The email hysteria continued today. First Matt Lauer asked Senator Rand Paul about the Hillary Clinton's email "scandal," and he essentially replied with the usual Randian response, we can't trust her, because she's a Clinton. Paul concluded, Hillary is basically saying,
I didn't do the right thing then, but trust me now."
Okay Rand, we can see clearly you are threatened by Hillary Clinton, but let's get to the real issue: The f$#%king letter! Mercifully, Hillary raised a legitimate concern that the Senators are so anti-Obama that they've become pro-nuclear Iran.
Matt Lauer brings up the "#47Traitors" letter he signed. He asked if he were President Rand Paul, would he like his negotiations undermined by a group of Senators. Generally, we allot either Paul (Rand or Ron) allowance of five minutes, where they seem reasonable, but then, the batsh*t crazy usually comes out. Today it only took two minutes.
"I'm kinda one of the Senators who's in favor of negotiations with Iran, I want there to be a peaceful outcome. But I want to strengthen the president's hand. I want to strengthen his hand by saying, you know what, we've got a lot of hardliners, and we're going to have to get this agreement by Congress and by doing so maybe the president will negotiate a more appropriate deal..."(inaudible)
"You really think by signing that letter you STRENGTHEN the president's hand?"
So Senator Rand Paul, self-certified optometrist and "isolationist" replies,
Well I have also reiterated what the Constitution says, that the powers are separated, and when legislation is passed by Congress. Congress passed most of the sanctions, they can't be taken back without Congress passing new legislation. So I think this is a law no matter whether there is a letter, no matter whether the Corker Bill passes or not, I think the law is that the sanctions can only be removed by Congress and by reiterating that, we send a message that this has got to be a good deal.
Translation: if the President of the United States doesn't do what the current leader of Israel has demanded, we will throw a hissy fit and communicate in an unorthodox and dangerous manner, and we dare you to do something about it.
Unlike me, if I were President, I'd immediately seek a massive censure of the GOP Senator/traitors. Thankfully, our President Obama is a consummate chess player and he's planning his checkmate. We can hope that these clowns are eventually going to face serious consequences for their act of defiance. The world, once again, looks upon the GOP Senate with horror and disgust.
These actions may be seen by allies abroad not just as a gesture of contempt for Obama, but also for the broader P5+1 negotiating group that includes Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China.
I'm sure it's very confusing for our allies that our Congress gave George W. Bush a blank check to conduct two illegal wars, yet they wish to impede the progress of finding a peaceful solution to nuclear armaments in Iran. *Facepalm*