You know things aren’t going well for the quisling left when even Chuckie Schumer jumps ship and abandons Obama over the absurd Iran nuclear deal.
Liberal Democrats have mounted a furious offensive to convince Senate Democrats to oppose legislation the White House warns could kill a nuclear deal with Iran.
In moves that appeared coordinated, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced her opposition to a bill that would give Congress a vote on the emerging deal. Minutes later, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) urged the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to postpone a planned vote next week.
Get out, liberals coordinating to make it appear as if they have strength in numbers? Whoathunkit?
“Diplomacy has taken us to a framework agreement founded on vigilance and enforcement, and these negotiations must be allowed to proceed unencumbered,” Pelosi said in a statement. “Senator Corker’s legislation undermines these international negotiations and represents an unnecessary hurdle to achieving a strong, final agreement.”
The Iranians can barely contain their laughter.
Earlier on Wednesday, a coalition of liberal groups including MoveOn.org Political Action and Democracy for America threatened to retaliate against Democrats who support the review legislation championed by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (D-Tenn.).
The moves appeared to shift calculations on the politics of supporting Corker’s bill.
The measure appeared close to gaining veto-proof support on Monday night after Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) reiterated his support for the bill.
But now several of the bill’s Democratic cosponsors won’t say whether they’ll vote to approve it on Tuesday at a panel markup. They are demanding that Republicans tone down provisions opposed by the White House.
Republicans need to tone it down, but “Death to America.” Meanwhile, as the left tries to rescue the hapless Obama, the Iranians play hardball.
Iran will only sign a final nuclear deal if economic sanctions against the nation are removed on the first day of its implementation, Iran’s President said Thursday.
Six world powers and Iran reached a preliminary deal last week that aims to limit the latter’s nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions.
The United States, however, has stressed that if a final deal is reached with Iran, the removal of any sanctions will come in phases.
But work on the deal isn’t finished.
Weird, it’s almost as if you can’t trust the Iranians to play along and keep their word.