March 14, 2015 by Chris Kite
Back during the glory days of the right’s saint, President Ronald Reagan, there were a different type of negotiations going on between the United States and Iran. Reagan was providing Iran with weapons in exchange for the release of hostages.
Unlike today, Reagan was doing this in secret and wasn’t involving anyone outside his administration. And when word leaked of these negotiations, the documents were withheld.
Today’s negotiations involve numerous countries with the stated intention of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
It is just so ironic that today, Republicans are worried about the President negotiating with Iran. There is no agreement yet, so no one can say what the terms of the agreement are. But the Republicans claim to know that it will result in the Iranians obtaining nuclear weapons after the agreement is up.
I suggest that the Republicans should grow up. They should stop throwing temper tantrums and acting like spoiled children when they don’t get their way. They should stop trying to sabotage anything our fairly elected President does and learn to accept the fact that had they decided to run more middle of the road candidates with ties to normal people, they might today be in control. But since they insist on being the party of whacked out far right fringe candidates, and the party of the ultra-rich elite, they continue to suffer the consequences.
Oh. And the 47 Senators signing that letter just helped to cement that reputation of being a fringe party.