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    I agree with you in principle, but the DoD needs a Secretary in light of the sequester axe about to fall. I think I want Sen Hagel in place to prevent those cuts from adversely effecting the troops on the ground. In this case, the faster the Senate moves the better for the troops.
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    @DARSB thou dost protest too much methinks. The vast majority of cuts that can be made by the govt are like, defense and bureaucratic. Cuts to things like social security and medicare, since they each have their own trusts, and to date have never contributed a dollar to the debt or deficit, I think are protected. If they are changed in any significant way, I would expect a wave of lawsuits probably costing considerably more than just paying the benefits.
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    Hagel is wrong for the job and for the country. He is too weak on defense and soft on Iran and Palestine and no friend of Israel.
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    Am I the only one that has noticed Reid is also starting to look like a turtle? He and McConnell should retire and start a company called Turtles r Us.
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    @jessejaymes I think I was wrong. His name was Tobey from the movie Robin Hood. Not Tobey's Turtle..I was close. ( ;
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    Shouldn't the people actually doing the filibuster get the credit/blame? Specifically, why aren't we scolding Lindsey Graham?
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    Why do the Dem's want to reform a process they used so often in the 2000s? What happens when they become the minority party once more? They should be careful what they "reform"
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    You wonder why a poor candidate cannot be confirmed? Watch the vote on Friday, I bet he does not get many democrat votes either.
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    I think that there is plenty of blame to spread around.

    I also think Hagel is a weak candidate for Defense. I'm puzzled as to why the Pres wants him.
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    See what happens when you try to bargain in good faith with today's GOP? You should have reformed the filibuster rules instead of 'compromising' with them? You should have jammed them when you had the chance. These obstructionists are filibustering a REPUBLICAN! The only reason they let Kerry get through is they thought they had a chance at his senate seat.
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    Lol when have the left ever compromised with the GOP, it has only ever been lulz our watz our da highwayz an we callz it da compromizes lulz. Modern day demotards have no compromise in their vocabulary, and definitly no good faith bargaining.
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    @Arumizy It would be much easier to reply to your idiotic response if you could write it in English. Don't you right wingers want an amendment to the constitution to make English the official language?
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    @Arumizy Since you saw fit to actually answer in English I'll respond. The fact that President Obama nominated a REPUBLICAN for the position is a compromise of the highest order. The fact that the GOP is filibustering the nomination is just more proof of their obstinance. Remember when GOP Minority Leader McConnell filibustered his own bill. What a tool.
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    @marine1 It has nothing to do with right or wrong. It has everything to do with stopping anything Obama puts forth as this seems the only thing the GOP can agree works for them Did wonders for them last election didn't it? If the people they play this too can't see it for what it is then more is the shame for the rest of us for allowing it to continue because they are not the majority. When I watched my local elections I didn't see a single gop candidate run against his opponent. I saw everyone of them running against Obama. Not for anything, just against Obama. To watch the campaign ads you'd swear there were 150 guys running for president at least. This is more of the same from people who don't know anything else at this point. Divide and conquer? It is to wonder what the thought process is that goes on for this because it clearly isn't working for the party or the country.
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    The GOP has become experts in losing the un-loseable election, filibustering themselves, incapable of bringing their speakers bills to a vote, Luckily these angry old men are too far gone to screw up nocturnal emission LoL
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