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Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe opposes Republican nominee Chuck Hagel because he's... Republican.

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In an interview with WABC's Aaron Klein, Republican Senator James Inhofe voiced his opposition to Chuck Hagel as President Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense. Why is he so against a fellow Republican? Well, duh! Because Hagel's a fellow Republican.

If that's not typical GOP "logic" I don't know what is.

Via BuzzFeed:

"I like Chuck Hagel ..." Inhofe said. "But philosophically he is right along with Obama and I can see Obama saying, 'Well here is a conservative Republican former senator who agrees with me on all this so this is bipartisan.' Well I don't want that label of bipartisanship to follow on all of his policy toward North Korea, Syria, Iran and even Egypt. So I am very much concerned about giving him that added impetus to do the things that I think are destroying America."

So bipartisanship-- Obama wanting to work with a Republican, nominating a Republican to a position of power-- would destroy America. Got it.

Who's on first with title

 

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LIVE VIDEO FEED: TORNADO EMERGENCY- Twisters damage homes, toss cars in Oklahoma

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UPDATE: If you would like to help with the relief effort, you can donate to the Red Cross here or AmeriCares here. CNN has more about ways you can help.

Those are Missouri links, but I'm sure they'll point you to updates for Oklahoma.

Here is what's happening right now in Sen. Jim Inhofe's home state of Oklahoma (h/t: @bijoudesigncom ):

Watch live streaming video from twci at livestream.com

You can find more info here at CNN.

More live feed here.

If that tornado doesn't convince Inhofe, a huge climate change denier-- as you can see in this video of a few years ago-- then nothing will:

Forget it. Nothing will.

H/t: Hugh Kaufman

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Kagan has her first Senate opponent: Jim Inhofe

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Some people always have to be first in line. They'll cut in front of others, brown nose, who knows what else. But some take being first a little too seriously:

Just as with President Obama's first Supreme Court nominee, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Monday became the first senator to formally oppose the nomination of Elena Kagan to the high court.

Taking the lead on some things is unnecessary. Premature initiation:

"[I]t is concerning that the President has placed such trust in a nominee that has not been properly vetted through a judicial career, having worked mostly in academia and never before as a judge.

"While her service as the Dean of Harvard Law School is an impressive credential, decisions she made in that role demonstrated poor judgment. While there, she banned the U.S. military from recruiting on campus, an issue very important to me. She took the issue even further when she joined with other law school officials in a lawsuit to overturn the Solomon Amendment, which was adopted by Congress to ensure that schools could not deny military recruiters access to college campuses.  [...]

"I am also concerned about the seeming contempt she has demonstrated in her comments about the Senate confirmation process as well as her lack of impartiality when it comes to those who disagree with her position."

Poorly vetted, never been a judge, academia, blahblahblah. She's clearly not qualified. Neither was Sotomayor. Scalia, on the other hand... What a pro.

Oooo, I wonder if he's worried about Kagan's being a "practicing homosexual" too... or as he might say, a wise lesbiana woman.

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