Hagel: If confirmed, I’ll be sure to learn much more about the Defense department

posted at 6:01 pm on January 31, 2013 by Allahpundit

Watch the clip below. He’s also been reassuring senators that he won’t have a policymaking role as SecDef, in case they’re leery of tasking an unqualified incompetent with so much responsibility. He’s basically daring Democrats to vote no, isn’t he?

Question: Are there Democratic votes in play that weren’t before? A GOP Senate aide tells BuzzFeed that they may have a shot now at blocking the confirmation:

Chuck Hagel’s chances of becoming the next Secretary of Defense might have diminished somewhat Thursday, after a choppy first half to his confirmation hearing emboldened Senate Republicans who think they may actually be able to prevent his confirmation.

“There’s a possibility Republicans could block his nomination, especially after today’s performance,” a Senate Republican aide confirmed to BuzzFeed…

[M]ore meetings are still to come, and a number of lawmakers are withholding their judgment until then. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander said his decision “will depend upon the hearing today and my meeting with him next week.”

Unless Hagel starts drooling on himself, which at this point is within the realm of possibility, I can’t believe there’s any critical mass of Democrats willing to kneecap Obama so soon into his term by voting with the GOP. If he’d doubled down on the “Israel lobby” invective, that’d be one thing, but the Party Of Ideas isn’t going to torpedo The One’s preferred candidate for something as minor as being glaringly unfit for the job. The GOP will have to filibuster. Or does “block” mean hold?

Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas), who aggressively questioned Hagel about controversial remarks he had made on Al Jazeera, suggested he may put a hold on Hagel’s nomination. Cruz noted Hagel’s failure to disclosure requested documents relating to hundreds of speeches he has given over the years, as well as information about the organizations paying him to speak, and their sources of funding.

“In my view, the committee lacks adequate information to vote on his nomination,” Cruz told reporters. “I think we should do everything necessary to ensure that the committee and the full Senate has full disclosure, and an adequate time to review that disclosure.”

Delay the confirmation long enough and maybe Hagel will decide to withdraw. Which brings us to another question: Are there 40 Republicans willing to go to the mat for a filibuster, especially with Democrats already warming up the “obstructionist GOP” talking point for gun control, immigration, and budget negotiations? This might be a good opportunity, actually. Most of the public probably isn’t paying attention (when do they ever pay attention to confirmation hearings that don’t involve Supreme Court vacancies?) and Hagel’s been so ridiculously bad today that not even otherwise sympathetic media can spin it. After you watch him notify the Senate that they’ll have to confirm him before finding out just how unqualified he is, watch below as Dana Bash admits on CNN that even Democratic senators can’t get over how poorly he’s done. Jen Rubin says a Democrat on the Hill told her, “It is very clear from the testimony that Sen. Hagel will not be bringing the potato salad to the next Mensa picnic.” The bar for publicly embarrassing Democrats into dooming Obama’s nominee is very, very, very high, but this guy has a slim chance of clearing it. Says a lot about O’s contempt for his party leadership, and of course for the public, that he’d feed this to them.




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The malicious dunce will fit Obama way better than the benevolent dunce Panetta.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Yeah, you do that then.

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Do. Not. Confirm. Him.

22044 on January 31, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Hagel: If confirmed, I’ll be sure to learn much more about the Defense department
posted at 6:01 pm on January 31, 2013 by Allahpundit

Allah your headlines never fail to cheer up my pathetic life. lol

arnold ziffel on January 31, 2013 at 6:08 PM

“My God, it’s full of…emptiness.”

-Dave Bowman upon seeing inside Chuck Hagel’s head.

Steve Eggleston on January 31, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Ah,if confirmed,I will study up on the Defence,what..wait
huh…(sarc)

canopfor on January 31, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Hagel: If confirmed, I’ll be sure to learn much more about the Defense department

A perfect nominee from a president who had no executive experience at any level.

aunursa on January 31, 2013 at 6:10 PM

but the Party Of Ideas isn’t going to torpedo The One’s preferred candidate for something as minor as being glaringly unfit for the job

The bar for publicly embarrassing Democrats into dooming Obama’s nominee is very, very, very high, but this guy has a slim chance of clearing it. Says a lot about O’s contempt for his party leadership, and of course for the public, that he’d feed this to them.

Obama needs dunces to make him appear smart.

Hagel will be a perfect capo for Obama, with the perfect excuse of a R “agreeing” with him.

Hagel is a malicious dunce. He’ll be a much better fit for Obama than Panetta, who’s a nice dunce.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Anyone who appears at a confirmation hearing as ill-prepared as Hagel should NEVER be confirmed. That is aside from his odd past.

He’s a dunderhead, an idiot.

Sheesh…… I’ve hired minimum wage cashiers who had more on the ball than this fool.

Cody1991 on January 31, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Do. Not. Confirm. Him.

22044 on January 31, 2013 at 6:06 PM

22044:I second that:)

canopfor on January 31, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Hagel rhymes with Bagel and that is good enough for Michelle Obama.

Sherman1864 on January 31, 2013 at 6:11 PM

If ineptness would matter to the left Obama wouldn’t be ‘king’.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Are there 40 Republicans willing to go to the mat for a filibuster, especially with Democrats already warming up the “obstructionist GOP” talking point for gun control, immigration, and budget negotiations?

Don’t you need 41 votes to sustain a filibuster? Is there a Democrat I don’t know about who plans to oppose Hagel?

aunursa on January 31, 2013 at 6:12 PM

SecDef should NOT be a position for on the job training. We’ve already seen the results of that with Panetta. A dead Ambassador and capitulation across a broad front, while Panetta et al yank all the political correctness / social(ist) engineering levers they can reach amongst our Military.

rayra on January 31, 2013 at 6:12 PM

After you watch him notify the Senate that they’ll have to confirm him before finding out just how unqualified he is, watch below as Dana Bash admits on CNN that even Democratic senators can’t get over how poorly he’s done.

he’ll fit right in with their bills…..

ted c on January 31, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…………………

Rob Lowe ‏@RobLowe

Chuck Hagel: Yikes! #TrainWreck
Retweeted by Wash. Free Beacon

https://twitter.com/freebeacon

canopfor on January 31, 2013 at 6:13 PM

If only the Rs wouldn’t be such idiotic eunuchs.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Panetta was an idiot at CIA and one in the current position. All who work there know it.

Still, Hagel will be way worse for the land, way worse.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Hagel: If confirmed, I’ll be sure to learn much more about the Defense department

Hagel: Are these my men?

NCO: No sir, these men over here are your men….

Hagel: Ah yes, and such fine soldiers they are…..

/Stripes.

ted c on January 31, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Sadly, he may be the best of a bad lot to choose from for SoD. Can you imagine who else Obama would nominate?

Tater Salad on January 31, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Results for #hagel

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23hagel

canopfor on January 31, 2013 at 6:14 PM

SecDef should NOT be a position for on the job training.

rayra on January 31, 2013 at 6:12 PM

We’ve already had it with POTUS – since 2008, and he still can’t figure it out. Of course, that’s assuming that he wants to. He doesn’t.

Cody1991 on January 31, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Mark Levin is destroying Hagel on this hearing.

CoffeeLover on January 31, 2013 at 6:15 PM

On the job training for the SOD?

Good Lord. We’re screwed.

portlandon on January 31, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Hagel & Obama are anti-jewish and Fascist.

Obama is dangerous.

Do Not Confirm Hagel.

workingclass artist on January 31, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Hagel: If confirmed, I’ll be sure to learn much more about the Defense department

Just contemplate this statement for a few…and realize how much the land has sunk into the abyss.

Then think again – Obama is maliciously destructive. None of this happens in a vacuum.

Such a stupid people deserve Obama’s full destruction.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:16 PM

but the Party Of Ideas isn’t going to torpedo The One’s preferred candidate for something as minor as being glaringly unfit for the job.

I come to Hot Air for the information, I stay for the snark.

rbj on January 31, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Because you have to be in charge of it to know what’s in it.

kwbrownie2003 on January 31, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Don’t do DOPE!

SMACKRUNNER on January 31, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Well, OK. His eyelids are a little baggy. But, dammit, he’s got executive hair.
/LSM

bofh on January 31, 2013 at 6:18 PM

“We have to pass it to find out what’s in it” — Pelosi

Yet…the Rs are the dumbest ‘representatives’ around.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:18 PM

If the GOP can’t find it in them to filibuster a tool of this magnitude they might as well just give up and go home.

I can’t think of a senator off the top of my head who has made such a favorable impression over a short period of time as Ted Cruz. Dude’s only been there for a few weeks and he’s owning it.

Mark1971 on January 31, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Did Hagel trip and fall on the way to the confirmation? No one could be this handicapped without a good whack in the noggin and a clot.

Mr. Arrogant on January 31, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Chuck Hagel

the white Obama.

PappyD61 on January 31, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Hagel & Obama are anti-jewish and Fascist.

Obama is dangerous.

Do Not Confirm Hagel.

workingclass artist on January 31, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Nah, just to the jews that consider survival important.

arnold ziffel on January 31, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:16 PM

No one in the private sector could get away with this crap or even contemplate trying it on.

This is what terrifies me about our government. By and large most of them are completely inept, yet they are rewarded for their incompetence.

And we pay them for it.

Cody1991 on January 31, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Brit Hume ✔ @brithume

It’s probably dawning on Sens. who didn’t serve w/Hagel that he’s just not very bright. Exchange w/McCain unresponsive & bumbling.

Jim Jennings @jjenningswilmet

@brithume Obama doesn’t need brains, he needs obedience and he has it in Hagel. #DestructivePOTUS

Jonathan S. Tobin @TobinCommentary

So far GOP hasn’t been very effective against #Hagel. But his answers have been even worse. Bumbling & incoherent.

Eric @eriContrarian

I don’t think Chuck Hagel hates Jews, I just think he’s a bumbling idiot that isn’t qualified for this job.

Nathan Wurtzel @NathanWurtzel

I don’t want any Israel hater as SoD, but a bigger problem is Hagel simply isn’t up to this job, period.

Philip Klein @philipaklein

Policy disagreements aside, Hagel just isn’t coming across as somebody who would be a competent Secretary of Defense.

Ben Domenech @bdomenech

As I said from the beginning, the problem with Hagel isn’t Israel – it’s that he’s not very bright, and he’s a dick about it.

Dennis Polyblank @dpoly1

@brithume Hagel would fit in nicely with the rest of the #BumblingIdiotRegime #TGDN

Charles C. W. Cooke @charlescwcooke

I haven’t said a single world about Hagel since this whole thing started, but my overriding impression today is that he’s not that bright.

Tony Phyrillas @TonyPhyrillas

@brithume “Just not very bright” could describe almost anyone in the Obama administration.

OUCH! OUCH!! OUCH!!!

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Chuck Hagel

the white Obama.without the teleprompter.

PappyD61 on January 31, 2013 at 6:18 PM

PappyD61 on January 31, 2013 at 6:19 PM

If the GOP can’t find it in them to filibuster a tool of this magnitude they might as well just give up and go home.

I can’t think of a senator off the top of my head who has made such a favorable impression over a short period of time as Ted Cruz. Dude’s only been there for a few weeks and he’s owning it.

Mark1971 on January 31, 2013 at 6:18 PM

I so agree with you Mark. I’ve never been this impressed this fast with any politician.

CoffeeLover on January 31, 2013 at 6:20 PM

GOP…cheap suits.

d1carter on January 31, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Wash. Free Beacon ‏@FreeBeacon

VIDEO: Sen. Shaheen on Hagel confirmation hearings http://bit.ly/Vxv0Vo

canopfor on January 31, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Understand that Hagel is a perfect representative of our political elite ruling class and bureaucrats in Washington D.C….

… and everyone wonders how we could be approaching $17 Trillion dollars in debt as our economy crashes.

Seven Percent Solution on January 31, 2013 at 6:21 PM

At these hearings the nominee should be hooked up to a machine — especially when he attempts to disavoy his previous troubling statements.

The Senate should also have the benefit of O’Reilly’s body language expert observing the nominee and sharing her conclusions.

aunursa on January 31, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Just put this in front of him and then move on to other things.

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 6:22 PM

hooked up to a polygraph machine ^^

aunursa on January 31, 2013 at 6:22 PM

LOL…watch the guy be confirmed by a comfortable margin. Things are that surreal.

ddrintn on January 31, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Hagel: If confirmed, I’ll be sure to learn much more about the Defense department
posted

The question is, does he have the ability?

Lily on January 31, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Hammina, hammina, hammina hammina.

Pork-Chop on January 31, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Cody1991 on January 31, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Therefore the populace is inept.

It’s still a relatively free land.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:23 PM

This is ridiculous. We cannot have people this freaking stupid running the DOD.

Connie on January 31, 2013 at 6:23 PM

OUCH! OUCH!! OUCH!!!

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Resist We Much:Lol,a nice row of Tweets!:)

canopfor on January 31, 2013 at 6:23 PM

ddrintn isn’t that the truth. Rand Paul’s amendment to stop the F16s and tanks going to Egypt failed with only 19 Rs voting for it.

Pathetic

CoffeeLover on January 31, 2013 at 6:24 PM

If the GOP can’t find it in them to filibuster a tool of this magnitude they might as well just give up and go home.

I can’t think of a senator off the top of my head who has made such a favorable impression over a short period of time as Ted Cruz. Dude’s only been there for a few weeks and he’s owning it.

Mark1971 on January 31, 2013 at 6:18 PM

100% agree.

He’s been very good at both hearings…He nailed the farce of Feinstein’s gun law as well.

Glad he’s there in the senate representing Texas conservatives.

workingclass artist on January 31, 2013 at 6:26 PM

What does this say about Obama?

- The administration was supposed to prep him
- Hagel was reported (by Ambinder, iirc) to be a very close advisor to the president on military affairs. Is Obama impressed by him, does Obama agree with him, or has Hagel ujst been a yes man to Obama?

MayBee on January 31, 2013 at 6:26 PM

If you don’t already know a lot about DoD, you shouldn’t even be under consideration.

This idiot is further proof that this administration must be actively trying to destroy our military.

dentarthurdent on January 31, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Good God he shouldn’t get one yes vote.

gophergirl on January 31, 2013 at 6:27 PM

WJ Global Zero ‏@GlobalZeroWJ

Good luck to Global Zero supporter Chuck Hagel in his Senate confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense #GlobalZero

WJ Global Zero ‏@GlobalZeroWJ

#LT his appointment will be a big step in fulfilling our cause!
===============================================================

https://twitter.com/freebeacon

canopfor on January 31, 2013 at 6:27 PM

We cannot have people this freaking stupid running the DOD.

We already do. People this freaking stupid are currently running amok in most, if not all, federal departments. They also infect much of local and state government.

hawkeye54 on January 31, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Therefore the populace is inept.

It’s still a relatively free land.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:23 PM

True. I see it every day.

Depressing. ‘Nuff said.

Cody1991 on January 31, 2013 at 6:27 PM

David Limbaugh ‏@DavidLimbaugh

Here’s an ex. of MSM: Chris Cillizza at WaPo says how bad Hagel did, yet says he’ll be confirmed bc Dem support for O, yet doesn’t criticize

ddrintn on January 31, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Good God he shouldn’t get one yes vote.

gophergirl on January 31, 2013 at 6:27 PM

that is exactly what Levin is screaming on the radio right now

CoffeeLover on January 31, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Hagel: If confirmed, I’ll be sure to learn much more about the Defense department

A perfect nominee from a president who had no executive experience at any level.

aunursa on January 31, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Obama needs dunces to make him appear smart.

Hagel will be a perfect capo for Obama, with the perfect excuse of a R “agreeing” with him.

Hagel is a malicious dunce. He’ll be a much better fit for Obama than Panetta, who’s a nice dunce.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Exactly.

talkingpoints on January 31, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Ben Domenech @bdomenech

As I said from the beginning, the problem with Hagel isn’t Israel – it’s that he’s not very bright, and he’s a dick about it.

For this admin. it’s a plus.

Wake up America.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Can’t help thinking perhaps this guy was intended as a first round sacrifice, and once he’s been booted, Obumble will nominate the military-hating libtard he REALLY wants as SECDEF – to ensure our military is completely destroyed in the next 4 years.

dentarthurdent on January 31, 2013 at 6:29 PM

ddrintn isn’t that the truth. Rand Paul’s amendment to stop the F16s and tanks going to Egypt failed with only 19 Rs voting for it.

Pathetic

CoffeeLover on January 31, 2013 at 6:24 PM

No worse than that….It’s shameful.

workingclass artist on January 31, 2013 at 6:30 PM

“Hagel” is Iranian for “schmuck”.

kingsjester on January 31, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Hagel’s been so ridiculously bad today that not even otherwise sympathetic media can spin it.

No kidding. Only MJ Rosenberg was pleased and that was because Hagel was “happily, he’s lying about Israel.”

Here are a few tweets from the other side of the aisle (they sound remarkably similar to the ones that I posted above from the right, which only proves that HAGEL WAS TRULY AN EPIC FAIL):

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

Certainly seems like it on twitter RT @buzzfeedandrew This Hagel hearing is a disaster.

— AdamSerwer (@AdamSerwer) January 31, 2013

I think Hagel is engaged now in Jewsplaining.

— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) January 31, 2013

Hagel has written chapters on Iraq and on the Middle East. So we’re cool.

— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) January 31, 2013

Did Hagel just call Iran’s government “elected and legitimate”?

— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) January 31, 2013

Hagel is floundering through one policy answer after another. IRGC terrorism, Iraq surge, nukes.

— attackerman (@attackerman) January 31, 2013

“I support the president’s strong position on containment. I think that’s right.” Um, you meant prevention, right #Hagel?

— attackerman (@attackerman) January 31, 2013

#Hagel just stumbled over whether Iran govt is “legitimate” or “elected.” Fodder for oppo

— Ron Kampeas (@kampeas) January 31, 2013

Yikes, now he said he “supports the president’s position on containment.” #Hagel

— Ron Kampeas (@kampeas) January 31, 2013

Watching Hagel stumbling at Senate hearing. Recalling Brennan gaffes after Abbottabad. DoD and CIA not in best of hands, alas.

— Ed Husain (@Ed_Husain) January 31, 2013

Basically, Hagel does not seem very sharp.

— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) January 31, 2013

Hagel not particularly swift on his feet. Missed opportunity to push back vs. McCain. “Senator, you want another war in the Middle East?”

— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) January 31, 2013

Hagel is a little awkward here

— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) January 31, 2013

Sen. Hagel’s confirmation hearing performance was brilliant. / #slatepitches

— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) January 31, 2013

Not impressed by Hagel so far. This is one of the toughest jobs in govt. He needs to do better.

— Tom Wright (@thomaswright08) January 31, 2013

Hey, idiots, ya know, maybe when we oppose someone, you should consider that we have good, principled reasons for doing so instead of screaming “YOU JUST OPPOSE HIM BECAUSE PRESIDENT OBAMA NOMINATED HIM AND THERE’S A BLACK MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE! YOU BITTER, BITTER CLINGER!!!”

Hagel, hold the lox & cream cheese: It’s what the Iranians want for breakfast.

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Biden: “…right now I don’t believe he (hussein) is (ready to be president). The presidency is not something that leads itself to on-the-job training”.

Hagel: If confirmed, I’ll be sure to learn much more about the Defense department

I think I see a pattern here!

TeaPartyNation on January 31, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Is this the best that they’ve got??

dude…

ted c on January 31, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Note all the leftards of HA defending his ineptness, in droves.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Glad he’s there in the senate representing Texas conservatives.

workingclass artist on January 31, 2013 at 6:26 PM

He’s representing all conservatives. For your viewing pleasure, the trailer for “Cruz Unplugged – The Movie”

Exhibit A as to why we needed Ted Cruz in the Senate (Update: Exhibit B — Chuck Hagel)

TxAnn56 on January 31, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Rick Perry opposed sending Ted Cruz up to the SEnate and wanted some other milk toast jerk off to fill that seat.

ted c on January 31, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Hagel, hold the lox & cream cheese: It’s what the Iranians want for breakfast.

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Heh, pure bacon!!!

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Rick Perry opposed sending Ted Cruz up to the SEnate and wanted some other milk toast jerk off to fill that seat.

ted c on January 31, 2013 at 6:32 PM

I’ve come to realize the Perry is one big clumsy dick.

Mr. Arrogant on January 31, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Likely he will be confirmed. Shame really. Weak.

Bmore on January 31, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Rick Perry opposed sending Ted Cruz up to the SEnate and wanted some other milk toast jerk off to fill that seat.

ted c on January 31, 2013 at 6:32 PM

In fairness to Perry – the other was his lt. gov. There is a lot to be said for loyalty.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Can’t help thinking perhaps this guy was intended as a first round sacrifice, and once he’s been booted,

dentarthurdent on January 31, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Hagel is a bumbling idiot who claims to be a Republican. It all fits nicely with BO’s tactics…… makes Republicans look like the stereotypical morons the administration and LSM proclaim them to be….. and if Hagel is confirmed, he will be BO’s tool.

Low information voters will never figure it out.

Cody1991 on January 31, 2013 at 6:34 PM

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog

Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the show? #Hagel

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23hagel

canopfor on January 31, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 6:30 PM

They have no idea how to draw the line anymore. Way too many of these Rs are useless.

CoffeeLover on January 31, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Note all the leftards of HA defending his ineptness, in droves.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Take comfort in what that implies, Schadenfreude:

They can’t tell he’s stupid.

Axe on January 31, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Cody1991 on January 31, 2013 at 6:34 PM

I’d rather have Maxine Waters in place than this malicious dummy pretender.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Ted Cruz Cites Chuck Hagel Al Jazeera Interview At Confirmation Hearing (VIDEO)

I’m telling you…

… in all of this dark gloom that surrounds us in these years of Obowma, Sen. Cruz is like a ray of sunshine breaking through the black clouds above.

Seven Percent Solution on January 31, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Ted Cruz………..me likey (so far).

PappyD61 on January 31, 2013 at 6:38 PM

to ensure our military is completely destroyed in the next 4 years.

It’ll be destroyed as we’ve known it. It will likely continue to exist in a much weakened form to pose no threat to anyone other than, perhaps, our own citizens.

hawkeye54 on January 31, 2013 at 6:38 PM

“Hagel” is Iranian for “schmuck”.

kingsjester on January 31, 2013 at 6:30 PM

kingsjester:Haha,good one:)

canopfor on January 31, 2013 at 6:39 PM

I’d rather have Maxine Waters in place than this malicious dummy pretender.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:37 PM

That made me spit out my coffee!

CoffeeLover on January 31, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Note all the leftards of HA defending his ineptness, in droves.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Water seeks it’s own level….. or,

Stupid libs naturally self segregate.

Cody1991 on January 31, 2013 at 6:39 PM

We have a learn-on-the-job President, why not a Sec. Def. too?

What’s the worst that could happen?

Socratease on January 31, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Rick Perry opposed sending Ted Cruz up to the SEnate and wanted some other milk toast jerk off to fill that seat.

ted c on January 31, 2013 at 6:32 PM

You’re right he supported Dewhurst.

He was wrong.

I wanted Cruz to stay in Texas to be our next Atty. Gen. because I thought Abbott was running for governor in 2014 & we need a strong Atty. Gen. to fight King Obama and his fascists.

Abbott might not run in 2014 if Perry runs.

I was wrong & glad I was wrong.

Ted Cruz won his race and has already proven to be his own man and a good conservative for Texas.

workingclass artist on January 31, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Ed O’Keefe ‏@edatpost

Via @rajivwashpost: At #Hagel hearing, 136 mentions of Israel and 135 of Iran. Only 27 refs to Afghanistan. 2 for Al Qaeda. 1 for Mali.

canopfor on January 31, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Hagel is currently a professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, chairman of the Atlantic Council, and co-chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.

Incredible.

Mr. Arrogant on January 31, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Cody1991 on January 31, 2013 at 6:34 PM

I’d rather have Maxine Waters in place than this malicious dummy pretender.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:37 PM

That is brilliant. Quite honestly, I can’t think of a better choice to turn this travesty around, the country, that is.

Seriously. I mean it. I guess I still believe there are enough people who are smart enough to care about their own self preservation.

Cody1991 on January 31, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Mrs. Heinz gave stupid Kerry the dog house keys, let him out…and she rejoices.

Hagel is a malicious dunce.

With Obama they make for an incredilby inept and destructive triumverate.

Pity the once free and great land.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Rick Perry opposed sending Ted Cruz up to the SEnate and wanted some other milk toast jerk off to fill that seat.

ted c on January 31, 2013 at 6:32 PM

In fairness to Perry – the other was his lt. gov. There is a lot to be said for loyalty.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:34 PM

I think that had a lot to do with it. Dewhurst would have done whatever Cornyn told him to do…

But the times call for more than that…

workingclass artist on January 31, 2013 at 6:49 PM

I’d rather have Maxine Waters in place than this malicious dummy pretender.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2013 at 6:37 PM

EXACTLY! Let the Democrats OWN Obama’s dismantling of the military.

With Hagel, who doesn’t represent anyone to the RIGHT OF OBAMA, Obama gets to say – with regard to defence cuts, criticism of Israel, overtures to Iran, pattycake with Hamas and Hezbollah, kiss-assey-ness of Pallywood, etc:

“My CONSERVATIVE, REPUBLICAN Secretary of Defence, Chuck Hagel, COMPLETELY agrees with my policies. Only the most extreme elements disagree with my ‘common sense’ positions, which, as I said, are SUPPORTED WHOLEHEARTEDLY BY MY CONSERVATIVE, REPUBLICAN SECRETARY OF DEFENCE.”

Resist We Much on January 31, 2013 at 6:49 PM

The GOP should let Hagel be confirmed. He’ll make for an easy target over the next 4 years, and will keep the Obama administration back on its heels.

Stoic Patriot on January 31, 2013 at 6:49 PM

The Iranian Iatola’s were seen high fiving each other while watching Hagel give answers.

portlandon on January 31, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Be careful what you wish for……..Plan b nomination for Def Sec could be someone even worse than Hagel!!!

PappyD61 on January 31, 2013 at 6:50 PM

And yet……..McCain voted to confirm ERIC HOLDER as Attorney General.

D.C. brilliance abounds.

PappyD61 on January 31, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Hagel & Obama are anti-jewish and Fascist.

Obama is dangerous.

Do Not Confirm Hagel.

workingclass artist on January 31, 2013 at 6:15 PM

The die was cast last November.
The disastrous epoch of the destruction of the republic and the planet known as “hope’n’change” is now unfolding.
Gird your loins like never before.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on January 31, 2013 at 6:52 PM

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