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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Responsibility wrote:
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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.
Yeah, Like Rubio and Condi Rice, Martin Luther King, Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas,,, Lots of old white men!

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<quoted text>...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.....
Obama so loved the poor......he created 12 million more.
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Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>...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.....
Big difference between flying around from one five star hotel to the next while living like royalty doing photo op's costing the tax slaves countless millions...and being in charge of our National Defense. Don't you agree?
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<quoted text>Yeah, Like Rubio
Yes, the republicants are putting alot of stock, alot of effort and alot of photo op time in Rubio, as their brown skinned example that they are inclusive - and not exclusive as they have shown in the past - something they have learned to their detriment in the last election.

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Big difference between flying around from one five star hotel to the next while living like royalty doing photo op's costing the tax slaves countless millions...and being in charge of our National Defense. Don't you agree?
Certainly...Also, big difference in what one might be able to do as Sec. of Defense in 2002, as opposed to now......Of course hindsight is alway's helpfull...lol...
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While the Democrats are devoting so much time to Rubio Republicans are recruiting another dark sknined man, a man of such character they won't be able to demonze him. A man so prepared to be president their candidate will look like a second rate choice.

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Yes, the republicants are putting alot of stock, alot of effort and alot of photo op time in Rubio, as their brown skinned example that they are inclusive - and not exclusive as they have shown in the past - something they have learned to their detriment in the last election.
....and liberals are trying to do a Palin on him and destroy him before before 2016. You loons are so weak. Can't you run on your own merits......or lack of.
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serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> 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...
All cases involve involve wallstreet, just as iraq-afganistan and the repug-democrap rape of '08 all had all those one percenters up to their nuts playing the politically HONORED thief game. Too bad it's still going on, only in a higher gear. You can only go on so long in the american half a s--t mode trying to invent the square wheel.Even the "flintstones" knew better
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"Rubio endorses pathway to citizenship"

We can sit back and laugh as he destroyed himself. That's the problem with flavor-of-the-week conservatism, lejimfraud.

hahahahahahahahahaha
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conservative crapola wrote:
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"Rubio endorses pathway to citizenship"
We can sit back and laugh as he destroyed himself. That's the problem with flavor-of-the-week conservatism, lejimfraud.
hahahahahahahahahaha
No one could blame you for thinking of Americans as brain dead losers and poorly parented trash after the Nov election. We will see if Americans are as cold hearted and self loathing as you think they are over the next couple of years. It won't be a surprise if Your kind may take all the power and bring the Country down. The ball is in your Court.
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Republicans should sit back, give the absentee President everything he asks for this whole year, then in January, 2014 start pointing out all the damage done by what he has done in time for the 2014 election. Tell the electorate gasoline has gone up already 96% since Obama was sworn in. He is surrendering the Middle east to the Muslim Brotherhood. There is the Benghazi cover up. Our educational system is all but destroyed, it won't take long now. Republicans don't have to apologize for anythng. They have tried to get cooperation from Democrats to no avail.
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No one could blame you for thinking of Americans as brain dead losers and poorly parented trash after the Nov election. We will see if Americans are as cold hearted and self loathing as you think they are over the next couple of years. It won't be a surprise if Your kind may take all the power and bring the Country down. The ball is in your Court.
Jamie Diamon/Alan Greenspan 2016.

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Lindsay Graham (R-Mascara) is the problem here, he's got too much power and is building for a defense of his Senate seat against some even more nutty teabagger Republican in a year or two. He has to appear as ferocious and anti-Obama as possible to maintain his hold on office.

Totally irresponsible behavior, but that's par for the course with today's GOPee.

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Republicans should sit back, give the absentee President everything he asks for this whole year, then in January, 2014 start pointing out all the damage done by what he has done in time for the 2014 election. Tell the electorate gasoline has gone up already 96% since Obama was sworn in. He is surrendering the Middle east to the Muslim Brotherhood. There is the Benghazi cover up. Our educational system is all but destroyed, it won't take long now. Republicans don't have to apologize for anythng. They have tried to get cooperation from Democrats to no avail.
You should be given truth serum to see if you're even capable of speaking it. Your posts are such absurd tissues of lies, I have my doubts...

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<quoted text>....and liberals are trying to do a Palin on him and destroy him before before 2016. You loons are so weak. Can't you run on your own merits......or lack of.
Run him. I don't care, he'll fail. He's a joke. You'll tout him as your Great Hispanic Hope until someone else comes around to pin those hopes on.

And then Hillary will become our first woman President, and you'll just cry harder...:)

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It is fairly obvious there are some issues unresolved surrounding the Bengazi issue. Coupled with the coverup on the Fast & Furious fiasco. There is a lot of smoke, and at some point, we will see the fire. The issue will be, The Obama's may no longer occupy the WH when we actually find out what happen and therefore will continue his trend of not be held accountable for anything!

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It is fairly obvious there are some issues unresolved surrounding the Bengazi issue. Coupled with the coverup on the Fast & Furious fiasco. There is a lot of smoke, and at some point, we will see the fire. The issue will be, The Obama's may no longer occupy the WH when we actually find out what happen and therefore will continue his trend of not be held accountable for anything!
and of course president Hillary will pardon them.

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Calls to several Presidential libraries reveal that President Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, was on vacation more — 1,020 days — than any U.S. President since Herbert Hoover and possibly more than any other President in history.

Even President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was in office 12 years from 1933 to 1945, was on vacation less days than President Bush at 958 days. Calls to several Presidential Libraries reveal that no President can come close to Bush’s 1,020 days on vacation in an 8 year period. Even Lyndon Johnson, who spent 484 days at his ranch in Texas and at Camp David during his presidency, came in under Bush’s vacation time. Some claim the cost of Bush’s frequent trips to Crawford, Texas cost taxpayers upwards of $20 million, but the numbers are hard to confirm.

A recession started in 2001 as Bush took office after 22 million jobs were created during the Clinton Administration from 1993 to 2000. Bush began wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and presided over the loss of 4 million jobs. The debt when Bush left office was $10.6 trillion. In 2005, the Washington Post noted President Bush’s frequent vacations in a piece titled Vacationing Bush Poised to Set a Record as Bush took the longest single vacation — 5 weeks — of any President in 36 years.

President Bush spent 32% of his presidency on vacation.

Bush passed Reagan in total vacation days in 2005 with three and a half years left in his presidency. Reagan spent all or part of 335 days in Santa Barbara over his 8 year presidency. Bush spent 487 days at Camp David during his presidency and 490 days at his Crawford, Texas ranch, a total of 977 days.

When you add the days President Bush spent at Kennebunkport, Maine, he spent a total of 1,020 days away from the White House — close to 3 years. At 1,020 days, Bush was close to being on vacation more days than President John F. Kennedy’s total days in office (1,036). Representatives at the Nixon and Johnson Libraries indicate those two Presidents were on vacation less than 1,000 days during their terms.

President Obama has been on vacation 78 days from 2009 to 2011. At the three year mark into their first terms, George W. Bush spent 180 days at his ranch in Crawford, Texas and Ronald Reagan spent 112 vacation days at his ranch in California. Of course, staff was around all three Presidents on vacations and all White House aides argue that the commander-in-chief is never “out of touch” with work.

Calls to the Eisenhower and Truman Libraries reveal that those Presidents were not on vacation for more than 1,020 days. Eisenhower was on vacation for 456 days during his 8 years in office. When asked on whether President Herbert Hoover’s vacation days could be over 500 for 4 years a historian at the Hoover Library said,“No chance. Everyone agrees he was a grinder — he was the kind of guy for whom a vacation was rare — his vacation days were less than 50.” Hoover was in office from 1929 to 1933. Frequently Hoover either drove himself on brief trips or was driven by a military attachment or took the train.

President Obama was on vacation for 26 days during his first year in office (2009). Ronald Reagan spent 42 days on vacation during his first year in office (1981). President George H.W. Bush was on vacation less than his son, 40 days, in 1989, his first year in office. President Obama was on vacation less in his first year in office than the previous three Republican Presidents.

No President since Reagan was on vacation less than Bill Clinton. Presidents Clinton and Carter vacationed the least of any of the last seven chief executives.

All Presidents point out that work is being done on vacation. FDR’s Presidential Library included the following note with their information on President Roosevelt’s vacations:“It should be noted that no sitting modern president, including President Roosevelt, can ever take “a vacation.”

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Niether of the Above wrote:
It is fairly obvious there are some issues unresolved surrounding the Bengazi issue. Coupled with the coverup on the Fast & Furious fiasco. There is a lot of smoke, and at some point, we will see the fire. The issue will be, The Obama's may no longer occupy the WH when we actually find out what happen and therefore will continue his trend of not be held accountable for anything!
Proving, even the most limited amoung us, should have a dream.....

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au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>....and liberals are trying to do a Palin on him and destroy him before before 2016.
Rubio is running away from the tea baggers as fast as he can.

Luckily, tea baggers are fat and not used to exercise.

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