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Senate Republicans Do Netanyahu's Bidding; Attempt to Sabotage Iran Deal

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    lonely bird Wrote: Furthermore... Since George W. Bush claimed there was an axis of evil supporting terrorism and that Iran was a part of said axis and that we were involved in a global war on terror it can be construed that we are at war with Iran. And thus the letter by the senators was most assuredly providing aid to the enemy in the form of undercutting the commander-in-chief during said war on terror.
    Lonely--

    It's impossible to convince a far right 'independent' who doesn't watch Fox News or any conservative media, but just happens to repeat their talking points verbatim on a daily basis that they are wrong. I do applaud you for trying though!
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    Since I really can't remember even one and that is the truth, on just who I called on for the their resignation, perhaps you would care to refresh my memory with the dates of the postings and who was it that I was requesting to resign since there were so many according to your response. Again before you go onto one of your terribly boring rants, this is just a question as was my other query regarding Sen. Cotton's note/letter to the Iranian delegation.
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Here here.

    Cotton is a Neanderthal, but we, or should I say most, of us already know that. Cotton and the people who repeat his talking points on a daily basis like to think of Iranian leadership in the same way Bush was able to convince the country of Iraq's leadership. They have to create this image of a third world country who can't add 2 + 2 in order to get the American public on board for yet another war. They are either unaware or intentionally leaving out the fact that many of Iran's leaders went to college here in America and fully comprehend how things work in our country. My main worry is that this intentional lying and misleading worked for the Iraq war. I sure as hell hope we don't have a Déjà vu moment this time around.

    It's easy for Cotton and his friends to attempt to sabotage things, but what do they offer in return? Absolutely nothing. Neither he nor anyone who pushes his daily talking points offer any alternative. All they offer is a path to yet another war for no damn reason at all. But I guess that's the compassionate Christian thing for us to do. It's like Jesus always said to his disciples--tell everyone else in the world that they have to do everything we tell them and go bomb their country to oblivion if they don't.
    Jared -- Yes, I think that many Americans have a very distorted view of Iranians based only what they see on TV. I had the privilege of working with a few Iranian-Americans in my career, and one of them aced the professional engineer's exam when the overall pass rate was about 30 percent. The Iranian nationals I have met are highly intelligent, many with advanced degrees from western universities. The media stereotype of "Islamist Jihadists" serves the ignorant public, especially the Fox News viewers, but with that kind of self serving arrogant mentality it doesn't help in the sensitive nuclear energy negotiations that include European countries, Russia, and China. We can only hope that all the intelligent professionals engaged in these very sensitive negotiations will understand that the Republican buffoons who write that kind of crap should not be taken seriously. President Obama says he is embarrassed by their antics. We should all be embarrassed for America, and any discussion by the Fox News addicts to justify their actions defies reality. There is no justification for writing such a letter and it does border on treason. At the least, they should all be censured for stupidity.
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    Schmidt Wrote:
    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Here here.

    Cotton is a Neanderthal, but we, or should I say most, of us already know that. Cotton and the people who repeat his talking points on a daily basis like to think of Iranian leadership in the same way Bush was able to convince the country of Iraq's leadership. They have to create this image of a third world country who can't add 2 + 2 in order to get the American public on board for yet another war. They are either unaware or intentionally leaving out the fact that many of Iran's leaders went to college here in America and fully comprehend how things work in our country. My main worry is that this intentional lying and misleading worked for the Iraq war. I sure as hell hope we don't have a Déjà vu moment this time around.

    It's easy for Cotton and his friends to attempt to sabotage things, but what do they offer in return? Absolutely nothing. Neither he nor anyone who pushes his daily talking points offer any alternative. All they offer is a path to yet another war for no damn reason at all. But I guess that's the compassionate Christian thing for us to do. It's like Jesus always said to his disciples--tell everyone else in the world that they have to do everything we tell them and go bomb their country to oblivion if they don't.
    Jared -- Yes, I think that many Americans have a very distorted view of Iranians based only what they see on TV. I had the privilege of working with a few Iranian-Americans in my career, and one of them aced the professional engineer's exam when the overall pass rate was about 30 percent. The Iranian nationals I have met are highly intelligent, many with advanced degrees from western universities. The media stereotype of "Islamist Jihadists" serves the ignorant public, especially the Fox News viewers, but with that kind of self serving arrogant mentality it doesn't help in the sensitive nuclear energy negotiations that include European countries, Russia, and China. We can only hope that all the intelligent professionals engaged in these very sensitive negotiations will understand that the Republican buffoons who write that kind of crap should not be taken seriously. President Obama says he is embarrassed by their antics. We should all be embarrassed for America, and any discussion by the Fox News addicts to justify their actions defies reality. There is no justification for writing such a letter and it does border on treason. At the least, they should all be censured for stupidity.
    Sorry Schmidt; I call it "treason" ; also it sets a "trend" if you get away with this; indeed it undermines the whole government and makes it totally "unreliable" for the outside world.
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    Schmidt Wrote: President Obama says he is embarrassed by their antics. We should all be embarrassed for America, and any discussion by the Fox News addicts to justify their actions defies reality. There is no justification for writing such a letter and it does border on treason. At the least, they should all be censured for stupidity.
    Yes, we all should be embarrassed by the Republicans antics. They are so focused on doing everything in their power to make our President fail that they would rather see our country go back to war in yet another non-combatant country that did absolutely nothing to us than give him a 'win' on the international stage. Republicans and 'independents' think that the only way you can negotiate is by telling everyone else in the world what to do and then threaten war if they don't get it. These Republicans and 'independents' obviously don't understand how things work in this world and are still convinced that we can just bomb ourselves out of any problem we come across. How did that work out for us in Iraq? Do they honestly think that invading a country three times the size with a far more advanced military will be easier this time around?
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    The Republican Party's Treasonous and Un-American History
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    wattree.blogspot.com/2015/03/beneath-spineric-l.html
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    Wattre -- Thanks for sharing your blog article. And welcome to the Democratic Hub. I think you'll find many members of this website who agree with you including me. We've written and argued about many of the same subjects that you have covered. I personally have reverted to reading books and articles by psychologists to understand how the Republican brains are wired up...or how much is genetic and how much is life's experiences. One thing for sure, those ordinary blue collar workers who vote Republican are not engaged in any kind of critical thinking. Many are one issue voters but others just wallow in ignorant hate.

    We hope you will share many of your thoughts here. Many of us long time liberal contributors often find ourselves preaching to the choir with the same old songs and our more conservative members are tired of those songs. We need new ideas.
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    I second Schmidt. I thoroughly enjoyed your piece.

    Welcome to the Democratic Hub and we all look forward to hearing more of your opinions on a variety of topics.
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    As Jared indicated earlier, President Obama will appear on Vice News tonight in a prerecorded program. We've only seen a snippet. I also appreciate that Obama is doing interviews with others in the media and not always the mainstream networks. I doubt that he will ever be a guest again on Fox News though.

    USA Today: Obama embarrassed for GOP letter over Iran
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    Schmidt Wrote: As Jared indicated earlier, President Obama will appear on Vice News tonight in a prerecorded program. We've only seen a snippet. I also appreciate that Obama is doing interviews with others in the media and not always the mainstream networks. I doubt that he will ever be a guest again on Fox News though.

    USA Today: Obama embarrassed for GOP letter over Iran
    Schmidt; Somehow this statement shows to the outside world that he (Obama) is not in control; which makes things only worse for any future foreign policies or negotiations. Why have a President, if he has no control over people in his organisation; bussiness works so.
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    Where is Vice News, what network, ?
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    johnnycee Wrote: Where is Vice News, what network, ?
    Vice News Channel
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    Netanyahu faces an election very soon. I hope that he fails miserably. I don't expect him to but I can always hope. His recent clown show was pitiful and disrespectful. That's why I hope the moron is out of a job in a few days.
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    TJ Wrote: Netanyahu faces an election very soon. I hope that he fails miserably. I don't expect him to but I can always hope. His recent clown show was pitiful and disrespectful. That's why I hope the moron is out of a job in a few days.
    Hopefully we will see him kicked out of power tomorrow. That's when Israeli's go to the polls and things look like they are very close. Israel is a nation that is just as divided as America is and there's a very real possibility that Netanyahu's days are numbered. I sure as hell hope they are, but I also wouldn't be surprised if he very narrowly clings on to power by getting just enough seats to build a new governing coalition.

    The opposition seems to be more about 'anything but Netanyahu' instead of having a cohesive strategy to govern the country. As Republicans have shown us time and again--it's easy to be an opposition party, but it's a whole other thing to actually govern the country. I think the opposition would have a much stronger chance if they put forward more of a plan as to how they would govern Israel, but that may not mater in the end if the anti-Netanyahu sentiment is strong enough.

    It's watching elections like these that makes me often wish we had more of a parliamentary system of governance. Different parties have to build a broad coalition instead of having the group think mentality of a two-party system. And then that coalition has the opportunity to govern and get things done. If voters don't agree with those things then another government gets to come in and do something different. It's not the permanent gridlock like you see here in the States.
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    When I saw on the news that he said that if he's elected he doesn't see a Palestinian state in the plans it made me angry. I think the Israeli's are very greedy and would just as soon evict all Palestinians out of the area when as I've said before....my old globe shows the country named Palestine. To think that we give this country such huge financial aid every year...... that's insane and not in line with my choice.