The media is obsessed with Donald Trump and Clinton’s emails while President Obama has been quietly piling up wins over Republicans while not getting the credit that he deserves.
Democratic Sen. Bob Casey is the latest Democrat to stand with the President and move Democrats closer to victory on the Iran deal.
In a statement Sen. Casey (D-PA) said:
The vote I will cast with regard to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a vote of great consequence and complexity. In order to make this important decision, I have done the following: reviewed the JCPOA thoroughly; consulted with experts on Iran’s program, the nuclear fuel cycle, diplomacy, national security, non-proliferation and other subject areas; read numerous analyses and critiques of the JCPOA; received classified and non-classified briefings; listened to my constituents; and spoken to current and former Senators, staff, Ambassadors and U.S. government officials, past and present. In all, since April, I have had more than 40 such engagements, briefings and discussions. To make an informed, reasoned decision on this matter, it is my obligation to consider and assess more than the four corners of the JCPOA. I have considered the impact of the JCPOA on our national security, the security of Israel and the Middle East and the grave question of war and the related issue of deterrence.
After the more than six weeks of intensive review, I have concluded that I will support the JCPOA, vote no on the motion to disapprove and no on a veto override vote if necessary. I firmly believe that effective implementation of the JCPOA, bolstered by other U.S. policies, including a strong deterrence policy of the U.S. and our partners, will be in our national security interest. This agreement will substantially constrain the Iranian nuclear program for its duration, and compared with all realistic alternatives, it is the best option available to us at this time.
For those who are keeping score at home, that is 32 Democrats in favor of the Iran deal and 2 opposed. As Sarah Jones reported, public opinion has shifted towards supporting the deal. Fifty-five percent of respondents in a University of Maryland poll supported approving the deal.
While the media is obsessed with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s emails, President Obama is piling up a dominating foreign policy victory. As has been the pattern for almost all of his presidency, Barack Obama continues to do quietly great things while not getting the credit that he deserves for his accomplishments.
Donald Trump is the shiny object that captivates the press’s toddler like attention span, and Clinton’s emails are the scandal that they desperately wish was real. What President Obama is accomplishing is real history in the making.
The media ignores his achievements, even some of his own supporters seem to take him for granted, but his win on the Iran deal will be a classic of example of an understated president accomplishing great things in the face of unprecedented opposition.