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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:18 PM

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/26/ted-cruz-john-kerry-chuck-hagel_n_2558491.html

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.


Spiro Agnew? Really? This is what your references are?

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:21 PM

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

That must include sending people out to die while avoiding military service himself!

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:23 PM

2. This explains a lot about Cruz ......... Reagan had Alzheimer's

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:26 PM

3. I'm sorry… What the fuck?!?

Has Ted ever serve in combat like Kerry and Hagel, or is he just another in a long line of Republican chicken hawks?

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:26 PM

4. The military doesn't need "fans". It's something to be used and maintained for our

defense. Its members need to be cared for in order to maintain readiness and capability, and to honor our promises to them (and attract future recruits). That's it. Kerry and Hagel have a very realistic, non-sentimental view of the military (which comes from their service and their wounds) that will serve us well. Ted Cruz is an utter jackass.

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:27 PM

5. Opposing the president's national security nominees in a time of war

Disgusting.

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:28 PM

6. Ah yes. Our national security and foreign policy should be mostly about stopping the USSR!

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:29 PM

7. The "nattering nabobs" at the state department knew the wall was coming down

And they informed the white house of that fact.

So Ronnie was able to get up and grandstand and pretend that he caused the wall to be removed.

By the time the wall was removed Reagan's "stance toward the Soviet Union" was that he couldn't find it on a map.

And by the way WTF is some asshole moderator doing leading this asshole on by tossing in little remarks like "anti-us"?

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:29 PM

8. and of course he has spent not one second in the military

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:30 PM

9. Can the Senate be saved?

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:36 PM

10. Reagan claimed he filmed Nazi death camps in spite of never leaving Hollywood during the war.

Reality impairment a common Republican quality.

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:38 PM

11. Cruz is the new Demint. aka batshit crazy teabagger

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 04:45 PM

12. Nutball teabagger never served in the military.

Total chickenhawk. Are we all that surprised?

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:11 AM

13. Yet another chickenhawk opens his beak and squawks

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:24 AM

14. That's because they have been IN the military.

Cruz sounds like a fool.

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:26 AM

15. Yes, Ted.

Two guys who served on the FRONT FUCKING LINES IN VIETNAM have no respect for the military. You giant fucking douchebag, do you LISTEN to yourself when you speak?

Jesus FUCKING Christ, can we just have these guys committed? Can we make it so that they have to spend the rest of their Senate terms in a padded goddamn room somewhere?

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:27 AM

16. I'm perfectly happy for idiots like this to keep talking

This is the Christine O'Donnell / Sharon Angle effect. Yuck it up, genius. Most people know Kerry and Hagel served with distinction in combat, while Cruz is a coward teabagger chickenhawk. This isn't even in dispute.

What a clown.

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Response to Mass (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:41 AM

17. We need a good Chickenhawk printout picture

and every time one these disgusting cowards open their mouths, we bombard his office with thousands of chickenhawk pictures. Something to paper their walls.

Anybody have a good one??

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