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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

On whose side is John McCain anyway?

You would think that a Republican Senator who was present at Chuck Hagel's shameful performance last Thursday would be willing to do just about anything to defeat Hagel's nomination. But not John McCain. Not only has McCain apparently not decided how to vote on Hagel's nomination, he's not even willing to support a filibuster to prevent the incompetent, somnolent Hagel's nomination from coming to a vote.
"I do not support a filibuster," the Arizona Republican told reporters at the Capitol. "I don't think it's appropriate and I would oppose such a move."

McCain, the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, did not say whether he would vote to confirm Hagel.
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But even before McCain spoke, a source close to the administration of President Barack Obama said the White House believed it would have the votes to get Hagel confirmed.

Administration insiders say their "head count" shows that all 53 Democrats in the Senate, as well as two independents and a handful of moderate Republicans, are likely to vote to confirm Hagel.
The Democrats at least have the excuse that they are putting party (and political future) ahead of country. But what's McCain's excuse?

More here (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).

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1 Comments:

At 1:24 PM, Blogger Shy Guy said...

You would think that a Republican Senator...
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No, I wouldn't. They're called RINOs. McCain has long been one.

It's like Netanyahu nowadays is no less left-wing than Yitzchak Rabin was when he signed the Oslo Accords.

There's a parallel here. The voters in the US and Israel have to push the phonies out of office.

 

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