Barack Obama has always cloaked his bully tactics behind a veneer of photo-ops and media complicity portraying him as a caring person. Now that he’s been reelected, any façade he constructed has been jettisoned, and as Senator Lindsay Graham said when informed Obama would select Chuck Hagel as the new Secretary of Defense, Obama has decided his second term will be an “in your face” term.
As Graham noted, Hagel left the mainstream of the GOP years ago:
I like Chuck Hagel. He served with distinction in Vietnam as an enlisted man — two Purple Hearts. But quite frankly Chuck Hagel is out of the mainstream of thinking on most issues regarding foreign policy. He has long severed his ties with the Republican party. This is an in your face nomination of the president to all of us who are supportive of Israel. I don’t know what his management experience is in regards to the Pentagon or global if anyway, so I think it’s an extremely controversial choice … It looks like the second term of Barack Obama is going to be an in your face term.