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  •  Okay... (7+ / 0-)

    ..I Googled Hagel & I learned a thing or two.

     From just his wikipedia page, I learned...


    Voted for the Iraq war
    Voted for the Patriot Act
    Voted for the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts
    Voted for No Child Left Behind
    Voted against Bush’s Medicare prescription drug bill
    Voted against McCain-Feingold[21]

    If you are going to become a messageboard advocate for this asshole (you can ass "asshole" to your list), I don't see it ending well for you.

    "You just gotta keep on livin man! L-I-V-I-N!" - Wooderson

    by wyvern on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 08:06:53 AM PST

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    •  Not *necessarily* a negative (0+ / 0-)

      Might just show he takes orders from his president well.

      "Today is who you are" - my wife

      by I Lurked For Years on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 08:09:07 AM PST

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    •  Let's look at Kerry's record (1+ / 0-)
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      Or Susan Rice's on FP.  

      Domenstic policy votes are meaningless as SecDef.  He'll have zero input or influence on domestic policy matters.  

      They have the billionaires, We have the Big Dog!

      by Jacoby Jonze on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 08:16:14 AM PST

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    •  You realize many Dems have similar voting records? (1+ / 0-)
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      But it's okay if you're a democrat right?

      "Today is who you are" - my wife

      by I Lurked For Years on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 08:20:59 AM PST

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    •  Well... (1+ / 0-)
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      Many voted for the Iraq war (unfortunately), and Hagel's vote was done after he warned that it may be a serious mistake. Why he nevertheless voted for it, I don't know. No chiled left behind? It was a 91-8 vote. And so on... And yes, he is a republican, so he voted mostly as a republican.

      Finally, why the "threat" to me?!?!?

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      shaharazade, TXdem
      Voted against Bush’s Medicare prescription drug bill
      ... was a good thing to do.  Too bad more Democrats didn't vote against that shite.

      As a person who is on Medicare and gets Part D, I resent the hell out of paying a corporation for prescription insurance that benefits only the profit margin of insurance and pharmaceutical corporations.  I'd much rather it be included on the pre-paid Part A and Part B of Medicare which WE pay for (when we are working, and also after we retire and Medicare premiums are deducted before Social Security is deposited in one's account).  Part D is all corporate insurance for prescription drugs, and we are responsible for paying that out of Social Security (either as retired persons, or as disabled recipients who get SSDI & also qualify for Medicare).

      That clause in the Bushista Medicare Part D prescription plan said "buy corporate prescription insurance or else."

      The plan for corporate insurance THIS time around says "buy corporate medical insurance or pay a fine of $1000."

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:28:58 AM PST

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