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  •  I see your point (1+ / 0-)
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    fenway49

    but I dont know, I guess I feel like that perception doesnt really exist anymore. I can definitely see it being an issue post-Vietnam, which I guess is when it started, as you note.

    And I'm not saying Hagel, and only Hagel, should be Defense secretary. There is a case to be made for someone else getting the job. But if that case shouldnt revolve around the fact that Hagel has an R next to his name.

    •  I agree (0+ / 0-)

      My sense is that the frustration ties into a deeper issue about Democrats like Obama being willing to play nice with Republicans, who never reciprocate.

      The "weak on national security" thing lasted a long time. McGovern, Carter vs. Reagan, Dukakis, even Bush v. Kerry. Which is a crock.

      Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 02:15:11 PM PST

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