Skip to comments.Andrea Mitchell Plays The McCarthy Card—Accuses Republicans Of 'Red-Baiting' Hagel
Posted on 02/27/2013 1:09:48 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
On her MSNBC show today, Andrea Mitchell accused Republicans of "red-baiting" Chuck Hagel, a reference to tactics most notably associated with the McCarthy period during which people were accused [often accurately, it should be noted] of Communist or affiliated sympathies.
Such cries of McCarthyism have of course become standard liberal fare when it comes to Hagel's confirmation process.
View the video here.
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There. I coined the term.
Bing: No results found for “Muzzie-Bating.
Baiting? or Bating?
Let the Jews pay for it.
Are these words anti-Semitic?
The U.S. Senate should consider this and many other disturbing statements by Chuck Hagel, President Obamas nominee for defense secretary. Nebraskas former Republican senator has said and done truly troubling things regarding Jews and Israel.
Hagel tried to close USOs Haifa retreat when he ran the United Service Organizations from 1987 to 1990. The facility was highly popular among U.S. sailors, 45,000 of whom visited the Israeli port in 1990, the Associated Press reports.
Chuck Hagel said the Haifa port is costing the U.S. too much [and] that if the Jews wanted one, the Jews should do the fundraising, an unnamed supporter of the outpost told the Washington Free Beacon.
He said to me, Let the Jews pay for it. recalled Marsha Halteman, of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, which backed USO Haifa. I told him at the time that I found his comments to be anti-Semitic, Halteman said. He was playing into that dual loyalty thing.
Hagel alone among U.S. senators abandoned Russias Jews. As David Harris, executive director of the American Jewish Committee, told the Washington Posts Jennifer Rubin: The first AJC encounter with Senator Hagel I recall was when we sought his support, in 1999, for a Senate letter to thenRussian president Boris Yeltsin urging action against rising anti-Semitism. We were unsuccessful. On June 20, 1999, we published the letter as a full-page ad in The New York Times with 99 Senate signatories. Only Senator Hagels name was absent.
Hagel was one of only four senators who refused to sign a Senate letter supporting Israel during Yasser Arafats terrorist Intifada in 2000.
The State Department has become adjunct to the Israeli foreign ministers office, Hagel reportedly remarked in a speech at Rutgers University in March 2007.
Like many other data points emerging since Hagels nomination, John Podhoretz observed in February 15s New York Post, this one emits a faint but distinct odor of a classic anti-Semitic stereotype Jews as secret marionetteers, pulling the strings of unsuspecting Gentiles.
The Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here on Capitol Hill, Hagel told Aaron David Miller in 2008.
That year, Hagel praised Millers book about the Middle East.
If you want to read something that is very, very enlightening, this guy hes getting tremendous reviews on it, Hagel said. Hes Jewish. He worked in the State Department, worked for Baker, worked for Albright, I think hes worked for four secretaries of state, different Democrats, Republicans.
Hes Jewish, wrote Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard. Isnt there something creepy and disquieting about that interjection? . . . Why does Hagel call attention to the religion of the American diplomat whose book hes praising? . . . Wouldnt it be good to have a secretary of defense whose first thought isnt the religious affiliation of Americans who participate in foreign policy debates?
Im a United States senator, Hagel declared in 2008. Im not an Israeli senator.
We believe that when Senator Hagel said that he was not an Israeli Senator, that he was a U.S. Senator, he strongly implied that some of his colleagues have a greater loyalty to Israel than to the United States, stated Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, named after the late and legendary Nazi hunter. That crosses the line.
Prominent Jewish Nebraskans have felt Hagels cold shoulder.
During his last year in office, we knew he was not going to run again, he never returned any of our calls, Jewish activist Gary Javitch told the Algemeiner website on December 21. I have always gotten callbacks, even as a turn-down.
He was not the most responsive politician in Nebraska to me personally at the Jewish Press and to the Jewish community as a whole, said Carol Katzman, the former editor of the Omaha Jewish Press. Nebraskas representatives otherwise were all very responsive, she said. It didnt really matter what their party affiliation was, if we were soliciting them for an interview or a greeting ad for Rosh Hashanah or Passover. However, Hagels office never even responded. . . . We would make repeated calls that went unanswered, she added. It was pretty obvious that he and his staff were dismissive. Katzman concluded: Hagel was the only one we have had in Nebraska who basically showed the Jewish community that he didnt give a damn about the Jewish community or any of our concerns.
Andrea plays the McCarthy card. Ping to Today show list.
Hmmm.... No comment from her on his pathetic confirmation hearing...
Hagel was one of only 11 Senators who refused to sign a letter urging President Bush not to meet with the late Yasir Arafat until his forces ended the violence against Israel.In December 2005, Hagel was one of only 27 who refused to sign a letter to President Bush to pressure the Palestinian Authority to ban terrorist groups from participating in Palestinian legislative elections.In June 2004, Hagel refused to sign a letter urging President Bush to highlight Irans nuclear program at the G-8 summit.And heres what the anti-Israel group, CAIR wrote in praise of Hagel: Potential presidential candidates for 2008, like Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Joe Biden and Newt Gingrich, were falling all over themselves to express their support for Israel. The only exception to that rule was Senator Chuck Hagel [Council on American-Islamic Relations, 8/28/06] LBN: not surprising Obama would consider an anti Israel and Hamas supporter as sec of defense
Andrea plays the McCarthy card. Ping to Today show list.
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Bait; good catch.
Though “Muslimbater” is an alternative.
Good little low info voter. Now move along Andrea.
Typical newslib. Can’t win something gracefully. Can’t take “yes” for an answer.