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Why Did McCain Rescue Hagel?
The American Spectator ^ | 2/17/13 | Aaron Goldstein

Posted on 02/17/2013 11:51:36 AM PST by Nachum

Why on earth did John McCain just rescue Chuck Hagel’s nomination? Why did he go on Meet the Press this morning to say that Chuck Hagel was going to get confirmed as Secretary of Defense? McCain argued that Hagel had the votes to be confirmed and that he didn’t want the process to be delayed further. But if that is the case then why did Bob Woodward go on Fox News yesterday to say that Democratic Senators were calling the White House to ask when Hagel was withdrawing? Now I doubt Woodward would have dropped that tidbit if there wasn’t sufficient discord

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Maybe... because John drinks from the same well as Hagel
1 posted on 02/17/2013 11:51:48 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Because RINOs absolutely LOVE to sell out to liberals for a pat on the head.


2 posted on 02/17/2013 11:53:05 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare

Never trust McNasty,he has let us down time after time.


3 posted on 02/17/2013 11:56:28 AM PST by mortal19440
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To: Nachum

Totally predictable.


4 posted on 02/17/2013 11:58:20 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Nachum

McCain is old school, where he would never defeat a fellow Senator. It is not about the issues or right or wrong decisions, but about the Senate brotherhood. Same reason he stabs his party in the back repeatedly. Good policy doesn’t matter, it is getting ‘something’ done.


5 posted on 02/17/2013 11:58:33 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Nachum
mccain has been known to take a bribe, in the past. Another bribe?
6 posted on 02/17/2013 11:59:51 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Nachum

And from McCain’s lapdog:

Lindsay Graham and Hagel Make Nice (For Now)
By Connor Simpson | The Atlantic Wire – 4 mins 56 secs ago

“Lindsay Graham and Chuck Hagel seem to have made nice for the time being. Graham said on Fox News Sunday this morning that Hagel wrote him a letter denying ever connecting the State Department to the Israeli Foreign Minister’s office. It was alleged that Hagel made the implication that the Department was merely an extension of the Israeli office while speaking at Rutgers University in 2007. It was a serious point of contention during Hagel’s marathon confirmation session with the Senate a few weeks ago. “He did not recall saying that,” Graham said on Sunday. “He disavows saying that. [...] If that’s true, that would end that matter.” Graham even implied he might be ready to let the confirmation go forward... unless something new comes up.” snip.......

http://news.yahoo.com/lindsay-graham-hagel-nice-now-194358219.html


7 posted on 02/17/2013 12:00:35 PM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: Nachum

I do not understand the premise.
Every single Republican that rattled cages and made noise, said they were going to confirm him regardless.
This is not new or unexpected.


8 posted on 02/17/2013 12:00:35 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Nachum

McCain is a self-important moron. Always has been, always will be.


10 posted on 02/17/2013 12:01:52 PM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: Nachum

McCain is a self-important moron. Always has been, always will be.


11 posted on 02/17/2013 12:02:15 PM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: Nachum

When the rulers want something one can bet the money will flow. This is not my humble opinion, instead it is the nature of the beast.


12 posted on 02/17/2013 12:03:54 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Nachum

Same reason McCain called Cruz a racist. He’s an idiot moderate.


13 posted on 02/17/2013 12:04:33 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: Nachum
He's John McCain. This is what he does. Stab Republicans in the back, then go on TV, play the statesman and soak up the warm glow of approval from the leftists that infest the news media. He's John McCain and this is what he does.
14 posted on 02/17/2013 12:06:38 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: Nachum

McCain has for far too long fed at the teats of the tax payer.


15 posted on 02/17/2013 12:08:24 PM PST by John Freeman
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To: Nachum

John McCain like most politicians will keep the fires of hell very, very warm, that’s why he will confirm Hagel, politicians don’t give a damn about their constituents, it’s all about them, you don’t go to Washington D.C. for the salary, they’ve all sold their souls for the wealth and power of this world, not the next.


16 posted on 02/17/2013 12:10:18 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: Nachum

Because McCain sucks. He supports F-16s to Egypt.


17 posted on 02/17/2013 12:11:31 PM PST by omega4179 ( Huelo azufre)
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To: Nachum

Because McCain is a plant. Like all plants, it is required that sometimes he exhibit behavior that makes you think he actually is what he says he is, and isn’t a plant. This is calculated. But when the time comes for something important to take place, he is called upon to do what he is there to do - advance the agenda of the left.

OK, maybe this is tinfoil hat stuff, but his behavior too often makes this scenario plausible.


18 posted on 02/17/2013 12:13:22 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Darksheare

Because RINOs absolutely LOVE to sell out to liberals for a pat on the head.


Bingo. McCain is an especially extreme case of this. One moment he appears to have some backbone, the next he is striving for a puff-piece in the NY Times. You would think that all those years in a NV POW camp made him impervious to criticism, but I suppose not. Either that, or someone has some massive dirt on him.


19 posted on 02/17/2013 12:13:55 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Nachum

McCain was one plane short of Becoming an Ace for the North Vietnamese.

If he hadn’t have become a Prisoner of War there is no telling how many planes he would have crashed.

Close to the bottom of his class in Annapolis and that probably because his dad was an Admiral.

McCain is almost as dangerous to America as Kerry and Obama.


20 posted on 02/17/2013 12:14:10 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Nachum

Because McCain serves the same masters as Obama. I not making this up. If have seen this yet, you are blind.


21 posted on 02/17/2013 12:16:27 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Nachum
McCain pisses me off. He says Hagel isn't qualified in one breath, then says we have delayed the vote enough. Methinks the zombies have already had lunch at the McCain household. It was a very light lunch.
22 posted on 02/17/2013 12:17:21 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Nachum

Never ascribe to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.


23 posted on 02/17/2013 12:18:45 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: rbg81; mortal19440

And people wondered why FR started the “Just say no to RINOs/No More RINOs” campaign.
Then they mocked it.
Some of these same people then shrieked in rage later when the RINOs sold us out.

It’s patently obvious to the rest of us.

And probably someone has dirt on him.


24 posted on 02/17/2013 12:18:55 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Nachum

McCain is a country clubber that a bunch of FReepers supported on here when he ran


25 posted on 02/17/2013 12:21:02 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Myrddin

You just saw a puppet show with the ending already known with Obama getting his way. The show was just to make you think there was a fight. There is no fight. Congress is in the hands just a empty shell of corrupt men and women.


26 posted on 02/17/2013 12:21:20 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: svcw
Every single Republican that rattled cages and made noise, said they were going to confirm him regardless. This is not new or unexpected.

Yep. I just figured that out this morning,....there was never a plan to NOT confirm him. It was for political theater. Cruz is in "trouble" because he did it for real, not for show. Guess he didn't realize that whoever the president nominates, he gets confirmed. THis is the rule in the Senate.
27 posted on 02/17/2013 12:22:42 PM PST by Girlene
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To: haffast

Tea party take notice and challenge that idiot GRAHAM.


28 posted on 02/17/2013 12:25:31 PM PST by ballplayer
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To: Nachum
At this point in his career, McCain would support the Viet Cong or at least their emissaries. Case in point: Kerry as Sec. Of State.

You didn't really think Obama’s best friend would vote against an Obama nominee, did you?

If the voters in AZ are not seriously considering a recall, then the AZ Republicans can all be classified as RINOs and not to be confused with their greatest Republican, Barry Goldwater. Just my opinion.

29 posted on 02/17/2013 12:25:37 PM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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Maybe... because John drinks eats from the same well trough as Hagel. Fixed it.
30 posted on 02/17/2013 12:28:44 PM PST by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: Nachum

McCain lives for these moments of personal power. He engineers the surrounding circumstances in his life for these moments. It’s not about right or wrong with McCain, it’s about these moments.

And, if it hurts conservatives, all the better because he (being a “conservative”) has made a grand personal sacrifice for the good of all. Ick.


31 posted on 02/17/2013 12:29:38 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
McCain is a country clubber that a bunch of FReepers supported on here when he ran

Your point?
32 posted on 02/17/2013 12:32:04 PM PST by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: Venturer
His goal of an end to the USA through unlimited Amnesty and de-facto merger with Mexico is now within sight.

Thanks Arizona - for returning this twisted little sack of betrayal and corruption to office again and again.

33 posted on 02/17/2013 12:32:21 PM PST by Dagnabitt
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To: cashless

McCain already betrayed the POW-MIA’s and sucked up to North Vietnam many years ago. Nothing new about that, I’m afraid.


34 posted on 02/17/2013 12:33:02 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Nachum

He is a McCain in the butt.


35 posted on 02/17/2013 12:35:34 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Darksheare

This is more about being a member of the Club. McCain feels himself a senior member of the Club and that members in good standing are deserving of the Club’s consent. Of course McCain doen’t care that this NEVER works in favor of a Republican. He feels that this identifies him as a truly bi partisan figure who rises way above the hacks. In his own way McCain is every bit as narcissistic as Barky.


36 posted on 02/17/2013 12:40:05 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: Nachum

Don’t EVER, EVER become deluded about the identity of John McCain.

He is an EVIL, LYING, DUPLICITOUS SNAKE. When I FIRST saw him go after Chuckie Crybaby Hagel, I was amazed. Amazed, but not deceived.

Like SO MANY people in the Republican Elite, McCain lacks the courage of conservative convictions. Just look at the witch he raised.

Unfortunate but not surprising.

And ONCE AGAIN, the enemy is NOT John McCain, as it is not Barrack Hussein Obama. Its the idiot moron voters who keep electing and re=electing this scum.

By the way, just watch McCain’s little pansy puppet tow the McCain line shortly. No more attack dog Gomer Pyle role for Lindsey Graham.

He will fold like a cheap deck of cards.

Unless conservatives can take over the GOP and eject dirtballs like this, AND Boehner AND McConnell, its all over for the Republican Party, America, the West and western civilization.

Buy your burnoose now while they are cheap.


37 posted on 02/17/2013 12:45:02 PM PST by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: Nachum
Why Did McCain Rescue Hagel?

...to show Cruz who's boss.

38 posted on 02/17/2013 12:46:32 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: Nachum

McCain supported the group which received
the MANPAD transfer from the beginning.
This “opposition” was for show.


39 posted on 02/17/2013 12:50:09 PM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Nachum

Two words: Senile dementia


40 posted on 02/17/2013 12:51:44 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Nachum

Meanwhile, the Senate Club Republicans say not a word about pedophile Menendez.


41 posted on 02/17/2013 12:54:44 PM PST by oldbill
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To: Nachum

Way to go, Juan. Senate before Country.


42 posted on 02/17/2013 12:58:02 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum
I heard on Fox News this morning that McCain stated Hagle wasn't qualified, but the process had taken up enough time, so we just need to get it over with.

I wonder if he would tell a rape victim to "just relax, and try to enjoy it?"

I think that McCain has done enough damage to the US and needs to retire from the Senate.

Mark

43 posted on 02/17/2013 1:07:43 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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44 posted on 02/17/2013 1:11:23 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: John Freeman

When is McLame up for “re-election”? We need to get a Tea Partier running against him and bringing all of these issues up to the conservative base.

I plan to retire to AZ at some point and don’t want bozos like this to soil my future home!


45 posted on 02/17/2013 1:11:34 PM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Nachum

I think everyone pretty much knew that Hagel would be confirmed after this “break”


46 posted on 02/17/2013 1:12:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Nachum

McCain sold out to the North Vietnamese so a sell out to the Rats is easy. Each is an extension of the other.


47 posted on 02/17/2013 1:21:27 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: Nachum
Question: "Why Did McCain Rescue Hagel?"

Answer: McCain is a shill for all things Democratic. It is his nature, his essence his very emptiness. McCain is a bad man.

48 posted on 02/17/2013 1:27:05 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Nachum

Because he’s been in Soros’ hip pocket for more than a decade. He’s a controlled-opposition stooge.


49 posted on 02/17/2013 1:35:51 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Nachum
I'm going way out on a limb here...maybe McCain knows who Obama’s next nominee would be and knows that Hagel is not the worst choice.
50 posted on 02/17/2013 1:37:09 PM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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