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Why Did McCain Rescue Hagel?
The American Spectator ^ | 2.17.13 | Aaron Goldstein

Posted on 02/17/2013 7:59:17 PM PST by man_in_tx

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.

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Sold out, again? Or, was this planned all along? Or, was this intended as a special poke in the eye to "upstart" Cruz?
1 posted on 02/17/2013 7:59:25 PM PST by man_in_tx
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To: man_in_tx

Split personality? Republicans are really a messed up lot, aren’t they?


2 posted on 02/17/2013 8:03:34 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: originalbuckeye

They serve as the perfect, incompetent, foils that the Dems need to advance their agenda. This is why Cruz is a fly in “everyone’s” ointment.


3 posted on 02/17/2013 8:08:51 PM PST by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: man_in_tx

McCain proudly showing his RINO colors once again.


4 posted on 02/17/2013 8:09:18 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: man_in_tx

My friends, Hagel is not qualified, but he is an honorable American and has my vote, my friend. Ted Cruz is being disagreeable and people will remember that, my friend, my friend, my friend.


5 posted on 02/17/2013 8:10:02 PM PST by conservative98
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To: man_in_tx

Door #3


6 posted on 02/17/2013 8:12:54 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: man_in_tx

Because John McCain is a gentleman, and he knows that the Democrats are gentlemen and they will all work in peace and harmony.

And I truly believe that John McCain believes that baldersash.


7 posted on 02/17/2013 8:13:23 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: conservative98

conservative98~:” My friends, Hagel is not qualified, but he is an honorable American and has my vote, my friend.”

Because McCain loves power more than he loves this country.
He is too comfortable in his position.
He is more a Demo-lib than he is a RHINO.
“You are known by the company that you keep “!! .. Enough said !!


8 posted on 02/17/2013 8:15:36 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: man_in_tx

because mccain and other rhinos like him have all been paid off to comply with hte left and destroy this nation- that’s qwhy


9 posted on 02/17/2013 8:16:34 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Bryan24

I think the GOP has some offshore betting thing where they place bets based on how no matter what they do, gullible conservatives will vote for them.

The immigration thing paid back 5 to 1, this is less at 2 to 1.

And not one of them has lost yet.


10 posted on 02/17/2013 8:16:40 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: man_in_tx
All that time in Hanoi Hilton permanently imprinted mclame with Stockholm Syndrome. That's all I can figure. Now why the hell Arizona keeps putting this guy on us is the $64 question.
11 posted on 02/17/2013 8:19:10 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: man_in_tx
McCain believes its simply Hagels turn, qualified or not it is his turn.

thats how they do things just like it was Mccains turn to run for president and Jf'n kerrys turn to be sec of state..............damn good ole boy network.

12 posted on 02/17/2013 8:19:32 PM PST by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: man_in_tx
Mister McCain, channeling ...Arlen Specter.

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13 posted on 02/17/2013 8:19:55 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: conservative98

[[My friends, Hagel is not qualified, but he is an honorable American and has my vote, my friend.]]

Hmmmm- I wish I knew of a job wherre qualifications do NOT matter, and I got big money for doing no work at all hardly- just putting in an appearance once or twice a month or so- Congress worked what? 8 hours total last month? I’m not waulified for LOTS of things- so apparently I stand a pretty good chance of gettign hte jobs?


14 posted on 02/17/2013 8:20:34 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Tilted Irish Kilt ~:” Because McCain loves power more than he loves this country.
He is too comfortable in his position.
He is more a Demo-lib than he is a RHINO.
“You are known by the company that you keep “!! .. Enough said !!”

And Carl Rove should be shot for what he single-handedly ,
has done to this country by running RHINO’s for office

“America is at that awkward stage; it’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”-—Claire Wolfe


15 posted on 02/17/2013 8:21:24 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Rejecting Hagel buys us nothing. It would, however, be a good payback.


16 posted on 02/17/2013 8:22:13 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: X-spurt

Same can be asked for the rest of them. They PROVE time and again they want liberalism, so what do the base do? Vote for them and get liberalism.

Then come here and other sites and scream bloody murder....Simple solution would be stop empowering them to do that by voting for liberal candidates in the GOP.

But no. That’d be ‘purist’. Best to just keep doing what fails and complaining about it to each other.


17 posted on 02/17/2013 8:25:48 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Sure it does. It buys us a ticket on the traveling in the direction we want to go.


18 posted on 02/17/2013 8:27:35 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: man_in_tx

Because he is scum and has always been on the side against America. This poor example of a human should have been tossed onto the trash heap years ago.


19 posted on 02/17/2013 8:27:47 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Norm Lenhart

On the train traveling in the direction we want to go.

Sorry bout that.


20 posted on 02/17/2013 8:28:52 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: X-spurt

I agree with you....I think this goes back to the Hanoi Hilton.

There’s something wrong with McCain. But enough about him...why is Lindsey Graham backing off?

Today I read that some rats asked the WH to withdraw Hagel and now this? Is it possible that they want an incompetent because it will give them something to argue about in the next election? If so, wouldn’t seem worth the risk especially given all the other anti-Americans in this administration.


21 posted on 02/17/2013 8:33:00 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: man_in_tx

I believe McCain was threatened by George Soros in Sept 2008, on the Wednesday after the run on the bank - and McCain responded to it by suspending his campaign and asking for all the debates to be canceled. That was the same day GW Bush decided to give a speech to the country saying that if we didn’t pass TARP Armageddon would be upon us.

I believe that all Soros has to do is bring up that threat again, at any time, and McCain will do exactly what Soros tells him to do.

I believe the threat was another run on the bank - done by Soros’ communist-Islamist alliance which controls enough money to make good on their threats to collapse the western economy.

Nothing in McCain’s behavior suggests to me that this wasn’t the case. Soros needs the threatened critters to do things every now and then which make it appear as if they are not attached to his puppet-strings, just so the rest of us will think the process is still intact and not taken over by a foreign coup. They’ll do the dance, put on the show, but when push comes to shove none of the R’s will seriously stop the final steps of the coup that Obama is supposed to make now that he has “more flexibility”.


22 posted on 02/17/2013 8:40:32 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: man_in_tx

Possibly unlike Cruse and Paul, McCain is aware of and probably an architect of the New Republican Party as a subsidiary of the Democrat Party and functions as a Designated Opposition in order to enhance the image of the parent Democrat Party and to preclude a real opposition from coalescing.


23 posted on 02/17/2013 8:49:22 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: man_in_tx

Betrayed again by Captain Queeg! McCain is just another dolt. Another tool of the NWO elite.


24 posted on 02/17/2013 8:51:40 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: man_in_tx

McLame rescued Hagel because McLame is a turncoat ratfaced lowlife ba$tard! And based on everything he has done in civilian life, I’m more convinced than ever that he really was a snivelling sellout in VN, as some of our troops accused him of being.

Where there’s smoke there’s fire; and, he has never done anything in his political career that would make me think he was above selling out. To the contrary, he has done many things that only a scheming backstabbing sellout would do! Other than that I don’t have an opinion.


25 posted on 02/17/2013 9:01:07 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: man_in_tx

Why? Because McCain is worthless POS. He gets drunk with Bagel boy. They all get drunk together.


26 posted on 02/17/2013 9:05:53 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: conservative98

I want to know why no senator has asked Pvt Goober how he managed to spend ONE YEAR in the US Army back in the 60s, when the minimum enlistment was TWO YEARS. Only one year on active duty, so that means “war hero” Pvt Goober must have spent a couple of months in Vietnam and pulled a John Kerry and skated out early. So once again, show me a DD214? I think Hagel, like Kerry, got his ass kicked out of the US military. The man can’t put a coherent thought together. Now he’s gonna lead the Dept of Defense???????????????


27 posted on 02/17/2013 9:10:37 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: conservative98
My friends, Hagel is not qualified, but he is an honorable American and has my vote, my friend. Ted Cruz is being disagreeable and people will remember that, my friend, my friend, my friend.

You aren't my friend.

Hagel isn't honorable. And you're wrong.

I figure you aren't long for FR........

28 posted on 02/17/2013 9:14:14 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LAVE)
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To: man_in_tx

I RINO is someone who, forced to choose the lesser of two evils, bitterly regrets he can’t choose both like the average representative of the Democratic [sic] party.


29 posted on 02/17/2013 9:14:17 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: Tucker39

Remember the 2008 nominating speech? McCain talked about how the Viet Namese “broke” him. Everyone was scratching their heads thinking “What the hell is he talking about?” The left and the media had the goods on him and had threatened to expose him.

Again, Ross Perot was wrong about a lot of things. But he couldn’t stand McCain so I give credit for that.

As for Hagel, the man is a bumbling idiot. The question is how did he ever get elected to anything?


30 posted on 02/17/2013 9:20:12 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: butterdezillion

BINGO


31 posted on 02/17/2013 9:23:32 PM PST by easternsky
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To: easternsky

mclame is such a worthless tool.


32 posted on 02/17/2013 9:30:49 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Tucker39
mcain’s behavior during the congressional hearings on
the men left behind in Laos when the Vietnam war was ended
was unbelievable. (remember his fuming angry face)

He wouldn't fund the effort to find the 1000 servicemen who
were in Laos.
His wife's beer company was the first American beer country
in Vietnam when we resumed relations there.

http://www.ravens.org/Adventures/Episode9998.htm This is such a disgrace that they left those soldiers behind..

33 posted on 02/17/2013 9:37:09 PM PST by freedommom
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To: man_in_tx

Hanoi John McCain has been funded by George Soros for years....Soros probably slipped him some more money


34 posted on 02/17/2013 9:39:51 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: man_in_tx

I am absolutely convinced that the Obama Administration either threatens or blackmails many members of the House and Senate. McCain is insane, of course, and one can never rely on him to take the right side, but other people (John Roberts, for instance) must have been pressured. We live under the dominion of a totalitarian despot.


35 posted on 02/17/2013 9:41:11 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: SeminoleCounty

this is mccain we are talking about.

he is 100% sleaze.

when the marriage amendment was about to pass in the senate, he tacked on the ridiculous flag burning amendment as a poison pill.

The second it suddenly was a demand over bengazi material, it was obviously a red herring.

is this just the MSM trying to rescue hagel or is this just another goebling of the truth with mccain playing the part of goebles.


36 posted on 02/17/2013 9:45:08 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ottbmare

McCain could not be trusted to state 12:00 am is midnight.


37 posted on 02/17/2013 9:47:20 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Osage Orange

You cannot detect sarcasm, my friend. I am mocking McCain.


38 posted on 02/17/2013 9:48:37 PM PST by conservative98
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To: man_in_tx

Why did he go on Meet the Press this morning to say that Chuck Hagel was going to get confirmed as Secretary of Defense?

Perhaps saying that was just the price to get himself on Meet the Press.


39 posted on 02/17/2013 9:49:29 PM PST by BeauBo
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To: man_in_tx

Why did he go on Meet the Press this morning to say that Chuck Hagel was going to get confirmed as Secretary of Defense?

Perhaps saying that was just the price to get himself on Meet the Press.


40 posted on 02/17/2013 9:49:36 PM PST by BeauBo
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To: CottShop

Juan has become a zombie Mo’Bro.


41 posted on 02/17/2013 9:49:43 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: man_in_tx

Why did he go on Meet the Press this morning to say that Chuck Hagel was going to get confirmed as Secretary of Defense?

Perhaps saying that was just the price to get himself on Meet the Press.


42 posted on 02/17/2013 9:49:43 PM PST by BeauBo
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To: man_in_tx

John McCain was twisted long ago, by his peers at USNA. He was despised, and deeply ridiculed for being a “lessor” man. Regardless of being in the bottom of his class, he still became fighter pilot. Family connections? No doubt. John McCain’s resentment of US; runs deep, long and continuously.


43 posted on 02/17/2013 9:50:14 PM PST by RedHeeler
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To: man_in_tx
McCain LONG ago cashed in his POW status but the only problem is, McCain is the last one to see this.
I truly believe this guy thinks the country owes him something and that BECAUSE OF his prior service and status, he is somehow above us.

He is not. He is no different now than of his previous captors in the way he behaves to our liberties; minus a slight degree of separation of course. His hour is past and he SHOULD have stepped down a very long time ago and enjoyed his own freedom instead of raping ours by constantly working with his "friends", the commies, "across the isle".

44 posted on 02/17/2013 9:51:40 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: man_in_tx

John McCain was twisted long ago, by his peers at USNA. He was despised, and deeply ridiculed for being a “lessor” man. Regardless of being in the bottom of his class, he still became fighter pilot. Family connections? No doubt. John McCain’s resentment of US; runs deep, long and continuously.


45 posted on 02/17/2013 9:52:36 PM PST by RedHeeler
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To: man_in_tx

I think McCain resents that Ted Cruz is getting attention and he has to show him who’s boss!


46 posted on 02/17/2013 9:52:52 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: butterdezillion
and McCain responded to it by suspending his campaign and asking for all the debates to be canceled. That was the same day GW Bush decided to give a speech to the country saying that if we didn’t pass TARP Armageddon would be upon us.

I dunno about that. I think soros is a lively gambler (ala buffet style) but not so much a nuisance that he is a problem to too many countries. He did a number on England not too far back and they did nothing to him. As much as people want to call Obama a puppet of soros, I think soros is just a puppet himself.
Sorry to say, but the "left" has one thing right, crash the banks, all of them. The one thing they DO NOT have right is re-structuring into ANYTHING central. The smaller the entities, the less any "one" can control..That whole individual thing...

47 posted on 02/17/2013 9:58:33 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Will McCain finally retire in 3 years or will he seek re-election in 2016?


48 posted on 02/17/2013 9:59:24 PM PST by conservative98
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To: man_in_tx
Why Did McCain Rescue Hagel?

That's not a serious question. Must be rhetorical.

49 posted on 02/17/2013 10:25:39 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: conservative98
Will McCain finally retire in 3 years or will he seek re-election in 2016?

Stick a fork in McCain, he is DONE!

50 posted on 02/17/2013 10:39:01 PM PST by Balata
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