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Harry Reid voted to filibuster Chuck Hagel's nomination, then called the Hagel filibuster "one of the saddest spectacles I have witnessed in my twenty-seven years in the Senate." Here's why those two things aren't contradictory.
Senate Republicans don't want to call what they're doing to Chuck Hagel a filibuster. It's really hard to define the word in such a way that it isn't.