THE BUTLER IS DOING IT
Temecula, CA – The barroom fight has started and now the country is looking like a Warner Bros. western in various places with people being shot down like in the Old West outlaw days. All the while the fingerprint of God is left behind for those who have eyes to see.
Being a Christian activist, I support the system as much as JC supported the moneychangers but there is no denying that Obama is a man of destiny. Like iron and clay, Obama and this country’s innate racism are never going to mix. [?? – Chapter 20, Memoirs]
Barring the miracle of God healing America’s racism or Obama turning white/Caucasian-skinned, the principle put forth in the Bible about a house divided has to come true. Or God is wrong.
‘A letter from Senate Republicans to Iran’s leadership has divided the GOP and forced it to play defense, endangering the party’s chances of passing a new round of sanctions that would kill President Obama’s nuclear talks with Tehran.
The talks have long divided Democrats, and just last month it appeared nearly certain that Republicans would have enough votes in the Senate to override a presidential veto of new sanctions.
That has quickly changed, and the outrage over the letter from 47 Republicans to Tehran is threatening to scuttle Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) hopes of winning Senate approval of two bills that would hem in Obama’s talks with Iran.
The White House on Tuesday seized on the letter for a second day, lashing out at the Republicans who sent it and calling it a “reckless” and “misguided” stunt.
The New York Daily News used the headline “Traitors” with pictures of McConnell, possible GOP presidential candidates Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rand Paul (Ky.), and freshman Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who spearheaded the letter.
The conservative Wall Street Journal’s editorial board also ripped the letter, calling it a “distraction” that let Obama change the subject.
GOP infighting over the letter — seven* Republican senators did not sign it — burst into the open, with several Republicans criticizing their colleagues.
Sens. Dan Coats (Ind.), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Thad Cochran (Miss.) are four Republican senators who didn’t sign the letter. Coats and Murkowski are up for reelection in 2016.
Vice President Biden, a former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations panel, said the letter “threatens to undermine” the president’s ability to negotiate with other countries.
“The senators’ letter, in the guise of a constitutional lesson, ignores two centuries of precedent and threatens to undermine the ability of any future American President, whether Democrat or Republican, to negotiate with other nations on behalf of the United States,” he said in a statement Monday night.
Even former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking at a New York press conference about the controversy over her private email account, sought to hammer the GOP. She said the letter was “out of step with the best traditions of American leadership.”
Racial skeptics of Obama’s diplomacy with Iran exist in both parties, and a number of Democrats hailed a speech last week to Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyah, who argued it would be impossible for Obama to negotiate a good deal with Iran that would keep Israel safe.
Netanyahu’s controversial address appeared to give Republicans some momentum, but Democrats in the Senate quickly balked at a plan by McConnell to hold a procedural vote this week on legislation sponsored by Corker and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) that would require Congress to review a proposed deal with Iran before it could be approved.
Netanyahu, now out of the American press eye, returned to his homeland where thousands demonstrated against him in the street, being so noisy that the peoples of Gaza stopped to listen. You have to wonder if he paused to reflect on how quickly the Dems who cheered him have now turned. Not unlike a Passover week thousands of years ago. People don’t change.
[* - 7 is God’s number; story source Jordain Carney and Kristina Wong]