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Senate committee sets
vote on Hagel nomination

Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/11/2013 1:07:23 PM

Senate Democrats will press ahead with President Obama´s nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the next defense secretary, despite protestations from several Republicans that they don´t yet have enough information to make a decision. Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat and Armed Services Committee chairman, said Monday morning that he will schedule a committee vote for Tuesday afternoon — the precursor to holding a floor vote in the full Senate. Mr. Hagel, himself a former Republican senator, has drawn stern opposition from Senate Republicans who argue that he took dangerous stances in the past on Iran and Israel

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Will the Republicans let us down once again? Hagel is an incompetent disgraceful political hack who will march to the orders of 0bama.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Tigergirl, 2/11/2013 1:18:19 PM     (No. 9170318)

Yes. The Republicans will let us down. For sure. Bet on it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/11/2013 1:26:23 PM     (No. 9170335)

You took a stand by saying you would block a vote if you didn´t get an answer. You got politely told you aren´t going to get an answer. Block the nomination or submit you resignation. You are worthless is you won´t back your principled stances.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/11/2013 1:28:02 PM     (No. 9170340)

May this ugly episode end ASAP.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 2/11/2013 1:42:51 PM     (No. 9170368)

Senate pubbies: JUST SAY NO.

It is disconcerting to see all the bad things come out when looking at the backgrounds of liberals/dhims and they are approved for a position. When vetting a republican, the first untoward thing that comes up is enough to torpedo the nomination, no matter what it is. I´m so sick of the one sidedness, even when the pubbies are in the majority. Which tells me, the pubbies, for the most part, are spineless and easily pushed over.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/11/2013 1:56:23 PM     (No. 9170409)

#4, Hagel is a Republican, though you may be forgiven for missing that tree in the forest of Miss Lindsay Graham´s ´hissy fit´ kabuki theater. Prior to the annexation of the GOP by the Nation Building By Bayonet Boys, the Republican Party´s dominate position in the issue of foreign affairs was to speak softly and carry a big stick.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/11/2013 3:04:58 PM     (No. 9170556)

@#5: Hagel is a republican the same as Schwarzenegger, Crist, Ray LaHood and Lincoln Chafee are republicans.

They should all have a B after their name for Backstabber.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: horacer, 2/11/2013 3:21:00 PM     (No. 9170592)

I tend to agree with #3,5. Democrats have the votes. The Under Secretary, Ashton Carter, will do most of the daily management. Hagel´s more a figure head. There are more important battles to fight.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Iamfree, 2/12/2013 2:03:56 AM     (No. 9171315)

No #7, there aren´t. EVERY battle is important at this point. Each time we surrender and just choke down the best we can get instead of insisting on holding the line, we diminish the sacrifices our Founders made. So no, I won´t quietly accept a terrible choice like Hagel, not when our brave fighting men and women deserve the best person in that position.

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