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John McCain And Lindsey Graham Explain Why They Want To Stop Chuck Hagel

John McCain And Lindsey Graham Explain Why They Want To Stop Chuck Hagel

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26 responses to “John McCain And Lindsey Graham Explain Why They Want To Stop Chuck Hagel”

  1. One nasty old man trying to cover his mistakes and one parrot. What a dynamic duo this is.

  2. What keep black people, are anyone else from teaching, learning, or educating one self about blacks in America or the world, any times we want or need too. There is not likely to be another declaration of independent, we still celebrate the 4th of July and study the American revolt, year round. With the number of black studies program at colleges around the country, I believe that our history is taught on a regular basis, there need not be and either or. One of the most disturbing part of your article however was what black folks did historically. like settling the west. THE WEST WAS SETTLE BY THE PEOPLE WHO GOT THERE FIRST, THE NATIVE AMERICAN.

    • MARK says:

      Nothing like being marginalized due to a refusal to deny ones identity.

    • CPAinNewYork says:

      The Native Americans didn’t settle the West. They lived off of it in a purely aboriginal state. Further, they migrated there from Asia, so they probably pushed out the indiginous people that may have truly been there first.

  3. ObozoMustGo says:

    Anyone that watched the Hagel hearings can see how obviously incompetent Hagel is. He shouldn’t be allowed to drive past the Pentagon, let alone be Sec. of Defense. Chuck Hagel’s biggest problem is Chuck Hagel.

    And now…. The REAL Cartoon of the Day!

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    Sen. Lindsey Graham grilled Hagel over a 2006 interview in which he said that the “pro-Israel lobby intimidates a lot of people” in Congress.

    “Name one person here who’s been intimidated by the Jewish lobby,” Graham demanded. “Name one dumb thing we’ve been goaded into doing due to pressure by the Israeli or Jewish lobby.”

    “I don’t know,” Hagel replied. “I didn’t have a specific person in mind.”

    “So you agree that it was a dumb thing to say?”

    “Yes,” Hagel admitted. “I’ve already said that.”

    • rpg1408 says:

      Maybe if you changed your OMG web name some readers might listen to what you have to say. Right now ,all I see is the same old anti-Obama. mean-spirited GOP BS.

    • metrognome3830 says:

      It’s really difficult to come up with smart answers to really dumb questions, OMG. BTW, isn’t Hagel one of their own? And is he really the only politician in Washington that has ever said something that didn’t happen as they thought it would? I could probably come up with several things Lindsey Graham and John McCain did that were less than intelligent. Hagel’s problem is that he isn’t at spectacularly glib as McCain and Graham. He actually spends some time thinking before he opens his mouth. McCain and Graham continually open their mouths — mostly to change feet.

      Hey, You have a nice weekend!

      • idamag says:

        Hagel’s problem is when they scooped out the Republican brains and made programmed humanoids out of them, they missed Hagel and he was thinking. The Iraq war was a collossal mistake and Bush was not a good president.

      • ObozoMustGo says:

        Hey Metro! You certainly aren’t going to find this conservative defending either McCain or Graham. But the fact of the matter is that the questions they are asking are about Hagels beliefs and philosophies regarding Israel, Iran, the Middle East, and America’s defenses which are 100% valid questions. And they are valid because they are in relation to statements and positions that Hagel has had in the past. Calling them “stupid questions” is only a way to deflect the fact that Hagel did HORRIBLE in those hearings and looked like a complete fool…. mostly because he IS a complete fool and should NEVER be appointed.

        Have a nice evening, Metro!

        “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctively American criminal class except congress.” — Mark Twain

        • metrognome3830 says:

          I can’t say I was overly impressed with Hagel. I can say that I was much less impressed with McCain and Graham. McCain is an example of someone who has stayed too long at the party and drank too much. He was sharp when he came in, but now he just makes a fool of himself, trying to act like a TV version of a lawyer. “Yes or no!” That’s only effective when you’re trying to steer the testimony your way. If you are looking for a substantive answer to a question, not so effective. He only looks like a damn fool. Graham not only looks like a fool, he is a fool. He always reminds me of a quote from a book titled “250 of the Stupidest Things Ever Said.” An unknown candidate making a speech says, “My opponent deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass. And I’m just the guy who can do it.”

          Have a nice evening, OMG!

    • metrognome3830 says:

      Oh, I forget to ask. What did you think of Marco Rubio’s barn-burner of a reply to the SOTU speech? He did get a lot of mention about the water bottle gaffe. I felt kind of sorry for him on that. Somebody on the air was referring to it as “Waterbottlegate” this morning. I think someone in the studio was not a Rubio fan.

      • ObozoMustGo says:

        The reason the leftist media is focused on the waterbottle, Metro, is because to do so enables them to ignore the substance of his speech, which was awesome. You guys on the left will ignore him at your own peril. Even Van Jones is smart enough to recognize that.

        So what will the leftist media do as Rubio seems to gain more notoriety? They will do what they ALWAYS do. They will start the nonstop drumbeat to demonize and mischaracterize in order to defeat him before he gets going. It’s despicable, but that’s what your leftist media does. Look at the hit pieces on The Memo against Rubio already. They will only get worse.

        Have a nice day, Metro!

        “The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.” — Mark Twain

        • metrognome3830 says:

          Oh, come now, OMG, the leftist media does the same thing the rightist media does. It’s become an accepted, though thoroughly disgusting, American way of life. For your homework tonight, OMG, I want you to find a totally unbiased news publication. If you can make a statement like “only the leftist media demonizes and mischaracterizes” without laughing, you need to widen your choice of reading materials.

          Have a great day, OMG!

    • JohnRNC says:

      I agree with Mr. Hagel and I don’t have a specific person in mind either, but there seems to be a different standard for ‘ally’ when it comes to our dealings with Israel.

      Israel often described as our “greatest ally in the region” and yet they continue to behave in a manner that reflects badly on the US (illegal settlements and antagonistic behaviour toward Iran and the Palestinians) and they continue to get our undivided support. Why is that???

      Want to get them to the negotiating table? Withdraw all military and economic assistance until they resolve the Palestinian issue. But “OH! We could never do that to our special friends!” Some ‘friend’!

      Want to take the wind out of the Militant Islamic movement? Resolve the Israel/Palestinian issue.

      And by the way – the way ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu behaved toward the President of the United States during his last visit was deplorably disrespectful and he should be held to account for that behavior at least.

      • DurdyDawg says:

        I think this ‘love’ interest toward Israel has to do with the second coming.. Once this happens (sic) the U.S. and it’s politicians will need all the endorsements they can muster in order to gain entrance in yet another political arena lined in gold.. Though most of them think the Israelis aren’t the chosen ones, it doesn’t hurt to have a plan “B’ just in case, but most importantly.. Political processes can continue as planned.

      • ObozoMustGo says:

        Cut it out, John. You have been brainwashed. You need to step away from the MSLSD and CNN and ask yourself rational questions.

        1) Which country in the Middle East is truly democratic?

        2) How many Jews live in peace and prosperity the muzzy countries around them?

        3) How many muzzies live in peace and prosperity in Israel?

        4) Which country(ies) is/are forswearing the total anhialation of the other(s), the muzzy countries toward Isreal or Isreal toward the muzzy countries?

        5) The people you refer to as “Palestinians” were not actually Palestinians originally. Rather, they were nomadic tribes that the other muzzy countris surrounding them considered scum. In fact, the other countries surrounding them ONLY are pissed because they themselves REFUSED “Palestinians” into their countries in the first place.

        Answer those questions honestly, and then tell me who the bad actors are in this relationship.

        And if you think that a resolution to the Palestinian problem will suddenly make the muzzies like Israel and NOT want to anhialate them off the face of the earth, you are are either naive or dumb. There is nothing that can be done to keep the muzzies from wanting to kill all the Jews. THAT is the real source of this conflict and is the real reason that Israel, surrounded by arch enemies, MUST be given latitude in defending itself and be supported 100%.

        Have a nice day!

        “Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” – Mark Twain

    • Jim Myers says:

      Replying to ObozoMustGo –

      Yeah, anyone who admits they said something dumb cannot POSSIBLY be trusted.


      No matter how dumb it is…

  4. MARK says:

    They could keep it real simple by saying that they oppose Hagel because they are vindictive jerks.That at least would be a true and concise statement.

  5. idamag says:

    Members of the Republican Party are not supposed to think? Kind of explains the members of the House, doesn’t it?

  6. CPAinNewYork says:


    Hagel may not have been able to respond, but there’s a book out that has an excellent response. It’s title is “The Israel Lobby.” As to naming one dumb thing that a legislator has done because of pressure from the “Jewish or Israel lobby: Starting the second gulf war.

    The entire justification for that war was to protect Israel. John McCain was the dumb legislator who was intimidated by the Israel Lobby. After that war was totally discredited, McCain advocated starting a war with Iran. Again, this was to protect Israel.

    It’s too bad that Hagel didn’t respond to Israel’s asskisser Lindsey Graham with the above facts. It’s times like this that make me sorry that I’m not in Congress. I’d love to have a platform to show how two percent of the electorate controls American foreign policy, if indeed the entire country.

    • ObozoMustGo says:


      If there was any truth to your anti-semitic conspiracy theories of Israel controlling our foreign policy, Hagel had all the opportunity in the world to say so. Of course, he could not. Suchy beliefs are nothing more than jew-hating rhetoric. And to say that the war was started to prevent Saddam from driving down the price of oil flies in the face of common sense. If we wanted cheap oil, we could have just taken over their oil fields and filled up our tankers for free if we wanted to. Then it would be real cheap, wouldn’t it?

      The Iraq war and WMD issues started long before Bush even ran for office in 2000. Slick Willie Clinton and his posse started the quest for WMD in Iraq. Here is proof:

      “One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line.”
      –President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

      “If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program.”
      –President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

      “Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.”
      –Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

      “He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.”
      –Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

      “[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.”
      Letter to President Clinton, signed by:
      — Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998

      “Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.”
      -Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

      “Hussein has … chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.”
      — Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

      “There is no doubt that … Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies.”
      Letter to President Bush, Signed by:
      — Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), and others, Dec 5, 2001

      “We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and th! e means of delivering them.”
      — Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

      “We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.”
      — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

      “Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.”
      — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

      “We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.”
      — Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

      “The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons…”
      — Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

      “I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force — if necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”
      — Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

      “There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years … We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.”
      — Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

      “He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do”
      — Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

      “In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members … It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.”
      — Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

      “We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.”
      — Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

      “Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation … And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real…”
      — Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

      You guys on the left love, love, love to act as though Bush pulled a fast one on the world, but that simply is not the case. Whether or not you agreed with the war in Iraq is one thing. But to make up a lie that Bush concocted the whole WMD thing is stupid. You have bought the lie of the left about this because your mindset is predisposed to such non-sense that conforms with your emotional attachment to their party and ideology.

      Have a nice day!

      “This war was a revolution against the moral basis of civilization. It was conceived by the Nazis in conscious contempt for the life, dignity and freedom of individual man and deliberately prosecuted by means of slavery, starvation and the mass destruction of noncombatants’ lives. It was a revolution against the human soul.” — Time, May 14, 1945

      • CPAinNewYork says:


        Regarding your first sentence: I see that you’re a strong advocate of the timeworn tactic of accusing anyone who criticizes Israel or the American neocons of being anti-semitic.

        Nice try, asshole, but I think that tactic has been shown for the lie that it is. The American Jewish community and its mouthpiece AIPAC have tried that smear tactic too often. Personally, I tend to disbelieve anyone who resorts to it.

        You failed to discredit Obama and the Democrats and are undoubtedly looking for something to assuage your discontent. It won’t work. You and your extreme rightwing cohorts have lost all credibility as well as the election. You’ve all been marginalized to the garbage pit of history.

        Even Israel is getting the picture. Have you heard that Obama is getting a prestigious medal when he visits there? I wonder how the American Jewish community is going to spin that one?

  7. CPAinNewYork says:

    It wasn’t a mistake. Bush, Cheney and the rest of the neocon scumbages intentionally went after Saddam Hussein to protect Israel and to prevent him from flooding the world oil market.

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