March 9, 2015 9:00 am -


I am once again shocked, but not surprised, at the lengths Republicans will go to to undermine the President of the United States while he is conducting negotiations with the government of a foreign country. Bloomberg News reports on an open letter signed by 47 Republicans warning Iran that whatever they negotiate with President Obama can…


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

46 responses to Republicans Undermine U.S.-Iran Negotiations With Open Letter

  1. William March 9th, 2015 at 9:22 am

    They were too busy writing a letter to go to Selma. Well, a traitors work is never done.

  2. edmeyer_able March 9th, 2015 at 9:38 am

    It’s been their agenda from day one to subvert Obama’s every step until a Republican sits in the oval office this should come as no surprise to anyone. They’re now calling for troops to re-enter Iraq in a combat role rather than merely train.

    • regressive whitetrash GOP scum March 9th, 2015 at 10:47 am

      why did U remove my posts?

      • edmeyer_able March 9th, 2015 at 2:34 pm

        The fact that you followed me here should be a clue.

        • regressive whitetrash GOP scum March 10th, 2015 at 1:34 am

          actually I have been in this thread/blog as long as you and saw your name,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I ‘follow’ no one—————– funny: Im a liberal centrist progressive and your inept a$$ didn’t realize this. Funny; eh?

    • William March 9th, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Exactly, and if they can’t find enough support for their treason inside the country, the GOP will happily go outside the nation.

    • Zara March 11th, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      Oh look, an Obama excuse pushing gun grabber with no facts and a Bigot to boot!

  3. regressive whitetrash GOP scum March 9th, 2015 at 10:47 am

    here is a regressive republican with his financial handler

  4. Foundryman March 9th, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Yet turn on cable news and all you hear is Hillary emails…..

    They have so much money behind them, they have no reason to worry about getting elected, they can sabotage and destroy the country with impunity..

    • Scopedog March 9th, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Yeah–and we aid and abet by not voting because we want to “send a message” and “both parties are the same”.

  5. OldLefty March 9th, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    ” with President Obama can be undone in two years by the next President, who they presume will side with them.”


    If history is any guide, in two years, (when the majority of voters turnout) when Obama is gone, most Republicans will be as well.

    It is truly disgraceful how much contempt they show for these United States when they are not 100% in charge of it.

    Showing once again, that almost EVERYTHING the right accuses it’s opponents of is actually true of them tenfold.

    That’s why David Frum said, “Republicans have been Fleeced, Exploited And Lied To’ by a Conservative Entertainment Complex”.

    Frum called, the Conservative Entertainment

  6. fahvel March 9th, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    it’s a list of psychopaths – what kind of people do guys elect? They seem to not have the remotest care about national or international relations.

  7. Bunya March 9th, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    …and Mark Kirk’s supposed to be the smart one. I know he’s a republican, but he’s supposed to be a moderate with a good head on his shoulders. I’d never thought he’d stoop so low as to kiss Bibi’s ass. He’d be the last person I’d think was a war monger. I was very, very wrong.

    • Foundryman March 9th, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      That what they said about Ohio’s Rob Portman too…..
      turns out he’s just another bagger. Like all of them.

  8. StoneyCurtisll March 9th, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    basically what we have here is a letter to Iran from the GOP telling them that any agreement they come to with the five nations they are negotiating with over their nuclear energy program is meaningless…
    Imagine if Iranian leaders sent the same letter to the nations they are currently negotiating with.

  9. William March 9th, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    It’s time the Dems convened a few hearings of their own.

    • Pick6 March 9th, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Long past time.

    • John Tarter March 9th, 2015 at 11:53 pm

      It’s the Dept. of State that is guilty of sedition and treason. All those leftists in it hate this nation and have undermined it for years.

      • William March 9th, 2015 at 11:58 pm

        Better read it again Skippy.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum March 10th, 2015 at 1:28 am

        here is john tarter ( below; with his financial handler)

      • jasperjava March 10th, 2015 at 1:41 am

        You sound like Joe McCarthy.

        And the sad part is that you probably take that as a compliment.

        I’m just glad that people like you are dying off. There are fewer and fewer of your ilk with every passing year. Good riddance.

  10. Pick6 March 9th, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Not to be outdone by their counterparts in the House with the Netanyahu spectacle, Senate Rs do this. And, why not? In the past 6+ years, Rs have broken every unwritten “golden rule” of patriotism touted by Rs during the last administration, and they’ve done so with impunity. Why? Because elected Ds and other D so-called leaders permit it, often invite it, with their silence and cowardice. Congressional Ds have not had the President’s back – ever. Where’s the DNC in all of this? I would never give a pass to anyone who doesn’t vote, but with the current leaders/members inaction on every front except to try to raise $$$, should they expect to inspire anything but apathy, and even contempt?

    I’ve reached my personal limit. I’d never vote R, but I cannot in good conscience give another penny to the DNC. Individual candidates, yes. The organization that is supposed to be helping candidates that share my values get elected and reelected but does nothing to support the President who embodies those same values, no. I’m done.

    If these Netanyahu related stunts don’t bring Ds screaming to their senses, what the hell will? They ceded every inch of ground they had on the evening of 11/4/08 to the right – allowed Fox, et al, to set and drive national political discourse, allowed Congressional Rs to maintain legislative gridlock, and have cowered defensively under the pressure of Rs instead of touting the administration accomplishments often and at high volume. If I had my way, every elected D would be inundated with emails and phone calls telling them that it’s long past time for them to put up and defend our President and our values, or shut up about wanting my money and vote.

  11. Roctuna March 9th, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Imagine if Birch Bayh, Ted Kennedy, George McGovern, Edmund Muskie, Walter Mondale and other leading Dem senators had sent such a letter to the Soviets during nuclear arms reduction talks? Nixon and his culture warriors would have been screaming treason from the rooftops and rightly so.

    Not only that, but it seems our pack of constitutional scholars also misrepresented their constitutional responsibilities

    What a disgusting bunch of so-called “patriots”. Nothing but a bunch of self-serving bigots with power far beyond their intellectual capacities.

  12. Pick6 March 9th, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I just submitted a scathing email to the DNC. Next will follow similar emails to my Senator and Congressional Ds “leaders”. This stunt jumped over the shark of Netanyahu’s speech. Too much for me to take sitting down.

  13. not_buying_it March 9th, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Petition: File charges against the 47 U.S. Senators in violation of The Logan Act in attempting to undermine a nuclear agreement…

    • John Tarter March 9th, 2015 at 11:52 pm

      In the last nuclear agreement the Senate voted on the treaty. Why won’t the President allow the same thing this time? But the Repubs are right on this one. Just like an Executive Order can be overturned by a new President, so can this Executive Agreement. This would be a deal between Obama and the mullah’s – nothing more, nothing less.

      • tiredoftea March 10th, 2015 at 2:32 am

        There is no treaty with Iran, at this point, idiot.

  14. tracey marie March 9th, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    That is treason, period. These assholes believe a repub will be the next President and that the USA are the only nations involved in the talks…they know better they are pandering to the violent racist and bigots in this country

    • granpa.usthai March 10th, 2015 at 1:23 am

      if a RepubliCON ever gets in the White House again, it will be invalid from the get go –

  15. FatRat March 9th, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    The Grand Ole Party should just change their name to The Legion of Doom.

  16. William March 9th, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    OK, just how screwed up is your party when the Iranians point out that your efforts are unconstitutional?

    • jasperjava March 9th, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      The Iranian leadership sounds more level-headed and sane than the Republican leadership.

      Are conservatives worried about this? They should be.

      • William March 9th, 2015 at 9:45 pm

        Exactly. when I read the story, I was shocked. Here the GOP is getting their letter rejected, a scathing response and a lesson in our system of government from of all people, the Iranian foreign minister.
        The Iranian foreign minister seemed genuinely embarrassed for the GOP. How sad is that really?
        A civics lesson and a discussion about diplomatic validity from Iran.
        The Gop traitors are fools but at least they’re OUR fools. Who knew they would go international on us?

  17. Guy Lauten March 9th, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Zarif: The authors may not fully understand that in international law, governments represent the entirety of their respective states, are responsible for the conduct of foreign affairs, are required to fulfill the obligations they undertake with other states and may not invoke their internal law as justification for failure to perform their international obligations.

    • William March 9th, 2015 at 9:29 pm


  18. William March 9th, 2015 at 9:30 pm


    • John Tarter March 9th, 2015 at 11:48 pm

      You are correct in this instance. But we have to go back to the 1980’s when President Reagan was supporting the Contra’s against the Communist Ortega. Democrats like newly elected Sen. John Kerry did something worse and actually went to Nicarauga to negotiate with Ortega and shifty Rep. Jim Wright of Texas did the same. Wouldn’t you also call that an embarrassment to the CIC Reagan?

      • William March 10th, 2015 at 12:06 am

        Wouldn’t you also call that an embarrassment to the CIC Reagan?
        Nope, he was more than capable of humiliating himself.

      • granpa.usthai March 10th, 2015 at 1:20 am

        Secretly running illegal drugs into the USA by using US Military Cargo aircraft for personal profit in order to carry on a secret illegal war against Nicaragua is a bit different than holding open talks with Iran.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum March 10th, 2015 at 1:31 am

        this Reagan?

      • rg9rts March 10th, 2015 at 4:54 am

        By himself or with 95% of the democrats……big difference johnny boy

      • Roctuna March 10th, 2015 at 8:17 am

        Gathering evidence and opening a criminal investigation does not constitute negotiation, except in tea party land.

  19. William March 9th, 2015 at 10:18 pm

  20. granpa.usthai March 10th, 2015 at 1:14 am

    LYING Tommy T. and Richard Burr are from the NC Klan. No reason for Iran to pay them any mind as they LIE to their own people, Veterans and little school children.
    POTUS Obama was elected by the people of the United States of America to represent US in all foreign matters (saves the people from having to constantly travel back and forth) – it’s one reason why he has a luxurious flying palace paid for by the people and senators don’t.
    Fits Him very well, as many people in Southern Asia have remarked how He looks like a King when exiting and entering the USA Flying Palace. I tend to agree.

  21. Kick Frenzy March 10th, 2015 at 2:12 am

    They should be charged with treason and sedition.

    I’m also surprised to see McCain on that list.
    With all of his military experience, you’d think he would know enough not to sign that thing.

  22. rg9rts March 10th, 2015 at 4:53 am

    They still don’t get it do they??? You would think that when the have their own tactics to block and obfuscate their pet legislation, they would realize that if there is a gopee pres he will NEVER see a treaty approved either..