44:45 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: Kaslin

Space aliens have taken over.


13 posted on 01/07/2013 2:49:16 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Kaslin

Colin POW agrees with anything hussein does, because, well, melanin is thicker than principles.


14 posted on 01/07/2013 2:54:12 PM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
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To: Diogenesis


The only thing missing from this picture is the banana song fool.
15 posted on 01/07/2013 2:56:05 PM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
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To: Kaslin

Colin Powell is a strong support of Barack Obama and subsequently he is no friend of America’s future. He too, thinks it’s “pay back time”.


16 posted on 01/07/2013 2:57:33 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: Kaslin

Colon Powell also endorsed Obama, and we see where that got us.

Colon Powell is the most over rated human being on the planet,


17 posted on 01/07/2013 3:01:21 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

Colin Bowel is so far out of the liberal closet he’s learned to not lisp..


18 posted on 01/07/2013 3:08:21 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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Colonoscpy Powell?
Well there you are. It’s a done deal.
Move on folks. Nothing to look at. C’mon. Move on....


19 posted on 01/07/2013 3:09:28 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: hosepipe

Did you mean Colon Bowel?


20 posted on 01/07/2013 3:19:47 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Kaslin

Colin Bowel is a moron.


21 posted on 01/07/2013 3:25:33 PM PST by nesnah
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To: Kaslin

If Colin Powell endorses him, he’s obviously the wrong man for the job!


22 posted on 01/07/2013 3:47:40 PM PST by MomofMarine
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To: Kaslin
Colin Powell just pretended to be a conservative to get him through the ranks and pay system. He played it for so long; maybe now it's time for a little pay back to ole whitey. He is so close to Obama’s pocket; see he's there. Hagel’s...he's a turncoat.
23 posted on 01/07/2013 4:01:34 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Kaslin

Vietnam Vets with an axe to grind:

Kerry, check
Hagel, check
Powell, check

I expect Juan McAmnesty to endorse his fellow axe grinders soon. Barry is waving the French flag at the rest of the world.


24 posted on 01/07/2013 4:48:30 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

You forgot Kerrey, check.

Why is it that Viet Vets in the Government become such @$$holes? Is it something in the water over there?


25 posted on 01/07/2013 4:50:00 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: Kaslin

It will be interesting to see how the new Senator Fischer of NE votes on the Hagel nomination. I bet she votes “Yes”.


26 posted on 01/07/2013 8:44:28 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: MomofMarine

I remember reading that CP endorsed Hagel for senator in the 1996 primary though CP has no connection to NE.


27 posted on 01/07/2013 8:46:12 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: editor-surveyor

typo....


28 posted on 01/07/2013 9:06:07 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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