President Barack Obama, speaking from a flag draped podium just outside the Oval Office today declared the United States Senate to be dissolved. He noted that it had outlived it’s usefulness and that the Senate was an impediment to good government and to properly serving the middle class voters in the United States. Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid stood behind the President during the short speech nodding in agreement with the President’s words.
The President claimed he has Constitutional powers to dissolve the Senate – and, if necessary the House of Representatives – due to the fact that he was once a “Constitutional Law Professor” at the University of Chicago and understands the true meaning of the Constitution better than anybody else.
Here comes the first REAL fight over whether Mr. Obama can unilaterally appoint himself Reichsfuhrer of the New World Order.
We took just a little liberty in those first paragraphs, but not much. The issue here is sanctions on Iran. The Senate, and it’s a bipartisan group of Senators, want to put sanctions back in place on Iran because they’re continuing development of nuclear capability despite what President Obama says.
This morning the President did declare, through a dweeb named Antony Blinken, a Deputy Secretary of State under the Traitor John Kerry, that the administration didn’t need the Senate’s permission to do anything.
Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the White House doesn’t view an agreement with Iran as a treaty that requires Senate approval, but a matter of “executive prerogative.”
U.S. officials emphasized their view that any new sanctions on Tehran could undo more than a year of talks with Tehran and fracture the international diplomatic coalition.
Let’s be clear. The President unilaterally removed sanctions against Iran just when they were beginning to cause some real pain to the Iranians and they suddenly because willing to “talk” about their nuclear program. Since then, the Iranians have accelerated their development and ignored the so-called international diplomatic coalition.
Here’s what Democratic Senator Robert Menendez had to say about President Obama’s dealings with Iran:
“The more I hear from the administration and its quotes, the more it sounds like talking points that come straight out of Iran,” said Sen. Robert Menendez , the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, at Wednesday’s hearing on sanctions. “And it feeds to the Iranian narrative of victimization, when they’re the ones with original sin.”
This is actually the first major turf war the President has picked with the Congress that he stands an excellent chance of losing.
Today’s question, rhetorical though it may be, is: “Is Barack Obama more interested in representing the American People in his dealings with Iran or does he represent the Iranian Mullahs?”
What do you think?
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