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Opposition Softens on Obama Cabinet Nominees

HarryReidAllAmerican Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 10:31 PM
Elections have consequences. They confer mandates, even.
MudontheTires Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 12:25 AM
"They confer mandates, even."

The Constitution trumps any mandate you progs think your messiah might have.
Ress Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 10:50 PM
" They confer mandates, even. "

That's right. Every GOP member of Congress has a mandate to fight Obama's vision for America.
Ress Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 10:51 PM
Unfortunately, carrying our your mandate when you are in the minority takes more guts than most Republicans have. Like more than my cat has.
Major Kid, USMC Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 10:37 PM
Obama's margin of victory DID NOT give him any mandates.
After a round of meetings last week and hearings for prospective Secretary of State John Kerry, it seems the bipartisan spirit has grasped Capitol Hill with regard to President Obama's cabinet nominees.

As the Associated Press reports, some of the Senate's wavering Democrat members have had good words for Chuck Hagel:

Sens. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Chris Coons of Delaware and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire said they met with Hagel this week and were reassured by his commitment to Israel's security.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who met with Hagel on...