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Hagel Testimony = Fail

Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 7:13 AM
With Hagel, who doesn’t represent anyone to the RIGHT OF OBAMA, Obama gets to say – with regard to defence cuts, criticism of Israel, overtures to Iran, pattycake with Hamas and Hezbollah, kiss-assey-ness of Pallywood, etc: “My CONSERVATIVE, REPUBLICAN Secretary of Defence, Chuck Hagel, COMPLETELY agrees with my policies. Only the most extreme elements disagree with my ‘common sense’ positions, which, as I said, are SUPPORTED WHOLEHEARTEDLY BY MY CONSERVATIVE, REPUBLICAN SECRETARY OF DEFENCE.” Hagel is Obama's Useful Idiot and you are, too, if you support his confirmation.

I subscribe to the general theory that a President - Republican or Democrat should be able to have the people running his Departments, Commissions and Agencies that he wants.

Unless there is some overriding disqualifying reason to reject him or her, the Senate should abide by the terms of Article II, Section 2 that says the President,

"shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint … Officers of the United States."

The nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense is an excellent case in point.

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