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A second Republican voices support for Hagel to lead Pentagon
Reuters ^ | Feb 02, 2013 | Patricia Zengerle

Posted on 02/02/2013 5:06:48 PM PST by Bratch

Senator Mike Johanns said on Saturday he would support fellow Nebraskan Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense, becoming the second Republican in the Senate to express public support for President Barack Obama's embattled nominee.

The Lincoln, Nebraska, JournalStar reported on its website that Johanns, a former Nebraska governor who holds Hagel's old Senate seat, issued a statement supporting Hagel. An aide to Johanns confirmed the report.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: 113th; hagelsecdef; johanns; rinos; senate; surrender

1 posted on 02/02/2013 5:06:52 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Johanns Check for RINO roll call. Vote his damn ass out of office. Hagel is dangerous.


2 posted on 02/02/2013 5:09:44 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: JohnD9207

Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi RINO GONE wild.


3 posted on 02/02/2013 5:11:20 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: Bratch

Not surprising. Johanns is as dumb as Hagel.


4 posted on 02/02/2013 5:12:36 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Bratch

THIS is why we need to elect more GOP candidates. They make such wise and informed choices.

/s

Just as a side note, the list of reasons to continue supporting the GOP now comes down to “They aren’t Democrats.’ And that is most assuredly arguable given their votes/positions in the last couple years.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 5:14:45 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Bratch

Senator Mike Johanns must owe Hag a favor.

Another on the list.


6 posted on 02/02/2013 5:29:38 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Bratch

Bipartisan!


7 posted on 02/02/2013 5:33:30 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Bratch

low information voter


8 posted on 02/02/2013 5:40:43 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ozzymandus

They are from Nebraska after all.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 5:41:55 PM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: Bratch

Let me guess, there won’t be massive cuts in military bases in Nebraska.
The other states will have to beat their swords into plowshares.


10 posted on 02/02/2013 5:54:35 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: hattend

They must need a few R’s take this guy across the finish line. McConnell must have designated a few of them.


11 posted on 02/02/2013 5:54:51 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Moorings

It’s not unusual, no matter what, for a Senator to vote for a nominee from his/her state. Especially if the nominee is allegedly of the same party.

I’m surprised with all the negative talk following his confirmation hearings and knowing just how poorly he did, Hagel didn’t ask to have his name withdrawn. But I think it’s important to Obama to have a nominal R as SecDef to see
the massive cuts that are coming, and the attendant damage to the U.S. military. Panetta also began his political career as a nominal R, as I recall.


12 posted on 02/02/2013 6:05:05 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Bratch
I guess that's his slogan:

"Hagel: Because The Alternatives Could Be So Much Worse"

13 posted on 02/02/2013 6:11:24 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Bratch

And THAT is the reason I am no longer a Repub.

When I want lib think, I’ll go whole hog and vote the bat-eared-b*stard’s party.


14 posted on 02/02/2013 6:20:02 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: EDINVA
I’m surprised with all the negative talk following his confirmation hearings and knowing just how poorly he did, Hagel didn’t ask to have his name withdrawn.
That's because he realizes unless you're a conservative from Texas , a Senator will get confirmed as long as he can fog up a mirror.
15 posted on 02/02/2013 6:23:14 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Can you IMAGINE how serious a womanizer Tower had to have been to be denied that post by his colleagues? He certainly was well-informed about all matters military,and I don’t think anyone denied that. To be a standout in the Senate for womanizing almost boggles the mind.

I wonder in retrospect .. didn’t Tower serve with Bentsen who was the running mate vs. Bush 41? All Texans? Maybe a little intrastate payback from old Lloyd? Maybe Lloyd didn’t like the way 41 made fun of ole Maw Richards at the GOP convention.


16 posted on 02/02/2013 7:07:08 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Quite simple, really.

The Dems outnumbered the Republicans 55-45. Unlike the GOP-e, liberals hold rank on important votes.

It’s why they eventually prevail on most issues.


17 posted on 02/02/2013 7:26:47 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Bratch

WTF?


18 posted on 02/02/2013 7:50:51 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Bratch

How many more examples will it take to wake up brain dead Republicans?

Now it is clear that the party can’t be fixed. Throw it away and get a new one.

The rotten apples are permanently in the barrel and have infected all of the rest with progressive rot.


19 posted on 02/03/2013 8:57:49 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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