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The Iranian treatment of our U.S. navy sailors in recent days is a new low in the ongoing destruction, by Barack Obama, of our military credibility around the world.

The most powerful military in the world is being allowed by Obama to look like this:

US Navy Sailors on their knees in the age of Obama

John McCain, showing some fire that he never showed in 2008 when he should have easily defeated Barack Obama, raised in Indonesia and promoting anti-American views, had some very appropriate things to say about it.

From an article in Politico, transcribing McCain’s appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s program <link>, emphasis added by me:

This is desperation not to offend the Iranians because the Iranian deal has to be kept intact. It’s now made the United States of America be the subject of absolute humiliation.

Unbelievably, Biden said this was just standard nautical practice, Kerry said all indications show the sailors were taken care of, Earnest — that idiot — said the proper courtesy…Iran gave our sailors the proper courtesy you’d expect. And Kerry, to top it all off, expressed his gratitude.  If a ship comes into your waters, first thing you do is contact them on the radio, then you send the coast guard out and say hey, if you got a problem here and you know you’re in our international waters, then turn them away and we’ll help you out. You don’t have … American sailors with their hands clasped behind their heads, and of course they said there was no apology. The Iranians just put up on the Internet one of our sailors apologizing. This is one, a propaganda coup, and if this is international law that any boat that strays into another nation’s international waters then we’ll incarcerate them for the night and put guns to their heads, this is an outrage.

The article points out that White House press secretary Joshua

…Earnest said the sailors were “being sort of afforded the proper courtesy that you would expect.”

That’s where we are in 2016, folks: the Obama administration considers abject humiliation of American military forces to be “…the courtesy that you would expect”.

And let’s not forget that as this latest blow to American military influence is taking place, Iran is being given a path to the development of nuclear weapons and the missiles that will be able to deliver those weapons to distant shores.

Our enemies are growing ever stronger, and they are being enabled, directly and indirectly, by Barack Obama and the “idiots” (in McCain’s words) who support him and work for him.

 

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I’ve been traveling lately, not keeping up with the news as closely as usual, and I looked at today’s headlines and wondered what kind of America I am living in?

We have fallen very far from the days of the Nixon Watergate break-in and subsequent cover-up, and Nixon’s eventual resignation from the presidency as Congress, including many Republicans, began to move against him for the sake of defending and protecting the United States Constitution.

But it’s now 40 years later, and today I see this headline:

IRS Targeted Mainstream Conservatives

and go on to read that Barack Obama’s IRS targeted not only Tea Party groups (already a potentially impeachable offense, with Lois Lerner having pled the fifth to avoid incriminating herself further, not to mention obstruction of justice by the department in its erasure of email servers), but also targeted individual Republican donors to those groups.

Judicial Watch Wednesday announced that IRS scrutiny of conservative groups went beyond tea party organizations and included higher profile groups, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Crossroads GPS, associated with former George W. Bush advisor Karl Rove. The information was just a piece of a treasure trove of data turned over to Judicial Watch last week under a Freedom of Information Act request. The information was made public late Wednesday.

The documents reveal, according to the organization, that the IRS used donor lists from conservative tax-exempt organizations to target donors for audits. In 2010, they say, the IRS considered cross checking donor lists against gift tax filings and commencing audits against taxpayers who failed to file. Some audits were initiated, but the IRS ultimately stopped the effort. Such audits are the subject of controversy because the Supreme Court has ruled against them as a violation of the First Amendment. <Fox Business, link>

Barack Obama’s use of the IRS to target political opponents is, by itself, a scandal that by now should have resulted in serious consequences to his occupation of the Oval Office, up to and including his removal from it.

Will Congress or private groups hold this administration accountable now that such damning evidence is seeing the light of day?

Obama and Lerner

Then I see this headline:

John Kerry: Anti-American comments from Iran’s Ayatollah ‘Very Troubling’

Yes, the Iranians have already come out and said what we all know to be true about Iranian intention, and John Kerry is “troubled…” (!!! — Kerry, the living embodiment of Useful Idiot).

Here is the Ayatollah Khamenei’s comments just the other day, after Barack Obama’s long press conference in which Obama claimed the deal is a great step forward for us and the world:

Our policies toward the arrogant government of the United States will not be changed at all. American policies are 180 degrees different from us. We will never stop supporting our friends in the region and the people of Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain and Lebanon. Even after this deal our policy towards the arrogant U.S. will not change.

How stupid do John Kerry and Barack Obama look right now?

The article (Breitbart, link) goes on to add the following wonderful additional news:

Khamenei also declared that Iran’s support for terrorists in the region would not change as a result of the nuclear deal. 

Chants of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” were shouted during Khamenei’s speech.

Obama and the Ayatollah

So let’s review what has happened on Iran, via the Obama regime: a treaty has been negotiated in which Iran may openly and freely enrich uranium without any real inspection regime (“Knock Knock, we’re here to inspect!”….”Ok, we’ll let you know if we object, and if we do, you’ll wait at least a few weeks before we will reconsider…”), and Barack Obama thinks it’s a good deal and that we can trust Iran.

Meanwhile the U.S. Senate, which has under the Constitution the responsibility and duty to approve or disapprove treaties between our government and foreign powers, voluntarily gave up that power earlier this year in an accommodation to Barack Hussein Obama. That is, the REPUBLICAN-led Senate did this, which really makes you wonder what is going on in Washington right now.

Radio host Mark Levin has done a masterful job breaking this down and exposing the charade that it is <link>, and here is a link to a National Review article by Andrew McCarthy outlining exactly how Republican Senator Bob Corker threw away power when he didn’t have to <link>.

Under the Constitution’s burden of persuasion, then, the Iran deal did not have a prayer of becoming law….Enter the Corker legislation. It undermined the Constitution’s presumption against international agreements by shifting the burden of persuasion: Rather than forcing the president to persuade two-thirds of the Senate to approve the deal, it imposes on opponents the burden of persuading two-thirds of the full Congress to reject it. Even worse, this scheme also undermines the Constitution’s legislative process. The Corker legislation authorizes the president to waive sanctions against Iran even if Congress fails to pass, or to get the president to sign, a resolution approving the waiver. 

And now Bob Corker is charging that “America got fleeced” in the Iran deal (Politico, link), as if he and fellow Republicans didn’t already forfeit, under his “compromise” with Democrats and Obama, the U.S. Senate’s power to stop this absurd Iran agreement.

So we say to Bob Corker: OF COURSE OBAMA/KERRY CAUSED US TO GET FLEECED BY THE IRANIANS, but WHY DID YOU GIVE OBAMA FAST TRACK ON THIS FLEECING?

And so it is quite difficult these days to read the news and watch the Republican leadership indulge a man whose actions spell out a very clear plan to undermine and destroy our nation.

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Hillary Clinton was talking tough this weekend, warning the Iranians that America’s commitment to Iraq remains strong:

During a tour of the Sunday morning talk shows, Clinton said that no one, especially Iran, should underestimate America’s commitment to preserve the hard-fought gains of the last eight years.
“We have a lot of presence in that region,” Clinton said in an interview with CNN’s Candy Crowley. “No one, most particularly Iran, should miscalculate about our commitment . . . to the Iraqis.” <source>

I didn’t realize that Ms. Clinton has become a standup comedian. Can you imagine the laughter in Iran right now? The United States is led by Barack Hussein Obama, a man who opposed the George Bush surge that won the Iraq war, and a man who famously increased the American troop commitment to Afghanistan while simultaneously announcing a pullout date.

Hillary suggests they not “miscalculate our commitment”. She shouldn’t worry: they will calculate that under Obama there is no commitment, and this will be a correct calculation, notwithstanding his war mongering in other regions.

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Mahmoud of Iran got the United Nations crowd going again yesterday with the accusation that the United States perpetrated the 9/11 attacks against itself for political reasons. In a dramatic display of rejection, the U.S. delegation walked out of the chamber in protest. Except for one man, that is…..

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Mahmoud is in the mood for a clash of civilizations:

UNITED NATIONS – Iran’s president on Tuesday predicted the defeat of capitalism and blamed global big business for the suffering of millions, but Germany’s chancellor said market economies were key to lifting the world’s least developed countries out of poverty. The clash of visions at the U.N. anti-poverty summit drew a line under the stark differences on easing the misery of the one billion people living on less than $1.25 a day.

Thank god the German Chancellor was there to defend capitalism. Can you imagine what Obama would have yelled out? I can:

Admit it: You know he wants to scream this at the UN

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