Update: Petition to have GOP senators jailed for sending letter to Iran draws more than 140,000 signatures. The totalitarian Obama Left has nothing but coercion and threats against free speech to offer.
The last sentence of our last article said it all. If you are on a hunt for traitors, the White House of Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett is a good place to start.
A good place to start if you are on a traitor hunt is Obama policies. Obama policies appear to be designed to provide sufficient time and sufficient cover for Jarrett’s country of descent to acquire nuclear weapons and missiles equipped with nuclear weapons sufficient to destroy Israel and achieve hegemony over the Middle East.
Recently, 47 Republican senators concerned about Obama’s treacherous policies on Iran sent a letter to Iran. These Republican senators are rationally concerned about Barack Obama’s attempts to circumvent congress and the constitutional requirement that congress approve all treaties between this nation and foreign powers.
This letter has led to charges on Twitter and some of the nation’s Big Media publications that the 47 Republicans exercising their rights and prerogatives are #47Traitors. Even Hillary yesterday threw some red meat to the ravenous dogs of Big Media with an ill-advised condemnation of the 47 courageous and correct Republican letter writing senators.
Immediately after Republicans won the 2014 congressional elections (and state, local, elections too) we asked for only one thing from the newly empowered Republicans:
The Republican soon-to-be-majority in the U.S. Senate along with their fortified army in the House of Representatives must make it their top priority to defeat this Barack Obama fifth column move to assure that Iran acquire nuclear weapons.
Republicans in the House and Senate should move to defund any and all activities in the State Department, White House, Pentagon, in any and all agencies that plot to negotiate with Iran in any way without notification to the American Congress and approval by the Congress.
Barack Obama would threaten to veto, then veto, any such law passed by Congress. But we believe that even prominent Obama Dimocrats such as Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Robert Menendez would bolster Republicans and vote to override an Obama veto. Robert Menendez seeks to stop the threat to American security of a nuclear Iran:
Vindictive Charges Against Menendez Stink Of Chicago Politics
Politics: Sen. Bob Menendez has wallowed in New Jersey’s Democratic political swamp for years. So it’s peculiar for the Justice Department to ready corruption charges right after he dissents with Obama’s policies.
Just who do these people think they are fooling?
As word leaked of coming corruption charges against Menendez — supposedly for using his Senate office to advance the business interests of a Democratic donor in exchange for gifts — the mind turns to the same sort of allegations against Democrat Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, New York Democrats Charles Rangel and Charles Schumer, and the husband of House Democratic Minority Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
None of those political animals is facing charges, nor do they have any fear of it.
Why? Because, it seems, they toe the party line. [snip]
The one Democrat who dared stand up to President Obama on his atrocious cave-in deal with Iran, as well as his no-preconditions diplomatic relations with Cuba and his abuse of Israel, suddenly faces corruption charges.
Washington insiders say that the plan against Menendez is to get him removed as the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where, knowing foreign policy, he has had no choice but to oppose the president’s policies that run counter to U.S. interests — even as the president fantasizes about getting another Nobel Peace prize or a Nixon-In-China place in history.
Muscling a critic like this smacks of Stalin-style show trials, where offenders suddenly fall from favor to become nonpersons. It smacks of Argentina’s Medici-politics of silencing its president’s prosecutor.
And going after Menendez is little more than dirty Chicago-style politics that’s so obvious to everyone it stinks.
Menendez is finding out that Obama’s initials are not “B.O.” for nothing. Obama stinks. Obama policies stink. So we applaud those who stand up forthrightly to oppose stinky Obama’s treacherous policies.
The writer and leader of the 47 courageous senators, Iraq War veteran Tom Cotton, wrote about the letter in USAToday today:
The critical role of Congress in the adoption of international agreements was clearly laid out by our Founding Fathers in our Constitution. And it’s a principle upon which Democrats and Republicans have largely agreed.
In fact, then-Sen. Joe Biden once reflected on this very topic, writing that “the president and the Senate are partners in the process by which the United States enters into, and adheres to, international obligations.”
It’s not often I agree with former senator and now Vice President Biden, but his words here are clear. The Senate must approve any deal President Obama negotiates with Iran by a two-thirds majority vote.
Anything less will not be considered a binding agreement when President Obama’s term expires in two years. This is true of any agreement, but in particular with the nuclear deal President Obama intends to strike with Iran.
Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, the Obama administration has so far completely bypassed Congress in its negotiations with Iran.
The administration cares little about what will win congressional approval — only complete nuclear disarmament — and more about just reaching some sort of deal.
Regrettably, it appears the deal President Obama is negotiating with Iran will not be a good one. In fact, if reports are correct, it will be a bad one that will ultimately allow Iran to continue its nuclear program and ultimately develop a nuclear weapon.
That is why this week, I, along with 46 of my fellow senators, wrote Iranian leaders to inform them of the role Congress plays in approving their agreement. Our goal is simple: to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Barack Obama wants to circumvent the Constitution. These Republican senators want to obey the supreme law of the land, the Constitution. Today, these Republican senators might have won.
Even John Kerry says the Iran deal is not legally binding
Credit Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) for raising the issue. Without a letter reminding the White House, Congress and the American people that a deal must be approved by the Senate in order to be binding, we might never have learned from Secretary of State John Kerry that “we are not negotiating a legally binding plan.” Oh, really? [snip]
What then do the Iranians think they are getting? No wonder the White House threw a fit. Cotton, as he did in an op-ed today, is reminding everyone of a simple fact: The deal goes away when Obama leaves office. [snip]
This has several ramifications. First, it becomes the main issue for the 2016 campaign. Every candidate will have to signal whether they will walk away from any deal. George W. Bush walked away from the nonbinding deal with North Korea, and the next president can do the same with regard to a faulty Iran deal. Do Democrats want to run defending an Iran deal with a 1- year sunset? Good grief. Not even Bill Clinton could do that. Over 80 percent of Americans oppose just such a deal.
Second, the Iranians cannot be sure they are getting more than a couple of years of sanctions relief; that may be all they want and enough to break the back of sanctions in Europe and elsewhere. But without Congress — just like Cotton said — they don’t get rid of sanctions.
Third, Congress should rethink its strategy. If it wants to leave the bulk of sanctions in place, it need do nothing more. If it wants to increase sanctions, as the Menendez-Kirk legislation envisions, lawmakers need to make certain they have enough votes to override a veto. And as for an up-or-down vote, Congress can certainly deliver a sense-of-Congress resolution — which is not subject to a veto — but it can simply hang tight, see what happens in 2016 and refuse to abandon sanctions.
This is a pretty huge deal and should cause some serious rethinking about what the administration is doing. If all it can promise is, in effect, disruption of the sanctions regime during the lame-duck president’s remaining time in office, his conduct may undercut future presidents’ leverage. Is this just about getting a piece of paper as a legacy and leaving others to deal with the mess? It sure looks that way.
Obama wants a trip to Iran to sign an agreement. Valerie Jarrett can’t wait to visit home.
The Botox must have Kerry befuddled. Kerry thinks that an “executive-to-executive agreement” somehow will lift sanctions on Iran even though only Congress can lift the Iran sanctions. Here’s Kerry under the influence of Botox:
“When it says that Congress could actually modify the terms of an agreement at any time is flat wrong. You don’t have the right to modify an agreement reached executive to executive between leaders of a country,” Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which does not include Senator Tom Cotton, the Republican from Arkansas who wrote the letter.
Kerry thinks Obama is a Mullah able to rule a free people via diktat. Uh, no. The Botox is intoxicating Kerry into thinking he is a pretty cheerleader in High School able to do as he pleases:
The Obama administration won’t submit any deal limiting Iran’s nuclear ambitions to Congress for approval because it won’t be legally binding, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.
“We’ve been clear from the beginning we’re not negotiating a legally binding plan. We’re negotiating a plan that will have a capacity for enforcement,” he told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. [snip]
As he spoke, committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who did not sign the letter but is a sponsor of legislation to require approval of any deal, cut him off.
Corker later noted that as a senator, Kerry had demanded congressional approval of a proposed agreement with Iraq on the status of U.S. troops there.
Corker popped Kerry a good one. Tom Cotton’s Twitter response to Kerry‘s crackpot tale? “Important question: if deal with Iran is not legally binding, then what’s to keep Iran from breaking said deal and developing a bomb?”
Bibi Netanyahu was right.