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Senate Armed Services Committee now voting on whether to confirm Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary


by Anonymousreply 3102/12/2013

Sen. Levin (D-MI) makes opening remarks calling for confirmation.

Sen. Inhofe (R-OK) outlines his opposition to confirmation.

by Anonymousreply 102/12/2013

Sen. Reed (D-RI) speaking in favor.

by Anonymousreply 202/12/2013

Sen. McCain (R-AZ) says Hagel gave most unimpressive appearance before the Committee he's ever seen in his career and will vote against confirmation.

by Anonymousreply 302/12/2013

McCain was sufficiently impressed with Sarah Palin to make her his running mate. What does that say about his judgment?

by Anonymousreply 402/12/2013

Sen. Shaheen (D-NH) speaking in favor.

by Anonymousreply 502/12/2013

Sen. Ayotte (R-NH) speaking against confirmation.

by Anonymousreply 602/12/2013

Sen. Hagan (D-NC) speaking in favor of confirmation.

by Anonymousreply 702/12/2013

Sen. Kaine (D-VA) speaking in favor.

by Anonymousreply 802/12/2013

Ooh! Ms. Graham (R-SC) now making bitchy remarks about Hagel.

by Anonymousreply 902/12/2013

Interesting defense strategy by King: Hagel doesn't know what words mean.

by Anonymousreply 1002/12/2013

Sen. King (I-ME) speaking in favor.

by Anonymousreply 1102/12/2013

Sen. 'diaper fetish' Vitter (R-LA) now speaking.

by Anonymousreply 1202/12/2013

Jews won't be happy if he gets the job.

by Anonymousreply 1302/12/2013

Which is why you're all so intent on him (a Republican with a rating of zero from the Human Rights Campaign) getting the job, r13.

by Anonymousreply 1402/12/2013

Sen. Manchin (D-WV) voting in favor.

by Anonymousreply 1502/12/2013

Wow, Carl Levin is PISSED.

by Anonymousreply 1602/12/2013

Sen. Nelson (D-FL) ripping Sen. Cruz (R-TX) a new one.

by Anonymousreply 1702/12/2013

Good for our astronaut Senator.

I can't believe Cruz. Feh.

by Anonymousreply 1802/12/2013

Sen. Cruz implied that Hagel might be receiving money from the Iranians in secret bank accounts!

Sen. Nelson ripped Cruz a new one for his Joe McCarthy tactics!

by Anonymousreply 1902/12/2013

Sen Hagel is an honorable man. He served his country and no one on this committee should impugn his integrity

by Anonymousreply 2002/12/2013

Sen. McCaskill rips Hagel's opponents a new one

by Anonymousreply 2202/12/2013

Whereas r21 sucks David Duke's.

by Anonymousreply 2302/12/2013

The Hagel enthusiasts on this thread are really fond of the phrase "ripping someone a new one". Strange how they seem to have missed that Hagel himself has been ripped about a dozen "new ones" by one.

by Anonymousreply 2402/12/2013

[quote]Sen Hagel is an honorable man.

Exactly, that's the problem. Modern Repubs and honor, don't mix.

by Anonymousreply 2502/12/2013

[quote]Whereas [R21] sucks David Duke's.

Go die in a grease fire, you un-American douche bag!

by Anonymousreply 2602/12/2013

Hagel is not an honorable man. I believe he was in the Senate thanks to fraud and he institutionalized vote fraud in this country on behalf of the Republicans. He also almost certainly massacred civilians during Vietnam. Personally.

by Anonymousreply 2802/12/2013

R27 = Israel-obsessed freak who doesn't seem to notice that Zionist Democrats support Hagel

by Anonymousreply 2902/12/2013

[quote][R27] = Israel-obsessed freak who doesn't seem to notice that Zionist Democrats support Hagel

Those who are Israel-obsessed are the Republicans who brought up the country more than Afghanistan, drones, or any other issue at the hearings. The number of times was staggering.

Israel is doomed, and they know it, which is why Bibi was backing Romney. Our President is no fan of Israel or AIPAC, and now our Defense Secretary won't seek their permission for anything either. Maybe Bibi should have shut his frigging mouth and stopped trying to bully President Obama.

Maybe we'll get some sanity in our foreign policy again. Israel needs to stop getting those huge welfare checks from us (bigger than any other country), and learn to fend for themselves -- after all, they're supposedly so powerful... yeah, thanks to the US. Debt up to our eyeballs, no universal healthcare (which they have), and we're taking orders from their stooges. Hopefully that era will now come to a close.

Hagel was put on the record regarding gay servicemen and women. That was all that I asked for. He is more than qualified, and the Right hates him. He's perfect. He was one of the few that wouldn't back W.

by Anonymousreply 3002/12/2013

Zionist Democrats supported Hagel's nomination.

And what you don't know about Israel is a lot. Israel is the strongest democracy in the region. It produces new inventions and developments in computing that benefit the whole world. You obsess so much about the Israelis you don't like that you can't see how well Israel does year after year.

by Anonymousreply 3102/12/2013
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