Iran Deal: Obamacare Is the New Blue Dress

Obama Administration

If this had been meant ironically it would have been amusing:

They’re like a dog with a bone, you know. Once they’ve got their teeth sunk into a tasty talking point, they don’t let go.

This morning I read Fred Kaplan’s take on the Iran deal:

The Iranian nuclear deal struck Saturday night is a triumph. It contains nothing that any American, Israeli, or Arab skeptic could reasonably protest. Had George W. Bush negotiated this deal, Republicans would be hailing his diplomatic prowess, and rightly so.

Of course, right after that I saw reactions from the Right, screaming bloody murder. John Bolton thinks it represents an abject surrender. Bibi Netanyahu thinks it is a historic mistake. If those two are against it, it must be brilliant. See also Business Insider for a reasonably nonpartisan analysis..

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  1. erinyes  •  Nov 24, 2013 @4:48 pm

    Some how, the Washington free beacon keeps popping up on my fb page, and the wing nut com mentors are going nuclear. I think they’d be happy to bomb Iran just because. Sick pups.

  2. Doug  •  Nov 24, 2013 @4:51 pm


  3. c u n d gulag  •  Nov 24, 2013 @4:52 pm

    Pity our poor Conservatives and NewCLOWNS.
    No more USSR.
    China a competitor, not a sworn enemy.
    Saddam dead.
    Castro nearly there.

    And now, an historic peace treaty with Iran.

    Who and what will they get their hate-high over now?

    Besides at us American Liberals, women, black and brown folks, gays, and non-Evangelicals, I mean.

  4. erinyes  •  Nov 24, 2013 @5:07 pm

    It will be interesting to see if the tail can wag the dog this time. Bibi needs to be put in his place, once and for all.

  5. Swami  •  Nov 24, 2013 @5:26 pm

    The Repugs don’t want to lose their momentum. As Obama heads down the road saying,..Meep, meep.

  6. Swami  •  Nov 24, 2013 @5:28 pm

    erinyes .. There’s a place for just hasn’t been dug yet.

  7. Stephen Stralka  •  Nov 24, 2013 @7:03 pm

    An interesting dilemma for the Senate Republicans. Do they try to block the treaty, or will that distract too much attention from ObamaCare?

  8. maha  •  Nov 24, 2013 @7:43 pm

    Stephen — my understanding is that since the treaty is good for only six months, the Senate doesn’t have to ratify it. (Nyah nyah nyah.) A more interesting question is whether the Senate will vote to impose more sanctions on Iran in violation of the treaty. The President surely would veto such a measure, but still, it would stir things up a bit.

  9. Bill Arnold  •  Nov 24, 2013 @10:21 pm

    The raw fact sheet from the white house is
    The business insider piece just reprinted it. I’m surprised (impressed) at the amount of detail in the fact sheet.

  10. Swami  •  Nov 24, 2013 @11:38 pm

    I guess John McCain is despondent over this agreement. Now we can’t bomb Iran..Drats!