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Report: U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan possible replacement for CIA director David Petraeus
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Posted on 11/12/2012 10:59:47 PM PST by Arthurio

An affair with biographer Paula Broadwell ended the career of retired General David Petraeus, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Now, Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, is on the short list of possible candidates to replace him, according to a report in the New York Times.

From the Times report:

Representative Mike Rogers, Republican of Michigan, is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a former [Federal Bureau of Investigation] official and could sail through confirmation hearings and give a bipartisan air to the administration's efforts, as Mr. Petraeus did.

Requests for comment were not immediately answered by Rogers' office.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: cia; michigan; mikerogers; waronterror

1 posted on 11/12/2012 10:59:56 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: All

Mike Rogers is the head of the House committee investigating Benghazi.

If he accepts this appointment, Obama will have effectively decapitated the House’s investigation of the Benghazi scandal...


2 posted on 11/12/2012 11:01:26 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

they want a dem in his seat.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 11:01:59 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Arthurio

The Chicago gang may have some dirt on this guy as well. Otherwise why would they consider him? [/semisarc]


4 posted on 11/12/2012 11:02:16 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Arthurio; cripplecreek; BillyBoy; Impy

Don't do it, Congressman Rogers !

5 posted on 11/12/2012 11:03:41 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Arthurio

But then Issa might take his place. They should be careful in what they ask for.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 11:04:32 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Arthurio

I will be shocked if they pick a Republican to head the CIA.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 11:04:45 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Arthurio

unbelieveable these republicans.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 11:05:36 PM PST by dadfly
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To: acapesket

yep


9 posted on 11/12/2012 11:07:26 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Just mythoughts

I wouldn’t be shocked. The terrorists only have to be right once, while the new guy will have to be right all the time. If a terrorist succeeds in blowing something up then it will be the new guy’s fault.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 11:09:20 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Arthurio

This whole Benghzi Scandal has turned into multiple freak shows.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 11:11:42 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Arthurio

The Republicans ought to demand that General Patreus be replaced by... General Patreus. Call it the Clinton precedent. If Bill Clinton can be president after dodging the draft, smoking dope, cheating on his wife every chance he got and raping Juanita Broaddrick, certainly General Patreus can continue with his job at the CIA after a simple affair. At least Patreus had a CONSENSUAL affair with a woman old enough to know what she was doing. No perjury. No obstruction of justice. No state troopers. Oh, and I think Bill Clinton was about a million times more blackmailable than Patreus. Clinton is a coward. Patreus is a patriot.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 11:13:08 PM PST by billclintonwillrotinhell
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To: billclintonwillrotinhell

Sorry about the spelling above. It’s David Petraeus.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 11:15:51 PM PST by billclintonwillrotinhell
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To: piasa
I wouldn’t be shocked. The terrorists only have to be right once, while the new guy will have to be right all the time. If a terrorist succeeds in blowing something up then it will be the new guy’s fault.

But that would mean they already know in advance they could control him. Petraeus in the position did not serve US or himself well.

14 posted on 11/12/2012 11:19:34 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Arthurio

Why didn’t an affair with Lewinsky end the career of one Bill Clinton?

What’s the diff?

Jus’ askin’..........


15 posted on 11/12/2012 11:21:20 PM PST by Arlis (.)
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To: Arlis
Why didn't an affair with Lewinsky end the career of one Bill Clinton?

1. Because he was at the top of the food chain.
2. Because the Senate wouldn't vote to convict.
3. Because, according to him, it wasn't really sex.
16 posted on 11/12/2012 11:44:17 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Arthurio

An attempt to get Rogers into a position which would force him to keep silent on Obama’s treasonous activities?


17 posted on 11/13/2012 12:16:07 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: rfp1234

What has Issa pursued that’s come to anything? He seems to be one of the most obviously compromised Republicans in DC.


18 posted on 11/13/2012 12:19:21 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Arthurio

Just say no, Mr. Rogers.


19 posted on 11/13/2012 12:25:34 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Arthurio

Not a good idea. The people of Michigan need Mike.


20 posted on 11/13/2012 2:21:08 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: aruanan

4. He was a liberal Demon rat. That should be at the top of the list.


21 posted on 11/13/2012 2:22:35 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
An attempt to prevent Rogers from investigating further?

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22 posted on 11/13/2012 3:10:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
An attempt to prevent Rogers from investigating further?

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23 posted on 11/13/2012 3:11:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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24 posted on 11/13/2012 3:13:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: acapesket

They can want but they’re unlikely to get it. His is a pretty solidly republican district and has been for a long while.


25 posted on 11/13/2012 3:20:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Arthurio
Gen. David Petraeus is doing it all wrong. He needs to stand in front of the camera,point his finger at it and say, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman".

The democrats would believe him, and the media would say there is nothing here to report, and the matter would be forgotten.

Well, it worked for President Bill Clinton.

26 posted on 11/13/2012 3:25:40 AM PST by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: Arthurio

DON’T DO IT, MIKE!!!!! THEY ARE DIRTY!!


27 posted on 11/13/2012 3:32:38 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Arthurio

Why would anyone other than an islamocommunist crawl into bed with these enemies of freedom?


28 posted on 11/13/2012 3:33:18 AM PST by onedoug
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To: cripplecreek; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Zero needs a new fall guy.


29 posted on 11/13/2012 3:38:32 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hopefully its a sign of desperation that Zero has fallen to dealmaking to save his own butt.


30 posted on 11/13/2012 4:13:13 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Arthurio

DISMANTLE the CIA.

“—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

live - free - republic


31 posted on 11/13/2012 4:22:54 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Arthurio

Rogers....stay clear of the CIA.....let the RATS wallow in their own garbage.......they’ll make him a scapegoat just as Petraeos


32 posted on 11/13/2012 5:29:32 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: cripplecreek

I went to school in East Lansing. That district still has Ingham County. It’s not Washtenaw blue, but it is close. If either Livingston County or the northern part of Oakland do not show up in the polls due to a dud as a candidate, this district could be gone.


33 posted on 11/14/2012 7:18:03 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Arthurio
From what I've heard about Rogers, he's not much of a fan of what Obama's done with the military. His brother is a general, he served in peacetime, and his wife served in Iraq. I'm not sure he'd give up the intelligence committee chairmanship for a position with Obama as his boss. On the other hand, he may view himself as trying to help the military from an Obama crony who might take that spot.

If Obama picks Rogers, it's to make a play for the district in a special election. That district is a safe district if Rogers is running, but the Lansing area is part of that district and is extremely democrat.

34 posted on 11/14/2012 7:27:00 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; cripplecreek; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; randita; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; ...

No Republican should serve Dark Lord Huissein.

Especially not one in a competitive US House seat!!!

Let him put a loyal democrap in every position so they have 100% of the blame for the coming disasters.

If Rogers accepts this post he is a traitor and a fool like the blackmailed Betrayus.


35 posted on 11/16/2012 1:05:34 AM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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