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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:59 PM

Reid: I Won’t Honor Holds On Hagel Nomination (UPDATED: Graham Vows To ‘Fight Back’)

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SAHIL KAPUR 2:54 PM EST, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters Tuesday that he will not honor any holds placed on the nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense.

He said he intends to hold a vote this week if Hagel is cleared by the Armed Serices Committee.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) would not commit to filibuster Hagel's confirmation but signaled that Republicans might do so.

"I wouldn't be surprised if we do have a cloture vote on the Hagel nomination," McConnell told reporters.

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Graham Vows To ‘Fight Back’ Against Reid For Disregarding His Hold On Hagel

SAHIL KAPUR 11:48 PM EST, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2013

Sen. Linsdey Graham (R-SC) said Tuesday night that he was very disappointed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) threat not to honor his "hold" on the confirmation of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense.

"I'm very disappointed," Graham told a small group of reporters after the president's State of the Union speech. "I'm very upset about it and I'm going to fight back." Graham said he will demand a cloture vote and hopes all Republicans will filibuster Hagel's nomination until the Obama administration provides the answers he wants.

"It gives double-standard a bad name. They really did go hard after Bush when he -- his interrogation policies," Graham said. "They held up Bolton for information. They're trying to jam Hagel through. We need more information about where he got his money and what speeches he gave."

"Chuck Hagel's a good man but they're stonewalling us on Benghazi."

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Reply Reid: I Won’t Honor Holds On Hagel Nomination (UPDATED: Graham Vows To ‘Fight Back’) (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
AAO Feb 2013 #1
NICO9000 Feb 2013 #2
patrice Feb 2013 #3
AAO Feb 2013 #4
pscot Feb 2013 #12
patrice Feb 2013 #13
AAO Feb 2013 #15
patrice Feb 2013 #18
AAO Feb 2013 #19
patrice Feb 2013 #21
AAO Feb 2013 #24
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #26
Botany Feb 2013 #5
Purveyor Feb 2013 #6
BlueStreak Feb 2013 #8
Purveyor Feb 2013 #10
Flashmann Feb 2013 #7
ReRe Feb 2013 #9
Blue Idaho Feb 2013 #11
AAO Feb 2013 #20
Journeyman Feb 2013 #14
denverbill Feb 2013 #16
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #17
oberliner Feb 2013 #22
Cha Feb 2013 #23
Third Doctor Feb 2013 #25
trublu992 Feb 2013 #27

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:04 PM

1. Oh, big tough man Harry. Watch out for Dirty Harry!!

 

You screwed the entire nation by wimping out on filibuster reform. Now you're trying to show you're tough again?

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Response to AAO (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:11 PM

3. Are you saying that Senator Leahy is not his own man? He opposed it too. What might that mean?nt

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Response to patrice (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:13 PM

4. It means that he's an idiot as far as I'm concerned. JMHO!

 

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Response to AAO (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:40 PM

12. Lex parsimoniae

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Response to AAO (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:41 PM

13. Wow. way to collaborate, not. But then perhaps you're only a pawn, not granted

the right/powers of freely evaluating and deciding independently - or - you're not a pawn and that actually is a free, independent, rational evaluation you just delivered, not just opinion, in which case I am told that you have a right to it, but that right does not require that I, or anyone else respect that which, apparently, is not capable of respecting differences on this and/or other matters and surely you wouldn't oppose reaping what you sow, unless you're claiming somekind of PRIVILEGE that I was allowed no choice in the divine act of deigning to bestow that on you. Therefore, the result of the - or - above is, hence, a stalemate of disrespect, which is what we have going on now without filibuster reform, in the status quo, so perhaps you'll pardon me if I observe that you are the same thing as that which you CLAIM oppose, which possibility places your squarely in the fascist class.

FOUR fingers!

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Response to patrice (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:52 PM

15. I'll pardon you, but I still think you're full of it.

 

You are such a pleasant person, patrice. Thanks for your input.

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Response to AAO (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:17 PM

18. Which one of us is posting under their real name, the probabilities are that you are the one

who is full of it, because you apparently don't have the courage of your "principles" that you scourge others for lacking.

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Response to patrice (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:30 PM

19. Probably 99% post under a pseudonym. So you're the only principiled DUer?

 

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Response to AAO (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:40 PM

21. Did I say I am the only principled DUer? & Because most/many people do something, does

that necessarily make that the best thing to do?

Is there something wrong with me pointing that out? If there is, you should seriously do some self-evaluation of your possible pawn-ness. Get a mirror and ask some honest questions about how propaganda works.

This "conversation" began with a question; you have been disrespectful every step of the way AND you are making claims about your criteria for respect. Pretty contradictory of you. Is it surprise that your projections are not very convincing since you contradict them yourself. Why doesn't that matter to you?

Why would you even bother and yet be so completely self-defeating, unless being self-defeating is your actual objective.

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FOUR fingers!!!!

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Response to patrice (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:06 PM

24. patrice, it would be nice if you could give me one question at a time. (smiley face)

 

1) No, you said no such thing.
2) Of course not.
3) Absolutely not.
4) I'd love to discuss that with you offline.
5) It matters.
6) That is a matter of opinion.

Nice chatting with you, patrice. I'm trying to make new friends here - I'm sorry for my part in this ugly incident.


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Response to AAO (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:28 AM

26. It means that new blood is needed in the Senate

 

Unlike the House of Lords, your upper chamber is always politically relevant.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:13 PM

5. Thanx a lot Harry

"I wouldn't be surprised if we do have a cloture vote on the Hagel nomination," McConnell told reporters.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:14 PM

6. Still trying to confirm this but I believe I heard the Cspan announcer say the Sen. Susan Collins

of Maine will vote in favor of Hagel, giving Hagel the 60 votes needed, hold or not.

Developing...

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:15 PM

8. Lots of drama about nothing. When the vote comes, there will be 75 votes

or more.

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:29 PM

10. Major Garrett ✔ @MajorCBS - I am reliably informed Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine...

Major Garrett ✔ @MajorCBS

I am reliably informed Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will soon announce backing Chuck Hagel. WH and Hagel backers believe they have 60 votes.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:14 PM

7. Reid: I Won’t Honor Holds On Hagel Nomination

So..........How long til he honors holds on Hagel......?....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:16 PM

9. Harry has a spine that...

appears and then disappears. He was quite hunched over on Inauguration Day. Did anyone else notice it? When he was walking to the balcony with Pelosi et al? I thought he was going to collapse.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:38 PM

11. Too Little, too late Harry.

Spineless Harry will fold on this any minute now because he's too busy feathering his own nest to be bothered with actually doing the people's business.

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Response to Blue Idaho (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:32 PM

20. I though it read "Too Little, too Harry" - and that sounded right to me.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:46 PM

14. Sen. Harry Lawnchair makes another in a series of useless, soon to be discarded threats . . .

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:54 PM

16. I'll bet you he honors holds on Richard Cordrey. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:03 PM

17. Why dont we believe you Harry? nm

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:09 PM

22. Armed Serices Committee?

Is there even such a thing as a copy editor anymore?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:04 PM

23. Good for Harry.

Thanks DonViejo

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:15 AM

25. I don't believe any damned

word Reid says. Just watch him honor a hold if one is made.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:45 AM

27. I'm sure if the republicans blow Harry will fall

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