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Hagel Went to Five Colleges, Was īDī Student; Media Oblivious
Breitbart ^ | 2/10/13 | Joel B. Pollak

Posted on 02/10/2013 6:09:01 PM PST by Nachum

Remember when the mainstream media mocked a politician who had to attend five colleges to graduate, whose academic record was less than outstanding, and whose subsequent success was proof of nothing? Remember how that was supposed to be a threat to national security, the economy, and so much else? That was so 2008, so Sarah Palin. It turns out that former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), who is now awaiting confirmation as Secretary of Defense, attended five colleges and was a "D" student. He volunteered to serve in Vietnam,

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Nebraska; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: chuckhagel; colleges; hagel; media; nebraska; oblivious; vietnam; waronterror
That explains a lot
1 posted on 02/10/2013 6:09:13 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Zero went to 3 and still no grades this explains more


2 posted on 02/10/2013 6:10:36 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Lexington and Concord Americans experience thier first gun grab attempt)
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3 posted on 02/10/2013 6:11:08 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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4 posted on 02/10/2013 6:12:00 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

the media nearly crucified george bush for gettign a C in Havard, but ignore Hagel’s D?


5 posted on 02/10/2013 6:15:39 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: CottShop

What gets me is that in the era Bush got his ‘C’, A Harvard degree still meant something. Getting a C there easily put Bush in the top 5% of the most intelligent people in the country, if not on the planet.

Last I read, A modern Harvard grad was somewhat less intelligent than the public at large. And there have been a number of episodes/articles/TV shoes that have backed that up pretty definitively.

To say nothing of the actual doings of modern Harvard grads....


6 posted on 02/10/2013 6:21:45 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Of course the academic ineptitude of folks like Ted Kennedy and John Kerry never seemed to be much of a media interest.

Sort of like worrying about Joe the Plumber’s trade license or the DNA of Palin’s Down Syndrome child instead of Baraq’s clearly dubious history.


7 posted on 02/10/2013 6:24:46 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Nachum

Chuck Hagel couldn’t spell ‘C-A-T’ if you spotted him the ‘C’ and the ‘A’.


8 posted on 02/10/2013 6:25:29 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I understand at Harvard, one is not ‘allowed’ to fail. They want the cash and to indoctrinate.


9 posted on 02/10/2013 6:25:55 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Norm Lenhart

This hagel drone is a multilevel loser...therefore he is qualified as a nobama appointee.


10 posted on 02/10/2013 6:26:06 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Nachum
In the Obama administration, starting at the top, the fewer the academic credentials the better ... and it's abundantly clear with their results. The most pathetic administration in this Nation's history.
11 posted on 02/10/2013 6:28:20 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: CottShop

> the media nearly crucified george bush for gettign a C in Havard, but ignore Hagel’s D?

Of course, D = Democrat.


12 posted on 02/10/2013 6:28:43 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
And W graduated from Yale undergrad with a higher GPA than John Merde Pour Les Cerveaux Kerry.



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

13 posted on 02/10/2013 6:29:49 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Nachum

My early college life was like that, but I went back to college three years ago and graduated summa cum laude last year. It’s amazing what a few tours in a war zone will do to straighten up a young flunkie.


14 posted on 02/10/2013 6:33:03 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Harvard (Ivy league, how to be a good liberal) is so overrated. I went to a two year, then a 4 year state school. My engineering degree is more useful than the crap they got. Gasp, I got an MBA from a state school.


15 posted on 02/10/2013 6:34:30 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: batterycommander

Thanks for your service! Son in law did five tours. See my page.


16 posted on 02/10/2013 6:36:58 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: batterycommander

Good for you. I hope you taught your classmates a few things too.


17 posted on 02/10/2013 6:38:29 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: CottShop
...the media nearly crucified george bush for gettign a C in Harvard, but ignore Hagel’s D?

Yep, the New York Times has no shame... or integrity...

18 posted on 02/10/2013 6:38:41 PM PST by GOPJ (What EVIDENCE justified blaming Benghazi on... an obscure video? Freeper TexasVoter)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Harvard...Getting a C there easily put...in the top 5% of the most intelligent people in the country, if not on the planet.

I wholeheartedly disagree. That indicates a particular skill among many others that constitute intelligence.
19 posted on 02/10/2013 6:39:59 PM PST by jobim (.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

[[What gets me is that in the era Bush got his ‘C’, A Harvard degree still meant something. Getting a C there easily put Bush in the top 5% of the most intelligent people in the country, if not on the planet.]]

I think If I remember right- Bush has an iq of 136 or soemthign like that- not incredibly smart, but still genius- (Clinton I think had a high iq- and most presidents are i nthe genius category-

But let’s remember, Bush partied at harvard, was known as a party boy, and still managed to pull off a C average in one of the hardest schools in America at that time-


20 posted on 02/10/2013 6:40:36 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: jobim

Sure, but you cannot tell me that someone who managed to get that far, connections or not, isn’t very, very intelligent.


21 posted on 02/10/2013 6:42:17 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: batterycommander
My early college life was like that, but I went back to college three years ago and graduated summa cum laude last year. It’s amazing what a few tours in a war zone will do to straighten up a young flunkie.

To do what you have done, I doubt you were ever a "young flunkie." The proof is in the pudding.

Thank you for your service.

22 posted on 02/10/2013 6:43:37 PM PST by JohnG45
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To: CottShop

Exactly. I knew a guy in high school that was a total party animal. Missed an entire quarter due to several issues. Took the quarterly cold and scored in the 90s.

He didn’t pull that off being s total dummy. And neither did Bush.


23 posted on 02/10/2013 6:48:05 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: ConorMacNessa

Oh, you mean Thurston Howell III and his wife Lovey. His royal haughtiness is worthless. Which is and understatement.


24 posted on 02/10/2013 6:52:02 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: rktman
And he's a traitorous son of a bitch to boot!





Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

25 posted on 02/10/2013 7:01:01 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Nachum

Hagel’s apparently a dope all the way around. He was a terrible senator, a backstabber but the republican establishment would have supported his re-election because there was an ‘r’ next to his name. And Obama thinks a ‘republican’ gutting the defense department will give him cover a la “only Nixon could go to China.”


26 posted on 02/10/2013 7:02:39 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: JohnG45

My high school record was stellar, valdictorian, 160 IQ, won an appointment to Naval Academy. But my dad was a crook and he was convicted of embezzlement. That threw a monkeywrench into our family’s life. I washed out of the academy and I entered enlisted service. Got my commission through OCS.


27 posted on 02/10/2013 7:34:38 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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Thanks Nachum.


28 posted on 02/10/2013 7:44:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: CottShop

Bush was a “C” student at Yale. He received his MBA from Harvard.


29 posted on 02/10/2013 7:57:12 PM PST by kabar
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To: Norm Lenhart

>Getting a C there easily put Bush in the top 5% of the most intelligent people in the country, if not on the planet.<

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Perhaps GW was (or is) in the top 5% when it comes to grading the intelligence of the American people.

But he is definitely not in the top group of those who love this country or he would have prevented Obama in becoming POTUS.

You may say, “Ah, that’s politics.”, but I say “F..k politics, the country comes first before everything.”


30 posted on 02/10/2013 8:09:16 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: batterycommander

I respectfully salute you, sir.


31 posted on 02/10/2013 8:11:32 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Nachum

But unlike Sarah Palin nothing that Hagel has ever said about Obama turned out to be true.


32 posted on 02/10/2013 8:11:46 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: ConorMacNessa

I recognize him right off. Hey thurston! How come the long face?


33 posted on 02/10/2013 8:14:50 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: kabar

You’re corrwect- it was awhile GO I had read that and forgot- thanks for the correction- I remember the BUIG deal that the MSM was makign over the fact that he ‘only’ got ‘C’s’, and I thought- Hmmm- Not bad for beign a party boy and STILL gettign a C in a very hard college-


34 posted on 02/10/2013 8:32:16 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: kabar
Bush's transcript mysteriously appeared in a hit piece in The New Yorker, a magazine long hostile to Republicans, in late 1999 (when it was known he was running for President). My guess is that someone at Yale leaked it to them. His grades were a mix of C's and B's--earned before the era of grade inflation. He was heavily involved in extra-curricular activities so probably could have made A's in some courses if he had spent more time studying.

Kerry's grades were about the same as Bush's (he's older so wasn't in the same class year at Yale) but the media never used that against Kerry.

Gore, at Harvard, had some A's as I recall, but also had some D's...overall record not much different from Bush's.

None of them were upwardly-mobile first-generation college students from middle-class or poor families...so their attitude towards grades may have reflected their social background.

35 posted on 02/10/2013 8:34:58 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: 353FMG

That I will never deny. Not that I’m happy to say that since I liked and supported a bunch of things he did.

But he also did some that has no justifiable excuse.


36 posted on 02/10/2013 8:58:20 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: ConorMacNessa

Merde Pour Les Cerveaux: Shit for brains, indeed!


37 posted on 02/10/2013 9:03:01 PM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Norm Lenhart
What always amazed me about the "Bush is dumb" mantra by newsies, is that he flew jets. A jet jockey is no dumbie.

The media--different story. They are mostly fiction writers and without much imagination, at that. Someone hands out a story line and they all jump on it with the same phraseology, so as to try to make the sheeple believe it.

vaudine

38 posted on 02/10/2013 9:11:26 PM PST by vaudine
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To: Verginius Rufus

Gore’s grades were about a C minus. He was a poor student. Bush had better grades than Kerry and Gore.


39 posted on 02/10/2013 9:12:50 PM PST by kabar
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To: vaudine

Yup, same here. I don’t care how connected or whose dad is who, no one in the military gets into a million dollar aircraft unless they should be there. And CAN be there.

Just goes to show how stupid the public at large really is. Five seconds of thought would tell you that much, but since people have been discouraged from think that much and just reacting emotionally (to say nothing about logic/debate being banned from most school curriculum for a while now), we get people who can’t decide between HuffPo and TMZ as their hard news sources.

And boy has America benefited!


40 posted on 02/10/2013 9:18:12 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Nachum

The man looks like a drunk or at least someone with a significant alcohol problem. That makes him a good fit for the beltway establishment.


41 posted on 02/10/2013 11:18:27 PM PST by robowombat
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To: Norm Lenhart
The aircraft the second Bush flew was the F-102, widely known in the USAF as ‘the widow maker’. An extremely fast and very unforgiving aircraft. Two of Bush's squadron mates came to untimely ends piloting this deadly little stick of dynamite. People who mock this man for serving in the Texas ANG should have to fly that aircraft.
42 posted on 02/10/2013 11:25:52 PM PST by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Well see? That just proves Bush was an idiot to fly one...

/s

Those people couldn’t find a coherent position with GPS, a map and a seeing eye dog to guide them to it.


43 posted on 02/10/2013 11:33:32 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

I concede it demonstrates one component of intelligence, but one component only. There are several others.


44 posted on 02/11/2013 12:53:03 AM PST by jobim (.)
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To: jobim

No argument here.


45 posted on 02/11/2013 12:57:45 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Nachum
I worked two jobs and was in the ANG while in veterinary school. Except for microbiology, I usually was in the bottom of the class. It never failed that a Monday exam was always after a ANG drill weekend. Today, the students in veterinary college are prohibited from having jobs outside of the curriculum. I wonder if Hagel had outside jobs?
46 posted on 02/11/2013 6:54:20 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Nachum
The few times I have heard Hagel speak or read about his speech, I have thought he looked dumb and ignorant and spoke the same. Unbelievable, the people molding the (non)future of the USA.

Hagel, Kerry, Brennan--either dumb, sly, egotistical or all of the above.

vaudine

47 posted on 02/11/2013 9:05:30 AM PST by vaudine
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