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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:24 PM

White House: Hagel will win Senate confirmation


MSNBC just reported the Whitehouse says they have the votes.

This is good news. Hagel is not a warmonger.

http://www.the-review.com/ap%20washington/2013/02/02/white-house-hagel-will-win-senate-confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House on Friday dismissed criticism of Chuck Hagel's hesitant congressional testimony and insisted that it expects the Senate to confirm him as defense secretary.

One day after Hagel was roughed up in a grueling confirmation hearing, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Hagel did a "fine job" and the Obama administration would be stunned if Republicans tried to block the nomination of a decorated Vietnam combat veteran and former two-term GOP senator.

"The president believes Sen. Hagel will make an excellent secretary of defense and that he will be confirmed and he looks forward to working with Sen. Hagel in that position as we continue to advance our national security priorities," Carney told reporters.

If confirmed, Hagel, 66, would be the lone Republican in President Barack Obama's Cabinet, the first Vietnam veteran to be defense secretary and the first enlisted man to take the post.

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Reply White House: Hagel will win Senate confirmation (Original post)
flamingdem Feb 2013 OP
Flashmann Feb 2013 #1
flamingdem Feb 2013 #2
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #3
flamingdem Feb 2013 #4
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #5
DesertRat Feb 2013 #8
Cha Feb 2013 #9
CranialRectaLoopback Feb 2013 #6
liberalmike27 Feb 2013 #7
Cha Feb 2013 #10
flamingdem Feb 2013 #11
Cha Feb 2013 #12
CranialRectaLoopback Feb 2013 #15
Cha Feb 2013 #16
flamingdem Feb 2013 #22
CranialRectaLoopback Feb 2013 #14
CranialRectaLoopback Feb 2013 #13
Cha Feb 2013 #17
CranialRectaLoopback Feb 2013 #18
Cha Feb 2013 #19
CranialRectaLoopback Feb 2013 #20
Bluenorthwest Feb 2013 #23
EastKYLiberal Feb 2013 #21
bvar22 Feb 2013 #24

Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:43 PM

1. Moving on then

What's next on the list of things that give teabaglicons diaper rash and threaten the very fiber of civilization....??

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:48 PM

2. We'll know next week!


Oh, it might be Sen. Bob Menendez, they're after him and it's got underage sex allegations to make the media and the teapubs interested.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:49 PM

3. They'd better have the vote on Hagel pretty quick, then, before the Menendez

thing gets deep. Need every vote.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:52 PM

4. Uff good point

I think he'll survive the allegations but supposedly will hand over the gavel of the foreign relations comm.

Okay yes I got jumped on a few days ago here hoping for just that. because he opposes Cuba
travel and it's disgusting to me that he can have so much power when he puts a personal issue ahead of
our constitution and our rights to travel. But anyway of course we need him badly. I just wish another
dem would run that committee because he'll block every bill to improve things with Cuba.

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:44 PM

5. Obama skeet shooting.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:11 PM

8. Yup

The skeet truthers aka skeeters are worked up already.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:19 PM

9. I hear Oily is fundraising for

Skeeters R Us.

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:46 PM

6. Too bad

 

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Response to CranialRectaLoopback (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:58 PM

7. Yea, Don't You Just Love It

How the media is trying to portray the appointment of a Republican as the Defense head, as some sort of big victory!?

Any democrats out there that could do the job? No? What? No, really?

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:27 PM

10. Just because Hagel is a republican doesn't mean he

isn't the best one for the job.

I like his resume and his attitude.

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:24 PM

11. I like the fact that McCain

really hates him! He looked like a rejected lover in that hearing or something, tell me yes or no whaaaa!

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:02 PM

12. And, I like the fact..

because of that Jealous WAH WAH WAH.. so many Reality Based Writers are shining a spotlight on McCain for his acting like he needed his diapers changed.

Like Charlie Pierce here..

There really shouldn't be as much low farce in confirming a Cabinet appointment than was on display today as the Senate Armed Services Committee got its chance to blow off steam and posture in front of Chuck Hagel today in Washington. If it wasn't John McCain, bellowing his outrage that the world no longer recognizes his obvious geopolitical genius even the folks in the monkeyhouse love the grumpy old RINO today and that the world has not rewarded him with laurel leaves and flagons of the finest mead. So he spends six minutes trying to get Hagel to admit how brilliant he was to have recommended the "surge" in Iraq. Hagel declines and McCain's fumes, probably because he'll have to wait until Sunday morning to get the kind of fluffing that's the only reason he's still in public life any more. Well, that, and a war with Iran.
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/Today_In_Hagel_Bashing

flamingdem

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:45 PM

15. You mean his Depends changed.

 

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Response to CranialRectaLoopback (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:12 AM

16. Prolly more

accurate.. I just didn't want to get all ageist on him. Have to careful of that you know.. it's like a freaking minefield with him being in his bitter twilight years.

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:19 AM

22. Good read Cha

Charles Pierce is an entertaining writer, I'm probably the last kid on the block to realize this!

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:44 PM

14. McStain loved him until he hated him. What an angry little man.

 

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:43 PM

13. I'm tired of war lovers with 20/20 hindsight.

 

Time we had a SecDef who was always civilian, and certainly anti-war.

I don't care if he was a damned Whig. He's voted for every war he's had the chance to reject.

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Response to CranialRectaLoopback (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:15 AM

17. We're getting Hagel and I think he has

great potential. So your wishes may be realized in the future.

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Response to Cha (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:29 AM

18. We'll get no reduction in the Offensive Department budget

 

And droning of Iran.

Woo, hoo! Change is awesome!

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Response to CranialRectaLoopback (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:33 AM

19. We do have tons of change going

on for those who have their eyes open.

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Response to Cha (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:00 AM

20. Or blinders on

 

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:47 AM

23. What elements of his resume impress you? Never voted no on any war, including Iraq the stupid war

his voting record is pro war, 100% anti choice, anti gay, anti civil liberties. Are those the things on his resume that you like? If not, what are the things you like? Which of his votes, which of his quotes do you have in mind when you say you like his resume?
What specifically do you like about his attitude? The vague language his supporters use is mystifying to me, he could use some strong and clear persuasive voices in his favor.

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:17 AM

21. Good. I watched part of his hearing and determined he was the best man for the job...

 

He's in a comfortable middle of hawk and pacifist... one area of American politics we need moderate leaders in.

Things are too complicated with foreign policy to base it on ideology.

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:52 PM

24. Lets all CHEER for MORE Republicans in positions of power in our government!!!!

What? No Democrats available?


After everything is said and done,
Chuck Hagel is STILL a Reagan Republican,
and I don't like REPUBLICANS.
I don't vote for them.
I don't send them money.
I don't GOTV for Republicans.

I DO send money to The Democrats,
vote for Democrats,
and GOTV for Democrats
To Keep Republicans OUT of our government.

I see nothing to cheer for here,
just another incremental step to The Right.




You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their rhetoric, promises, or excuses.
Solidarity99!
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