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Why Did McCain Rescue Hagel?
American Spectator, by Aaron Goldstein

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/17/2013 2:15:19 PM

Why on earth did John McCain just rescue Chuck Hagel’s nomination? Why did he go on Meet the Press this morning to say that Chuck Hagel was going to get confirmed as Secretary of Defense? McCain argued that Hagel had the votes to be confirmed and that he didn’t want the process to be delayed further. But if that is the case then why did Bob Woodward go on Fox News yesterday to say that Democratic Senators were calling the White House to ask when Hagel was withdrawing? Now I doubt Woodward would have dropped that tidbit if there wasn’t sufficient discord

But, we knew he would, didn´t we. That´s a rhetorical question.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bob913, 2/17/2013 2:16:48 PM     (No. 9181758)

We all know that McCain will stab this country in the back when the opportunity arises.

He has done so again.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/17/2013 2:20:18 PM     (No. 9181761)

It seems to me McCain always says what he thinks the media wants to hear, but rarely what he thinks himself.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Historybuff, 2/17/2013 2:22:43 PM     (No. 9181763)

Brain dam.age

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Reply 4 - Posted by: grayjay, 2/17/2013 2:28:10 PM     (No. 9181770)

Lindsey Graham is also caving in. Not surprised, since the Republicans never seem to stand up and fight.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rocco49, 2/17/2013 2:29:23 PM     (No. 9181771)

McPain has become a stab in the back to all of us. What a punk! Total loss of respect here....go away you a-hole!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: horacer, 2/17/2013 2:29:36 PM     (No. 9181772)

McCain didn´t rescue Hagel. He´d already been rescued. A number of Republicans said they´d change their votes on cloture after the recess. Alexander, Corker, Blunt, even Graham and Ayotte have stated so. I´m sure Hatch will change from voting present to aye.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 2/17/2013 2:30:52 PM     (No. 9181773)

Because McCain is a bad politician and an even worse Republican, that´s why.

That´s also why he´s a loser.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 2/17/2013 2:30:57 PM     (No. 9181774)

I trying to figure out why everyone still thinks McCain and Graham are Republicans....RINOs is more like it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pedro4, 2/17/2013 2:32:08 PM     (No. 9181778)

Lindsay always does what John tells him. I picture them in a cheap motel with John wearing the leather and whipping his female dog.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/17/2013 2:32:12 PM     (No. 9181779)

Hagel is gone from office but he is still in the Senates, "Good ol´ boys club".

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Packard Man, 2/17/2013 3:01:22 PM     (No. 9181803)

Ditto all of the above!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 2/17/2013 3:01:46 PM     (No. 9181804)

It is ever more apparent that there is just one party in DC; some few may be honestly trying to represent those who put them in office, but most are self serving, go along to get along, get all you can while you can, politicians...and that has become a dirty word.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/17/2013 3:07:18 PM     (No. 9181809)

Why Professor Goldstein? Do you think it could possibly have anything to do with those nine-hundred Republican FBI Files under the careful watchful guardianship of the world´s most celebrated former "Goldwater Girl," and America´s 67th Secretary of State, Madame Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mustang flyer, 2/17/2013 3:14:47 PM     (No. 9181813)

That´s what saved McCain when he bailed out over Hanoi...he landed on his head.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 2/17/2013 3:30:26 PM     (No. 9181827)

Did anyone expect anything differently, McCain and Grahamnesty are backstabbing RINOs of the first order.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JAN, 2/17/2013 3:32:25 PM     (No. 9181831)

He may have given cover to the hater because he knows he´ll withdraw.

I suspect it was always going to be Colon Bowell.

Next up we need to cut Brennen loose.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: wsdiego, 2/17/2013 3:38:39 PM     (No. 9181845)

Self absorbed idiot!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/17/2013 3:51:10 PM     (No. 9181872)

McCain just saved the GOP. Obstructionist hysteria would have overtaken the media. The GOP would have backed themselves in a corner had they filibustered a President´s nominee, and at a crucial time when amnesty, gun grabbing, carbon taxes, and budget showdowns are all on the table. I´m not convinced McCain is doing this for the right reasons, but at this point I´ll take what I can get. Onward, out of the desert!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: belwhatter, 2/17/2013 4:19:04 PM     (No. 9181892)

If there is one thing McPain has earned it is our distrust . The man alwas speaks with a foredtongue - Arizona voters - would you please quit inflicting him and his ilk on the rest of the country.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Bpl40, 2/17/2013 4:20:43 PM     (No. 9181894)

As intensely as I dislike and despise Hagel, he is not the fight worth having. The point has been made. Sequestration and Immigration are looming. Keep your powder dry and your eyes peeled as they say.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: britvah1, 2/17/2013 4:43:17 PM     (No. 9181922)

Seeing to it that Democrats get what they want is what both McCain and Gramnesty are all about

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Reply 22 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 2/17/2013 4:59:15 PM     (No. 9181935)

It´s almost as though they´re on the take...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: dman, 2/17/2013 5:23:23 PM     (No. 9181968)

So many GOP apologists waive their finger in warning that any real challenge to their party will only result in years of Democrat dominance. With Republicans like McCain, Graham, and Boehner .. what´s the difference? The end result is the same.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 2/17/2013 5:34:02 PM     (No. 9181982)

Posture, then cave. The Republican way.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: ragu, 2/17/2013 6:11:28 PM     (No. 9182029)

Another reason I am done with the Republican Party.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/17/2013 7:26:43 PM     (No. 9182105)

I´m an American veteran, Masters Degree, ride a VTwin, drive a 400hp GTO, have guns, have religion, and am ULTA-CONSERVATIVE. I detest lefties, liberals, the enemedia, and all the dumbasses and liars that permeate our existence in this greatest nation on earth. Even though I grudgingly register republican and voted for Bush, McPain, and Romney.....do these people REALLY represent a true tea party conservative like me?????????________________________Am I doomed?

Any true conservative leaders out there?

Cruz? Jindal? Rubio? Anybody? Help!!!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/17/2013 7:33:24 PM     (No. 9182109)

McCain got all his pin feathers fluffed when he joined Nelson from Fl. after Nelson´s admonition of Ted Cruz-------telling Cruz he overstepped his boundary. Naturally lindsie gurl while speaking with a reporter after this hearing agreed with mccain and nelson.
Watch graham lean way right again-----he wants to be re-elected in 2014. Time to replace him.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 2/17/2013 8:19:53 PM     (No. 9182148)

two peas in a pod

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Reply 29 - Posted by: curious1, 2/17/2013 8:28:23 PM     (No. 9182157)

Because he is a libtard.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: BarryNo, 2/17/2013 9:42:52 PM     (No. 9182207)

Personally, I thought they tried to turn McCain into a Manchurian Candidate, back when he was held, AND tortured by the Viet Cong. I think he still reacts to a coded phrase, that essentially turns off his fire and makes him docile and compliant.

And I think the VC passed that largess onto their friend John Kerry and his friends, the Democrats.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: STLstudent, 2/17/2013 10:28:33 PM     (No. 9182231)

Why did Gingrich surrender to Clinton on gun control AFTER Clinton had been defeated? Why do Republicans snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?

Republican leaders BELIEVE IN NOTHING!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/18/2013 8:14:37 AM     (No. 9182542)

Bingo! #13

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