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The Hagel Democrats
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial

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Posted By:tocsin, 2/11/2013 7:11:14 AM

Per the Constitution, a President appoints cabinet members "by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate." In the matter of Chuck Hagel´s move to the Pentagon, the Senate´s Democratic majority is more or less waiving this clause and rolling over to President Obama´s wishes. It´s not that Democrats don´t have serious doubts about the former Republican Senator´s record and qualifications. Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin started last month´s nomination hearing by enumerating them, from Mr. Hagel´s long-standing opposition to sanctions on Iran to his warnings about the influence of a "Jewish lobby."

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and when Obama blames ´´the Republicans´´ for destroying our war making capabilities, he will be right

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tocsin, 2/11/2013 7:28:29 AM     (No. 9169700)

seems I did something(?)wrong
here´s the link:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324445904578286371380015126.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mathman, 2/11/2013 8:36:00 AM     (No. 9169817)

What a joke!
The hands of the Senators will remain clean.
When Hagel leads us into a morass, it will be Bush´s fault. Everything, from Hurricane Sandy to the passing asteroid, is Bush´s fault.
The Lame-Stream Media worships the graven image. To speak ill of the One is to send oneself to prison camp (See Solzhenitsyn, A., who spoke of the big nose of the Big Man).
So do not date to comment on the physiognomy of the Dear Leader or his spouse. Such remarks will get you into big trouble.
And do not reflect unfavorably on any of the nominees, because that will also get you re-educated.

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