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    Senate to vote on moving ahead with Defense nominee Hagel

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/26...nominee-hagel/

    Twelve days after Republicans stalled the nomination, the Senate was slated to vote Tuesday on proceeding with the Hagel selection after GOP lawmakers signaled late Monday they would end their delaying tactics. If Hagel gets the necessary votes, it would just be a matter of time for a simple up-or-down vote, although Republicans could insist on the maximum 30 hours of debate before a final vote.
    Sounds like he's going to get confirmed tomorrow. 55 Democrats and 3 Republicans are going to vote for him with several others like Susan Collins and John McCain planning to at least go for an up and down vote even though they don't support his candidacy.

    So what do you guys think of this? Personally, I can't really say I agree with him on most of his foreign policy, but I can't really say he's definitely unqualified and I wouldn't really want to set a precedent of trying to block cabinet appointees unless they're completely unqualified.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: Senate to vote on moving ahead with Defense nominee Hagel

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    Sounds like he's going to get confirmed tomorrow. 55 Democrats and 3 Republicans are going to vote for him with several others like Susan Collins and John McCain planning to at least go for an up and down vote even though they don't support his candidacy.

    So what do you guys think of this? Personally, I can't really say I agree with him on most of his foreign policy, but I can't really say he's definitely unqualified and I wouldn't really want to set a precedent of trying to block cabinet appointees unless they're completely unqualified.
    Ashcroft was confirmed... and he was totally unqualified that is for sure. So why not this guy.
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    Re: Senate to vote on moving ahead with Defense nominee Hagel

    I agree. There is only so much that you can ask and then it is time for a vote. Republicants must realize that they only look like fools ranting and raving over Obama's choices of his temporary political personnel, save that for permanent appointments like judges and any bill that goes past this last presidential term. It seems that we now talk of all federal spending as if it is cast in stone for a decade, yet federal taxation policy is subject to change at the next Obama speech.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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