Forty-seven United States Senators did what desperately needed to be done.
They sent a letter to the hardline Islamic radicals who run Iran -- and let's not fool ourselves, the only difference between Iranian hardliners and Iranian moderates involves beard length -- informing them that the deal they are about to cut with Obama is simply not going to be approved by the Senate. The White House went into internet-troll mode, which seems to be its default position these days:
“I think it’s somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress wanting to make common cause with the hard-liners in Iran,” President Obama said a few hours after the letter was made public. “It’s an unusual coalition.”
Joe Biden took precious time off from groping women guest to render his judgment:
Vice President Biden blasted the letter as “beneath the dignity of an institution I revere.”
“In 36 years in the United States Senate, I cannot recall another instance in which Senators wrote directly to advise another country — much less a longtime foreign adversary — that the President does not have the constitutional authority to reach a meaningful understanding with them,” Biden said in a statement.
Biden, is an idiot. Not only does he assume the Iranians are as stupid as he is, he elides over the history of Democrat senators in undercutting Republican presidents on foreign policy. The difference was that at least the GOP senators who signed the letter believed in the veracity of their position. Democrats, like Ted Kennedy's notorious pandering to the Soviet Union, simply do it to fire up the anti-American faction of their base and to make mischief.
With the White House's instigation, the left went bat***t crazy. Howard Dean, the left's answer to [mc_name name='Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)' chamber='senate' mcid='P000603' ] when it comes to keeping a base of loonies agitated, declared that the action "borders on treason." The faux outrage perked down to even what passes for journalism in some parts of America:
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 10, 2015
Bloomberg even went as far as to write a non-ironic, serious story titled Did 47 U.S. Senators Just Commit Treason By Attempting to Sabotage Iran Deal? (The genius who penned this concluded the answer was "no"... apparently it is in that Constitution thingy that right wingers are always blathering on about.)
[mc_name name='Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR)' chamber='house' mcid='C001095' ]'s letter is right on the mark. The Obama administration has decided that Iran, on the State Department's list of state sponsors of terror, is a strategic partner in the Middle East. It its benighted view, giving the Iranians a nuke is the way to achieve this end. Make no mistake about it the negotiations being undertaken by the Obama regime are nothing short of capitulation (read more on the negotiations here | here) The terms allow Iran to retain and expand its ability to enrich uranium and puts Iran on a guaranteed path to acquiring a nuclear weapon.
Obama has carried out these negotiations without consulting the Congress. It hasn't even consulted our regional allies-- the Saudis are no more happy about a Shia regime having a nuke than Israel is about Islamic radicals possessing one. In one fell swoop, the Obama regime has tossed out the entire notion of nuclear non-proliferation and has become an active partner in giving one to Iran.