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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:33 PM

If Hagel does not become Defense Secretary get him to run for the US Senate in 2014 as a Democrat

against Johanns-R for his old US Senate Seat.
If Democrats can put up with Exon,Kerrey,and Nelson- we can handle Hagel as a Democrat.
The choice for Lindsey Graham is do you want to see Hagel as your new US Senate collegue or Obama's Defense Secretary.

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Reply If Hagel does not become Defense Secretary get him to run for the US Senate in 2014 as a Democrat (Original post)
NPolitics1979 Feb 2013 OP
Scuba Feb 2013 #1
Liberal_Stalwart71 Feb 2013 #16
Scuba Feb 2013 #18
Mass Feb 2013 #2
NPolitics1979 Feb 2013 #4
midwest irish Feb 2013 #10
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #3
Autumn Feb 2013 #5
NPolitics1979 Feb 2013 #6
Autumn Feb 2013 #7
Midwestern Democrat Feb 2013 #8
davidpdx Feb 2013 #9
Bluenorthwest Feb 2013 #11
NPolitics1979 Feb 2013 #12
zipplewrath Feb 2013 #17
forestpath Feb 2013 #13
NPolitics1979 Feb 2013 #14
Liberal_Stalwart71 Feb 2013 #15

Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:37 PM

1. No thanks, we've got enough Republicans posing as Democrats already.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:58 PM

16. You mean, Democrats posing as Republicans. ;)

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:12 PM

18. Yeah, that too.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:38 PM

2. No thanks. Hagel is clearly to the right of Nelson and not far from Johanns in domestic policies.

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Response to Mass (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:51 PM

4. I don't care if Hagel is too the right of Zell Miller.

Nothing will stop Senate Republicans from being obstructionists than intimidation. If Hagel has a tough time defeating Johanns in the general, I will remove my post.

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Response to Mass (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:38 PM

10. To the right of Nelson?

 

I thought he was against the Tea Party

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:40 PM

3. Too old, too conservative.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:51 PM

5. Why? Should we all become republicans just because one republican on a few

issues is almost fucking normal? I would rather see any repuke retired or completely out of politics. Hell I would rather see him out on an ice floe. We can't even handle the blue dogs to get them to do what needs to be done, why try with a repuke. Hagel running as a Democrat would be fine if the goal is to have one party. I'll pass on that.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:58 PM

6. If Hagel wanted to run for the US Senate from a state like Nevada as a Democrat- I will object

Even a state like North Dakota, but we are taking about Nebraska- It is a red red state. We cannot expect My homestate Senator Warren to win all 50 states.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:06 PM

7. I think repukes are better as repukes. Let the red states have pukes who

do stupid shit stay branded as republicans. Sooner or later they just might get smart and become a blue state. The capitol D is not magic in the word Democrat, a person can call themselves a Democrat but if they are republican the D doesn't make them one. It's my hope Elizabeth Warren WILL win all 50 states, or at least enough to give her an electoral victory. There is one hell of a difference between Warren (D) and Hagel (r). One hell of a big difference

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:54 PM

8. I think the fact that Bob Kerrey - once the biggest political star in Nebraska - got absolutely

crushed last November by a total non-entity in his comeback bid would dissaude Hagel from making such a race.

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Response to Midwestern Democrat (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:31 PM

9. Good point

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:18 PM

11. He's very right wing, anti everything, anti gay anti choice, he voted for Iraq and all other wars

and he is a nasty politician who has gone to the press to destroy good people with venom and ignorance.
There is nothing in his actual record to recommend him for anything as far as I'm concerned.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:56 PM

12. Then why is Obama selecting for DOD other than to make McCain/Graham look like jerks.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:07 PM

17. Two explanations

1. He is as conservative as many around here claim, and find Hagel's views closer to his own than many democrats he could consider for the job.

2. He is more comfortable with Hagel because Hagel and he worked closely together on a variety of issues as senators and Hagel was very helpful in his first campaign on Iraq and Afhanistan.


Take you pick which one works for you.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:26 PM

13. With HIS voting record?! FUCK NO. And I wouldn't vote for him

 

for anything in a million years.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:56 PM

15. He'd lose handily. They'd hate him for being endorsed by Obama. They'd hate him even

more by becoming a Democrat.

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