Hagel takes helm at Pentagon after bitter fight

Hagel takes helm at Pentagon after bitter fight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chuck Hagel was sworn in Wednesday as defense secretary - President Barack Obama’s third in just over four years - and said that one of his highest priorities will be ensuring fair treatment of troops, veterans and their families.

He called the automatic budget cuts due to take effect on Friday - to include $46 billion in Pentagon reductions - “a reality” that “we need to deal with.”

In 15 minutes of remarks to Pentagon employees shortly after becoming the nation’s 24th secretary of defense, Hagel struck a tone of humility and cast himself as prepared to take on the full range of national security challenges.

A veteran of combat in Vietnam, Hagel said he would strive to be “the kind of leader that you expect and you deserve - also the kind of leader the country expects and deserves.”

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Hagel takes helm at Pentagon after bitter fight

Here is what I find very strange; I visit a number of newspaper sites, they are mostly populated by Libtards that believe Barack Obama to be their Savior, they denigrate Republicans and Conservatives at every opportunity, yet they have embraced Hagel and will blast you if you speak against Chuck Hagel, saying that YOU are un-American because YOU don’t fully support a Veteran with medals and combat experience.

But you have to remember this; these are the same people that scream RACIST if you happen to disagree with anything Obama says or does.

Now, either THEY don’t know that Hagel *claims* to be a Republican or there is a setup being foisted off on ALL of us; one in which Obama finally has a Republican, in name only, on HIS Cabinet, or, the *fall guy* has been set in place.

It’s not customary for Dems and Libtards to embrace a Republican or Conservative, it’s not often you hear Libtards speak in favor of anyone that’s even remotely connected to the GOP; that alone gives me pause regarding Hagel and his appointment by Barack Obama, and immediately caused the word RINO to come to mind.

There is another things not sitting well with me in this; Rand Paul, someone that is being touted for a run at the White House in 2016, voted to confirm Hagel and John Kerry.

“In the run-up to tonight’s vote to confirm former Sen. Hagel as secretary of defense, Sen. Paul voted twice against cloture on the nomination, because he agreed with many of his colleagues that there were questions that needed to be answered about the president’s nominee,” Paul spokeswoman Moira Bagley told Yahoo News. “As he has said before, the president should be entitled to some leeway on his political appointments. That is why Sen. Paul voted in favor of Sen. John Kerry, with whom he largely disagrees on foreign policy, to serve as secretary of state, and that is why he voted for final passage of the nomination of Sen. Hagel this evening, with whom he also disagrees on a number of issues.” SOURCE

If you happen to be a fan of Ron Paul or his son Rand Paul you’re not going to like what I have to say, you’ve been warned.

For the longest time I tried to tell people that Rand Paul was as big a NUT as is Ron Paul, and that the NUT didn’t fall far from the tree.

My Facebook friend Lew Waters put it like this: “Rand has stated in the past that he is pretty much in line with Ron, but packages it differently to make it appear more appealing. Many did not want to hear it.”

Another Facebook friend, Bob Sparks, said this: “Ron Paul’s stand against Israel and in favor of the peaceful religion of Islam were enough to make me never be able to support him for any office. If his sons ideas are in line with Ron’s then I will never be able to support him either, no matter how well I like some of his domestic and economic ideas.”

I guess my ideas and suspicions about Rand Paul are coming to fruition.

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7 Responses to Hagel takes helm at Pentagon after bitter fight

  1. Katie says:

    Hagel is part of Obama’s plan to weaken the American military. He is not fit to run an ice cream stand let alone the military. We will soon see they systematic dismantling of the military by Obama under the guise of Sequestration.

    As for Rand Paul, I saw right through him as soon as he came unto the scene. The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree, and Rand Paul is as screwy as his father. I predict the Paulbots to desert Ron and jump on Rand’s bandwagon. Why not? They took over and destroyed the Tea Party, they caused the nomination of every nutcase Senate candidate for the GOP. The Pauls are out to destroy Conservative America and set themselves up as the new Kennedy dynasty.

  2. LD Jackson says:

    I can’t say that I understand why Rand Paul would vote against cloture for Hagel’s nomination, but vote for the nomination itself, once it cleared committee. Logic would seem to dictate that if one had questions about Hagel and didn’t want his nomination to come to a vote in the full Senate, one would vote against that nomination, once it came to a vote. The same would apply to John Kerry, in my opinion.

  3. Longstreet says:

    I know I won’t sleep well tonight! (Nor for many nights well into the future!)
    Pathetic!! May God protect us ’cause our new Sec Def sure as hell cannot!


  4. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    Hagel, however, is in keeping with the Leftist Meme that the “US military is evil” and “Israel is evil.”

    They again get the best of both worlds: fucking the Republicans because this goon was a registered Republican, and supporting a Conehead who truly BELIEVES that the military and Israel are evil.

    Sounds like a win/win for Leftists.


  5. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    Oh — and Rand Paul voted FOR Chuck Hagel. One of only FOUR Republicans who did so.


  6. mrchuck says:

    Had not thought of Hagel falling on his own sword,, but now it makes sense!!!
    Nothing that this “magic negro president” does or supports fazes me anymore.
    The sooner that this fake Obaka is out of office,,, the better for the United States of AMERICA.
    Tread water American Patriots,,,2016 will be the date in infamy for this communist poser, when he cannot be prez anymore!!!!.

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