Obama Is Moving To Crush Republican Iran Deal Opponents In The Senate

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The Republican plan to build opposition to the Iran deal has backfired, and with Democratic momentum growing, President Obama is moving to crush the Republican resolution of disapproval in the Senate.

Politico reported, “With momentum moving in Obama’s direction — on Sunday, Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley became the 31st Senate Democrat to endorse the Iran accord — the White House is now openly pushing to crush the resolution in the Senate. The hope is to prevent the resolution from ever reaching the president’s desk, but if it does get through Congress, a veto looks certain to be sustained. Obama needs just three of the 13 undecided Democratic senators remaining to side with him; in the House, he appears to already have the votes to uphold a veto.”

Republicans are privately admitting that they are on the edge of completely losing their ability to block the deal. Politico also reported that Republicans are baffled as to why they have not been able to get any more Democrats to join them in opposing the deal.

Two words explain why Democrats have not joined with Republicans in opposing the deal. — Netanyahu’s speech.

Speaker of the House John Boehner and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s disrespect of President Obama caused a revolt among Congressional Democrats that led to them closing ranks around their president. Boehner and McConnell have tried to use the Iran deal to divide Democrats, but the party has stood with Obama and is poised to stop the resolution of disapproval from making it to the President’s desk.

Obama has the momentum and is on the cusp of handing his Republican critics a humiliating defeat.

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29 Replies to “Obama Is Moving To Crush Republican Iran Deal Opponents In The Senate”

  1. The question for real Americans do you believe in country first or do you cede our national interest to another country

  2. The Iran Nuclear Peace Deal is our chance to be the America we believe in, not the most feared and militarily aggressive country in the world. Not one of the Dems are dealing with the fact that the Pentagon has the biggest scandal ever with losing $8.5 Trillion dollars, enough to feed the world for 10 years and easily pull the 222 million people in the US out of poverty, saving 2 million children globally that are dying every year from hunger related causes. Feed the people instead of feeding the Military War Machine.
    PETITION: Put Congress on Notice to Support Diplomacy Not War with Iran. As a constituent, I am writing to inform you that if you vote against the Iran agreement. http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=11568
    Pentagon biggest US scandal ever with losing $8.5 TRILLION – enough to feed the whole world for 10 years. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/08/19/1413372/-The-Biggest-Scandal-in-US-History-That-We-re-Still-Not-Talking-About?detail=em

  3. The Netanyahu speech was definitely disrespectful, but they’re realizing how ignorant opposition is to this deal. Democrats need to stand with the president, and stop second guessing him. We look foolish to the entire world. Stand with the president, or face the same reality of all those democrats who abandoned him in lasts years midterms!

  4. Why wouldn’t diplomacy be the first resort tried?

    Boehner, Dermer and Netanyahu woke up a complacent towards Israel populace in our country and many, many citizens did not like what they saw. There is no place in foreign relations for Netanyahu’s disrespect and shenanigans. Then smartass Cotton decided, with loser Bill Kristol’s help, I am sure, to send a letter direct to Iran that was disrespectful to them and our President. Yes, I would say the country was appalled at Republican and Israeli interference. So this failure of repugs, on a national stage this time, is most satisfying to us. But most importantly, we along with other world partners, are trying to use diplomacy to help solve a serious issue.

  5. It makes one wonder if the opposition to the Iran Deal is not only about war, but about oil. More oil in the market would result in lower prices and less profit for the oil barons, e.g., Koch who has bought Congress.

  6. “Speaker of the House John Boehner and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s disrespect of President Obama caused a revolt among Congressional Democrats that led to them closing ranks around their president. Boehner and McConnell have tried to use the Iran deal to divide Democrats”

    I was just reading the released State emails. Sid’s assessment of Boehner – a louche and lazy drunk.

  7. We need to have a frank discussion in the country about whether we should allow dual citizens of a foreign country to serve in elected and appointed positions in our government. We have seen by this issue alone that having citizens with an allegiance to a foreign country greater than their loyalty to this country presents a serious problem with our government’s ability to deal with foreign relations. Of the five remaining to commit for or against the Iran agreement, two of the Senators are dual citizens of Israel.

  8. 18 USC § 2384 – Seditious conspiracy

    If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

  9. And don’t forget the “47” who tried to derail the negotiations. With that despicable letter to the Iranians. Originated by Wet behind the ears Tom Cotton and (Most likely co-authored by Netanyahu). Shameful action. They should be called out, time and time again–Shame them.

  10. Innaugaration night 2009 POTUS
    Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan & Kevin McCarthy_conspired/ Plot To Sabotage US Economy with Frank Luntz

    The Guest List:
    Frank Luntz – GOP Minister of Propaganda
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA),
    Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX),
    Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX),
    Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)
    Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA),
    Sen. Jim DeMint (SC-R),
    Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ-R),
    Sen. Tom Coburn (OK-R),
    Sen. John Ensign (NV-R) and
    Sen. Bob Corker (TN-R).
    Non-lawmakers present Newt Gingrich
    18 USC § 2384 – Seditious conspiracy

    If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any pro…

  11. OIL<Yes each member of congress who supported the Keystone pipeline received $250,000.00 each, Its all about Money for the oil, hell with Americas safety

    THU FEB 12, 2015 AT 07:04 AM PST

    Big Oil Gave $250,000 to Each Senator who Voted for Keystone XL
    The oil and gas industry, which stands to benefit from the Keystone XL pipeline, gave $236,544 on average to the senators who voted yes on Keystone, or about 10 times more than the senators who voted no.
    The 36 senators against the pipeline received about $22,882 apiece in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry. There was no data on contributions to House members.

  12. Dual Citizenship;List of Politicians with Israeli Dual Citizenship –
    June 22, 2011 at 4:12am
    Dual Citizenship — Loyal to Whom?

    by Dan Eden Ari Fleischer
    I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby,Michael Chertoff,Richard Perle,Paul Wolfowitz,Douglas Feith,Lawrence Franklin,James Schlesinger,Henry Kissinger,Elliott Abrams,John Bolton,etc
    Vice President Dick Cheney’s ex-Chief of Staff.. Lewis “Scooter” Libby,(why All gung-ho) As chief pro-Israel Jewish advisor to Cheney, it helps explains why Cheney is so gun-ho to invade Iran. Libby is longtime associate of Wolfowitz. Libby was also a lawyer for convicted felon and Israeli spy Marc Rich, whom Clinton pardoned, in his last days as president. Libby was recently found guilty of lying to Federal investigators in the Valerie Plame affair, in which Plame, a covert CIA agent, was exposed for political revenge by the Bush administration following her husband’s revelations about the lies leading to the Iraq War.

  13. I totally aggree with you. Apparently those with dual citizenship with Isreal seem to think it holds some significance to someone other then them! The whole thing stinks. I have dual citizenship. My brothers and sisters and I thought it was a nice way of honoring our parents. My father made it clear our main allegiance should always be to the US, the country of our birth.
    My biggest question is…..whats up with Cotton?

  14. I had to read this twice! “Scooter” Libby…now there’s a name from the past.

    His role in Valerie Plame left a big foot print as to how Cheney’s New World Order was a failed coup. Thank you, Scooter (yes, yes, we all know, you were only “Following ORDERS!”)

    There appears a pattern among despicable, high profile repukes who somehow disappear, go “mute” from time to time and, are obvious missing elements that were once linked to the GOP machine. They seem too quiet, appear removed for long periods of time…like “Scooter”, or the “Rove-Master aka Turd Blossom”…

    I always consider the “quiet ones” as they are ALWAYS the ones who worry me more than any big mouth de jour the GOP or Fox hurls at the masses as a daily distraction.

  15. the problem is all 45 democrat senators are traitors to their oath of office and the United States. Joe Manchin(D) of west Virginia has the highest congressional score based on the constitution at 31% or big F failure. Of the 55 republican senators 22 are traitors with failing scores to include Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell. We the people are rejecting our responsibility given to us as consent of the governed why?

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