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1 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Dec 26, 2013 7:50:22am

PWC, you gotta know that this ain’t a Tea Party initiative. From the article:

Despite heavy White House lobbying, 26 senators this month signed on to new sanctions legislation that would be activated if the negotiations break down. Supporters are seeking enactment when Congress reconvenes in January. Sanctions bills have been almost unstoppable in Congress, and the new legislation has the backing of top Democrats, including Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), the No. 3 official in the Senate Democratic leadership.

The Senate Republican pushing sanctions hardest is Mark Kirk (R, IL), who is not aligned with the Tea Party. The sanctions bill’s sponsor is Sen. Robert Menendez (D, NJ), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In fact, 15 of the bill’s cosponsors are Democrats.

If this bill’s support was based in the Tea Party it wouldn’t have a chance in the Senate. But its support is much broader than that and for that reason it may well pass.

2 Political Atheist  Thu, Dec 26, 2013 10:52:48am

Good point Dark, now we know that TP style idiocy is not as limited as we hoped.

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Geez, what a bunch of legislative meddlers. They can’t cope with passing any laws, but they can eff up a delicate negotiation pretty well.

3 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Dec 26, 2013 3:57:44pm

re: #2 Political Atheist

Good point Dark, now we know that TP style idiocy is not as limited as we hoped.

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Geez, what a bunch of legislative meddlers. They can’t cope with passing any laws, but they can eff up a delicate negotiation pretty well.

The Senate sanctions coalition wants to make make failed negotiations hurt for Iran, because they feel nothing else is going keep the mullahs from trying to weasel out of the deal. Frankly, I think they have a good point on that.


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