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APNewsBreak: Hagel backing Pa.'s Sestak for Senate
Associated Press ^ | 8-23-10

Posted on 08/23/2010 2:15:27 PM PDT by Justaham

Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican who has broken ranks in the past with the GOP, gave Democrat Joe Sestak his second major endorsement from moderates in a week in his bid for a hotly contested Senate seat in Pennsylvania.

Hagel told The Associated Press on Monday that Sestak has demonstrated during his two terms in Congress that he puts the interests of the nation and his constituents ahead of his party.

"I think he's exactly what our country needs more of. I think he's what the Senate needs more of _ courageous, independent thinking," Hagel said. "That's what the job is about. You are supposed to use your judgment."

Hagel 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.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: arlenspecter; chuckhagel; dinosaur; elections2010; fossil; hagel; hagelsaurus; hasbeen; homoejectus; joesestak; neverwas; pa; pattoomey; pennsylvania; senate; sestak; toomey; ussenate; zer0cajones
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1 posted on 08/23/2010 2:15:32 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

He voted for every Pelosi policy put before him. Independent my foot. He’s done.


2 posted on 08/23/2010 2:16:55 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: Justaham

And heck, even more, he puts the interests of CAIR before those of his constituents or America.


3 posted on 08/23/2010 2:17:04 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Justaham

This is the next new way to screw the country: now that Conservatives are actually starting to win Republican races- the moderates final FU is to endorse democrats (who voted with Obama, Reid, Pelosi); I loathe these people.


4 posted on 08/23/2010 2:17:42 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Justaham

YOU have to be S******* me! Nebraska, you know what has to be done!


5 posted on 08/23/2010 2:19:05 PM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Justaham
This will make a huge difference for Sestak.

Chuck Hagel is enormously popular in Pennsylvania.

Every year in State College they host an eleven day festival called "Hagelpallooza" where Hagel fans from all over the state come to listen to Hagel-themed bands, sell Hagel-related paraphernalia and hold well-attended Hagel seminars.

6 posted on 08/23/2010 2:19:38 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Justaham

No surprise there. When the choice is between a conservative and a democrat, the “moderate” will always choose the democrat. For conservatives must be stopped at all costs.

Thank God he’s out of the Senate!


7 posted on 08/23/2010 2:21:00 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Justaham

The NOT so silent coo.


8 posted on 08/23/2010 2:22:07 PM PDT by poobear ("The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: Justaham

Somebody’s trolling for a post-career diplomatic post in the Caribbean ...


9 posted on 08/23/2010 2:22:59 PM PDT by hemogoblin (We're all on Flight 93 now.)
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To: Justaham

Hagel is a washed up old scumbag. Here everybody thought it was “good riddance to bad garbage” once he went away, but no - - the sick piece of sh!+ has to show up and lend his support to communist health care and the Democrat dream of transforming America into a Euro-socialist welfare state.

Whew... I think somebody must have got ahold of some pretty filthy pictures of Hagel.


10 posted on 08/23/2010 2:23:29 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: wideawake

lulz


11 posted on 08/23/2010 2:23:44 PM PDT by adm5 (AMERICA HAS ONLY GOD AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT LEFT TO SAVE THE REPUBLIC. by: LibLieSlayer 3/18/10)
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To: Doc Savage
Nebraska, you know what has to be done!

What should Nebraska do?

12 posted on 08/23/2010 2:24:18 PM PDT by Chunga (I Have Supported J.D. Since The Day He Announced)
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To: wideawake

ROFLOL..You had me going there for a second !


13 posted on 08/23/2010 2:24:36 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Justaham

“Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel”

At least he’s a FORMER - and after this announcement he will remain a former forever, as well as a RINO.


14 posted on 08/23/2010 2:25:26 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Justaham; P-Marlowe; wmfights; blue-duncan; Dr. Eckleburg

Hagel is the kind of republican who has had me leave the republican party and become an independent. The republican party is not a conservative party. Anyone who listened to Sestak get interviewed by Brett Baier a couple weeks ago got a clear picture of Sestak as an embarrassment to the code of honor of the military.

Too many traitors in the Republican party.

I will never vote for other than a conservative candidate again in my entire life: pro-Life, pro-gun, pro-God, pro-family, pro-matrimony, anti-tax, anti-big government.

If the conservative is in the constitution party, independent party, you name it, then I will vote for that person.


15 posted on 08/23/2010 2:25:30 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: wideawake

Yuk ,yuk.


16 posted on 08/23/2010 2:26:48 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Doc Savage
Nebraska, you know what has to be done!

???

17 posted on 08/23/2010 2:26:48 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Justaham
Hagel backing Pa.'s Sestak for Senate

OMG!!! TOOMEY IS DOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!

18 posted on 08/23/2010 2:26:54 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Justaham

It does my heart good to see that phrase, former Senator Hagel, at the head of this article.

Now, Chuckie boy, just go away.


19 posted on 08/23/2010 2:27:55 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: cotton1706
When the choice is between a conservative and a democrat, the “moderate” will always choose the democrat.

That is an excellent observation.

20 posted on 08/23/2010 2:28:25 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: smoothsailing

My mailman has endorsed Toomey, which carries about the same weight as Hagel’s endorsement of anyone.


21 posted on 08/23/2010 2:28:57 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualProsperity
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To: smoothsailing

You think its bad now? Just wait until Colin Powell endorses Sleezetak, too!


22 posted on 08/23/2010 2:29:34 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: smoothsailing

Hagel supported Obama, so he has a track record for supporting winners. *shudder* BTW, Comrade Sestak supports that Mosque at Ground Zero! Bob


23 posted on 08/23/2010 2:31:01 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night, Flicker their souls to the wind." Al Stewart)
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To: JSDude1

The Communists are suffering form Constitutionphopia. I hope the November election puts them in their place. We must root out the communists and deal with them. We have to get control of the Federal government back in American hands and go from there.


24 posted on 08/23/2010 2:31:16 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: screaminsunshine

“We must root out the communists and deal with them.”

Exactly. See my tagline.


25 posted on 08/23/2010 2:33:44 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Justaham

Hagel is a covert leftist, this has been evident for years. There is no other explanation for his behavior.


26 posted on 08/23/2010 2:38:09 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: Doc Savage

Hagel’s already out. I think Bush’s Ag secretary is in his seat.


27 posted on 08/23/2010 2:38:56 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Truman: The buck stops here. Obama: Buck? What buck? Did I tell you how it's all Bush's fault?)
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To: Justaham

Note EX Senator.

Hagel has been irrelevent for years and is probably sniffing around looking for a Zero appointment.


28 posted on 08/23/2010 2:39:36 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: wideawake

I detect just a hint of sarcasm.:)


29 posted on 08/23/2010 2:39:48 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Truman: The buck stops here. Obama: Buck? What buck? Did I tell you how it's all Bush's fault?)
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To: Justaham

I think that if PA wanted a moderate who worked with both parties they would not have tossed out Arlen Specter.


30 posted on 08/23/2010 2:45:37 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012...Barbour2012....I would be happy either way.)
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To: wideawake

LOL - you seriously made me laugh out loud...Thanks for the laugh :)


31 posted on 08/23/2010 2:51:01 PM PDT by KeatsforFirstDog
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To: Justaham

This has got to be a military thing. Many former military officers are strong on defense, but are big believers in the government’s ability to do good and help. I think it stems from the fact that they worked in the only properly functioning segment of government.


32 posted on 08/23/2010 2:59:38 PM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: Vigilanteman
You think its bad now? Just wait until Colin Powell endorses Sleezetak, too!

Sleezetak is not Colin's kind of democrat, because Sleezetak has too light of a suntan.

33 posted on 08/23/2010 3:12:35 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe
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To: Justaham

Grrrr...

Is it true Hagel and Ben Nelson are really the same person?


34 posted on 08/23/2010 3:14:27 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: wideawake

heh-heh...


35 posted on 08/23/2010 3:38:10 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: OrangeHoof

No, Ben Nelson is more conservative and less of a traitor than UPChuck Hagel.


36 posted on 08/23/2010 3:43:09 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: Justaham

Hagel is toast. Why would anyone want to listen to a thing he has to say?


37 posted on 08/23/2010 3:47:52 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Colon Bowel? That has-been?


38 posted on 08/23/2010 3:51:14 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Justaham
Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel

Key Word: Former
39 posted on 08/23/2010 3:51:22 PM PDT by John D
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To: SueRae

He was also very critical of McCain and Palin during the 2008 campaign and came very close to an edorsement of Obama-his wife did endorse Obama and Biden


40 posted on 08/23/2010 3:56:01 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Chunga
What should Nebraska do?

Tar and feathers come to mind.

41 posted on 08/23/2010 4:25:52 PM PDT by foxfield (Sarah Palin, America's "girl next door".)
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To: Doc Savage

“YOU have to be S******* me! Nebraska, you know what has to be done!”

From the article:

“Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel,”
++++++++++++++++

Apparently, it’s already been done...:)


42 posted on 08/23/2010 5:05:33 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - 11/2010, 11/2012 - Tea Party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Chunga

Re Hagel and what should Nebraska do? I suggest that they load a big ear of corn with C4, a detonator, and shove it up where the sun don’t shine. Then light it off. Popcorn and popped Hagel. What a sight (See “Spaced Invaders” if you want to see a cool popcorn explosion)


43 posted on 08/23/2010 5:14:54 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Justaham

Chuck who?


44 posted on 08/23/2010 5:22:12 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Justaham

Hagel-—THE ENEMY WITHIN!!!


45 posted on 08/23/2010 5:28:58 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: Justaham

HAGEL finally comes out of the closet!! .....Dirt Bag!


46 posted on 08/23/2010 5:36:02 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Justaham

Imagine.

A RINO giving his support to the muzzie-loving, anti-American, DemonRAT commie instead of to the red-blooded, pro-American conservative.

What a surprise.

Yawn ....


47 posted on 08/23/2010 5:40:01 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Justaham

Sleazetax stole his seat by having the DemocRATs launch an unfounded investigation against Curt Weldon the incumbent.

It is not surprising that a back-stabbing RINO would endorse a scumbag like Sleazetax.

The two deserve each other.

Lord, I pray Toomey trounces Sleazetax.


48 posted on 08/23/2010 6:43:06 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: ought-six
Colon Bowel? That has-been?

More like a never was.

49 posted on 08/23/2010 6:51:17 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Lancey Howard

Calling Chuck Hagel a washed up old scumbag is an affront to washed up old scumbages everywhere. He is a stinking pile of human excrement. I’ll never forgive this walking, talking hemmorhoid for being a reliable critic of GWB. I wish he would shut up and go away! Hagel is one of the most disgraceful clowns national politics has ever produced.

He makes Arlen Spector look like a man of principal.


50 posted on 08/23/2010 6:58:34 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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