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    Re: Republicans Warn Iran -- and Obama -- That Deal Won't Last

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    here is the text of that letter signed by 47 (of 54) republican senators:

    Text of GOP Senators’ Letter to Iran’s Leaders on Nuclear Talks - Washington Wire - WSJ
    wow... talk about a shot across the bow... jesus.

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    Re: Republicans Warn Iran -- and Obama -- That Deal Won't Last

    Republicans' hatred for this extremely centrist president has reached critical mass. They're willing to conspire with hardline Iranian conservatives to disrupt negotiations for no reason other than to spite Obama. It goes beyond the unwavering allegiance to Israel, or even political positioning. This is the end (?) result of the right-wing echo chamber of hate concerning a black president that has been building for 6 years.

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    Re: Republicans Warn Iran -- and Obama -- That Deal Won't Last

    Obviously the conservative pundits and conservative media outlets and entertainers help get the GOP's message out, and that helps the GOP get votes. But at times they get in the way. I think now it's got to the point that the conservative entertainment media keeps the base agitated all the time, and agitated about every single issue. So it now prohibits the GOP from being a serious political party.
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    Re: Republicans Warn Iran -- and Obama -- That Deal Won't Last

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    here is the text of that letter signed by 47 (of 54) republican senators:

    Text of GOP Senators’ Letter to Iran’s Leaders on Nuclear Talks - Washington Wire - WSJ
    The letter should have been sent to the WH. I find sending it to Iran in very poor taste and would say so regardless of who is in office.

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    Re: Republicans Warn Iran -- and Obama -- That Deal Won't Last

    I don't think the Senate should be sending formal letters to foreign governments. A couple Senators visiting Iran to convey that point is fine, but this wasn't good form.

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    Re: Republicans Warn Iran -- and Obama -- That Deal Won't Last

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Which of course was Netanyahu's point. If Iran won't change then they should never be allowed a nuclear program. Everything we have given Iran at this point (reclaiming frozen assets, etc.) should have been offered as part of a comprehensive set of goals that Iran would need to meet to earn them, not as a gift if they will pretty-please negotiate. As it is we are on pace to give the world's largest sponsor of Terrorism $12 billion just for negotiating. That is certifiably insane.
    Is that foreign aid, to Iran?

    Holy crap. If we're going to pay Iran to not have a nuclear program, then let's make sure they don't.

    Or, maybe quit paying foreign nations that hate the US.
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    Re: Republicans Warn Iran -- and Obama -- That Deal Won't Last

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Is that foreign aid, to Iran?

    Holy crap. If we're going to pay Iran to not have a nuclear program, then let's make sure they don't.

    Or, maybe quit paying foreign nations that hate the US.
    No, it is Iranian assets that were frozen after the US Embassy was over run in 1979. But it sure has all the feel of the US payments to North Korea for not developing a bomb... which they used to develop a bomb.
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    Re: Republicans Warn Iran -- and Obama -- That Deal Won't Last

    Senator Tom Cotton, the author of the letter, a graduate of Harvard Law, apparently has little or no knowledge of the Logan Act. I have never understood that whole "colleges are liberal indoctrination camps" meme when there are so many conservatives with college diplomas - although, as with the good senator from Arkansas, it appears that many of them never bothered to pay attention in the classroom.

    18 U.S. Code § 953 - Private correspondence with foreign governments

    Current through Pub. L. 113-296, except 113-287, 113-291, 113-295. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)

    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.

    This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
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    Looks like the GOPer letter is backfiring in a big way -- http://www.nydailynews.com/news/poli...icle-1.2143825
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    Re: Republicans Warn Iran -- and Obama -- That Deal Won't Last

    The #47Traitors hashtag is presently number 1 on Twitter
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    Re: Republicans Warn Iran -- and Obama -- That Deal Won't Last

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Senator Tom Cotton, the author of the letter, a graduate of Harvard Law, apparently has little or no knowledge of the Logan Act. I have never understood that whole "colleges are liberal indoctrination camps" meme when there are so many conservatives with college diplomas - although, as with the good senator from Arkansas, it appears that many of them never bothered to pay attention in the classroom.



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    Looks like the GOPer letter is backfiring in a big way -- Senate GOP
    You do understand the senate has the authority on foreign policy matters.....or do you think that role should be left to your king?

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