Skip to comments.Senate approves Hagel as new secretary of defense
Posted on 02/26/2013 3:08:11 PM PST by NoLibZone
By Patricia Zengerle
WASHINGTON | Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:47pm EST
(Reuters) - The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama's new secretary of defense, ending an unusually acrimonious confirmation fight.
The Senate voted 58-41 to confirm the former Republican senator as the civilian leader of the Pentagon in a largely party line vote. Just four Republicans joined the Democrats and independents in support of Hagel's nomination.
The Senate had voted earlier on Tuesday to end debate and move forward, almost two weeks after Republicans launched a filibuster to block Hagel's nomination. It was the first time such a procedural tactic had been used to delay consideration of a nominee for secretary of defense.
The battle over Hagel's confirmation, a hard-fought victory for the Obama administration, is one of many bitter partisan struggles between Democrats and Republicans at a time when Congress is widely criticized for its inability to agree on even the most basic measures to run the country.
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While it true that only a small number of the population is Jewish but they have enormous influence in our Media.
See: Harvey Weinstein has Michelle Obama award best picture Oscar 2013
My dad was Haganah.
He warned me never to trust American Jews.
“With the Arabs we know their position, what we don’t know is the American Jew”
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What is the surprise
Flash-back to this Gaza flotilla piece that has William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and Jodie Evans using a John Kerry letter in support of a humanitarian delegation from Massachusetts in order to cross into Gaza from Egypt.
Just unbelievable that someone like this can get any Republican vote. I am sick.
I can't believe what is happening to this country. If the self-destruction of the United States of America isn't "history", I don't know what is.
Who were the four?
Any bets on enlisted retention rates in a couple of years?
Why are you surprised? It’s all just theater in DC.
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Might as well confirm Jane Fonda for Assistant SecDef while they’re at it.
I’m guessing Bernie Maddoff will be a shoe in for Treasury Sec.
“What difference does it make?” /s
Words fail me....
God help our troops. :(
We need to take back the Senate, elect Republicans, Democrats, anything that believes in America, American values, and constitutional government.
See you Senator on the list voting for this confirmation?
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I knew Hagel would be approved..an Anti American Anti Israel far left kook, how fitting that he will represent the Obama Administration..and of course Dems adore him, he thinks like they think
You can say the same thing about the National Republican Party.
I am retired military. Today I am fearful that my well earned benefits are going to be taken away...They are already making noise about 401ks.
Most American Jews’ religion is their primary motive in life. Too bad their religion is the Democrat Party.
Careful, dude. Your picture is of a Hassid. The ultra-Orthodox are usually not Libs, in my experience. While they are a minority of Jews in American, and most Jews in America are Libs before they are Jews, the Orthodox are quite often very conservative politically.
Your Father was right my Friend. I had the pleasure of visiting Israel twice due to my work. I came away with the understanding that the "American Jew" and most of the Jews in Israel have little in common. And in fact most of the Jews in Israel who agree with those in the US are Liberal Imports.
I have a sad feeling in my Heart for the Friends I made in Israel when I left there.
Rand Paul voted to confirm. I would love to hear his reason. A comparison with his father is obvious, but I would like to hear his own words.
“Orthodox Jews are more likely to vote Republican than other Jews because they identify with the partys more conservative positions on samesex marriage, abortion, church-state separation and other social issues.
And Orthodox Jews are far more likely to put Israel as a top priority in making choices at the polls.
Last year Orthodox Jews voted 86% Republican compared to 28% among the non-Orthodox. By comparison, 72% of non-Orthodox and 14% of Orthodox Jews voted for Obama.”
Probably because of such people brought up like J. Robert Oppenheimer. From a recent bio, American Prometheus, describing JRO's German immigrant antecedents:
"Ethnically and culturally Jewish, the Oppenheimers of New York belonged to no synagogue. Without rejecting their Jewishness they chose to shape their identity within a uniquely American offshoot of Judaismthe Ethical Culture Societythat celebrated rationalism and a progressive brand of secular humanism.
58 - Aye
41 - Nay
, 1 - Not voting
Republicans Voting Aye:
Shame on them.
What is unbelieveble to me is that no matter what Obama wants says or does, the Democrats fall in line to kiss his ass.
So do the Republicans.
Can’t believe these traitors have done this. This means the Legislative bodies have been subverted by foreign money/interests.
Your father was right. Of all the Jewish branch of my family, I believe only two will never vote Democrat. Lawyers, college professors, one movie producer, even a nuclear physicist and they all vote Dem! What a bunch of over-educated idiots!
In the run-up to tonights vote to confirm former Sen. Hagel as secretary of defense, Sen. Paul voted twice against cloture on the nomination, because he agreed with many of his colleagues that there were questions that needed to be answered about the presidents nominee," Paul spokeswoman Moira Bagley told Yahoo News. "As he has said before, the president should be entitled to some leeway on his political appointments. That is why Sen. Paul voted in favor of Sen. John Kerry, with whom he largely disagrees on foreign policy, to serve as secretary of state, and that is why he voted for final passage of the nomination of Sen. Hagel this evening, with whom he also disagrees on a number of issues."
Rand probably put him out of any presidential run, Cochran is entrenched, Johanns is leaving next yr & Shelby is not up for re-election next yr. See how this corrupt "Two-Party Cartel" works their crapola. Believe me, if two of these POS didn't stand up then McCain & probably Snowe would have. I wonder what changed the mind of that other women senators from Nebr.(Deb something) who I thought was going to also vote for him.
I just dropped him as a potential candidate. Hagel is poison to the troops!
Then why are you being a douchebag, and posting a dancing Orthodox Jew accompanied by anti-Jewish propaganda? Don't you know that 68% of Orthodox Jews voted for McCain in 2008, according to an RJC poll? I see your crap and many threads. Cut it out!
“While it true that only a small number of the population is Jewish but they have enormous influence in our Media.”
“My father was Hagganah.”
Then why are you posting anti-semetic cartoons on multiple threads? Does not seem very “Jewish” to me. Unless you are a self-hating Jew, or not a Jew at all.