Showing how pathetic the establishment Republican party is, they continue to allow an individual that can't even pass as a RINO, to call himself a Republican. Hagel is NOT anywhere close...it's even doubtful he ever was. I suspect the only reason he was elected as a Republican from Nebraska, was that was the best party to get traction in that state. I don't recall being able to point to any vote he ever made that would make you feel comfortable that he was a Republican. Since that time, he has gone further to the unAmerican side. He has now become Obama white.
If the current crop of Republicans and those Democrats equally upset with Hagel's appointment can't keep him from becoming the head of the Defense Department in the USA, you can expect the rest of the 4 years to be a total loss.
BTW...I just got this in my email:
Just wanted to let you know - today I received my Fiscal Cliff Survival Pack from the White House. It contained a parachute, an 'Obama Hope & Change' bumper sticker, a 'Bush's Fault' poster, a 'Blame Boehner' poster, a 'Tax the Rich' poster, an application for unemployment, an application for food stamps, a prayer rug, a letter of assignation of debt to my grandchildren and a machine to blow smoke up my ass. All directions were in Spanish. Keep an eye out. Yours should arrive soon.