Nebraska Republican senator Chuck Hagel is calling it quits http://owh.com. Sen. Hagel is not running for reelection or for the presidency. All I can say is HOORAY!
Sen. Hagel has been a thorn in the side of the Republican party for a long time now. Not unlike Sen. John "F--- You" McCain (R-Ariz), Sen. Hagel has thought that he is a party of one. If one does not listen to the pontifications of the Sage From The Heartland then one is a knuckle dragging Neanderthal.
Sen. Hagel is one of those Republicans that just does not learn. Sen. Hagel loves to reach out to the Democrats, again not unlike Sen. "F--- You" McCain.
Here is the first lesson for a Republican that "reaches out" to the Democrats. Make sure to watch your back and that YOU have all the cards in the deck in your favor.
People like Sen. Hagel and his erstwhile ally Sen. "F--- You" McCain always go out of their way to Democrats. Take the "comprehensive immigration reform" bill-scam. People like Sens. Hagel and McCain let the Democrats pretty much write the bill.
It is one thing to reach out to the other side, but to let them use you to embarrass your party is not a good thing.
Oh, sure, Sen. Hagel loved to get the face time on the Sunday morning talking head shows. And., Sen. Hagel loved to get tomes published in the New York Times. Of course his appearances on television and tomes in the den of the enemy were almost always critical of the party he claimed to represent, the Republican party.
As Nebraska is one of the Reddest states in the United States, there should be no problem for the Republicans to keep this seat. And, elect an actual Republican, not a publicity-seeking sycophant.
Let us hope that Sen. Chuck Hagel simply slithers off into the sunset and now we Republicans can elect one that remembers that he, or she, is a Republican.