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Hagel in Big Trouble

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:11 pm

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46 Responses to “Hagel in Big Trouble”

  1. Always.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  2. lol

    he’s still the secretary of defense foodstamp deserves

    especially now that nobody not even erin burnett outfront with her boobies can pretend represents the republican party

    happyfeet (acd614)

  3. can pretend *he* represents I mean

    happyfeet (acd614)

  4. Oh, you never know what Big Media will help someone overcome.

    But he is going to have to overcome a RATHER large hurdle.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  5. Or so I am led to understand.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  6. if it’s a bigger hurdle than the general lack of respect he commands amongst even the food stamp party he’s in quite a pickle


    be careful what you wish for

    better the neutered chronically constipated concern troll you know than the devil you don’t

    happyfeet (acd614)

  7. Over the years, I’ve learned that when Patterico uses those words, they can be counted on.

    Bradley J. Fikes (a05b45)

  8. Is it a Stranahan find, because it’s hard to imagine one more outrageous revelation then what
    Breitbart, the Daily Caller, the Free Beacon has uncovered

    narciso (3fec35)

  9. Glad to hear of it, hope worse for Brennan.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  10. I trust Patterico implicitly.

    I never trust our feckless loyal opposition (GOP).

    Ed from SFV (10f8ac)

  11. I have a great deal of respect for Marines.

    I understand Hagel was once a Marine.

    I have a great deal of contempt for Hagel.

    The two don’t fit well together.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  12. Let me elaborate.

    Had Hagel declared himself unworthy of being SecDef, privately, I would have no problem with him. Intead he demonstrated himself unworthy of being SecDef, while crawling for the job.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  13. *Intead = instead*

    Steve57 (60a887)

  14. Oh, I hope you are right, Patterico. But the Left is AMAZING regarding its own hypocrisy. For example, on Twitter, there was a nasty bit claiming that Republicans don’t believe that all rape is rape, with the hashtag #youmightbeaRepublican. Of course, I wanted to ask about the Whoopi Goldbergian definition of rape regarding Roman Polanski. With the hashtag #thatsdifferent.

    Heck, they were all parroting that freakish dwarf Reich’s latest class warfare diatribe…and were very, very unhappy to learn that Professor Reich makes >1.5 million dollars per year. Hey, I wonder about his tax write offs? Why he doesn’t lead by example, being a rich guy and all?


    Anyway, my point is that the Left can overlook any number of things to get what it wants. And it doesn’t even have to make sense, let alone be consistent.

    Fingers crossed.

    Simon Jester (693dd1)

  15. Speaking of feckless, Jebbie says he’d be another LBJ if given the chance.

    Who asked? Timeout for you.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  16. I went over to National Reviiew and collected this bit of intel.

    “I don’t believe he is qualified, but I don’t believe that we should hold up his nomination any further,” McCain said.

    The Senate is all kinds of cool with an unqualified SecDef.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  17. Bob Woodward says some Dem senators are calling the WH to ask if Hagel is really the best choice and if he will withdraw.

    elissa (a9f93b)

  18. Here is the link;

    no,they don’t want to be mikey from the life cereal commercial if they can help it.

    narciso (3fec35)

  19. oh hey Lassie!

    what’s that?

    Hagel fell down the well?

    it’s time to get you to the groomer’s girl

    c’mon sweetie git in the car

    happyfeet (acd614)

  20. “I don’t believe he is qualified, but I don’t believe that we should hold up his nomination any further,” McCain said.

    Ahh, there’s the old John McCain we all know and love. Right up there with his getting weak-kneed and nervous about the perils of global warming, while living happily in a sweaty, drought-stricken environment like Arizona.

    Mark (5943ab)

  21. I think we all know the main problem is the one nominating people for the cabinet, and to me it is unclear at what point it makes a difference to oppose a given nomination. (I guess I would oppose Bill Ayers for Sec. of Defense or Homeland Security).

    I mean, we’ve already given the green light to JF (Genghis Khan) Kerry.

    But the PowerLine folks think the nominee for Treasury is even worse.

    I think governing is more important than political maneuvering. But as I said, the governing is pretty much determined already, and I think the most important thing at the moment, sad to say, is to maneuver for the 2014 elections. But I don’t know just how Cabinet positions come into play with that.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  22. Spitting mad would be an understatement at this point (what does it matter, Senator).

    The U.S. did not keep Japan abreast of the talks, “Although the visits had potential implications for Japan,” the newspaper said.

    State Department officials told Japan’s Foreign Ministry to stop asking about the meetings, saying such inquiries “would harm bilateral relations” between the U.S. and Japan, according to the Shimbun.

    Hagel is just a ******** sympton.

    Arms race in East Asia, anyone?

    And, no, I didn’t keep track of how many asteteriks I used.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  23. Nor did I keep track of my spelling. We are such a ******* ally, aren’t we?

    More asterisks for you.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  24. Those never get out of hand, oh wait they do, that’s how we ended up with Pearl Harbor,

    narciso (3fec35)

  25. If I were Japan I’d build a bomb.

    Japan could do it. Besides, this administration wants to give a tongue job to every gub’mint that wants to build a bomb.

    Excuse me while I hurl in memory of my country.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  26. What year did they stop teaching real world history in American grade schools and high schools?

    elissa (a9f93b)

  27. Was that directed at me, elissa?

    Because I think real world history is going to teach Japan, if it already hasn’t that having a neighbor with a nuke on the Korean peninsula and no friend in the US just ain’t a happening place.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  28. If I took anyone the wrong way, did I mention I was spitting mad? Sorry.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  29. No Steve. It’s a general question–not addressed to you. I think most people on this blog know more basic history than the president does (perhaps partly because he attended lower grades elsewhere and was high in college) But what is Hagel’s and Hillary’s excuse?

    elissa (a9f93b)

  30. elissa asked, “What year did they stop teaching real world history in American grade schools and high schools?”

    I couldn’t say for sure, but I do notice a sharp increase in heavy-handed self-serving propaganda during the run up to the war between the states.

    Then again, I expect Native Americans might have a few observations to make concerning one sided accounts of Andrew Jackson’s (D-TN) military adventures in Georgia and Alabama against the Red Sticks.

    ropelight (a285c3)

  31. ropelight— 🙂

    elissa (a9f93b)

  32. elissa:

    (perhaps partly because he attended lower grades elsewhere and was high in college)

    Good one, especially because it’s true.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  33. I would characterize Chuck Hagel as being about as smart as a bag full of hammers.

    But that would possibly imply that in some sense he’s weighty, or perhaps in some sense effective — both of which would be wrong.

    I guess he’s about as smart as the average throw pillow. One with buttons. You know: the ones that are a pain in the butt.

    Beldar (de838d)

  34. Like Julian Assuange, he attended like 5 colleges,
    ‘but that’s not important right now’

    narciso (3fec35)

  35. Palin attended a lot of colleges and she


    happyfeet (4bf7c2)

  36. You see the double standard,

    narciso (3fec35)

  37. He’s the perfect counter-weight to Babs Bouncer.

    askeptic (2bb434)

  38. He’s going to be SecDef.

    I ask you; didn anynone who signed how many years of their life to Uncle Sugar deserve this?

    Steve57 (60a887)

  39. *didn anynone*

    Steve57 (60a887)

  40. *anyone*

    sweet bejeebus.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  41. spelling isn’t my strong point today.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  42. i would still encourage people to enlist because even though you’d think the job market had been raped to everybody’s satisfaction here comes obamacare to rape it some more

    happyfeet (4bf7c2)

  43. plus the more bigger meanie mums whey jizz

    happyfeet (4bf7c2)

  44. elissa @30, I truly am sorry.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  45. Hagel, Brennan, et al is why I will never vote for a Dem for chief exec again. Senator, Congressman, hell, dogcatcher, ok. They don’t appoint people who will run huge agencies/departments. Chief Execs do, and I’ve learned (actually from Lawton Chiles in FL) never to trust a Dem Chief Exec again. Hagel needs to be swatted down, although with GOP friends like McCain we don’t need too many Dem enemies.

    NeoCon_1 (9dccdd)

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