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  •  This is their strategy. They have a weakened (2+ / 0-)
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    koosah, TheDuckManCometh

    grip on power. One of the few levers they have left with any purchase at all is the nomination.

    They were able to push back on the Rice nod, so now Dems' gender advantage is under attack, after the WH went with Hagel.
    They have a fingernail of leverage over Israel with Hagel, so they're going to try to turn that into something more substantial.
    There's no downside at this point.

    This is an advance effort at intimidation over SCOTUS nominations as well. Expect hellfire on that front.

    We really need to win in 2014 and get the House back. They're not going to stop this crap until they're forced.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 07:14:54 AM PST

    •  I've been thinking that, too. (2+ / 0-)
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      David54, TheDuckManCometh
      This is an advance effort at intimidation over SCOTUS nominations as well. Expect hellfire on that front.
      If they are THIS lathered by Cabinet positions, what are they going to do when something comes along that they have a legitimate and expected role to play in?

      2014 is critical.    

      Metaphors be with you.

      by koosah on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 07:21:10 AM PST

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