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  •  Yes Repubs may come to regret their opposition (2+ / 0-)
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    to Chuck as now the President can nominate a Democrat, perhaps even a liberal for Defense.  How about Wes Clark, for instance? Or some other choice of a solid Democrat for the position.  

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    by wishingwell on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 10:21:44 AM PST

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    •  Wrongheaded. (0+ / 0-)

      Stop obsessing about the "R" after his name and focus on Hagel's policies.

      They are far to the left of any Republican or even any Democrat who would alternatively nominated for this position. Many of whom are devout Neo-Cons.

      Why does it make you mad that he is an R? Can't you see that he will most aggressively slash the Pentagon Budget and end the wars?

      The only reason the Republicans oppose Hagel is the reason we should support him: He supports human rights for Palestinians and talks about the conflict in a reality-based way instead of reading Likudnik talking points.

      •  What are you smoking???? (1+ / 0-)
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        wishingwell

        "They are far to the left of any Republican or even any Democrat who would alternatively nominated for this position."

        Hagel has an 84 lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union. Joe Lieberman, repeatedly panned here as a sellout, has a 16. The most conservative Democrat in Congress today has a 50. Hagel is far to the RIGHT of anyone we've seen in this position since Dick Cheney!

        Why do Democrats need to have Republicans as SecDef? Truman had Lovett, Kennedy and Johnson had McNamara, Clinton had Cohen, and Obama has already had Gates. At least Lovett, McNamara, and Gates had never been politically active and Cohen was that now extinct species called a "liberal Republican".

      •  I like Hagel for the job but I am saying if they (0+ / 0-)

        fiilbuster him , it is possible someone more liberal is the next nominee. ..someone the Repubs hate worse.

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        by wishingwell on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 04:52:24 PM PST

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