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

wbenton Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 8:00 PM
Nothing President Obama does make him look bad in the eyes of his supporters. Nominating an imbecile like Hagel is a purely political move. He makes the Republicans look like obstructionists for blocking the nomination of "one of their own" and the President will not let the public forget how he reached across the aisle and was rebuffed. Hagel, being the idiot that he is, played right into it.
pol_junkie Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 8:04 PM
thom112 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 8:03 PM
I really am going to hope most, not by any means all of the people will see this cheap ploy for exactly what you described it as.

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: