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For Hagel, it's country above political party
Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 7-27-2008 | Don Walton

Posted on 07/27/2008 5:34:38 AM PDT by stan_sipple

Hagel is under “friendly fire” now. Only it isn’t so friendly. “It’s time for a reality check,” says former Republican State Chairman Chuck Sigerson, now a member of the Omaha City Council. “Are you a Republican or not? If you’re a Republican, you should be endorsing McCain. “Chuck personally may not like the war, but to go out there and court the presumptive Democratic nominee is beyond the pale.” “Rank and file Republicans are very dismayed by the actions of the senator,” Sigerson says. “It’s time to rally around the Republican nominee. If you don’t feel that way, reassess your Republican credentials.”

That’s the flash point.

Hagel has decided not to endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee John McCain, a strong supporter of the war in Iraq.

And he has just returned from a congressional trip to Iraq and Afghanistan with Barack Obama.

This follows Republican disaffection with Hagel over his opposition to Iraq war policy, his criticism of President Bush and his moderate position on immigration reform. All that prompted Attorney General Jon Bruning to decide to challenge Hagel in the Republican primary if he had chosen to seek a third term this year.

(Excerpt) Read more at journalstar.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: 2008election; chuckhagel; obama; rino

1 posted on 07/27/2008 5:34:39 AM PDT by stan_sipple
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To: stan_sipple
Seems as thought this paper has it almost 180 degrees out. It is Hagel that is putting his personal welfare ahead of the Country's.
2 posted on 07/27/2008 5:39:02 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: stan_sipple
A $ $ W I P E


3 posted on 07/27/2008 5:40:07 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: stan_sipple

The only reason that many people outside of Nebraska know anything about this jerk is because he is acting like McCain did... as a “Republican” who sides with Democrats.


4 posted on 07/27/2008 5:43:38 AM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: stan_sipple

I am really disappointed with this guy. I never thought I’d see this from him.


5 posted on 07/27/2008 5:57:10 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: stan_sipple
From the article;

“It would be difficult to find anyone more Republican or conservative on every issue except Iraq."

Co-sponsoring Obama's Global Poverty Act (S. 2433) is far from conservative......but considering the current state of the GOP, it prolly is Republican.

6 posted on 07/27/2008 5:59:09 AM PDT by Roccus (Someday it'll all make sense.....maybe.)
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To: stan_sipple
Hagel has just returned from a congressional trip to Iraq and Afghanistan with Barack Obama, and yet he says ...

"... “I do not intend to be involved in the presidential campaign,” ... Hagel ... "


Obviously Hagle went there on a farce finding mission, which just happened to be coincidently timed with Obama-lama-ding-dongs one world tour campaign.


The only good thing about this guy is that he's retiring.

7 posted on 07/27/2008 5:59:36 AM PDT by G.Mason (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: stan_sipple

WHICH COUNTRY?

Not in MY Name!


8 posted on 07/27/2008 6:10:49 AM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: GOP_Lady

“I am really disappointed with this guy. I never thought I’d see this from him.”

Geez Stan, I am worried abou you. What rock have you been living under? If you are a Nebraskan, wake up and vote this creep out of office - please....


9 posted on 07/27/2008 6:13:14 AM PDT by snoringbear ('Just so to get the terminology correct; it goes like this; the federal government is the Pimp, the)
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To: snoringbear

Hagel will slink off to the Beltway and never see Nebraska again when his term finishes.


10 posted on 07/27/2008 6:28:57 AM PDT by stan_sipple
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To: stan_sipple

I think he has a place in the Obama cabinet.


11 posted on 07/27/2008 6:33:11 AM PDT by WilliamReading
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To: stan_sipple

Never has been a conservative, and never has put America first.

12 posted on 07/27/2008 6:34:08 AM PDT by rlmorel (Clinging bitterly to Guns and God in Massachusetts...:)
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To: stan_sipple

Whose country is he for, Iran’s?


13 posted on 07/27/2008 6:50:14 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (A fawning US press and the anti-Bush mobs of Europe cannot be wrong about Obama, can they?)
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To: stan_sipple

Nebraska would have been better off electing Johnny Carson to replace Hagel, at least Carson would have had some jokes to keep ‘em laughing, and after he checked out, he wouldn’t cause any problems for America OR Nebraska.


14 posted on 07/27/2008 6:52:00 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history. [Brezezinski is the yellow stain])
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To: stan_sipple

A previous post on FR explains a lot about Hagel’s interests in the Mideast.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1256475/posts


15 posted on 07/27/2008 7:09:03 AM PDT by Ben Hecks (Obama, I know Paul Shanklin....and you're no Paul Shanklin!)
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To: GOP_Lady

I am not surprised in the least!!! The man is a piece of shiet and he always has been.


16 posted on 07/27/2008 7:20:58 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Obama on the other hand does not know the Lord Jesus, and is only the Lords enemy)
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To: stan_sipple

Sen. Hagel.

Now there is a real Jew-hater.


17 posted on 07/27/2008 7:26:05 AM PDT by Ben Reyes
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To: stan_sipple; marktwain
Shall we see how right Chuck Hagel has been about Iraq to this point? *ahem*

"It's Alice in Wonderland," Sen. Chuck Hagel, second-ranking Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, told me in describing the proposal [for a troupe surge]. "I'm absolutely opposed to sending any more troops to Iraq. It is folly."

That was interesting, wasn't it? Alice in Wonderland, eh?

Now let's watch Chuck backpeddle and attempt to cover his own ass.

"Quit talking about the troop surge. Get out of that. We're done with that. How are we going to project forward?" the Nebraska senator said. "What are we going to do for the next four years to protect the interest of America and our allies and restructure a new order in the world. ... That's what America needs to hear from these two candidates. And that's where I am."

Hagel, too, opposed the troop increase strategy, though he acknowledged Thursday it brought about positive changes. "When you flood the zone with superior American military firepower, and you put 30,000 of the world's best troops in a country, there's going to be a result there," Hagel said.

Yes, I would imagine Hagel would want to project forward, naturally, since projecting backwards reveals the massive shadow cast by his incompetence. Oh, but now he supports the troops and acknowleges "the world's best troopes!!!!!" Why, yes, there's going to be results with those guys.

Har Har Har!!

Sources:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/31/AR2006123100931.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/24/chuck-hagel-quit-talking_n_114883.html


18 posted on 07/27/2008 7:43:02 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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You’ll excuse me: troops. :)

I think I used 3 different spellings above. :P


19 posted on 07/27/2008 7:44:42 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: stan_sipple
For Hagel, it's country above political party

Do you think we'll see the same praise from the drives-bys for Zell Miller or Joe Liberman? These people have their noses so far up the dems anus's, for all practical purposes they are an appendage of the dems.

20 posted on 07/27/2008 7:59:50 AM PDT by TruthFactor (The Death of Nations: Pornography, Homosexuality, Abortion)
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21 posted on 07/27/2008 8:07:41 AM PDT by DemonDeac
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Way goodnight, chuckie!


22 posted on 07/27/2008 8:51:37 AM PDT by yorkie01
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To: pnh102
The only reason that many people outside of Nebraska know anything about this jerk is because he is acting like McCain did... as a “Republican” who sides with Democrats.

Oh, I know plenty about him, and I've never been to Nebraska. For Hagel, it's Hagel above just about everything else on the planet.

23 posted on 07/27/2008 9:11:15 AM PDT by browardchad
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