What? A Guy Can’t Cut A Deal?

Senator Rick Santorum is probably sorry one of his aides didn’t rush him off before the public had a chance to submit questions on the “Overtime” segment of the popular HBO “Real Time” political series from August 28th 2015, which takes place after the HBO cable show signs off. Americans want to know why Republicans are so upset about Obama’s recent diplomacy successes in Iran.

To those of you who are as tired of Reagan worship as I am, this might interest you. Let me try to capsulize a little American history for you here.

Near the end of the seventies, president Jimmy Carter was humiliated by Ted Koppel’s “Nightline” program, which started out every night with a countdown of how many days our second worst enemy – behind Russia – had held American hostages in that “terrorist” country. The American media still avoids touching on what Republican operatives did to gain political prominence during those times.

To make a long story short: Republicans made a secret deal to sell weapons to the “terrorists” in Iran so they could use them against our “friends” in Iraq, while at the same time, making Carter look weak by requiring Iran to detain our hostages until the very moment Reagan was sworn in. Cute. :(

That’s what Maher is alluding to in this video, which was not broadcast on his cable show. The lesson Democrats are supposed to learn, is that only Republicans can negotiate with “terrorists”. When THEY do it, it’s called a “deal”. Notice the, I got caught, look on Santorum’s face. He’ll be telling the same lie starting tomorrow.

Vote Republican. :(

  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on September 4, 2015 - 9:16 am

    Similarly, George W. Bush cut a deal with the Maliki regime that required a complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq by December 31, 2011. Yet Tea-GOPers insist on claiming that the Obama administration bears all the responsibility.

    In truth, President Obama tried to get the Iraqis to let our troops stay – probably because Maliki was so untrustworthy. I think that prolonging the occupation would have accomplished nothing except perhaps to stave off the inevitable collapse for a couple of years longer. Now U.S. forces have returned as de facto allies of Iran(!) in an attempt to keep Iraq from falling apart more than it already has.

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on September 4, 2015 - 11:43 am

    I say we get the elephant out of the china shop once and for all. Haven’t we seen enough of this nonsense?

    • #3 by Richard Warnick on September 4, 2015 - 1:04 pm

      Actual treaties (e.g. TPP) tend to have bipartisan support because they need a 2/3 Senate majority. Doing these non-treaty deals unfortunately allows partisan politics to invade foreign policy.

  3. #8 by Larry Bergan on September 4, 2015 - 6:40 pm

    Oh goody, just what we needed. Another book tour featuring a war criminal. EXCEPTIONAL: Why the World Needs a Powerful America.

    Our next president must be committed to restoring America’s power and strength,” the Cheneys write. “Our security and the survival of freedom depend on it.

    If a few years after we bring freedom to the world, bodies of 3 year old’s wash up on shore, that’s just part of the deal, right Dick?

  4. #9 by Larry Bergan on September 4, 2015 - 6:48 pm

    A man who knew the kid broke down in tears, saying he was just a little boy who wanted the things other little boys want. It was hard to listen to.

  5. #10 by Richard Warnick on September 6, 2015 - 5:33 pm

    President Obama has done Israel a huge favor, even if Netanyahu is too boneheaded to see it.

  6. #11 by Larry Bergan on September 6, 2015 - 11:10 pm

    I’m dismayed that Alan Grayson thinks the Iran deal is a bad one. I usually agree with everything Grayson says, but I still think you have to go with the old “war is the last resort” plan, especially when it has been worked out with so many other countries that don’t want a war.

    • #12 by brewski on September 7, 2015 - 6:20 am

      Cult of personality…..

      • #13 by Larry Bergan on September 7, 2015 - 11:36 am

        Who’s your guy brewski?

        • #14 by brewski on September 7, 2015 - 4:17 pm

          I don’t focus on “Guys”. I focus on principles.

          • #15 by Larry Bergan on September 7, 2015 - 4:54 pm

            Then vote Sanders. The choice is clear. All these people who shout “I VOTE FOR THE BEST GUY”, and then ALWAYS vote for Republicans can finally say they voted for an Independent.

            It’s perfect!

          • #16 by brewski on September 7, 2015 - 7:50 pm

            Sanders is right about some things, wrong about a lot of other things.

            I would vote for Sanders over Hillary any day.

    • #17 by Larry Bergan on September 9, 2015 - 10:59 pm

      Grayson has decided he will vote FOR the Iran deal. I love Alan. :)

  7. #18 by Richard Warnick on September 10, 2015 - 8:58 am

    We got a bonus from the unhinged pro-war rally yesterday: Sarah Palin made a speech!

    • #19 by Larry Bergan on September 10, 2015 - 3:46 pm

      Help!

      I’m glad that Palin video was short. This woman has no sense of irony. Shes stands right there and talks to us about sanity with THAT speech. :)

      Wasn’t that the same “event” Glenn Beck was at?

      I thought the Tea “Party” stopped going out in public.

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