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  •  What's interesting about this (4+ / 0-)

    is the fact that Repubs are so vehemently opposed to Hagel -- he has to have some good qualities! The confirmation process will be interesting to say the least. I'm more troubled by Obama's conservative foreign policy leanings (drones, assassinations, etc) than I am by Hagel himself.

    The civil rights, gay rights and women's movements, designed to allow others to reach for power previously grasped only by white men, have made a real difference, and the outlines of 21st century America have emerged. -- Paul West of LA Times

    by LiberalLady on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 11:36:55 PM PST

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    •  I suspect that if Obama nominated (1+ / 0-)
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      Paul Ryan to be SOS, they would turn on him too, but I could well be wrong.

      Great sigline, btw.

      •  This is true, but in the case of Hagel, I do think (0+ / 0-)

        it has more to do with him betraying them on the Iraq war and less to do with Obama. Also how dare anyone say anything negative about the Israeli lobbyists, that seems to be a "kiss of death" for any Republican.

    •  Hagel has the balls to move on cuts (0+ / 0-)

      and O believes he'll get more on that front than putting a dem in there, given the republican demonetization of democrats on defense over the years.

      Hagel was 1st republican to take on Dumbya and his own party, early on, over Iraq and he was adamantly opposed to the surge.

      decorated war hero, hard to argue he is not qualified from a military experience.

      also holds a rational world view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict/

      Not to forgive his stance on LGBT however for the greater good of the country, this may be the right choice.

      mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

      by wewantthetruth on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 07:10:47 AM PST

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