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Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Sen. Mikulski Meets With Secretary Of Defense Nominee Hagel

Quacking Like a Duck

Today the United States Senate broke with 200+ years of tradition, and not in a good way. By a vote of 40 to 58, they failed to invoke cloture in the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. That’s fancy Senate-speak for not being able to force an up and down vote on the nomination. Cloture votes typically occur when Senate is trying to overcome a filibuster by the minority. According to Senator Graham, this wasn’t really a filibuster, just a delay.

Looks like, quacks like, you know the rest.

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Holy Metaphorical Overkill, Lawrence!

I like Lawrence O’Donnell, a polished combination of eloquence and passionate pugnacity. Since the Sandy Hook tragedy, however, he more than any other host at MSNBC has allowed his rhetoric to get a little overheated when discussing the National Rifle Association. Even as a member of that group, I confess that I have little use for it and will probably let my membership lapse if it hasn’t already. If it’s not going to represent the views of 80% of its members, than the NRA doesn’t offer anything you can’t get from the Auto Club, namely hotel discounts.

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Agua fría, por favor

With whom do you think Marco Rubio should be more angry?

  • The guy who forgot to remind him to hydrate before the speech?
  • The guy who simply pulled one of Mitt Romney’s old stump speeches out of his ass rather than writing an actual response to the State of the Union Address?

I’m afraid both of those people are probably named Marco Rubio. If that’s the best he can do, he won’t be spending much time in Iowa and New Hampshire in early 2016.