I have neglected to update this blog for some time. But after reading about the Senate GOP’s filibuster of Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary – an unprecedented move by an opposition party – it’s difficult not to comment. The only term that can describe this move is obstructionism, plain and simple. There is no justification for an opposition party to hold up the nomination of a Defense Secretary while the nation is at war. It undermines the President’s ability to protect the nation and carry out his duties as Commander-in-Chief. If the Republicans wanted to choose the members of the President’s cabinet, then they should have waged a better presidential campaign for Mitt Romney.