And a public debate requires real debate and as many voices and views as possible.
The Cult of St. Barack -- a tattered band of do-nothings -- got their marching orders to sell the Iran deal that Barack Obama may be able to come up with in June. There is no deal currently though the Cult of St. Barack loves to lie.
In fact, I believe lying was St. Barack's first documented miracle.
So they're lying and one of the ways for them to lie is to insist that the right is against the 'deal' and the left is for it.
Because in the busy day to day life that so many live, those are the facts or 'facts' by which they determine their position on an issue.
They do this all the time -- it's not just the Cult of St. Barack. It predates the Cult of St. Barack -- a shocking realization for those who believe the world came into being on November 4, 2008 when the Christ-child was elected president.
I generally roll my eyes at these efforts -- which also took place to mitigate the disaster that was Barack's solar policy plan (solar power is a good thing, Barack's just an idiot who didn't know how to govern) -- but when they try to use Iraq?
Then they fall under our scope.
Ari Rabin-Havt can't resist lying, he works for Media Matters after all -- an outlet that's done more to damage our discourse on the left than any other outlet in the United States.
Ari wants you to know that where people stand on the issue of the deal is . . . well it's like Iraq!
He whines and bullies throughout a column which includes the following in the attacks on Senator Chuck Schumer:
Thus in his first major public act following the announcement of his presumed ascension to the top Democratic position in the Senate, Schumer undermined the views of the overwhelming majority of Democrats across the country, in particular the left flank of the party, whose activism (and online contributions) he will in part rely on to recapture the majority in the 2016 congressional elections.
Progressive groups, including MoveOn, CREDO, Democracy for America, Daily Kos and USAction, have already lined up to warn of severe consequences to those who oppose the president’s Iran policy writing in an open letter to Democratic leaders, as reported Wednesday by Politico:
A historic vote on a nuclear deal with Iran is coming. Like the 2002 vote to give President George W. Bush authorization to invade Iraq, Democrats who end up on the wrong side of it will have to answer for their decision for the rest of their careers.The question is not whether Bob Corker’s bill will receive 60 votes in the Senate; that is all but certain. At issue is whether Republicans can build enough Democratic support to override the president’s veto.
Senators with a D after their names should take heed of the warning progressive groups sent and look to history, aware that this vote, if successful, will become a critical demarcation point in their careers, equivalent to the October, 2002, vote to authorize war in Iraq. Twelve and a half years later, the ramifications of that vote are still echoing in the Democratic Party.
CREDO does nothing but sale its mobile plan -- does it still even do that? I heard there were so many problems with it that they were thinking of giving it up. The Great Satan that is Daily Kos -- a ridiculous outlet by a ridiculous man -- does it matter to anyone? It's 'mighty' numbers long ago fell and its audience moved on to The Huffington Post. MoveOn? A group who counts every person who ever signed even one petition as a "member"? When you can't even get honest about your membership . . .
We could go on and on.
But let's note this lie:
Schumer undermined the views of the overwhelming majority of Democrats across the country, in particular the left flank of the party, whose activism (and online contributions) he will in part rely on to recapture the majority in the 2016 congressional elections.
Most Americans -- check the surveys -- are troubled by the 'deal.' That's in part because there are no concrete details and because whores like Ari can't argue for a deal so they slime and slam Chuck.
But "the overwhelming majority of Democrats across the country" -- what is the idiot saying? Does he not know how to communicate clearly?
It appears he's saying that the deal is supported by the large number of Democrats in this country who outnumber other groups.
If so, that's just another lie in his long series of lies.
Democrats do not make up the majority in the US. Nor do Republicans.
The petty wars of both parties has led to The Great American Apathy.
The biggest lie of the piece is probably insisting that this vote must be done this way.
That nonsense was what the GOP pulled with regards to Iraq.
Yes, it's what the little liar's doing today.
It's the same tactic.
Reality: In 2002, you could have voted any way on the resolution for war with Iraq and been okay if you voted your conviction.
You can defend your conviction.
Doesn't matter if you're right or wrong.
Hillary just can't say publicly, "I voted for it because all the 'smart' advisors -- like John Podesta -- told us we had to vote for it or we'd be harming the party."
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