Chuck Hagel is now experiencing something no high level cabinet appointee has ever experienced before. His appointment is being filibustered. For that, he can thank the Nevada Leg Hound, Harry Reid, who had the votes for meaningful filibuster reform. Instead, Reid humped a few GOP legs, whined, rolled over, and played dead in exchange for some very minor reforms and a gentlemen’s agreement from the Republican caucus, that they would not abuse the filibuster anymore. The Republicans have demonstrated what their word is worth by abusing the filibuster for historic obstruction.
Senate Republicans refused to allow a vote Wednesday on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to lead the Defense Department, staging the first filibuster against a president’s choice to head the Pentagon.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called the move "a shame" as he announced on the Senate floor that he was unable to reach an agreement with the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee to avoid such a delay. Reid filed a motion to end the filibuster and said he expected to vote on it Friday…
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Rachel Maddow covered the Republican hypocrisy.
A filibuster, by any other name. is still a filibuster, just like a Republican Senator, by any other name is still a liar, just like Harry Reid, by any other name, is still the Nevada Leg Hound, who should be replaced as Senate Majority Leader.