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Dems lack votes to dodge
Hagel filibuster

Washington Times [DC], by Stephen Dinan

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/14/2013 12:11:26 PM

Democrats lack the votes — at least for now — to move forward on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be the next defense secretary, leaving President Obama’s pick in limbo. A top Democratic aide said they have been told there are not enough votes to overcome a GOP filibuster. On Thursday morning Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Mr. Panetta was leaving his post at noon that day, meaning the country would be without a defense secretary. “In less than two hours, our country will be without a secretary of defense at a time when we have a war

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Daisymay, 2/14/2013 12:17:34 PM     (No. 9176162)

Does anyone else think that the reason Panetta is leaving at noon today is to force the Republicans into passing Hagel? In most BUSINESSES, the person leaves AFTER the new employee is trained and on the job. Figures the Government didn´t think of that with Panetta!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: CleanhouseinDc, 2/14/2013 12:19:33 PM     (No. 9176168)

SOmehow, I don´t think it will matter. If anything, it´ll mean the government will spend less for a period of time.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 2/14/2013 12:23:57 PM     (No. 9176179)

And the Republicans lack resolve to carry a filibuster through to defeat this absolute disaster of a Defense Sec. nomination. America will be stuck with another Øbama lackey.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lydwho, 2/14/2013 12:25:07 PM     (No. 9176182)

SO WHAT???? We have been without an "EFFECTIVE" Defense Secretary along with a "USELESS" Commander-in-Chief for 4 long years!!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/14/2013 12:25:45 PM     (No. 9176184)

Obama can always wait for the US Senate to break for lunch and then give Hagel a recess appointment.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: olcap, 2/14/2013 12:25:52 PM     (No. 9176185)

Counting down the hours until enough republicans roll over, bend over... Whatever, over?

One thing is sure, McShame will probably lead them, with white flag in hand. This theater is getting really predictable, and therefore, stupid.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/14/2013 12:31:36 PM     (No. 9176201)

ATP,WDIM ?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Paglia guy, 2/14/2013 12:33:56 PM     (No. 9176210)

Waah waah. No SecDef to join the Generals in whining about an 8% cut in CY budget. Cut the fat! This is a good start.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/14/2013 12:46:45 PM     (No. 9176247)

Fox announced a half hour or so ago that Panetta has said he will stay until after a new Defense Secretary has been sworn in.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/14/2013 12:53:15 PM     (No. 9176262)

Scorch earth hagel. Scorch earth all democrats. We have nothing to lose. The leftist press hates us when we play nice, hates us when we don’t. What difference does it make!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/14/2013 12:53:17 PM     (No. 9176263)

Re #9, Reid was wrong.

Panetta will stay until new secretary is confirmed and sworn in.

Article posted here:

http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=723411

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Reply 12 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/14/2013 1:02:14 PM     (No. 9176289)

Where was the vitriol for Lisa Jackson? Ken Salazar? Steven Chu? Penetta? The Tax Masters guy? Nope, Teh Stupid Party only go nuclear on their own - former GOP Senator and decorated war vet! Why? Hagel´s great sin was that he was right about Afghanistan and Iraq and if we had listened to this "stupid" man we could have avoided 10 years of wasted treasure and two terms of Dear Leader.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/14/2013 1:10:21 PM     (No. 9176307)

hagel is a disarmament guy. Whoever obama names instead of hagel won´t be any better, but at least zip will have to find another traitor, who probably isn’t a rino, and we can enjoy the media protests about the obstructionist GOP.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JimS, 2/14/2013 1:26:56 PM     (No. 9176337)

Not having the vos shouldn´t matter. The Dems re-elected Obama without having the (legitimate) votes.
Emperor Obama will just issue a Proclamation, naming Hagel as SOD

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