My prediction: They’re going to confirm him anyway. The only thing they really hate about him doing poorly in the hearing is that the Republicans now have no cover to explain why they’ll confirm him. I hope I’m wrong.

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  1. radargeek says:

    Hahaha! Ill-prepared? Did hagel forget to bring the 6-toys to play with these whimpering coward rinos?

  2. kwilder says:

    So he’s inept & incompetent… that just means he’ll fit right into the Obama administration. Obama can’t afford to have someone smart or competent around him… makes him look bad. Or, Hegel could have the the SoD ‘Ambassador Rice’, which is someone the administration doesn’t want that the senate can reject, making way for the person the administration actually does want in the position. Where is Michael Moore, anyway?

  3. Shifra says:

    The foreign policy strategy of the Obama Regime is… wait for it… *no* strategy. So yes, Hagel would fit right in.

    I almost felt sorry for Hagel yesterday. He seemed confused and bewildered.

    But then I remembered all the disgusting things he said about Israel.

    And here’s a Hagel gem about the Armenian Holocaust:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/hagels-armenian-problem_695173.html

    You know how Tammy is right, 99.9 % of the time? Here’s hoping she is wrong about Hagel getting confirmed.

    • Kitten says:

      Tammy said it best in the DTB last night when she said the people all around Obama are getting sloppy and they’re full of excuses. To your point, Shifra; his comments about the Armenian Holocaust weren’t just insensitive and dangerous, they were ignorant. He (literally) doesn’t have a clue, this man. Um, I’m sensing a pattern with this guy.

      I would offer, Obama’s strategy is unchanged from his 2008 campaign to “fundamentally change America”…by destroying her. That’s the strategy.

      Nominating misfits and idiots and liberal progressives to key positions of authority are all a part of the plan. Hagel as Defense Secretary would be laughable if it didn’t come at such a crucial time. Tammy’s right, if confirmed, he’ll do absolutely nothing and it’ll all fall apart. He said, “I’ll lead by taking responsibility”. So what does that mean? How many service men and women and resources do we have to lose? When the stuff hits the fan, he’ll gladly take the blame. He said so. He has already fallen on his sword for Obama.

      Well, I say let’s do our part to call ‘em out when they pull this crap and disrupt their efforts by kicking their arse (as hard as we possibly can).

      It’s our duty!

    • Maynard says:

      Hagel’s position on the Armenian genocide is pretty shocking. It’s fashionable in some circles to stand up against those pushy Jews, but I’d think he couldn’t get away with equivocating on this issue; not in a sane world, anyway.

      To play partial devil’s advocate, I’d be sympathetic if he’d said something along the lines of “The genocide happened, and Turkey should face up to it; however at this moment in history we need Turkish cooperation in stabilizing Iraq and addressing Iran, and we’d be damaging our chances of peaceful resolutions if our lawmaking body pushes this button. So let’s not force the hands of the State Department.”

      And some of his words did reflect something of that sentiment. HOWEVER, Hagel went on to other more disturbing comments. Shifra’s article quotes him: “I think the better way to deal with this is to leave it open to historians and others to decide what happened and why.” Right. Maybe the genocide happened, maybe it didn’t; who am I to say? There is no truth, there is only the argument of “experts”. This is a mindset that has abdicated human responsibility.

      • Alain41 says:

        If you have no principles, it is natural for you to translate toward; Who am I to decide? It’s the President’s decision or the Supreme Court’s decision or the UN’s decision or anyone but me. Liberal Republican.

  4. otlset says:

    Obama would like to have the compliant and like-minded Hagel, no matter how boneheaded he is, to burnish his coming glorious legacy. Let it be said now and unto future generations that Obama the Great did his bipartisan best for the country, even going so far as choosing a Republican for his Secretary of Defense! Whatta Prez!

  5. LucyLadley says:

    How many people in D.C. put their country over their party?

  6. plaisir says:

    I’m shocked, shocked I tell you, that there’s incompetence in the Obama regime!

  7. strider says:

    He’s halfway under the bus now. Perfect fall guy for the administration.

  8. TX Soldier254 says:

    At some point Chucky wil be confirmed, ‘what difference does it make’(spoken by the “smartest” woman in America.

  9. FrankRemley says:

    Hagel appears to have studied his foreign policy at the International House of Pancakes.

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