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Chuck Hagel makes
history as first to be
blocked from Defense

Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 2/14/2013 10:41:05 PM

Republicans succeeded Thursday in blocking a vote on Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s defense secretary nominee, by launching the first filibuster in history against a president’s choice to fill the Pentagon’s top civilian post. GOP senators said they are delaying the confirmation in order to have more time to study Mr. Hagel’s record and to obtain more information on the White House’s handling of the September attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, a matter on which they accuse the administration of stonewalling or providing wrong information.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 2/14/2013 11:09:06 PM     (No. 9177318)

I guess they´ve forgotten about John Tower who was also blocked as Sec. Def.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jonr, 2/14/2013 11:10:50 PM     (No. 9177322)

Thank goodness the Republicans finally found some courage to do the right thing! Hagel is an anti semite fool!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: geekrunner, 2/14/2013 11:12:40 PM     (No. 9177326)

I hope that Hagel wasn´t a sacrificial lamb, someone that the Pubbies can waste their political ammo on. So that whomever Zero nominates in his place is ten times worse, and they´ll be too worn out to fight anymore.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/14/2013 11:14:45 PM     (No. 9177327)

Lets not blow this out of proportion. He left a lot of pertinent info out of his confirmation papers. The press was completely missing from any efforts to vet the nominee. When Senators found troubling payments and lectures, Hagel decided he wasn´t going to answer them. And finally, Reid scheduled the vote trying to get it in before resistance hardened. And still, the establishment GOP almost let him through.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 2/14/2013 11:24:50 PM     (No. 9177339)

#2 took the words right out of my mouth..Washington Times...research much?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: philemon1967, 2/14/2013 11:26:36 PM     (No. 9177342)

I think his potential boss is even worse.

Seems like no one is interested in finding out if Obama benefited from Saudi money in bankrolling his education and the undue influence of one Khalid al-Mansour and Muslim Brotherhood/Islamic jihadi infiltration of the US govt..



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Reply 7 - Posted by: bob913, 2/14/2013 11:29:04 PM     (No. 9177347)

Jew hater blocked.
obama to nominate another just like Hagel and obama.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MissMann, 2/15/2013 12:06:35 AM     (No. 9177375)

What kind of CinC even nominates such a unsuitable person for the job? Does nothing stick to this guy?


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Reply 9 - Posted by: steveW, 2/15/2013 1:40:31 AM     (No. 9177413)

Of all Obama´s abysmal nominations and appointments, would it not be ironic that the one Republicans succeed in blocking is the one Republican, Hagel?

But, they should. Not because the next nomination by King barack will be better - it won´t! - but to take a firm stand against Republicans acting like Democrats, Hagel´s modus operandi.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 2/15/2013 1:42:50 AM     (No. 9177414)

John Brennan should be next.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/15/2013 3:37:49 AM     (No. 9177453)

I think this is a hollow victory for republicans who will have egg on their face after they approve him later on.

We never thought there could possibly be a worse president than Clinton till the Obama´s came along.At least Clinton didn´t try to kill the economy and wasn´t as closed minded as Obama. The point is no matter howbad someone is,there´s always someone worse in liberal circles.

Why are we shifting our scarce naval resources to Africa when the Persian gulf area and NK present much bigger threats?

John Kerry had no credentials to be SOS but being a senate club member got him through. He´ll fail in the job but no one will notice,just like Hillary.
92% of Pakistan hates us when they´re a vital strategic partner in that area. You never get them to cooperate again. They´re angry over drone killings and sneaking in and killing BimLaden.What if Canada sent drone strikes in our country?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 2/15/2013 7:11:50 AM     (No. 9177571)

Re Post #2. Today´s reporters are too young to remember Tower, and they don´t do any research anyway. Obama sock puppets, the MSM.

Besides saying Hagel was the first makes this more dramatic. See what those evil Republicans are doing now.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Janjan, 2/15/2013 7:25:44 AM     (No. 9177585)

Rather than use this as leverage to pry more information out of Obama that they will never get, why not vote this nomination down simply because Hagel is incompetent and dangerous to the country? And FTA little Jay Carney calls Hagel the Secretary of Defense ´that the troops deserve´. That´s saying a mouthful. What´s Obama?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/15/2013 7:42:28 AM     (No. 9177606)

I would expect this kind of shoddy research from the NYT. The Washington Times is supposed to be conservative leaning isn´t it?

We older and better educated citizens must remember that most youngun´s today think that history not only is ´boring´ it begins and ends with them.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: chicodon, 2/15/2013 9:09:28 AM     (No. 9177764)

It´s Through the Looking Glass. We´re in the alternate universe where Spock has a goatee.

From
Washington
Jefferson
Revere
Lincoln
Reagan

to

Kerry
Hagel
Brennan
Clinton
Obama

Beam me up Scotty

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Reply 16 - Posted by: congaree53, 2/15/2013 9:23:43 AM     (No. 9177790)

He´ll be confirmed. McCain already said yesterday he´ll vote for cloture 2/28. That´s 60 to end debate and ballgame.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/15/2013 9:25:02 AM     (No. 9177793)

"Oh Hell!" exclaime Obama. "Where am I going to find another SecDef willing to throw away our nuclear deterent?"

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Ross MacLochness, 2/15/2013 9:58:15 AM     (No. 9177874)

Tower´s nomination was not filibustered. It was voted down, 53-47, so the lead is technically accurate.

But this does point up the hazards of pumping up the lead with a "first, best, biggest" statement. By the time you massage it into accuracy, you´ve cluttered the prose and lost the point.

That´s why I used to forbid my reporters from using the device.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: JAN, 2/15/2013 10:00:05 AM     (No. 9177879)

Difference is that this slimy creature will be confirmed.

John Tower wass not.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: broken01, 2/15/2013 11:32:51 AM     (No. 9178069)

Poster #22 is correct. The slimy anti-semitic crapweasel will be confirmed. Brain dead fools like McCain and Collins just have to take a break and think about it. What´s to think about. Upchuck Hagel is a disgrace and is wrong about everthing especailly Israel and Iran. I´m so glad that I retired 5 years ago. That way I didn´t have to not only suffer this fool but our jackwagon CinC.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/15/2013 11:42:35 AM     (No. 9178095)

A worthless political shill...he should´t be confirmed as trash collector...Oh, wait, he´s alreay a Lib, he qualifies for trash!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: octrojan, 2/15/2013 12:28:24 PM     (No. 9178184)

This is fun but beside the point. The White House calls the shots. Look at Hillary: basically spent her time flying around with no authority; the White House acted as Sec of State. It isn´t as if Kerry will have Obama´s ear, the way Condi had Bush´s, or Hagel will have the clout that Weinberger or Rumsfeld or a typical Republican defense chief has.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/15/2013 1:55:55 PM     (No. 9178363)

Sometimes Phil I. Buster is the best member of the Senate that we have.

This would be one of those times... After all...
The Hage is even worse than The Hag.

Second terms usually suck.
Second stringers are usually lousy.
We can hope (on the bright side) that disgust with Bammy may translate into
more votes against DimWitz in the 2014 midterms, giving us a GOP Senate and House.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: congaree53, 2/15/2013 2:50:19 PM     (No. 9178460)

He is 90% to be confirmed on intrade.com
Great bet-against: IF I trusted the GOP (i.e. I´d be getting 10-1 betting that Hagel won´t be conformed)..but I don´t trust them. I´d rather bet the Derby futures...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 2/15/2013 6:00:28 PM     (No. 9178796)

A step in the right direction- a small step, admittedly- but a step! I´m watching, along with a few million other letter writers and cash resources...and the RNC knows it!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: dman, 2/15/2013 6:14:11 PM     (No. 9178812)

Watching and waiting to see the final outcome. We´ve seen too much strong language, posing, and preliminary maneuvers before the final "cave". The nation is in trouble on several fronts. Best effort is no longer a substitute for result.

As far as the scare that we´ll be without a Secretary of Defense: that´s what the Joint Chiefs and our Commander in Chief are for. Oh, wait .. God help us!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 2/15/2013 8:33:25 PM     (No. 9178980)

The way the story reads, this is just a temporary delay. Because McCain caved for a fellow senate baffoon, this Hagel knucklehead will get confirmed, anyway.

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