That’s what the democrats are screaming! How DARE those treasonous ‘Pubs contradict his Ultimate Greatness, Barack Obama! Of course they conveniently forget their interference with George W. Bush’s efforts during the Iraq War. They were actively undermining our efforts to win the war and supporting our enemies!
It’s reminiscent of Gilbert and Sullivan Comic Operas, either The Mikado or The Pirates of Penzance. Both are farces about people with ego problems.
The Senate, almost 50 ‘Pubs, have sent a letter to Iran to remind then whatever deals they make with Obama on nukes will vanish as soon as he leaves office. It’s a highly unusual act by Senate ‘Pubs. They even by-passed Mitch McConnell when doing so. It appears he has sided with Obama.
GOP tries to undercut nuclear deal with warning to Iran
Mar 9, 6:00 PM (ET), By BRADLEY KLAPPER and DEB RIECHMA
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers warned the leaders of Iran on Monday that any nuclear deal they cut with President Barack Obama could expire the day he leaves office. The White House denounced the GOP’s latest effort to undercut the international negotiations as a “rush to war.”
Monday’s open letter from 47 GOP senators marked an unusually public and aggressive attempt to undermine Obama and five world powers as negotiators try to strike an initial deal by the end of March to limit Iran’s nuclear programs.
Republicans say a deal would be insufficient and unenforceable, and they have made a series of proposals to undercut or block it — from requiring Senate say-so on any agreement to ordering new penalty sanctions against Iran or even making a pre-emptive declaration of war.
Obama, noting that some in Iran also want no part of any deal, said “I think it’s somewhat ironic that some members of Congress want to make common cause with the hardliners in Iran. It’s an unusual coalition.”
The entire country should be against Obama’s proposal. Who, in their right minds would allow Islamists to have nukes!? That leads to another question. Is Obama in his right mind? Some people don’t think so.
Be that as it may, the ‘Pubs have finally taken a stand on the Iranian nuke deal, even if they had to by-pass McConnell to do so. John Boehner is facing a revolt in the House. It’s time for the Senate ‘Pubs to revolt against McConnell.
Speaking of government lies, here’s another one nobody believes.
ATF apologizes for ‘error’ on ammo-ban regulations
– The Washington Times – Monday, March 9, 2015
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is apologizing for a “publishing error” in its regulations that suggested the agency had already banned AR-15 “green tip” ammo well before officials publicly announced a proposal to outlaw the armor-piercing bullets last month.
“ATF has not rescinded any armor piercing ammunition exemption, and the fact they are not listed in the 2014 online edition of the regulations was an error which has no legal impact,” the agency said in a statement. “ATF apologizes for any confusion caused by this publishing error.”
In January, the ATF published an online regulations guide that doesn’t contain a listing of the ammo exempted from a ban on armor piercing ammunition. By omitting the .223-caliber M855 ammo from the list, the agency led some to believe the government had already effectively banned it before the ATF’s announcement on Feb. 13 that it was seeking public comment on a proposal to do just that.
The regulations come out about every 10 years and must be reviewed by the White House Office of Management and Budget. The discrepancy was first reported by Townhall.com.
“They claim it wasn’t done on purpose. It’s a pretty egregious mistake to put the document out after a review by OMB and internal ATF staff, when they knew this issue about armor-piercing ammunition was of such importance to industry,” said Larry Keane, senior vice president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade association for the firearms industry based in Newtown, Connecticut. “They’ve ‘corrected’ it, and we’re glad they did.”
The ATF’s statement specified that the exemptions for 5.56 mm (.223) SS 109 and M855 ammo, and for the U.S .30-06 M2AP bullet, “remain in effect.”
The Obama administration says that the proposed ban will save the lives of law-enforcement officers, because the armor-piercing ammo can be chambered in newer AR-style “handguns” that have been on the market for a few years. Typically, the ammunition is used in AR-15 rifles for target practice or hunting.
Some Second Amendment supporters believe the proposed regulation is a backdoor attempt by the administration to phase out the use of AR-15 rifles. President Obama supported legislation in 2013 to ban the rifles.
At a town-hall meeting in South Carolina on Friday, Mr. Obama reflected on his failed efforts to enact gun legislation such as mandatory background checks on gun purchases.
“The courts and state legislatures … have greatly restricted the ability to put in place common-sense gun safety laws like background checks,” Mr. Obama said. “So what we’ve done is we have tried as much as we can administratively to implement background checks and to make sure that we’re working with those states and cities and jurisdictions that are interested and willing to partner with us to crack down on the legal use of firearms, particularly handguns.”
The president said there’s too much gun violence in America because legislators won’t stand up to the pro-gun lobby.