Hagel was perhaps the highest ranking Republican in Washington who openly opposed the war in Iraq. That’s almost certainly a factor in Obama’s equation.
He was nominated because Obama was patently aware Hagel would be willing to trade ANY association he once had with the GOP, any part of it, for his own political gain in showing how even a former Republican sees Obama’s magnificience.
In looking at this picture, Hagel looks like a morning-after drunk (very likely) who’s just looking for that next ride, and Obama seems disgusted that he’s hitched his wagon to this asshole. Hey Obama, do your homework! Next time, pick someone that at least looks sober.
I’m hard pressed to find ANYTHING that the Oba-Führer has NOT done out of spite...
GOP cover for downgrading our military
Caligula nominated a horse. Obama nominated a horse’s ass.
No, I’ve a hunch Bagel is Obama’s scam to win on someone worse. They never turn down two in a row. Put up a stool pigeon first and then your real choice whose serious flaws will be whitewashed by both sides.
Thanks for the corrections you made to the original post. I learned a good lesson from it in reference to proper attribution. :-)
No, Hagel was nominated by the quasi-Muslim because Hagel is an anti-Semite and hater of Israel.