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Fight Assured On Cabinet Picks

Both parties have issues with nominees’ stances

January 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — Digging in for a fight, President Barack Obama riled both Senate Republicans and Democrats on Monday by nominating former senator and combat veteran Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon and......

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Jan-08-13 6:16 AM

Flush these t*rds down the toilet, they are pathetic choices from the Freakazoid in Chief.

Guess he couldn't find any transvestite Martians to nominate??

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Jan-08-13 6:26 AM

Republican Chuck Hagel is a Purple Heart patriot who risked his life fighting for America in Vietnam. Trashing a decorated veteran is unpatriotic.

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Jan-08-13 7:43 AM

DuhWraith. You're not worthy of being a piece of gum on the sole of Chuck Hagel's shoe.

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Jan-08-13 7:56 AM

wvhoopie-Would you expect anything else from a far right extremist teapublican psycho like duhhhhhhhhhhRAT? The only reason the right wing extremists are against Hagel is because he was nominated by Obama. That is the ONLY reason.

When Hagel decided not to run for office in 2008, the far right extremists said "In two terms in the Senate, Chuck has earned the respect of his colleagues and risen to national prominence as a clear voice on foreign policy and national security," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Oct. 2, 2008.

I got a good laugh from one of their leaders in Congress who now says "Chuck Hagel is out of the mainstream"....Seriously?

That from a minority group that hates America. Just too funny.

2014 all teapublicans must go back to Somalia.

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Jan-08-13 8:06 AM

Hagel is an excellent choice. Finally, a voice of reason.

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Jan-08-13 8:17 AM

John McCain in 2008 told Joe Lelyveld that he'd support Hagel for "any" job, up to Secretary of State. George Bush considered Hagel for VP.

But now, poor Hagel gets nominated by Obama, and the far right extremists ONLY goal, is to spend 4 more years disrespecting the President. McCain stabs his fellow Vietnam Veteran in the back.

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Jan-08-13 8:24 AM

Sorry GOP(minority)....we, the majority choose a seasoned veteran who knows the true costs of war. You had your jollys during the Bush farce/embarassment/failure...peace is the goal, not war.

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Jan-08-13 8:46 AM

I can't say I'm overly pleased with these two picks from the Pres., although I would support the selection of Brennon and oppose that of Hagel if given a vote. At least Obama has altered his selecting based on race and sex as in the past.

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Jan-08-13 9:03 AM

Both are Israel-haters. Hagel already has made it clear he will decimate our forces and support massive defense cuts (while taxpayer money goes to windmill makers, Syrian terrorists and other friends of Obama).

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Jan-08-13 9:32 AM

Sniff, sniff poor little neocons. You clowns are on your way out of the Rep Party and everyone knows it. I love watching Lindsey "Sugar Britches" Graham stomp up and down like the child he is.

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Jan-08-13 9:45 AM

Who would like to wager that duwhop never served a day in his life......

The hypocrisy from the far right on Hagel is almost comical.

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Jan-08-13 10:33 AM

When did you serve Blunderlie?What did you serve, tea and cookies.

There is civilian control of the Military for a REASON, but that would escape the pea brain of yours.

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Jan-08-13 11:29 AM

The honorable and highly decorated Hagel has had a distinguished career but stepped in it by undercutting the successful surge strategy. And while Iran endorses his appointment, Israel is "worried".

"CBS/AP/ January 8, 2013, 5:20 AM Hagel nomination cheers Iran, worries Israel"

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Jan-08-13 11:39 AM

So we will have more war, and someone here referred to Obama as a peace President? We have destabilized the MIddle East and are spending US soldier's lives like pocket change there for Obama's Islamic dreams. When he campaigned the first time, he called Afghanistan the "right war" but he has messed that up badly. We are still there and the day we leave the Taliban will have it back. He announced recently that we are committing two brigades of soldiers (about 9K) to 30 African countries. Peace liberals accepted that without a wince. As liberals move to the left they become fascists as they did in Russia, Italy, Germany, Cuba, and others. Oppressive rule and military invasions come from liberal govs gone to the extreme. I am a liberal on social issues and I still reject war, a volunteer army, and support Congress because they come from the people. We live in 2 Americas now and thats not going to last too long I suspect. Reject the Obama wars and bring the troops home.

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Jan-08-13 12:53 PM

""Chuck Hagel is out of the mainstream"....Seriously?"

By mainstream meaning ALL of the Senate, not just the R side! Hagel was one of only two Senators (Lugar) to vote against sanctions for Iran. He was also the only Senator to NOT sign a letter condemning Anti-Semitism in Russia. Issues such as these are why he has been considered "out of the mainstream" of ALL Senators.

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Jan-08-13 12:59 PM

When did Obama serve?????

When did Obama EVER have a private sector job?

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Jan-08-13 2:06 PM

One of the very few things that Obama has done right.I guess all of you Israel lovers like giving them money, kissing their--- and in return getting spit on. I am no lover of Iran but lumping Israel and Iran together is like mixing allple & oranges.

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Jan-08-13 2:22 PM

Wrat would criticise Christ as a nominee if there was a "D" after his name. Both are good choices.

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Jan-08-13 2:24 PM

Triton, you're on something, huh?

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Jan-08-13 3:12 PM

when folks like duwhop make this nomination about disliking a certain segment of society and a country, doesn't that sound rather prejudice? I agree with Popeye 100%. Watch the neocons heads explode. and for what?????/

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Jan-08-13 3:12 PM

Imphat, NO but Obama's ignoramus voters like you prove Santa Claus would beat Jesus Christ(R) because Jesus requires you to have personal sacrifice.

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Jan-08-13 3:13 PM

NeoCONS? J*w bashers like Blunderwhy and 'Eye are Neo NAZIS!!!

Sig Heil! Sig HEIL!!

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Jan-08-13 7:01 PM

We're supposed to think Hagel is a good choice simply because he once served in the U.S. military? So did Tim McVeigh.

Being a veteran does not necessarily qualify one for any position in government. Hagel is a terrible choice.

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Jan-08-13 7:50 PM

Tyrants tend to nominate other tyrants

As I said before, this country won't last another 4 years and Osama is simply speeding up the process

Revolution is now closer than ever

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson

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Jan-08-13 9:02 PM

Israel is not the American 51St State. Israel as an American ally during the Cold War was cut a lot of slack and allowed to proceed with certain projects in the Middle East of which the U.S. wanted no direct relationship; even for a Superpower like the U.S. there are things which go bump in the night in that place known as the Holy Land in Sunday Bible School Class which in reality isn't all that Holy but produces violence on an epic scale--even by American standards. Using military means to secure a long time strategy against Iran with their ambitions to be a superpower in the region; a no win for us and not any better for Israel. The casual attitude during the Cold War by the C.I.A. when they helped to overthrow an elected Iranian Government and brought back the Shah; that is going to come back and haunt us.

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