I’m sure by now many of you have heard about a six month nuclear deal that was reached between the six nations and Iran concerning Iran’s nuclear program.
While we’ll undoubtedly hear about this for the coming days/weeks, it’s really not a huge deal. Basically it’s what President Obama said it is — a step in the right direction. It’s a showing of good faith by both sides to see if more progress can be made going forward.
That’s about it.
But of course Republicans are going to make this into some massive issue where President Obama is weakening the United States and giving in to a nation that supports terrorism. I’ve already seen a few comments where somehow this weakens ties with our allies, even though many of our key allies were a part of this deal.
For many Republicans, unless the headline goes something like, “United States sends troops into Iran” or “United States begins bombing of Tehran,” they’re not going to be satisfied with any sort of diplomacy — especially if it was brokered during the Obama administration.
But the one that takes the cake so far is Texas Senator John Cornyn, who posted on his Twitter account:
“Amazing what WH will do to distract from O-care.”
Good news — at least he didn’t say Benghazi. Though I’m sure that’s coming from some Republican soon enough.
But seriously? Senator Cornyn is trying to claim that the nuclear deal organized by six world leaders was all orchestrated to distract from “Obamacare”?
I can see it now… President Obama gets on the phone with the leaders from Germany, France, Russia, China, Britain and Iran, then says something like, “Hey guys, I’ve had some bad press here back at home concerning my new healthcare law. Can you all do me a favor and agree on some kind of nuclear deal so I can distract people from the issues with the Affordable Care Act?”
Yeah, because that makes perfect sense.
How the hell do these people become United States Senators? Is there one of those books “Becoming a United States Senator for Dummies” out there somewhere? How stupid do you have to be to suggest that a nuclear deal with Iran has anything to do with problems with the Affordable Care Act?
These people are so desperate to attack the Affordable Care Act that they’ll literally tie anything that President Obama does back to the healthcare law.
And yes, the health care law has had its issues, I’ll be the first to admit that. But the issues with “Obamacare” pale in comparison to the epic disasters that flowed from the Bush administration.
It’s like these people forget that over 4,000 Americans lost their lives in Iraq. A war that produced exactly zero weapons of mass destruction. Not one, not two—zero.
If you want to talk about all-time screw ups, the Iraq War is right near the top of the list.
The issues with “Obamacare” can — and will — be fixed over time. It’s a healthcare law that from the onset most people knew would need many tweaks along the way.
But for Senator Cornyn to imply that this nuclear deal with Iran is in some way an attempt by President Obama to distract Americans from the issues concerning “Obamacare” is so astoundingly stupid I honestly can’t grasp that level of ignorance.
Then again, Cornyn is a Republican from Texas, so I shouldn’t really be shocked at all.
Editor’s Note: This article erroneously referred to Senator Cornyn as “Jim Cornyn.” The article has been edited to reflect Senator Cornyn’s proper first name.