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GOP Aide: Hagel Might Not Have Enough
Republican Votes to Beat Filibuster

National Review Onine, by Andrew Stiles

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/11/2013 5:01:29 PM

The Senate Armed Services Committee will vote Tuesday on Chuck Hagel’s nomination for secretary of defense, committee chairman Carl Levin (D., Mich.) announced today. Reports suggest Levin has grown tired of requests for details about the various groups Hagel spoken for and received compensation from, as well as GOP threats to filibuster the nomination until more information is disclosed about the September 11 attacks in Benghazi and the administration’s response. One Republican aide said Levin’s decision to rush through a committee vote was an effort to “snuff the momentum” building in opposition to the Hagel’s nomination.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bubby, 2/11/2013 5:10:26 PM     (No. 9170814)

Well we all know if the Democrats are one vote short McCain will change his mind and stick it to the Republicans one more time. Just a wild guess.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 2/11/2013 5:18:43 PM     (No. 9170830)

Johanns and Cochran are voting aye on Hagel already. McCain won´t support a filibuster. I don´t see Murkowski supporting one, too much pork can be tossed her way. Levin should be able to get to 60 easily. You need a Dem to crack to beat Hagel.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gabula, 2/11/2013 5:32:36 PM     (No. 9170840)

To quote El Rushbo: "I hope he fails".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 2/11/2013 5:44:18 PM     (No. 9170868)

One more America hating vile piece of garbage in O´s cabinet.

How fitting.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/11/2013 5:56:18 PM     (No. 9170898)

There may not be enough RINO votes to approve Hagel if the GOP decides to filibuster. There, I fixed the headline.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/11/2013 6:10:24 PM     (No. 9170921)

It would be unprecedented to fail to give a president´s nominee an up or down vote. Way to go Stupid Party; squander all your political capital at a time we´re facing amnesty, gun confiscation, carbon taxes, and debt showdown. Unbelievably stupid to make Hagel´s nomination your Alamo -- unless, of course, you´re planning to cave on the aforementioned stuff that actually matters. But, what do you expect with people as dumb as McConnell and Ms. Lindsay running the show? These doofuses need to be ousted, pronto!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/11/2013 6:20:57 PM     (No. 9170936)

Aw, it´s ok, #6. Most Republicans can multi-task. Can´t you?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/11/2013 6:33:16 PM     (No. 9170955)

#7, obviously you fail to see the point, so i will spell it out for you: there has to be some areas of compromise, unless you want the party to be labeled "obstructionist" going into 2014, which is obviously the Democrats goal. If these idiots filibuster Hagel, a Republican and decorated war Vet, what do you think the chances are they will put up a fight for the things that matter -- i.e. amnesty, gun confiscation, etc. Oblama and friends are going to throw the kitchen sink at the GOP, so it would be nice if our brain-dead princes in the Senate showed an ounce of prudence regarding the President´s cabinet appointments.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: artman1746, 2/11/2013 6:55:10 PM     (No. 9170979)

So typical of Democrats. They know the guy is clueless and unqualified for the job but would prefer to place the country in jeopardy than let Obama be embarrassed by Hagel being sent back to his miserable life.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: caddyjak, 2/11/2013 7:14:31 PM     (No. 9171003)

Hagel, Schmagel...What about John Brennan converting to Islam in Saudi Arabia a few years back. Soon Obey will be tooting a horn six times a day from the West Room.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/11/2013 7:44:07 PM     (No. 9171042)

Any GOP that votes for this fool should be indelibly marked for primary challenge.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LadyVet, 2/11/2013 8:07:36 PM     (No. 9171060)

If he members of the Stupid Party vote for this guy, Obama and the Dems will forever pin the coming cuts in the Defense Dept on the GOP Sec of Def. It won´t be Obama´s fault, it will be the fault of the GOP senator turned Sec of Def. Never mind that sequestration was Obama´s idea.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/11/2013 8:16:15 PM     (No. 9171066)

I can see (and strongly support) filibustering a SCOTUS appointment - those folk stick around long after the president who appoints them. But a DOD head would just being doing Barry´s bidding - and only while Barry is POTUS. Let Hussein own the appointment - and let the Senate Dems own it too. (I see better times ahead in the 2014 Senate races coming from a Hagel appointment - especially in LA and AR.)

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bob913, 2/11/2013 9:47:40 PM     (No. 9171151)

He should have zero votes period. What is it with these backstabbers. They must really enjoy twisting the knife in the back of America.

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