Barack Obama doubled down on his vile comments comparing the GOP to the hardliners in Iran. He would never use that language against the Ayatollah who really is our enemy – he treats the GOP like the enemy. In a surprise move, Chuck Schumer and Eliot Engel have said they will not vote for the Nuclear deal but at the same time, they will not attempt to sway votes. Is he like an Iran hardliner also?
A summary of his impressive press release can be found at the end of the article.
Barack Obama has diplomats from China and Russia – our arch enemies – lobbying Congress to pass the Iran deal. Foreign Policy Magazine reported that they came to allay fears and answer questions but they are obviously assuming the role of lobbyists.
Top diplomats from Russia and China joined a rare meeting of world powers’ envoys on Capitol Hill this week with roughly 30 Senate Democrats to tamp down concerns over the nuclear agreement.
These people are our enemies. Perhaps that’s why it’s being kept quiet. Where’s the media?
Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, lobbying Congress
The Democrats don’t care what Republicans have to say but they will listen to Sergey Kislyak who attended the meeting.
Chuck Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, has announced that he will vote against the Iran deal.
Listen to Barack Obama tell us what he thinks of GOP who vote against the Iran deal. Obviously Schumer isn’t presenting any leadership and must be like the hardliners in Iran.
It’s a surprise move by Schumer but the word is out that he won’t attempt to sway anyone’s opinion. The other New York senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, has said she will vote for it, perhaps that was part of a deal.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel is also voting against it. He’s like the hardliners in Iran also.
Rep. Engel, hardliner
Schumer can’t vote for the deal and risk the wrath of many New York Jews who really don’t like it. A rally against the deal in New York City at the end of July drew more than 12,000.
Schumer issued a press release listing his reasons.
Schumer wrote about the deal as if it was a close call and bloviated about the great achievement of Barack Obama and Secretary Kerry, but he did detail real problems with the deal.
“He found three things that caused him to reach his decision: nuclear restrictions on Iran in the first ten years, nuclear restrictions on Iran after ten years, and non-nuclear components and consequences of a deal,” Schumer wrote.
“In each case I have asked: are we better off with the agreement or without it?”
The inspections, Schumer admitted, are not “anywhere, anytime” and the 24-day delay is “troubling.”
“More troubling” is the fact the U.S. cannot demand inspections unilaterally, Schumer continued.
Getting the votes to inspect will be near-impossible.
Secondly, Schumer noticed that at the end of the deal, Iran will be “as close” or “closer” to possessing a nuclear deal with far more financial resources.
Finally, the “freed-up funds” can be used to “build an ICBM.
Schumer might pay a price. The far, far, far left group MoveOn is planning to withhold $10 million in campaign funds from Democrats who don’t vote for the deal.