After 'NOT' asking questions about the Defense Department, the job of Defense Department Secretary former Sen. Hagel has been nominated to fill, and how he would lead the Pentagon and qualifications to do so along with Afghanistan, National Defense and Security, criminal terrorism, security at embassy's etc. etc. etc., a new laundry list of unrelated questions are brought forth to obstruct. And leading the obstruction, especially in the press reports, is the new freshman Senator from Texas.
And once we again hear from the newest little chickenhawk tepub, a rubber stamping lockstep walker for his seniors for sure. Who loves the nixonian spitting on veterans especially us Vietnam veterans:
Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz, T(R)-Texas, who opposes Hagel's nomination, had complained to his colleagues about the information the nominee provided during a closed meeting on Tuesday. Other Republicans raised objections to a vote."
Who at 42 aged out of voluntary recruitment into the Armed Services especially after 9/11 and these two rubber stamped, by the political party he states he belongs to, wars of choice. Who having all cheered on the abandoning of the main missions for even sending the military into that region, with the first drum beats pointed at Iraq, completely have forgotten neither war has been paid for and especially, DeJa-Vu all over again of the previous decades and wars of, nothing for the long term results of. Hell I don't think they even remember that the one abandoned, years back, is still ongoing as it's never mentioned especially when talking revenues.
They attacked Hagel with unrelated questions of long past statements etc., and like most congressional hearings, then wouldn't let him answer as they interrupted when he tried. Now, instead of asking in the many hours of the hearing or the individual private meetings previous, they say he hasn't answered a laundry list of other questions unrelated to the job appointed to fill. I'll bet the closed hearings were even worse then the publicly aired hearing.
Feb 6, 2013 - Senate Armed Services Committee chair Carl Levin (D-MI) will reportedly delay the committee’s vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be the next Secretary of Defense. Republicans are demanding that Hagel produce the texts of private speeches he made and disclose the financial dealings of private companies he is associated with. A spokesperson for Levin told ThinkProgress that the committee is “working on their concerns.”
The vote was expected to take place as early as Thursday, but Republicans — led by Sens. James Inhofe (R-OK) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) — asked that the vote be delayed after Hagel — citing legal and logistics issues — said he could not give the them everything they’re asking for. read more>>>
This Cruz is making his mark early, bet he's thinking of a run for the top job in our government coming up in four years, and the press is going along with it and not calling him out. No surprise there, it's called journalism in the 21st century, started in the latter 20th, for many doing so and still called professionals. Without this technology we'd actually think we were getting real news reports from the normal sources of, the TV, the Newspapers, the Radio and from sources actually earning them big bucks and called anchors or lead writers.
Good thing for us in the Military Veterans Community, especially the service related injured brothers and sisters and especially those of our cheered on war theaters and long occupations, he wasn't placed on the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, but he does have a vote of continuing obstruction on Veterans issues that would be cast with his (T) breathern, and doing what he quickly learned to do, attack and take no answers!
I'd make another bet that he's not at all happy that Rubio was picked for the State of the Union tepublican response and not him as the breaking out of the gate as the new wonder boy. Especially after his attacks on Kerry and Hagel showing his macho patriotic bravado and the american warrior he is. He's a teabager dream politician, freedom, along with everything else, absolutely for free, and oh so tough talkin!