Slate's Fred Kaplan offers the only needed words on today's nomination. "The Real Reason Republicans Hate Hagel"? They hate Obama. They hate Obama's foreign policy and they hate Obama. They hate Obama's intent to cut military spending and they hate Obama. They hate Obama's Iran policy and they hate Obama. They hate Obama's Israel policy and they hate Obama and they hate Obama's multilateralism and, oh, incidentally, they hate Obama.
Republicans ... hate ... Obama. No news there, but that's all one needs to know about Republican hysteria over today's nomination--over yesterday's fiscal cliff, over tomorrow's debt ceiling, and so on and so on, from healthcare to climate change. Republicans just can't hate Obama enough.