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  •  I don't see it so much that he is defending Bush (3+ / 0-)
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    jabney, orlbucfan, Bensdad

    as he is defending the neoclown agenda that defined Bush's foreign policy. The exact same group of neoturds that flocked to McCain's '08 campaign like flies to shit, drooling at the chance to bomb Iran. They have been marginalized politically since the Bush years and their power, although dwindling, holds strong on the traditional Rightwing foreign policy power players (McCain, Graham and their world-domination posse). Sadly all it takes is a group this small to undermine the historic precedence of allowing an up or down vote for cabinet appointments. If Dems pulled this shit during Dubya's term the Repubs would be calling for Treason charges against any Dem willing to block the President's nominee to Sec of Def during a time of war. You know they would. Lockstep, every last one of them...in the lower House too as well as every clown in the rightwing media...

    •  Even if everything he said about Hagel was true (0+ / 0-)

      McCain was the absolute WORST person to deliver the message. Considering his and Bush's history the optics are absolutely terrible.

      Frankly, I'd like to see Hagel bring up the point I made in his upcoming testimony. I actually would pay to see McCain's furious reaction to that. They might even come to blows. I don't think Hagel would be mean enough to do that (although since he's a Repub he's plenty mean already). But he should. He'd probably get a standing ovation from the Dems and any liberals iffy on his confirmation would support him just for that. I know I would.

      Why do I have the feeling George W. Bush joined the Stonecutters, ate a mess of ribs, and used the Constitution as a napkin?

      by Matt Z on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 08:12:15 AM PST

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