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Woodward: Dems Have Asked WH to Pull Hagel (Video at link)
Washington Free Beacon ^

Posted on 02/17/2013 9:01:16 AM PST by Perdogg

Bob Woodward said Sunday Democratic senators have called the White House asking if defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel will withdraw his nomination only to be met with an emphatic “no,” in an interview with “Fox News Sunday”:

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0pansification; darkvomit; hagel
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1 posted on 02/17/2013 9:01:24 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

As if the Emperor’s going to listen to the pleadings of any of his underlings...


2 posted on 02/17/2013 9:03:55 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Perdogg
A black eye for Barky this early in his second term would be a very good thing.

The next thing to do is to kill Brennan's nomination on the grounds of his secret (and thus ILLEGAL) wars in Libya and Syria being the cause of the disaster in Benghazi. We simply must expose the motive for the passive murder of an American ambassador directly into the White House.

3 posted on 02/17/2013 9:05:47 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to be "protected" by government.)
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To: Perdogg
Woodward also said Obama’s answer was: “No way!”
4 posted on 02/17/2013 9:07:17 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: COBOL2Java
"As if the Emperor’s going to listen to the pleadings of any of his underlings..."

I'm sure they could always scrape some more crude from the bottom of a barrel somewhere.

5 posted on 02/17/2013 9:10:10 AM PST by Average Al
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To: Perdogg

I watched the show this morning. Woodward also confirmed that it was Bronco Bama who dreamed up the sequester idea.

At the same time, John McCain was on Press the Meat assuring David Gregory that Hagel would be confirmed as soon as they all got back from recess.


6 posted on 02/17/2013 9:15:10 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Perdogg

Some people don’t have the decency to know when they’re not wanted (Hagel), and others don’t have the intelligence and honor and dignity to admit when they’re so wrong (Obama).


7 posted on 02/17/2013 9:17:48 AM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: Perdogg

The vote of the Jewish Democratic Senators will be a watershed event and of great interest to future historians.


8 posted on 02/17/2013 9:21:33 AM PST by allendale
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To: Perdogg

I’m worried that McCain and Graham will fold after making noises and vote for cloture along with a few other liberal Republicans. The Rats will be told to get in line by the White House and they will follow orders. This will rise or fall on the Republicans not folding and agreeing to some deal that will allow a floor vote.


9 posted on 02/17/2013 9:29:45 AM PST by Truth29
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To: COBOL2Java

The Despot Emperor is quite happy running around naked “To hell with advice.”


10 posted on 02/17/2013 9:33:32 AM PST by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: Perdogg

The Hagel nomination was done out of pure spite. Hellvua way to manage a country.

The petulant child in the White House is throwing a never ending, slow motion temper tantrum.

He needs to learn what happens to bad little boys.


11 posted on 02/17/2013 9:35:08 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Truth29

I think it’s not going to happen. The Republicans must split the interests of congress Dems from Obama and this is how to do it.

I think the fact that they filibustered once, and are saying NO to changing sequestration means they might be growing a spine. It might be Cruz helping this happen.


12 posted on 02/17/2013 9:35:32 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Perdogg

Hagel appears to be a mental midget devoid of ethics and a person who resents anyone smarter than him which includes at least more than half of the population. Hagel is the poster child for evidence that intelligence is not required to be successful and that it can be done on the basis of other factors. Those factors don’t appear to require being a “people person” either.

Hagel, if approved, will only surround himself with people less intelligent than he is and will punish anyone who is not in that category. This is completely in line with obastard’s plans to destroy from within. McLame is a willing accomplice to the plan.


13 posted on 02/17/2013 9:35:58 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: allendale
"The vote of the Jewish Democratic Senators will be a watershed event and of great interest to future historians."

Hagel and Obama could start loading many Jewish-American voters into boxcars, and they'd be thanked graciously for the free ride.

14 posted on 02/17/2013 9:37:51 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: smoothsailing

You have to wonder...what was going through the mind of the President and staff when the sequestration idea was first tossed around as an option. They had to have some motive and indication of where things were going to go if this was implemented, and it had to agree with their agenda. I suspect that they realize the economic swing of the nation has now put them into a very difficult situation...with unemployment climbing again, and things looking dismal for November 2014.


15 posted on 02/17/2013 9:40:26 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Carry_Okie
“A black eye for Barky this early in his second term would be a very good thing”

Exactly why the petulant Lil brat will do ANYTHING to buy off one more Republican to get Hagel nominated.

16 posted on 02/17/2013 9:47:55 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Truth29
I’m worried that McCain and Graham will fold after making noises and vote for cloture along with a few other liberal Republicans.

I predict McCain and Graham will fold, if for no other reason to show Ted Cruz who is boss and to keep Cruz from getting any credit for derailing Hagel.

17 posted on 02/17/2013 9:52:50 AM PST by Reddon
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To: Truth29

Yes and McCain and Graham jumped all over Cruz for daring to ask tough questions to Hagel about finances and donations I believe. When do we EVER see a democrat critisizing another DEM—NEVER. We finally have someone that is standing up to the BO administration and these two try to sabatoge it. That’s why we need new blood in the Senate. The old “be a gentleman” rules don’t work with a bunch of Marxists. They use it against us and people like Graham and McCain are too stupid to figure that out.


18 posted on 02/17/2013 9:52:59 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: smoothsailing

Whenever I hear McCain’s name, I think of this from 2008: “John McCain telling voters they have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House.”

With the rest of us yelling at the top of our lungs that there was plenty to fear, McCain is either a liar or a complete idiot.


19 posted on 02/17/2013 9:59:00 AM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: allendale

{snicker}

I see what you did there....


20 posted on 02/17/2013 10:00:17 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Truth29
My friends, Hagel is not qualified, my friend, but I will not hold this vote up any further, my friend. You can be disagreeable, my friend, but if you are disagreeable, people won't forget that, my friend.


Does McCain make any sense here, my friend?
21 posted on 02/17/2013 10:01:34 AM PST by conservative98
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To: Joe 6-pack
Hagel and Obama could start loading many Jewish-American voters into boxcars, and they'd be thanked graciously for the free ride.

I've said before that Obama could nuke Tel Aviv and it wouldn't hurt his Jewish support.

22 posted on 02/17/2013 10:04:21 AM PST by Hacksaw
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To: Ronald_Magnus

He’s BOTH.


23 posted on 02/17/2013 10:12:54 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: Truth29
I’m worried that McCain and Graham will fold after making noises and vote for cloture along with a few other liberal Republicans.

I'm seeing a possible split between the lovebirds. Smoke signals from this morning's talking head shows suggest Graham is digging in, and McInsane is saying he wants to cave after recess. McInsane will bring enough Senators to collapse to opposition to Hagel, and I predicted this a week ago.

24 posted on 02/17/2013 10:17:00 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Ronald_Magnus
McCain is either a liar or a complete idiot.

No either or about it, he's plenty of both!

25 posted on 02/17/2013 10:20:22 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Ronald_Magnus
McCain is either a liar or a complete idiot.

The two are not mutually exclusive.

26 posted on 02/17/2013 10:21:41 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: COBOL2Java

Bingo, Obama sees no Congress.


27 posted on 02/17/2013 10:22:39 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: conservative98
"My friends, Hagel is not qualified, my friend, but I will not hold this vote up any further, my friend. You can be disagreeable, my friend, but if you are disagreeable, people won't forget that, my friend. Does McCain make any sense here, my friend?"

Often I think McCain is a deep cover agent for the Rats who exists to put the knife between the ribs whenever he can do the most damage.

28 posted on 02/17/2013 10:33:21 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Carry_Okie

Exactly. He has been used to getting his way his entire life, it will piss him off to no end when he is told no. I just wouldn’t want to be near him when that happens.


29 posted on 02/17/2013 10:37:20 AM PST by matt04
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To: matt04
I just wouldn’t want to be near him when that happens.

And he wouldn't want to be near Michelle when that happens.

I like it when his voice goes up when he gets stressed out; the shoulders come up, the swagger disappears. Yep, I like it when he's shrill. We need to work that yapping punk like the eight-year-old brat that he really is.

30 posted on 02/17/2013 10:44:50 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to be "protected" by government.)
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To: Perdogg

That’s not what HotAir is saying. They have Woodward saying that senators are calling the WH and asking IF they are withdrawing Hagel’s name. HotAir is not saying that the Dems are demanding or even asking for Hagel’s withdrawal.


31 posted on 02/17/2013 12:25:21 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: Perdogg

The dems having nothing to worry about, republicans will confirm hagel as soon as they return, guaranteed.


32 posted on 02/17/2013 12:25:27 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Ronald_Magnus

McCain strikes again:http://spectator.org/blog/2013/02/17/why-did-mccain-rescue-hagel


33 posted on 02/17/2013 12:29:28 PM PST by Truth29
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To: COBOL2Java

I am not naked, you ignoramuses! These are clothes too fine for you to see!


34 posted on 02/17/2013 12:46:32 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: allendale
Shouldn't that sentence begin, “The vote of the Israel hating Jewish DemocRat Senators...”? For the life of me, Liberman is the only Jewish Senator who votes 100% pro Israel I can think of. The rest might as well be classified as Muslim sympathizers. Reminds me of Progressive Republican RINOs who are nothing more than DemocRat Socialist sympathizers.
35 posted on 02/17/2013 12:57:16 PM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: cashless

Lieberman is no longer a Democrat.


36 posted on 02/17/2013 1:02:41 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Truth29

You can stop worrying, Mccain and Graham will fold.

It’s a sure thing.

If the Democrats don’t like Hagel they can vote against him.

Ha Ha Just joking they wouldn’t dare vote against their Monarch.


37 posted on 02/17/2013 1:10:44 PM PST by Venturer
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To: COBOL2Java; Perdogg

I have long thought hagel was Obama’s head fake in order to gain sympathy so his real selection would be confirmed with little obstruction. Someone like Awad, Lewis, Ayer...


38 posted on 02/17/2013 1:15:20 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Venturer
"You can stop worrying, Mccain and Graham will fold."

Yep, follow the link at post #33.

39 posted on 02/17/2013 1:16:49 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Cyber Liberty
"McInsane will bring enough Senators to collapse to opposition to Hagel, and I predicted this a week ago."

Because McCrisis fantasizes that he can control Kerry and Hagel.

40 posted on 02/17/2013 1:17:25 PM PST by StAnDeliver (Own it.)
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To: xzins
I have long thought hagel was Obama’s head fake in order to gain sympathy so his real selection would be confirmed with little obstruction. Someone like Awad, Lewis, Ayer...

Or...?


41 posted on 02/17/2013 1:23:42 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: StAnDeliver

Meh. I don’t think so. I think McInsane lives for the dog cookie he will get from the media in the here and now, rather than to “control” something in the future. He sees a big-time “Atta Boy!” from his pals at the NYT and WaPo coming his way and he’s never shown an ability to resist that.


42 posted on 02/17/2013 1:27:54 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: upchuck
This is exactly right. There was an entire thread that made this point yesterday: Was Chuck Hagel Nominated Out Of Spite?
43 posted on 02/17/2013 1:42:17 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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44 posted on 02/17/2013 1:56:24 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: COBOL2Java

You could be right... unfortunately


45 posted on 02/17/2013 2:41:34 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Ronald_Magnus

‘_______nothing to fear with BO in the White House.’

Funny - from the first time he said that, to the present, I ‘heard’ it mean: ‘I fear BHO in the White House, and soon, so will you. . .’


46 posted on 02/17/2013 2:45:41 PM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: Truth29

Both these idiots know that the people of Arizona and South Carolina will re elect them as long as they run for the office. Remember the gang of 5? This is all a big show and, as usual, we are the losers.


47 posted on 02/17/2013 3:06:17 PM PST by kempster
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To: pepsionice
You have to wonder...what was going through the mind of the President and staff when the sequestration idea was first tossed around as an option.

They wondered "If this all goes to hell will our mouthpieces in the MSM be able to successfully lay it on the Republicans and deflect from us? Yes? No problems then."

48 posted on 02/17/2013 3:13:52 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: Truth29
I’m worried that McCain and Graham will fold...

As usual! McNuts and Grahamnesty will fold like a cheap suit!

49 posted on 02/17/2013 5:01:43 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: COBOL2Java; xzins
Jarrett has all the power she needs right where she is.

If you want to put it in Nazi terms, she's Martin Bormann.

50 posted on 02/17/2013 5:43:36 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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