Republican Sen. Joni Ernst Says President Obama Used Murdered Marines to Distract From Iran Deal

In politics, Democrats and Republicans rarely agree. Negative political attacks between the two parties is nothing new. But what we’ve seen from Republicans as it pertains to President Obama has been flat-out disgusting.

To hear many members of the GOP talk, you’d think this president was one of the most diabolic and evil human beings who’s ever lived. Hell, they’ve compared his desire to give every American access to health care to Nazi Germany and slavery.

The hyperbole has been so ridiculous that I’ve lost all ability to take most of them seriously. There really doesn’t seem to be a low to which many of these Republicans won’t sink when it comes to trying to fear-monger against and attack President Obama.

Case in point, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) who recently suggested the made up “flag controversy” concerning the lowering of our flags following the tragic death of 5 Marines was really a plot orchestrated by the Obama administration to distract Americans from the Iran deal.

“I think there’s something else going on because I think he wants us talking about that and not the other thing, whatever the other thing might be,” Ernst said during a recent radio interview.

“I do think that there are so many things going on right now that he doesn’t want us talking about, whether it is the fact that terrorism remains, whether it is the agreement with Iran,” she continued. “I think there are so many things that he would just rather he don’t discuss and focus on something else.”

Yes, that’s a sitting Republican senator suggesting that President Obama apparently collaborated with right-wing media sources (since they’re the ones who pushed this idiocy in the first place) to get conservatives worked up about this made-up controversy over the lowering of the flags following the deaths of these five Marines just so that he could distract the American people from the Iran deal.

In other words, she’s suggesting that when the president heard about this shooting, he rubbed his hands together, gave off some sort of evil laugh and thought to himself: Perfect! I know what I’ll do. I’m going to not lower the flags right away knowing that conservatives will seize on that “story,” distracting the American people from my scheme with the Iranians to become the world’s dictator! Buwhahahah.

Okay, so maybe that’s a bit over-the-top, but that’s honestly what I feel like she was trying to say.

Hell, I’m shocked she didn’t try to imply that Donald Trump’s foolishness is also a scheme by the president to distract Americans.

Then again, this sort of rhetoric from Ernst shouldn’t really be shocking. After all, this is a woman who used her history of castrating pigs as a part of her election strategy during her campaign. But her comments just serve as yet another example that when it comes to bashing President Obama, there really isn’t a level to which Republicans will not stoop.

Even if that means suggesting he’s using the tragic death of five Marines for his own political ambitions.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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