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Sun Mar 15, 2015, 05:14 PM

Cotton Collapse: Iran Letter Author Gets Constitution And Geography Wrong In Same Interview

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Cotton Collapse: Iran Letter Author Gets Constitution And Geography Wrong In Same Interview
By: Jason Easley
Sunday, March, 15th, 2015, 4:59 pm


Sen. Tom Cotton wasn’t satisfied with mangling the Constitution on CBS’s Face The Nation. Cotton revealed how little he knows by also not appearing to be aware that Tehran is the capital of Iran.

Video @ link~

Sen. Cotton (R-AR) first claimed that the Constitution states that the Senate has to vote on any agreement with Iran in order for it to last, “It’s — well, as a simple fact that our Constitution that, if Congress doesn’t approve that deal, then it may not last.”

The Constitution says nothing of the sort. Via Article II Sec. 2, “He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.”

The Constitution does not cover executive agreements like the one that is being negotiated with Iran. The president has the power to suspend the sanctions unilaterally, but that suspension would expire once he left office. It is true that the Senate may get to vote on the sanctions, but it is possible that if Democrats keep the White House, the next Democratic president will keep the sanctions suspended as long as Iran continues to comply with the agreement. Unless the president wants to go to Congress to ask for permanent removal of the sanctions, there is no guarantee that Congress will ever get a vote on the matter.

Cotton’s biggest gaffe was that he appeared not to know that Tehran is the capital of Iran. Cotton said, “The Iranians frequently bluff to walk away from the table. If they bluff this week, call their bluff. But Congress stands ready to impose much more severe sanctions. Moreover, we have to stand up to Iran’s attempts to drive for regional dominance. They already control Tehran. Increasingly, they control Damascus and Beirut and Baghdad, and now Sanaa as well.”

Look out, the Iranians control their own capital.


Cotton revealed himself to be another reckless neocon who is an embarrassment to the body that he is serving in. Sen. Cotton’s lack of basic knowledge should disqualify him from ever being taken seriously in any national discussion. However, the lack of pushback from CBS’s Bob Schieffer revealed that the mainstream press is likely to keep giving Republicans airtime as they turn a blind eye to obvious distortions of fact.

Tom Cotton is making up his own Constitution while failing at basic geography, which is why he should not be trusted to evaluate any deal with Iran.

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Reply Cotton Collapse: Iran Letter Author Gets Constitution And Geography Wrong In Same Interview (Original post)
babylonsister Mar 2015 OP
Blue_In_AK Mar 2015 #1
nakocal Mar 2015 #2
jwirr Mar 2015 #3
avebury Mar 2015 #4
jwirr Mar 2015 #5
pansypoo53219 Mar 2015 #6
Rex Mar 2015 #7
KamaAina Mar 2015 #18
Rex Mar 2015 #20
n2doc Mar 2015 #8
Kingofalldems Mar 2015 #9
malaise Mar 2015 #10
Iliyah Mar 2015 #11
marym625 Mar 2015 #12
backscatter712 Mar 2015 #14
marym625 Mar 2015 #15
backscatter712 Mar 2015 #13
Cha Mar 2015 #16
niyad Mar 2015 #17
moondust Mar 2015 #19
red dog 1 Mar 2015 #21

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 06:27 PM

1. What's up with Harvard that it keeps turning out these idiots?

GWB, Cruz, now this guy? Alaska's Ohio Dan Sullivan, who also signed the letter?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 06:36 PM

2. US sponsored sanctions are USELESS without international support

I wonder if any of the 47 traitors in the Senate realize that US sanctions on Iran are worthless without international support.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 06:46 PM

3. What exactly did he study in Harvard?

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Response to jwirr (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 06:48 PM

4. Apparently not Geography or the

US Constitution.

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Response to avebury (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 06:50 PM

5. LOL

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 07:01 PM

6. neither matter to fux gnewz.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 07:06 PM

7. I've lost a huge amount of respect for the Ivy League schools.

 

Seem like they are turning out megalomaniacs. I can only hope it is, 10 industry leaders for every 1 total fuck up.

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Response to Rex (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 01:25 PM

18. Well ,we only gave Bush* an undergread degree

 

Hahvahd gave him an MBA!

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 02:14 PM

20. That is simply frightening.

 

Looks like they will give out masters degrees to anyone with a famous parent. No way Dubya earned it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 07:14 PM

8. Wish they could have pulled up a map

And asked him to point out the locations of those places. Or even the nations of Syria and Iran. I wonder if he could have done it. Presumably he would remember Iraq.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 07:16 PM

9. Did CBS call him on it?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 07:34 PM

10. He's a moron like most ReTHUGs but he's also

an ignorant buffoon.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 08:01 PM

11. Were there any Dems on these talk shows?

This asshole got to be front and center and still portrayed to be clueless and dumb. The USA is the laughing stock of the world.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 08:12 PM

12. Where does he think Tehran is?

Seriously scary shit.

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Response to marym625 (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 10:03 PM

14. And in other breaking news, the Russians are about to take over Moscow! n/t

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 10:19 PM

15. Oh Fuck!

Better get a letter off to Chancellor Merkel right away so she knows we won't put up with it! And that anything President Obama says doesn't count!

Those poor Moscow people.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 10:03 PM

13. M-O-O-N, that spells Tom Cotton! n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 12:45 PM

16. Cotton Tom.. just makes up shite as he goes along. I hear Schieffer did ask him if

he were going to write North Korea next.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 01:18 PM

17. education on constitution? let us not forget his "corruption of blood bill" when in the house

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 02:00 PM

19. More proof

that meritocracy is dead, or dying a slow death at the hands of inherited wealth and privilege. Probably some 5th graders could have helped him with the geography.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 06:55 PM

21. K&R...Thanks for posting

I wonder if the Iranians are laughing about this too?

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