47 GOP Senators Send Open Letter To Iran, Warning They Can Undo Any Deal Made With Obama

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47 GOP Senators signed an open letter to Iran’s leaders, warning them that Republicans were prepared to undermine any nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the United States. The letter was the brainchild of freshman Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) also signed the letter. The letter basically argues that Iran should not trust any agreement with the United States because that deal could be undone at any time.

The letter concludes with the warning:

…we will consider any agreement regarding your nuclear-weapons program that is not approved by the Congress as nothing more than an executive agreement between President Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei. The next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of an agreement at any time.

We hope this letter enriches your knowledge of our constitutional system and promotes mutual understanding and clarity as nuclear negotiations progress.

Incidentally, the Republican Senators who drafted the letter could afford to brush up on their knowledge of our constitutional system, since the letter states that ”the Senate must ratify [a treaty] by a two-thirds vote.” Actually, as the U.S. Senate website clearly spells out, “the Senate does not ratify treaties. Instead, the Senate takes up a resolution of ratification, by which the Senate formally gives its advice and consent, empowering the president to proceed with ratification”.

The GOP’s shaky grasp of the Senate’s advise and consent role is concerning enough, but the larger issue is the rather blatant effort to undermine the President’s negotiations with Iran. What the Republican Senators are doing would be analogous to Democrats in 1982 sending an open letter to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to undermine the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) between President Ronald Reagan and the Soviet head of state.

One can only imagine the outrage if then Freshman Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) had drafted such a letter in 1982. That outrage would have been compounded if 40 plus Senate Democrats, including Minority Leader Robert Byrd (WV) and prominent Senators like Ted Kennedy (MA) and Alan Cranston (CA), had signed onto the letter. If they told Gorbachev that any deal he reached with Ronald Reagan could be overturned by the next President or by members of the Senate, conservatives would have called for their expulsion from office. They may even have accused them of committing treason.

The difference is that even as Democrats expressed their opposition to much of Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy, they put country ahead of partisanship when it came to working out a nuclear weapons reduction agreement with the Soviet Union. Therefore, they let Reagan proceed to negotiate with the Soviets, without feeling the need to put up petty partisan roadblocks to the diplomatic process.

In 2015, the opposition party is more interested in scoring political points than in practicing international diplomacy. Only seven Republican Senators put country ahead of party by not signing the letter. Senators Lamar Alexander (TN), Susan Collins (ME), Thad Cochran (MS), Dan Coats (IN), Jeff Flake (AZ), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and Bob Corker (TN) did not sign the letter. The other 47 Republican Senators did.

Those 47 Senators are so intent on undermining the current President that they would rather see him fail than allow the White House to secure an agreement with Iran. Presidential contenders Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio may win the allegiance of anti-Obama voters with this maneuver, but they have also shown by meddling in the diplomatic process, that they are more interested in political posturing, than they are in working for the future safety and security of the American people.

Author’s Correction: The original article incorrectly said Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) did not sign the letter. He did. It also failed to list Thad Cochran (R-MS) as a Senator who did not sign the letter. He did not.

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113 Replies to “47 GOP Senators Send Open Letter To Iran, Warning They Can Undo Any Deal Made With Obama”

  1. Hopefully this will ensure that there will be no more Republican presidents. These people are paving the way for their demise.

  2. That is a clear violation of the Logan Act. Unfortunately, the perpetrators will likely never even be disciplined, let alone prosecuted, because the howlings of the dextrosphere and complicity of the presstitute corps would stir up insurrection, or worse.

  3. I know it will not happen but each and everyone of these quislings should be arrested, tried and whatever god they believe in may he/she have mercy on their souls

  4. Every singe one of these republicans and Speaker Boehner must be prosecuted for violating The Logan Act, and removed from office.

  5. Wow, this is so outrageous. The Republican controlled Senate is so OOC right now with their Obama derangement syndrome. If the Treaty spells out all the terms and they are mutually agreed upon by the negotiating countries, we will just have to wait for the Clinton administration with a Democratically controlled Senate to take up a resolution of ratification, by which the Senate formally gives its advice and consent, empowering the president to proceed with ratification.

    [WINK]

  6. These repubs are unbelievable, they keep pushing the envelope, I don’t think there is anything they would not do at this point. What is next?

    I heard one repub who signed the letter use the lame excuse that it was meant to educate iran as to how our government works, that iran is confused.

    What a load of bs!

  7. Not only are they going after this president, they are also going after 6 other countries who are allies, so if, heaven forbid, the rethugs get in the white house again they will have no allies. Although I do not see how they can cancel any deal that we are only a part of, they cannot for e their will onto the UK, France and Germany and others.

  8. who must initiate these proceedings? It should be number one on any agenda. These rethugs really are beginning to reveal their true nature. That of over throwing an elected (twice) Pres. They should NOT get away with such under handed,even evil actions.
    Please IF IT IS THE JUSTICE DEPT. GET WITH IT! fast, before our nation really becomes they are working for.
    These are the same people who never themselves served in any form for our country, whose children never serve, because they have better things to do….

  9. So basically they’re saying don’t pay the president any mind, deal with us?

    I dont care if you voted for PO or not or even care for for him as a person,you have to admit this is going waaay too far…

    What’s so ironic, is they fail to realize that they’re giving PO more leverage, he could use this and say once in out of office, if a Rep gets in they may not (most likely not)come to the table in good faith…

    These Senators are so smart(only in their little minds) until they are stupid…

  10. Even though there is a mountain of evidence PROVING the traitorous behavior and real treason by the Reich Wing there will never be any hearings or prosecution by this administration. To put them in that place would give legitimacy to their insanity.

  11. The Republicans have hit a new LOw…Down and dirty low. Imagine this s+it ???? Writing to the Iranian Leaders to back out of the deal making with their OWN President!!!! Can you imagine Iranian politicians writing to the President of the United States telling him NOT to deal with their Ayatolah? They would have disappeared before the ink dried. Yet we have these fake ass Americuns advising the Ayatolahs to NOT deal with the President of the USA (I don’t believe they consider him to be THEIR President that’s why they act in this nasty, petty abhorrent manner). When this gets around the world, I can see utter disrespect and contempt for the Republican Party. The world should NOT deal with ANY Republicans in the future. They are a nasty lot. Depraved and backstabbing not to be trusted vermin.

  12. The list of signees is the list every Sunday political show uses to book their “guests” Anyone willing to undermine the sitting President, is fawned over every Sunday. The Koch brothers must have these bought and paid for clowns convinced that the next election will be rigged in their favor. EVERYONE had better get out and vote to prevent these traitors from keeping their cushy jobs. John McCain has reduced himself to a laughing stock. He has no honor whatsoever.

  13. 18 US Code § 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.
    Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. Contact the White House and demand these republicans be prosecuted. http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

  14. Even though what they’ve done is arguably treason, and could put the whole country in jeopardy, they will not be prosecuted. The most fitting response by the administration would be 47 knocks on 47 doors at 2 in the morning by some very scary men in black. But we don’t do that here. Yet. Do we?

  15. Republicans are a very hateful group of slugs. As many human beings that have fought and died for us to have equal rights in this country. Since Jan 20th 2009, there’s been one thing or another the republican collective complains and lie about President Obama. Just for being black. It sure as hell didn’t have anything to do with the content of his character. And yes, Sedition & treason comes to mind.

  16. No wonder Obama can’t trust those suckers.

    So they are playing dirty (as usual):

    Inviting Netanyahu behind the President’s back. And now this….. Those scoundrels are in in for a very long fall, when the treaty making deal is a done deal at a 92% success rate. What then you 47 pricks? What will your tunes be? Oh we know….it will be “Why didn’t he get a 100% deal?”

  17. I find it funny that wingnuts jumped all over a fake scandal regarding emails but not one has chimed in about his blatant disregard of the Constitution. Fake ass Americans if you ask me

  18. I know Iran laugh in their damn face. How you going to educate us, when you don’t know how your own government worked, And you a senator. F**kin racist idiot.

  19. and again I ask, where are the Senate Democrats? Why are they not standing with the President on this? Why are they not telling America that this is not how the Constitution is written? the Senate DOES not ratify at treaty. They only advise. But I can hear Fox now saying this is how it should be since the President will not declare war as Yahoo wants.

  20. I cannot believe that there are at least 47 United States Senators that belong to the Republican party that cannot understand the phrase, “Advise and Consent” Are more likely they are just ignoring the limits of their authority that the U.S. Constitution gives them. If these negotiation fall apart with Iran partly because of their actions and we in up putting boots on the ground! Those 47 Senator’s that sign this open letter to Iran, their own children and grand children should be the first ones to go fight!!!

  21. I am so sick & tired of these MOFO’s and they all should be held accountable for ignoring the laws of this land and something must be done,the American Taliban is not too big to jail and this must be stopped because when Bonehead made the first move by violating the Logan Laws & now the rest of them think they have the leeway now. Boehner is the Felonist-IN-Chief and should be wearing that matching orange jump suit now.

  22. Well, it’s time to start shaming these 47 senators for putting their political beliefs before our country’s safety.

    You live in a state where they’re from? Make sure they hear about this and let them know that what they’re doing is so wrong on very many levels.

    Will they ever get prosecuted for these crimes? No… but at least we, as people, can carry out the sentence from the Court of Public Opinion and that sentence is to be thrown out on their sorry asses in 2016!

  23. Everyone in America should be outraged these Benedict Arnolds would undermine the President of the United States in such a treasonous manner.

    I refuse to believe America has sunk this low.

    We need paper trail of votes for everyone coming out of the booth.

  24. Hilarious comments I have to say! Did anyone actually read the letter? All it does is inform Iran of how our constitution works and tells them without congressional approval future presidents don’t have to abide by it.

    The treason comments was hysterical! So now disagreeing with the president and demanding the constitution be followed is treason.

  25. I know you failed civics being homeschooled and all but that is not what the Constitution says

    The letter states that “the Senate must ratify [a treaty] by a two-thirds vote.” But as the Senate’s own web page makes clear: “The Senate does not ratify treaties. Instead, the Senate takes up a resolution of ratification, by which the Senate formally gives its advice and consent, empowering the president to proceed with ratification

    Or, as this outstanding 2001 CRS Report on the Senate’s role in treaty-making states (at 117): “It is the President who negotiates and ultimately ratifies treaties for the United States, but only if the Senate in the intervening period gives its advice and consent.” Ratification is the formal act of the nation’s consent to be bound by the treaty on the international plane. Senate consent is a necessary but not sufficient condition of treaty ratification for the United States. As the CRS Report notes: “When a treaty to which the Senate has advised and consented … is returned to the President,” he may “simply decide not to ratify the treaty.”
    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CPRT-106SPRT66922/pdf/CPRT-106SPRT66922.pdf

    If I was you I would be quiet go back to the little kids table because grown ups are talking

  26. Let’s be clear – the Logan Act as been the law in this country for over two hundred years and for good reason. Let’s take a look at what it says word for word, shall we?

    § 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments. Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

    In other words, the 47 Republicans who signed this letter are guilty of criminal conduct. By the book, each and every one SHOULD be charged with a felony, impeached, prosecuted and subsequently fined or incarcerate…

  27. oui exacte.est après quoi d autre? pas de nouveaux ici .ce que je vois que la politic de la maison blanche va bien stratégiquement dans ce sujets .mes la question .est ce que va convaincue ou non?
    puisque y a des volontés en golfe qui prisé
    américa .
    1/l islamique state .est américa cherche une grands force pour effacé ISIS .est aussi iran commandé une grands surface en golfes .la maison blanche voire que il a aucun chance son iran pour gardés son service au golfe est c est pas seulement en golfe mes dans toute le monde islamique .est aussi les classique partenaire comme l arabi saoudi est l égypte est les autre arabe faible maintenant a cause de le coups militaire en égypte est la question de la liby est syria .alors ici obama ne donne pas a cette négociation nucléaireun grands chose .puisque iran il a le droits de produire son énergies de cette matières au valeur de le régime internationales .mes la grande question qui reste déposé est ce que iran capable de ?

  28. I am quite sure you have something to say but believe it or not Americans are stupid and we only speak English, sometimes.

  29. Why do you say that ? All Obama did was continue the U.S. involvement in the multi national P5+1 talks with Iran. Talks that began in 2006 under Bush. If you believe these negotiations are treason under Obama’s presidency. Then why wasn’t it reason under Bush’s ? Why do republicans keep insisting that these negotiations are between only the U.S. and Iran ? Why do they refuse to acknowledge all of the sanctions imposed by Obama via executive order and by congress which brought Iran back to the table to talk ? It’s not as though he removed Iran from the list of nations that sponsor terrorism like Bush did with N. Korea. BTW, how did that work out for us….?

  30. The letter is flat out silly, as I am pretty sure the Iranian government doesn’t need a lecture by US Senators about how American government works, especially since the Senators actually got the details wrong anyway.

    I wouldn’t go so far as to call the act of writing the letter an act of treason, but it is an attempt to undermine agreements being made between two governments…something the GOP probably would have called treason, if Democrats had done the same thing with the START talks between Reagan and Gorbachev in the 80s.

  31. “Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”

  32. Time to fill up 50 of those GITMO cells they love so well. Start with these 47 and add BAINer, Scalise and McCarthy.

  33. … and since the President is representing the people, they are going after the national security interest of the whole nation. Reckless. Nothing short of reckless.
    It shows how much they want war with Iran.

  34. Rob Portman of Ohio did sign the letter contrary to what this story said. His is one of the few signatures that is readable.

  35. Can any 1 of those who are disagreeing explain exactly why you are disagreeing?

    )We have 3 branches of government.

    )The constitution is very clear on this subject

  36. To anyone who clicks “No Way”, explain how this is NOT treason. It is a clear violation of the law. Not liking Obama is not a good enough reason for supporting criminals who have betrayed the nation.

  37. It’s French and my translator says:

    yes exacte.est then to another? no new .this here I see that the politic of the White House is well strategically in this subject .my question .is that will believe or not?
    since there has wills gulf popular
    américa.
    the Islamic state .is américa looking for a large force to ISIS .is also deleted iran ordered a large surface gulfs .the White House even as he has no luck kept his iran for his service to the Gulf c is not only in my Gulf throughout the Islamic world as .is classic partner as saoudi arabi is another weak Egypt is the Arab now because of military coups in Egypt is the question of liby .then here is syria obama does not have this negotiation nucléaireun .Since great thing iran has the rights to produce the energies of this material in value of the international regime .mes the big question that remains is what iran filed able to?

  38. Great read, thanks so much for posting it! Don’t you find it amazing that we are hearing more rationality out of IRAN than we are from our own Republican Party? It sickens me that these traitors did this in the first place…I am just glad that Iran and their negotiators see it for what it is…a partisan ploy to undermine the authority of the President!

  39. Yup! Damn right it is. I just wrote to both CA Senators and my representative asking them to take action to make sure that these idiots feel the fullest consequences possible. It’s totally shameful.

  40. Foreign Minister Zarif added that “I should bring one important point to the attention of the authors and that is, the world is not the United States, and the conduct of inter-state relations is governed by international law, and not by US domestic law.

  41. The 47 republicans (KKK) shows how to affect change in this country without having to attire white hoods. Now all they have to do is get elected to public office, become police men, judges, lawyers and doctors. Akin to child molesters becoming priest. Hide your true opinions and behavior until you have placed yourself in power to enact change or take advantage of minorities and children as in both case. It kind of ironic that the number 47 has raised its ugly head again after the 47% comment Romney made several years ago. The country needs to call these guys out and make sure that they are eliminated from office the next time they run for office. The sad thing about all this that black folks understand and see what is happening. Rather it’s their value system or lack of education whites seems unable to see through it. As Albert Einstein stated years ago in so many words ” racism is a white people disease” hell, they did not want to hear the truth from their iconic intellectual.

  42. and what did Obama do that is treasonous? Being president while black? You do know Fox news is a cult, right? There are all sorts of dumbass right wingers would jump from tall buildings if Fox told them to.

  43. “I wish to enlighten the authors that if the next administration revokes any agreement with ‘the stroke of a pen,’ as they boast, it will have simply committed a blatant violation of international law.” He emphasized that if the current negotiation with P5+1 [Britain, China, France, Germany Russia and the United States] result in a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, it will not be a bilateral agreement between Iran and the US, but rather one that will be concluded with the participation of five other countries, including all permanent members of the Security Council, and will also be endorsed by a Security Council resolution.

  44. Of course, this assumes the GOP is ever in power again after 2016, something that is becoming increasingly doubtful as their true, racist, neo-Confederate secessionist colors show

  45. YOU! Yes YOU! are the traitor A-Hole. Having those thought about our President ….WHEN he HAS NOT DONE ANYTHING close to being a traitor to the country as your f-ing Traitorous Republicans have shown to the World and our country! The NERVE of those so called PATRIOTS TO WRITE LETTERS TO THE OPPOSITION, WARNING THEM OF OUR TACTICS is a new LOW for you Republicans. Unheard of! The Administration is figuring out ways and means to halt Iranian march towards the Nuclear acquisition or capability to centrifuge Nuclear reactors into Bombs and you A-holes try to stop our President from THAT! ??? WTF! IF it were some warmongering Republican President doing the same (and White) You and your traitors would be glorifying his moves. But, just because the President’s name is Barack, you find it not legit. Why? Don’t answer A-whole we know why. BTW Netanyahu Knows that he can “manipulate” the Koch sukkking Republicans his way. Crying Wolf gets him more Military spending $$$$$ from US!

  46. Yes, the President is treasonous because he puts America first and tries to make the world (and therefore America) a more safe and peaceful place, whereas the republicans (according to you idiots) are the REAL patriots because you never miss an opportunity to knife your own country in the back. You throw tantrums when he shows another world leader respect, then you turn around and throw MORE tantrums because he won’t grovel at the feet of whatever foreign leader you have a crush on this week. Undermining and running down your country at every opportunity is NOT patriotism, no matter how much you scream that it is. The whole world sees you America-hating morons for exactly what you are. You are DISGUSTING.

  47. I would just love if the Iranians wrote back to these 47 Traitors:
    “Your letter is an embarassment to you and your ignorant understanding of the codes governing International law as it pertains to negotiations and implementation of treaties. First, the United States is NOT the only participatory in these negotiations with us 5 members of the Permanent council of the United Natios + one: Germany are in negotiations. Therefore, your condescending letter is an affront to THEIR efforts in this undertakin. So, I must irrespectfuly tell ‘yall: STFU and leave us alone to get this deal going with YOUR PRESIDENT OBAMA and his diplomats, Mr. Kerry is speaking and dealing in the United States efforts. You, are all interferring in this process for Stupid political theater and moreover, embarrasing the United States President, who we know you HATE. But just the same you are not speaking for the US at this time in this underhanded manner. Get lost, to use a term you guys ought to heed. Got i…

  48. It would appear that it is you who has not read “the letter”. It is also clear the 47 gop traitors have never read the Constitution. Or if they have they have no understanding of what is written.

    Also obvious is you lack an understanding of what the Constitution says.

    I read not only the gop letter but also the response from Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif. The Iranian PM schooled the republicans on what the U.S. Constitution says.

    I doubt that you are aware that many of those in the Iranian leadership were EDUCATED in this country and are more knowledgeable that the 47 traitors.

    Stop embarrassing yourself and check for facts before speaking. Ignorance is not attractive.

  49. Thanks for the crooks and liars list. Note that Mr. Brekhus’s report says Rob Portman did not sign, but his signature is clearly there.

    I haven’t figured out who the actual non-traitorous seventh senator is…

  50. This IS the law. The 47 Senators broke it. They are now criminals of the highest order.

    It is NOT up to the president per se to punish them. That is NOT the function of the Executive Branch, but an investigation should ensue.

    And this from the party that declared in 2011 that they would read the relevant portions of the Constitution on EVERY bill brought before them. That lasted less than one week because they discovered the Constitution is NOT on their side. This proves they have absolutely no respect for the laws of this nation or the Constitutional separation of powers.

  51. Traitorous. These 47 Republicans are fools and Iran’s Foreign Minister schooled them on their own Constitution as well as international law. This is what the Republican Party has become, a group of fools and traitors.

  52. You do realize Obama is negotiating with a State Sponsor of Terrorism don’t you.Iran has said it would nuke Israel as soon as it gets the bomb.The sanctions were working until Obama lifted them.This President should be impeached and then tried for treason!!!

  53. You know what you are an idiot. The supreme leader who BTW calls the shots has said it is against Islamic law to own nuclear weapons. Iran: Religious decree against nuclear weapons is binding http://www.cbsnews.com/news/iran-religious-decree-against-nuclear-weapons-is-binding/ How was the sanctions working when they went from 160 centrifuges to over 5000? You are one stupid MOFO

    I would like too add sanctions worked so well that Dick Cheney was doing business with them
    Cheney Pushed for More Trade With Iran
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/2004/10/09/cheney-pushed-for-more-trade-with-iran/

  54. Let’s see, who was the country that hid nuclear weapons from the inspectors in the 60’s – surely it could not have been Israel.
    I cannot help but feel that this letter from the repugs was done for Netanyahu.

  55. It’s hard to imagine the frustration of these Republican senators, who feel compelled to explain how our Constitution works to leaders of Iran.
    They’ve given up on trying to explain it to our own president; they know that’s an effort in futility. If He doesn’t like the law, He just ignores it.

    …and stifle the condescending lesson about the difference between “ratifying” and “a resolution of ratification.” The Iranians don’t need to go to law school to understand that there is no effective difference.

  56. No, your support of partisans who put their parties and ideologies is treason. As a nine-year veteran of this man’s Army, people like you disgust the fuck out of me.

  57. every single person who sogned that letter should be terminated effective immediately without comensation benefits.
    inexcusable.

  58. I couldn’t have said it better finally someone who says something that makes sense, while these So called Republicans and their actions are criminal, this is treason and they should go to prison that way we can replace those dumb bastards who care nothing about this country.

  59. Phil, you are an idiot. See how easy it is to sling an insult.

    Post something relevant or go back to red state and join your fellow neanderthals.

  60. Republican Butthurt knows no end. Now it’s apparently legal for Republicans to commit TREASON and get away with it.

  61. I am so sad and disappointed in the republican congress of the United States of America. I am not surprised, just so profoundly scared and worried about these kind of people. I have a beautiful multi-race family and we are all true Americans by birth. Speaker Boehner, and his republican KKK members have set a racist tone towards President Obama…right after the election they promised the American people, by any means necessary (outside of shooting or lynching President Obama) they would do everything and anything to see that nothing gets done for the American people. Speaker Boehner and his powerful Klan members have signed a deal with the devil…these republicans are just as evil,treacherous,and violent as ISIS) they can not be trusted (TREASON!) violators of allegiance! My father always told me that you can not trust the “gringo”, my grandfather told me that “white man speaks with fork tongue” We all know, the GOP represents perfidious liars, thieves and murderers. GOD HELP US!

  62. Good catch, Ted. Yes, Rob Portman’s name is there clear as day. Apparently Thad Cochran (R-MS) is the 7th Senator who did not sign the letter. I have made the correction to the article and added a correction note at the bottom. Thank you for pointing out the error. We try to be accurate here, but obviously I goofed there.

  63. Thank you. Yes, instead of Rob Portman (R-OH) the 7th Senator who did not sign the letter should be listed as Thad Cochran (R-MS). I have noted the error and made the correction to the text. I regret the error, and I apologize to Thad Cochran for including his name on this list of scoundrels. I apologize to the people of Ohio for inadvertently accusing Rob Portman of doing the right thing. He didn’t. I’ll send a check to Ted Strickland for Senate, to make up for the error :-).

  64. 47 racists… and not one of you able to come up with a single idea except to throw your country aside.Your hatred of President Obama is so great that you are willing to hurt our nation and it’s people with your silly games. Like a 2 year old that doesn’t get their way at the party… No alternative to the AHA, no ideas on Israel (except to undermine the President of this great nation)and not a single original thought or willingness to be productive on Iran. I cannot try you in a court of law, but I can guarantee you that any opponent that any of you have in future elections will receive monetary and social posting support from me.I will speak as loud as I possible can, from as many forums as are available to me, to do all that I can to insure that you never step foot in the halls of our great institutions again. Every one of you 47 are traitors and should be treated as such.

  65. The consent of Congress is NOT needed for an international agreement among nations, especially the Permanent Members of the UN Security Council.

    This is NOT a treaty between the U.S. and Iran! Read what the Iranian Prime Minister replied to our juvenile delinquents in Senate.

  66. I would suggest you read the answer the Iranian Prime Minister wrote back to these ignoramuses. The link is right here on this site.

    I commend the Prime Minister – who was educated in the U.S. – for knowing more about our laws than you or those 47 lunatics.

  67. Not to worry. The right wing traitors were taken to task and humiliated by the Iranian response. Did you know that the Iranian team has more graduate degrees from the USA than all those 47 nincompoops put together? Clearly, the educated Persians know more about the US government and the US Constitution than those fools who signed the treasonous letter.

  68. Open Letter to the Republican Party

    Death to America! Death to America! Death to America!
    Do anybody remembers this chant?
    We heard this chant in the 1980.
    The chant was made famous by the supports of the Mullahs of Iran.
    The Mullahs wanted to bring down the Great Satan,
    As the US was referred to by the Islamic Nation of Iran.

    Death to Iran! Death to Iran! Death to Iran!
    Bomb Iran! Bomb Iran! Bomb Iran!
    We hear this chant today.
    And this chant is coming out of the Republican Party,
    The same Party which sent a letter to the Mullahs of Iran,
    Advising Iran not to deal with our own President Obama!

    Is this the Republican Party’s agenda for the future of the US?

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