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Alabama GOP Demands that Shelby
Retract Support from Hagel

American Spectator, by Quin Hillyer

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Posted By:starbaby, 2/25/2013 8:26:54 PM

The Steering Committee of the Alabama Republican Party has taken the rare step of officially demanding that one of the state’s two GOP U.S. Senators change a publicly announced position in a high-profile Washington battle. Specifically, the state party leaders have passed a resolution demanding that Sen. Richard Shelby “reconsider and reverse his decision to support Senator [Chuck] Hagel to be Secretary of Defense.” The resolution, passed early this afternoon, blasts Hagel for statements “favorable toward” countries “that we believe to be enemies of the United States of America,”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 2/25/2013 8:32:02 PM     (No. 9196083)

I wonder if that´ll get his attention.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/25/2013 8:39:37 PM     (No. 9196091)

#1 - Nah. He´s a Washingtonite now.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/25/2013 8:43:36 PM     (No. 9196095)

Congratulations to Alabama.
Shelby should be more concerned about America, not scoring political points.
WHY do these numnuts have to say anything until it is time to actually vote?
I hope Shelby does the right thing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 2/25/2013 8:43:51 PM     (No. 9196096)

Shelby is another clueless RINO that will be targeted for removal from office.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: hamrman, 2/25/2013 8:51:55 PM     (No. 9196103)

Why on God´s green earth is Shelby supporting Hagel???

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 2/25/2013 8:52:47 PM     (No. 9196105)

Whether Shelby votes yah or nay doesn´t change the outcome for Hagel.
It´s in the hand of the Democrats who
control the Senate 55-45.
A Cabinet Secretary needs 51 votes for confirmation.
Unless Democrats revolt, Hagel is in.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: JAN, 2/25/2013 8:58:38 PM     (No. 9196113)

Shelby like Arlen Specter in the end.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/25/2013 9:20:52 PM     (No. 9196133)

You go Alabama GOP. Get those guys in line or get rid of them.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 2/25/2013 9:24:36 PM     (No. 9196141)

Unless of course, there is no vote for cloture...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: falconer, 2/25/2013 9:27:04 PM     (No. 9196147)

Shelby should issue a reversal in the very near future.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bullhead, 2/25/2013 9:50:41 PM     (No. 9196175)

Alabamians, please email/contact Shelby and let him know of your opposition to Hagel, a man who does not see nor understand the real threats to our country.

Obama nominated Hagel because he shares Barry´s worldview....America is the real problem in the world and should be making amends to all the "victims" of the USA.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: veritas, 2/25/2013 11:42:03 PM     (No. 9196294)

Good move.

No wonder I enjoyed my few months in Birmingham.

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