When it comes to punishing ‘opinion’ makers this week, we have two contenders: Chuck Hagel VS Donald Trump.
First: Chuck. Evidently ‘Chuck’ has been following Obama around on various trips overseas for years…either hoping he’d be nominated for the job of Secretary of Defense, or training for it. Obama seems to love him, no doubt because he has the same philosophy about the Middle East as Obama does…everything Muslim is good. Everything Jewish…is not.
But many in the G.O.P. are not happy with Hagel’s past ‘opinions’, especially those opinions he has on Israel.—
Hagel once referred to the “Jewish lobby” and it’s supposed efforts to “intimidate” members of Congress, and he has openly distanced himself from Israel, reportedly asserting that he was not an Israeli Senator.
Right. So…once again…the G.O.P has put out a warning: Behave, or we won’t confirm you.
Lindsey Graham, a Republican Senator for South Carolina, has said Mr Hagel “would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense towards the state of Israel in our nation’s history.”
But when you got Henry Kissinger, the man who worked with ALL the Republican Presidents, stating that Israel will be gone in ten years…you have to wonder if Chuck Hagel isn’t just another Chris Christie—-and where does this all lead?
Second: And then there’s Donald.
Now, Trump might want to make sure he keeps on the “buzz” side of the equation, with Comcast‘s (CMCSA) NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt saying the network will take action if he “becomes somehow hurtful and says or does things that cross a line,” according to a report in Deadline.com. Accordingly, Trump has “engaged in sexist behavior” and “perpetuated the racially charged birther conspiracy.” The same campaign, from the liberal group MoveOn.org, last month hired a mobile billboard reading “Dump Trump” to circle Macy’s corporate headquarters.
So? Who is going to be censored more in the press whenever they state their opinion?
Nobody Thinks that Donald will be censored more, because he attacked the main man himself…Obama, AND because he could still run for President in 2016. The press hate him. You will see an onslaught of bad press coming up in the next few years. I’m sure Trump tied a dog to his limo at some point in his life…we just don’t know about it yet.
Besides, Hagel seems lame compared to the new CIA appointee Brennan, who once referred referred to Jerusalem as “Al Quds,” the Arabic name for the city, and he announced that the government would not use the terms “Islamists” and “Jihadists.”That little nit bit alone makes us all soooo much safer, don’t you think?
But…Mr. Brennen sure does a fine job of killing them Muslims with drones. So, I think Brennen is going to attract more fire…than Hagel. This will all die down in a few days, unless of course they want to use his confirmation as a big show…to distract us from the economy.
They do love to all blow hot air.
While we will be talking about Hagel for weeks, Trump will be somewhere doing what he always does: Making money.
So, Donald Trump wins the Nobody’s Perfect award for today simply because I like his opinions!
And by the way…Mr. Greenblatt also said: “We talked him out of running for president, wasn’t that good enough?”