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Chuck should be toast, not just roast

Chuck should be toast, not just roast

Via Israel Matzav, Chuck Hagel refuses to disclose payments he has received in the last five years from foreigners, Is Chuck roast? Hagel refuses to disclose foreign funding sources:

Will this finally be enough to break the Obama administration’s hold over Senate Democrats when it comes to the Hagel nomination? Chuck Hagel has refused to disclose to the Senate Armed Services Committee the sources of his foreign funding over the last five years. Is Chuck roast?

Via Josh Rogin, GOP senators call for delay in Hagel committee vote:

Two senior GOP members of the Senate Armed Services Committee told The Cable Tuesday that they won’t consent to a committee vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be secretary of defense until the former Nebraska senator discloses all of his recent paid speeches and until an allegation of misconduct in his Senate office is fully investigated….

At Hagel’s Jan. 31 confirmation hearing, ranking Republican James Inhofe (R-OK) noted that the committee had requested Hagel provide all of the speeches he had delivered over the last five years, since he left the Senate, including disclosing who paid him for them. Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) gave Hagel a deadline of Monday at 5 p.m. to provide more information for the record. Hagel testified that many of his speeches were private, not videotaped, and often did not include prepared remarks, but that he would comply with all legal requirements.

On Tuesday afternoon, committee member Jeff Sessions (R-AL) told The Cable that the deadline had passed and that the committee had not been given the information it requested, specifically on who paid Hagel to give speeches. “A number of senators wrote and asked for additional financial information that I thought was reasonable and the chairman agreed and directed that information be provided by yesterday. It has not been provided. Those were reasonable requests,” Sessions said. “I believe the request for financial information was legitimate and should be complied with before a vote takes place.”

Hagel’s nomination now is an embarrassment.  If he does not fully and completely disclose foreign sources of income, his nomination should be withdrawn.


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Insufficiently Sensitive | February 6, 2013 at 3:20 pm

In questioning Senator Hagel, Senator Ted Cruz very explicitly raised just that question: that Hagel had not complied with the Senate’s request for the texts of his speeches of the last five years, nor for disclosure of income from foreign entities for his speeches.

It’s not a surprise that Cruz’s strong and explicit questioning was avoided like the plague by the MSM. It couldn’t be obfuscated away by limp-wristed reporting, so it was ignored altogether.

Looks like Senator Infohe has the fortitude to stick to the message, and Senator Levin can’t find a way to duck it. Good on both of them.

Henry Hawkins | February 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Looks like the Democrats’ vetting apparatus has been superceded by the egoistic demands of the child Pinnochio currently in the White House. No way would the usual Dem gang miss the mountain of problems – they will have advised against this nomination and got overruled by smart power leading from the rear.

Toast ? Think again. If Plouffe wasn’t affected by this, the d-cRAT extremists won’t think twice about hagel’s anti-American money grubbing:

“One of Barack Obama’s most senior advisers was paid $100,000 (£64,226) in speaking fees by a branch of a company that does controversial business with the Iranian government.

David Plouffe, a top White House aide who masterminded Mr Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, received the money from a subsidiary of MTN, a South African telecoms firm.”

    profshadow in reply to EBL. | February 6, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I just love watching Chrissy get all red in the face and veins poppin’ out!

    Poor guy…he’s headed for a stroke.

Hagel will finally unite all those Brit and French half assed borders designed for the ‘The Fertile Cresent’.

Since you have again delayed Keystone Barry Boy, better start lining up as many raw fuel haulers as you can, cause we gonna need the fuel, after Israel makes that “Fertile Cresent” GLOW!

I’ve said it before…

Hagel’s nomination is a dirty joke on the American people. Apart from being a complete boob (“I won’t be running anything” in speaking about being the SecDef), the man is both an anti-American and pro-Iranian ideologue who fancies himself a courageous maverick.

Filibuster as needed. Screw McAnus.

No. Obama actively defended his foreign and undisclosed contributors and is now serving his second term as president.

This is at least one reason to not vote for a Democrat. It is nearly impossible to hold them accountable for their actions.

Was this a bad dream…

just weeks ago Obama threw pork at his Federal work-drones in the form of a pay hike, but…

we are CUTTING military pay…??? Seriously…???

    gasper in reply to Ragspierre. | February 6, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    And are significantly increasing military health premiums, deductibles and prescription costs, beginning this month, and civil servants get another pass. Gotta keep that voter base happy. I’m sure you’ve heard the Zero say if a budget is not passed SS recipients and military may have their checks delayed. He never mentions the entitlement groups or civil servants.

TrooperJohnSmith | February 6, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Obama will just claim Executive Priveledge on behalf of Hagel. Then, at midnight, he can declare the Senate in recess and appoint him under a recess appointment.

My gut tells me certain Senators know more about the real “Chuck Hagel” than anyone, through intra-personal dealings, and “grapevine” type things.

Hence, he became kinda “rougue”.

Let me be so bold–and scorned by some.

Because you served in Viet Nam. Saw combat. Does not make you an American hero. Does not make you patriotic. Does not make you noble.

Many came back hating their country. The military. Some even bought into the psy-ops about communism.

20 years ago they were all lumped into one club–baby killers that lost the war.

Now, they’re all hero’s.

Neither is remotely true.

I understand how and why ‘Nam vets stick together, and defend each other. I get it. But, in a private moment, some will also tell you what cowards, punks, and adversaries they had among their ranks.

People are human. Even Viet Nam veterans.

    Layoff the Viet Nam Veterans spiel, after thirteen months in the bush, we came home only to get kicked in the groin.

    Hagel is Hagel; he just happens to be a Viet Nam veteran and he is not as bad as Genghis Kerry who served two tours in Viet Nam that he completed inside of four months.

Henry Hawkins | February 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Just think, our national security will soon be held in the sure hands of Obama, Biden, Hagel, and Kerry.


    Mister Natural in reply to Henry Hawkins. | February 7, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Hey HH
    the russkies are buzzing japan with their fighters & the chicoms are lighting up japanese defense assets with their missile targeting radars.
    looks like they have taken the measure of our current regime and found it wanting. the don’t think little barry will fulfill our treaty commitments
    sucks to be japan(and our other allies) these days
    taiwan’s probably shaking in their boots, too

“Hagel’s nomination now is an embarrassment.”

Which is, in fact, not a problem for the leaders of the party that nominated him, who are without shame. All he really needs now is a good sex scandal and they may ask him to run for president after Obama … and Hillary.

Chuck was put up as a ruse.
He was never the preferred selection, merely dog-meat.
After he is stricken, the actual preferred selection shall be trotted forth.
See Susan Rice / Kerry.
This is a bait and switch game, and most are blind to it.
So, we toss Hagel, and then when someone even worse, say Franken… is floated, well… we would look like obstructionist’s to just keep opposing every single appointment…
Don’t take the bait.