Chuck Hagel Gets Chuck Schumer's Blessing, Will Be Next Secretary Of Defense

Chuck Schumer is seen as one of the Democrats top supporters of Israel (certainly in the Senate) so his thumbs up on Schumer will give cover to Democrats to vote for Hagel.

Ben Smith seems to think this means "The Pro-Israel Lobby" won.

The bad news for Hagel's allies among "realist" foreign policy thinkers and on the foreign policy left is that the nominee appears to have gotten Schumer's support by repudiating virtually everything they liked about him.

Schumer cites "several key assurances." I count about 12 points, most of them related to Israel and Iran, on which Hagel has reversed past positions or his perceived stances, points that now come across in Schumer's voice, but which he will have to presumably reiterate in his own words in televised hearings. This was always a likely endpoint of the battle over Hagel, which has been a proxy war over Israel and over a broader foreign policy philosophy, but it has come with remarkable speed and comprehensiveness.

Are these "key assurances" enforceable in any way? Of course not. Hagel is engaging in one of the oldest tricks in the book, confirmation conversion. The key is simply getting passed the Senate, once you have the job you can go back to doing what it is you really believe. Remember when Sonia Sotomayor and Elana Kagan sounded like Scalia on fidelity to the Constitution during their confirmation hearings? How's that working out?

Obama didn't pick Hagel because he was going to be the second coming of Donald Rumsfeld but because he'd give him the veneer of "bi-partisan" support for his new found "flexibility" when it comes to dealing with nations like Russia, Iran and of course, Israel.

Schumer simply needed cover to do what he, as a partisan hack and number 3 Democrat in the Senate was always going to do....vote for Obama's guy.

It's going to be a long, long 4 years.

Reminder: The problem with Hagel isn't just his views on Israel, it's that he's not in any way qualified for the job.

Posted by: DrewM. at 05:58 PM



Comments

1 Chemical weapons used in Syria

http://tinyurl.com/cje54dg

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 15, 2013 05:59 PM (XvHmy)

2 As I post a few threads ago about this. I always knew chucky schmuckie would fold on this eventually, but this early is a record even for him. What a fuck wad. A Jew in name only.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2013 06:00 PM (9Bj8R)

3 By the way I used to see chuckie schmuckie at the Old Yankee Stadium all the time. Nobody really liked him

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2013 06:02 PM (9Bj8R)

4 Ben Smith's a mouth-breathing idiot and has been for as long as anyone can tell.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at January 15, 2013 06:02 PM (PMGbu)

5 esteemed Liberals selling out any idea for raw power.

I'm sure all of our leadership in every facet of govt is just as principled.

Posted by: ette at January 15, 2013 06:03 PM (nqBYe)

6 Larry?

slow down on the meth alright?

Posted by: ette at January 15, 2013 06:03 PM (nqBYe)

7 He may as well have re-nominated Colin Powell.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 06:03 PM (StDOM)

8 Glad to see the troll-smoking continue here.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 06:04 PM (StDOM)

9 wow nice. clean up is a breeze today!
cheers to DrewM and a hug.

Posted by: ette at January 15, 2013 06:04 PM (nqBYe)

10 yeah we got all the winners today

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2013 06:05 PM (9Bj8R)

11 sigh.

Posted by: ette at January 15, 2013 06:05 PM (nqBYe)

12 The only thing that egomaniacal luntic schumer stands tough on is trying to take away our 2nd Amend rights.

Posted by: Hard Right at January 15, 2013 06:06 PM (uhftQ)

13 sigh.
Posted by: ette at January 15, 2013 06:05 PM (nqBYe)

It's days like this that they made Vodka for

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2013 06:06 PM (9Bj8R)

14 Jailhouse salvation.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:06 PM (piMMO)

15 nevergiveup, I'm starting to reflect on your name.

and wondering why not?

Posted by: ette at January 15, 2013 06:06 PM (nqBYe)

16 Guns are sold out in many stores as is ammo. Many Gold and silver options are sold out. I guess I should increase my stocks of booze and useful OTC drugs, batteries, solar chargers, led lights, rice, beans ... I never wanted to live in interesting times but they are surely coming if not in a few months I'll wager within a few years.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 15, 2013 06:07 PM (dkExz)

17 vodka, with a touch of valium. or would that be an overdo?

Posted by: ette at January 15, 2013 06:07 PM (nqBYe)

18 nevergiveup, I'm starting to reflect on your name.

and wondering why not?
Posted by: ette at January 15, 2013 06:06 PM (nqBYe)

because remember what Scarlet said? "Tomorrow is another day" and anyway never give the bastards the satisfaction of seeing your down.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2013 06:08 PM (9Bj8R)

19 Schumer is a devout Jew the same way Meghan Mcain is a die-hard Republican.

Posted by: B at January 15, 2013 06:08 PM (6iEQd)

20 Hagel's plenty qualified he is for and against cuts and he is for and against Israel and for and against preventing Iranian nukes.

Hell I think he sums up his boss' sense and integrity perfectly.

Welcome aboard Chuck I'll cross the street to get away from you for the rest of your life.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 06:08 PM (LRFds)

21 How many tactics has Obama now deployed to distract from Benghazi?

A Jew hater, Jenjhis Khan, gun grabbing....

He's running out the clock on Benghazi hoping that we'll just forget about it.

After all, how many NON-haters could he have selected for the position?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:08 PM (piMMO)

22 Schumer would shove his own family through a wood chipper if it would guarantee continued personal power.

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at January 15, 2013 06:09 PM (KCvsd)

23 Chuck Schumer is seen as one of the Democrats top supporters of Israel

Bullshit. His constituents are. The best I can say about Schumer is that he doesn't care about Israel at all. He just knows if he doesn't make pro-Israel noises, he'll get blowback.

But Schumer has the power now, New York. Not you. So shove it, you got what you voted for.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 15, 2013 06:09 PM (T0NGe)

24 Is there anything, ANYTHING, any of these Democrats will do to oppose the Won? Do they really agree with him on everything?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 15, 2013 06:09 PM (C8mVl)

25 2 neverGiveUp,

Chuck's just living up to the Secular "jew' "friend of israel" that is tres chic in NYC.

Socialism over Shalom.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 06:09 PM (LRFds)

26

At this point I just figure we're lucky Obama didn't appoint Calypso Louie.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 15, 2013 06:09 PM (1Y+hH)

27 Israel always wins!!! bwahahahaha!!!
Love,
Satan


Posted by: mallfly at January 15, 2013 06:09 PM (bJm7W)

28 Chuck's just living up to the Secular "jew' "friend of israel" that is tres chic in NYC.

Socialism over Shalom.
Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 06:09 PM (LRFds)

Yup

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2013 06:10 PM (9Bj8R)

29 Is there anything, ANYTHING, any of these Democrats will do to oppose the Won? Do they really agree with him on everything


*****

Imagine... a party with no integrity.

It's easy if you try.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:10 PM (piMMO)

30 You know, there is some research that supports the view that people who talk on the Internet using all caps are deeply mentally ill.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 15, 2013 06:10 PM (GbIg3)

31 26


At this point I just figure we're lucky Obama didn't appoint Calypso Louie.

========

he does have more flexibility now

Posted by: mallfly at January 15, 2013 06:10 PM (bJm7W)

32

But hey, since we installed insane Jew hating idiots all over the ME, everything is cool if we give the reigns over to this jackass.

You know, Barry Obama is letting his slip show...

I bet that there are some of those mellifluous Jew hating words that that weird molester Wright screeched swimming around in Barry's empty head.

I guarantee it.

Say, what religion does Barry profess anyway?



Posted by: Rev dr E buzz at January 15, 2013 06:11 PM (raGXo)

33 Awww shit.

He's back.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:11 PM (piMMO)

34
I hope Israel announces plans to rebuild on the Temple Mount.

Posted by: garrett at January 15, 2013 06:11 PM (vmBXJ)

35 Into the barrel with anyone who engages the fucker.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:11 PM (piMMO)

36 Did you guys hear something? Must have been the wind.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at January 15, 2013 06:11 PM (0q2P7)

37 Liberals are liberals first, second, and third, Jews fourth, and American last.

Posted by: Hard Right at January 15, 2013 06:11 PM (uhftQ)

38 OT: Per the sidebar, I'm going to have to boycott FX. Sorry, sob, Justified. I'm not going to root for the fucking kgb!

Posted by: waldo at January 15, 2013 06:12 PM (H96hE)

39 Tomorrow is another day" and anyway never give the bastards the satisfaction of seeing your down.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2013 06:08 PM (9Bj8R)

perhaps i should just buy a t-shirt that says"what's your price?"'

Posted by: ette at January 15, 2013 06:12 PM (nqBYe)

40 It's days like this that they made Vodka for
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2013 06:06 PM (9Bj8R)


I thought that was yesterday. Wait, what day is it, anyway?

Posted by: wth at January 15, 2013 06:12 PM (wAQA5)

41 He's back.

He hasn't figured out he's getting beat by an automated script.

They're so cute when they pound their heads against the wall.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 15, 2013 06:12 PM (GbIg3)

42 Can someone name any single one that is qualified in TFG's cabinet? Lurch as SOS? Hagel as SOD? Suck!

Posted by: CarolT at January 15, 2013 06:12 PM (z4WKX)

43 So now chuckie schmuckie has joined Iran and Hamas in endorsing hagel. You are who your friends are

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2013 06:12 PM (9Bj8R)

44 20 Sean Bannion,

or so drunk they're stuck on the shift key.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 06:13 PM (LRFds)

45 Schumer is a devout Jew the same way that Barack Hussein 0bama Sr is Barack 0bama Jrs' biological father

Posted by: Zombie Frank Marshal Davis, Communist pronographer, pedophile and shagger of white Wimminz with low at January 15, 2013 06:13 PM (M1feW)

46 24
Is there anything, ANYTHING, any of these Democrats will do to oppose the Won? Do they really agree with him on everything?

=======================

nope. Goering probably disagreed with Adolf more often than Reid and Pelosi would disagree with King Barky, although it could be that they call the policy and Barky fronts for it before his next round of golf.

Posted by: mallfly at January 15, 2013 06:13 PM (bJm7W)

47 So now chuckie schmuckie has joined Iran and Hamas in endorsing hagel. You are who your friends are


****

damn straight.

I, for instance, am a moron.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:13 PM (piMMO)

48 when hagel and obama meet to discuss Israel I bet the paint is gonna peel off the walls

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2013 06:14 PM (9Bj8R)

49 42 Carol T,

The Boy king does not need counsel he needs affirmation.

Frankly I support remodeling the White House into "a hall of mirrors."

Narcissus McMomjeans would stay pretty slothful.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 06:14 PM (LRFds)

50 I'm sure the next four years will be much pleasanter than the last 4 years.

if i drank a lot more.

Posted by: ette at January 15, 2013 06:15 PM (nqBYe)

51 when hagel and obama meet to discuss Israel I bet the paint is gonna peel off the walls


****


Bullshit!

The walls will bleed.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:15 PM (piMMO)

52 somebody tell me when its the right hill to die on. Seemed to me this was one. Guess I was wrong.

Posted by: thunderb at January 15, 2013 06:15 PM (Dnbau)

53
"17vodka, with a touch of valium. or would that be an overdo?"

Don't forget the splash of Gumout. Serve in a Robitussin bottle.

Posted by: Dianne Sawyer at January 15, 2013 06:16 PM (deKG5)

54 Frankly I support remodeling the White House into "a hall of mirrors."

****

I've suggested a couple times a mail-in campaign to send mirrors to the narcissistic fuck.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:16 PM (piMMO)

55 53rd!

Posted by: mallfly at January 15, 2013 06:16 PM (bJm7W)

56
Ette, it's really the same as always. Your job is to find a way to work around whatever stupidity Washington D. C. creates.


Yes, I know that's getting harder, but it's the only job in town, ette.


Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 15, 2013 06:17 PM (1Y+hH)

57 46 mallfly,

We sorta screwed up the latter scenario when we helped the GOP retake the house.

I figure Sir Golfsalot either hustled nanzi and is glad she's gone, or is ignoring her and believing the press hype and shield.

Hairy can sway him a bit but the boy king is ascendant.

Can't wait until he starts biting the Moonbat donors' sacred cows and sacrificing them on the altar of his Multi-Cullti rage.


Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 06:17 PM (LRFds)

58 Who's getting deleted?

Posted by: waldo at January 15, 2013 06:17 PM (H96hE)

59 You know, Barry Obama is letting his slip show...

Oh, he'll get worse...much worse.

Look, he's still a teenager with no daddy being raised by indulgent grandparents and nobody around him has ever told him "no".

He wants to be punished. Badly.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 15, 2013 06:17 PM (T0NGe)

60 Senior Likud officials accused US President Barack Obama on Tuesday of leaking sharp criticism of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s leadership to columnist Jeffrey Goldberg in order to sway voters in next Tuesday’s election.

Goldberg quoted Obama in a Bloomberg piece as having said privately that “Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are.”


Obama chose Goldberg, who is believed to have good White House contacts, to get across a message on Iran before he addressed AIPAC and met Netanyahu in the White House in March. The columnist wrote that “on matters related to the Palestinians the president seems to view the prime minister as a political coward, an essentially unchallenged leader who nevertheless is unwilling to lead or spend political capital to advance the cause of compromise.”


And it will only get better with hagel in the admin

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2013 06:18 PM (9Bj8R)

61 We would be better off with Larry, Moe, and Curly then Ben Smith, Schumer, and Hagel

Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2013 06:18 PM (gznAu)

62 Boy, was he shitty to his grandmother in the end. What an ahole!

Posted by: waldo at January 15, 2013 06:18 PM (H96hE)

63 1. The Middle East cannot be "fixed" in a secular manner, barring a resumption of "evil, naked imperialism."

2. Muslims shouldn't have nukes.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 15, 2013 06:18 PM (nGO/U)

64 vodka, with a touch of valium. or would that be an overdo?"

Don't forget the splash of Gumout. Serve in a Robitussin bottle.

Posted by: Dianne Sawyer at January 15, 2013 06:16 PM (deKG5)

I've heard going all in is a feature in broadcasting and govt?

Posted by: couric and boehner at January 15, 2013 06:19 PM (nqBYe)

65 forget it Jake, its Obamatown

Posted by: thunderb at January 15, 2013 06:19 PM (Dnbau)

66 We would be better off with Larry, Moe, and Curly then Ben Smith, Schumer, and Hagel

Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2013 06:18 PM (gznAu)


Forgetting someone?

Posted by: Shemp at January 15, 2013 06:19 PM (XvHmy)

67 Goldberg quoted Obama in a Bloomberg piece as having said privately that “Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are.”

just like ameicans

Posted by: ette at January 15, 2013 06:20 PM (nqBYe)

68 Goldberg quoted Obama in a Bloomberg piece as having said privately that “Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are.”


****

it's time to whip out those photos which contrast Obama and Benji in their youths.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:20 PM (piMMO)

69 Hey you schmucks that voted for me I got that "flexibility" now.... Sincerely,Barry...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at January 15, 2013 06:21 PM (9+ccr)

70 Boy, was he shitty to his grandmother in the end. What an ahole!

He's shitty to everybody. But they still tell him his clothes look great.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 15, 2013 06:21 PM (T0NGe)

71 bah, going back to cleaning floors, at least i have power over them.

Posted by: ette at January 15, 2013 06:21 PM (nqBYe)

72 Here it is

http://bit.ly/Y88zdJ

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:21 PM (piMMO)

73

In other happier news, my little county just won a small victory with the water buffalos who are draining the remaining water from our beloved Fraser and Colorado Rivers. Their is an agreement in place to build a bypass around a reservoir which will help the fishery below. I was the first one to scream bloody murder from my perch on the County Planning Commission.


One of the water attorneys came up to me after my scenery-chewing testimony and asked, "What would it take to change your mind?" I replied, "Build the bypass."

It feels good to have played a small part in partially saving what's left of the fishery.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 15, 2013 06:22 PM (1Y+hH)

74 70 AmishDude,

Hey he's got a winning smile, and he sure does sound good when he says whatever the fuck he was trying to say...

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 06:22 PM (LRFds)

75 I'm no fan of Netanyahu as a politician, but compared to obama, he is like Churchill.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2013 06:22 PM (9Bj8R)

76 I'm kinda glad that Hagel's in there. It's kinda like Biden being VP. If you have to have a douche in there, better an incompetent boorish douche.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 15, 2013 06:23 PM (T0NGe)

77 Someone hit the chemical weapons thread with an EMP.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 15, 2013 06:23 PM (deKG5)

78 Hey Amish Dude, remember the comment I made about the Anit-christ? Lok at how he is now saying HE knows what is best for Israel.

Pretty soon we are going to be seeing physical maifestations of demons, I think.

I tell you, this guy creeps me out. I won't watch him on TV. Keep Fox off except for a couple of shows.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 15, 2013 06:23 PM (GoIUi)

79 60 --- Aaaaaaaaack.
"...to advance the cause of compromise."
Aaaaaauggggggggggggghhhhhhhh.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 15, 2013 06:24 PM (C8mVl)

80 Pretty soon we are going to be seeing physical maifestations of demons, I think.


*****

More than a few times I've referenced The Devil's Advocate, only half joking that I am waiting for their masks to slip.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:24 PM (piMMO)

81 I tell you, this guy creeps me out. I won't watch him on TV. Keep Fox off except for a couple of shows.


Posted by: Miss Marple at January 15, 2013 06:23 PM (GoIUi)

I haven't watched one "news" show including Fox since the election... Just can't do it...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at January 15, 2013 06:24 PM (9+ccr)

82 Sorry for the typos. Probably shouldn't post while drinking Merlot.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 15, 2013 06:25 PM (GoIUi)

83 by the by, this is from the NY Times last Sunday -- Tell me it don't sound a lot like King Barky the Sun King

http://tinyurl.com/cp63z5e

Posted by: mallfly at January 15, 2013 06:25 PM (bJm7W)

84 It's days like this that they made Vodka for

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2013 06:06 PM (9Bj8R)

--Speaking of booze, on the advice of the secret-- uh, assistant, at work I'm fighting my cough with shots of brandy chased by hot water. Not sure how well it's working but at least I feel warm and fuzzy.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 06:25 PM (StDOM)

85
Posted by: Miss Marple at January 15, 2013 06:23 PM (GoIUi)


His wife, too. Mooch has a real legacy of kind acts in Chicago. They both disgust me.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 15, 2013 06:25 PM (deKG5)

86 78 Miss Marple,

Jugears ain't the Anti-Christ he's just the warm up.

Corey booker *could* be the Anti-Christ i'll put it this way Corey has more guile at breakfast that Obama has at 23:59 snack.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 06:26 PM (LRFds)

87 What the Mossad’s female agents do — and don’t do — for the sake of IsraelBreaking cover, five high-ranking agents discuss the advantages they have as female spies, the dangers and costs of their work, and where they draw the line

http://www.timesofisrael.com/what-the-mossads-female-agents-do-and-dont-do-for-the-sake-of-israel/

As opposed to chuckie schmuckie, these are real Jews

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2013 06:26 PM (9Bj8R)

88 "...drinking Merlot."
Posted by: Miss Marple at January 15, 2013 06:25 PM (GoIUi)Marvelous idea! I'll join you immediately, typos and all.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 15, 2013 06:26 PM (1Y+hH)

89 --Speaking of booze, on the advice of the secret-- uh, assistant, at work I'm fighting my cough with shots of brandy chased by hot water. Not sure how well it's working but at least I feel warm and fuzzy.

****

My bet would be that the brandy would work better if left to coat your throat instead of rinsing it away with hot water.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:27 PM (piMMO)

90 Posted by: Miss Marple at January 15, 2013 06:25 PM (GoIUi)Marvelous idea! I'll join you immediately, typos and all.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 15, 2013 06:26

Only 3:30 here...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at January 15, 2013 06:27 PM (9+ccr)

91 "an essentially unchallenged leader who nevertheless is unwilling to lead
or spend political capital to advance the cause of compromise."

Baby..!

Posted by: mallfly at January 15, 2013 06:28 PM (bJm7W)

92 Corey booker *could* be the Anti-Christ i'll put it this way Corey has more guile at breakfast that Obama has at 23:59 snack.

****

he is a stunningly effective politician.

I don't know if I've ever seen anyone manipulate the voters the way he does.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:28 PM (piMMO)

93 >>>Reminder: The problem with Hagel isn't just his views on Israel, it's that he's not in any way qualified for the job.

I challenge you to show me one person in the Obama Administration that is qualified to do his job.

Posted by: Fritz at January 15, 2013 06:29 PM (/ZZCn)

94 Rinse the brandy with jello shots.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 15, 2013 06:29 PM (deKG5)

95 It's days like this that they made Vodka for
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2013 06:06 PM (9Bj8R)

Then why was the Bushmills calling to my after-dinner coffee?

Posted by: RushBabe at January 15, 2013 06:29 PM (tQHzJ)

96 Rinse the brandy with jello shots.


****

Chase it with shots of bourbon.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:30 PM (piMMO)

97 My bet would be that the brandy would work better if left to coat your throat instead of rinsing it away with hot water.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:27 PM (piMMO)

--That may be the case. I think I'll try that on the next shot.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 06:30 PM (StDOM)

98
"I challenge you to show me one person in the Obama Administration that is qualified to do his job"

How are you?!

Posted by: Reggie Love at January 15, 2013 06:30 PM (deKG5)

99 leaked intel thread up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:31 PM (piMMO)

100 SCOAMF is trying to do the same thing to Israel that he's doing to the GOP.

It ain't leading from the rear, but it does originate there.

Posted by: ontherocks at January 15, 2013 06:31 PM (aZ6ew)

101 I think Israel's only long term security is to develop space travel, mine resources, and always have an asteroid ready to drop on the Goyem. Other than that, I don't know--because America is going to welch.

I look forward to Chuck Hagel riding the first Hamas tank into Jerusalem.

Posted by: Y. at January 15, 2013 06:31 PM (eUspA)

102 #90 Alas for those on the West Coast, Donna!

I have had one heck of a day, my knees are killing me, the skies are gloomy and the temperature cold, and I just finished a 1 1/2 hour trip to drop my grandson off at a special soccer conditioning practice.

Obama is just the last straw, hence the Merlot. I would be having gin if I had any.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 15, 2013 06:31 PM (GoIUi)

103 When in 2008 I pointed out to my moonbat sister than every single person Obama was associated with in his political career was anti-Israel (and often overtly anti-semitic), she just said that, well, HE wasn't.
And then she said the Democrats would never let him get away with any anti-Israel stuff anyway.
And then she said that obviously people like Susan Rice and Samantha Powers had moderated their views or he wouldn't have hired them.
And the she said they all weren't anti-Israel, just anti-Netanyahu.
And then she said Romney was stealing my tampons.

Who can argue with that?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 15, 2013 06:32 PM (C8mVl)

104 Only 3:30 here...
Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at January 15, 2013 06:27 PM (9+ccr)4:30 here, close enough. Off to the new thread...

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 15, 2013 06:34 PM (1Y+hH)

105
...qualified for the job.

This regime is working with a totally different set of 'qualifications for the job'.
Which are:
--- Able to do damage to the country?
--- Able to do damage to the country's allies?
--- Able to forward the cause of the Marxist takeover of the country?

I could go on...but that first one pretty much covers it all.

Posted by: wheatie at January 15, 2013 06:36 PM (fH4X9)

106 Hey, the Jews in America voted overwhelmingly for Obama. They like Obama and his views on Israel and by extension they must like Hagel. They don't have a problem, why should anyone else have a problem?

I don't agree with it, but so what?

Posted by: Dave in Houston at January 15, 2013 07:32 PM (wB5dd)






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Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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