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Democratic Senator Bob Menendez says it sounds as if Barack Obama is getting his talking points ‘straight out of Tehran’

January 21, 2015

 Robert_Menendez,_official_Senate_photoI have said this before but I will say it again: while much has been made in the media about the civil war brewing in the Republican party there is also a civil war brewing in the Democratic party which is not getting nearly the coverage in the mainstream media.

  It started during the 2014 election campaign when vulnerable Democrats tried to distance themselves from an unpopular President and it continues to an extent to this day. It may not be as glaring or as obvious as the revolt against the establishment Republicans but it exists nonetheless.

  The latest example of this comes from Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, who is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and his comment was in regards to Barack Obama’s position on Iran.

  Here is what he had to say:

“I have to be honest with you, the more I hear from the administration and its quotes, the more it sounds like talking points that come straight out of Tehran,” Menendez charged at a Wednesday hearing.

“And it feeds to the Iranian narrative of victimization when they are the ones with original sin,” he continued. “An illicit nuclear weapons program going back of the course of 20 years that they are unwilling to come clean on,”

“They get to cheat in a series of ways and we get to worry about their perceptions” about sanctions, Menendez said

  That is a pretty damning comment, especially coming from a member of Barack Obama’s party, is it not?

  Yet it does not appear as if the mainstream media finds this comment to be noteworthy. Rest assured that if a Republican such as, oh I don’t know Ted Cruz or Sarah Palin, had said this it would be used by the mainstream media to portray this person as a nativist or as a racist or as being naive on foreign policy. 

  But the media will ignore this not to protect Barack Obama (although that is part of it) but because to report this news would be to admit it is not all rainbows, unicorns, and lollipops within the Democratic party and they cannot have that.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 21, 2015 7:56 pm

    Iran keeps delaying the negotiations and Obama keeps rewarding them by releasing more of their frozen assets. So far Obama has released nearly $11 billion since the negotiations began.

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  2. Petermc3 permalink
    January 21, 2015 8:15 pm

    What my Senator from NJ fails to mention is that Iran’d nuclear program is part of Obalama’s Arab Spring.

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    • January 21, 2015 8:39 pm

      The Arab Spring has not worked out so well, has it? And this is the next phase in the plan…


  3. Bruce permalink
    January 21, 2015 9:23 pm

    I hope you are right Steve, and I hope it has some deleterious effects on the left. It isn’t fun to be a member of the only party who enjoys in-house political assassination. But the left lost the last election so they don’t have much to loose at the moment. As long as they rally around Hill-a-beans in 2 years, all will be forgiven.

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    • January 22, 2015 6:49 am

      Yeah, in the end they will probably rally together however there is always the possibility they will fracture between Hillary and Warren. I have to believe there are people working behind the scenes on Warren to “convince” her not to run because it is Hillary’s turn.


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