GOP foes of Hagel nomination say vote should go on

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 4:09 p.m.

    Our problem with Hagle is that he has made very anti Israel comments in the past, and anti Jewish ones as well. Plus the guy comes accross as very soft on the issue of Iran and nuclear weapons. I would be happy if Obama nominated a McCain or some other Republican that seemed to be stable in his thinking about these issues

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 12:52 p.m.

    SECDEF Panetta was not in that position very long but he had his marching orders to do what the President wanted to accomplish in the last month of his DoD job. The President wanted Panetta out so he wouldn't be in the midst of having to defend the significant changes he made to the military decorum. I believe the President thought he could put in a Republican Hagel into that office and not have very much of a discussion with fellow GOPers. However, Hagel wasn't necessarily a card holder in his time and others know of his differences in policy and politics.

    It will be interesting to see what a man who looks like he has beat up go through the downsizing and changing of military missions for all the services with social changes that have not existed before in the military of the United States of America. We are becoming the Spartans of our time and hopefully our country will do better than Grecians did. Intellectual thought in our world is great but you have to have a strong military that is ready to defend our country 24/7/365 or 366 everyday not just when they want to.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 12:26 p.m.

    CHS 85,
    you are correct, BO has shown he lacks judgement, so anything he proposes or backs should be closely scrutinized.

    On a related note, we see that Sidney Lowe now meets the minimum requirements to be nominated to a cabinet post.

    "ususal shills" - perfect example of liberal "tolerance". Anyone who disagrees with them is a "shill"

    And they say talk radio is full of hate speech.

  • Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 12:20 p.m.

    The GOP accuses the President of trying to destroy their party... newsflash, they don't need his help! They're managing this on their own. Hagel is a longtime Republican. I'd think we'd be happy to have a GOP guy's influence in the Presidents inner circle.

    What is going on?

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 7:28 a.m.

    President Obama could nominate Dick Cheney to be Secretary of Defense and the usual shills would be on here complaining about him. Face it, you don't like Hagel because President Obama nominated him, plain and simple.

  • David Centerville, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 9:12 p.m.

    The current Sec of Defense has stated that he would continue to serve until his replacement is confirmed. The armed forces are going to be OK. They won't be without leadership.

  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 5:21 p.m.

    It is obvious that Hagel, or whoever ends up as SECDEF is going to be nothing more than a pawn for Obama to do what he wants with the Military. What Obama should have done if he really wanted to show some bi-partisanship (which he doesn't) is give the job to John McCain. It would have been an easy confirmation, and the country would have respected Obama for the appointment. Instead we will get a SECDEF who seems to always look like he is getting past a three day hangover.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 3:20 p.m.

    Really folks, Really. He could barely answer the questions put to him by the Senate. I was shocked at his ineptitude. It will be interesting to watch him if he gets nominated. Hope it does not cause the country big problems being tied to Obama's regime who are unable to lead.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 1:43 p.m.

    "material more damaging to the nominee — and, by extension, the Obama administration —"

    Did the GOP actually say this, or was it the AP "journalist" AKA editorial writer? Probably the latter.

    No wonder folk like 1aggie and there you go again are so misled - subtle little jabs are slipped in to every article by the DNC's lap-dog media to advance their position and denigrate the opposition.

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 1:05 p.m.

    John McCain thought invading Iraq was a great idea. Who cares what he thinks?

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 11:56 a.m.

    Chuck Hagel is a Great American.

    So said Sean Hannity...

  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 8:49 a.m.

    Once again the GOP is putting petty politics over the good of the country. And once again reasonableness will prevail, they will cave in, and look all the more ridiculous.