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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:29 PM

Mitch McConnell (aka The Turtle) Raises Chuck Hagel Filibuster Possibility

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AP | Posted: 02/04/2013 3:45 pm EST | Updated: 02/04/2013 6:03 pm EST
BY DONNA CASSATA


WASHINGTON Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is raising the possibility of a filibuster of President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary.

In interview this past weekend, McConnell gave Hagel a poor grade for his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee several days ago.

The Senate Armed Services Committee could vote as early as Thursday on the nomination and refer it to the full Senate. Democrats hold a 14-12 edge on the panel.

McConnell said opposition to the former Republican senator leading the Pentagon was growing.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/04/mitch-mcconnell-chuck-hagel_n_2617580.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Well done, Harry Reid.

Well. Fucking. Done.

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Cali_Democrat Feb 2013 OP
montanacowboy Feb 2013 #1
leveymg Feb 2013 #2
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2013 #4
Mass Feb 2013 #3

Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:31 PM

1. HAAAAAAAAAAA Old Harry

outsmarts himself again

Tell me why this guy is still Leader?

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:49 PM

2. Thanks, Harry. Fumbled the ball in the end zone duing the Super Bowl, again.

If this were the NFL, you'd be the Free Agent list, right now.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:27 PM

4. Two more years of gridlock...

Thanks to Harry the Wimp and six other democrats.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:12 PM

3. It would not pass but they are trying to get Obama to withdraw Hagel's candidacy

55 dems + Cochran and Johanns = 57.

McCain and Blunt said they were against a filibuster (59)

With McCain's cover, Collins and/or Murkowski will vote against a filibuster, plus probably a few others.

This said, I agree about Reid. The votes will be there against Cordray.

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