‘Cruzed’! Cruz crushes Hagel; Chuck Todd, other lapdogs slam Cruz

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Ted Cruz just pummeled Chuck Hagel…

— NoSoup4u (@gstokes13) January 31, 2013

Indeed. Senator Cruz continued his streak of awesome during his questioning of Chuck Hagel at his Secretary of Defense hearing.

Ted Cruz notes that Hagel hasn’t been transparent and cooperative with the committee.

— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) January 31, 2013

Cruz hits Hagel for lack of disclosure on speeches — transcripts, who paid him, where the money come from.

— Andrew Stiles (@AndrewStilesNRO) January 31, 2013

Senator Ted Cruz is smacking Hagel for agreeing with the statement, “The US is the World’s Bully” on al Jazeera.

— Nice Deb (@NiceDeb) January 31, 2013

Cruz: Has Israel committed war crimes? Hagel: “No, but… No I do not.”

— Andrew Stiles (@AndrewStilesNRO) January 31, 2013

Ted Cruz: Do you think it’s appropriate for the US SecDef to agree the US is “*the* world’s bully,” like you did, Sen. hagel?

— InnocuousPicGuy69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) January 31, 2013

Good Lord, Hagel agreed the US was “the world’s bully” on Al Jazeera.

— InnocuousPicGuy69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) January 31, 2013

After he got Cruzed (yeah I’m going to make that a thing) Hagel is even slower and more stumbling.

— DrewM (@DrewMTips) January 31, 2013

Cruzed! Make it happen, people.

Observation: Senator Cruz’s questioning of Hagel received decidedly mixed reviews.

— Andrew Stiles (@AndrewStilesNRO) January 31, 2013

Yes, some didn’t like Senator Cruz’s epic drubbing. Guess who? That’s right; Media lapdogs. Or, as Ace of Spades calls them “the Left’s rescue efforts.” How dare Senator Cruz question Hagel about statements he made, or with which he agreed?

RT @amandacarpenter: Here is the clip of Hagel’s appearance on Al Jazeera @sentedcruz played at the hearing today bit.ly/XMfoLE

— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) January 31, 2013

Callers and stuff don’t count. Or something!

RT @daveweigel: God help me if I’m ever judged by how I respond to a C-Span caller.

— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) January 31, 2013

@daveweigel I’ve been on CSPAN dozens of times since 1982 and I’ve had horrible things said in questions and I’ve objected. Every time.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) January 31, 2013

as u see from RTs of @jpodhoretz, left’s Rescue Effort is saying “all he did was accept the premise, he didn’t offer the premise himself”

— InnocuousPicGuy69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) January 31, 2013

And then Chuck Todd donned his head cheerleader outfit.

@chucktodd TO THE RESCUE!! twitter.com/chucktodd/stat…

— S.M (@redsteeze) January 31, 2013

Imagine if C-SPAN caller opinions were regularly used against politicians when they choose to ignore and answer what they want.

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) January 31, 2013

Callers and emails? Seriously? C-SPAN Washington Journal producers just panicked that no elected pol will ever come on again

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) January 31, 2013

Ted Cruz going all @meetthepress on Hagel, he brought a clip

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) January 31, 2013

Anybody who has ever been on a show that takes callers or emailers knows you try to ignore the crazy and respect a show’s format.

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) January 31, 2013

what someone says in an interview in a book, speech etc. total fair game but judging on responses to crazy callers/emailers, come on

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) January 31, 2013

One thing is clear, Ted Cruz knows how to get attention. He may at the bottom on seniority, but he made the most of his 5 mins

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) January 31, 2013

He then retweeted this:

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Sigh. Twitter users rightly call out lapdog Todd.

@chucktodd You keep saying that Hagel ignored callers. But he didn’t. He agreed with them affirmatively.

— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) January 31, 2013

@philipaklein I’m not trying to defend Hagel on this; just think going down the road of crazy callers/emailers is slippery slope

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) January 31, 2013

@chucktodd how is msnbc going to save #Hagel ? You know obama is on the phone with msnbc now going over the proper editing and spin

— Aaron (@adstout) January 31, 2013

For somebody not trying to defend Hagel, @chucktodd sure is working hard to defend Hagel. MT @chucktodd: I’m not trying to defend Hagel

— Schindel (@BartigerHoosier) January 31, 2013

@chucktodd So you misstate your position on national television in order to appease a show’s format. That sounds virtuous.

— Sunny (@sunnyright) January 31, 2013

Boom! Then MSNBC’s Chris Hayes weighs in, pom-poms at the ready.

This is bottom of the barrel stuff from Ted Cruz: playing Al Jazeera random caller asking Hagel a question.

— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 31, 2013

@chrislhayes Well, good for you. But even if u think Cruz was unfair, do you not agree that there’s a distinction b/w ignoring & agreeing?

— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) January 31, 2013

@chrislhayes Yes, how dare Ted Cruz use Chuck Hagel’s own refusal to rebut a ridiculous premise against him. An outrage! #clownmedia

— Paul Zummo (@PaulZummo) January 31, 2013

Seamus RT @chrislhayesThis is bottom of the barrel stuff from Ted Cruz: playing Al Jazeera random caller asking Hagel a question.

— S.M (@redsteeze) January 31, 2013

Zing!

RT @philipaklein: Remember when media attacked Santorum for not correcting questioner who said Obama was a Muslim? abcn.ws/Ju4XY5

— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) January 31, 2013

Yes, but Obama doesn’t like him!

Those not blinded by Obama cheerleading have a much different take.

Senators Graham and Cruz deserve our utmost gratitude for standing tall in questioning Chuck Hagel for SOD. They asked the right questions!

— Sounding Aloud (@teachdance4u) January 31, 2013

Watching Chuck Hagel bumble around, not answer questions and be grilled by Cruz and McCain is quite entertaining. #tcot

— Kevin McKeever (@bankofkev) January 31, 2013

Sen. Cruz hammered #Hagel Sen. Levin tried to mitigate – not working.. .

— Ray H. Jenkins (@RayHJenkins) January 31, 2013

Sorry I missed @tedcruz carving up Chuck Hagel on TV like a roast.

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 31, 2013

Related to Hagel confirmation hearings: Ted Cruz rocks.

— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) January 31, 2013

Only thing left is for Ted Cruz is to hold up Hagel’s severed head.

— DrewM (@DrewMTips) January 31, 2013

Now Ted Cruz is demolishing him.

— InnocuousPicGuy69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) January 31, 2013

Hagel should just yell WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE to rally his supporters. Worked for Hillary. This is just brutal.

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) January 31, 2013

Cruz is hammering Hagel even better than Graham.

— Landon(@OrwellForce) January 31, 2013

Ace of Spades then puts it all in a nutshell.

I’m less curious whether Hagel is qualified to be SecDef than I am if he’s qualified to be Asst. Manger at the Scottsdale Mall Foot Locker

— InnocuousPicGuy69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) January 31, 2013

Bingo. Also summed up? Media lapdogs.

You can tell @chucktodd and the media are objective by the way they reflexively spin on behalf of a catastrophic nomination hearing

— InnocuousPicGuy69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) January 31, 2013

I mean, that’s what “objective” people do — they immediately claim that what you clearly saw with your own eyes didn’t happen

— InnocuousPicGuy69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) January 31, 2013

@aceofspadeshq Hey, remember that time Trent Lott said “good observation Strom” and the MSM was all “don’t sweat it Trent”? Me neither.

— David Ringelman (@bimbim1) January 31, 2013

Look at all the Democrat Media Complex lemmings fact checking Cruz instead of Hagel. Isn’t it adorable? #StateRunMedia

— RB (@RBPundit) January 31, 2013

Keep exposing yourselves, media lapdogs.

Update: Video!

Video of @sentedcruz telling Sen. Hagel his “conduct is not what one would expect from the Secretary of Defense.” youtube.com/watch?v=9g6MNW…

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) January 31, 2013

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