Defense Secretary Nominee Chuck Hagel: “If Confirmed, I Intend To Learn About The Defense Department” (Video)

No wonder Barack Obama loves him so much…
Chuck Hagel told the Senate Armed Services Committee today:
“If Confirmed, I intend to learn about the Defense Department.”
Well, that’s comforting.
Via RNC Research:

That’s like voting in a president with no private sector experience and then expecting his economic policies to succeed… Oh, wait.

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  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    One would think that a nominee to oversee a federal division would have some sort of familiarity with its function…

  • MT Geoff

    Or selecting a one-term senator with zero other political experience to be Secretary of State.
    Being fair-minded, we’ve had Secretaries of Defense with very limited defense background for a lot of our history. For some reason, we never seem to select retired generals for the job — they’ve gone to State instead.

  • Redlite

    What a dunce!
    He would make a perfect lapdog for Barry.
    Would you please throw me a stick,Please.

  • Indiana

    Ohhhhh Goody! Another official in the Obama administration that thinks on-the-job training is satisfactory to the People of The United States; as we all get killed or sent into bankruptcy watching the inmates running the asylum.

  • MT Geoff

    Besides, we could play Obama’s pick-an-idiot-for-secretary for days on end.

  • Sean

    Most defense secretaries have experience in the private sector as ceo’s of companies. Hagel is not qualified.

  • wodiej

    Well that’s comforting. I guess obama feels if getting a job without qualifications is good enough for him, it’s good enough for anyone he wants to give a post to. This is insane.

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  • cavt

    Fits in perfectly with our man/child dictator. Doesn’t know anything about what he will be in control of. Birds of a feather…….

  • Makes sense. We passed Obamacare to find out what was in it.

  • Sam Stone

    He is the PERFECT candidate because he does NOT know the DoD. Why would it matter if the goal of your nominee is to “fundamentally transform” the DoD? What would it matter if tasked to support more of the Islamic world? To ARM more Islamists. To go into the interior of Africa to fight the warlords Obama’s Kenya family has issues with. He is pitting Muslim against Muslim in the African interior. While arming the Islamists in Egypt who then send arms to their friends in central Africa. Arming the Islamists in Libya so they can kill our Ambassador and 3 others then arming them to go to Algeria to kill more Americans at the BP plant.

  • Sam Stone

    Hagel if confirmed will be just another in a long line of Obama post turtles.

  • FMB42


    Just how far do you think one of us would get if we gave that reply while being interviewed for the position of a highly skilled job that required a certain level of previous experience and/or knowledge?

    Ya, we’d be quickly ushered out the door.

    It’s alarming that Chuck thinks this position can be competently filled by someone who feels they can get by with some “on the job” training.

    Wait a minute…who else has Obama nominated that was utterly unqualified for the job?

    Umm…what’s her name…oh ya, Janet Napolitano…right? Or how about that Treasury guy…Tim what’s his name…Geithner wasn’t it?

    Then again, Bush made some pretty lame nominations himself. I guess the President of the strongest nation on earth has a right to make a few minor mistakes now and then huh? /s

  • donh

    Hegelian Rationalist codespeak for licking Obama’s boots and doing everything the New Verld DisOrder commands of him.

  • Dave in NYC

    It is not surprising that if you watch the video, he does not actually give the quote attributed to him by Jim Hoft. The actual quote is “There are a lot of things I don’t know about. If confirmed, I intend to know a lot more than I do. I will have to.”

  • ★FALCON★

    Obama said to judge him by the people he surrounded himself – and he makes it easy with these appointments.

  • Adi

    Learning on ‘da go Chucky, that’s ‘da way.

    You have to be the DoD chief to know about the DoD. Genius.

  • anti-bho

    And you thought letting obama ‘earn while he learned all about presidentin’ was a maybe a democrats joke?

  • anti-bho

    Hell, why not? obama has been learnin’ presidentin’ and goff and skeets shootin’ goin on five years now.

  • FMB42

    Sorry Dave, but the “on the job training” comment I made still holds true in this case.

    Again, this is not a position that should be given to someone who admits that he “doesn’t know a lot of things about.”

    Sure, I’ll give Chuck a little credit for being honest.

    Just don’t be surprised if he later excuses any of his mistakes by saying “hey give me a break, I’m new to this job and I’m still trying to learn about it” (that is, if he even has the ethics to admit it, which is unlikely with our current crop of blameless politicians and leaders).

    No, this is a bad omen no matter how you look at it.

  • Look-Out

    This YouTube made an impression on a certain stubborn someone I know…KGB defector telling us how much trouble we’ve been in for years…

    “Obama’s End Game Revealed —

  • RealMc

    I agree there Chucky……..

    Army Basic Training followed by Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Corps Boot Camp would be an excellent beginning foundation.

    Followed of course by a year long deployment back to back to back with each service would of course be the next logical step.

    Then, and ONLY then, should you be considered a remote possibility of Sec Def.

  • Texas_Treeroach

    . . . and if I get my hands on four wheels, I intend to learn about being a wagon.

    Beat it Chuck. Everyone know why you were appointed for the position.

  • Sam Stone

    #13 “Wait a minute…who else has Obama nominated that was utterly unqualified for the job?”

    Vice President Joe Biden.

  • MT Geoff

    #24: I’m hard pressed to come up with anyone Obama nominated who was competent, with the exception of retaining Robert Gates at Defense. I acknowledge that Sec Paneta has been better at Defense than I expected.

  • Lincoln’s widow

    You forkwits were for Hagel before rwnj’s blogs tell you to be against him. I can’t believe that you folks swallow this garbage altho on one level it makes sense: GIGO

  • bg


    Lincoln’s widow #26 January 31, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    you really need to learn how to color within the lines..

    not true, besides, even if it were, it’s the opposite for me..

    and depending on what he does, i may change
    my mind, but so far, he’s all talkie no walkie.. 🙄


  • shadow

    #24 January 31, 2013 at 5:56 pm
    Sam Stone commented:

    #13 “Wait a minute…who else has Obama nominated that was utterly unqualified for the job?”

    Vice President Joe Biden.

    Biden does a great job. He’s kept the GOP from impeaching Obama hasn’t he?

  • L.barney

    HMM-Where have I heard something like that before? WHAT A DUNCE!!

  • Lincoln’s widow

    bg please don’t address me in the future kthanxbye

  • JDR-Taq

    The newest thread, I won’t despoil, but it is interesting.

    Someone Tell Barry… Number of Tornadoes at Ten Year Low

    Someone tell Jim Hoft…

    Number of Times Reading or Engaging his Comments Sections also at Ten Year Low.

    Which might explain that when I click “Post Comment” and get the email and name automatically input into those fields, HE HAS NO IDEA.

    Jim, have you even mentioned even once in comments something like “I am aware of this problem and am taking steps to rectify the situation, thank you all for bringing the matter to my attention!”

    That’s odd behavior, psychologically, to me.

    Just think about it:

    The folks who run and write posts for AoSHQ, Conservative Treehouse, Freedom Outpost, Mychal Massie, Flopping Aces, and many more — actually ENGAGE AND COMMENT IN THE THREADS.

    Who doesn’t? Gateway Pundit, Michelle Malkin, Big Government and all it’s affiliates…


    Are we not donating enough to the tip jar?

    And why the three-days-now hack that allows us to see TGP’s last commenter’s supposedly confidential email address?

    I will await a sensible and verbose reply. Someone email me when he makes a rare appearance, while appearing to give two s&&ts about his reputation or his biggest fans, because I probably won’t see it.

  • bg


    re: #27 January 31, 2013 at 7:11 pm bg

    flashback : ht :jaundos

    March 27, 2007

    Sen. Hagel’s Reckless Rhetoric

    [RINO (Republican in Name Only) Sen. Chuck Hagel boldly suggests (without being bold enough directly to identify with the sentiment) that some congressmen are considering impeachment proceedings against President Bush because he is flouting Congress and the public on Iraq. Hagel needs to be pressed on this.


    Someone needs to deliver Sen. Hagel and his like-minded congressional colleagues a memo explaining that the president is commander in chief and that he cannot be fired either by Congress or the people in the absence of committing high crimes and misdemeanors, which involve monumentally more than policy disagreements with the legislative branch. If anything, it is certain congressmen, not the president, who are exceeding their constitutional authority by attempting to usurp the president’s lawful power as commander in chief.

    Populist politicians are fond of congratulating themselves for attempting to implement the public’s will, but it was just such demagogues the Framers had in mind when they installed safeguards in our constitutional framework to prevent a mobocracy.

    Sen. Hagel owes the people, who he claims to
    represent, an apology for his reckless rhetoric.]



  • Patty

    Hillary, now Hagel, just plain embarrassing. But one thing for sure when it all hits the fan, Hagel will stand by his man.

  • Patty

    Another Obama in Rino form.

  • JDR-Taq

    Ann Barnhardt told me that adding a comment section to her blog does nothing but soothe the narcissists.

    This is odd to me.

    Odder still is my question, just how narcissistic is ignoring your comment section?

    Or what, Jim? Do you post as, Militant Conservative or BG, or, God Forbid!, Lady Mondegreen or shadow, just for kicks?

    How the hell would any of us know?

    Great content, most definitely, which is why I’ve been reading the GP for so long.

    But it’s like living in the “House of Stairs” sometimes, with an invisible, apathetic, entity feeding a hive of mouse clickers. Different in that we all came here willingly.

    Read it, from 1974, no less.

  • Lincoln’s widow

    “his reputation”

    Now that is truly hilarious! What reputation? All he does is regurgitate someone else’s “articles” and inserts a few “its an Obama world” and other redundantly vacuous pabulum, then feeds it to you squawking vultures like it was rotten meat.

    Has he ever had an original idea or a viable solution to accompany hiz bilious bitching blog-o-vomits?

    Gimmee a break.

  • JDR-Taq

    Okay so maybe Jim fixed it. Since I didn’t just get Patty’s Email in my field.

    I mean, I still remember it — Christ, who couldn’t?

    So, I guess….

    Taq (speaking as if into the aether): “Thanks Blog Making Machine 2000™!

    Jim – “(beep boop boop)”

    Jim – :generates next post:

    Jim – :watches, or doesn’t:

  • JDR-Taq


    Starting to agree with you there.

    Read the blogs I listed above. I won’t insult Jim by linking them, but a google for each will quickly get you there.

    All of them actually write what was, in ages past, called “copy”. WRITE! Themselves! I’m talking essays! Cohesively-linked paragraphs, ten and twenty of them!

    And all the owners engage with the peanut gallery.

    Yeah. This, this is a Hostess- Ho-Hos™ diet.

    Addictive for the content, but damn, Jim. Just do like Ann and turn comments off entirely.

    I would be good with that. And I promise to link you at all those other sites.

  • Steve

    We have a 7 minute clip of McCain vs Hagel posted on CC…

  • Lincoln’s widow

    “I’m talking essays! Cohesively-linked paragraphs, ten and twenty of them!

    And all the owners engage with the peanut gallery.”

    Bingo. Give that man a prize.

    See milkfarm thread for an example of “local” input to a local issue.

  • Flintstone F.

    lincoln’s widow

    You are mistaken if you think people here were supportive of Chuck Hagel as a nominee.

    Obama’s process is to fill cabinet positions with “well meaning whites.” His firewall from blame. And they must be lock step with lefty agenda’s. So he needs the stupid ones.

  • bg


    JDR-Taq #35 January 31, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    on the sauce again.. 🙁


  • bg


    JDR-Taq #38 January 31, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    radical as usual.. *sigh*

    and yes, we used to have great give and takes until the
    trolls took over around the time Cain was killed by able..

    at any rate, i can hear you stomping your feet from here.. 😛


  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    You forkwits were for Hagel…

    If you think that the actual conservative commentators here march in lockstep with the Stupid Party, well, you’re terribly mistaken.

  • Patty

    Hagel: ‘There are a lot of things I don’t know about’ Defense Department issues [VIDEO]

    Read more:

    I do believe he is a Soros plant.

  • Patty
  • Cactus

    #38 January 31, 2013 at 7:46 pm
    JDR-Taq commented:

    Addictive for the content, but damn, Jim. Just do like Ann and turn comments off entirely.

    I would be good with that.

    Aw, c’mon. I mostly read GP for the comments.

    That said, I haven’t had any trouble with the “someone else’s email in the reply box” issue. I use Firefox with Adblock… are those of you having trouble using Internet Explorer?

  • Patty

    Hagel, once I saw this guy, I knew he wasn’t trustworthy. Obama seems to be running out of options. His choice is very suspicious and now I know why. I do believe that Soros has been the real man holding the strings on everything. I can’t wait and pray to see the day when I am proven right.

  • Patty

    #47 January 31, 2013 at 9:36 pm
    Cactus commented:

    Hummm! Firefox hit too.

  • Cactus

    #49 January 31, 2013 at 9:40 pm
    Patty commented:

    #47 January 31, 2013 at 9:36 pm
    Cactus commented:

    Hummm! Firefox hit too.

    Oh okay, thanks for the head’s up… I’ll watch out.

  • Patty

    #37 January 31, 2013 at 7:39 pm
    JDR-Taq commented:

    Maybe I need to call in a Hypnotist to make you forget. WATCH THE BIRDIE WATCH THE BIRDIE YOU ARE GETTING SLEEPIER AND SLEEPIER

  • Patty

    There are some very computer savvy people on here. I copied a post of someone’s here and it came up anonymous. PROBLEM THERE WAS NO ANONYMOUS ON THAT TIME AND NO WHERE ON THE THREAD.


  • gracepmc

    This is not only an incompetent nominee , this is dangerous for the security of our country.

  • Patty

    #53 January 31, 2013 at 9:51 pm
    gracepmc commented:
    Obama + Hagel = Soros

    Elimination of America as we have known it.

  • Patty


    Good News

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  • FurryGuy

    So far Hagel’s performance at the confirmation hearing isn’t going to inspire confidence that he might even remotely be competent and qualified for the position.

    He’s probably as much as shoo-in as Kerry was, despite the fact Jacques Francoise is as equally unqualified and incompetent for a Cabinet position.

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