July 14, 2015 10:36 pm -

It’s shocking that Republicans, particularly those running for president, have terrible things to say about the nuclear deal with Iran. Not.  Ignored in much of this is that it’s not just the United States; it’s seven nations and the European Union. We’ll be a laughingstock if we’re the one country that gets in the way.

Each campaign has emailed reaction. Lindsey Graham spoke on MSNBC.

Mike Huckabee:

Shame on the Obama administration for agreeing to a deal that empowers an evil Iranian regime to carry out its threat to ‘wipe Israel off the map’ and bring ‘death to America.’   John Kerry should have long ago gotten up on his  crutches, walked out of the sham talks, and went straight to Jerusalem to stand next to Benjamin Netanyahu and declared that America will stand with Israel and the other sane governments of the Middle East instead of with the terrorist government of Iran.  As president, I will stand with Israel and keep all options on the table, including military force, to topple the terrorist Iranian regime and defeat the evil forces of radical Islam.”

Marco Rubio:

Based on what we know thus far, I believe that this Iran deal undermines our national security.
Pres Obama has consistently negotiated from a position of weakness, giving concessions to a regime that has American blood on its hands.
This regime holds Americans hostage and has consistently violated every agreement it ever signed.
I expect that a significant majority in Congress will share my skepticism of this agreement and vote it down.

Carly Fiorina:

“Iran has demonstrated bad behavior for 30 years. We know they have been trying to cheat on this deal. We know they have been funding proxies with a strategic objective of destabilizing the region. We know that when sanctions are lifted, they’ll have more money to fund those same proxies.”

Lindsey Graham to Joe Scarborough:

Graham: This is a terrible deal. It’s going to make everything worse, and I really fear that we’ve set in motion a decade of chaos.

SCARBOROUGH: Well, first of all, I just have to say, I don’t think it is a good deal. I don’t know the outlines of the deal yet. I want to read the deal.

GRAHAM: Me, too.

Chris Christie:

“After two years of humiliating concessions by President Obama, he has made his deal with Iran.  He should have walked away. Iran joins the sad list of countries where America’s red lines have been crossed.  The president is playing a dangerous game with our national security, and the deal as structured will lead to a nuclear Iran and, then, a nuclearized Middle East.  The deal threatens Israel, it threatens the United States, and it turns 70 years of nuclear policy on its head.  I urge Republicans and Democrats in Congress to put aside politics and act in the national interest. Vote to disapprove this deal in numbers that will override the President’s threatened veto.”

Scott Walker said it “will be remembered as one of America’s worst diplomatic failures” before the deal was even announced.

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.