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BREAKING: Senate Republicans Block Hagel Confirmation....For Now

sider Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 8:12 AM
What about his 2-years-hard-fought-military-combat-service-record-background, He worked his way up to Seargent and got alot of high-honors-military-combat-related-medals ! And who do you suppose will be the better Def Sec that Obama will give us if Hagel isn't confirmed, when they will be serving under Obama's policies, orders anyway ! Obama has his reasons for wanting Hagel, That doesn't mean that he's not his own man, he might very well show his best side at times while in this job, when he can get away with it. Obama would get credit if Hagel does something commendandable but so would Republicans !

Senate Republicans have at least temporarily blocked the confirmation of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as the next Secretary of Defense.  Democrats' cloture motion to proceed to an up-or-down vote failed 58-40, with one Senator voting "present."  Achieving cloture requires 60 votes.  Let's be candid: Hagel (a Republican) is unqualified for this job, which is arguably the most important position in a presidential cabinet.  He all but admitted as much during his disastrous Senate hearings last month: