Republican Senator John Cornyn Posts Ridiculous Tweet Following Announcement of Iran Nuclear Deal

cornynI’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. 

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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  • Peter Nuhn


  • Richard Verdejo

    If there were such a book, I’d wager that Cornyn would be but ONE of the pics on the cover……

  • $26857155

    He may be an idiot,…but it’s John Cornyn who is the Senator from Texas,…not Jim.

  • 2112

    I’m waiting for someone from the GOP to say “Obama is making us say stupid things as a distraction from (insert reason here)…”

    • Sapphire Possible

      (insert reason here): the shutdown?

    • Jim Bean

      No one is saying Obama is making you say stupid things. He merely makes you believe stupid things. If you repeat them, its not because he somehow forced you to.

      • trenaherringtonchapman

        Cornyn’s supporters are the stupid ones. They believe the garbage he and other Republicans are spouting. The Republican politicians aren’t stupid; they know how to manipulate ignorant people.

  • Sapphire Possible

    Needs his face slapped.

    • lindylou

      rrt: “hoar” ???????

  • Pipercat

    Allen, take a breather! Our senior Senator is John Cornyn…

    • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler


  • William Rembowski

    Would like to see a basic intelligence test administered to legislators as a prerequisite to running for office.

    • artdude102

      As well as a drug test. The good republican hypocrites have shown us this week that they NEED it.

      • Sean

        Allen, are you angry that Republican Hypocrites have been caught using hard drugs while holding public office? Is this why you assume he smells? lmao Your logic is amazing. Good come back though. “How dare you speak truth!! YOU SMELL!”

      • Sean

        I don’t give a shit about his poorly written trash. If he is going to rag on someone for a completely logical response then he is more worthless than his article. You “pathetic twit”.. However I see now that you don’t mind people in government positions who use crack on a regular basis. Would it be a safe assumption that you yourself are a crackwhore? Yeah, that’s a pretty safe assumption for someone as completely retarded and idiotic as yourself. Grow a brain and when you finally realize how to form something close to a rational thought, then maybe come back with something. For now, you and the writer of this article appear to be nothing but drug addicted morons.

      • Mr Smith

        Between Republicans and meth, Republicans and coke, republicans and sex with gay male prostitutes, its amazing they get any right wing votes. Well Republicans from Colorado toking weed should get a lot of votes and be immune from THC pee tests. ; )

    • Roger Misbach

      there would be no one left

  • regressive rightwing trash

    another texas crybaby? are they cloned in the domicile of stooooopidity?

  • Ram Garcia

    You have to remember he has to stay in step with the other stupid Senator from Texas, Ted “Commi” Cruz….Or the Tea Turds could find another breatheing person, to run against him and will follow the Tea Turd agenda….

  • Ram Garcia

    And forget about pardoning the turkey…They will scream he is diverting attention from the ACA…The Repugs are going to wait for the pardon to occur to blame President Obama on the shortage of “butterball Turkeys””…I can just hear “Boner” , the speaker, calling for a congressional hearing…Cooks are the White House will be subpoenaed to testify under oath on whether the President is hiding turkeys larger that 16 lbs…Fortunately he can no longer get Senate Minority Leader McConnell to filibuster any appointment until Congress get the right answers it wants to hear….

  • whatmatters

    Cornyn and the rest of the GOP give the U.S. a bad rep. You think nations will continue to look at us as a “Super Power” when we’ve got idiots in govt? They refuse to see the big picture. They’re antics are seen around the world.

    • lindylou

      Awww, they have fistfights in the Japanese senate or parliament or whatever it’s called. Actually, I would love to see a good beatdown.

      • jimmy

        The Senates name in Japan is called The Diet

      • lindylou

        Thank you. Brain freeze.

  • lindylou

    This Boob hasn’t learned yet that tweets are forever.

    • lindylou

      To the author of the deleted comment: Your charming reply is on my email account. You can run but you cannot hide, sweetie.

  • NaphiSoc

    bahaha he is an idiot


  • Karen Peters

    Of course they are going to say deragatory thing about this deal. How else are they going to fuel the fire of their next (made up) scandal.

  • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

    He is of the same ilk as Perry and Cruz and many more winners from Texas.

  • jimjogs

    Obama could discover a cure for cancer and the GOP would tell us that it was part of a Socialist left-wing plot. The last gasps of a failed party.

  • trenaherringtonchapman

    I couldn’t find this tweet on Cornyn’s twitter account. Has he not learned that nothing is ever totally deleted?