The unprecedented filibuster of the Hagel nomination says once and for all that Republicanism is killing us.
I'd hoped that maybe, just maybe, Republicans and Democrats could somehow, someway get together in Washington the next few years and do something besides push each other. That was pretty much ended today when the childish GOP filibustered the Chuck Hagel nomination.
Four Republicans broke from the pack and voted with Democrats for the nomination.
And if that isn't bad enough, Republicans have signaled they're willing to allow the nomination to proceed after recess, when only a simple majority of 51 votes is needed to stop the filibuster.
Several of the GOP senators who voted with their Republican buddies, including John McCain and Lindsay Graham, said they'd reverse their vote after recess.
But good God. This is a Cabinet appointment. What idiocy is there in Washington when a president can't nominate a Republican for a Cabinet post and he gets opposed by that party?
It's called Republicanism. And it gets stupider by the day.