March 10, 2015 7:00 am -

[su_right_ad]With 47 Republican Senators trying to intercede between the Untied States and Iran during sensitive negotiations, it’s head-shaking time.

The White House responded by accusing the Republicans of conspiring with Iranian hardliners, who oppose the delicate negotiations, and suggested that their goal was to push the U.S. into a military conflict.

“I think it’s somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress wanting to make common cause with the hardliners in Iran,” Obama said a few hours after the letter was made public. “It’s an unusual coalition.”

The letter, written by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), suggests that any deal between President Obama and the Iranian leadership would amount to only an “executive agreement” that could undone by Congress or a future president. “The next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time,” the letter states.

The Republican outreach to Tehran’s leaders comes at a critical juncture in the negotiations over the country’s nuclear program. Obama has said that Iran must agree to the outline of an accord by the end of March or further talks would be pointless.



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.

14 responses to ‘Ironic To See [Republicans] Make Common Cause With The Hardliners In Iran’

  1. OldLefty March 10th, 2015 at 7:01 am

    They really are getting to to being mirror images.

  2. jybarz March 10th, 2015 at 7:29 am

    The FKRS are TRAITORS! I bet they will support even the Daesh just to spite President Obama.

  3. Warman1138 March 10th, 2015 at 7:45 am

    In one fell swoop the GOP has undermined over 200 years of political precedent and foreign policy responsibility. It’s bad enough that they have driven this nation into the ground but now they want to run and ruin foreign policy. Amazing what just one person of an ethnic background in the right place at the right time can attract in terms and levels of hostility and ignorance. Racism, prejudice and discrimination abound all because of one single person. President Obama has set a precedent and proven an old but prideful saying….”Anyone can grow up in America and become president”….. and the GOP can’t stand that.

  4. John Tarter March 10th, 2015 at 8:17 am

    As opposed to what, soft liners in Iran? The whole Iranian regime is one in the same – they have been aiding and abetting terrorism for some 30 years now. Several years ago there were student demonstrations in Tehran and Obama was so fearful of insulting the leadership he DID NOT SUPPORT in any way this attempt by the people to reclaim their freedom. Not one word of encouragement, no stirring speeches about the right of all people to live in liberty – nothing!

    • OldLefty March 10th, 2015 at 8:44 am

      As opposed to what, soft liners in Iran?


      These Republicans have no more of an idea who are hardliners in Iran and who are not, than they had about the Sunni v Shia in Iraq when they took over.

      As for the rest…ask yourself why Christians in Lebanon do not share you view of Hezbollah.

      Strange Lebanese Poll has Christians
      Backing Hezbollah

      Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, July 30, 2006, 12:33 AM

      (This is a right wing website that thinks it’s strange because they don’t understand the region and it does not conform with THEIR version of things.)

      Two-thirds of Lebanon’s Christians believe Hezbollah is protecting country
      Published Tuesday, October 21, 2014

      In Hezbollah stronghold, Lebanese Christians find
      respect, stability
      In a Christian home in a Shiite
      suburb of Beirut, images of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah share mantel and
      wall space with the Virgin Mary.

    • jasperjava March 10th, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      Wow. Are you ignorant or what. All Iranians are the same? That’s the ultimate in bigoted thinking.

      As for the student demonstrations, Obama handled that skilfully. He knew that any expressions of support from the United States would backfire on the demonstrators. It was another moment where I was glad that a hot-head like John McCain was not in the Oval Office.

  5. Snick1946 March 10th, 2015 at 9:56 am

    In case anyone hasn’t figured it out, Cotton seems to be a few bricks shy of a load. I thought that about him before he pulled this stunt and now I know he is.

  6. William March 10th, 2015 at 10:10 am

    The Logan act.
    Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both

    • Warman1138 March 10th, 2015 at 11:57 am

      If the roles were reversed there would be a lot of people going to jail quickly amidst the beating of chests and the extolling of patriotic platitudes in great volume and abundance.

  7. Scopedog March 10th, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Yeah, sure….”content of his character” my ass. Nice round of projection, by the way.

  8. tiredoftea March 10th, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Oh,you poor boy. Still won’t accept a twice elected President, ehh? No, it is the color of his skin for you fringe, religious morons who just can’t seem to get that you are the problem in our country. Stop minding other’s business, stop trying to convert the country into a religious state and start to use the other parts of your magical behaviors book to learn about tolerance.

  9. Foundryman March 10th, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    “Head shaking time”??? Hell, it’s face slapping time, there needs to be some buckets of blood dumped on them at every news conference. Cream pies thrown in their faces. They need to be shamed and run out of office.

  10. jasperjava March 10th, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    President Obama has an infinitely better character than all Republican traitors combined.

    “supporting every weird wacko lifestyle choice”. So this is what it’s all about, is it? Your desire that everyone conform to one single way of life. Well, here’s news for you: not everyone is a right-wing fascist white supremacist knuckle-dragging extremist like you. This is a free country and people have the right to live however they want, as long as they aren’t hurting anybody else. You want everyone to be the same: what are you proposing? Genocide of everyone who isn’t exactly like you?

  11. Suzanne McFly March 10th, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    No way, that would contradict the “we love America” crap the repubs have been spewing since 9/11.