GOP opponents of Hagel's Pentagon nom...

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

There are 116 comments on the The Washington Post story from Feb 17, 2013, titled GOP opponents of Hagel's Pentagon nomination say Senate vote should go ahead despite concerns. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

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

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#62 Feb 19, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Just like you see on these forum's daily.....GOP supporters tend to be exclusively white, mean-spirited and often under educated. They seem to dwell on accusing the other side of being more mean-spirited, which i just don't find to be true.....also, often what they can't defend, they chose to forget...like the 2008 recession.....
McCain seems to be the posterboy of the slighted meanspirited republicant. Perhaps McCain has never recovered from (1) foisting Palin on us and (2) losing the presidential election.
conservative crapola

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#63 Feb 19, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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McCain seems to be the posterboy of the slighted meanspirited republicant. Perhaps McCain has never recovered from (1) foisting Palin on us and (2) losing the presidential election.
Nobody recovers from the quitta. That con stink will be there forever.

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#64 Feb 19, 2013
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
Look at the good news the Obama's have only spent 10 million on vacations since the election. Bet that would have provided security for the people in Benghazi, or cut a lot of RED TAPE for Sandy victims.

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#65 Feb 19, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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Nobody recovers from the quitta. That con stink will be there forever.
• Obama pins blame on Republicans for looming cuts, as fiscal hawk warns of 'failed presidency'

President Obama pinned the blame on Republicans Tuesday for looming spending cuts that may be triggered by what was originally a White House proposal -- while a former leader of the president's deficit commission said it's Obama who's on the path to a "failed presidency" if he can't tackle the...

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#66 Feb 19, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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McCain seems to be the posterboy of the slighted meanspirited republicant. Perhaps McCain has never recovered from (1) foisting Palin on us and (2) losing the presidential election.
He seem's to want to be the elder version of, Darrel Issa....never having met a television camera he did'nt like....and throwing in a bit of poisonous, petty party rhetoric, along the way.....Hard to figure if he liked Hagel, then did'nt, then did, then did'nt.....lol....

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#67 Feb 19, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>• Obama pins blame on Republicans for looming cuts
Congress's mess.

You should have stayed in school, DUMBO.

FLAGGED.

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#68 Feb 19, 2013
au contraire wrote:
vacations
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.”

Do stomp DumboSpaming, DUMBO.
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#69 Feb 19, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text> 10 million.
Come on, junkles, you can do better with your obsessive spam and junk - why not up it up to 200 milion and see if that silly number sticks. LOLL

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#70 Feb 19, 2013
And i saw a show on Golf Channel, that stated President Eisonhower played over 800 rounds of golf, as President....240 at Augusta National....most by any Commander in Chief...EVER.....
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#71 Feb 19, 2013
There's the GOP supporters defensive mechanism against the painful truth.

Henceforth, the GOP strategy is to Lie, Lie and tell a Bigger Lie.

Here's a truth that is verified the GOP often runs from, Since Ronald Reagan, the GOP Presidents have signed for more than $9 Trillion of the current $16 Trillion in National Debt accumulated since George Washington was President. All with in the last 33 years in an attempt to dismantle funding for the New Deal and Great Society Program Funding.

The Republicans strategy has been since 1972 borrowing and spending, through defense and tax cutting to under fund the Government in an attempt to dry up revenue coming into the U.S Treasury.

Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Just like you see on these forum's daily.....GOP supporters tend to be exclusively white, mean-spirited and often under educated. They seem to dwell on accusing the other side of being more mean-spirited, which i just don't find to be true.....also, often what they can't defend, they chose to forget...like the 2008 recession.....

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#72 Feb 19, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
There's the GOP supporters defensive mechanism against the painful truth.
Henceforth, the GOP strategy is to Lie, Lie and tell a Bigger Lie.
Here's a truth that is verified the GOP often runs from, Since Ronald Reagan, the GOP Presidents have signed for more than $9 Trillion of the current $16 Trillion in National Debt accumulated since George Washington was President. All with in the last 33 years in an attempt to dismantle funding for the New Deal and Great Society Program Funding.
The Republicans strategy has been since 1972 borrowing and spending, through defense and tax cutting to under fund the Government in an attempt to dry up revenue coming into the U.S Treasury.
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Plus, they can never get past Bush's exiting total of $10.6 trillion, two unfunded and ongoing wars and huge taxcuts for his wealthy friends.....Expert's have placed the estimate of both wars at $4 trillion, plus aftercare....so that is a total of $14.6 out of $16 trillion, meaning President Obama has been thrifty as hell......Republican's also bitch about cutting entitlement spending, yet never want to admit all the money they took out of Social Security, over the years.....
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#73 Feb 19, 2013
Bush's exit total o $10.6 doesn't identify the entire story, there was a $1.4 Trillion 2009 Deficit hanging on the vine. The 2009 FY began in Oct 2008, a Month before the Nov 2008 Election that elevated President Obama into the White House.

The 8th of the Bush 2 term Presidency, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, revenue coming into the treasury was greatly reduced, due to the 2001 and 2003 Tax Cuts, Deficits were built long before the bottom fell apart in America and destroyed our economy.

In 2006, spending on wars and the prescription plan outpaced revenues again, but the wars were kept off of the books and the real deficit was hidden from public scrutiny. Revenue never exceeded expenditures, Bush gave America our first $2 Trillion Budget, and in 2009 he proposed our first $3 Trillion dollar budget, Reagan gave America it's first $1 Trillion dollar budget. In every case ever year Bush and the Republicans being the fiscal hawks they claim to be never off set the increases in spending by reducing spending in other areas of the Budget or repealing those tax policies that blew a hole in the National Debt.
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Plus, they can never get past Bush's exiting total of $10.6 trillion, two unfunded and ongoing wars and huge taxcuts for his wealthy friends.....Expert's have placed the estimate of both wars at $4 trillion, plus aftercare....so that is a total of $14.6 out of $16 trillion, meaning President Obama has been thrifty as hell......Republican's also bitch about cutting entitlement spending, yet never want to admit all the money they took out of Social Security, over the years.....

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#74 Feb 19, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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The ATF ran 'Fast and Furious'
F&F is just another of the long line of tea bag birther stories that didn't fly yet they are going to continue to repeat them for the next two years when they have to come up with a new set of excuses for why they got kicked out of the GOP.

If the GOP wants to stop being the stupid party, they have to unload these moorons, starting with Rand paul.

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#75 Feb 20, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>Where is the lie, little coward? Are you denying the President didn't say that? What exactly is the lie? I don't indulge in the spell check/grammar check ploy of the leftwing nuts who have no logical response to questions or statements! I am sure I won't get an answer to this either, because when confronted with the facts, the emotional left diverts or deflects or attacts,,, Care to prove me wrong? I doubt it!
This is what you said, asshat:

"What happened to the "the Buck Stops Here" comment at the 3rd debate? I guess Mr. Obama simply said that because that was the Leftwing nuts wanted to hear. Lot of Bull shit, no substance! Keep on drinking the Kool aide.."

I never said Obama didn't say "the buck stops here," and he has pushed for the State Dept. to make changes and prevent it from happening again.

It's the rest of your silly twaddle that are lies, as is most of your above post. You're just another hot-air filled loudmouth belching out hatred of libs and Dems, which is why I call your posts "lies."

Suck it if you don't like it, putz-face. Over and out.

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#76 Feb 20, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Come on, junkles, you can do better with your obsessive spam and junk - why not up it up to 200 milion and see if that silly number sticks. LOLL
Pity, you ran out of bullets again in the battle of wits.

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#77 Feb 20, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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F&F is just another of the long line of tea bag birther stories that didn't fly yet they are going to continue to repeat them for the next two years when they have to come up with a new set of excuses for why they got kicked out of the GOP.
If the GOP wants to stop being the stupid party, they have to unload these moorons, starting with Rand paul.
Google Obama speech where he threatens to veto any bill or attempt to stop the Sequester that was his idea.......See spot run, see Obama run from his own comment. Chuck Todd ask today, how long are the children going to keep believing this crap.

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#78 Feb 20, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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This is what you said, asshat:
"What happened to the "the Buck Stops Here" comment at the 3rd debate? I guess Mr. Obama simply said that because that was the Leftwing nuts wanted to hear. Lot of Bull shit, no substance! Keep on drinking the Kool aide.."
I never said Obama didn't say "the buck stops here," and he has pushed for the State Dept. to make changes and prevent it from happening again.
It's the rest of your silly twaddle that are lies, as is most of your above post. You're just another hot-air filled loudmouth belching out hatred of libs and Dems, which is why I call your posts "lies."
Suck it if you don't like it, putz-face. Over and out.
So you admit it, the President is responsible for the Bengazi fiasco as well as the fast and furious fisaco, both of which resulted in American deaths. Now see how easy that was. Why do you lefties have to protect this guy by attempting to slant the facts. That is all that was said. You have sucked down so much kool aide, it has obviously affected your powers of comprehension and common sense! Which, by the way, seems to affect most liberals. They just can stand being shown to be wrong!

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#79 Feb 20, 2013
....LOL....lol....WHAT A CLOWN......

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#80 Feb 20, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
....LOL....lol....WHAT A CLOWN......
Good response, proved my point, You can't refute the position with facts or some logical response, so use the name calling defense, or better yet, blame it on Bush, which is a standard in the DNC playbook. Blueballs, you are the eptiome of a classic, follow the pied piper liberal. Thank you!
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#81 Feb 20, 2013
The Sequester was a proposal the Republicans put on the table to secure $1.2 Trillion in additional budget cuts, after holding the nation hostage in the Debt Ceiling debate, in exchange for the Republican Majority to vote in favor of increasing the borrowing ceiling.

This is part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, the deal Boehner claimed to have gotten 98% of what he wanted to raise the debt ceiling.

What's funny now is how to the man, all the GOP Supporters forgot about the deal to raise the debt ceiling and the reason the credit agencies lowered America's credit standing.

The Sequester is what moved that deal forward.......This was the Republicans flexing their power.
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Google Obama speech where he threatens to veto any bill or attempt to stop the Sequester that was his idea.......See spot run, see Obama run from his own comment. Chuck Todd ask today, how long are the children going to keep believing this crap.

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