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Senate approves Hagel as new secretary of defense
Reuters ^ | 2-26-13 | Reuters

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; americanposerjews; bhosecdef; hagelsecdef

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

1 posted on 02/26/2013 3:08:18 PM PST by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

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”


2 posted on 02/26/2013 3:10:35 PM PST by NoLibZone (We have the nation we deserve. I predict FR will hate GOP Candidate for 2016 , because of his shoes.)
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To: NoLibZone

http://www.wnd.com/2010/05/160661/
ALL ABOARD! OBAMA PALS BACK VIOLENT GAZA FLOTILLA
Activists from president’s circle of friends top supporters of anti-Israel protest ships
Published: 05/31/2010 at 2:27 PM

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.


3 posted on 02/26/2013 3:12:31 PM PST by Haddit
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To: NoLibZone

Just unbelievable that someone like this can get any Republican vote. I am sick.


4 posted on 02/26/2013 3:13:13 PM PST by Hattie
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To: NoLibZone
Since we're going to dump all of our nukes, maybe Hagel can sell them to Iran and the North Koreans and dump the money into Barry's "mad money" stash.

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.

5 posted on 02/26/2013 3:13:44 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: Hattie

Who were the four?


6 posted on 02/26/2013 3:15:11 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: NoLibZone

Any bets on enlisted retention rates in a couple of years?


7 posted on 02/26/2013 3:16:21 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: Hattie

Why are you surprised? It’s all just theater in DC.


8 posted on 02/26/2013 3:16:21 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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9 posted on 02/26/2013 3:18:00 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: NoLibZone

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.


10 posted on 02/26/2013 3:18:43 PM PST by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: NoLibZone

“What difference does it make?” /s


11 posted on 02/26/2013 3:19:10 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: NoLibZone

Words fail me....

God help our troops. :(


12 posted on 02/26/2013 3:19:47 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: NoLibZone

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?
START RAISING FUNDS AND ORGANIZING TO ELECT A FAR, FAR BETTER SENATOR!!!!!

You’re being sold out....
(as are we all....)
Start organizing, campaigning TODAY!


13 posted on 02/26/2013 3:20:26 PM PST by faithhopecharity (()
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To: NoLibZone

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


14 posted on 02/26/2013 3:20:26 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: NoLibZone
“With the Arabs we know their position, what we don’t know is the American Jew”

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.


15 posted on 02/26/2013 3:22:58 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: NoLibZone

Most American Jews’ religion is their primary motive in life. Too bad their religion is the Democrat Party.


17 posted on 02/26/2013 3:26:22 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: NoLibZone

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.


18 posted on 02/26/2013 3:28:29 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: NoLibZone
"what we don’t know is the American Jew”

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.

19 posted on 02/26/2013 3:29:12 PM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: LUV W

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.


20 posted on 02/26/2013 3:30:12 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Hattie

“Orthodox Jews are more likely to vote Republican than other Jews because they identify with the party’s 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.”

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=300722


21 posted on 02/26/2013 3:33:32 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: Rusty0604

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00024#position


22 posted on 02/26/2013 3:38:49 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: NoLibZone
He warned me never to trust American Jews.

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 Judaism—the Ethical Culture Society—that celebrated rationalism and a progressive brand of secular humanism.

23 posted on 02/26/2013 3:40:09 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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The vote:
58 - Aye
41 - Nay
, 1 - Not voting

Not Voting:
Lautenberg (D-NJ)

Republicans Voting Aye:
Cochran (R-MS)
Johanns (R-NE)
Paul (R-KY)
Shelby (R-AL)

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00024


24 posted on 02/26/2013 3:47:21 PM PST by deport
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To: LUV W

Shame on them.


25 posted on 02/26/2013 3:47:52 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Hattie

What is unbelieveble to me is that no matter what Obama wants says or does, the Democrats fall in line to kiss his ass.


26 posted on 02/26/2013 3:57:05 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer
, the Democrats fall in line to kiss his ass.

So do the Republicans.

27 posted on 02/26/2013 3:57:47 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: NoLibZone

Can’t believe these traitors have done this. This means the Legislative bodies have been subverted by foreign money/interests.


29 posted on 02/26/2013 4:03:03 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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The four Republican senators voting in favor were Thad Cochran (Miss.), Mike Johanns (Neb.), Richard C. Shelby (Ala.) and Rand Paul (Ky.).
30 posted on 02/26/2013 4:20:43 PM PST by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: NoLibZone

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!


31 posted on 02/26/2013 4:24:06 PM PST by MomofMarine
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To: All; Truth29
Here's what Rand Paul's mouthpiece had to say:

In the run-up to tonight’s 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 president’s 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."

32 posted on 02/26/2013 4:26:22 PM PST by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: LUV W
“Four Republicans voted to approve Hagel’s nomination: Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Sen. Mike Johanns of Nebraska and Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama.”

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.

33 posted on 02/26/2013 4:28:05 PM PST by Digger
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To: Digger

I just dropped him as a potential candidate. Hagel is poison to the troops!


34 posted on 02/26/2013 4:34:08 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Rusty0604

Cochran (R-MS)
Johanns (R-NE)
Paul (R-KY)
Shelby (R-AL)


35 posted on 02/26/2013 5:58:10 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: NoLibZone
My dad was Haganah.

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!

36 posted on 02/26/2013 8:11:26 PM PST by montag813
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To: NoLibZone

“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.

(montag’s wife)


37 posted on 02/27/2013 6:21:23 AM PST by montag813
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