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  • Another 'Chickenhawk' opens his beak and squawks

    Ted Cruz: John Kerry, Chuck Hagel 'Less Than Ardent Fans' Of Military

    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) dismissed the military credentials of two of President Barack Obama's cabinet nominees Saturday despite the fact that both are veterans.

    "Okay, we've got two pending nominations, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel," he said in responding to a question at the National Review Institute summit in Washington. "Both of whom are very prominently -- "

    Cruz took a pregnant pause. "Anti-us?" said a moderator.

    "Less than ardent fans of the U.S. military," he continued.

    Hagel, a former Republican senator who Obama nominated for secretary of defense, and Kerry, a Democratic senator and nominee for secretary of state, both served in the Vietnam War. Hagel received two Purple Hearts; Kerry received three and a Silver Star and a Bronze Star.

    Cruz went on to say that former President Ronald Reagan was more deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize than every other nominee put together for his stance towards the Soviet Union. Cruz threw in a reference to the only vice president ever to resign from the office, Spiro Agnew, who served under former President Richard Nixon, saying Reagan overcame the "nattering nabobs" at the Department of State to tell Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, "Tear down this wall."

    "My view of national security and foreign policy is exactly that of Reagan's," he said.

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    Why didn't Cruz sign up for Desert Storm?

    Is he anti-USA?

     

     

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  • #2

    SHRED wrote:

    Ted Cruz: John Kerry, Chuck Hagel 'Less Than Ardent Fans' Of Military

    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) dismissed the military credentials of two of President Barack Obama's cabinet nominees Saturday despite the fact that both are veterans.

    "Okay, we've got two pending nominations, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel," he said in responding to a question at the National Review Institute summit in Washington. "Both of whom are very prominently -- "

    Cruz took a pregnant pause. "Anti-us?" said a moderator.

    "Less than ardent fans of the U.S. military," he continued.

    Hagel, a former Republican senator who Obama nominated for secretary of defense, and Kerry, a Democratic senator and nominee for secretary of state, both served in the Vietnam War. Hagel received two Purple Hearts; Kerry received three and a Silver Star and a Bronze Star.

    Cruz went on to say that former President Ronald Reagan was more deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize than every other nominee put together for his stance towards the Soviet Union. Cruz threw in a reference to the only vice president ever to resign from the office, Spiro Agnew, who served under former President Richard Nixon, saying Reagan overcame the "nattering nabobs" at the Department of State to tell Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, "Tear down this wall."

    "My view of national security and foreign policy is exactly that of Reagan's," he said.

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    Why didn't Cruz sign up for Desert Storm?

    Is he anti-USA?

     

     

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    Wow. Why the heck are repugs so ignorant on history? Oh, I know... it would make the US look less then steller.  It's a wonder they can see the flag in their bodies with their heads shoved so far up their asses.

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    • thankyou
      thankyou commented
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      Republicans seem to have this idealized fantasy of veterans.  They just don't want to support them much.  Look at what they did to Kerry, Max Cleland and Tammy Duckworth.  Many of them seem to have had Limbaughtomies, making them willing to question someone's service as "phony soldiers", while they hid behind hemorrhoids and Nugent's ****************ty pants to avoid service.  What is it about rectal activities that they love?


    • kav
      kav commented
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      Does anyone really expect better of GOP members of congress any more?

  • #3

    Chickenhawk?

     

    Who's currently dropping bombs in at least 4 countries without a declaration of war or U.N. approval?

     

    I'm pretty sure that guy walked right past the recruiter on his way to a "community organizer" meeting.

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    • SHRED
      SHRED commented
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      nedezero1 wrote:

      Chickenhawk?

       

      Who's currently dropping bombs in at least 4 countries without a declaration of war or U.N. approval?

       

      I'm pretty sure htat guy walked right past the recruiter on his way to a "community organizer" meeting.


       

      Look up the definition of Chickenhawk and then get back with us...or not.

       

       

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    • newbie chick
      newbie chick commented
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      nedezero1 wrote:

      Chickenhawk?

       

      Who's currently dropping bombs in at least 4 countries without a declaration of war or U.N. approval?

       

      I'm pretty sure that guy walked right past the recruiter on his way to a "community organizer" meeting.


      UN approval didn't mean much to Geo.W.Bush when he invaded Iraq on spurious evidence, so why are you so concerned now?  When was the last congressional declaration of war issued ?


    • guido61
      guido61 commented
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      nedezero1 wrote:

       

       

      I'm pretty sure that guy walked right past the recruiter on his way to a "community organizer" meeting.


      And yet can still manage to support the US military without hypocritically demeaning those who DID serve valiantly....

      Maybe Ted Cruz should have attended a few more "community organizer" meetings.  Apparently that's where REAL patriotism was being taught....


  • #4
    Ned sure loves his straw men
    "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH

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    • Jack Walker
      Jack Walker commented
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      LithiumZero wrote:
      Ned sure loves his straw men

      Ned uses examples that the common librul can understand....


    • nedezero1
      nedezero1 commented
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      LithiumZero wrote:
      Ned sure loves his straw men

      You sure do like to misuse the term "straw men". But you're not alone, most lefties here over-use that term when they're cornered with facts they don't like.

       

      Facts like Obama avoided military service and is dropping bombs in other countries without UN approval or a declaration of war.

       

      Facts suck huh?


  • #5
    Derp!
    "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH

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    • #6
      Doubling down
      "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH

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      • nedezero1
        nedezero1 commented
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        LithiumZero wrote:
        Doubling down

        Yes you are...better quit while you're behind....


    • #7
      Awwwww... Someone's butthurt
      "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH

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      • #8
        I'm not sure what it means to be a fan of the military. If it means you believe it should be used for reasons other than defending our nation, then perhaps I'm not a "fan" either.

        Our military is over-funded for the task it should be accomplishing. Its in virtually every corner of the globe, and needs to be brought home, recalibrated for the defense of this country, and stop sticking our nose where it doesn't belong.

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        • #9
          As of 2011, 21% of Congress (House and Senate) are military veterans.

          14% Republican, 7% Democrat

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          • yumpy
            yumpy commented
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            mauser wrote:
            As of 2011, 21% of Congress (House and Senate) are military veterans.

            14% Republican, 7% Democrat

            last democrap i remember, was JFK.

            carter? i went to BYU, does that make me a mormon? 


          • nedezero1
            nedezero1 commented
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            mauser wrote:
            As of 2011, 21% of Congress (House and Senate) are military veterans.

            14% Republican, 7% Democrat

            Right.

             

            It's just the democrat veterans whine a lot more.


        • #10

          BTW, the whole notion of the "chickenhawk" thing is stupid to begin with.

          1. The whole point of elected civilian leadership is to NOT have the military running things.

          2. Draft dodgers etc. are in an age group where their judgment and values still haven't matured. Anyone in their mid '40s who's values, principles, beliefs, etc hasn't changed since they were a teenage is a liar.

          3.  The real hypocrites are the ones like Cindy Sheehan who conveniently forget their outrage when the president changes, yet almost as many US service members have died under Obama as Bush.

          Under former President George W. Bush, 575 American soldiers died and fewer than 3,000 were wounded in Afghanistan. This means under Obama, at least 1,405 soldiers have died and nearly 15,000 additional soldiers have been wounded, which means 70% of the deaths  and nearly 80% of the injuries in Afghanistan have occurred under Obama

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          • #11
            I'm not sure it's completely without merit.

            I believe it's somewhat easier to use the military to accomplish a task if you've never been there and done that yourself..

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