- Hagel believes America is headed away from party rhetoric and the future is focusing on the middle. (We're not sure he really understands the results of November 2)
- "The America he sees today isn’t as polarized as TV talking heads make it seem. (But for years he was happy to be one every one possible to loft his bombs against George W. Bush)
- “Registered Independents are, and have been the past few years, the plurality of registered voters in America, what’s that tell you? We’re not going out toward more partisanship in the populace — just the opposite. People are going more inward, toward the center.” (Again, it appears he failed to notice where those independents went on November 2. Lower taxes, less government, the center?)
- The center isn’t where Hagel sees his party headed. He says the emergence of far-right groups like the Tea Party could make things difficult for the GOP. ...now the Republican Party is really controlled by the extreme,” he says. “Republicans are fighting Republicans. Conservatives are fighting conservatives." (Only if Republicans fail to return to their values of less government and fiscal responsibility)
- Of his political future Hagel says, “I’m not looking for work. I’m not looking for government work. (Good, because not even Obama is stupid enough to give him more responsibility or work)
- On the military Hagel told folks at a Veteran's Day ceremony that, “We are unfortunately evolving into a country — not unlike Rome and some of the other great republics — where you’ve got a warrior class and then the rest of society. “You just buy the services.”
He says our all-volunteer service “means, for example, that 99 percent of America is not connected either directly or indirectly to any kind of service. (His Washington beltway mentality continues to show. Apparently he hasn't seen the tributes to our fallen soldiers on television and media, he hasn't seen the motorcycle riders or the folks on the roadway sides waving flags here in middle America. Maybe his Vietnam post traumatic syndrome is once again rearing its ugly head in this guy's egotistical mind)
- Inheriting those two wars is a major reason Hagel says he’s still bullish on Obama, despite the president’s approval rating falling to its lowest point 10 days before the midterms. (Once again Hagel, the Obama lover, the 'I'll do or say anything for a cabinet post Hagel, has no conception of reality)
- Hagel and the Reader continue, "Add it all up — the wars, the recession, the Republican-controlled House — and Hagel sees a country searching for a new “center of gravity.”
“Politics reflects society. It doesn’t lead society, it doesn’t change society. Politicians reflect who they represent. If they’re not responding, then there’s going to be something happening. We are seeing a new governing coalition being built in this country — that’s what’s going on right now.” (Despite this convoluted diatribe, Hagel is right that something happens when politicians don't respond. That's why the House is in Republican hands. But Hagel's vision of a new center of gravity just shows his true lack of ability to read what's happening in this country and much of it is about his hero, Barack Obama.)
Friday, December 10, 2010
Chuck Hagel Still Delusional
We somehow missed the November 17 edition of The Reader, one of Omaha's weeklies. Admittedly, it's not the first freebie we rush out to get every week. With that mea culpa we see that one of our favorite subjects, oops targets, the former failed out-of-touch, egotistical and delusional Chuck Hagel was the topic of one of the paper's interviews. How could we have missed that?
In the article by Brandon Vogel, 'Finding Middle Ground', Chuckie tells them and us that he sees a new era in American politics--apparently his own. We might suggest that it is time for cataract exam for the has-been.
According to the article: