The New York Daily News took a shot at the Treasonous 47 today with their Tuesday cover, and it’s glorious.
The right-wing has been working extra hard to sabotage anything that doesn’t resemble open war with Iran, and they’ve only stepped up their effort since their hero, Bibi, gave his speech. They’ve even gone so far as trying to undermine the President in his dealings with foreign powers, an act that flirts with outright treason.
The New York Daily News took note of this, releasing their cover on the newspaper’s twitter account. It features McConnell, as well as Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Rand Paul (R-KY) — four of the 47 Senate Republicans who sent an open letter to Iranian leaders warning that any agreement struck wouldn’t last beyond President Obama’s administration (I don’t know, I’m pretty sure that President Hilary Clinton would keep it) — underscored with “TRAITORS” in big, bold letters.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 10, 2015
The Senate Republican letter stated that, “We will consider any agreement regarding your nuclear-weapons program that is not approved by the Congress as nothing more than an executive agreement.”
The letter violates the Logan Act, which prohibits citizens of the United States from starting or engaging in “any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof for the purpose of interfering with a foreign policy negotiation.” More pertinently than that, it highlights how “It’s Okay If You’re A Republican” works: had these been Democrats undermining Bush’ pointless adventure in Iraq in a similar way, the right wing would be howling for their blood.
Hell, the Dixie Chicks condemned Bush overseas — they’re a country music act, not elected officials — and the right-wing acted like it wanted them locked up in Gitmo with the key thrown way. These people are so myopic I’m shocked they can see their own noses to cut them off, and their rank hypocrisy is as transparent as their thin skin.
The Daily Banter was one of many outlets that noted that the letter violated the Logan Act, with the Banter’s Michael Luciano writing that:
This letter is neither advice, nor consent. It’s directly addressed to leaders of a foreign government presently involved in talks with the U.S., and it is designed to thwart those talks. Unless the senators were authorized by the president to address Iran’s leaders in this letter, a case can be made that 47 U.S. senators just violated a federal law that carries a prison term of up to three years
Obama noted that the letter showed an “unusual coalition” between GOP legislators and “hardliners” in Iran.
What’s unusual about it? Both want and love their Sharia law. The only difference is the language: in Iran, it’s Farsi. In the United States, it’s right-wing Doublespeak Bellyfeel Blackwhite Newenglish.