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    Re: Senate Republicans block Hagel nomination after Democrats force vote

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    He may be an Obama Republican - if you don't understand the reasons why Obama chose him as his Secretary of Defense and you simply parrot the Obama/White House/Democrat line that Republicans should confirm Hagel because he's a Republican then, yes, you'll be lost when Obama's term in office ends - you'll need someone else to tell you what to think.

    I don't think that they necessarily should confirm him. I simply find it ironic that Republican Senators are filibustering a Republican former Senator.

    If he does step aside, which I'm sure would make some people very happy, think about who Obama is going to nominate next. Think the TP's going to go for him?


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    Re: Senate Republicans block Hagel nomination after Democrats force vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Just when I think you couldn't possibly come up with something more ignorant than your usual crap, you drop this gem.
    The State of the Union speech has been, and always will be, the Pro Bowl of politics.

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    Re: Senate Republicans block Hagel nomination after Democrats force vote

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Just like the State of the Union Address.
    The State of the Union is a Constitutional requirement. It does not have to be delivered in person, but the President is required to give some kind of "message" to Congress.

    Truthfully, it has basically evolved into a stunt for television. It's not like that's new, though.


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    Re: Senate Republicans block Hagel nomination after Democrats force vote

    Had he not died, Arlen Specter would have been Obama's first choice.

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    Re: Senate Republicans block Hagel nomination after Democrats force vote

    The republicans should stop putting their party desires over the good of the American people and confirm the nomination of a guy simply because he was a member of their party.

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    Re: Senate Republicans block Hagel nomination after Democrats force vote

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I don't think that they necessarily should confirm him. I simply find it ironic that Republican Senators are filibustering a Republican former Senator.

    If he does step aside, which I'm sure would make some people very happy, think about who Obama is going to nominate next. Think the TP's going to go for him?
    It's only ironic if you think a political party should always support those who claim to be a member of the party regardless of what they do - that would, ironically, make you a Democrat.

    If Obama nominates someone else, equally unacceptible, I would expect a similar reaction.

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    Re: Senate Republicans block Hagel nomination after Democrats force vote

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Had he not died, Arlen Specter would have been Obama's first choice.
    A dead Arlen Specter has a better chance of getting confirmed than a live one.

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    Re: Senate Republicans block Hagel nomination after Democrats force vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    The republicans should stop putting their party desires over the good of the American people and confirm the nomination of a guy simply because he was a member of their party.

    .....
    I'm not sure what you're trying to say here - Republicans did, in fact, put country over party by refusing to support a man who during his confirmation hearing looked like he was high on several drugs and couldn't put two coherent words together - the only one playing politics here is Obama.

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    Re: Senate Republicans block Hagel nomination after Democrats force vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    The State of the Union speech has been, and always will be, the Pro Bowl of politics.
    Now that's funnyrightthereIdon'tcarewhoyouare! Of course low information voters will need pictures and probably youtube vids to grasp the genius of this comment. Well done Sir!

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    Re: Senate Republicans block Hagel nomination after Democrats force vote

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    A dead Arlen Specter has a better chance of getting confirmed than a live one.
    Dang, John. That was great. I'm still laughing.

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