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April 20, 2015

Corker's "Deal" On Iran Oversight Is a Con Job on Conservatives; Scheme Intends to Authorize Obama to Drop Sanctions, While Giving Craven Political Whores The Phony Excuse That They Voted Against Doing So

Wow.

I've had this Andrew McCarthy piece open since last week, but I just only now read it.

Do you remember how Mitch McConnell schemed to increase the debt limit, while suckering conservatives with a claim that conservatives voted against it?

The scheme worked like this: Congress authorized the president to increase the debt limit on his authority. (Actually, we're already at the stage of falsehood, because he wouldn't be raising the debt limit on his own authority, but with the authority Congress had just voted him.)

Now, the deal also granted, supposedly, Congress the power to block the raising of the debt limit, by voting a "resolution of disapproval."

But here's the thing: The president can veto that.

Which is what he did, of course.

So the debt limit was raised in this way:

1. Republicans voted to give Obama the power to raise the debt limit. They didn't take responsibility for this themselves; they just said Obama could do so, if he wanted.

2. But Republicans retain the right to "block" it, supposedly, with a vote of disapproval.

3. But which Obama can veto -- which every Republican knows he will do.

4. McConnell, Corker, and all the other other con artists now get to claim they didn't raise the debt limit. Heck, they even voted a Resolution of Disapproval against it.

What they don't tell you is that this had been designed from the start to pass the debt limit increase, with a fake Resolution of Disapproval voted on and vetoed, which had been planned from the start, so that they could lie and say they "voted against" the increase in the debt limit.

Well, Corker's alleged "compromise" with the Democrats and Obama on the Iran "deal" plays exactly the same game with foreign policy.

Obama will submit his "deal" to Congress -- including the ending of all sanctions -- and that deal will become law in 60 days unless Congress votes a "resolution of disapproval" against the deal.

But Congress -- Corker, McConnell, and the other con artists and liars -- cannot vote such a resolution, because 1, just 40 Democratic Senators could filibuster it, and, failing that, 2, Obama could veto it.

Thus, this "compromise" is once again constructed so that the GOP can give Obama the power he desires while they pretend to vote against it.

Notice this pattern: They continue giving Obama every fucking thing he wants, and then they go home to their districts and states and say "we did everything we could to stop him, but by jiminy, we just couldn't manage it."

Failure Theater -- Act II.

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