Skip to comments.‘This Hagel hearing is a disaster’
Posted on 01/31/2013 12:58:32 PM PST by illiac
Distraught by his poor performance in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, liberals viciously turned on secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel on social media.
hagels making biden look rhetorically sure-footed
Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) January 31, 2013
this hearing is beginning to remind me of the 1st Obama-Romney debate
Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) January 31, 2013
This Hagel hearing is a disaster.
Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) January 31, 2013
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Chuck you, Hagel.....
Because Hagel is a disaster.
If this is the best nominee the administration can come up with, they need to borrow Mitt’s binders.
A Kerry hearing would have been a disaster too if the Republicans hadn’t glad handed him.
Funny how Republicans turned on a Republican like Hagel, and fellated a democrat liberal traitor like Kerry.
Not that Hagel should be confirmed, He shouldn’t be, but just funny that they passed on Kerry in such a generous manner.More than funny-—suspiscious.
Will it be replayed on C-SPAN? Oh, please, Oh pretty please!
Maybe if McCain attacked Obama as fiercely as he did his former friend Hagel, we might not be in this mess.
You almost have to think it was planned that way, though I always fear giving politicians undue credit. By all rights Kerry should have gotten all the weird outrage aimed at Hagel, which by the way I still don’t understand, no matter how bad he is at dog and pony shows. We have the goods on Kerry, or did 8 or so years ago. Just hit refresh.
Also, it matters that Kerry actually is worse, much worse, for the position than Hagel for his. I don’t hesitate to declare him unfit fir office. Yet somehow Pubs let him slide by, pushing him along, even. He falls into the old “Well, the President can have what he wants, unless it’s a child sex maniac, or something” file. Obama can’t have Hagel, though, for some inconceivable reason. Hmmm.
You always hate apostates and traitors more than your enemies. It’s a universal human quirk. Did they know nominating a Pub slightly at odds neocons and the Isreal Lobby would provide cover for Kerry’s flanking maneuver? Well played, if so.
Yeah, but Obama only wants to fundamentally transform our country. Hagel said mean things about Israel a couple times, maybe. Blasphemer!
Obama: Well is there any good news?
Staffer: He didn’t say the Holocaust was a hoax. That’s good.
” unless its a child sex maniac”
Like Sen Menendez
McCain slammed him with facts about the surge.
Lindsey Graham threw everything in her purse at him.
The Hagel nomination is hanging by a thread.
I don’t like Hagel (or McCain for that matter) but McCain only excels at trashing other Republicans.
Wonder if some of them voted for him to get him out of the Senate? New position might allow for more individual coverage of his activities whereas in the Senate he has cover and is part of the group. One of the reason they like the committee structure - no one person has to take the blame and things are reported as “The committee determined....”, or “Congress passed...”, or it’s the “GOP’s fault...
So my new conservative Senator ...Tim Scott...voted FOR Kerry? I knew limp wristed Lindsey would, but here was a chance for Scott to show his true colors...maybe he did?
Wow, you know what this means??!!!
Hagel will probably only get confirmed by about 80-20.
No one screws with the "club".
Seriously. Not that I don’t appreciate the whipping Hagel took but why does he get a beating and John Kerry get a cakewalk.
Hagel is giving the Rats their Boom Boom time
Logic would dictate that, when a disaster comes before you, the only thing that you can make of it is, that it’s a disaster no matter how one wishes to look at it.
Obama just decided to withdraw Hagel and appoint Fidel Castro as his replacement.
They had to pick the right hill to die on. Hagel is the right hill.
Have to agree with most here. That punk Hagel should be tossed like rancid food but fair to say the detestable Kerry should have been called out even more. This well hes a member of the club stuff is sickening.
Next NYT headlines:
Hagel wows Senate! - Shakes off vicious Republican attacks - Brilliant Obama pick well-prepared to be next SecDef
The DemonRATs are going to show America they can confirm a POS that slaps the Conservatives and throws it in their face. They are building confidence in their base for the 2014 elections. Hagel could have been a yellow dog with a blue strip down its back. DemonRATs could care less if it scores a point.
Spot on! That describes where the Obama Syndicate is as well as their POS Senators and Congressmen.
They are only figureheads, placeholders and somebody to blame when things go as expected.
Well, Cornelius, we have no choice! Schedule Senator Hagel... for experimental brain surgery first thing in the morning--
Compared to Hagel's testimony, mine... was down right brilliant!
What difference does it make? Only Fox and Rush... will cover it!
Yeah, Hill, but don't forget, here in Spain... we get Al Jazeera and they covered Chuck back in 2009--
I wonder how long before the idiot Dumocraps start yelling, “McCarthy! McCarthy!!”?
Hagel insulted his fellow Senators by saying they were afraid of the Israel lobby. It was obvious from Lindsey Graham’s confrontation with Hagel that this was a sore point.
“Did they know nominating a Pub slightly at odds neocons and the Isreal Lobby..”
You again. You just can’t keep from denigrating Israel. And you might learn how to spell it while you are at it.
And Hagel is not”slightly at odds” with people who care about Israel, he is anti-Israel, period.
You mean he hurt poor Wittle Wyndsey’s Feewings?
I think they were happy to get Kerry out of the US Senate. Although he is a traitorous scumbag fraud, GOP figured maybe they could grab the seat held by Ketchup Boy. Hagel???? What can you say about him? He is truly mentally deficient and an opportunist borderline traitor. I say this despite his service in RVN. He turned against the US in time of war from within the US Senate.
How have I denigrated Israel, except not to pretend their borders are ours?
I don’t understand this hypersensitivity, whereby any criticism of Israel is being “anti-Israel.” It’s not as if Hagel wishes to invade Israel, or even stop being their ally. Surely the world, especially leftists, have held Israel to unfair and often hypocritical standards of conduct. But two wrongs don’t make a right, and you can’t correct that imbalance with your own equal and opposite bogus standards.
By the way, are you aware it’s possible to know how to spell something and nevertheless spell it incorrectly on occasion? Or shall I track your posts and demonstrate?