Alexander is saying it’s not a filibuster. It sounds to me that he almost promised an up and down vote in twelve days. The Dems are arguing it is a filibuster.
All GOP speakers said it isn’t filibuster, not just Alexander. And, unfortunately, it isn’t. It’s meant to DELAY the vote until more info is forthcoming. I say unfortunately...we could only wish they would stop Hagel’s nomination, period.
Reid is lying and knows it.
But that’s Harry...it’s who he is.
This parenthesis after the headline that calls it a filibuster is exactly what Reid wants. He wants media headlines to scream “filibuster!” because that’s spun as a bad word.
Please understand, if it really was a filibuster I would say call it that. And it wouldn’t bother me one bit to use the word. Perfectly good word, but has a bad rap.
One caveat, IF more info arises that is scandalous enough against Hagel, the GOP could still choose to ACTUALLY filibuster and stop this insane nomination.
But if what we already know isn’t enough against him, color me doubtful that even worse would stop him.
The Dems are arguing it is a filibuster.
Doing what comes naturally — lying. That’s what Democrats do. Lie about everything.