GOP opponents of Hagel's Pentagon nomination say Senate vote should go ahead despite concerns

Feb 17, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Washington Post

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Republican opponents of former Sen. Chuck Hagel's stalled bid to become defense secretary said Sunday that they'll probably allow his Senate confirmation vote to proceed unless material more damaging to the nominee - and, by extension, the Obama administration - surfaces in the coming week.

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McCain just needs to get over it. It's not President Obama's fault that McCain chose Palin as his running mate and lost the election. Move on already.
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McCain wants to know everything the President knew, said and did. Somebody tell this idiot he has to get elected President for that to happen, and as we all know, he's just another Republican loser. Sorry, John; get over it.
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The American people want to know everything that happened at Benghazi, because the President, and his simpleton appointees lied about it. Susan Rice, and Hillary made fools of themselves covering for the absentee President.
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McCain just needs to get over it. It's not President Obama's fault that McCain chose Palin as his running mate and lost the election. Move on already.
Senate needs to stop interfering with Obama. If Americans would have wanted a bright, hopeful future for thier families Obama wouldn't have been re-elected.

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The GOP had their hissy-fit and the President will get what he wants in the end… which is Hagel as Secretary of Defense. All of this right-wing obstructionism for nothing. Is there any wonder why ‘We the People’ whole-heartedly rejected the republican Party in the last election?

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Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The GOP had their hissy-fit and the President will get what he wants in the end… which is Hagel as Secretary of Defense. All of this right-wing obstructionism for nothing. Is there any wonder why ‘We the People’ whole-heartedly rejected the republican Party in the last election?
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Lance Winslow wrote:
McCain wants to know everything the President knew, said and did. Somebody tell this idiot he has to get elected President for that to happen, and as we all know, he's just another Republican loser. Sorry, John; get over it.
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Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The GOP had their hissy-fit and the President will get what he wants in the end… which is Hagel as Secretary of Defense. All of this right-wing obstructionism for nothing. Is there any wonder why ‘We the People’ whole-heartedly rejected the republican Party in the last election?
Repubs need to face the fact that Americans no longer care about America, let alone Israel or any other long term ally. Hagel, or Donald Duck, is plenty good enough for the likes of us. If it weren't for low standards we would have no standards at all. Repubs need to STOP overestimating the American people.
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au contraire wrote:
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Another piece of bullshit planted by boom boom lapierre. lapierre needs to get a real job.
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Obama handled Bengazi fine.
4 died yes. But 32 got out. The terrorists only got 12% of their target.
That would be considered a failed operation in military terms.
The Bengazi terrorists failed in their attack.
That's what McCain needs to know.
How many planes did W protect on 9-11?
Every plane the terrorists wanted they got. W was busy reading to 3rd graders and went back in to finish his story before acting (because he really wanted know how the doggy found his mama).
Then he took useless action and managed to save no one.
Obama got 88% of the Americans out of Bengazi.
That's pretty awesome.
And no he shouldn't have to answer 1 more question about it .
Move on to your next witch hunt GOP sourpusses.
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Dickweed wrote:
Obama handled Bengazi fine.
4 died yes. But 32 got out. The terrorists only got 12% of their target.
That would be considered a failed operation in military terms.
The Bengazi terrorists failed in their attack.
That's what McCain needs to know.
How many planes did W protect on 9-11?
Every plane the terrorists wanted they got. W was busy reading to 3rd graders and went back in to finish his story before acting (because he really wanted know how the doggy found his mama).
Then he took useless action and managed to save no one.
Obama got 88% of the Americans out of Bengazi.
That's pretty awesome.
And no he shouldn't have to answer 1 more question about it .
Move on to your next witch hunt GOP sourpusses.
where was LBJ during the Gulf of Tonkin? Where was FDR during Pearl Harbor? Why did Clinton keep the embargo on Iraq not caring about the minimum half million to one million women and children dying? Why did Wooodrow Wilson lie to the American people in so many ways during his presidency? Why did Truman go to Korea and drop the bomb on Japan as both are really progressive issues that would bombard Repubs on? Just some questions...
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The USA is the lapdog of Israel

What other foreign entity has such force in our government and our politics?

Why should the USA worry about how they will be perceived by Israelis or Israel?

What other religious group holds such sway in the USA?

Do we give foriegn aid to the City/State of the Vatican? Are government officials quizzed on their views of the catholic faith, the christian faith, the muslim faith or other faiths?

Do we worry about what the pope thinks?

Do we censor what we say about Christians, Muslims, Catholics or is it only the Jews who we tiptoe around?

Who cares if one is labeled anti semitic? There is no anti catholic label, there is no anti christian label, there is no anti muslim label. But there is quick labeling when one criticizes Israel and jews.

The media doesn't quickly label negative comments about other religions as they do the jewish religion. They seem to promote and make fun of other religions and their leaders, but never the jewish faith and their leadership.

Christians are constantly blasted in the news.

We know how muslim faith is ridiculed. Such a negative perception of the muslim faith has been manufactured and embedded in the minds of Americans. There are good muslim people. The picture presented and painted is nothing but evil when it comes to muslims.

One religion is not sacrosanct. Criticize, ridicule one religion, then criticize, ridicule ALL religions.

Israel and Jews think there should never be criticism of their State and their religion. Label those that criticize and try and shut them up. Get the public to be frighten to criticize for fear of "the label" of anti semitism.

Don't give them power.

Feel free to criticize equally. No partiality for 1 religion over another.
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Gravediggers wrote:
The USA is the lapdog of Israel
What other foreign entity has such force in our government and our politics?
Why should the USA worry about how they will be perceived by Israelis or Israel?
What other religious group holds such sway in the USA?
Do we give foriegn aid to the City/State of the Vatican? Are government officials quizzed on their views of the catholic faith, the christian faith, the muslim faith or other faiths?
Do we worry about what the pope thinks?
Do we censor what we say about Christians, Muslims, Catholics or is it only the Jews who we tiptoe around?
Who cares if one is labeled anti semitic? There is no anti catholic label, there is no anti christian label, there is no anti muslim label. But there is quick labeling when one criticizes Israel and jews.
The media doesn't quickly label negative comments about other religions as they do the jewish religion. They seem to promote and make fun of other religions and their leaders, but never the jewish faith and their leadership.
Christians are constantly blasted in the news.
We know how muslim faith is ridiculed. Such a negative perception of the muslim faith has been manufactured and embedded in the minds of Americans. There are good muslim people. The picture presented and painted is nothing but evil when it comes to muslims.
One religion is not sacrosanct. Criticize, ridicule one religion, then criticize, ridicule ALL religions.
Israel and Jews think there should never be criticism of their State and their religion. Label those that criticize and try and shut them up. Get the public to be frighten to criticize for fear of "the label" of anti semitism.
Don't give them power.
Feel free to criticize equally. No partiality for 1 religion over another.
We send MILLIONS TO THE MUSLIM COUNTRIES, and YES Obama tiptoes all around the muslims. Muslims HATE AMERICANS. MUSLIMS KILL AMERICANS.

Your comment is all about hating Jews and loving muslims.

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Between Hagel and Kerry, we will quickly become a 3rd world power! But that is what Mr. Obama wants and that is what he will get.

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Dickweed wrote:
Obama handled Bengazi fine.
4 died yes. But 32 got out. The terrorists only got 12% of their target.
That would be considered a failed operation in military terms.
The Bengazi terrorists failed in their attack.
That's what McCain needs to know.
How many planes did W protect on 9-11?
Every plane the terrorists wanted they got. W was busy reading to 3rd graders and went back in to finish his story before acting (because he really wanted know how the doggy found his mama).
Then he took useless action and managed to save no one.
Obama got 88% of the Americans out of Bengazi.
That's pretty awesome.
And no he shouldn't have to answer 1 more question about it .
Move on to your next witch hunt GOP sourpusses.
The ones that got out had no help from Obama but from exseals that were close by. Lean the facts before becoming more moronic.

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Niether of the Above wrote:
Between Hagel and Kerry, we will quickly become a 3rd world power! But that is what Mr. Obama wants and that is what he will get.
Hush, all Obama is worried about is will his new custom clubs get their before the next golf outing.
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Class envy....there you go again, pookster. You should've applied yourself.
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Dickweed wrote:
Obama handled Bengazi fine. 4 died yes. But 32 got out. The terrorists only got 12% of their target.That would be considered a failed operation in military terms.The Bengazi terrorists failed in their attack.That's what McCain needs to know.How many planes did W protect on 9-11?Every plane the terrorists wanted they got. W was busy reading to 3rd graders and went back in to finish his story before acting (because he really wanted know how the doggy found his mama).
Then he took useless action and managed to save no one.Obama got 88% of the Americans out of Bengazi.That's pretty awesome.And no he shouldn't have to answer 1 more question about it.Move on to your next witch hunt GOP sourpusses.
Well at least sourpuss McCain was "honest" (relative term) when he spewed the reason why they are out to get Hagel.

Poor conservatives - always puffing out hot air, always obstructing, always meanspirited old white men with their vendettas and their "one term president" goals.

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Well at least sourpuss McCain was "honest" (relative term) when he spewed the reason why they are out to get Hagel.
Poor conservatives - always puffing out hot air, always obstructing, always meanspirited old white men with their vendettas and their "one term president" goals.
Well, you know what liberals say. America, home of the freebe, and land of the slave.

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Senate needs to stop interfering with Obama. If Americans would have wanted a bright, hopeful future for thier families Obama wouldn't have been re-elected.
...The criticizm from John McCain is beyond ironic....considering in 2002 McCain proposed Chuck Hagel for Sec. of Defense....and in 2006, McCain stated that Chuck Hagel would make a great Sec. of State.....

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