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Is it time to
filibuster Hagel?

Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/5/2013 11:56:16 AM

Before you answer that question, take a look at this video from the Emergency Committee for Israel, which put together one of the most embarrassing episodes ever by a Cabinet nominee during a confirmation hearing: “Is it too much to ask,” ECI wonders, “that Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel knows the Obama administration’s policy on Iran?” Is it also too much to ask that a Cabinet nominee for a post this critical spend any time preparing on what was obviously going to be a central issue for the Armed Services Committee?

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If there was ever a time this is it. Hagel horrifying. Of course 0bama is perfectly capable of nominating the next radical who would be as bad or worse.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 2/5/2013 12:02:27 PM     (No. 9159833)

Why doesn´t the Emergency Committee for Israel first show their video to the Chair of the Defense Committee, Senator Levin, and to the 10 or 11 other Jewish members of the Senate who are all pro-Israel, and when one of them decides to filibuster, then perhaps the GOP oughta take a look at joining...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bullhead, 2/5/2013 12:43:15 PM     (No. 9159944)

This veteran opposes Hagel as Sec. Def. If you agree, please let your Congresspersons know. Send them an email.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 2/5/2013 12:47:44 PM     (No. 9159958)

Republicans will take the heat and be tarred as obstructionists for filibustering Hagel.
This will be a political twofer for Obama.
He can blame Republicans ...as usual and
it will also give him cover to appoint
a qualified SecDef.
A nominee mulligan.
However , Republicans need to do this for the troops-still fighting and dying in Afghanistan.
And to a lesser degree , in Iraq.
1800 + US troops have died fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, since Obama took office in 2009.
Please don´t tell the media, both on the left and the right because it´s obviously a secret.
Someone has to have their backs.
It´s obvious that the CINC and the fumbling, bumbling,
Mr Magoo Hagel do not.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nimby, 2/5/2013 12:51:02 PM     (No. 9159969)

If Hagel had any brains, he would have stepped down from consideration by now.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: horacer, 2/5/2013 1:05:50 PM     (No. 9160014)

In a sane world Hagel would do the honorable thing and withdraw. Republicans won´t filibuster. I doubt they could get 30 votes.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/5/2013 1:11:28 PM     (No. 9160032)

Maybe McCain is right. Vote against the guy but don´t filibuster. Hagel is a reflection of, an alter-ego of, Obama. Obama is going to wreak the military with or without Hagel. Let Obama ´own´ the destruction.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/5/2013 1:16:05 PM     (No. 9160040)

Hagel - If he had any honor, he would withdraw his name.

Senate Republicans- A filibuster? McCain torpedoed that yesterday. They haven´t the nerve anyway. The Republicans should do the honorable thing no matter WHAT the press says. In this case, no Republican should vote yes.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Scouts Out, 2/5/2013 1:23:50 PM     (No. 9160051)

Give him an "up or down" vote and let Obama own this disaster of a nomination. A filibuster provides Obama too easy of an "out" and allows him to paint Republicans with the usual "obstructionist" brush. Hagel is just a pass-thru for Obama´s policies as it is, and he would inevitably nominate someone else who subscribes to his same worldview in the end. I actually think Hagel´s performance was so disastrous that we will see some Democrats change votes to not support his nomination. That would be the ultimate loss of political capital and leverage for The One.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 2/5/2013 2:23:40 PM     (No. 9160190)

So to extend my reply #1...what we now know is that when Obama spoke to Bibi 8 days ago to congratulate him on his election, he closed on the dates of his first trip to Israel as president...by definition, this was orchestrated and review by both sides before the call, just 3 days before the Hagel hearings...now the WH announces the trip just before the confirmation vote...Sen. Levin and others are jockeying for seats on Air Force One...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/5/2013 3:06:11 PM     (No. 9160262)

Make them smoke the whole damn pack of Hagels.

When the enemy is acting stoopid don´t get in the way.

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