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APNewsBreak: Hagel backing Pa.'s Sestak for Senate (Massive RINO barf alert)
Associated Press ^ | August 23, 2010 | Peter Jackson

Posted on 08/23/2010 9:02:30 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel — a Republican — is throwing his support behind Democrat Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race.

Hagel told The Associated Press on Monday that Sestak has demonstrated during his two terms in Congress that he puts what's best for the country before the interests of his party. He said Sestak's courage and integrity as a legislator are qualities the nation needs more of.

He refused to comment on the candidacy of Sestak's opponent, Republican Pat Toomey, a former congressman.

The men are seeking the seat long held by Sen. Arlen Specter, a Republican-turned-Democrat whom Sestak beat in the primary.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: chuckhagel; joesestak; pattoomey; pennsylvania; rulingclass
All pretenses are gone now. We already knew Hagel was a self-promoting RINO who was far worse than McCain, but he has now taken the step to endorse a cap and trade supporting, ObamaCare supporting, tax raising, big government left-wing Democrat over a principled conservative in Pat Toomey. The media and the political/ruling class will treat this as a "game changing event" when in reality it won't matter a hill of beans to the voting public in Penn.

GOOD F'ING RIDDENCE CHUCK!!

1 posted on 08/23/2010 9:02:37 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Pitiful. Just pitiful.


2 posted on 08/23/2010 9:03:48 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Yeah, Nobody Hagel’s endorsement will change a lot of votes...not.


3 posted on 08/23/2010 9:04:22 AM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Who is Chuck Hagel and why does anyone care what he says???? LOL Bet the folks in Nebraska don’t even remember him!!!


4 posted on 08/23/2010 9:04:38 AM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: St. Louis Conservative

That carpetbagging jackass was never a Nebraskan, let alone a Republican.


5 posted on 08/23/2010 9:04:38 AM PDT by GunningForTheBuddha ("There is an 'I' in Marxist")
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I’m so glad we’re rid of him.


6 posted on 08/23/2010 9:05:01 AM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
RINO SEASON IS HERE! Photobucket
7 posted on 08/23/2010 9:05:26 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: St. Louis Conservative

The Senate really needs some house cleaning.


8 posted on 08/23/2010 9:05:53 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Ruling class Hagel is supporting ruling class Sestak.

Where is the surprise?

Yes, sure, yes, it makes me furious. But I’m not surprised.

Angelo Codevilla was an optimist.


9 posted on 08/23/2010 9:07:27 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Minority Report 2: Tea Party Participant)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

He wants to be Gates’ successor at Defense.


10 posted on 08/23/2010 9:07:45 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Hagel likes Sestak because Sestak is anti-Israel.


11 posted on 08/23/2010 9:07:52 AM PDT by Inyokern
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Stand up Chuck (for your party) you dick head.


12 posted on 08/23/2010 9:08:01 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: St. Louis Conservative
America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution
13 posted on 08/23/2010 9:08:35 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Minority Report 2: Tea Party Participant)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
I'd forgotten all about Chuck Hagel.

I liked it that way.

14 posted on 08/23/2010 9:09:05 AM PDT by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: jersey117
The Senate really needs some house cleaning a big enema.
15 posted on 08/23/2010 9:09:22 AM PDT by gbunch (http://www.GregBunch.com)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
This is too funny!

Hagel’s endorsement means absolutely nothing in PA. The only thing this proves is that there is an element within the Republican Party which is deceptive and dangerous (just like the Left) to our Country.

16 posted on 08/23/2010 9:09:44 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Who?


17 posted on 08/23/2010 9:10:44 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

As with Charlie Crist we now know Hagels’ true colors!!!!!


18 posted on 08/23/2010 9:11:48 AM PDT by ontap
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To: St. Louis Conservative
it won't matter a hill of beans to the voting public in Penn

It seems to me that, in such a vote-the-bums-out mood as the nation is in at the moment, the "endorsement" of an "insider" such as Hagel is at best, neutral, and at worst, a negative for the one being endorsed.

Kind of like Tammy Faye Bakker endorsing Revlon, or Michael Moore endorsing Weight-Watchers.

19 posted on 08/23/2010 9:12:56 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Is that SOB F’in crazy???
I don’t see how turdballs like Hagel can take Rep $’s and then bite the hand that fed ‘em. These people need to be purged from the Rep party if that party is to have any legitimacy amongst the base.


20 posted on 08/23/2010 9:15:24 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

My guess is that if Pennsylvania wanted to hear from a traitorous RINO, they would have voted for Arlen Sphincter to run against Toomey. Upchuck Hagel won’t make any more difference in this race than a tree falling in the woods.


21 posted on 08/23/2010 9:21:29 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: St. Louis Conservative
Just slightly to the Left of GW Bush's endorsement of Specter over Toomey.

The establishment GOP prefers Statism to Constitutional government, and will not likely repeal one iota of Obama's agenda to date.

22 posted on 08/23/2010 9:22:39 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: ontap; All

We’ve snuffed these clowns out.....now the trick is to keep them out. Permanently.


23 posted on 08/23/2010 9:22:41 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Somebody must have some dirty pictures of somebody.


25 posted on 08/23/2010 9:30:55 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Ahhhhh!!

Chuckie Hegel.

I remember him well.

Perhaps he will cry at some rallies for Sestak to get him votes.

The difference between a RINO and a Democrat is the name tag.


26 posted on 08/23/2010 9:31:10 AM PDT by ZULU (God, guts and guns made America great,)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

So, six years ago Toomey got borked by Jorge Arbusto and Karl Rove and now by Hagel.

Gotta love the big government, statist Republicans.

Ever wonder why the Welfare State never gets rolled back when the Elephants are in control?


27 posted on 08/23/2010 9:31:58 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Hagel is a wacked out piece of garbage and always was.


28 posted on 08/23/2010 9:33:05 AM PDT by Williams
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To: CdMGuy

How is it that such a deeply conservative state like Nebraska elects stab-em-in-the-back type senators? Nebraskans deserve sooo much better. RINO’s are such vindictive beeches on their way out.


29 posted on 08/23/2010 9:34:43 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Hagel is no more a republican than Mt. McKinley is a throw pillow.

F-Off Hagel.


30 posted on 08/23/2010 9:45:44 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: St. Louis Conservative
The men are seeking the seat long held by Sen. Arlen Specter, a Republican-turned-Democrat whom Sestak beat in the primary. <<<<<<<

Why do I always grin and picture a kilt when I see this line??...

31 posted on 08/23/2010 9:48:12 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: richace

Most of the Pennsylvanians (Steeler fans) I know can’t even locate Pennsylvania on a U.S. map.


32 posted on 08/23/2010 9:49:18 AM PDT by Walleye_Walter
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To: St. Louis Conservative

And Bob Dole just gave Charlie Crist $1000...


33 posted on 08/23/2010 9:49:59 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: MissesBush

Yeah, Nobody Hagel’s endorsement will change a lot of votes...not.
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This was my very thought as well! I had to actually think of who Hagel was for a moment ;-)

Looks like another RINO in the mold of Specter trying to remain relevant.


34 posted on 08/23/2010 9:53:36 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I’m puzzled. What’s Hagel’s angle here? Does he live in Pennsylvania now? Is he looking to re-launch his political career as an Independent or a Democrat this time?


35 posted on 08/23/2010 9:55:19 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

No wonder the repubs ratings are in the toilet along with the dems.


36 posted on 08/23/2010 9:55:53 AM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Stripping motivated people of their dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.")
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To: St. Louis Conservative

hagel is no RINO. He is a two-faced lying RAT in Pub clothing. He is an impostor AND a through and through RAT.


37 posted on 08/23/2010 10:33:48 AM PDT by parisa
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To: ZULU

I posted this back in August 2008 when BHO was giving his famous speech in Germany during his campaign. He had Senators Reed and Hagel as foreign policy advisers.

““Obama prepares thoroughly for the big occasions. He is almost always well-briefed, and he was traveling in sharp company — with Sens. Jack Reed and Chuck Hagel — so you knew he would be thoroughly ready for these meetings. The chance of a major screw-up was minimal.”

Reed and Hagel. The only things remotely sharp about these guys are the knives they use to stab their constituents in the back.”

Never truer words were spoken.


38 posted on 08/23/2010 10:39:31 AM PDT by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Chuck Hagel, Chuck Hagel, let me think....Oh yes....I remember Chuck Hagel.

So he wants attention AGAIN, eh? Guess that Hussein cabinet position didn’t work out for him, eh? :)


39 posted on 08/23/2010 11:19:59 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: St. Louis Conservative

This is not news.


40 posted on 08/23/2010 11:27:27 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Hagel = Worthless.


41 posted on 08/23/2010 11:27:27 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Artcore

Now Blooming Idiot (Bloomberg) has endorsed Sestak. Another endorsement that will matter to no one.


42 posted on 08/23/2010 12:17:16 PM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: jersey117

Fortunately Hagel the nitwit is no longer in the Senate. He was replaced with a REAL conservative, Mike Johanns.


43 posted on 08/23/2010 12:26:18 PM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Like eveything else involving politicians in general and libs specific, follow the money. Chuckie-poo thinks he can slide under somewhere and grab some of all the nobama stash floating about.


44 posted on 08/23/2010 12:38:14 PM PDT by dusttoyou (Let the other side get all wee-wee'd up, Remember come November)
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To: M-cubed

Scottish Law?


45 posted on 08/23/2010 1:18:13 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Mexico: The Place You Thought You Knew.)
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