Random man confirmed by Senate to lead world’s greatest military

posted at 6:41 pm on February 26, 2013 by Allahpundit

He’s not random, though. A truly random man wouldn’t have earned the sturdy liberal support that Hagel’s Israel-focused Jew-baiting and left-of-Obama foreign policy brought him. In the end, despite weeks of dirt being dug up, not a single Democrat voted against him at any stage of the process. (That’s not including Reid’s no vote last week, as that was purely procedural.)

Which is not to say he’s a bad guy. It may be, as Chuck Schumer believes, that he’s just … slow. Congrats, America.

The final vote: 58-41, which is a bit closer than the 71-27 margin on cloture earlier today. There are 15 Republicans who think voters are too dumb to realize that the cloture vote is the one that assured Hagel’s confirmation and that, by voting yes on that and no on the meaningless final vote, they can pretend that they “opposed” Hagel. And in fairness, they’re probably right; most voters likely are that dumb. But let’s name those 15 anyway:

Alexander
Ayotte
Blunt
Burr
Chambliss
Coburn
Collins
Corker
Flake
Graham
Hatch
McCain
Murkowski
Sessions
Thune

The usual reason to vote yes on cloture and no on the final vote is out of deference to the president’s right, within limits, to pick the cabinet he wants. You don’t filibuster a guy just because his policy preferences tilt liberal; I wouldn’t even filibuster him for his musings on Israel, as objectionable as they are. If Obama wants a SecDef who thinks that way, that’s what America gets for reelecting him. Where the filibuster comes in is when the nominee simply isn’t qualified to do the job for which he’s been nominated. I can’t believe a single one of those 15, let alone the scores of Democrats who voted for this guy, seriously believes he’s prepared to run the Defense Department. They’re sticking the military with someone who, at best, will be an empty Republican suit while advisors who know what they’re doing, like Michele Flournoy, make the hard decisions. The next time McCain and Graham pound the table about defense cuts or O’s foreign policy, remember that they both voted to send Chuck Hagel on to the final vote. That’s how serious they are.

As for Republicans voting yes, there were four: Cochran, Johanns, Shelby, and … Rand Paul, who voted no twice on cloture. That’s the most bizarre vote array on a nominee I could imagine. You could vote yes on cloture and on confirmation if you thought Hagel was a meritorious nominee. You could vote no on both if you thought he wasn’t qualified. You could vote yes on cloture and no on confirmation if you thought Obama deserved enough deference as president to have his nominee face a final up-or-down vote. You could vote no on cloture and yes on the final vote, as Rand Paul did, if … why? Here’s Paul’s reasoning:

“I voted no because I wanted more information and I think that part of what the Senate does is try to get information about the nominees,” Paul told reporters in the basement of the Capitol after Hagel’s confirmation Tuesday. “I’ve said all along that I give the president some prerogative in choosing his political appointees.”

“There are many things I disagree with Chuck Hagel on, there are many things I disagree with John Kerry on, there are very few things I agree with the president on, but the president gets to choose political appointees,” Paul said.

Asked if he ever got the information he wanted about Hagel, Paul said that he hadn’t.

If “the president gets to choose political appointees” is sufficient reason to vote yes, then (a) we should get rid of the Senate’s advise-and-consent responsibility and (b) at the very least we should not be filibustering nominees, as Rand Paul voted to do twice. Even if he did that purely to squeeze the White House for more information, why would he vote yes on the final vote when they never gave him that information? And if the president’s entitled to his nominee of choice, why would Paul demand more info about Hagel in the first place? Just rubber-stamp him. Vote yes on every vote, no questions asked.

If you want to know the real reason Paul voted yes, read this. He overplayed his hand earlier today by voting no on cloture; he’s trying to walk a line between mainstream conservatives and his dad’s supporters and casting two votes for filibustering Hagel was, at a minimum, one too many for the latter group. So he did to the libertarians what McCain and Graham tried to do to conservatives — he voted the wrong way on the important vote, which was cloture, and then tried to appease them by voting their way on the meaningless final vote whose outcome was assured. Doubt it’ll work for him. He’ll have to make it up to them somehow.


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Random man confirmed by Senate to lead world’s once greatest military

Its greatness is not for much longer.

hawkeye54 on February 26, 2013 at 6:45 PM

The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree. I see that Rand Paul is as Israel hating as his nutjob father, and voted for Hagel.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on February 26, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Israel just lost their greatest Ally today.

portlandon on February 26, 2013 at 6:45 PM

The destruction of the American brand continues apace – right according to plan.

Midas on February 26, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Integrity is dead and this may be the straw that broke my camels back.

JPeterman on February 26, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Rand Paul, eh? Just couldn’t help himself – the family genes kicked in, I guess.

Midas on February 26, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Heck of a job GOP!

sauldalinsky on February 26, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Israel just lost their greatest Ally today.

It lost us as a great ally when Barry first took office. This just seals the deal.

hawkeye54 on February 26, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Integrity is dead and this may be the straw that broke my camels back.

JPeterman on February 26, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Mine died a-ways back.

Midas on February 26, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Heck of a job GOP!

The Party of Surrender.

hawkeye54 on February 26, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Humble apologies to our friends in Israel; the American people (well, most of us) stand with you still, even if our ridiculous politicians don’t.

Midas on February 26, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Ted Cruz didn’t go along with this.

bluegill on February 26, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Who gives a crap anymore? The more Obama gets his way, the faster this whole ride comes crashing down. Crash, burn, rebuild.

tdarrington on February 26, 2013 at 6:49 PM

The Reckoning is upon us.

portlandon on February 26, 2013 at 6:49 PM

He looks like bitter old man in that picture.

Oil Can on February 26, 2013 at 6:53 PM

The Reckoning is upon us.

It is noteworthy that we are fast approaching the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI in 2014.

hawkeye54 on February 26, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Random man confirmed by Senate to lead world’s greatest military

why so bitter?

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 6:55 PM

If Obama wants this guy, let’s give it to him. The people need to see that elections have consequences.

rndmusrnm on February 26, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Who gives a crap anymore? The more Obama gets his way, the faster this whole ride comes crashing down. Crash, burn, rebuild.
tdarrington on February 26, 2013 at 6:49 PM

I give a crap. Your response seems like that of a cowardly quitter.

bluegill on February 26, 2013 at 6:56 PM

“He was tearing up when we told him he was confirmed.”

-Sen. Chuck Schumer

portlandon on February 26, 2013 at 6:57 PM

It’s really no surprise that Rand Paul voted to help obama here. Lately, Paul has been trying to convince conservatives and Republiacns that he supports a strong U.S. military and views Israel as an important ally, but, his vote today proves otherwise.

Siding with obama and voting in favor of Hagel is a shocking act of TREASON that will weaken our national security, allow obama to gut our military and abandon our relationship with Israel. Rand Paul has sided with the enemy – this is unforgivable.

So, how long before Paul abandons this little pledge …

(Feb 21) Yesterday I issued my final letter to Brennan. I intend to filibuster his nomination if this letter goes unanswered.

Rand Paul can no longer be trusted to do his job.

Pork-Chop on February 26, 2013 at 6:57 PM

I give a crap. Your response seems like that of a cowardly quitter.

bluegill on February 26, 2013 at 6:56 PM

As if YOU were such a staunch conservative? Give us a f*cking break.

We can no longer prevent Obama getting what he wants.

MelonCollie on February 26, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Rand Paul….. tsk tsk

El_Terrible on February 26, 2013 at 6:59 PM

why so bitter?

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 6:55 PM

That a guy who’s obviously unqualified was confirmed for a crucial leadership position? Why aren’t you?

Allahpundit on February 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM

So when does he start his OJT????

BigWyo on February 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Cruz, Rubio voted against Hagel.

bluegill on February 26, 2013 at 7:01 PM

“He was tearing up when we told him he was confirmed.”

-Sen. Chuck Schumer

d

What could be more fitting for managing our military than such a sensitive SoD.

hawkeye54 on February 26, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Rand Paul is shameless. A total embarrassment. He’s clueless if he thinks his meaningless symbolic vote that changes absolutely nothing is going to buy him a dime’s worth of grace from the libertarians he’s been pissing on throughout this debacle.

Armin Tamzarian on February 26, 2013 at 7:01 PM

The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree. I see that Rand Paul is as Israel hating as his nutjob father, and voted for Hagel.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on February 26, 2013 at 6:45 PM

the Whaaambulance arrives right on cue. You’re like a liberal calling their opposition racist because they oppose Obama. Rand told everyone ahead of time that when it comes down to it, the President gets to pick his cabinet. Rand voted for Kerry as Sec of State. You were never a Rand Paul guy so your opinion here is not a surprise.

rndmusrnm on February 26, 2013 at 7:01 PM

That a guy who’s obviously unqualified was confirmed for a crucial leadership position? Why aren’t you?

Allahpundit on February 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Because he makes for a great set of talking points on social issues and gives us a chance to get the upper-hand on foreign policy.

I’m psyched.

Stoic Patriot on February 26, 2013 at 7:02 PM

That a guy who’s obviously unqualified was confirmed for a crucial leadership position? Why aren’t you?

Allahpundit on February 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM

we clearly disagree on his qualifications but this tantrum is unbecoming.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 7:02 PM

why so bitter?
sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Lets put an incompetent fool as the head of your house and ask the same question.

nobar on February 26, 2013 at 7:03 PM

The GOP will ALWAYS betray you. tattoo that on your forehead please.

GhoulAid on February 26, 2013 at 7:03 PM

And, speaking of GOP surrender and acts of TREASON … it looks like the Rubio/obama/McCain amnesty plan is a GO.

McCain & Graham had a hot and passionate session with obama today … praise obama for pledging to do “whatever is necessary” to ram through amnesty for illegals …

http://twitchy.com/2013/02/26/uh-oh-sen-john-mccain-president-obama-have-excellent-meeting-on-immigration-reform/

Pork-Chop on February 26, 2013 at 7:04 PM

I give a crap. Your response seems like that of a cowardly quitter.

bluegill on February 26, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Obama is trying to collapse the system to rebuild it closer to his heart’s desire. We have to be ready to fight that. The coward’s approach is to think we can vote our way out of this mess.

tdarrington on February 26, 2013 at 7:05 PM

We deserve this loser. We voted in his boss. Elections, sigh, have consequences, painful and evil ones.

thebrokenrattle on February 26, 2013 at 7:05 PM

“He was tearing up when we told him he was confirmed.”

-Sen. Chuck Schumer

portlandon on February 26, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be crying right about now!

redguy on February 26, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Who gives a crap anymore? The more Obama gets his way, the faster this whole ride comes crashing down. Crash, burn, rebuild.

tdarrington on February 26, 2013 at 6:49 PM

I’m not saying you don’t have a point, but when a guy like Obama is never held accountable for anything, it doesn’t really matter whether or not everything crashes and burns, nor how long it takes.

The unemployment rate could skyrocket to 12%, the stock market could crash down to 8,000 and an American landmark could be attacked by terrorists, and Obama would still not be held accountable – for any of it.

Aizen on February 26, 2013 at 7:06 PM

we clearly disagree on his qualifications but this tantrum is unbecoming.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 7:02 PM

What’s unbecoming is you, flatulance, and brainfree every single God-blessed time you slither out from under your rocks and proceed to demonstrate why the Democray’s mascot is a jacka$$.

MelonCollie on February 26, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Why aren’t you?

Allahpundit on February 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Because people like that are just contrary a$$holes.

They could stick some one like David Duke in there and sequepudlian would still ask the same question as long as people with more common sense than a horse turd(not liberals)had a problem with it.

BigWyo on February 26, 2013 at 7:06 PM

we clearly disagree on his qualifications but this tantrum is unbecoming.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Says the idiot who more than likely didn’t watch the confirmation hearings.

JPeterman on February 26, 2013 at 7:06 PM

its not that hard to run the defense department…hagel will have a lot of competent underling to do the real work

nonpartisan on February 26, 2013 at 7:06 PM

The only purpose this serves is for Obama to be able to say a Republcan did it when it all crashes.

ctmom on February 26, 2013 at 7:06 PM

A truly random man wouldn’t have earned the sturdy liberal support that Hagel’s Israel-focused Jew-baiting and left-of-Obama foreign policy brought him

If there was another election today, 70% of American Jews will vote Democratic, who are we kidding? Since they don’t care, I couldn’t care less. It seems to me just about every group has tuned the GOP out.
The GOP stands for absolutely nothing, if you are going to waste time and energy screaming that a guy is not qualified to run the world’s largest military, do something about it or shut the f@@k up.

celticdefender on February 26, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Obama is trying to collapse the system to rebuild it closer to his heart’s desire. We have to be ready to fight that. The coward’s approach is to think we can vote our way out of this mess.

tdarrington on February 26, 2013 at 7:05 PM

If Obama crashes the system, he sure as hell won’t be around to re-build it……

redguy on February 26, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Hagel and Joe Biden ought to get along well. They’ll have a lot in common.

Philly on February 26, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Random man confirmed by Senate to lead world’s greatest military

Hey, let’s be fair. He simply tailored his resumé to match the job description on usajobs.gov website.

Chuck Hagel
————

Likes: Dear Liar
Dislikes: Teh Joos

Kataklysmic on February 26, 2013 at 7:08 PM

we clearly disagree on his qualifications but this tantrum is unbecoming.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 7:02 PM

What are his qualifications? Voting to invade Iraq, then against the surge? Opposing the sort of Iran sanctions that ended up being the cornerstone of Obama’s Iran policy? Calling for U.S.-led peacekeepers in the Palestinian territories?

His qualification is that he served honorably in the military. So did millions of other people.

Allahpundit on February 26, 2013 at 7:08 PM

I’d like to make Aliyah someday, if I outlive the Mister by a LOOOOONG time. If that happens-may my wonderful husband live very long-I hope there’s still an Israel for me to move to.
AM YISRAEL CHAI!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Rand Paul is shameless. A total embarrassment. He’s clueless if he thinks his meaningless symbolic vote that changes absolutely nothing is going to buy him a dime’s worth of grace from the libertarians he’s been pissing on throughout this debacle.

Armin Tamzarian on February 26, 2013 at 7:01 PM

I think I somehow missed the reason why the libertarians are hell bent on confirming such a pitiful excuse for competence. This guy is a crap sandwich value meal. Why all the outrage at his no votes? I’m super pissed at him for voting yes. I’m from Lexington, KY and had such high hopes for this guy..

And honestly, if confirming someone like Hagel is what the libertarians want I guess this is a point where we part ways. I just can’t wrap my head around it.

preallocated on February 26, 2013 at 7:10 PM

If Obama crashes the system, he sure as hell won’t be around to re-build it……

redguy on February 26, 2013 at 7:07 PM

He has a plan. Don’t think for a second that he is just flying by the seat of his pants everyday. He is better at getting people to underestimate him than Bush.

tdarrington on February 26, 2013 at 7:10 PM

celticdefender on February 26, 2013 at 7:07 PM

*cradle-conservative Jooo grrl waves a hello*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 7:10 PM

“He was tearing up when we told him he was confirmed.”

-Sen. Chuck Schumer

I’m trying to visualize Gen. Patton tearing up at being handed command of the Seventh Army. It’s just not working for me, sorry.

IndieDogg on February 26, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Just freaggin great,there goes the d*mn neighbourHood!
(sarc)

canopfor on February 26, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Rand Paul is shameless. A total embarrassment. He’s clueless if he thinks his meaningless symbolic vote that changes absolutely nothing is going to buy him a dime’s worth of grace from the libertarians he’s been pissing on throughout this debacle.
Armin Tamzarian on February 26, 2013 at 7:01 PM

So commitment to ideology is more important than seeing an idiot as an idiot? Libertarians deserve their 1% vote share and nothing more.

nobar on February 26, 2013 at 7:14 PM

GOP = Group of P*ssies.

bbinfl on February 26, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Bags Hagel.

Resist We Much on February 26, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Don’t worry everybody. Chuck Hagel Fake R-HAMAS,Hezbollah, Iranian Mullahs, take your pick, has told us that Valerie Jarrett will be telling him what to do. Oh, Shitte…

Lance Murdock on February 26, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Israel just lost their greatest Ally today.
It lost us as a great ally when Barry first took office. This just seals the deal.

hawkeye54 on February 26, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Yet, over 70% of American Jews voted for Barry and the Democratic senators who voted to confirm Hagel. It’s like they are running to catch the last train to Auchwitz.

bw222 on February 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM

What are his qualifications? Voting to invade Iraq, then against the surge? Opposing the sort of Iran sanctions that ended up being the cornerstone of Obama’s Iran policy? Calling for U.S.-led peacekeepers in the Palestinian territories?

His qualification is that he served honorably in the military. So did millions of other people.

Allahpundit on February 26, 2013 at 7:08 PM

two purple hearts, founded a successful company and served as president and ceo at others, served 2 term in the senate and sat on key committees including foreign relations and intel. teaches at georgetown. chairman of the atlantic council.

but, based on one hearing, blogger declares him an incompetent degenerate and reacts with incoherent rage when he’s confirmed. it’s really bizarre behavior.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM

So commitment to ideology is more important than seeing an idiot as an idiot? Libertarians deserve their 1% vote share and nothing more.

nobar on February 26, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Your basis for calling him an idiot is… what, exactly? A crappy confirmation hearing? Plenty of highly-qualified, smart people would choke during something like that.

Armin Tamzarian on February 26, 2013 at 7:19 PM

its not that hard to run the defense department…hagel will have a lot of competent underling to do the real work

nonpartisan on February 26, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Wasn’t that hard to run the State Department either, and Hillary did it. Oh yea…

scalleywag on February 26, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Bags Hagel.

Resist We Much on February 26, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Go to my twitter page, I just retweeted a picture of Hagel in his new uniform!

JPeterman on February 26, 2013 at 7:19 PM

but, based on one hearing, blogger declares him an incompetent degenerate and reacts with incoherent rage when he’s confirmed. it’s really bizarre behavior.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Come on, he was so awful even Gibbsy had to acknowledge it.

Chuck Schick on February 26, 2013 at 7:20 PM

No worries, the State run media will protect him from any bad stuff…the American public…not so much. Just like Dear Leader.

d1carter on February 26, 2013 at 7:22 PM

incoherent rage when he’s confirmed. it’s really bizarre behavior.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Incoherent rage????? You should reread your post before you hit submit and look foolish.

scalleywag on February 26, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Your basis for calling him an idiot is… what, exactly? A crappy confirmation hearing? Plenty of highly-qualified, smart people would choke during something like that.
Armin Tamzarian on February 26, 2013 at 7:19 PM

If he can’t be tasked to appear before the senate and honestly answer what his boss’ foreign policy is (or even do that before the press), and somehow you attribute that to “choking” then you fail basic PR. These Washington types are trained to look better. It’s all they live for for gods sake.

nobar on February 26, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Incoherent rage????? You should reread your post before you hit submit and look foolish.

scalleywag on February 26, 2013 at 7:22 PM

I wouldn’t call it incoherent, but he’s certainly made this personal. I don’t understand either why he feels the need to tear down Chuck Hagel.

Armin Tamzarian on February 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM

“…I can’t believe a single one of those 15, let alone the scores of Democrats who voted for this guy, seriously believes he’s prepared to run the Defense Department…”

Which brings into question just how many of those Senators are truly qualified to hold their office?

Another Drew on February 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM

two purple hearts, founded a successful company and served as president and ceo at others, served 2 term in the senate and sat on key committees including foreign relations and intel. teaches at georgetown. chairman of the atlantic council.

but, based on one hearing, blogger declares him an incompetent degenerate and reacts with incoherent rage when he’s confirmed. it’s really bizarre behavior.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Yet Chuck Schumer had to explain to him that the words he uttered were anti-semitic.

So smart, yet so stupid.

portlandon on February 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM

bw222 on February 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM

My mother moved left over the past few years of her life, but as far as I know-her last vote was a grudging vote for Mitt. My dad never voted for a dim in the general election. His first vote was for Goldwater.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Nothing but a dog and pony show. It’s absurd an anti-Semitic dim bulb gets the nod, helped along by the supposed opposition party no less.

As for Rand Paul, he’s going to end up alienating both sides and end up with no constituency at all.

changer1701 on February 26, 2013 at 7:26 PM

incoherent rage when he’s confirmed. it’s really bizarre behavior.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Speaking of rage….

there are forms of violence i actually condone.

sesquipedalian on December 11, 2012 at 4:48 PM

portlandon on February 26, 2013 at 7:26 PM

this is a side show; give Obama the cabinet he wants, he’ll be the one that will have to defend their failures (and the MSM)

burserker on February 26, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Et tu Rand… Double Facepalm…

antisocial on February 26, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Wasn’t that hard to run the State Department either, and Hillary did it. Oh yea…

Only cost the lives of four good men.
Across the Potomac, that’s not even a “coffee break”.

Another Drew on February 26, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Armin Tamzarian on February 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Chuck Hagel is an incompetent, unqualified Jew-hater.
That was easy.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Incoherent rage????? You should reread your post before you hit submit and look foolish.

scalleywag on February 26, 2013 at 7:22 PM

it’s all puerile feet stomping.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 7:28 PM

If he can’t be tasked to appear before the senate and honestly answer what his boss’ foreign policy is (or even do that before the press), and somehow you attribute that to “choking” then you fail basic PR. These Washington types are trained to look better. It’s all they live for for gods sake.

nobar on February 26, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Maybe Chuck Hagel isn’t a “Washington type” then. Maybe he’s a good old, cornfed Nebraska boy with some common-sense, old school conservative ideas of foreign policy that have been almost eradicated entirely from the modern GOP after decades of utterly destructive neoconservative influence.

Chuck Hagel is the Washington outsider that conservatives claim to want. Instead, they reject him because he’s not establishment enough on certain issues.

Armin Tamzarian on February 26, 2013 at 7:29 PM

JPeterman on February 26, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Hey, I’m now following you. My first name starts with a B-and has twerp in the address.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Armin Tamzarian on February 26, 2013 at 7:29 PM

No Ronulan, we’re rejecting him because he’s incompetent and hates Jooos.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Old & Busted: Cheese-eating surrender monkeys

New Hotness: Cocktail-swilling surrender GOPers.

Resist We Much on February 26, 2013 at 7:31 PM

two purple hearts, founded a successful company and served as president and ceo at others, served 2 term in the senate and sat on key committees including foreign relations and intel. teaches at georgetown. chairman of the atlantic council.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Well,
He’s has more in his resume than Obama did…

But at this point..
What difference does it make.

Electrongod on February 26, 2013 at 7:35 PM

why so bitter?

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 6:55 PM

.
Same reason you’re temporarily happy.

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Hey, I’m now following you. My first name starts with a B-and has twerp in the address.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Just saw it, followed back. And I’m not getting a haircut!

JPeterman on February 26, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Armin Tamzarian on February 26, 2013 at 7:29 PM

No Ronulan, we’re rejecting him because he’s incompetent and hates Jooos.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Even though there’s not a single piece of evidence that Chuck Hagel is even remotely antisemitic or harbors any prejudice or hatred towards Jews whatsoever, let’s just assume that this is the case for a second. Who cares? What relevance does that have to the position of defense secretary? I wonder why his other personal beliefs–some of which I strongly disagree with–haven’t been put under the same microscope that his supposed “antisemitism” has.

Armin Tamzarian on February 26, 2013 at 7:36 PM

two purple hearts, founded a successful company and served as president and ceo at others, served 2 term in the senate and sat on key committees including foreign relations and intel. teaches at georgetown. chairman of the atlantic council.

but, based on one hearing, blogger declares him an incompetent degenerate and reacts with incoherent rage when he’s confirmed. it’s really bizarre behavior.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Gotta love the hypocrisy of you effing sheeple. You spit on the military until it serves your purposes and then all of a sudden it is relevant. Here’s a clue for you chump that is a civilian post not a military one. Even your own dimoturds were not especially impressed with Hagel.

Anyone with half a lick of sense knows why you and your fellow hateful sheeple love this clown it’s only because your moronic presidope put him up for the post. If Bush would have put someone like this up you and your pathetic kind would have been screaming all over the place about what an idiot Bush was for putting a clown like Hagel up and how unqualified he is.

bbinfl on February 26, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Yet Chuck Schumer had to explain to him that the words he uttered were anti-semitic.

So smart, yet so stupid.

portlandon on February 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM

we all know it was schumer’s clumsy attempt to help. you’re insulting your readers’ intelligence by suggesting that it somehow reflects poorly on hagel.

and yes, so many conservative bloggers choosing to die on hagel hill makes this vote all that much sweeter.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Armin Tamzarian on February 26, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Given a choice btwn siding with the Fakestinians or with Israel, he’s almost always sided with the ‘Fakes’. You can not be anti -Israel w/ out being anti-Jewish. They go together.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 7:40 PM

we all know it was schumer’s clumsy attempt to help. you’re insulting your readers’ intelligence by suggesting that it somehow reflects poorly on hagel.

and yes, so many conservative bloggers choosing to die on hagel hill makes this vote all that much sweeter.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 7:38 PM

So Hagel’s not really antisemitic, he’s just really stupid.

Chuck Schick on February 26, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Pathetic, just pathetic

sadsushi on February 26, 2013 at 7:41 PM

two purple hearts, founded a successful company and served as president and ceo at others, served 2 term in the senate and sat on key committees including foreign relations and intel. teaches at georgetown. chairman of the atlantic council.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Based on that, you would think that he would have done better at that “one hearing”. If he can’t be bothered to prepare for that, why would he do any better in the actual position?

But anyway, the only real qualification he has that you care about is how useful he is to poke us in the eye.

Heck, it COULD have been a “random guy” and you would be all for it, only because it would have raised our hackles.

Jeff Weimer on February 26, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Armin Tamzarian on February 26, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Given a choice btwn siding with the Fakestinians or with Israel, he’s almost always sided with the ‘Fakes’. You can not be anti -Israel w/ out being anti-Jewish. They go together.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 7:40 PM

If you actually believe that, you’re not worth engaging. Congratulations on living up your screen name.

Armin Tamzarian on February 26, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Based on that, you would think that he would have done better at that “one hearing”. If he can’t be bothered to prepare for that, why would he do any better in the actual position?

But anyway, the only real qualification he has that you care about is how useful he is to poke us in the eye.

Heck, it COULD have been a “random guy” and you would be all for it, only because it would have raised our hackles.

Jeff Weimer on February 26, 2013 at 7:41 PM

That all depends on whether or not said “random guy” has ever said anything, in his life, that could be construed as unsupportive of Israel. For some reason, that is the exclusive litmus test many “conservatives” have for potential defense and foreign policy officials.

Armin Tamzarian on February 26, 2013 at 7:44 PM

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 7:02 PM

You’re an idiot.

Solaratov on February 26, 2013 at 7:45 PM

we all know it was schumer’s clumsy attempt to help. you’re insulting your readers’ intelligence by suggesting that it somehow reflects poorly on hagel.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Your mental gymnastics to convince yourself that Hagel’s anti-semitism is somehow Schumer’s fault is not surprising.

portlandon on February 26, 2013 at 7:46 PM

its not that hard to run the defense department…hagel will have a lot of competent underling to do the real work

nonpartisan on February 26, 2013 at 7:06 PM

In that case, why have a secretary of defense at all? Just have a committee to run the DoD.

You leftists really aren’t very bright at all.

Solaratov on February 26, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Solaratov on February 26, 2013 at 7:49 PM

If they were bright, they wouldn’t be leftists.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 7:51 PM

10 May 1940: Hitler invades France.

14 June 1940: The Nazis triumphantly march down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

22 June 1940: In the very same railway carriage in which the 1918 Armistice was signed and in the same chair in which Marshal Ferdinand Foch had sat when he faced the defeated German representatives, Hitler watched General Charles Huntziger sign the Second Armistice at Compiègne.

23 June 1940: Hitler and his entourage go sightseeing through Paris.

45 days.
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31 January 2013: Bags Hagel bombed in his Senate hearing.

26 February 2013: The victors sign unconditional surrender documents on the USS Obama.

27 days.

Resist We Much on February 26, 2013 at 7:51 PM

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