Schumer: Hagel “Almost Had Tears in His Eyes” During Meeting

February 21, 2013 2:16 am 3 comments

Sen. Chuck Schumer. Photo: wiki commons.

Politico – New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that Chuck Hagel “almost had tears in his eyes” as he explained to the former Nebraska senator that the expression “Jewish lobby” is rooted in a negative depiction of Jews.

Schumer made the remarks about President Barack Obama’s pick for defense secretary at a breakfast in lower Manhattan hosted by the Association for a Better New York and the Downtown Alliance.

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  • No Chuckie, you are a bit mistaken in your interpretation. Hagel indeed had tears in his eyes, but it was only the Amalekite himself being brought to tears upon encountering such flimsy Jewish opposition to his appointment in the figure of a US Senator who disdains his own identity.

  • richard sherman

    Chuck..Did Hagel tell you how beautiful Hitler’s hands are the way Heidegger did? I’m sure he and Heidegger think the same way…Hagel cares as much about the Jews as Goebbels…Wake up Chuck!

  • I wonder, does the term “double standard” relate to “double entendre” for politicians? Do “almost tears in one’s eyes” resemble the tears of a crocodile? A wily crocodile? You know, my paternal grandfather’s name was Charles Smith. I always called him Grandpa Charlie. He was the most honest man I have ever known in my life. His wife, my Grandma Esther, called him Charlie, even when they were speaking in Yiddish. He was born in Siemiatycze, Poland. Unfortunately, in 1903, there was a pogrom in his shtetl; and he had to leave very quickly by himself. Three years later he ended up at Ellis Island with the name Isadore Makler. Along the way to America, he had heard that having a “Jewish name” may not be such a good thing, for he might have difficulty finding work. So at Ellis Island Isadore Makler became Charles Smith, my Grandpa Charlie, the most honest man I have ever known in my sixty-three years on this earth. Grandpa Charlie worked as a cook in hotels most of his adult life. He often worked with shellfish. He said when he would put the lobsters live in the boiling water he would hear a definite cry. My gosh, crustaceans express feelings. They are living creatures after all. Grandpa said that he would sometimes almost tear up when he heard that sound because he could sympathize with their suffering. But the lobsters would sell for a high price at the tables of the Sheraton Hotel, in downtown Chicago. Enough said!

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