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Hagel ADVANCES, as Polling Shows Obama Trusted on Foreign Affairs and National Security *Update*

HAGEL NOMINATION ADVANCES

Passed along party lines by 14-11 in committee


Across nine issues, Americans give Obama his highest approval ratings for handling national defense (53%), followed by foreign affairs and immigration, each at 46%. [Gallup]

President Barack Obama applauds as Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha looks over at his wife and children after receiving the Medal of Honor during the award ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 11, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama applauds as Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha looks over at his wife and children after receiving the Medal of Honor during the award ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 11, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

SENATORS McCAIN, Lindsey Graham, Kelly Ayotte, James Inhofe and others have done their best to ruin the reputation of decorated veteran Chuck Hagel. But Americans trust President Obama, so it’s unlikely that Republicans will win in the end, even if they do their worst, as has been threatened.

Senator Inhofe still vows to place a hold on Hagel, while the vote today awaits, as we see if Chuck Hagel can get out of committee and in front of the Senate.

But Republicans have already lost the argument on foreign affairs and national security. All they can do now is further solidify the unserious nature of today’s GOP.

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4 Responses to Hagel ADVANCES, as Polling Shows Obama Trusted on Foreign Affairs and National Security *Update*

  1. secularhumanizinevoluter February 12, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    Those distant pops you hear are repugnantklan/teabagger heads exploding…..it sounds like….VICTORY!

    • Taylor Marsh February 12, 2013 at 11:42 am #

      They’ve overplayed their hand terribly, but they can still use the “hold” to stop Hagel. We shall see…

  2. Jane Austen February 12, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    And if they do, they will show just how ignorant and unpatriotic they really are. I’m beginning to believe that the Repubs need serious mental evaluations because I think a huge chunk of them are certifiable. They are actually doing more damage to this country than good.

  3. newdealdem1 February 12, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    What you all said.

    Let’s hope Hagel holds strong on his thoughts regarding Iran and Israel and cutting the fat in the pentagon (that is if teh insane sequester doesn’t happen) and that his advice on these issues are heeded.

    Also, equally important, that he makes good on his promise to many that he would make sure that families of gay members of the Military are treated as much as is possible (while DOMA is the law) as their heterosexual counterparts. And, that he does all in his power to change the culture that makes it almost impossible for women (and men) to get a fair hearing and support when they are raped.

    These are huge issues on my wishlist and I sincerely hope they are realized.

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