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‘This Hagel hearing is a disaster’
Washington Bree Beacon ^ | 1/31/13 | Washington Free Beacon Staff

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.

hagel’s 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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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: editorial; government; hagel; hagelconfirmation; hagelhearing
Sounds like it went well....(s)
1 posted on 01/31/2013 12:58:40 PM PST by illiac
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To: illiac

Chuck you, Hagel.....


2 posted on 01/31/2013 1:01:44 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: illiac

Because Hagel is a disaster.


3 posted on 01/31/2013 1:04:55 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: illiac

Chuck Hagel IS the disaster


4 posted on 01/31/2013 1:08:56 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: illiac

If this is the best nominee the administration can come up with, they need to borrow Mitt’s binders.


5 posted on 01/31/2013 1:21:05 PM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: illiac

http://nation.foxnews.com/chuck-hagel/2013/01/31/ted-cruz-stuns-hagel-al-jazeera-bully-bite


6 posted on 01/31/2013 1:22:28 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: Williams

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.


7 posted on 01/31/2013 1:24:25 PM PST by Venturer
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To: illiac

Will it be replayed on C-SPAN? Oh, please, Oh pretty please!


8 posted on 01/31/2013 1:24:28 PM PST by STD ( Intellectuals, the more they seem like a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization)
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To: All

Maybe if McCain attacked Obama as fiercely as he did his former friend Hagel, we might not be in this mess.


9 posted on 01/31/2013 1:25:28 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: illiac

10 posted on 01/31/2013 1:28:57 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Venturer

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.


11 posted on 01/31/2013 1:37:49 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: newnhdad

Yeah, but Obama only wants to fundamentally transform our country. Hagel said mean things about Israel a couple times, maybe. Blasphemer!


12 posted on 01/31/2013 1:40:45 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: illiac

Obama: Well is there any good news?
Staffer: He didn’t say the Holocaust was a hoax. That’s good.


13 posted on 01/31/2013 1:42:02 PM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Tublecane

” unless it’s a child sex maniac”

Like Sen Menendez


14 posted on 01/31/2013 1:43:46 PM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: illiac
Ted Cruz shamed Hagel with old video statements.

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.

15 posted on 01/31/2013 1:44:34 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: newnhdad

I don’t like Hagel (or McCain for that matter) but McCain only excels at trashing other Republicans.


16 posted on 01/31/2013 1:46:13 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Venturer

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...


17 posted on 01/31/2013 1:49:44 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Venturer

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?


18 posted on 01/31/2013 1:58:22 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: illiac

Wow, you know what this means??!!!

Hagel will probably only get confirmed by about 80-20.

The horror!!!!


19 posted on 01/31/2013 2:00:00 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: Venturer
Kerry's a standard bearer of the "club"....

No one screws with the "club".

20 posted on 01/31/2013 2:01:21 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LAVE)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Seriously. Not that I don’t appreciate the whipping Hagel took but why does he get a beating and John Kerry get a cakewalk.


21 posted on 01/31/2013 2:12:58 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Tublecane

Hagel is giving the Rats their Boom Boom time


22 posted on 01/31/2013 2:15:37 PM PST by stan_sipple
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To: illiac

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.


23 posted on 01/31/2013 2:28:04 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: stan_sipple

Obama just decided to withdraw Hagel and appoint Fidel Castro as his replacement.


24 posted on 01/31/2013 2:28:15 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: spawn44
Obama just decided to withdraw Hagel and appoint Fidel Castro as his replacement.

Castro would be an improvement over Obama himself deciding to take the job.
25 posted on 01/31/2013 2:30:39 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: Venturer

They had to pick the right hill to die on. Hagel is the right hill.


26 posted on 01/31/2013 2:32:58 PM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

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 he’s a member of the club” stuff is sickening.


27 posted on 01/31/2013 3:01:36 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: newnhdad

Pfffft.... McNasty...


28 posted on 01/31/2013 3:34:59 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: Tau Food

Next NYT headlines:

Hagel wows Senate! - Shakes off vicious Republican attacks - Brilliant Obama pick well-prepared to be next SecDef


29 posted on 01/31/2013 4:30:35 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: illiac

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.


30 posted on 01/31/2013 4:36:37 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: stan_sipple
"Hagel is giving the Rats their Boom Boom time."

Spot on! That describes where the Obama Syndicate is as well as their POS Senators and Congressmen.

31 posted on 01/31/2013 4:43:01 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: illiac
If Hell should freeze over and I was offered some cabinet post under a POTUS of any stripe, I would not even respond.

They are only figureheads, placeholders and somebody to blame when things go as expected.

32 posted on 01/31/2013 5:00:41 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: illiac; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: ‘This Hagel hearing is a disaster’

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--

33 posted on 01/31/2013 6:16:29 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Tau Food

I wonder how long before the idiot Dumocraps start yelling, “McCarthy! McCarthy!!”?


34 posted on 01/31/2013 6:23:43 PM PST by Cuttnhorse (God made man but Sam Colt made them equal)
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To: Venturer

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.


35 posted on 01/31/2013 8:47:20 PM PST by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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To: Tublecane

“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.


36 posted on 01/31/2013 8:55:21 PM PST by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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To: dervish

You mean he hurt poor Wittle Wyndsey’s Feewings?


37 posted on 02/01/2013 4:12:14 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

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.


38 posted on 02/01/2013 4:26:08 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: dervish

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?


39 posted on 02/02/2013 1:41:49 PM PST by Tublecane
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