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Johanns calls out GOP for holding up Hagel vote.
The Omaha World Herald(Buffet's RAG) ^ | February 14, 2013 | By Joseph Morton

Posted on 02/14/2013 9:52:17 AM PST by US Navy Vet

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mike Johanns called out his fellow Senate Republicans on Thursday for claiming that they aren't technically filibustering as they try to hold up Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary.

"It's a filibuster," Johanns said. "If the Democrats were doing this, we would be hollering that this was a filibuster and probably did in the past."

A number of Republicans are pushing to delay consideration of Hagel, the former GOP senator from Nebraska, requiring a 60-vote threshold on a procedural vote that Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., scheduled for Friday.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: 113th; gope; hagal; hagelsecdef; johanns; ne
Cornhusker FreePs YOU have WORK to do. PRIMARY THE HELL OUT OF THIS RINO/GOP-e er!
1 posted on 02/14/2013 9:52:29 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Too bad, Sen. Mike Johanns. Hagel stinks!


2 posted on 02/14/2013 9:57:39 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: US Navy Vet

If the president nominated a competent individual, there wouldn’t be a filibuster. The president chose intentionally to put his thumb in the eye of America, of republicans, and of Israel with Hagel’s appointment. He should be blocked until his nomination is withdrawn.

Wake up senator!


3 posted on 02/14/2013 9:59:20 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
johanns is obviously a insipid loser. Maybe he desires to further screw-up the US defenses. I believe he also is a poltroon.
4 posted on 02/14/2013 10:03:36 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: US Navy Vet

Seems to me Johanns is supporting Hagel because he is another Nebraskan rather than looking at his record since leaving the senate. Doesn’t say much about the senator from Neb.


5 posted on 02/14/2013 10:04:20 AM PST by falcon99
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To: US Navy Vet

Seems to me Johanns is supporting Hagel because he is another Nebraskan rather than looking at his record since leaving the senate. Doesn’t say much about the senator from Neb.


6 posted on 02/14/2013 10:04:38 AM PST by falcon99
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To: US Navy Vet

There is no filibuster. And it is Democrats who are not allowing it to go to vote.

That is because they would lose today if the vote were taken today.


7 posted on 02/14/2013 10:04:50 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: US Navy Vet

The Dems blocked Bush 2’s 1st term appointments right up until his re-election.

What are the lefties crying about now?


8 posted on 02/14/2013 10:06:52 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: hal ogen
I believe he also is a poltroon.

And, I might add, a recreant!

9 posted on 02/14/2013 10:08:43 AM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: falcon99

Nebraska hasn’t had much for US Senators since Jim Exon. Deb is too new to make a determination but she is starting out well. Johanns is about as RINO/GOP-e as you can get.


10 posted on 02/14/2013 10:08:54 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: thackney

Have to really wonder why republicans have a second thought about opposing Hagel. He’s a leftist, pretty much of a dunce as well. Where is the downside? We have people in this country who really care about Chuck Hagel?

And btw after what they did to John Tower, I could care less what is done to poor Chuck Hagel.


11 posted on 02/14/2013 10:15:28 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: hal ogen

A former Bush administration official placed into the senate. Like Menendez or Rob Portman.

I prefer US senatoros who bubble up from their individual states, not pushed into the body from on high in lateral moves between departments.


12 posted on 02/14/2013 10:17:02 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: US Navy Vet

Were I one of mister Johann’s fellow Senators, I actually would walk up to him and tell him to “suck it.”


13 posted on 02/14/2013 10:20:16 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: cotton1706

WRONG! Mike Johanns was Governer of Nebraska before being appointed as Bushie 43’s Sec Ag. Before that he was Mayor of Lincoln, NE.


14 posted on 02/14/2013 10:23:04 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Johanns served on the Lancaster County Board from 1983 to 1987 as a Democrat.


15 posted on 02/14/2013 10:25:16 AM PST by kcvl
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To: US Navy Vet

One of the many reasons Obama wants Hagel is he’s a republican. So he can have a REPUBLICAN gut the Defense Department, a la “only Nixon could go to China.”

The House should prevent the Senate from going into recess next week, because we know he will be recess appointed, despite the DC Circuit’s opinion that a vacancy occur during the recess of the Senate. Panetta’s leaving office today and the Senate is still in session.


16 posted on 02/14/2013 10:26:39 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: US Navy Vet

The Dems did it in the past. Sauce for the gander.


17 posted on 02/14/2013 10:28:52 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: kcvl

A Dem, it figures. I didn’t know that.


18 posted on 02/14/2013 10:30:45 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: cotton1706
"The president chose intentionally to put his thumb in the eye of America, of republicans, and of Israel with Hagel’s appointment.




As long as GOP "leadership" refuse to see the chess moves this man is making. with regard to the voting population they will forever be playing catch up, politically.

I believe Obama's selection of Hagel is and was intended to taunt the GOP into another fight on a different front while he travels the country spreading "hope" and "progress".

The GOP needs to let him own more of his failure and stop fighting on his terms only.
19 posted on 02/14/2013 10:35:20 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (There are none so enslaved as those whom refuse to be free.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I didn’t say he wasn’t from Nebraska or served there. It wseems when people serve in an administration, they catch the RINO establishment winds. They make the connections and get the whispers in their ears: “This is what we want to happen so go along with it. You’re from Nebraska too so you have to support this guy. It gives him credence, just like having John Warner sitting next to him in the committee hearing.”


20 posted on 02/14/2013 10:37:31 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: US Navy Vet

Well, there goes another vote. Reid will have his 60 votes by Friday. What’s his reasoning? The Republicans won’t call a Filibuster a Filibuster, so he’s going to vote against it. Brilliant.


21 posted on 02/14/2013 10:38:18 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: US Navy Vet

What’s the matter with Nebraska? The state is reliably Republican in every presidential election and in the past has sent solid conservatives to the Senate such as Kenneth Wherry, Carl Curtis and Roman Hruska.


22 posted on 02/14/2013 10:40:11 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill

Jim Exon was a VERY Conservative Democrat(back when there WAS such a “creature”). I was a good guy.


23 posted on 02/14/2013 10:43:31 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I mean...HE was a good guy.


24 posted on 02/14/2013 10:44:32 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet
Any ANY totally ANY Republican at any time can get free and positive press coverage IF he complains about a fellow Republican.

It's the first law of liberal newsrooms. Hello New York Times... are you there? Are you still in business?

25 posted on 02/14/2013 11:00:16 AM PST by GOPJ ( Illegal immigrants: violent boorish party crashers. Send them home, call police - make them leave.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I’ll be blunt. Johanns is making himself appear to be a Nazi. One bad apple speaking too loudly: not good public affairs for Nebraska.


26 posted on 02/14/2013 11:04:54 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: cotton1706

Even if what you say is true, Pubs have forever discredited themselves in my eyes by focusing on Hagel and letting Kerry off scott free. Not that I credited them with much before.


27 posted on 02/14/2013 11:10:09 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

I think they wanted Kerry out of the senate because they thought Brown was going to run, although they wanted him out of the senate anyway.


28 posted on 02/14/2013 11:27:39 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

If that’s true they’re idiots. In the Senate he’s one of the 53 or whatever majority and one of a gang of senior Dems. At state he’s it; he’s the Grand High Poobah. And maybe if Clinton can do it without crashing and burning until late into the fourth year, maybe it doesn’t matter. Then again, Kerry is probably more of a True Believer than Hillary.


29 posted on 02/14/2013 11:36:11 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

State’s a worthless post. And he’ll be out of power in four years, instead of another possible twelve or eighteen years in the senate. I live in MA and we are all glad he is gone and is no longer our representative in the congress.


30 posted on 02/14/2013 11:41:40 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Why couldn’t he run for senate again later? He went back after losing a presidential bid, for pete’s sake, which used to be good enough reason to crawl into a hole forever.

By the wag, if state is so worthless what makes defense so damn important?


31 posted on 02/14/2013 11:52:23 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

He could run again. There’s nothing that could stop him, except there may be no open seat. I don’t see Kerry challenging a sitting democrat to try to get back into the senate. Look at what happened to Bob Kerrey, the people rejected him. Dan Coats got back in after leaving and Goldwater and Humphrey did too but it’s rare.

The department of State is more or less sipping tea and talking with foreign leaders. It’s never been a powerful or influential post since the President is the real secretary of state.

Defense on the other hand in my opinion is a far more important position. Obama wants to gut the military, like any leftist does. They hate the military. And a republican doing it would add so much credibility. Hagel is in reality, a democrat and from his testimony is not even qualified for the position. He doesn’t even appear to be an able administrator. That puts the defense of the country in danger.


32 posted on 02/14/2013 12:02:06 PM PST by cotton1706
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