Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked -- for now -- Chuck Hagel's nomination to lead the Pentagon, marking the first time the chamber has successfully filibustered a Cabinet nominee.
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- Noel: I believe it is a little more complicated. As you may know , the Hagel appointment has met with a great deal of concern on both sides of the isle, in fact it was even suggested the appointment be withdrawn. The delay,with congress at home,where the people could voice there objections before returning to Washington to vote would bring some Democratice no votes. The Repulicans know a straight vote along party lines wil confirm. The delay was a hope to bring pressure to bear on the Democratic Majority.Feb 19, 2013
- That makes good sense, but also ignores that the GOP members have already stated they would vote "Yes". Had the GOP members stated they would vote "no", and stated they were working to convert more to their POV, what you put forth would be correct, and IMO, how things should go, but that was not the case.
By saying already they will vote "Yes", there is no pressure brought to bear, no drive to convert others to vote "no", just a delay for the sake of a delay.
So either the "delay" was foolish, or the "we will vote yes after the delay" was foolish, but either way, BOTH actions show very poor judgement by the GOP members, deserving of ridicule and are deeply frustrating.Feb 19, 2013
- I'll leave you with your ridicule and frustration! Perhaps the best thing for you?Feb 19, 2013
- Seriously, I don't know why he insists on name calling. If either of us were to address him as Jack ass every time we spoke to him, I think he would get it.Feb 19, 2013
- You dont need to leave me with it, the GOP is doing a great job of that all by themselves.
Name call away, it doesn't bother me in the slightest. You know, believing in that free speech and all, kinda leads to having thick skin and a belief in everyone's right to say whatever the F they want to. ;)
"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all"
Besides, I tend to call it like I see it, and dont choose to live in a FOX News fantasy world. There is a reason everyone on FOX News was stunned by Romney's loss, they refused to accept anything that didn't fit "their" reality. And this denial of any reality that doesn't get FOX News approval, is a large reason the GOP is STILL in a very sad state of affairs, and is constantly taking one Hypocritical stance after another, like calling for sequestration to go through, while blasting the cut backs on US embassy security.Feb 19, 2013
- Aside from all the media theatrics he'll get the job.Feb 19, 2013