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Senate Committee Votes to Confirm Hagel
NBC ^ | 12 Feb 13 | NBC

Posted on 02/12/2013 12:09:30 PM PST by xzins

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To: rainee

Ripping Hagel a new one about compensation/speeches.
Now, quoting Harry Reid!! about refusal to submit financials equals the person has something to hide. Couldn’t hear what confirmation he was referring to but stuck it to Dingy.


51 posted on 02/12/2013 1:12:08 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: smoothsailing

Oh yeah! Ted Cruz ROCKS!

Levin is now saying it’s a 2 year rule.


52 posted on 02/12/2013 1:13:16 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: All

Cruz won’t let go!

He is RIGHT ON!

We are entitled to know about foreign compensation!


53 posted on 02/12/2013 1:17:17 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: AtlasStalled
Hagel would have collaborated with the Nazis in Paris during WWII.

As would so many of today's Washington Republicans. But hey, they have an "R" after their name so we need to support them, right?

54 posted on 02/12/2013 1:18:11 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: All

Corsair Fund?

Where did that $200K come from?

Hagel could not or would not say.


55 posted on 02/12/2013 1:20:36 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: All; smoothsailing
Here comes that awful, horrid, Nelson of Florida impugning and lecturing Senator Cruz!

I would like to slap him all the way to Cuba!

56 posted on 02/12/2013 1:23:07 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Good grief, who dug up Nelson? What a babbling fool. LOL.


57 posted on 02/12/2013 1:23:07 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: onyx

Bill Nelson in professor mode..
Waiting for him to slap Cruz in the hand with a ruler
Thinks Cruz was being meanie pants!


58 posted on 02/12/2013 1:23:41 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: GeronL
He’ll probably be confirmed by more than 90 Senators.

I have hope Inhofe will block this one.

59 posted on 02/12/2013 1:24:25 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: rainee; smoothsailing

Cruz responding!

Woo-Hoo!

Smack down! Take that Bill Nelson, snarky wimp!


60 posted on 02/12/2013 1:30:17 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Darn, I missed it. Hope Ted whacked him good.


61 posted on 02/12/2013 1:33:20 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: onyx
Mini-MeCain will follow whatever MeCain does.

The man has never had an original thought since the Clinton impeachment hearings.

62 posted on 02/12/2013 1:44:17 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Longbow1969

>We can’t defeat any of Obama’s nominees because we failed to win back the Senate in 2010/2012.

Two easy wins were victims of legitimate rape.


63 posted on 02/12/2013 1:47:03 PM PST by soycd
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To: smoothsailing

He did!


64 posted on 02/12/2013 1:48:07 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Perdogg

Dont let the facts get in the way of the rants now


65 posted on 02/12/2013 1:48:56 PM PST by italianquaker
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To: brownsfan

Just as I knew he would. He’s worse than a democrat.


66 posted on 02/12/2013 2:23:57 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
He could nominate a horse and it’d be confirmed

That would be an improvement!

67 posted on 02/12/2013 2:27:54 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: xzins

Go ahead, confirm the SOB.

The quicker we abandon Israel, the sooner this “grand experiment” can be over and done with.

Come, Lord Jesus.


68 posted on 02/12/2013 2:32:44 PM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: TexasCajun

No qualifications whatsover to be Sec of Defense and these worthless parasites, both democrats and republicans will vote to put him in charge of the largest government agency in the world., in charge of the nation’s military. He has never sat on the Armed Services Committee or any other type of military committee. Anyone that confirms him after hearing him try and speak last week needs to be voted out of office. Making him Sec of Defense is a joke. Any homeless person sleeping under a bridge has as much experience as Hagel does.......which is none.

His only “qualification” is supporting the african king for president and his bashing of GW Bush.


69 posted on 02/12/2013 2:41:55 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: DManA; St_Thomas_Aquinas; i_robot73; All

” - - - Levin said last week he saw no problem - - - “

Yup, after 30 years or so of being in Washington DC the main brain stem turns to jello.

BTW, do you think it is the water?


70 posted on 02/12/2013 2:48:17 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Law s, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: NKP_Vet

You forgot “muslim friendly” in your rant.


71 posted on 02/12/2013 2:56:13 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: xzins
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious.
But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.
But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.
He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
A murderer is less to be feared."

-- Marcus Tullius Cicero
72 posted on 02/12/2013 2:57:39 PM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: soycd
Two easy wins were victims of legitimate rape.

Amazing isn't it. Conservatives need to create some kind of Candidate School where our politicians go to learn how to talk like a normal human beings and not say offensive stuff about rape. Good grief, when it comes to subjects like that just stick to the damn script.

73 posted on 02/12/2013 3:15:23 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

I vaguely remember a guy named John Bolton who Pres Bush tried to appoint as UN Ambassador. I guess only some elections have consequences.


74 posted on 02/12/2013 3:29:14 PM PST by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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To: xzins
and America takes another one in the........

75 posted on 02/12/2013 3:36:48 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: xzins

Raise your hand if you really thought a minority of the minority party in the Senate was really going to be able to stop this.

Obama’s cabinet goes from being dumb to being dumber...and more dangerous.


76 posted on 02/12/2013 3:40:57 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Graewoulf

Like I’d listen to some chatter-head on the squawk box; it’s easy enough to see to get my blood boiling myself. I moved out of the State of my birth (MD) shortly after my 22nd year. If it is a 30 yr. threshold, I’m glad I made it.

Unfortunately, IMHO, We the People have allowed the swamp to become a ‘hive of villainy and corruption’, starting ~100 years ago already. I trust no one and nothing coming from inside the cesspool. Just wait ‘til ‘14 starts to roll around and the ‘think tanks’ and 507 and ...start begging with open hand, as if they care the downfall before them.

We, I am afraid to say (again, IMHO), have seen the best of America already. We are watching the accelerated fall of the Republic. Let the bread and circuses continue!


77 posted on 02/12/2013 4:27:30 PM PST by i_robot73
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To: freedumb2003

And what made anyone think this would be different? Especially after the (what was it) 3 against traitor Kerry as SoS?

These assholes would be confirming Castro if dumbo nominated him to any cabinet position.


78 posted on 02/12/2013 4:33:22 PM PST by i_robot73
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To: i_robot73
If it is indeed true that all the GOP committee Senators voted against Hagel's progressing to the full Senate confirmation hearings, then this is a good thing.

The committee GOP'ers were outnumbered, plain and simple, with no recourse to "block", "put a hold" or "filibuster" the nomination.

With-holding (sic) judgement until we see what the full Senate votes here...IMHO, there's a good chance Hagel will get thus far and no further, but we'll have to wait and see if any take the opportunity...

79 posted on 02/12/2013 5:00:15 PM PST by 88keys (where are the real Americans?!)
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To: TexasCajun
MeCain taking a strong stand against!

You mean McCain is playing to the cameras. He'll fold when it comes time to vote. He always does.
80 posted on 02/12/2013 5:25:31 PM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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81 posted on 02/12/2013 6:02:19 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Tugo
All Obama nominees are severely flawed. ESPECIALLY Hagel.

I fail to see how Chuck Hagel is any worse than Hillary Clinton or John Kerry, both of whom were confirmed without so much as a peep of protest.

Chuck Hagel obviously isn't anybody's ideal choice, but the bottom line is that nobody Obama selects for any cabinet post is going to be. So why is there so much opposition to Hagel when people who are worse than him on many issues breezed right through?

His opponents should be consistent. Either fight all of Obama's appointments tooth and nail, or, if you let somebody like Hillary through, call it a foregone conclusion and let them all through. Otherwise, it looks as though Hagel's GOP opponents are acting on a personal grudge instead of on principle.

82 posted on 02/12/2013 6:50:10 PM PST by ek_hornbeck
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To: beethovenfan
1997 : (AL AMOUDI-CONTROLLED ROCK CREEK CO IS CHAIRED BY ELIAS ABURDENE {See MCCAIN}, WHO HIRES JOE WILSON, THE FORMER ADVISOR TO BILL CLINTON ON AFRICAN AFFAIRS ---- see HAGEL) ...but also the Rock Creek Corporation* , an investment company controlled by Al Amoudi and chaired since 1997 by a Lebanese businessman very connected into the power circles of Washington, Elias Aburdene. Former adviser of the Franklin Bank National in Washington DC, Aburdene at the start of his accession to the head (position) of Rock Creek Corporation hired the ex - adviser to Bill Clinton for African affairs, Joseph Wilson IV. The latter had already met Mohamed Al Amoudi in 1997 at the time of a reception organized for the World Bank by Westar Group (LAW n.794). --- via Shermy
83 posted on 02/12/2013 9:18:00 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Eva; Travis McGee; Shermy; Fedora; Cindy

What I remember is that Aburdene is a campaign contributor to Hagel through one of his PACs. But if you look further, you will see that Hagel has been part of a bunch of commissions to all parts of the world, and oddly enough the name Aburdene pops up among the other members of the commission. It is my guess that these are all members of the same family.
101 posted on 07/15/2005 6:27:30 PM PDT by Eva | To 98

That old post reminded me of the Lebanese woman involved as the “socialite” character in the exposure of Gen. David Petreaus to draw heat off of the Benghazi abandonment scandal. She was from some notable big family in Lebanon. And she also had ties to Obama’s other new nominee for Sec of State John Kerry....

which brings to mind this administration’s habitual arms smuggling ...and this bit from Hagel’s past defending Iranian arms smuggling :

(ISRAEL CAPTURES THE IRANIAN VESSEL THE KARINNA A -— SEE HAGEL) There’s something very odd about Chuck Hagel. He’s been among a very small minority of Senators to vote against resolutions in support of Israel; and when the Israelis captured that Iranian vessel, the Karinna A., with arms destined for the Palestinians, he said immediately that we shouldn’t believe the Israelis, that they were just trying to stir things up against Iran.————72 posted on 01/11/2007 5:54:11 PM PST by BusterBear | To 6


84 posted on 02/12/2013 9:36:16 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Thanks, piasa.


85 posted on 02/12/2013 11:28:15 PM PST by Fedora
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Must be the other shoe dropped — they got a look at whomever was next on the list.

Thanks xzins.


86 posted on 02/13/2013 4:26:01 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Longbow1969; Colonel_Flagg

Thanks!


87 posted on 02/13/2013 4:27:18 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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89 posted on 02/13/2013 5:50:45 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Tugo

“All Obama nominees are severely flawed. ESPECIALLY Hagel.”

owebama doesn’t want anyone in his cabinet who will outshine him. He is the most flawed pResident in history so he’s got to come up with losers like hagel, brennan, kerry, etc. who are worse than he is. He really has to scrape the bottom of the barrel to find them.


90 posted on 02/13/2013 6:20:07 AM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: AtlasStalled

As did Soros....and started to build his multi-billion dollar “trust”.

Why is this man still alive?


91 posted on 02/13/2013 7:25:05 AM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: 43north
Good point, our brillant POTUS!

Hagel = Bumbling Moron

Brennan = Stealth Moslem Brotherhood Activist

Kerry = Arrogant traitor & liar

All political pawns thoroughly compromised and totally unprincipled.

EX: Justice Roberts stated he adopted a pair of babys ten years ago from "Latin America" in his hearings. These Blond, blue-eyed babys have recently been reported as "IRISH born". Irish law allows for only Irish nationals to adopt Irish born children. If Roberts indeed engaged in human trafficking, Obama owns him too. Saul Alinsky Chicago politic 101.

92 posted on 02/13/2013 7:29:47 AM PST by Tugo (357SIG)
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To: 43north
Good point, our brillant POTUS!

Hagel = Bumbling Moron

Brennan = Stealth Moslem Brotherhood Activist

Kerry = Arrogant traitor & liar

All political pawns thoroughly compromised and totally unprincipled.

EX: Justice Roberts stated he adopted a pair of babys ten years ago from "Latin America" in his hearings. These Blond, blue-eyed babys have recently been reported as "IRISH born". Irish law allows for only Irish nationals to adopt Irish born children. If Roberts indeed engaged in human trafficking, Obama owns him too. Saul Alinsky Chicago politic 101.

93 posted on 02/13/2013 7:33:58 AM PST by Tugo (357SIG)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
He could nominate a horse and it’d be confirmed

Well since they're all a bunch of Horses A$$es, I think I'd have to agree and the proof is in that pudding!

94 posted on 02/13/2013 1:18:34 PM PST by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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