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The idiots are coming, the idiots are coming!

Updated on March 13, 2015
Yes, the NYT is biased, like every other medium, but in this case, it tells it like it is.
Yes, the NYT is biased, like every other medium, but in this case, it tells it like it is.

Well, they've done it this time!

Now, mind you, I try to be as impartial as I can when it comes to politics, given that I'm an independent thinker and make up my own mind of what might be real or not. A dyed in the wool middle-of-the-roader, if you will. I wasn't always. I was, during the Reagan years, a member of the Republican National Committee, until I realized that "trickle down" was a myth designed by the upper crust for their own purposes. So, disillusioned by my party, I became a Democrat, a decision that I now regret based on findings that both sides of the fence are not what we all thought. But impartiality is fickle and, steered by events such as the one we're talking about today, I sit with my microwaved fettuccine with broccoli and chicken in front of me (no, it's not one of the the crappy ones), wondering how these jackasses keep getting reelected. (Of course, we actually KNOW the answer to that one, but we'll deal with it later).

Just a few days ago, not long after the republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, tried to undermine foreign policy by circumventing the President and The Constitution that he supposedly so staunchly defends, 47 republican congresspersons fired off a letter to Iran's leader, Ali Khamenei, that any nuclear deal forged with the current POTUS would, most likely, be overturned by our next leader, rendering it null and void. Another treasonous act in the same month! This letter was met with ridicule and a response from Iran that is near declaring that they would not continue negotiations with Secretary of State John Kerry. These meetings are designed to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons for at least the next 10 years. Of course the Military Industrial Complex would whip their puppets into fighting mode to preserve the possibility of nuclear war. There is no profit in peace.

More than 3/4 of this room is occupied with puppets of warmongers and greedy billionaires.
More than 3/4 of this room is occupied with puppets of warmongers and greedy billionaires.

Now, again, I'm not biased, and this is a factual account of what happened, as evidenced by Senator John McCain's statement on Tuesday on Fox News; “Maybe that wasn’t exactly the best way to do that". Really, Senator? Ya think? How's that snowstorm excuse working out for you?

This letter, drafted by Junior Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR, who, by the way has no foreign policy credentials), could have been the undoing of these nuclear weapons talks. Instead, the Iranians saw it for what it was, derided by the Ayatollah, stating the letter was “a sign of a decline in political ethics and the destruction of the American establishment from within." and a “sign of declining political ethics.". Declining ethics, you ask? The United States? Yes, Bubba, where have you been, under a rock?

This kind of posturing has led to many other conflicts over many centuries, Fortunately, Iran is not the same country it was in the 70's and 80's. It is not a terrorist supporting land, nor is it a trigger happy backwards country. They are looking forward to a more prosperous way of life again, so, they are not so stupid as to pick a fight with anyone, let alone a country that can blow them off the face of the map. In fact, they are just as interested in wiping out ISIS as we are, maybe even more so.

The spiritual leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
The spiritual leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

These 47 Congresfools have caused a major international incidence, as Iran and the U.S. are not the only countries involved in these talks. We are joined by Britain, China, France and Russia, and the true nature of these talks are centered around lifting sanctions held against Iran for decades. They are willing to give up beginning a nuclear weapons program so that they can prosper. Is there something wrong with that? I think not. Every nation has a right to make things better for their people. (Maybe we could learn a lesson from that, but we know that wouldn't be in the best interests of the billionaire class that holds the purse strings). While the U.S. could possibly render an agreement between ourselves and Iran not legally binding due to future administrations, a UN Security Council agreement is legally binding and cannot be undone by only one country. This is the part that whipped up the unholy 47 because it would nullify any chance of undoing what has been done, and that would severely eat into MIC profits. Fortunately, the talks resume next week in Lausanne, Switzerland, between Iran and the other powers.

Thanks to the UN, any and all agreements would be irreversible
Thanks to the UN, any and all agreements would be irreversible

And, as the Republican 47 rats begin to jump ship (we all knew this would happen quickly) Boehner, McConnell and Cotton are left holding the treasonous bag. Hopefully it contains a pile of dog poop along with their letter.

Sucks to be them
Sucks to be them

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      bradmasterOCcal 2 years ago from Orange County California

      As I do my hubs on Bernie Sanders, I am going over his positions on the issues.

      My positions are in my hubs, and of course I will compare his position with mine.

      I undertook these hubs on Bernie Sanders, after reading how passionate you were on his positions.

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      Jess McFarland 2 years ago from Berlin, Connecticut

      I pray that you're wrong, my friend. A lot of people are counting on Bernie being able to not only take the presidency, but gaining the support in Congress that he'll need to make that difference. I know his policies are not everyone's cup of tea, and I have issue with one or two, but anyone who can show a plan for getting the middle class back on its feet gets my vote. The real thing about him is he's been voting this way for his entire political career, as opposed to the lip service and flip flopping the rest do to gain your trust and vote. That has to end now. I do my part on Facebook to get the word out about what we've become and teach how to unbecome it (yes, I know it's not a legitimate word - LOL). All we can hope for is a consensus of voters from each side, as you put it, going purple, and for once, working together to save ourselves. Otherwise, we'll be mining on Mars while the Kochs and all the other big wigs sit down here and drink Mint Juleps all day. The only saving grace there is that they'll continue to kill the planet for themselves.

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      bradmasterOCcal 2 years ago from Orange County California

      Bassman54

      We don't line up with opinions on this, but I am glad that you received some comments on this hub.

      I have a problem with both parties, and this is verified in my hubs. I try not to take sides but it doesn't mean I won't focus on problems I see from either side. Because the democrats have the presidency, there are more problems there right now.

      While I have started a series on Bernie Sanders, it is his positions that I am critiquing, and not him personally. I started with his position on Abortion. I see both sides of that issue, but I don't agree with Bernie's voting record.

      Both parties are the problem, and Purple is the solution. My opinion is that the 2016 election will not matter regardless of which party wins. One only has to look at the last 40 years, to see that neither party in control had solutions.

      Just my opinion

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      Jess McFarland 2 years ago from Berlin, Connecticut

      In the last week or so, I have come to understand the previous positions of both Boehner and McConnell. They have been doing what they could to keep the (Tea) Party members of Congress on a path to keep from closing the government down. In the aftermath of, first, the 2013 shut down, they saw what can happen when they allowed Ted Cruz to have his way, holding his breath until he got what they wanted. Now, with the Planned Parenthood war, they have finally shown that they can, and have, stood up to those factions. However, it has cost them more than just a few million dollars. Boehner has seen fit to retire from the House as Speaker, and the GOP governor of Louisiana is calling for the same from McConnell. One can only hope that the House is still controlled by the traditional GOP and appoint a Speaker who is NOT a member of the Tea Partiers. God help us if they don't.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Very well written.

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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Awwww, name-calling AGAIN, tad? tsk tsk.

      Yes, the only thing I could see that Bassman said was you are a fascist. And? How is that name-calling? Because youze have called Obama everything from a fascist, to a communist, a socialist, a Muslim terrorist, and an America-Hater.

      Myself, been called Jew-Hater, America-Hater, bigot, drunk, stupid, tin-foil-hatter, etc etc ETC!

      It's the calling card of the extreme right wing....of which these 47 represent.

      I'm a little surprised that McCain included himself....I miss the days when he stood up to the idiocy of "the city of Satan".

      Regardless....the idiots will NOT hold sway.

      They over-played their hand.

      God knows how they couldn't see it.....being the CONstitutional experts and all *snark*

      But bottom line--we are DONE with war.

      I was watching history channel or something..a show on ww2. Showing the German tanks and the Russian tanks, the soldiers marching off to war.....and all I could think was How utterly, utterly stupid, and a waste of this great gift of Life we are given.

      Stick a fork in the war-mongers....they're done!

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      Jess McFarland 2 years ago from Berlin, Connecticut

      Why shouldn't he? Your conservative brothers and sisters seem to have no problem doing it.

      BTW, how much of the $1billion the Koch's are planning on spending during the 2016 election proceedings are you getting? Be a good little puppet and learn what your party is really doing behind your own back.

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      TSAD 2 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Yeah, obviously your piece is attracting the real intellectuals like lmc who pulls "socialist" out of thin air?

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      Jess McFarland 2 years ago from Berlin, Connecticut

      It's "he said, but I never said" raised to an art form. They're very good at that, but, rather than denying his posts, I give a forum to everyone. Of course, I'm biased, but who's counting.

      I don't need to refute any of your accusations, because it's all a matter of public record, including these Congresspersons beginning to jump ship to preserve their precious standing in the conservative world. I certainly hope that Bernie Sanders runs so that a good measure of liberal and conservative puppets can be removed from their greedy controllers.

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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      *interrupt this program*

      HE resorts to name-calling????

      Read your post!!!

      so, let me get this...."fascist" is name-calling, so "socialist" is what?

      *carry on*

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      TSAD 2 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      So instead of refuting even one of my stated facts with proof (which doesn't exist and you know it ) you resort to name calling, that has nothing to do with a thing I've said, another left wing tactic, trust you're proud of that.

      Your reference to Iranian doctrine is a ruse. Iran is one of the foremost, self-proclaimed enemies of the West and one of the most serious threats to stability in the Middle East.

      The Iranian government’s extreme interpretation of Islamic law, and its anti-Western philosophy, inspires the rise of Islamic extremists across the world. Iran is also one of the principal state sponsors of terror, proudly delivering weapons to Hezbollah and Palestinian terrorists and providing safe haven for many international terrorists, including senior al-Qaeda leaders. Moreover, Iranian agents have acted to perpetrate anti-Western and anti-Israel terrorist attacks in more than 20 countries around the world. Iran has been implicated in the July 2012 bombing in Bulgaria that killed 5 Israeli's, the February 2012 attacks on Israeli representatives in Georgia and India, the failed strikes in Thailand and Azerbaijan against Jewish targets, and the foiled attempt to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S. in October 2011. Israel's Mossad security service also noted that Iran was behind foiled plots to attack Jewish and Israeli targets in Kenya and Cyprus as well.

      But above all these concerns, the most menacing threat Iran poses to international security is its harnessing of nuclear energy for the purpose of developing a nuclear bomb.

      None of this can be denied by anyone nor is it by this administration. What you think is Iranian doctrine is just words on paper, and you are extremely gullible to ignore and advise others to ignore their actions of developing its arsenal of long range missiles and building nuclear weapons, documented lying and cheating on UN nuclear inspections and requirements and actually believe what they want you to believe. That's not impartiality, that's extreme naivety.

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      Jess McFarland 2 years ago from Berlin, Connecticut

      If you read some of my other posts, you'll see that I DO attack both sides of the fence. You, on the other hand, might do well to do more research beyond what the conservative media tells you. But, thank you for your comment, anyway.

      And, by the way, you MAY want to read up on Iranian doctrine since the demise of the last ruling party. You may be surprised to learn that you've been fed more right wing lies. But, of course, you won't do that because you're a dyed in the wool fascist.

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      TSAD 2 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      This hub page is so full of misinformation it is hard to imagine that the author knows anything about the facts of all this and is just a shill for left wing propaganda.

      "Now, mind you, I try to be as impartial as I can when it comes to politics, given that I'm an independent thinker and make up my own mind of what might be real or not. A dyed in the wool middle-of-the-roader, if you will."

      There is the first misrepresentation because nothing you say here is the result of impartiality or independent thinking. That's just a joke or you would have presented both sides of the story which you didn't. You didn't because you are a propagandist, deceiving yourself (apparently) and others if you think this is a product of impartiality. You start with conclusion after conclusion that these republicans are simply traitors and warmongers without presenting any of the facts. Every statement you make is right out of left wing propaganda and a total mischaracterization of what Iranian leadership, the mullahs, want and have declared their intent, namely world domination and destruction of Israel and the Great Satan, US.

      Only a person who is not impartial and unbiased finds the need to repeatedly assert he is which is about the only point you continually assert while writing things that clearly demonstrate exactly the opposite.

      No treaty or international law trumps the constitution and treaties have been broken, Obama himself most recently dismantling our US missile defense complex in Poland which was agreed upon under Bush.

      Impartial? unbiased? Huh, this hub page needs to be reclassified under humor.

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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Wonderful hub! And yes--Khamenei got it right.....these are the enemy within that Cicero warned about.

      There will be no ww3.

      The rest of the world sees this for what it is, and is not about to let Iran go the way of Iraq.

      From what I see:

      Rather than keep sanctioning Iran, they need to hold Israel and USA responsible for their crimes.

      Israel needs to sign the nuclear proliferation treaty....maybe in exchange they won't prosecute us both for using chemical weapons, committing genocide and murdering innocents on a daily basis.

      We get off easy.

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      retief2000 2 years ago

      How about another news flash, we are already in WWIII

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      Greg Schweizer 2 years ago from Corona, California.

      NEWS FLASH; The idiots have been here far to long. Greg