Ted Cruz: The Paradigm Shift We Need
If a man is judged by the quality of his enemies, Ted Cruz should be a national hero. Over the past few days, The New York Times and Politico have run stories describing Cruz’s first 6 weeks in office as combative and McCarthy-like by his enemies. Let us use this as an opportunity to take a victory lap for helping to elect this great patriot. | Read More »
Urge Your Senator to Filibuster Chuck Hagel’s Nomination
CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION.Senate Republicans currently have the votes to filibuster Chuck Hagel, but John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and others are going wobbly. There is no reason for Hagel to be Secretary of Defense and it is not just Republicans who should filibuster him, but Senators Pryor, Landrieu, and Senate Democrats from red states. CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION.Chuck Hagel is wrong on Israel, | Read More »
Breitbart.com told that Chuck Hagel took money from “Friends of Hamas.”
Well now. On Thursday, Senate sources told Breitbart News exclusively that they have been informed that one of the reasons that President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, has not turned over requested documents on his sources of foreign funding is that one of the names listed is a group purportedly called “Friends of Hamas.” That is quite the accusation, and it | Read More »
Obama’s Political Capital
President Obama blows through his own political capital just as fast as he blows through America’s financial capital. Neither case of over-spending is sustainable, and we will just have to wait to see which spending spree is forced to end first. But this further confirms my suspicion that President Obama’s brains are the most over-rated to occupy the Oval Office in generations. Take his recent | Read More »
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The essential problem with the Chuck Hagel nomination.
It’s actually… pretty simple: Chuck Hagel is a bit of a schlemiel. I’m not actually trying to reference Hagel’s Jewish problem*, here: it’s just that Yiddish has an excellent word to describe a sad-sack bungler, and English wants the useful words. It wants all the useful words. …Anyway, Hagel is a schlemiel. Now, I know what people are thinking: they’re thinking “But… but… but being | Read More »
Chuck Hagel – The Nietzschian Last Man
It’s as if Barack Obama just got done reading Moneyball by Michael Lewis and has now dedicated his remaining time in office to doing the exact opposite of what Billy Bean would do. It’s a shame the one of the two with actual talent is running a baseball club. You see, Moneyball was really a book about how Billy Bean figured out how to hire | Read More »
Pushme-pullyou Watch: Assault Weapons and Chuck Hagel.
This is a kind of a good news, maybe bad news kind of thing. First, the kind of good news: [Sen Stuart Smalley Al] Franken, speaking during a press event in Rochester, said he supports limits on ammunition magazines to 10 rounds and tightening the nation’s system of background checks. But, he declined to say whether he supported a ban on assault weapons, a key | Read More »
Stephens: ‘ [Hagel] Confirmation Process Should Be Illuminating’
Chuck Hagel, former Senator of Nebraska, has been tapped to head the Department of Defense. He’s a Republican, who vociferously criticized the Bush administration during the Iraq War – and equated ‘The Surge’ as the biggest foreign policy blunder since Vietnam. I also think Iraq was more of a distraction, than brilliant strategic thinking – but that’s a different matter. We have a nominee for | Read More »
Why I support Chuck Hagel.
I know Chuck Hagel can seem to be a dirty word around the conservative blogosphere. Indeed, he has done much to burn just about every bridge he could along the way to now being nominated by all conservatives’ public enemy number one. However, I am less angry about this nomination than a lot of people. What I don’t get is Hagel’s fit into the continuum | Read More »
Judges, not Hagel, should be denied Senate deference
Americans just re-elected a President that shares the views of his nominee for Secretary of Defense To hear most Senate Republicans and not a few Democrats advise of a reluctance to consent to the appointment of former Senator Chuck Hagel to head the Pentagon, one would imagine that President Barack Obama is the best friend Israel ever had; was about to go to war with | Read More »
Republicans should support Hagel for SecDef
I have a confession: I’m a Republican and I like Chuck Hagel. It seems that Chuck Hagel is many Republicans’ least favorite Republican. That said, I think that it is in the Republican Party’s interest to support former Senator Hagel’s (R-NE) confirmation as Secretary of Defense. Republicans have maintained the perception with the American people that we are better on issues of defense. President Obama | Read More »
Chuck Schumer not willing to endorse Chuck Hagel’s nomination for Secretary of Defense.
Via the Weekly Standard comes an indication that Barack Obama might as well get on the phone and tell Chuck Hagel that it’s not happening: “I’d have to study his record.” Let me explain why this is so devastating a comment coming from Senator Schumer about ex-Senator Hagel… oh, you’ve figured it out already? But let me explicit: Chuck Hagel served in the Senate from | Read More »
Is Chuck Hagel a stalking horse for Michele Flournoy for Secretary of Defense?
The Washington Post‘s editorial board is the latest group to jump on the God, please, not Chuck Hagel bandwagon: FORMER SENATOR Chuck Hagel, whom President Obama is reportedly considering for defense secretary, is a Republican who would offer a veneer of bipartisanship to the national security team. He would not, however, move it toward the center, which is the usual role of such opposite-party nominees. | Read More »
Chuck Hagel (Media-NE) can go #### himself
Well, the RINO gasbag from Nebraska who has made a career of putting the ‘bi’ in bi-partisan is going out in style. After making a career of mugging on the Sunday Morning talk shows, playing footsie with the Treason Media and other Democrats, undermining all Iraq efforts, and generally shivving all people and all things conservative, he opened fire in a vicious diatribe against Sarah | Read More »
Republican Senator declares Palin unqualified
From the Associated Press, we get this headline: GOP senator: A ‘stretch’ to say Palin is qualified. The story itself? Well, the senator is “Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel.” Go figure.