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Obama Lurches Left With Pick of Hagel for Defense

Hoosier Conservative Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 8:51 AM
Unfortunately, the "Big O" (not Oprah) keeps surprising us. Every time we think he "can't possibly move any further left", he finds a way to yank the steering wheel hard left. If he did this in a car, he'd spin out, crash and burn, much like the country is doing today.
Hoosier Conservative Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 11:45 AM
By "American Interests" are you refering to allowing a madman to obtain nuclear weapons? A madman that stated his goal was to wipe Israel and the US off the map.

Chuck Hagel is an anti-semite and is blinded to any evil that shares his same view when it comes to the existance of Israel.
Corbett_ Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 10:25 AM
But picking a man who puts American interests first is not an example of "lurching left".
Barack Obama, we have been told by his admirers on the left and right, is an instinctive centrist, a moderate always ready to negotiate compromises, a politician deeply interested in the nuances of public policy.

His image as a centrist took hold at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, where he gave a speech hailing not the blue states or the red states but the United States of America.

But over the course of Obama's first term, this analysis increasingly sounded like wishful thinking. And never more than during the past week, with the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of...