Obama and Hagel head into the bunker

Initially, I thought Chuck Hagel’s nomination was a joke or possibly a diversion for another. But no, Obama is set on it. Of course, its another divisive nomination. What other kind does he make?

He already has him on his team behind the scenes, which should not surprise anyone. Anyone with radical views will curry Obama’s favor. The more rad the better. We’ve already got a good strong whiff of Obama’s foreign policies.

But even fellow left-wing radical, Chucky Cheese Schumer, has reservations about Hagel’s foreign policy and anti-Israel stands. Wow, are there some “deeply held views” in his own party that Schumer cannot accept?


In The Telegragh:

Ted Cruz, a newly elected senator for Texas and a favourite of the Right-wing Tea Party movement, said that he too was “concerned” about Mr Hagel’s past statements. He accused Mr Obama of being “high on re-election”.

Being high on re-election is one way to put it. Maybe this will make the anti-Israel Democrats happy — then he only has to pacify the anti-God crowd. Anything that delights the anti-Israel crowd and Iranians is bound to please Obama.

Wewaselzippers reports:

Iranian State Press Gushes Over Likely Obama Defense Nominee Chuck Hagel As “Anti-Israel,” “Outspoken Critic Of Zionist Lobby”

Via Weekly Standard:

Iranian state press, Press TV, is praising President Barack Obama’s likely defense nominee as “anti-Israel,” according to a piece published on the propaganda outlet’s website. The piece is titled, “Obama expected to nominate anti-Israel Hagel as secretary of defense.”

The piece begins, “US President Barack Obama is expected to nominate former Senator Chuck Hagel, an outspoken critic of Israel, as the next Pentagon chief.” Hagel has not yet been officially nominated for the defense secretary position, but all indicators suggest he’s at the top of President Obama’s list.

And, with apparent glee, the piece points out, “Some in the Israeli lobby have reportedly reacted with alarm to reports of Hagel’s nomination as he is known as an outspoken critic of the Zionist lobby in Washington.”


National Journal

Schumer isn’t the only Democrat to watch as the confirmation battle begins. New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, the expected chair of the Foreign Relations Committee in the next Congress, is a leading Democratic hawk on Iran whose views on the subject are at odds with Hagel’s. Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, representing a swing state where Jewish voters are a key constituency, is another stalwart ally of Israel who is likely to be under pressure to oppose Hagel. And the minyan of Jewish Democratic senators, particularly Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Michigan Sen. Carl Levin and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, will be worth watching closely.

8 comments on “Obama and Hagel head into the bunker

  1. clyde says:

    No question this incompetent will do whatever his master bids. There was a GOOD reason Hagel was booted. He is definitely NOT conservative,and definitely not pro-ANYTHING that makes sense.Repubs need to find a spine,and shitcan this piss poor excuse.


    • bullright says:

      Clyde, they need a spine is right. One that says “who cares what happens when we oppose him?” Why do they always have to act so sensitive about what the tyrant does? Sensitivity never wins especcially over Obama.


  2. Davetherave says:

    Good subject and post Bull. I have no doubt the sumbitch is not going to appoint anyone that doesn’t goose step to his marching orders, but to be honest I’m not sure where I fall on Hagel’s nomination. He did use some inappropriate words several years ago concerning a “Jewish Lobby”, but name me one politician that hasn’t stuck their foot in their mouth at least once. Hagel even has the support of Jeremy Ben-Ami, President of J Street, a pro-Israel liberal Jewish lobby group. I’m certainly no expert on J Street, but it’s my understanding their mantra is to make US Jews understand Israeli Jews better and be supportive of Israel.

    I’m really not that familiar with Hagel, but it sounds like clyde is and I can’t remember one time I disagreed with clyde’s views. So; I’ll go with clyde and state Hagel shouldn’t get the position. One the other hand however; does anyone really expect for the Sumbitch to pick ANYONE that would be pro-Israel???? Hmmm…I made a pretty big comment while admitting I really don’t know all I should about J Street or Hagel. Kinda the sign of a bullshitter eh just like Obama???? 🙂


    • bullright says:

      Dave, He probably thought he could slide him through the radar, just because he’s Chuck Hagel. He’s been a thorn in the side to Repubs for years. I’m tired of him being used for everythng the left wants to use him for. “Even chuck Hagel said”…”We agree with those like Chuck Hagel” mantra. Even if he never did anything of recognition other than get elected. Now Obama wants to hang him around Republicans’ necks as ‘one of their own’. I never liked his politics, don’t think you can trust him, and he was part of what was wrong with RINOS. But then all those are why he probably gets confirmed.


    • bullright says:

      J Street enjoys support from Soros. They do seem to be going all out for Hagel. I guess any of those Dem fence sitters will be climbing aboard in short order.


      • Davetherave says:

        J Street is supported by Soros??? Well shit! How about we just disregard my first comment and I won’t shoot my mouth off anymore about crap I don’t know enough about….Damn, now I know what Brian R feels like all the time. 🙂


  3. I no longer question or wonder at anything this man does.
    I now have a different reaction to his whims, ideas, and proposals.
    It took me a long time to get here, but it’s the only response that now makes sense:

    —If Obama is for it, I’m against it.

    And yes, it really is that simple.


    • bullright says:

      JTR: that works for me. Its a pretty darn good litmus test. And if Obama supports a person, there’s a reason. But I suppose in the scheme of everything, as bad as evrything he does is, maybe it should not matter that much.



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