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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:56 PM

Santorum takes up fight against Hagel nomination

Source: AP


BY BY DONNA CASSATA, ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is launching an effort to defeat the nomination of Chuck Hagel to head the Defense Department.

Santorum is a former Senate colleague of Hagel’s and a fellow Republican. He says in a statement that Hagel’s, quote, “anti-Israel, pro-Iran mindset” makes him unqualified for the Pentagon job.

President Barack Obama nominated Hagel on Monday, but he has faced strong opposition from Senate Republicans. Santorum recently led a successful fight to defeat a U.N. treaty on the disabled, convincing several Senate Republicans to oppose ratification.

Supporters of Hagel’s nomination are also lobbying on his behalf. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday to argue for the nominee

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Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/01/10/santorum_takes_up_fight_against_hagel_nomination/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:58 PM

1. Santorum is definitely running again in '16

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:59 PM

3. Oh I do hope so!!!

Should be tons of fun!!!

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:51 PM

7. The Repigs will have their "A TEAM " running in 2016 and Santorum need not apply

 

He pushed Rmoney so far right, Mitt couldn't get back to middle.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:59 PM

2. “anti-Israel, pro-Iran mindset” You really are a small little man, Rick.

That is all.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:03 PM

4. Santorum is siding with neo-cons who can't stand real conservatives. Yes, he IS that dumb.

Real conservatives are an endangered species in the GOP since the NWO interventionist neo-cons took control.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:20 PM

5. If Santorum is against it,

I'm for it. Conversely, if Santorum is for something, then I'm against it. Seems to be a law of Nature. Actully thought that Hagel was a Repuke prick SOB until Santorum raised his nasty little pinhead.

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Response to JEB (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:09 PM

9. Hagel is a Repuke prick SOB but he broke from the neo-cons and they are still pissed.

Apparently he refuses to shut-up when he disagrees with the party so the right-wingers also think he is a prick. That makes me laugh and gesture in their general direction.

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Response to Dollface (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:46 PM

10. Read somewhere

that Hagel might be open to Defense cuts and since he is a R it might have a chance. Probably why the neo-cons have their panties in such a twist.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:32 PM

6. He's no longer in the Senate right?

I didn't miss anything? As in, who gives a shit what Rick Santorum thinks?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:55 PM

8. Why does Santorum get any more attention on this subject than my janitor?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:43 AM

15. LOL great question - looks like all the pro-Iraq war neo-cons are actually piping up about this

The campaign now being waged against Mr. Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense is in some ways a relitigation of that decade-old dispute. It is also a dramatic return to the public stage by the neoconservatives whose worldview remains a powerful undercurrent in the Republican Party and in the national debate about the United States’ relationship with Israel and the Middle East.

“This is the neocons’ worst nightmare because you’ve got a combat soldier, successful businessman and senator who actually thinks there may be other ways to resolve some questions other than force,” said Richard L. Armitage, who broke with the more hawkish members of the Bush team during the Iraq war when he was a deputy to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell.

William Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard, who championed the Iraq invasion and is leading the opposition to Mr. Hagel’s nomination, says the former senator and his supporters are suffering from “neoconservative derangement syndrome.”

“I’d much prefer a secretary of defense who was a more mainstream internationalist — not a guy obsessed by how the United States uses its power and would always err on the side of not intervening,” he added. Of Mr. Hagel and his allies, Mr. Kristol said, “They sort of think we should have just gone away.” Kristol seriously just shut up you are exposing your foolishness

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/us/old-foes-lead-charge-against-chuck-hagel.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0&hp

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:10 PM

11. "One of the greatest minds of the 13th century"

as described by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:01 PM

12. Santorum is an out of work asshole, no different than Fred Phelps or Orly Taitz

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:15 PM

13. who?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:01 PM

14. There is no way the republicans can do jack shit - They can't stop any Obama nominee....

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The Democrats have 55 senators voting in the democratic caucus -

The Democrats only need fifty senators to approval any Obama nominee -

And the vice- President's vote (if needed) would make 51 votes which is good enough for approval for any Obama nominee!

So fuck-off republicans - You are helpless!!

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