It is petty. But exactly how many republicans did the President, Reid and Pelosi bring into the ACA discussions?
Oh yeah, none. They didnt need them or want them. So, now the GOP can say "See? They had all the power and look what they did. We have to be vigilant now that we can stop them from enacting terrible legislation, simply because they can and will do it again."
Both sides neet to be reigned in. I'd vote every one out and put new people in, but until you fence in special interests, it'll just happen over and over again.
It's all for show...He will get confirmed.
And he got his 60th vote today...See, it was all done to whine/bitch/complain...
It was a common sense, no brainer vote. Instead they had to jump through hoops, rhetoric, outright bullcrap, and their addiction to abusing legislation maneuvers. There was no reason why this couldnt have been taken care of days ago.
Even today, the day they got the 60th vote, the GOP sent a letter to the White House asking to withdraw Hagel. Such pettiness.
edit: and before someone brings up semantics, i believe GOP members might have sent the letter yesterday or the day before. The reponse was today.
I think they have enough Republican support now to get him to 60 even without the two Independent senators one of whom is the avid socialist Bernie Sanders from Vermont who votes with the Dems.
While the GOP senators made utter fools of themselves over a routine procedure, no one will come out of this with more egg on their faces than breitbart.com, namely Ben Shapiro who ran a story that generated a ****storm of controversy and hysteria among the anti-Hagel campaign over the purported pro-Hagel group "Friends of Hamas" that doesn't actually exist.
Combine that with the other rumblings on Fox, AM radio, and RedState about certain comments he never made and its little wonder how the rabidly anti-Hagel camp defeated their own cause. I'm no Democrat, but it's too difficult to not stop and marvel at such a startling display of dishonesty, irresponsibility, and incompetence.
All the dishonesty, irresponsibility, and incompetence our federal government has exhibited over the decades and THIS petty bickering makes you stop and marvel? I guess my only question would be .... What made you recently begin paying attention to the antics of our federal government?
“I’m somewhat disappointed that more African Americans don’t think for themselves and just go with whatever they’re supposed to say and think."
- Dr. Benjamin Carson
And presenting your Secretary of Defense...
So much for the GOP/Talk Radio/Neocon hissy fit...