Only 27 Republicans vote to keep Democrats from confirming anti-Semite Hagel
What a proud morning to wear an American flag lapel pin on your tailored blazers, eh Senators?
Jewish Democrats were never going to break ranks because Jewish Democrats are largely secular, and even those who aren’t rank their metaphysical religious convictions behind their earthly devotion to the godhead of State. They were and always will be lost causes and an embarrassment to their faith. They are the camp enforcers, heirs to Soros legacy, and soldiers of those who fund much of the current transnationalist progressive agenda.
But Republicans who postured about the defeat of Hagel only to then allow that they’d made their point — which evidently is that they are capable of making empty gestures and strike a pose for headlines — and reverse course, allowing for the vote, are, as far as I’m concerned, enemies of our military, enemies of our allies, and enemies of the citizens of a constitutional republic who rely on the federal government, as one of its enumerated roles, to provide for a strong defense.
And they are the reason why the Republican party needs to splinter.
Chuck Hagel failed to disclose many of his ties — both ideologically and monetarily — to a number of suspect organizations, many of whom evinced tenuous if not direct ties to terror organizations. Sworn enemies of the US have applauded Hagel’s rise. Islamist extremism is, to Hagel, largely a lie — concocted by the neocons and aided by the powerful Zionist lobby. And besides, Israel is the bad actor, the creator of Islamic terrorists, of which there aren’t many, that whole idea about Islamic extremism being an exaggeration and what not promoted by the Jews and their sneaky Jew agenda. He argued. Foolishly and transparently.
Now, I know many conservatives and non-Ron Paul libertarians are upset with Senator Rand Paul’s affirmative vote, but frankly, that vote doesn’t bother me: Paul voted to keep the nomination from coming up for a vote he knew from the numbers was a done deal if the filibuster option was defeated, and once the Republicans lost that vote — thanks to the McCainian axis of Mavericky Squish, which to his shame included Orin Hatch — Paul decided to show “deference” to the President in a way that, while I don’t agree with it, I can nevertheless understand politically.
Having voted to confirm Hagel, who would have passed anyway, gives Paul a certain leverage to go after Brennan, who seems to be his chief worry. That is, it provides him with the cover of offering deference once the nominee makes it past the vetting process, which Hagel had, and allows him to point to that deference when he refuses to offers such deference to Brennan.
– And of course, it doesn’t hurt that Rand Paul probably gained favor with the hard-core Ron Paul crowd — at least, those who received the Good Doctor’s years of newsletters, which were often consonant in tone with that of Hagel’s various public statements about Israel, Iran, and the “Jewish lobby.”
Which is the surest sign yet that Paul is seriously positioning himself for a run for at GOP nomination in 2016, Rubio or no Rubio, Christie or no Christie, Jeb Bush or no Jeb Bush.
None of which much matters right now, because the fact is, the US just installed as its defense secretary a raving anti-Semite. With the approval of the Senate.
I guess “never again” has been downgraded to “oh, come on. I mean, what are the odds, amiright?”