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CHUCK HAGEL LIKELY TO BE OBAMA’S PICK FOR DEFENSE SECRETARY EVEN THOUGH NO ONE LIKES IT
January 4 2013
Washington, D.C. - One of the core ideas that candidate Obama had tried to push when he was running for President was the idea, one not foreign to candidates, or bringing together both sides of the aisle. It had been his dream to broach partisanship and end the conflict that caused so many challenges in getting anything done in Washington.
That has not happened. In fact it could be argued that the discord between the two parties is worse now than it was before Obama took office, possibly the worst in decades. Obama did try to make things work but clearly that did not happen.
Still, it is something that he appears ready to try. No matter the failure, which really did result in a weakened first term, Obama is once again trying to cross party lines by his likely nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel, a Republican from Nebraska. Hagel’s nomination, though, will likely be a fight to push through because some people don’t like him or really the whole notion of working with the other party which they would be forced to do to give him the job.
Hagel has been working on the President’s Intelligence Advisory board since resigning his position as Senator which he held for three terms.
Some of the objection has been based on Hagel’s perceived dislike of Israel and, through that, his rampant hatred for all Jewish people in the United States and abroad.
Hagel presumably also hates Vietnamese people because he killed so many of them during the war in which is won two Purple Hearts.
“With the exception of John Kerry, I think anyone that Obama is going to nominate is going to be an issue and even Kerry was not the first choice. Hagel does seem a good choice, in that he would probably do a good job even if he does hate Israel. Ultimately real policy is decided by the President and the Secretary of Defense just advises, though his selection could mean a latent anti-Semitism in the President which would be no good,” said Scrape TV Political analyst Gabriel Kinsey. “I mean we already know that the people of Nebraska hate Jews since they voted for this guy three straight times but putting him charge of all the missiles and bombs and tanks and planes, well that would be dangerous to say the least. I mean the Nazis had that kind of control and look what they did.”
Hagel has not commented on the brewing controversy yet, nor on why he hates Jewish people so much.
“The real trouble here would be if Obama was choosing him for this role because
Obama himself was secretly an anti-Semite. Putting a like-minded person in charge of the military, well, that could be a prelude to action. I mean Obama is already taking away all of America’s guns so logically the next step would be to control the military. I just assume Jewish people would be the first, though far from the last, to die if that were to happen,” continued Kinsey. “Or it could be that this is all blown out of proportion and people just want to give Obama a hard time. Remember that Hagel is Republican and all Republicans love Israel, he may just love the country a little bit less than the others. Jewish people don’t love Republicans very much, obviously, but that doesn’t stop it from coming in the other direction.”
Hagel is likely going to blame all the drama on the Jews,
Edward Bastil, Political Correspondent