Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I Did Not Expect the Iran Agreement To Happen THIS Quickly

Wow!  I though we might be in a for a few moments of discussion about the Agreement between Iran and the 5+ powers (China, France, England, Germany, Russia and the US).  You know, maybe what the details are.  But Bebe Netanyahu's pre-election trip to the US Congress had sealed this into a Republican v. Democratic issue before it was delivered.
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Republican's attacked the agreement before the details were released.  Democrats weren't much better,  usually either attacking it or supporting it without reading it.
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Oh well.  Given the way the agreement was set up, that means it will pass.  Republicans will need 2/3 of both houses to derail it.
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By making it about Obama, instead of actually arguing the terms of the agreement, then they have put Democrats - even those who might have otherwise voted against it - in the position of default supporting the agreement.  A few might vote with the Republicans.
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Actually my guess is MANY Democrats will vote against this treaty.  Many who have large jewish constituencies or are in a tight election race.  In fact, probably almost enough to overturn it.
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And the theater goes on.
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It is a bit ironic that Bebe, in throwing his little hissy fit - and the Republicans, in their pathological desire to embarrass President Obama, conspired to show their distain early in the process.  Which actually sealed the result they were opposed to.
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Who over-played their hand?

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