Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Only Alternative to Iranian Agreement is WAR, and the GOP Loves That Prospect

If bombs could spell "PEACE" the GOP would love that, too

Words of Wisdom from a Man Who Knew too Much

GOP yearning for the "good old days" sequel

If GOP Stops Agreement: "The DAY AFTER," Finis

Reality is about to sink in big time: Either we stop the spread of nuclear weapons and the spread of them in the Middle East with what I think is a decent agreement, or suffer the only consequence of no agreement: more war in that region. In short: there is no middle ground on this point.

The ugly nasty reality of GOP politics about to set in - a few samples with my special labeling, which I stand firmly behind: 

Sen. Marco "Dufus" Rubio (R-FL_:  “President Obama has consistently negotiated from a position of weakness, giving concession after concession to a regime that has American blood on its hands, holds Americans hostage, and has consistently violated every agreement it ever signed." One of his support groups released an Ad trashing the deal, saying:  “Congress can stop it,” the ad from the Conservative Solutions Project goes. “Marco Rubio is leading the fight… Tell your senators to join Marco Rubio and defeat Obama’s deal with Iran.”

Possibly the "Worse" Bush of all time:  Former Gov. JEB Bush (R-FL) outlined his objections in a separate statement. “This isn’t diplomacy – it is appeasement."

Businessman and Latino Divider Donald T-Rump (R-NY):  “You know the Iranians are going to cheat. They’re great negotiators and you know they’re going to cheat.”

Gov. Crispy "Bridgegate" Christie (R-NJ): “He should have walked away." Further urging Congress to reject the agreement.

The Canadian Sen. TED Cruz "Missile" (R-TX):  He called the deal “...a fundamental betrayal of the security of the United States and of our closest allies, first and foremost Israel.”

RNC Chair, Rinse Priebus (no, not the Toyota) (R-USA):  “This deal would not have happened without Hillary Clinton, who as Secretary of State, put things in motion. She owes America an explanation: Why did she support negotiations that empowered Iran, and what would she do to prevent Iran from ever getting a nuclear weapon?”

Gov. Piyush "Bobby is his Reel name" Jindal (R-LA): “While Secretary Clinton has been the architect of President Obama’s foreign policy, she can do the right thing and prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and oppose this deal.”  

Sen. Rand "Really Dumb Ass" Paul (R-KY) in a tweet: “The deal is bad because: (1) sanctions relief precedes evidence of compliance, (2) Iran is left with significant nuclear capacity, and (3) it also lifts the ban on selling advanced weapons to Iran. Better to keep the interim agreement in place instead of accepting a bad deal.”

The Koch bros fav: Gov. Scott "Anti-Everything" Walker (R-WI): He called the deal “...one of America’s worst diplomatic failures" and called on Clinton and Republican candidates to follow his lead, saying further: “Looking ahead, we need to terminate the bad deal with Iran on the very first day in office, put in place crippling economic sanctions and convince our allies to do exactly the same thing.”

Former Gov. Huck Mikeabee (R-AR) also a tweet: “I will stand with Israel and keep all options on the table, including military force, to topple the terrorist Iranian regime.”

Sen. Mitch “We need more campaign money, not less” McConnell (R-KY) “The deal appears to further the flawed elements of April’s interim agreement because the Obama administration approached these talks from a flawed perspective: reaching the best deal acceptable to Iran, rather than actually advancing our national goal of ending Iran’s nuclear program.”

Sen. Bob “Corkscrew” Corker (R-TN):  “I begin with skepticism because two years ago we had a roguish country with a boot on its neck and we went from dismantling their [nuclear] program to managing their proliferation.”

Carly “Almost Ruined HP” Fiorina (R-CA): “Iran has demonstrated bad behavior and we know they have been trying to cheat on this deal.”

However, here is this level-headed GOPer, seen with a sign at rally. His name is Jacob Heilbrunn, who later said: “It would be a profound mistake for the GOP to conclude that it can profit politically by bashing the deal during the 2016 presidential campaign. It won’t. Instead, the party would seem a fortiori to be stuck in even more of a time warp.”

Actually Huckabee is closer to what I say the GOP seeks: Get rid of Obama, put a GOPer in the W/H and then crank up the old war machine and "go git em." 

I seriously wonder: Will Huck's two sons enlist? Will Romney's sons time join? How about Walker's two sons, or Jeb's two sons, and all the others screeching the same tune?

This might well be the GOP 2016 campaign rally cry and logo for their convention in Cleveland in July 2016:

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