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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    That's not shameful; that's tradition.
    What is tradition and can you show how it is tradition??


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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    wow 4 members of the party of NO actually broke ranks? Now THAT is breaking news. Seriously.....the fact that Republicans hate Obama so much that they won't even vote for one of their own is just astounding and screams volumes.
    I tended to always like Hagel, but calling him "one of their own" is hugely misleading. Hagel has been at odds with the majority of republicans since he has started serving

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    What is tradition and can you show how it is tradition??

    The Senate has been making their own rules since 1789. I think that qualifies.
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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The Senate has been making their own rules since 1789. I think that qualifies.
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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    The guy might be nice and dedicated as well, but he is an idiot...
    McCain had him all wrong then I suppose...

    In 2006, while he was preparing to run for president, McCain was asked whether he’d consider Hagel for a cabinet post. “I’d be honored to have Chuck with me in any capacity,” he said. “He’d make a great secretary of state.

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Everyone with any sense knew that Hagel would be confirmed.

    Even the G-nO-P had to know that it couldn't stop this.

    So my question is: What, if anything, did the G-nO-P accomplish with its wrongheaded delay of Hagel's confirmation?

    Is Hagel the best person for the Job? No, but he's the guy that Obama picked and he's definitely qualified for the job.

    Just like Romney was the guy that the GOP picked. Tell me that the GOP couldn't find a better person than Romney.

    If the GOP ever puts someone in the White House again, it might get a little taste of its own obstructionist medicine.



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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    I tended to always like Hagel, but calling him "one of their own" is hugely misleading. Hagel has been at odds with the majority of republicans since he has started serving
    Most of Hagel's service in the Senate was before I started paying attention to politics, but from what I see here, he seems to be pretty solidly conservative everywhere but on foreign policy.
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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Most of Hagel's service in the Senate was before I started paying attention to politics, but from what I see here, he seems to be pretty solidly conservative everywhere but on foreign policy.
    You might be making the easy mistake of confusing a conservative position with the republican one

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    You might be making the easy mistake of confusing a conservative position with the republican one
    What I meant was his positions aside from foreign policy, did not seem too far off from his Republican colleagues you said he butted heads with.

    Liberal and Conservative are pretty much connotations for Republican and Democrat now anyway.
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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    I told ya they would approve him.....even Rand Paul voted for him. As Repubs think that Obama should have who he picks as his team. They did try and get him to take back the Nomination. But all knew Obama wouldn't do so.

    Either way this contention over him.....has already damaged him beyond repair, and that will be with the Rest of the World. With our Allies and Enemies. As all know now that most Americans Don't trust Hagel and have no confidence in him. He will in effect be a Weak SOS and he will be tied to Obama. Obama being the one to choose the incompetence. Like he did with Hillary and Rice, Panetta and Dempsey. All his Picks.....all weak, like himself!

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