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Republicans Derail Hagel, 40-58 [Filibuster Holds]
PolicyMic.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Michael Luciano

Posted on 02/14/2013 2:13:03 PM PST by Bryan

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Happy Valentine's Day, President Obama.

We have a few questions for you, and we expect answers.

1 posted on 02/14/2013 2:13:07 PM PST by Bryan
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To: Bryan

Hey, the Republicans grew a vertibrae - now let’s see if they can manage a whole spine.


2 posted on 02/14/2013 2:21:15 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

Kabuki Theater.


3 posted on 02/14/2013 2:22:07 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

The Muslim Marxist will just bypass congress and appoint fellow Jew-hater Hagel by executive order. The Muslim Brotherhood is calling the shots in the White House now.


4 posted on 02/14/2013 2:25:18 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: Bryan

Alexander is saying it’s not a filibuster. It sounds to me that he almost promised an up and down vote in twelve days. The Dems are arguing it is a filibuster.


5 posted on 02/14/2013 2:27:00 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Bryan
Take THAT,, you bastard Obama!
6 posted on 02/14/2013 2:28:21 PM PST by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: Bryan

Good news!


7 posted on 02/14/2013 2:29:51 PM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: Bryan

The Commie, Muslim-loving traitor has to wait a little while longer before he can help Obama run our military into the ground.


8 posted on 02/14/2013 2:32:24 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: struggle

Bump.


9 posted on 02/14/2013 2:33:31 PM PST by GVnana
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To: Bryan
Republicans Derail Hagel, 40-58 [Filibuster Holds]

Good!! One less A$$hole in government to worry about. We already have many more than we need.

10 posted on 02/14/2013 2:36:41 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

All GOP speakers said it isn’t filibuster, not just Alexander. And, unfortunately, it isn’t. It’s meant to DELAY the vote until more info is forthcoming. I say unfortunately...we could only wish they would stop Hagel’s nomination, period.

Reid is lying and knows it.

But that’s Harry...it’s who he is.

This parenthesis after the headline that calls it a filibuster is exactly what Reid wants. He wants media headlines to scream “filibuster!” because that’s spun as a bad word.

Please understand, if it really was a filibuster I would say call it that. And it wouldn’t bother me one bit to use the word. Perfectly good word, but has a bad rap.

One caveat, IF more info arises that is scandalous enough against Hagel, the GOP could still choose to ACTUALLY filibuster and stop this insane nomination.

But if what we already know isn’t enough against him, color me doubtful that even worse would stop him.


11 posted on 02/14/2013 2:39:26 PM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: dfwgator

Yep, just watch. Obama will headfake, the R’s will fall for it, and Hagel will be confirmed within the week...

And mumble-mouth McConnell will come on the Sunday shows telling us about how the GOP is moving forward doing the bidness of the Senate.


12 posted on 02/14/2013 2:39:34 PM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob

Yeah. If this were definitive Hagel would fold up his tent and head home. Doesn’t sound like that’s happening.


13 posted on 02/14/2013 2:42:15 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Bryan
Maybe Linda is sticking to his guns...

Graham: I’ll put a hold on Hagel, Brennan until the White House coughs up Benghazi info.

14 posted on 02/14/2013 2:45:13 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: Bryan

McLame was on Cavuto predicting Hagel would be confirmed just minutes before this vote. He’s such a loser!


15 posted on 02/14/2013 2:45:51 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

He ain’t folding his tent because he as heard McLame and a few other RINO’s say when they come back from their break that he would vote for him.


16 posted on 02/14/2013 2:48:03 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: txrangerette

Hagel will be Defense Secretary. Or it will be someone worse. The R’s are stalling.


17 posted on 02/14/2013 2:54:23 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Actually, McCain announced against Hagel as did some other RINOS such as Graham. They are going to give Obama his up or down vote on Hagel, while voting no. However, if McCain says it will ultimately pass, then he knows that certain GOP WILL join the lockstep Dems and vote yes.


18 posted on 02/14/2013 2:58:56 PM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: Bryan

“We’re trying to confirm somebody to ruin the defenses of our country, the military of our country.”

Fixed it.


19 posted on 02/14/2013 3:02:06 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Bryan

Obama will wait until the Senate goes home for the weekend, declare them in recess and appoint whoever he wants.


20 posted on 02/14/2013 3:05:17 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: struggle
...grew a vertibrae - now let’s see if they can manage a whole spine...

Pretty severe case of Scoliosis though.


21 posted on 02/14/2013 3:06:11 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Bryan

Not sure I understand the point. John F-in Kerry will be worse for the country than Hagel. Is the point that, as a quasi-Republican, Hagel will become the scapegoat for any Obama failures?


22 posted on 02/14/2013 3:06:13 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: bigbob

The Rats are just playing with the Stupid party people. All of this is to showcase that the Stupid party are eating their own and can’t be trusted with even confirming one of their own. This is why Hagel was nominated in the first place.
The Stupid Party people are too dumb to see this.
It’s all a game to make the Stupid party look bad and it is succeeding in the public’s eye.


23 posted on 02/14/2013 3:06:21 PM PST by pugmama
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To: Bryan

When the Senate’s back is turned, Mr. Soetoro will toss in another recess appointment and sneak Hagel in.....


24 posted on 02/14/2013 3:07:28 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: struggle

Finally some spine. Is Skeeter having a shortage of blackmail ammo too.


25 posted on 02/14/2013 3:08:18 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Bryan

It’s a small and temporary victory, but with what has transpired in the last 4 years, I’ll enjoy it, if only momentarily.


26 posted on 02/14/2013 3:10:10 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I’m probably alone here, but I think this appointment is not the one that should be halted. Should have directed all fire at Lew. JMHO


27 posted on 02/14/2013 3:11:11 PM PST by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: Bryan

Let’s talk about that video, Mr. President. And let’s talk about why NO military assets were deployed to evacuate the embassy staff.

Yes, Mrs. Clinton, it does make a difference.


28 posted on 02/14/2013 3:17:10 PM PST by BAW (We are the Resistance.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The Dems are arguing it is a filibuster.
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Doing what comes naturally — lying. That’s what Democrats do. Lie about everything.


29 posted on 02/14/2013 3:22:59 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Bryan

Great, now why couldn’t they have done that to John “I was a war criminal” Kerry? Hagel had no business being nominated but it seems a big coincidence to me that the only person they had the balls to oppose was an ex republican.


30 posted on 02/14/2013 3:28:29 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Bryan

Is Hagel out for good?


31 posted on 02/14/2013 3:30:45 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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To: TigersEye

McLame was on Cavuto predicting Hagel would be confirmed just minutes before this vote. He’s such a loser!
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Juan McLame may yet be proven right as Republicans will likely fold like a cheap lawn chair after they return from recess. Leaving town was like the proverbial “shot of courage” that enabled them to look tough for the moment. After recess, the The Stupid Party will revert back to its normal supine posture.


32 posted on 02/14/2013 3:33:30 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Starboard

He wasn’t just predicting it he was promoting it.


33 posted on 02/14/2013 3:35:52 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: C210N

Are the Pubbies spineless or stupid? Sometimes its hard to tell which. Perhaps its both.


34 posted on 02/14/2013 3:37:20 PM PST by Starboard
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To: RightOnTheBorder

Hagel is that bad but what difference does it really make(aka Hillary). All the people the jackass nominates are going to be bad. Keep holding,delaying and stalling as long as possible but we need to start winning elections


35 posted on 02/14/2013 3:38:35 PM PST by italianquaker
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Reid said. “We’re trying to confirm somebody to run the defenses of our country, the military of our country.”
Well then get someone qualified, it's an important job that shouldn't be given to someone with all those skeletons in his closet and not pratical experience.

The last one, Panetta was a political favor appointment lets not do that again.

Harry Reid, grow up and stop the childish high school remarks to try to insult our intelligence.

36 posted on 02/14/2013 3:47:00 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart The King of All Media (RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: pugmama

It’s all a game to make the Stupid party look bad
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Roger that. Unfortunately the Republicans can’t figure that out.


37 posted on 02/14/2013 3:49:07 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Bryan
"Republicans Derail Hagel"

The Democrats will probably yank Hagel at this point, and replace him with somebody even worse.
38 posted on 02/14/2013 4:00:26 PM PST by indthkr
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Kabuki Theater

Of course, it is. But it's also a vote that stands.

In this case, I think it's Reid playing the lead kabuki. He didn't want Hagel in there, either. Hated him [just like the rest of us].

39 posted on 02/14/2013 4:21:43 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: dfwgator
Yup, how many times have we seen THIS play before?
They're just waiting until the nightly spin cycle is over; folks settled in after chow, all lethargic.
The pol's will have their way, it's just hard work for the babies trying to keep up the charade.

I hear Karl is over at a K street mixer planning the demise of the TEA Party, THAT is where REAL bi-partisan support is needed right now...not these silly little games in the Senate...

40 posted on 02/14/2013 4:43:04 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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“This isn’t high school getting ready for a football game or some play that’s being produced at high school,” Reid said

Then I, like many many Americans, DEMAND that you perform your legal duty and produce and vote on a BUDGET. You have been AWOL for FOUR YEARS.
41 posted on 02/14/2013 5:17:50 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Bryan

According to the fifth-column WaPost rag, it was Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) who stood firm from the beginning. Without Cruz’s substantiated demand that Hagel had not provided sufficient information, the GOP eunuchs would have folded like a wet washrag.

MSM Obamawhores will now be gunning for Cruz.


42 posted on 02/14/2013 5:20:37 PM PST by Carl Vehse
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I don’t give a hoot whether it’s a filibuster or not. I’m just happy that the Republicans stood up for what’s right. They can use any tactic they want to as far as I’m concerned. The Dems do.

The Repubs are A) playing by the rules and B) doing the right thing.

What’s not to like?


43 posted on 02/14/2013 5:50:04 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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“This isn’t high school getting ready for a football game or some play that’s being produced at high school,” Reid said. “We’re trying to confirm somebody to run the defenses of our country, the military of our country.”

Shut up and pass a budget, Reid. For a change.

44 posted on 02/14/2013 6:27:02 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin; indthkr
Is Hagel out for good?

No,of course not. The Senate is going out for a short recess and when they get back, Reid will be resurrecting this. I believe that eventually he's going to be the SOD, whether we like it or not. The only thing in doubt is how much truth about Benghazi we can squeeze out of Obama before enough Republicans cave in and vote for cloture.

The Democrats will probably yank Hagel at this point, and replace him with somebody even worse.

I doubt it. Like I said, Reid will resurrect this one after the short recess. They only have about 54 votes for confirmation on Hagel (meaning that if they can get this cloture vote passed, they'll get confirmation -- barely). But if they substitute someone who's substantially worse, they won't even get 50 votes.

45 posted on 02/14/2013 6:48:38 PM PST by Bryan
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To: Carl Vehse

Bingo!!

GO CRUZ!’


46 posted on 02/14/2013 7:18:23 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Bryan

Thank God, they managed to do SOMETHING right for a change! Hope it holds and this un-American doesn’t become the head of our wonderful military!


47 posted on 02/14/2013 7:30:10 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Bryan

Now I know why the cable news channels are only covering the cruise ship. They don’t want to cover Obama’s embarrassment.


48 posted on 02/14/2013 8:02:02 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: TigersEye

“McLame was on Cavuto predicting Hagel would be confirmed just minutes before this vote. He’s such a loser!”

Facts are wrong.


49 posted on 02/14/2013 8:18:24 PM PST by staytrue
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To: staytrue

Care to explain?


50 posted on 02/14/2013 8:31:07 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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