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- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Monday he's confident his bill to restrict President Barack Obama's ability to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran can survive a threatened presidential veto.

"Look, I don’t ever want to overcommit and under-deliver,” Corker told reporters Monday evening. “We are moving in a very positive direction, and we’ve worked through some issues that I think have given me a lot of hope. ... I think that this weekend has been very productive.”


The GOP continues to push for WAR..... Shame on the Democratic Senators that support them.

It is funny (not) just how poorly the Republicans run the country

They spend a massive amount of time and government resources to repeal Obamacare. The reason, just to make sure more Americans do not have any health care. The GOP always is willing to cut some rich corporation or individual tax payments but the GOP loves to increase the middle class tax burden. The GOP is against cutting student loan programs or prosecuting fraud in banking. The GOP talks a good talk but never produces for the middle class a damn thing.

Rand Paul Melts Down Again During Press Interview

Rand Paul seems to be weak and folds easily when the pressure is put on him.

It's hard to see a pathway to the Presidency that involves alienating every major news outlet on the planet, but Rand Paul is certainly trying to forge one.


He falls apart consistently.

Did anyone notice the GOP will not let the Democratic politicians lead?

Before healthcare can be implemented the GOP puts up barriers to block success. Now before a possible peace with Iran can be implemented the GOP is putting up barriers to success. The GOP blocks student loan relief. The GOP blocks banking reform. The democratic ideas cannot be freely implemented since those ideas might be very successful. So the GOP must block and hinder progress at every turn.

Chris Matthews explodes at MSNBC: Quit putting ‘goddamn’ right-wing ads on for free Arturo Garcia

MSNBC host Chris Matthews lit into his own network on Tuesday, denouncing it for playing commercials paid for by “piggish” conservative groups, Talking Points Memo reported.

“The cloth-coat regular Republican voters who send their kids to war are not the ones who pay for these ads. They’re totally different people,” Matthews told colleague Thomas Roberts, after Roberts played an ad paid for by the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America on his show. “The ones who send their kids to war and come home maimed and wondering what the hell they were doing it for, those people are not impressed by these goddamn ads.”


Sen. Schumer and 7 other Democrats are making a terrible choice siding with GOP on Iran bill

Chuck Schumer, the expected replacement as top Senate Democrat when Harry Reid retires at the end of his term, has made a big splash in the past few days by saying he supports a bill designed to give Congress the clout to wreck a deal with Iran. He is not, of course, the only Democrat backing the Corker-Menendez bill, S. 615, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. Since March 26, when Schumer quietly signed on as the latest of eight Democratic co-sponsors of the bill, it's had 21 co-sponsors, including one independent, Sen. Angus King of Maine.


What is wrong with these guys?

Knives out for solar- ALEC & fossil fuel lobby gets MN House plan to gut clean energy

Before the worst of the worst, the back story needs to be told. The fight brewing in Minnesota is just one of many happening across the U.S. In an article entitled “Utilities wage campaign against rooftop solar,” The Washington Post reported on the campaign by utilities and its fossil-fuel supporters to stop residential solar. The Post says that legislation to make net metering illegal or more expensive has been introduced in legislatures in nearly two dozen states. The Los Angeles Times article, “Koch brothers, big utilities attack solar, green energy policies” links the effort against net metering to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Koch brothers.


Rand Paul wants a WAR! along with all of the GOP!

President Rand Paul Would Bomb Iran, Protect Your D**k Pics From The NSA

And by "liberty," Paul means that he wants to liberate billionaire-Americans from having to pay taxes. If elected, he'll achieve this goal by getting rid of public schools and the US Department of Education, squeezing "socialist" Medicare, Medicaid, and food stamps into ‘block grants,' and generally taking America back to the 19th Century.

Because there was so much liberty in America until unions, weekends, worker safety regulations, child labor laws, a minimum wage, civil rights laws, fair housing acts, and other godless liberal innovations stifled the ‘freedom' of unbridled capitalists to stomp their boots all over humanity's face. See how that works?


Paul has decided to appeal to the ‘Facebook generation' by promising to shut down an unpopular bulk metadata-gathering program at the National Security Agency. Look! Shiny!

Warrantless searches of Americans' phones and computer records are un-American and a threat to our civil liberties. I say that your phone records are yours. I say the phone records of law-abiding citizens are none of their damn business. The president created this vast dragnet by executive order. And as president on day one, I will immediately end this unconstitutional surveillance. I believe we can have liberty and security and I will not compromise your liberty for a false sense of security, not now, not ever.

Get that? "The" president "created" this "dragnet." It was Paul's single biggest applause line of the day, and it carries the unstated, but completely false implication that Barack Obama personally constructed the NSA program in question because he hates liberty. This false framing allows Paul to avoid speaking to the messy, uncomfortable reality that bulk metadata surveillance is actually a Bush/Cheney-era creation which has been authorized and renewed by Congress several times.


Republicans; Tom Cotton will try to block Iran deal at any cost. He'd prefer war.

Psst, dude, Iran was already on the path to a nuclear weapon. This makes that path longer.

But then, Cotton isn't speaking to the truth, he's making a pitch to scare voters. Nowhere is that more evident than when, in the same interview, he repeatedly insisted that President Obama had set up "the ultimate false choice" when he suggested that the options were, as Jake Tapper paraphrased, "this deal, or the status quo, or war." But what does Cotton want? Not war, he insisted. But military action that is not war ... that he'd be good with. Calling it war is a false choice, according to Cotton, but bombing Iran could be in a separate category. Because Iran would totally not respond badly to being bombed by the United States.

This is zealotry on display.


Listen to McCain, Boehner, Cruz, etc. they are screaming for an Iran war

The GOP wants War.
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