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Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:36 AM

GOPer invites Hillary Clinton to sign Iran letter

Source: CNN.com

Washington (CNN)Sen. Tom Cotton said Tuesday he'd "welcome" presidential candidates to join the 47 Senate Republicans who signed a controversial letter to Iran warning the country's leaders that a lasting nuclear deal would have to be approved by Congress.

And Cotton said he would welcome "even Hillary Clinton," the presumptive Democratic presidential frontrunner, to join the effort.

"I suspect she might have reservations about this ill-fated nuclear deal with Iran as well," Cotton said on CNN's New Day.

Several potential GOP presidential candidates have already signed onto the letter. Sens. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham are among the 46 Republicans who signed onto Cotton's letter "to the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran." President Barack Obama slammed the letter on Monday, accusing the GOP of making "common cause with the hard-liners in Iran" by attempting to undercut ongoing negotiations that face a first deadline for a framework agreement at the end of the month.




Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/10/politics/tom-cotton-2016-presidential-candidates-iran-letter/



So far, she has said nothing about the letter, despite being invited to sign it. As former Secretary of State, she's almost duty-bound to stand up with the President. If she doesn't speak out forcefully against the 47, she's complicit with the bipartisan war party. Again.

If she does take the opportunity during her 1:30pm statement today -- and is very clear in her statement that she supports the President's diplomatic efforts, and condemns this effort to hijack and spoil the talks with Iran -- my estimation of her can only rise, and I will thank her.

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Reply GOPer invites Hillary Clinton to sign Iran letter (Original post)
leveymg Mar 2015 OP
android fan Mar 2015 #1
Baitball Blogger Mar 2015 #5
jwirr Mar 2015 #2
Jazzgirl Mar 2015 #6
jwirr Mar 2015 #9
groundloop Mar 2015 #11
Botany Mar 2015 #3
father founding Mar 2015 #4
Renew Deal Mar 2015 #7
leveymg Mar 2015 #8
Renew Deal Mar 2015 #12
leveymg Mar 2015 #13
Renew Deal Mar 2015 #14
leveymg Mar 2015 #17
samsingh Mar 2015 #10
frylock Mar 2015 #15
lebkuchen Mar 2015 #26
Fred Sanders Mar 2015 #16
leveymg Mar 2015 #18
Orsino Mar 2015 #19
leveymg Mar 2015 #21
Orsino Mar 2015 #22
leveymg Mar 2015 #24
Geronimoe Mar 2015 #20
leveymg Mar 2015 #23
John Poet Mar 2015 #25
leveymg Mar 2015 #27
Pathwalker Mar 2015 #28
Fred Sanders Mar 2015 #29
Name removed Mar 2015 #30
Vinca Mar 2015 #31
leveymg Mar 2015 #32

Response to leveymg (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:40 AM

1. I'm wondering where the Department of Justice with their grand jury indictments.......

 

This is a slam-dunk for Logan Act Violation and Cotton keeps stretching it too far. It's time for the 47 Republican Senators to answer for their felonious behavior.

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Response to android fan (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:44 AM

5. Republicans work in numbers.

If they succeed in convincing others to follow their example they will certainly make the transgression large enough to make it impossible for anyone to take legal action against them. That's their method. That's what makes Thirdway so dangerous. They have followed ill-conceived ideas from Republicans before and when it all falls apart, no one is guilt-free to represent the interests of the tax-payers.

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Response to leveymg (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:42 AM

2. Yes, I to would welcome the idea of her support for the Presidents efforts. As to the issue of her

emails - I think she has waited too long to respond. The Rs and the media are off and running and nothing is going to stop them.

Some of out liberal sites us "rapid response" letters to get our attention on their issues. I think that idea would help Hillary more than whatever it is she is doing now.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:47 AM

6. Why should she respond?

The repukes used private servers the whole time they were in power and weren't asked to explain. They moved our vote over those same aeevers and nobody questioned them. Screw their questions.

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Response to Jazzgirl (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:59 AM

9. Because it is becoming a political issue - a few words from her and she can stop it in it's tracks.

In this case silence is not helping with the average voter.

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Response to Jazzgirl (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 12:16 PM

11. Swift Boat - that's why

John Kerry made a fatal mistake by not responding to the swift boat lies, even though most of us on the left considered them to be so outrageous as to be unbelievable. After enough days of no response those lies got their own life, Hillary needs to avoid that mistake by shooting down this story quickly (and IMO she may have already waited too long).

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Response to leveymg (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:44 AM

3. As a former Sec. of State this idea is a non starter

HRC would never undercut the POTUS or Sec. Kerry.

Stuck on stupid = Sen. Cotton

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Response to leveymg (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:44 AM

4. Exellent

 

Now We have something in writing, all the evidence we need.

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Response to leveymg (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:53 AM

7. Hillary isn't required to sign or not sign anything

And she is not complicit with anything regardless of your personal declarations.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:57 AM

8. She almost has to make a statement about this during her 1:30 presser today. If she doesn't make a

clear announcement that she stands with the President and against the Senators -- preferably at the very beginning -- she will be rightly viewed as a self-serving opportunist, and a determined career Neocon.

I'd be astonished if she doesn't make such a statement against the 47.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 12:18 PM

12. What happens if she doesn't condemn the racist bus incident?

Does that also make her a racist?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 12:22 PM

13. Too obscure.

This statement on the letter is a must-do for her.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 12:28 PM

14. I don't agree

She's not obligated to say anything about anything. She has no official role and is not currently a candidate for anything. Of course, if she addresses it (voluntarily or not), I expect her to come down hard on the letter. They underestimate her. Cotton is naive.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 12:39 PM

17. She was Obama's Secretary of State - she has to support him on this.

If HRC doesn't take this high-visibility opportunity to speak against the letter, it will confirm some of our worst fears and misgivings about her.

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Response to leveymg (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 12:03 PM

10. her public response should be: 'i'm not a traitor and i love America unlike those who have signed

this letter'.

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Response to leveymg (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 12:28 PM

15. this dumbfuck is so far out of his league

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Response to frylock (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 01:45 PM

26. I just sent him an e-mail

signed, of course.

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Response to leveymg (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 12:36 PM

16. Clinton does not have to say shit about shit and making this about her saying anything is ludicrous.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #16)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 12:42 PM

18. Not so ludicrous. Others, including the GOP, are sure to point this out if she doesn't make

a clear statement at the first opportunity, which is now.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #16)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 12:52 PM

19. Yes, she rather needs to acknowledge the letter as ridiculous and dangerous.

Otherwise, we can assume she's okay with it. It's decision time.

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Response to Orsino (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 01:05 PM

21. Her statement today is at the UN - If she says nothing about the letter, what message does that send

to the world? The only reasonable conclusion: she doesn't support diplomacy with Iran, and that as President, she will pursue a non-negotiated approach.

That's why she has to clearly stand today against the letter, and has to take this opportunity at the UN to speak out on it.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 01:14 PM

22. Yep. She can be dismissive if she wants...

...as long as she's clear.

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Response to Orsino (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 01:39 PM

24. Just a few words would do: "I do not agree with the Senate letter, and won't sign it"

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Response to leveymg (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 01:01 PM

20. A conditonal response is appropriate

 

She'll consider Cotton's offer from the party of the Senator with a snowball, after they fix the mess they made in Iraq.

I suggest, Senator Cotton and the other 46 GOPers take the first flight available to Iraq and not return until the mission is completed. No early withdraws!

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Response to Geronimoe (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 01:25 PM

23. A nonconditional response is the one and only way to approach this.

I was in error about the party affiliation of Sen. Mark Kirk of Il. He is GOP, as are all the signatories. That is just one more reason for Hillary to make a clear statement condemning the Iran letter.

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Response to John Poet (Reply #25)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 01:48 PM

27. Thanks for pointing that out. n/t

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Response to leveymg (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 02:06 PM

28. trashing thead #26 about Clinton.

Too many here are doing the Repuke's work for them. Repuke= repeating right wing talking pints.
NOT wasting my time.

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Response to Pathwalker (Reply #28)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 02:17 PM

29. Too many happy to join the GOP bandwagon of shame...just for the attention.

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Response to leveymg (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 02:27 PM

31. If Hillary signed the letter the GOP would be filming a commercial the next day.

"Hillary's Treasonous Act."

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Response to Vinca (Reply #31)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 02:33 PM

32. That one might resonate on a couple levels.

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