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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.
    What the big brouhaha is about, the neoconservatives want to see a conservative or neoconservative as Secretary of Defense. The conservatives in the Republican Party know that Obama is going to sodomize the military big time and that Obama will accuse Hagel for allowing him to do what he does to the military.

    The Democrat Party know that Hagel will be just another brown noser like Panetta and Gates. And with sequestration just around the corner, there will be no appropriations for KY jelly for Hagel or the military.

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    There are individuals more than interested in salvaging themselves from that American debacle known as the Right................
    Good to see you're in fine form tonight Bonz - hope you're well

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Media sharks will be alert for every misstatement or hint of weakness toward Iran or separation from Israel. After an embarrassing year he will tell the WH that he wants to leave. No one will try to change his mind.
    "It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good to see you're in fine form tonight Bonz - hope you're well
    Likewise. Although never a fan of Mr. Hagel, I give him high marks for selfreinvention..................

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Utter nonsense
    McCain said as much on the Sunday Morning Squabble Shows. On Feb 14th McCain says as much on fox Noise, " To be honest with you Niel, it goes back to there is a lot of ill will towards Senator Hagel because when he was a Republican, he attacked President Bush mercilessly.... and that was very anti his own party and people. People don't forget that."

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Likewise. Although never a fan of Mr. Hagel, I give him high marks for selfreinvention..................
    He looked drugged to me in his confirmation hearing - it was like watching Foster Brooks, rest his soul.

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Hagel is a nincompoop and so are the senators that voted for him and the head nincompoop that nominated him.


    nincompoop

    A braindead self important little turd given an impressive
    sounding job title to keep him blissfully ignorant of
    the world shattering nefarious machinations of his
    keepers.-derived from army slangnon-com short for non commissioned officer

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    McCain said as much on the Sunday Morning Squabble Shows. On Feb 14th McCain says as much on fox Noise, " To be honest with you Niel, it goes back to there is a lot of ill will towards Senator Hagel because when he was a Republican, he attacked President Bush mercilessly.... and that was very anti his own party and people. People don't forget that."
    So let's see - you quote a Republican, much disliked by conventional Republicans because he is not really conservative, as the voice of the Republican party that considers him unlike themselves.

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    finally, there was just no good reason to drag out the confirmation IMHO. He is a good candidate for the post.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    It actually is a quite a bit more partisan than recent candidates for Secretary of Defense. Only John Tower has gotten less than 92 yea votes since 1977. Looking at the names though, it seems Presidents generally try to nominate candidates with bipartisan appeal for the position. That wasn't really the case here, but I suspect that was what Obama was going for by nominating a former Republican senator, even though he had rather left-leaning views on foreign policy.
    Hagel made real enemies of the neocons, that is what drove all this fluff. They were all ready to take over where the left of with Bush until Romney lost.

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