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  •  Why does this president want Chuck Hagel? That is (1+ / 0-)
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    the question.  And his team, is our team, right?

    I belong to the Honey Badger Wing of the Democratic Party. We're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore. Have you seen our videos?

    by Cassandra77 on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 03:35:59 PM PST

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    •  No, his team is HIS team (1+ / 0-)
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      I do not sit in the White House and run meetings. I do not have to have a good working relationship with the SecDef.

      Barack Hussein Obama does.

      •  Sorry, but I think you are being overly defensive (3+ / 0-)
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        of him.  We voted him a second term and some of us only did so because he wasn't as bad as Romney.
        He hasn't had an easy time of it and the republicans have really been dicks, but there are a lot of democrats who would make good Secs. of Defense.   Why nominate a republican who the republicans hate?  Why bother with a stupid fight like that?  If you're going to fight, fight for something important, like social security maybe?  and/or medicare?  Or even getting in a democrat as the sec. of defense?  No matter how much I try to give him credit for things, it always seems his biggest fights are against his base.  "He's the President, he can do what he wants"
        If only, he had a little more of that attitude while standing up for the 99% of us.

        I belong to the Honey Badger Wing of the Democratic Party. We're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore. Have you seen our videos?

        by Cassandra77 on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 05:16:28 PM PST

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        •  Sorry, to me all I hear is PBO cannot be trusted! (0+ / 0-)

          The PRESIDENT is named Barack Obama, not Chuck Hagel. Cucck Hagel will run DoD as Barack Obama wants or Chuck Hagel will be tossed out on his ear. We are voters not micromanagers. We elected BHO to be President so IMO we let him PRESIDE. And that means he chooses the team HE trusts, that HE meshes with well, that HE prefers - unless there is something major.

          All I hear in this argument is Chuck Hagel is a Republican, as though that fact alone means he will run roughshod over the President and enact polcies the President does not want. There is no evidence for that. It's just more Obama Derangement Syndrome.

          We elected BHO to be President so et him PRESIDE.

          •  I can't speak for everyone who voted for President (0+ / 0-)

            Obama, but I can speak for myself.  I didn't elect him to be King.  If he adopts a policy of bipartisanship with the republicans, he should at least have a less hostile attitude toward his base.  You know, bi-bipartisanship.  That's not Obama Derangement Syndrome, that's just common sense.
            I learned a long time ago to walk away from relationships where I support someone and they beat me down.

            I'm glad he was re-elected instead of Romney, but he sure as hell ain't the savior you think he is.

            I belong to the Honey Badger Wing of the Democratic Party. We're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore. Have you seen our videos?

            by Cassandra77 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 05:55:33 PM PST

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    •  the more I've read up on him the more I've liked (3+ / 0-)
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      him, Cassandra.

      I didn't know anything about him just the rumors that he's "antiIsrael" and "anti Gay"

      Those two "anti's" mean quite a bit to me personally so I did some wide ranging reading about the guy.
      I feel ok about him around Israel and though not thrilled ok about the comment he made about an ambassaor. We forget how far and fast the general public has come around Gay rights. Clinton was fine with dont' ask dont' tell which seems horribly wrong now. Many Dems were fine with it. Well Hagel made that comment during the Clinton admin. Someone should ask him if thinks that way now.

      Anyway this guy wants to slash the defense budget, would think deeply before wanting to put our servicemembers in harms way and believes in diplomacy before war. As a vet he will have the respect and trust of the men and women in uniform who are fighting--I think since our Commander and Chief doesn't maybe he wants a Sec Def who does have military experience. My guess is he'll have an easier time in relations with the Pentagon as well. As a Republican he will be immune to Republican criticism...much more immune anyway...when he does Obama's will.

      This guy reportedly has a lot of integrity. He hated Cheney. He fought the Bush admind around Iraq and called them incompetant publically
      My kind of Republican. RINO in the best way. He seems like a win win for Obama, really, the more I read

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