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  •  Again, for every season, spin, spin, spin. (2+ / 0-)
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    jabney, orlbucfan

    If there's one thing to appreciate about DK, it's the ability to keep Roger McGuinn always in my mind.

    First, a disclaimer:

    I think Republicans are not merely way out of line, but dishonest and sheer looking up to a post stupid in this.

    The President should be able to have his Cabinet, absent compelling reasons to deny him. The bar for compelling is not quite so high as to require criminal acts, but getting in that direction.

    There is no way in bloody hell they should filibuster Hagel.

    The truth is that they want to make their presence known and bloody the President's nose a bit.  Apparently, they now like the idea of doing nothing worthwhile and losing elections in the process.  Not sure how they are actually going to help the people shoveling money in their direction if they can't hold on to their offices, but...that must be thinking too far ahead.

    Now -- the opposite spin:

    The logical takeaway from their description of Hagel's behavior is that his ideas and policies are/sould be anathema to Republicans, which is a perfectly legitimate point.

    Just not compelling.

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 07:53:13 AM PST

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