Obama Wins: John Boehner Admits Republicans Don’t Have The Votes To Stop Iran Deal


Speaker of the House John Boehner is privately admitting that Republicans don’t have the votes to stop President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.

Bloomberg View reported:

The top-ranking Republican in Congress privately acknowledged this weekend that his party doesn’t have enough votes to overcome a veto of any resolution disapproving the nuclear-weapons deal President Barack Obama hopes to reach with Iran.

Speaking at an off-the-record event Saturday at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s meeting in Las Vegas, House Speaker John Boehner told the audience that he didn’t expect that more than two-thirds of Congress would vote to overturn a veto from Obama if Congress voted against a nuclear deal, according to four people who were inside the room for the private talk.

All of the angst over President Obama agreeing to a sign a bill that gave Congress the ability to vote on the Iran deal was for nothing.

It turns out that President Obama didn’t cave or yield. President Obama knew that he had the votes in Congress to sustain his veto of any Congressional resolution that disapproves of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program.


Sure, Congress will get to voice their feelings, but their feelings won’t change the final outcome.

Boehner and McConnell dug their own grave when they made the Iran nuclear deal a partisan issue.

Speaker Boehner salted the Earth when he disrespected President Obama by ignoring protocol before he invited Netanyahu to address Congress. Mitch McConnell added to the damage by signing and supporting the infamous letter that 47 Republican senators sent to the Iranian government.

The fate of any deal on Iran’s nuclear program may have to go through to Congress, but President Obama has the votes to make sure that Republicans can’t kill the deal. Boehner and McConnell set themselves up for defeat by trying to sabotage President Obama on foreign policy.

There was no way that enough Democrats would go against their President to kill a deal with Iran. Republicans made two big mistakes.

Boehner and McConnell made the issue partisan, and they supported leaving the military option on the table. The discussion became about diplomacy or war, and when Democrats were left with that choice, a path to peace was the most logical option.

John Boehner is already admitting defeat as President Obama is on the cusp of achieving a historic deal to make the world a safer place. A successful deal to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon will add another accomplishment to a presidency that has been loaded with achievements.

19 Replies to “Obama Wins: John Boehner Admits Republicans Don’t Have The Votes To Stop Iran Deal”

  1. The headline states that Obama wins, when actually the entire world wins this one. The American people and and the rest of the world don’t want a war with Iran. The only people that want this war are scumbag war profiteers and the puppets they’ve purchased in congress.

  2. They couldn’t kill the deal anyway – it is not a treaty per se and Congressional approval or disapproval has no bearing on it. And if they HAD killed it, Russia, China, France, Germany, and the UK would have written us off.

  3. Do Boehner, McConnell, and their cohorts enjoy receiving a beat down every other week from the President? Sure looks like it.

  4. IIRC, it was Boehner who complained that Obama is an anti-war President. To me, that is one of the highest compliments a President can receive.

  5. So the President out-maneuvered the GOP yet again. If they weren’t so inherently evil, I might feel sorry for them. But since they have not lifted a finger to help anyone but themselves and the 1% for the past two decades, meh! They got what they had coming to them…more defeats. Get used to it boys. The avalanche of 2016 is at the top of the mountain.

  6. Iran has been chanting death to America since operation Ajax in 1953 when the United States overthrew the Iranian government and installed the SHAH untill the ShaH was overthrown Iran was one of the United states best allies in the middle east,, The nuclear program of Iran was launched in the 1950s with the help of the United States as part of the Atoms for Peace program. The participation of the United States and Western European governments in Iran’s nuclear program continued until the 1979 Iranian Revolution that toppled the Shah of Iran
    Iran never has and now do not have nuke weapons,,never have, They do not possess the technology, to build nuke weapons and they do not posses the material to build a nuke weapon,,,,Are you worried the Iran NAVY will attack?
    It is LIERS THAT PUPOSELY CONFUSE America,,THERE IS NO NUCLEAR WEAPON DEAL WITH ANYBODY,,, Iran wants Power for their homes and to run the country,,,,and JACKASSES like him try to make it something it is not
    Obama is workin…

  7. While this is excellent news for those of us that support a diplomatic solution, it’s important to remember that this is not an agreement between President Obama (or even the U.S.) and Iran. The U.S. is only one of 6 countries negotiating with Iran. The group of countries known as the P5+1 is negotiating with Iran. It’s even more ridiculous that boehner and mcdonnell would attempt to thwart the will of some of our most important allies in this effort.

  8. To the “thumbs down” folks here. You’re obviously entitled your opinions, yet I must ask: what serious, legitimate concern do you have about this issue? It sure seems like conservative hatred for this president is blinding you from the facts.

  9. The senate Iran’s resolution bill is coming for a full senate vote and the radid members are still trying to sabotage the Iran nuclear agreement by trying to attach poison pills amendment on to the bill: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/26/senate-iran-nuclear-deal-_n_7148592.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

    Now AIPAC is backing Pres Obama against Pro-Israel repulicans:

    Sec. Kerry is meeting with FM Zarif before NPT summit at the UN today: https://twitter.com/marieharf/status/592791002320130048
    Also, with Japan Def. Ministers: https://twitter.com/JohnKerry/status/592736309510328322

    The Pope and the catholic bishops and nuns back president: http://thinkprogress.org/world/2015/04/14/3647086/catholic-bishops-nuns-voice-support-obamas-iran-deal-ask-congress-back-off/


  10. Any competent leader takes note of their capabilities before entering into a fray.

    Then there are the Republicans…

  11. mwh, you are absolutely correct! But the imbeciles think that this is just a President Obama decision…talk about dumb and uninformed.

  12. It seems that neither Boehner nor McConnell can count. It takes a two-thirds vote in each house to override a presidential veto and the votes just aren’t there. They thought that having a majority in both houses of Congress would allow them to push their agenda through without problems. It won’t. It’s time for them to invest in some good calculators and brush up on their math skills. I have already told every fundraiser who has called me on behalf of the dems that if they don’t support the president on this and other issues I consider important, they can forget about getting any money from me. I plan to reward the dems who back the president with nice donations, but I will not donate to the DSCC, the DNC or the DCCC. I have not given them one penny, and I won’t until they find the courage to do what most dems want them to do on this Iran deal. I’ve donated quite a lot of money since 2008, but I’ve recently closed the tap since they can’t seem to find their backbones.

  13. Ditto to your comment. In fact, many dittos!

    I was ready to post the exact words but you said it so well!

    If I may add, this incompetent Congress has no business interfering.

  14. I’m not sure if Boehner and McConnell enjoy the beat down they regularly receive from our President but I sure do!!

  15. I do hope you aren’t seriously expecting a thoughtful reply to that question. You would be seriously disappointed. You are more likely to get something on the order of “because the President is a Mooslim, Commie, Jew-hater that wants to take our guns and make us all get gay-married. Herp-derp!” Don’t hold your breath for something more intelligent than that.

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