It's no secret that the Republican Party and its Fox 'News' mouthpiece are very suspicious of that feckless, Kenyan-Usurping-Muslim-Communist Commander-in-Chief who has garnered an unprecedented diplomatic win with the Iran Deal. By attenuating a potentially adversarial nuclear situation (among other perks), the Obama Administration achieved an unprecedented foreign policy victory.
Let's assume this all happened during a Republican administration, barring their usual warmongering that would preclude any possibility of diplomacy. Had Democrats panned the deal and rooted against the POTUS, the safety and the economic prosperity of the U.S. so openly, they would have been called traitors. Nobody in the mainstream media seems to be calling out the hatriots of the Republican Party for their sedition.
Fox 'News' Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo featured RNC Communications Director and victim of liberal media-bias, Sean Spicer, to discuss the Iran Deal and the recent FBN-GOP Debate.
BARTIROMO: What is the RNC's reaction to this prisoner swap and this Iran Deal which opens up $150 billion for Iran, tomorrow?
SPICER: ....I think the haste to get to a deal and the price that we paid is going to be concerning to a lot of lawmakers, a lot of our candidates running for president. But I don't think, Maria, it's a partisan thing. I think that, you've heard now, over and over again diplomats and scholars expressing deep concern about this
So if their selection of diplomats and 'scholars' are expressing concern, that definitively proves that the whole deal is a travesty? What about real experts and scholars? How about his claim that this was all done in haste? Haste? Here's just a small portion of this 'hasty' timeline.
- April 8, 2009: Following an Iran policy review by the new Obama administration, the United States announces that it would participate fully in the P5+1 talks with Iran, a departure from the previous administration’s policy requiring Iran to meet UN demands first.
- June 24, 2010: Congress adopts the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act; tightening U.S. sanctions against firms investing in Iran’s energy sector, extending those sanctions until 2016, and imposing new sanctions on companies that sell refined petroleum to Iran.
- October 21, 2011: EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, sends a letter to Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili calling for “meaningful discussions on concrete confidence-building steps” to address international concerns about Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
- August 6, 2013: Three days after his inaguration, Iran's President Hasan Rouhani calls for the resumption of serious negotiations with the P5+1 on Iran's nuclear program.
- January 9-10, 2014: Iran and the P5+1 meet for a third time in Geneva to discuss implementation. The parties reach an agreement and return to their respective capitals for approval.
- January 12, 2014: Iran and the P5+1 announce that implementation of the Joint Plan of Action will begin on Jan. 20.
- April 2, 2015: Iran and the P5+1 announce agreement on a general framework that outlines the broad parameters of a nuclear deal. The United States issues a more specific factsheet on the details. Iran and the P5+1 agree to continue meeting to finalize a deal before June 30.
- July 14, 2015: Iran and the P5+1 announce a comprehensive deal. Iran and the IAEA announce a roadmap for the agency's investigation into the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program.
- October 14, 2015: Iran's Guardian Council ratifies the bill approved by the parliament, completing Iran's internal review of the agreement.
And just this Saturday we learned of the swap of some of Iran's political detainees for the five U.S. prisoners in Iran. I think you get the point, generally speaking. But if you listen to Republicans discuss this agreement, it's as if the administration put the whole thing together in a few weeks.
It's also worth noting that lifting sanctions is not the same as an outright gift of $150 billion, but they forget to mention that little detail. Meanwhile, Donald Trump continues to berate the deal, mainly on Twitter, while praising his own negotiating skills, which would have been much more "terrific."
The next topic at hand was the dreadful debate from this past Thursday. Republicans seem to be basking in the afterglow of their latest fact-free, POTUS-bashing contest.
BARTIROMO: What is your takeaway from the debate, Sean? Who won and who lost?
SPICER: I think that the American people won. The viewers won, the Republican activists won. ...It was a very healthy dialogue. I think the people got to learn more about the candidates and how they'd approach the job as President of the United States.
Would it be remiss to assume that the health of the debate is relative to the health of Chris Christie's circulatory system?
Spicer concluded his fallacy-laden appearance with a hefty amount of dire predictions for Hillary Clinton. He cheerfully agrees with those who believe that most of America is Feeling The Bern, while Secretary Clinton is likely going down in flames, to hell with what the polls indicate.
If you listened exclusively to Fox 'News,' Hillary's campaign is on its last legs, she's likely going to prison for various fabrications and fantasies and the Republicans will soundly trounce the 'frontrunner,' Senator Sanders. Spicer is a perfect RNC Communications Director because he epitomizes the deep level of delusion present in his disingenuous political party.