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    Republicans Block Hagel's Nomination For Defense Secretary....GOOD!!!
    The man is a complete and utter idiot!!
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    @ASISEEIT2
    Now that's funny....like the GOP has NEVER stood against Obama....oh, except for every thing, every time, in every way. This is just plain nuts and confirms what the electorate knows. The Grand Old Party is a dysfunctional group of old, wealthy, white guys who are still crowing 'one term president'.....and they want to win the presidency?? At this rate? when hell freezes over.
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    @Clara007 I know that you and the politically correct leftists think that Obama is the long-awaited messiah but in reality Obama has proven to have been the most divisive president of any who have held that office. Obama and his aministration have promoted class animosity,stired up racial discord by continuing to probe at old racial wounds between the races which, over time, would have healed if they had been left alone but Obama and other race baiters have gained by making sure that racial wounds remained open and were constant sores of contention.
    Booker T. Washington spoke of such race baiters when he wrote this,"There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race
    before the public. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class
    of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well. "
    And if keeping racial tentions alive and festering, weren't enough for the Obama team, they actively ginned up hatred and envy for those in America who had been successful in life and had became wealthy through their own efforts.
    But as Obama proclaimed to those who were successful,"If you have a successful business, you didn't build that..."
    The Obama liberal democrats should heed the wise words and counsel of William Boetcker who said,"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich...." You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
    You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
    You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative
    and independence.
    You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could
    and should do for themselves."
    You made the following comment denoting your dislike and liberal discriination against the white race and the elderly in particular when you said,"The Grand Old Party is a dysfunctional group of "old, wealthy, white guys" and you as a liberal,politically correct, tolerant democrat to say this, is most revealing indeed.

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    @ASISEEIT2
    Wow! I'm not sure how you morphed from Hagel's nomination to racism/Booker T/class warfare, but you did a whiz bang job AND I have to honestly say I reread everything three times trying to find something I could agree with, but NOPE...didn't agree with anything you posted. First let's put to bed the whole ludricrous notion that Liberals think Obama is the "annointed one". Obama is a flawed politician with a huge ego. He's certainly no messiah. Next, let's tackle this whole divisiveness thingy. So you state this:(Obama) "the most divisive president of any who have held that office". Really? Obviously you've been watching too much Fox. Obama can't hold a candle to two of his predecessors--FDR and LBJ. FDR made some shocking comments like "the federal government will have to help take care of those who are suffering". He proposed social programs, social security, public works and (cringe) UNIONS. In 1934 business leaders attacked FDR for stoking "class conflict". FDR had something to say about that: "Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me -- and I welcome their hatred." LBJ faced the same attacks...for distributing funds to groups they called radical organizations and spending government money on urban populations. In 1964, Republican candidate Barry Goldwater said the War on Poverty was an attempt to "divide Americans." Now on to racism. Did you know that in 1958 just 38% of Americans polled said they would vote for a black president? Believe it or not Gallup had never even asked the question before1958. By 2012, the Gallup Poll reported that 96 percent of Americans said that they would vote for a well-qualified black candidate nominated by their party. Now I'm not saying that there isn't lingering racial resentment but it's on the wane and you can thank Obama for that. There is NOTHING racially inadequate or divisive about his presidency. Whew--what else? Oh yeah. When I posted the "old, wealthy, white guys" I wasn't stating an opinion. I was stating a fact. Have you looked at the most recent photo of the 19 GOP committee chairs? And the "you didn't build that"? Obama said "If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges." Obama was right.
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    Thank goodness!! Anyone who saw his interviews could see the guy is an idiot. He was attempting to slide around the issues and questions like a dog itching it's rear end.
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    Are you willing to sell your soul??? If you voted republicain in the last 15 years...i regretfully inform you, you sir have sold your soul!!! How anyone can vote for a person thats in a political party that has done nothing but cause trouble for the world over the last 14 years. If you wanna elect people with the same exact policys that ruined our economy (poisiable twice now)then thats on you. just think repubes have done nothing but prevented and by the way still are preventing a strong comeback from their screwup. Today's republicain party is nothing more than finger puppets bought and paid for by the Koch brothers
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    @KyleMFb Wow, you got multiple spelling & Grammar errors and the Koch Brothers all in one post !

    I could go on about the CRA lowered Loan standards for years- with banks on the hook. I could mention the overspending by both parties. I could mention 120Billion in Gov't waste a year. I could mention how the Gov't spends 3.5 trillion a year- and they want more of your money because that's not enough- Let alone the trillions from China.

    But, since you are an ill informed Democrat voter. I know all of that went over your head.
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    @drpeeper Im purrtty confident to say i know more about why the things are the way they are its kinda simple and a huge majority of the things that are wrong with this country are bc a republican
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    Hagel has demonstrated he has no self standard except go with the flow. He says one thing but has done what is safe, not a man who deserves to lead the world's finest young men and women.
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    In my opinion, Obama put him in due to the fact that he is a Republican. Believing to begin with that Hagel was a flawed choice, he assumed that the right would either not oppose him, or get egg on their faces when his foolish positions on serious issues became apparent. Instead it is Obama who is wiping the yolk off his face, he is know in a position of looking bad for choosing him to begin with, or having to actually give answers for Benghazi, and further tie himself to this man. I don't think Obama ever thought the right would lock up as they have and question this man with more disdain to their inquiries than even the most liberal of appointments.
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    Hagel is just a pawn here. This is the first showdown with the GOP since Obama was reelected. This can't possibly help the GOP regardless of outcome and it will hurt them if they lose and Hagel is confirmed. The general public doesn't give a damn who is SOD but what they do hear is more obstructionism and they have to wonder FOR WHAT? since they don't follow politics closely. This is a stupid thing for the GOP to be doing.
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    He's not the man for the job. He's already let his colors show in the past and he's doing what he can to spray paint over it. I'm not picking on him exclusively, I think that maybe five people in DC are truly qualified for the positions they're in.
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    I have conflicted emotions about this. I know the rabid spineless liberal that is obama would only nominate someone far worse than Hagel, should he not get confirmed at all.

    We know Hagel is horrid, but obama would nominate someone like Rachel Maddow. Yes, yes he would. obama is not happy, he does rest good at night unless he is plotting our destruction. Half of me just wishes Hagel gets nominated. At least we know what kind of incompetence we are dealing with in him.
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    He was right about Iraq, there's no question spending over half the fed budget on defense is crazy (although GOP foot dragging on the sequester will probably lead to indiscriminate cuts that may well damage force readiness), and he's not convinced of Israel's infallibility.

    Other than he's a former enlisted man being blocked by two former officers (I believe Sen Graham's in the inactive reserves) I can't understand the resistance.
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    I quit worrying about the budget. All we have to do is tax the greedy rich. That's the answer to all our money problems.
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    @bsking Well, it does establish your support of the idea that Iranian press releases have influence inside the Senate. I wouldn't expect that to be a popular view.
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    Shocking... a guy who thinks our military budget is bloated is getting stonewalled. Can't be cutting our $900 BILLION dollar budget now, can we? Might show 'weakness' if we don't spend money on bombs like a drunken sailor in a whorehouse.
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    Chuck Hagle ,is he the right person for the job of Secretary of State, Obama thinks so....
    Obama nomination of Chuck Hagle for Secretary of Defense glaringly points out the attitude of Obama and his administration in regards to the level of importance they place on America having a strong military to defend itself.
    Chuck Hagles selection by Obama also revealed the level of importance Obama and his administration place on having a capable person in charge of the defense department instead of a ideological clone to fill the position.
    While its been touted by democrats, and some republicans, that Chuck Hagle served honorably and bravely in the military as a reason for not questioning Chuck Hagle's qualifications to be Secretary of Defense suggesting that no one has the right to question the rightness of making Chuck Hagle Secretary of Defense since he had served in the military honorably.
    When this hypothesis is given by defenders of Chuck Hagle to be Secretary of Defense the objectives of the defenders is to confuse people about what the Question is, thats being asked about Chuck Hagle.
    The question that people and our representatives need to keep in mind isn't whether Chuck Hagle served honorably in the military or not but the question today, is whether Chuck Hagle is a suitable choice to be put in charge of our nations defenses. Chuck Hagle, like Obama, and former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, loathed, and had low regard for the nations military. I
    In a book by Lt. Col.Robert Patterson USAF, Retired, titled," Reckless Disregard," he points out the way Bill and Hillary felt about the military. LT. Col. Robert Patterson said this about Bill Clinton's loathing of the military," President Bill Clinton was Jimmy Carter's natural successor and will be remembered as the most incompetent of all commanders in chief. He entered office an avowed draft dodger with a self-professed "loathing" of the military." Chuck Hagle fits Obama's idea of the type of person to be placed in charge of our military, Why does Obama want CUCK Hagle to be his Secretary of defense,because Chuck Hagle agrees with Obama,a Leftist in thought and deed, When Obama burbs, Chuck Hagle gets relief.

    A) Chuck Hagel opposed the troop surge in Iraq, as did Obama, calling it, "the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam."
    (B) Hagle called for deep cuts in defense spending.
    (C) Hagle has a reputation on Capitol Hill as someone with an independent streak
    (In the mold of a John Mccain perhaps...)
    (D), Hagel has taught at Georgetown University
    served as co-chairman of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board.
    (E) While serving in the Senate, Hagel became close with then-Sen. Obama, and they seemed to find common ground on the use of military force and on Hagel's fairly moderate approach to foreign relations issues.
    (F) Obama also appreciated Hagel's willingness to buck his own party.
    (G) Iran, "......"Hagel has argued against sanctions...I Added This....( against Iran)....Attempting to ....."stopping Iran's suspected nuclear program....."
    (H) Hagel has opposed efforts to isolate militant groups such as Hamas.
    (J) Hagle..... "I'm not sure we know what the hell we are doing in Afghanistan."
    "It's not sustainable at all; I think we're marking time as we slaughter more young people," he said. Later he called for the United States to stop its "nation-building" there.
    (K) The Defense Department, I think in many ways, has been bloated," Hagel said in a September 2011 interview with the Financial Times.
    I think the Pentagon needs to be pared down."

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    The Republicans seem to hell-bent on blocking WHATEVER proposal, idea or nomination President Obama puts forth. They have become the party of obstructionism. This is no way to run a government. "And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand." - Mark 3:25 (KJV)
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    Conservative republicans can not be a party to Obama's leftest policies intented to destroy this country,Thomas Paine authored a political tract, he said this about men like Obama who come to power," Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance;and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions."
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    First, the phrase is,"The jig is up."
    Second, the Pres should get his pick unless there is somwe reason, other than political, to reject him.
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    Wait so three Americans dying on American soil and a terrorist flag raised over American soil in a concerted terror attack to celebrate the original 9/11 attack is no big deal?
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    @Cheenoguy
    Are you placing more value in the life of an ambassador compared to a soldier? What's the exchange rate these days? 10 soldiers for every ambassador? 100? 1000? 7000?
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    @Food4thoughts
    You misread me. I'm saying if dead ambassadors they've had opportunity to demonstrate that before but haven't.
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  • #64
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    You Posted,"anything to make obama look bad"
    Obama doesn't need any help in that regard,he has been been able to make himself "look bad" all by himself.
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