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Filibuster Broken: Senate Overwhelmingly Advances Hagel to Final Vote -- UPDATE: Hagel Confirmed

USNbubblehead Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 10:09 AM
The confirmation process has become just window dressing. 'Ole Hickory is alive and well. Doesn't matter that he's not qualified. Doesn't matter if he's an anti-Semite. Doesn't matter that he utterly fails to inspire confidence in those he presumes to lead. No matter. Nothing to see here. Move along, please...

The Senate GOP's temporary opposition to President Obama's nominee for Defense Secretary is over.  Eighteen Republicans joined lock-step Democrats in clearing the way for an up-or-down vote on Chuck Hagel, whose confirmation later today is now all but assured.  Hagel's hostility toward our closest ally in the Middle East, offensive comments about "the Jews," embarrassing confirmation hearings,