The Daily Beast has the article Republicans Admit: That Iran Letter Was a Dumb Idea.
But even among Republicans whose offices have signed the letter, there is some trepidation that the Iran letter injects partisanship into the Iran negotiations, shifting the narrative from the content of the deal to whether Republicans are unfairly trying to undercut the president.
Gee, do ya think the letter injects partisanship? How much trepidation will they feel when they realize that they might be facing 3 years in prison?
Republican aides were taken aback by what they thought was a light-hearted attempt to signal to Iran and the public that Congress should have a role in the ongoing nuclear discussions. Two GOP aides separately described their letter as a “cheeky” reminder of the Congressional branch’s prerogatives.
“The administration has no sense of humor when it comes to how weakly they have been handling these negotiations,” said a top GOP Senate aide.
No, I have no sense of humor when it comes to negotiating about nuclear weapons and war in the Middle East. Maybe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should use as a defense that we just have no sense of humor about terrorist acts.
The Republicans and these stupid aides would be better off shutting the ef up and going back to their little hidey holes until the FBI comes a-knocking.
These Republicans call other people names, but they are dumber than a door post.
March 10, 2015
I forgot to add this quote from the article.
Supporters of the White House’s ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program pushed back hard against the letter, with some even citing a law written in the 18th century (and not applied since 1803) to say that the senators engaged in illegal conduct by communicating with a foreign government to undermine the U.S. government’s foreign policy.
Is the Daily Beast out of its mind? Are they somehow trying to subtly justify what the Republicans did by saying how old the law is and how long it has been since their has been an application? Maybe there hasn’t been a good example against which to apply the law since 1803 because there hasn’t been anyone since then who was so stupid as to break the law so blatantly. At least when Ronald Reagan broke the law, and kept the Iran hostages in captivity longer than they would have been held otherwise, he tried to keep it secret from the American public. These modern Republicans haven’t got the sense that a President with incipient Alzheimer’s disease had.
These are the people that some in our country want to trust to have their fingers on the nuclear button. What will it take for people to realize how dangerous these Republicans are? This is no game. These are life and death decisions.