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Feb 05 2013

Levin: Hagel Proves Obama Muslim Brotherhood Infiltration

Jesus, the attacks from the loony right just got dumber and dumber by the day. Right wing talk show host Mark Levin — one of Clarence Thomas’ best friends, by the way — says that the Chuck Hagel nomination proves that Obama is part of the Muslim Brotherhood. Naturally, the Worldnutdaily is all over it.

The talk host contended Obama’s nomination of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as defense secretary is evidence that Obama himself embodies the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood.

“You want to look into Obama’s soul?” Levin asked, then look at Hagel.

“What kind of commander-in-chief would nominate somebody like Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense?” he asked.

This is standard tribal rhetoric. He disagrees with Chuck Hagel on some things, so Chuck Hagel is not just wrong, he’s everything that Levin hates, all at the same time. And since Obama nominated him, he is too. And anything less than 100% agreement and commitment is proof that Hagel is the enemy. Even the slightest hint that he isn’t absolutely in the tank for anything the Israeli right wing wants is proof that he supports Muslim terrorists, and therefore that anyone who supports him is also a Muslim terrorist.

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  1. 1
    slc1

    Look, the arguments about Hagel’s views about Israel are so much nonsense. The reason the neocons like Levin don’t like Hagel is because he was a critic of the ill fated adventure in Iraq. It should also be pointed out that former Israeli Prime Minister Sharon told Colin Powell and his deputy, Lawrence Wilkerson before the fact that the proposed invasion of Iraq was a bad idea that would only serve to strengthen Iran’s position in the region. So I guess that Sharon, like Hagel, was also anti-Israel.

  2. 2
    oranje

    Levin, D’Souza, all of them seem to be so obsessed with the idea that they can see deep down to the real Obama, the angry, militant one. All of this projection on one of the more milquetoast presidents we’ve had in some time.

  3. 3
    fifthdentist

    It’s even worse than that. I’ve also heard that Obama is holding strange ceremonies at Camp David with the purpose of waking the sleeping Cthulhu.

  4. 4
    slc1

    Re fifthdentist @ #3

    It is also alleged that Obama engages in skeet shooting while at Camp David. Quelle horrors.

  5. 5
    Michael Heath

    Who could have predicted that the Senate Republicans would allow Democratic Sen. Kerry to breeze through his nomination process to become Sec. of State while hyperventilating over retired Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as Sec. of Defense?

    I know what the pundits are now saying in hindsight regarding Mr. Hagel’s nomination. But that doesn’t address my question given that Republican have no problem manufacturing arguments out of thin air along with all the mud Republicans slung at Sen. Kerry in his bid for the presidency in ’04. Some even claimed Sen. Kerry was a traitor and should have been indicted for such.

    I simply don’t understand why they picked one battle and not another, or why they didn’t go after both nominees.

  6. 6
    eric

    I simply don’t understand why they picked one battle and not another,

    Just guessing, but maybe they see Kerry as someone who will simply take orders from Obama and who heads a department they don’t care much about anyway. I.e., an implementer rather than a policy maker. Whereas with Hagel, they worries his views might influence WH policy and have an impact on a department they care very much about.

  7. 7
    jnorris

    Mark Levin is evidence the Elders of Zion have taken over the Religious Right Tea Party. Bless his little heart.

  8. 8
    Modusoperandi

    oranje “All of this projection on one of the more milquetoast presidents we’ve had in some time.”
    Wrong. He’s the MOST EXTREME milquetoast president we’ve had in some time!

  9. 9
    dmcclean

    The reason not to fight the Kerry appointment seemed to me at the time to be an expression of confidence that the GOP can win the special election. But this week several of the big names (Scott Brown, Richard Tisei, William Weld, Jane Swift, Ann and Tagg Romney) have declined to run. Now I’m not sure what is going on.

  10. 10
    dmcclean

    Oh, and they hate the Hagel nomination because they fear it will give Obama cover to “cut” (aka not increase by quite so much, but still well outpacing inflation) the defense budget. And cover from the ever-present, hopelessly vague, and generally idiotic claim that no Democrat is “strong on defense.”

  11. 11
    baal

    AI, AI!

    Under the “both sides do it” argument, I’m looking for the Dems to hook up with the National Enquirer. At some point, the general public will wake up to the WND, see the deep enmeshment with the (R), and punish them at the polls. We saw a proof of this concept recently in the general election and the subsequent fracas over indhal’s “party of stupid” comment.

  12. 12
    slc1

    Re Michael Heath @ #5

    The reason the Rethuglicans went after Hagel was because he is considered a traitor to Rethuglican principals for having the temerity to question the wisdom of the war in Iraq.

  13. 13
    shouldbeworking

    It makes live so much simpler if everyone falls into 2 camps: us and them.

  14. 14
    oranje

    @13: That sounds like something THEY would say…

  15. 15
    d.c.wilson

    The neocons are so invested in their perceived rightness of the Iraqi invasion that they can’t stand to even hear anything that might suggest they were wrong. You could see it in the way McCain ripped his former friend a new one at the hearing. They really believe that they will be vindicated one day. In the meantime, anyone who questions their orthodoxy must be destroyed. As an apostate, Hagel is especially hated.

  16. 16
    naturalcynic

    @ slc1: The reason the Rethuglicans went after Hagel was because he is considered a traitor to Rethuglican principals for having the temerity to question the wisdom of the war in Iraq and 100% support of Likud FIFY

  17. 17
    slc1

    Re naturalcynic @ #16

    The issue of Hagel’s position on Israel is just the neocons erecting a straw man. They are far more furious at Hagel for his apostasy over Iraq, which is treason to neocon principals in their eyes and must be punished. Consider McCain’s nattering about Hagel’s non support of the surge there.

  18. 18
    Michael Heath

    slc1 in no way compellingly answers my question @ 5. A question which was framed in a manner that reveals the incoherency of slc1′s answer when it comes to the Senate Republicans’ actual motivation, specifically – the ease with which Iraq critic Sen. Kerry was nominated. It was that very incoherent babbling by pundits which slc1 perpetuates here which motivated me to ask my question @ 5 in the first place.

  19. 19
    vmanis1

    now that Brown isn’t running, the GOP senators appear to have Kerry was the stalking horse in the Susan Rice fiasco (because Scott Brown). Now that Brown isn’t running, they appear to have screwed themselves.

    We often hear that the Senate is a club, and that senators treat each other with respect and kindness, regardless of political differences. The Hagel hearings definitely disprove that.

  20. 20
    vmanis1

    By the way, I’d never heard of Mark Levin. For a moment when I read the headline, I thought the story referred to Carl Levin. Cognitive dissonance.

  21. 21
    vmanis1

    The first paragraph in my last-2 comment should have read:

    Kerry was the stalking horse in the Susan Rice fiasco (because Scott Brown). Now that Brown isn’t running, they appear to have screwed themselves.

    I clearly haven’t mastered my Nexus 7′s keyboard yet.

  22. 22
    slc1

    Re Michael Heath @ #18

    For a smart guy, MH sometimes writes like a schmuck. It’s very elementary, Kerry is a Democrat, Hagel is (or was) a Rethuglican. For a Rethuglican to come out against the neocon’s war in Iraq is an abomination to them. To them, Hagel is a RINO, and hence beneath contempt. The entire hearing before the Senate Committee was an opportunity for McCain and the other clowns to beat him up, which opportunity they took full advantage of.

  23. 23
    iangould

    “What kind of commander-in-chief would nominate somebody like Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense?” he asked.”

    Besides John McCain (in 2008) you mean?

  24. 24
    iangould

    So is Obama a milquetoaste or a kill-crazed lunatic hellbent on destroying all controls over executive power so he can slake his lust for the blood of innocent Muslims?

    According to some on the American left he’s both. which makes about as much sense as him simultaneously being an out-of-touch ivory tower intellectual who’s never held a real job and doesn’t know how the real world workers AND a vicious street thug who left a trail of bodies behind him as he clawed his way to the top of the corrupt Chicago Democratic machine en route to stealing two Presidential elections.

  25. 25
    dan4

    @11: “Al, Al!”

    Huh?

  26. 26
    democommie

    Hagel’s greatest service to his country may have been his beating of Don Stenberg in the 1996 senate primary. And I say that as a person who dislikes Chuckie.

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