Video: Hackett calls Dan Senor “Unterfuhrer”

posted at 9:02 pm on August 30, 2006 by Allahpundit

Two points. First, Kasich is mistaken. Hackett doesn’t favor an immediate withdrawal.

Second, if you thought he was a nutroots hearthrob before, wait until they get a load of this. Venom — straight, no chaser.

Update: Dan Senor’s mother is a Holocaust survivor.

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I watched that merde live. Cusak needs a cluesack, and hackett is a brainless hackjob.

No wonder the leftards love hackett so much. He’s all vitriol and no sense whatsoever.

RH

RobertHuntingdon on August 30, 2006 at 9:08 PM

Damn, a double-barrel Nazi/Chickenhawk blast to open. Yeah, I am really interested in hearing the rest of that “debate”. What a fucking prick.

B Moe on August 30, 2006 at 9:16 PM

I didn’t mention this in the post because I’m not 100% sure about it, but I’m reasonably certain that Senor is Jewish. His sister runs AIPAC’s Jerusalem office and is married to the op-ed editor of the Jerusalem Post.

Just a little extra “nuance” there.

Allahpundit on August 30, 2006 at 9:19 PM

Turd doesn’t begin to describe Hatchett or whatever his name is. Looossseeerrr.

marianpaul on August 30, 2006 at 9:41 PM

You know what they say, as soon as someone calls you (a) Hitler/Nazi, you can automatically claim victory in debate.

rightside on August 30, 2006 at 9:42 PM

He was the most irritating lowlife I’d seen in quite a while. If he wanted people to dismiss him entirely from now on, he got it.
He makes it sound like ONLY soldiers can have pertinent opinions on Iraq. What a LOSER. Might be he took some shrapnel in the head, but didnt know it?

shooter on August 30, 2006 at 9:46 PM

You know what they say, as soon as someone calls you (a) Hitler/Nazi, you can automatically claim victory in debate.

Quoted For Truth

SilverStar830 on August 30, 2006 at 10:05 PM

Hackett is a disgusting boob. Yeah he served in Iraq, but guess what… He volunteered! Also, he was a civil affairs officer. Meaning he got to go in for photo-ops with kids while guys like me provided security.

It really chaps my ass when I see guys like this acting as though they died for our sins because they went to combat.

JasonG on August 30, 2006 at 10:05 PM

Well funny you mention that Shooter because before those on the left said it wasn’t necessary to serve in the military to be a Commander in Chief or to give opinions about the war or any military thing for that matter. I’ve even had people on Ian’s previous board tell me that the fact that I was there the first time and wished we had finished the job is of no consequence. I wish the left would get their ideas straight. Either it’s important to serve or it isn’t & why was it important that Clinton did not serve (in fact wrote a letter where he said he “loathed the military”) but that Bush was in the Guard and didn’t get sent to Viet Nam was an important issue? BTW I thought I heard or read somewhere were this prick Hackett is representing one of the Marines charged in the Haditha case. I may be wrong but I could swear that’s the case. God, I hope he is a good lawyer. Hackett’s comments were over the top. I can’t figure that guy out. He was debating that loon old man Watada about a month or so back on what a loser junior is for not obeying his orders, now this display. Is this guy mentally ill or did he have one too many cocktails before the show. As for Kacsich (sp?), I think he should have cut his mike when Hackett called Senor the names. However, I’m sure the Kids at Kos are jumping with joy over this one.

Catie96706 on August 30, 2006 at 10:07 PM

Can’t wait to watch the replay in an hour or so. Missed it the first time–I hope Dan is able to piss back in Hackett’s face, or I may have to go to bed angry.

BlueStateBlues on August 30, 2006 at 10:12 PM

It’s the same old tactics for lefty nutjobs – if you can’t win the argument on the merits of your POV, start name-calling.

Corky on August 30, 2006 at 10:15 PM

Two points. First, Kasich is mistaken. Hackett doesn’t favor an immediate withdrawal.

Yeah, he just wants all the US soldiers out of Iraq.

shooter on August 30, 2006 at 10:16 PM

Bring back KP.

It really chaps my ass when I see guys like this acting as though they died for our sins because they went to combat.

That really says it all.

Anwyn on August 30, 2006 at 10:23 PM

I saw this as well and Hackett did just that..a “hacketjob” or tried to but Dan Senor just stopped and took the high road! Hackett was disgraceful..he thinks because he served in the military he is above reproach..ummmmm Kerry and Murtha ring a liberal bell?
Dan Senor was trying to make rational points and Hackettjob was out of control..Kaisch was worthless as a moderator.

labwrs on August 30, 2006 at 10:23 PM

rightside

You know what they say, as soon as someone calls you (a) Hitler/Nazi, you can automatically claim victory in debate.

There is an exception to that: if you go around calling for death to the Jews.

The Monster on August 30, 2006 at 10:25 PM

While in the Army, we had a word for theese type of people : remfs. Rear echelon mother****ers.

rockdalian on August 30, 2006 at 10:32 PM

Paul Hackett is a silly fool who went to war to discredit it. Like that other movie camera toting traitor John F’n Kerry

Soothsayer on August 30, 2006 at 10:52 PM

Rockdalian we called them the Perfumed Brigade (they always smelled great and I know I stunk!). Just watched the repeat and boy it was even more interesting the second time around. Hackett said he was talking to two people who had never been to war and he had looked it in the eye. I would hope this clown had a few drinks because he really made himself look like an ass. He never did really say what his plan was. It’s like elect me because I have a plan and I will tell you that plan when you elect me, not before. He said he wasn’t for immediate withdrawal but didn’t say what he would do.

Catie96706 on August 30, 2006 at 11:17 PM

Hackett’s star on the left lost a little luster when he was defending some of the Marines linked to Haditha. This might bring back a little shine, but I think that they figured out that he is not as “progressive” as they thought he was.

rw on August 30, 2006 at 11:22 PM

Isn’t “Herr Senor” redundant? Kinda like Mister Mister?

see-dubya on August 31, 2006 at 1:45 AM

Aah, Mister Mister. Kyrie Eleison. Great song even if poorly elided.

Anwyn on August 31, 2006 at 1:50 AM

This really pissed me off. Who the eff does hackett think he is? I was just stunned at how truly big of a douche he was being… It didn’t help that I had just woken up on the couch after having a dream that my car got stolen either. But seriously, I was stunned, thinking ‘am I really hearing him right?’ And then I remembered what has become of the left in this country and realized that this was just par for the course. They should have had him up against Coulter if they were looking for a name calling venom fight, that ain’t Senor’s game. I don’t know how he sat there and took that sh**. I couldn’t have done it.

Anyway, I can only think of one other Senor cooler than Dan, and that would be Senor Cardgage. If you aren’t familiar, get with it here, and then of course here. He makes plenty of other cameos at on Homestar Runner, but those were a couple of the first and best.

RightWinged on August 31, 2006 at 1:52 AM

Senor, 33, spent a year at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and keeps kosher. His mother is a Holocaust survivor, and he related the current psychological conditions of the Iraqis recovering from the horrors they have witnessed to Holocaust survivors like his mother.

Entelechy on August 31, 2006 at 2:22 AM

Kasich is a weak and lame moderator for allowing such a vicious personal attack to go on for so long.

TonyR on August 31, 2006 at 2:37 AM

reairring again right now… Hackett should have been tossed, his behavior was uncalled for (there’s more than you see in the clip here at HA)… What’s annoying is that Kasich went on to condemn all the name calling in the debate… but focused that criticism on those who call the left “appeasers”, though I’m not sure he was able to cite a specific example. He should have flipped his sh** on Hacket for all that Nazi bs and tossed his ass off the air. I’m sure he doesn’t want to make that kind of judgement call on another man’s show, but what it would have done is made news and revealed what the left is about to more people.

RightWinged on August 31, 2006 at 4:10 AM

This exchange was stunning. We had our chins on the floor when it was over. I don’t think I have ever found anyting so offensive.
I am sick and tired of hearing that you must have combat experience before you can voice an opinion on the war.
Using that logic, you must be a doctor to have an opinion on healthcare policy, a CPA to opine on taxes and a meteorologist before bitching about the weather.

bopbottle on August 31, 2006 at 5:34 AM

I was appalled by what I saw last night. I am so sick and tired of ex-military claiming the exclusive right to form opinions regarding the war. Does that mean a person must be a CPA to have an opinion on tax policy, a doctor can be the only one to opine on healthcare?

bopbottle on August 31, 2006 at 7:11 AM

I felt sorry for Hacket after the Dems stuck it to him six ways from Sunday when he tried to run for the Senate. After watching his performance last night, no more. He may not be as bad as Murtha, but then again he’s still young.

Lornkanaga on August 31, 2006 at 7:39 AM

Hackjob never left his desk while in Iraq. Pelosi and Dean are his puppet masters.

roninacreage on August 31, 2006 at 8:19 AM

I have to be honest at first Hackett sounded like a nut (when running for office), but then I remember seeing him on sometime after his loss and while I still disagreed with him he had a mature normal debate… it was actually two “valid” viewpoints. Well, I guess he must be gearing up to run again because he is back to being an ass.

Once again the point was attempted (as noted by bopbottle) that you have to have been a soldier to have any validity to your comments. This garbage of “I saw the fight face-to-face” is junk. If that is the case why isn’t he going after all the left-wing groups and Cindy because she certainly hasn’t served in the military why should she be allowed to comment? Last I checked Senor was not running the military in Iraq.

In addition Hackett obviously does not understand the procedures and Constitution. The United States Armed Forces are run by civilians, yes even some that do not have any battlefield experience. Are we now to say that we cannot elect non-battle vets to President. Both President Bush and Clinton never served in battle, by his argument they should not be allowed to be the CINC. You cannot expect every politician to have “formal training” in the military. Our laws make it so the military has little power as to prevent a revolt against the government.

The US military follows the orders of the civilian elected leaders orders, and since he lost I suppose that means not him. So now HE should shut up.

If he wants to call a civilian a Nazi, yes he has lost, but he should also go through some photos from the 30-40’s. Almost everyone around Hitler had military uniforms on, so his argument kind of backfires. It was the lack of civilian input that only emboldened the Nazi policies and ultimate horror.

(I believe the moment of respect I had for him that I mentioned earlier was because he criticized John Murtha. I am not positive, but if I remember holding that view for a moment it must have been something as big as that.)

mdconservative on August 31, 2006 at 8:43 AM

If you think this is bad, it will only get worse as the election nears!

As for being an expert in the military as a result of ones service, how many presidents and members of Congress had prior military service and how many of them sucked! For that matter, how many Chairs of the Joint Chiefs of Staff sucked as well. F’in Tool!!!

For my money, the only ones I’d saddle-up again for are Lincoln, Grant, Lee, Patton, Reagan, Schwarzkopf, and the “Louisiana Tiger” Lt. Genl. “Don’t Get Stuck on Stupid” Honore and 6 of them are dead, and one’s retired. Hurrah!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on August 31, 2006 at 9:22 AM

As for being an expert in the military as a result of ones service, how many presidents and members of Congress had prior military service and how many of them sucked! For that matter, how many Chairs of the Joint Chiefs of Staff sucked as well. F’in Tool!!!

Look no further than Gen. Wesley Clark.

bopbottle on August 31, 2006 at 9:35 AM

Both President Bush and Clinton never served in battle, by his argument they should not be allowed to be the CINC.

And if we go Back one more to Bush I, we’ve got a guy who was a combat pilot. Does anyone think that service especially qualified him to conduct GWI, or was everything from Schwarzkopf down all he really needed to fulfill his CinC role? Unless he was gong to suit up and fly sorties, or even command a combat wing/squadron, his piloting experience probably didn’t give him much to draw on as President. What it really does in this context is provide proof positive the he had the balls to put himself in harms way.

If that’s going to be a requirement for a CinC to use armed force, then we can’t ever have a CinC who hasn’t been in combat.

Pablo on August 31, 2006 at 9:56 AM

I wonder if the Dems think rhetoric like this will convince me to vote for them. Just for the record I am a military veteran who grew up in the south and come from German heritage. Oh yeah I’m married too which has just about got to guarantee me a spot on the DNC 10 Most Despised list.
I wonder if I am the only BabyKiller/Nazi/Redneck?

LakeRuins on August 31, 2006 at 10:06 AM

And if we go Back one more to Bush I, we’ve got a guy who was a combat pilot. Does anyone think that service especially qualified him to conduct GWI,

You do realize, of course, that Bush I’s presidency and GWI were thought up before he was ever born… The illuminati Bush family has been plotting their world take-over for centuries, and those were only a couple steps. Crack the code of hidden messages in the design of DC and on the dollar bill. Alex Jones for President! (sarcasm of course)

RightWinged on August 31, 2006 at 10:45 AM

And just to add to my already grumpy mood I now find out that an elementary school in FL has been named in honor of the only person to receive the Medal of Honor so far from the war in Iraq and the only place it is reported is in the school newspaper and 4 military related newspapers.

LakeRuins on August 31, 2006 at 10:53 AM

Anxiously waiting for Bill to return to know what is thoughts are and the megatonnage of emails regarding that segment.

allie on August 31, 2006 at 10:59 AM

It’s a simple case of hypocrisy on the Left again, similar to:

- investments in Wall Mart are bad, unless one of your candidates is heavily invested
- Capitalism is horrible, unless your candidates are Ned Lamont and the likes
- Politics in churches s/b taboo, unless you’re Jessie Jackson, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton or Mr. Sharpton
- military records a must when Kerry runs, not when Mr. Clinton runs, a must again when Mr. Wesley Clak runs, especially if the Rightie person doesn’t have it
- I don’t have time to list all other…but you get the drift.

Where is the MSM on this? Where it usually is – in bed with hypocrisy – because it is an expert on it.

Entelechy on August 31, 2006 at 12:01 PM

I changed the channel early on when Kasich was claiming that he couldn’t think of anyone in politics who’s been calling for appeasement/immediate withdrawal.

Uh, John, ever hear of “Murtha?” Hello? Right then, I knew it’d be a waste of time to watch the O’Reilly Factor that evening (that, and no Michelle-as-guest segment).

Otherwise, agreed that Kasich should’ve dropped the ball as a moderator when Hackett started tossing the Nazi terminology around. I’d have cut his mike and had him tossed by security then and there.

Oh, and lastly … take it easy on the Civil Affairs guys! As a former CA officer myself (with Infantry and Cav qualifications as well, so don’t give me that “Rear-area mother-f****r” garbage), I can attest that Civil Affiars plays an absolutely vital role in trying to get a broken-down country like Iraq and a beaten-down people like the Iraqis up and running again; and that, my friends – not just killing bad guys and blowing things up – is what’s necessary before we can put this one in the “win” column and bring the troops home.

Spurius Ligustinus on August 31, 2006 at 12:30 PM

Calling Senor “herr” and referring to him as a nazi is bad enough – but given that his own mother is a holocaust survivor, it is even worse. I credit Senor for handling that horrible exchange with Hackett with grace and dignity. Hats off to you, Dan Senor. And shame on Kasich for not putting a stop to that immediately.

pullingmyhairout on August 31, 2006 at 12:57 PM

I guess it OK to call people fascist if they were in the Bush administration. According to Hackett, anyone who has not worn a uniform had no right to voice an opinion about the war. Well, Hackett, go to the nearest Banana Republic and live in that toilet where the most popular soldier is
El Presidente for life.
That is not how our country is run, JERK!

RobCon on August 31, 2006 at 1:23 PM

I have no masochistic tendencies,but I did for awhile fill in as troll at the “Air America” blog when Paul Hackett was their “golden boy who was going to win big in the upcoming election and oh, boy, this is just the beginning of the tidal wave bringing Liberals back into power……
and when he lost that election, they called it a moral victory, ‘hard to be a dove in wartime’, a heavy Republican district, we’ll get ‘em next time and did we mention the moral victory already?” Then when he didn’t agree that the Haditha soldiers should be assumed guilty until proven otherwise, they Liebermanned him. This interview with Senor is Hackett as attack poodle, kissing Democrat buttocks to return to the good graces of the Far Left. Buddy was funnier.

Doug on August 31, 2006 at 2:40 PM

I have to disagree with Allah. Hackett DID (in effect, in my opinion) call for immediate withdrawal in his Bill Maher appearance about a month after his loss against Jean Schmidt last year (also stands by the “chickenhawk” slur at the 5-minute mark). At the very end he said “it’s not working ….. the war is over, let’s get ‘em home.” Anyone who was around during Vietnam recognizes that as the rough equivalent of “get out now”; Maher’s audience certainly did. I have the vid, but because of some ISP problems, I can’t post it right now.

MDconservative is right that Hackett strongly criticized Murtha about a month ago in just about the most under-reported comment of the year:

Cincy Post (HT Project Logic)

Hackett also is irritated at Democratic Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, a decorated Marine veteran who has been briefed by military officials on the Haditha deaths and has said that U.S. troops “overreacted because of the pressure on them.” Hackett said Murtha is feeding an image of traumatized, out-of-control soldiers like characters in the movies “Rambo” and “The Deer Hunter.”

“With one broad stroke, he’s recklessly indicted all those Marines. … I don’t know if he’s gotten addicted to the microphones and the cameras. For him to continue to foam at the mouth, it’s irresponsible, it’s stupid, it’s wrong.”

Murtha’s office didn’t respond to a phone call seeking comment.

Tom Blumer on August 31, 2006 at 4:37 PM

(I believe the moment of respect I had for him that I mentioned earlier was because he criticized John Murtha. I am not positive, but if I remember holding that view for a moment it must have been something as big as that.)

Tom, thank you for finding the instance where Hackett took on Murtha and the Haditha incident. It was driving me nuts, so now I can rest knowing that I did for a short moment have reason to respect Hackett.

mdconservative on August 31, 2006 at 6:10 PM

Another democrat lawyer trying to get into congress as well as a hack for air america fans.

gary on August 31, 2006 at 7:41 PM

You’re welcome, MDC.

Tom Blumer on September 1, 2006 at 2:09 AM