Someone, somewhere still thinks that former Senator Chuck Hagel would make a fine Secretary of Defense. Sure, some had their reservations about Hagel and his disdain for the “Jewish lobby,” but Sen. Chuck Schumer ran interference this morning, saying that after a 90-minute meeting, Hagel “almost had tears in his eyes when he understood” how hurtful his words could be.

“I said when everyone else can lobby but all of a sudden when those of us who are pro-Israel lobby, it’s a negative, that’s a double standard,” Schumer recalls. “And I’m sure you didn’t mean it, but it harkens to the old days.” The irrepressible Ace of Spaces wonders: if that’s enough to bring Hagel near tears, what else is in store? Let #theeducationofchuckhagel begin.

Let’s not tell him. What difference, at this point, does it make?

  • Netmilsmom

    Ace makes my day, all day on Twitter. Ace, Iowahawk and Jonah Goldberg, glad they are on our side.

    • ChampionCapua

      Me too. Meaning, I agree with you saying you are glad they are on our side.


      Old DrunkReport left out againnnn…. sigh….

  • Aeronerauk

    I don’t get why any real conservative would oppose Hagel. Neocons certainly, but the guy is probably the smartest appointment Obama could make. Eric “My People” Holder is still AG and people are going to whine about Hagel? There is a very powerful Jewish lobby in the US that wants to use our resources to help Israel. Certainly I sympathize with Israel and if they’re attacked we’ll be the first to help. We don’t need our senators and congressman being paid by AIPAC to do that, we’d do it because they are like us and share our values.

    • BristolGOP Backup

      Troll somewhere else, you antisemitic POS.

      Passing reader, take note: “neocon” is Paulbot speak for “evil Jooooo lover”

      • Aeronerauk

        Wow you sound like a liberal. I am a common sense conservative, which means I think Ron Paul is an idiot AND I think pursuing constant war in the middle east is also idiotic. Maybe whine a bit more, it seems to do so much for liberals. I explain my thought’s regarding Israel, and because they are not in line with yours, you call me an anti-semite. You’re a joke.

        • debra steinman

          “Wou you sound like a liberal. I am a common sense conservative, which means I think Ron Paul is a idiot..AND I think pursuing contstant war in the middle east is also idiotic.”

          You are the joke here. You ‘say’ you are no ‘AntiSemite”. Yet it is you whining about the “Jewish Lobby’. (a common JEW BAITING tactic)! Again are you going to start whining about the ‘Bilderbergs and the Rothschilds” too?

          BTW a ‘Common Sense Conservative” doesn’t need to talk about of ‘both of his or her ‘faces’.

          So much for your ‘faux outrage’ on being called out on ‘your hate’.

          • $24698634

            And you would know about a common jew baiting tactic, how?

    • Dave

      You seem concerned.

    • debra steinman

      You don’t ‘get it’ because you’re a liberal and a ANTISEMITE just like the PAULBOTS, just like your fellow libs, just like “let the Jews pay for it” Hagel.

      I am so sick of bigoted losers whining about Jews being the 1%, controlling the congress, the bilderbergs etc…… The next thing I know ‘you’ll’ be saying is ‘But I do have ‘Jewish’ Friends”!

      Guess what? So did STALIN, and he did everything he could to hurt the Jews!

      I am JEWISH and I am telling YOU to take your back handed, bigoted post you trolling lib …….and put it where the sun does not ‘shine’.

      Oh and before you tell me to get the H*** out of YOUR COUNTRY (the way so many BIGOTED LIBS & PAULBOTS did): I am a OATHKEEPER …American citizen who happens to be a Conservative, and a honorably discharged VET!

      So if you want me out of “YOUR” Country, I have to tell you the 3rd REICH no longer exists. And AMERICA belongs to ALL PEOPLE, not just the ones YOU deem to be worthy of LIFE!

      • Aeronerauk

        Thats the single most irrational response ive ever read. Clearly, you are unable to look at this matter critically. You attack me wildly and full of emotion, like a liberal unable to defend their opinion. What kind of conservative are you?

        The answer is you’re not, you’re a jewish nationalist foremost. And there is nothing wrong with that, but dont call yourself a conservative. And really, hurl any insult you like at me, antisemite, racist, etc. I am not bothered by ad hominem smear attacks.

        • $24698634

          She’s an oathkeeper, aka, nutjob. Don’t try to reason with her or have a rational dialogue. That’s not what she’s about. She’s about a doctrinaire ideology and not interested in other ideas. Like I said, a nutjob. Can’t be helped. Write her off…

  • Love of Country

    I simply don’t trust Chuck Hagel and why should we, right? Besides, those humongous bags under his eyes look like skeletons in the closet … oh sure …. infantry in nam mighta had somethin’ to do with it but still …. (tongue-in-cheek)

    But more importantly, this PSA ….. the graphic at the bottom of the screen on the Sean Hannity show just said that Michelle Malkin was about to appear on the next segment about gun control after the commercial. Time now is 8:23pm cst.

    Okay …. it appears they’ve got video of Joe Biden recommending for women to fire a shotgun (not a handgun or a rifle!) in the air to scare away rapists.

    I believe that is a felony if not a hardcore misdemeanor to discharge firearms outside of your home within the city limits, Joe. One can hope for leniency in court by saying you were just trying to scare someone but even if they believe you, you could still easily get in big trouble. Thanks for the advice, Joe! Now why no one has touched on that angle yet is beyond me but it’s for real.

    • BristolGOP Backup

      Joe don’t understand how the proles even live, all having to abide by laws and stuff.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      At least in Wisconsin, warning shots are illegal. Joe is telling the sheep to break the law,cuz he said so. Sorry Joe, I/we know better.

  • nc

    If Hagel is confirmed I’ll plotz.

  • Angie (D)

    I love Ace — one thing though, the Hebrew name for Charles is Chaim. So Chaim Chhagel is more like it.

  • Jim Russell

    Me thinks Hagel’s getting the good old boy Senate Club pass. From Jewish Schumer, he’s getting the Obama Loyalty pass.

    What does America get? Another incompetent in the most important position other than POTUS. Pathetic.

    • BristolGOP Backup

      A rub-and-tug from Club rub-and-tug? The deuce!

    • Ben Bollman

      Yes, the “I’m not racist because I have a black friend” defense. Comes in handy when dealing with liberals.

  • $24698634

    Where’s the Twitchy report on the fake, smear story put out by Shapiro on Breitbart about Hagel? Why aren’t you twitchers outraged about a demonstrably false story being put out to destroy a man’s reputation? You should be shunning Breitbart considering the number of fake stories they have run with: Hagel, Sherrod, Landrieau, ACORN. Do you really stand with these smear merchants?

    • DrSamHerman

      When you answer why Harry Reid misused his Senate immunity to lie about Romney not paying income taxes, sweetie, we’ll get back to you.

  • Stan

    Obama’s entire entourage is made up of clueless losers and washed up Washington misfits. Actually he should fit right in.