The latest non-partisan Pew Poll shows that public support for the Iran nuke deal has fallen to 21 percent. Nevertheless, the president and his spineless sycophants in the Senate and House have begun their victory dance. The fix is in! Who cares what the people say?
Though the spineless Republicans control both the House and Senate, they are apparently permitting the equally unprincipled Democrats to block action to vote on a resolution to oppose the deal.
Memo to Republicans: Are you so weak in parliamentary management that you can’t get a vote to the Senate floor? The Democrats leverage their people with threats. Are you so toothless that you can’t apply some pressure back? You’re the MAJORITY! Your supporters gave you the power.USE IT!
Although the deal limits proliferation of conventional weapons for five years, Iran President Hassan Rouhani has publicly proclaimed that they will buy weapons any time they want to. And now that he’ll have $100-billion in new money, he’ll be able to arm Hamas, Hezbollah, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad much more heavily than ever before.
Meanwhile his boss, Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran, has hailed and supported the chants “Death to America! Death to Israel!” Of course Secretary of State John Kerry has testified that “they don’t really mean they want to kill us.” With all due respect, Mr. Secretary, just how stupid do you think we are?
A question for both parties: How many Israeli’s have to die from terrorist weapons before you take some responsibility? How many thousands of Syrians have to flee to Europe and eventually to the US before you realize you armed the world’s worst leaders through your feckless partisan gamesmanship.
But who is ultimately to blame for this sorry situation? WE ARE! We elected a president who wants to be seen as “transformative,” and handles foreign affairs like college campus sophist. We’ve continued to re-elect a cadre of mediocre lawyers to represent us in the congress, expecting them to choose principled positions over pressures from party leaders and lobbyists. That’s on us, folks!
As a registered independent voter, I regret having trusted many of the people I have supported at the polls. After watching them sell America and Israel out to Iran for partisan power, I will NEVER AGAIN vote for any of them.
Every voter in America should take a close look at the people we have expected to lead. We should punish them in future elections, and never let them off the hook again.
And we should tell them NOW! Continue to support this destructive deal, and you will be history!
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