Suppose Hagel is rejected, Obama is free to nominate someone far worse, and the new nominee (a transgendered, 60’s SDS member and war protester) will sail right through because O can say “look those Republicans will oppose anybody I nominate..they hate me so much they wont even vote for a Republican I nominate.” The GOP will fold and the far worse candidate gets the job.
Actually I would not be surprised if this was not O’s plan all along...
If the R’s had the stones to do anything to oppose Obama they would win in a landslide. Think William Wallace in “Braveheart” - as opposed to the clan leaders who just wanted to appear to make a stand so they could negotiate more land and titles for themselves. They would win in a landslide if the true Americans believed they would actually fight for us.
That is, if we had honest elections.
But that’s where people like Hagel enter in. If we keep the quid pro quo, where the election is up for the highest bidder, R’s will NEVER win; our elections will always be for sale to the communists and Islamists, because they’ve got the money. The R’s and all true Americans just need to suck it up and realize that.