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Obama ready for fight on Hagel
politico ^ | 1/6/13 | DONOVAN SLACK

Posted on 01/06/2013 9:58:26 AM PST by ColdOne

It's official. President Obama has chosen former Republican senator from Nebraska Chuck Hagel as his nominee for Secretary of Defense and plans to make the announcement Monday, POLITICO's Mike Allen and Darren Samuelsohn report over on the home page:

A Democratic aide described the White House’s logic for choosing Hagel, age 66: “Chuck Hagel is a decorated war hero who would be the first enlisted soldier and Vietnam veteran to go on to serve as Secretary of Defense. He had the courage to break with his party during the Iraq War, and would help bring the war in Afghanistan to an end while building the military we need for the future.

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1 posted on 01/06/2013 9:58:33 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Obama wants him because he double-crossed the Republicans on the Iraq war? What a maroon


2 posted on 01/06/2013 10:02:32 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

“He had the courage to break with his party during the Iraq War...”

Your exactly right....


3 posted on 01/06/2013 10:04:12 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Venturer

That really took some balls didn’t it?


4 posted on 01/06/2013 10:09:34 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: ColdOne

Hagel is an anti-Semitic twit as well as.......well as....


5 posted on 01/06/2013 10:10:51 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: ColdOne

He is done.
Liberals don’t like him. Conservatives don’t like him.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 10:11:34 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: ColdOne
Obama ready for fight on Hagel

Whatever.

7 posted on 01/06/2013 10:11:36 AM PST by stevem
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To: ColdOne

The country needs more Hagels who see America beyond their parties. Democrats also welcomed.


8 posted on 01/06/2013 10:12:42 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: ColdOne
The way to defeat Obama should be obvious now - being a ghetto punk he sees any compromise as weakness and will insist on getting his way at all costs on every issue.

So go to ground on every issue and bleed him to death. Fight him using every political means possible. He cannot keep it up, not even with the help of his news media friends.

Weaken the SOB so badly that when something really important is at stake - for example when a geriatric ex-ALCU supreme court justice finally goes toes up - Obama will have expended all of his political energy.

He's lazy. He won't be able to go the distance.

9 posted on 01/06/2013 10:13:50 AM PST by skeeter
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To: ColdOne

Fight? What’s Barry going to do,...hit McConnell with his purse???


10 posted on 01/06/2013 10:14:10 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: skeeter

ACLU


11 posted on 01/06/2013 10:14:57 AM PST by skeeter
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To: ColdOne

.....and Bam was ready for a big fight to get Susan Rice confirmed and he lost.


12 posted on 01/06/2013 10:24:52 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: ColdOne

He’s also a signatory to the “Global Zero” plan which would immediately eliminate our Minuteman ICBM force, and de-alert our SSBNs, with a long-term goal of the elimination of nuclear weapons.

Of course, the hearings (and the media) will be completely focused on whether he hates gays or Israel, rather than on his views on our nuclear forces.


13 posted on 01/06/2013 10:26:10 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: ColdOne

Hagel is apparently a cheese-eating surrender monkey.


14 posted on 01/06/2013 10:47:51 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: ColdOne
How stupid can you get.
Obama screwed up foreign policy, and is hiring Chuck Hagel to fire him.
Obama wants to blame the Republicans for his disasters.

Really Chuck, how stupid can you get?
15 posted on 01/06/2013 10:51:47 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: skeeter

We should laugh him into oblivion, narcissists hate being ridiculed.


16 posted on 01/06/2013 10:53:12 AM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: skeeter

We should laugh him into oblivion, narcissists hate being ridiculed.


17 posted on 01/06/2013 10:53:12 AM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: tennmountainman
"He is done. Liberals don’t like him. Conservatives don’t like him."

I am not so sure. Obama will love this - more division and fighting in Congress. More diversion from the economic calamity he is visiting on us and if the fight is prolonged, he will blame the GOP for any military setbacks. Hagel is just cannon fodder to Obama.

18 posted on 01/06/2013 11:07:16 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Truth29

Hagel needs to publicly, very prominently, come out publicly and completely, against gun control.

Now.

How about it Chuck?


19 posted on 01/06/2013 11:17:26 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: ColdOne
Maybe Obama's nominating Hagel because he knows he won't make it.

Then on the second round he can have the nominee he really wants (the GOP will be hesitant to say no twice).

20 posted on 01/06/2013 11:28:27 AM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

Barry is nominating Hagel because he wants a fight and another distraction. He can’t wait to assume the pose of a wronged bipartisan who the extremist GOP hate.

All the other reasons to pick him are secondary. The kenyan lives to strut and lecture. He just can’t let this opportunity to do that pass.


21 posted on 01/06/2013 1:15:46 PM PST by lodi90
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To: ex-snook

Bullshit!!! I really hope I misinterpreted your comments, but Hagel is only a little better than Benedict Arnold. The guy also wants to gut the military and hates Israel. If you suport that SOB you would be better off hanging out somewhere other than FR.


22 posted on 01/06/2013 1:46:30 PM PST by ohioman
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To: tennmountainman
Liberals don’t like him. Conservatives don’t like him.

Yeah, if there were ever a candidate who could be less popular to both sides, I can't imagine who he would be. I wonder why Valerie picked him?

23 posted on 01/06/2013 2:23:13 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people..)
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To: tennmountainman
Liberals don’t like him. Conservatives don’t like him.

Word is his mother doesn't like him, either...

24 posted on 01/06/2013 2:31:38 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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