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August 19, 2015

Failure Theater, Act IV: Mitch McConnell Confesses, Sadly, That the Rules of the Game on the Iran Deal Are, For Some Reason, Stacked In Obama's Favor and He Doubts He Can Stop the Deal

Aw, applesauce!

Gee we really tried, by giving Obama the ability to pass this with a tiny fraction of Congress, and now it looks like we won't be able to stop him, because of the things we already did when no one was paying attention.

Oh well. We sure tried though! Make sure you donate to us and vote for us!

It looks like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) may have thrown in the towel on the GOPís effort to stop the Iran nuclear deal from going into effect.

To reject the pact designed to rein in Tehranís nuclear ambitions, a majority of Congress would need to vote against it. But a two-thirds majority would be required to overcome the presidentís promised veto of the resolution of disapproval, including at least 13 Democrats in the Senate, something McConnell admitted looks unlikely.

Obama "can win by getting one-third plus one of either house," McConnell told a business group at an event on Monday in Kentucky, according to the Associated Press. "So heís still got a great likelihood of success."

"I hope we can defeat it, but the procedure is obviously stacked in the president's favor," he told reporters after the event. "We'll see."

Passive voice "the deck is stacked in the president's favor" sounds so much better than active voice "several months ago we deliberately stacked the the deck in the president's favor, so that we could pretend to vote against the deal while having already passed it into law."


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