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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:22 PM

McCain's reasoned explaination for the filibuster of Chuck Hagel

Short version: McCain says Hagel sucks because he was mean to Bush

Yesterday, Senate Republicans blocked a vote on former Sen. Chuck Hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense, marking the first time in American history that any nominee for defense secretary has been filibustered. But don't worry, they had a very good reason to launch their historic act of destructive obstruction. Sen. John McCain, please take it away:

It goes back to thereís a lot of ill will towards Senator Hagel because when he was a Republican, he attacked President Bush mercilessly and said he was the worst President since Herbert Hoover and said the surge was the worst blunder since the Vietnam War, which was nonsense. He was anti-his own party and people ó people donít forget that.
In other words, this is about Republicans defending their honor by standing up for George W. Bush and the Iraq War. It would be unbelievable, except these are the same guys who brought you George W. Bush and the Iraq War. And now, unlike Hagel who at least recognized his bad judgment for supporting W. and Iraq, virtually all Republicans are still committed to defending their incredibly damaging record.
But, as we'll see below the fold, there appears to be another reason McCain blocked Hagel: he didn't like being cc'd on a letter. He denies this, but take a look at the facts and decide for yourself.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/15/1187349/-John-McCain-s-very-very-reasonable-explanation-for-why-Republicans-filibustered-Chuck-Hagel

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:27 PM

1. Atta boy, Johnny. Hitch your wagon to W's star...

... someday you may be allowed to drink some of their water from Paraguay.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:31 PM

2. Sen. McCain perfectly explains himself here

After all, "cc"s are a very well-known show of disrespect,
if not a downright in-your-face insult.

If you don't believe me on this, well, tough luck, because
there's absolutely no evidence to support this claim.

N.O.N.E.



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:32 PM

3. He's been an asshole since he lost to Obama

And he's taken every opportunity he can to flaunt his power in Obama's face. He's a petty little man. I long for the days when the victor used to vanquish the defeated.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:13 PM

4. When did President McCain lose??

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