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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:11 PM

Just announced on MSNBC, Hagel confirmed...

Source: MSNBC

The vote was 58-41.

On edit: Only news source with a story, so far.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/26/hagel-clears-test-vote-in-senate-on-second-try/



Shakespeare put it best about the opposition: "Sound and fury, signifying nothing."

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Reply Just announced on MSNBC, Hagel confirmed... (Original post)
Archae Feb 2013 OP
OKNancy Feb 2013 #1
Warpy Feb 2013 #2
Deep13 Feb 2013 #3
Archae Feb 2013 #4
freshwest Feb 2013 #10
freshwest Feb 2013 #9
gauguin57 Feb 2013 #5
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #6
Inuca Feb 2013 #42
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #49
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #7
Cha Feb 2013 #14
sweetloukillbot Feb 2013 #18
Cha Feb 2013 #34
muriel_volestrangler Feb 2013 #19
Cha Feb 2013 #35
Inuca Feb 2013 #44
Cha Feb 2013 #16
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #23
Cha Feb 2013 #36
JI7 Feb 2013 #8
freshwest Feb 2013 #11
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #12
Douglas Carpenter Feb 2013 #28
Archae Feb 2013 #22
rdharma Feb 2013 #24
politicasista Feb 2013 #31
rdharma Feb 2013 #32
politicasista Feb 2013 #38
Lobo27 Feb 2013 #13
mpcamb Feb 2013 #15
OKNancy Feb 2013 #17
Inuca Feb 2013 #45
politicaljunkie41910 Feb 2013 #20
Inuca Feb 2013 #46
flpoljunkie Feb 2013 #21
Downtown Hound Feb 2013 #25
alarimer Feb 2013 #26
Macoy51 Feb 2013 #40
Inuca Feb 2013 #47
union_maid Feb 2013 #52
grantcart Feb 2013 #54
Faygo Kid Feb 2013 #27
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #29
BeyondGeography Feb 2013 #30
Pterodactyl Feb 2013 #33
leftynyc Feb 2013 #41
Pterodactyl Feb 2013 #43
leftynyc Feb 2013 #50
Pterodactyl Feb 2013 #51
leftynyc Feb 2013 #53
Pterodactyl Feb 2013 #55
leftynyc Mar 2013 #56
Pterodactyl Mar 2013 #57
leftynyc Mar 2013 #58
Pterodactyl Mar 2013 #59
Kablooie Feb 2013 #37
cranberry Feb 2013 #39
bemildred Feb 2013 #48

Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:13 PM

1. hey there.. as soon as there is a story up

on one of the sites, be sure to give us a link.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:13 PM

2. The sourpusses said they'd change their votes after their recess

which makes it apparent they're just grandstanding for morons.

We deserve better. I wish red state voters would wake the hell up.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:14 PM

3. This counts as two wins for the Ds...

...because not only did Obama win the vote, but the teabaggers--after making such a stink--got kicked in the ribs.

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Response to Deep13 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:17 PM

4. Circular kicking squad.

They did it to themselves.

Thank you, Cruz!

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Response to Archae (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:31 PM

10. Cruz is vying for Allen West's vacated Commie-Radar Job...

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Response to Deep13 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:30 PM

9. +1

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:24 PM

5. Just got breaking news email from CNN, saying he's confirmed

"The U.S. Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary after a bruising political fight.

The former Nebraska senator, a Republican, will succeed Leon Panetta at the Pentagon."

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:26 PM

6. Congratulations, Secretary Hagel.

You didn't deserve that nastiness. I'm STILL waiting for Bob Corker to show us those angry Senate staffers who were "lining up" to testify against him. Guess Corker made that up, just like all the other smears.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:22 AM

42. Corker was a disappointment in all this stupid mess

I thought he was better than that, one of the very few serious R senators.

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Response to Inuca (Reply #42)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:41 AM

49. I read that Corker made "temperament" insinuations against McCain

in the 2008 primaries... which was true, LOL--but it seems to be a preferred passive-aggressive tactic of his against the people he's told to oppose (I think all GOP Senators are puppets of their big donors).

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:26 PM

7. Here's a link to article at AP



Final confirmation vote article: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HAGEL?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-02-26-17-09-36

And for those that are curious the 'cloture vote'
that vote was 71-21-2
Roll call list for cloture vote here: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00023
Roll call for the final vote is not up yet.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:38 PM

14. Thanks Tx.. From your link..

The vote Tuesday was 58-41, with four Republicans joining Democrats in backing President Barack Obama's nominee.


On the vote, two Democrats did not vote - Mark Udall of Colorado and Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey.


I want to know which republicons voted with the Dems but don't see anyone reporting it, yet.

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Response to Cha (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:44 PM

18. My money on Murkowski and that senator from Nebraska for two of them...

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:40 PM

34. Ah yes, Senator Deb Fischer might vote for the

home state guy..and Murkowski.

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Response to Cha (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:45 PM

19. That AP link now has it:

Hagel's only GOP support came from former colleagues Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Dick Shelby of Alabama as well as Mike Johanns of Nebraska and Rand Paul of Kentucky.


Rand Paul did something sensible? I'm confused.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:41 PM

35. Wow! not who some of us expected.. thanks muriel

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:25 AM

44. Rand Paul did something stupid

(what a surprise!) he voted AGAINST cloture and then was a yes on confirmation http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00023

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:38 PM

16. I see.. it's not up, yet.. thank you, Tx n/t

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:08 PM

23. Below is a link to the full final vote list, it's up now

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:42 PM

36. Thanks Tx.. big surprise!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:30 PM

8. which way did his "friend" mccain vote ? how about that little punk lindsey graham ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:32 PM

11. Hum, that would be nice to rub their noses in.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:53 PM

28. Even Sen. Susan Collins of Maine voted no. Even she feels she has to cave into the nuts.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:53 PM

22. McCain and Graham voted no.

McCain is getting really good at stabbing his "friends" in the back.

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Response to Archae (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:09 PM

24. Grandpa McCain

 

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Response to rdharma (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 08:30 PM

31. LOL

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Response to politicasista (Reply #31)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:14 PM

32. Don't encourage me!

 

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Response to rdharma (Reply #32)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:04 PM

38. It's all good! n/t

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:36 PM

13. Republicans just suck....

People like Cruz make me sick, who in the blue hell does he think he is. I'm from Texas, but to me this guy is nothing special. He makes Texas look bad, and makes latinos look like complete idiots...

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:38 PM

15. I posted this elsewhere, but it's sad that no one will rub people's noses in this...

These are our representatives, wasting everyone's money, time and energy, to arrive at exactly where it was going anyway.
We're surrounded by pressing, time-sensitive issues that'll directly cost us scads of money and they chose instead to piss away weeks on this.
People need to absorb this and the loss it represents on other fronts so they can react to it.

They need to BLAME and then translate it into votes.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:42 PM

17. First grunt confirmed as Secretary of Defense - email I just got


Dear Nancy -

Moments ago, by a vote of 58 to 41, the U.S. Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel as our country's next Secretary of Defense.

Few understand the sacrifices made by our troops and military families better than Secretary Hagel.

He'll be the first enlisted man to serve in the position, was awarded two Purple Hearts (his brother earned three), and made a career of advocating for veterans in the U.S. Senate.

That's why VoteVets drove tens of thousands of petitions, letters and calls into the Senate during the confirmation process.

Share your thoughts, priorities and well-wishes for Secretary Hagel, and we'll deliver them to the Defense Department next week.

http://action.votevets.org/hagel

You should be proud of our collective effort in this fight -- the voice of veterans and military families made a real difference in overcoming the first ever filibuster of a Secretary of Defense nominee.

And while a number of Republicans put patriotism over party today, it was sad to see once proud moderates like Lindsey Graham cower in fear of a potential primary campaign.

But overcoming the right-wing smears ensures Chuck Hagel emerges from this process stronger than he entered -- fully vetted, battle-tested and ready to lead on day one.

I hope you'll share your thoughts and priorities for Secretary Hagel at the link below -- it's an opportunity to have your voice heard by the incoming leadership at the Department of Defense.

http://action.votevets.org/hagel

We'll be in touch,

Jon Soltz
@jonsoltz
Iraq War Veteran
Chairman, VoteVets









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Response to OKNancy (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:27 AM

45. Very nice

I am very glad to see that VoteVets was all in for Hagel

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:48 PM

20. I certainly hope that Hagel has a memory that is long, and a heart that is vengeful.

President Obama can't stoop to the level of these rightwingnuts, because he has to maintain the decorum and the aura of the office of the Presidency. But the Sec Def can be as bad-ass as he wants to be and I certainly hope he seeks his revenge. If I were Hagel, I would not take a scalpel to the Defense budget but a hatchet and I would start in the Red States. I would certainly like to see any base closures jobcuts originate and end in those states where those senators all took their symbolic vote against him. To do otherwise, does not make him the bigger man, it would make him a fool. After all, these people were out to destroy him, for sport, not in the name of truth, or otherwise. They had a vendetta against this President, and a score to settle for Hagel's criticism of the Bush Administration but in the final analysis, they are just plain evil. I hope Hagel becomes the Godfather of the Defense Dept and those senators who screwed over him will soon have to kiss his ring.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:28 AM

46. AFAIK

he does have the long memory, but is too smart to be vengeful.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:53 PM

21. Roll Call vote up now. No Democrats voted No. Lautenberg did not vote.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:37 PM

25. Now, if you would please shove a fire hose up your asses Republicans

I would be most obliged.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:41 PM

26. I really don't get the right-wing hissy fit over this.

It's all over Twitter.

He's a Republican, for pete's sake. Is it just because he was appointed by Obama?

As far as I'm concerned he's a run-of-the-mill Republican and I'm sure he's an asshole, but not for the reasons the Tea Baggers think.

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Response to alarimer (Reply #26)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:45 AM

40. I Don't Understand As Well

 

I also did not see the fuss about the nomination. The President won the election, barring ethical or criminal issues, he gets to pick his cabinet.


Macoy

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Response to alarimer (Reply #26)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:30 AM

47. He is NOT an asshole

and he has stepped on many republican toes in recent years, his last few years in the Senate and since.

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Response to alarimer (Reply #26)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:21 PM

52. He stood up to Bush/Cheney on the way the Iraq war was being run

Once he became a vocal critic that was it for him with the Republicans. They used to march in lockstep, remember. And of course, the Tea Partiers just need to know that Obama picked him.

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Response to alarimer (Reply #26)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:00 AM

54. As a grunt he has the gravitas, the determination and the smarts to


take the knife to a lot of expensive exotic weapons that the Pentagon doesn't really want but are a jobs/subsidy to big armament companies.

Among the things he has said that have an ominous ring (for those living off the Defense dept largesse) is that the Defense Department is not a jobs creator.

He will have an eye on how the defense budget impacts regular enlisted guys.

I think that the Pentagon is going to love him because they have tired from getting expensive toys and then not being able to get the stuff they actually think they need.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:51 PM

27. Take that, Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post

Of course, she's off on a rant, even reduced to quoting the insane Concerned Women for America in support of her position.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2013/02/26/hagel-confirmed-58-41/

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #27)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:01 PM

29. I've been waiting for this reaction, with great satisfaction.

So delicious! I've wondered if Hagel had to get a restraining order against her yet. It's like he strangled her puppy or something.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:03 PM

30. On to the next spectacular waste of time

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:24 PM

33. Awesome! It's about time!

I can't think of anyone better qualified for the job than Hagel.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #33)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:50 AM

41. Really?

You can't think of one Democrat who could be a better SOD? What's done is done and I'm just as happy as any Democrat that the pubs looks like jackasses here but the job should have gone to a Democrat.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #41)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:25 AM

43. Really! If there was a better person, he or she wouild have been nominated.

Otherwise, why go through all the drama and cost of nominating someone suboptimal? I think the administration has made a wise choice.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #43)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:06 AM

50. No - the President wanted a republican

in that job and that's what he got.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #50)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:48 PM

51. Huh. Didn't seem to work very well. He picked an R the other Rs didn't like.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #51)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:16 AM

53. They wouldn't like ANYONE this President

appointed. Precisely why I was against appointing any repubs to the cabinet. If they're going to bitch, we may as well have one of our own in such a sensitive position. You'll never get me to believe this person was the BEST person he could have gotten. There are dozens who could have fit the bill.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #53)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:28 PM

55. Oh yeah? Name ONE who would be better than Hagel. Other than Obama himself, of course.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #55)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 07:38 AM

56. Wesley Clark

John Tester, Joe Sestak, Pat Murphy, Tom Daschle, Max Cleland, Bob Kerrey, Chris Dodd, Tom Harkin. Are those enough, because there are plenty more.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #56)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 09:56 AM

57. Wow. You're right. So now we have a suboptimal SecDef during wartime, without the confidence...

...of Democrats, Republicans, or the American people. The decsion making process that selected Hagel was really, really botched.

Now we're stuck with the mistake.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #57)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 11:17 AM

58. He'll be fine

There are dozens who COULD do the job and hagel is among them. My objection was simply giving the job to a republican when it easily could have gone to a democrat.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #58)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:22 PM

59. Yes! He'll be awesome! I mean fine.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:11 PM

37. Well, that was simple, wasn't it?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:18 AM

39. I was thinking,

I'm sure the klan and the nazi party are solid republican voters. And if there is anything they hate more than people who are not white it is the Hebrew. So here you have graham and mccain lashing Hagel because they don't think he loves Israel enough. I wonder if they decided to back off worried that they might lose some of their strongest supporters.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:30 AM

48. Victory is sweet. nt

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