The LuLac Edition #2324, January 7th, 2013
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WHY NOT HAGEL?
Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel is President Obama’s choice for Secretary of Defense. He is a former Vietnam Veteran, two term United States Senator and a person throughout his career tat has ticked off just about everyone. The main reason for his pick, people say is that Obama wants a Defense Secretary that is going to make serious, but responsible cuts in the Pentagon budget. But on TV this weekend, Lindsay Graham one of the Southern Senators who is a neo con who supported those two undeclared wars that helped run up the deficit said that Hagel was “out of the mainstream”. Really? Hagel is a Conservative Republican that has made tough statements on Israel, the Mideast and was a stickler on government waste. Isn’t the latter right out of the GOP playbook? Hagel will most likely be confirmed by a close vote. But President Obama grew a set in not backing down on this nominee.
To gauge the true sickness of the national GOP, ponder this question. It is one thing for them to stomp their feet and hold their breath when the name of an African American woman named Susan Rice was bandied about for Secretary of State. With her Benghazi statements and the attitudes of the national GOP, I can understand why Rice went down. But what does it say when the Republicans in Washington torpedo a white, conservative Republican, Vietnam combat veteran who served with them in the Senate?
It says their hatred of this President trumps what is good for the country. When the national GOP can’t agree on one of their own, Arlen Specter, a few months in the grave still tells us he made the right decision to get away from these lunatics when he switched parties.