If you disagree with Obama, you are a fool or a knave

The Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens has aptly summed up Obama’s petulant speech defending his Iran nuclear deal: If you oppose it you are either a fool or a knave, no possibility of a rational alternative point of view.

“And so before the ink was even dry on this deal — before Congress even read it — a majority of Republicans declared their virulent opposition,” Obama said. ” Lobbyists and pundits were suddenly transformed into arm-chair nuclear scientists, disputing the assessments of experts like Secretary (of Energy Ernest) Moniz, challenging his findings, offering multiple — and sometimes contradictory — arguments about why Congress should reject this deal.”

His expert Moniz is the same fellow who praised the EPA’s futile and job-killing Clean Power Plan.

Stephens questions the certitude of someone with Obama’s track record. Al Qaeda is not on the run. Assad’s days are not numbered. You could not keep your doctor or your insurance. There is no reset with Russia. And Yemen was not an anti-terrorism success story.

This was the speech in which Obama compared Republicans to Iranian hardliners, you know, the people he just negotiated the deal with.

“In fact, it’s those hardliners who are most comfortable with the status quo.  It’s those hardliners chanting “Death to America” who have been most opposed to the deal,” Obama said. ” They’re making common cause with the Republican caucus.” The White House transcript indicates this was met with laughter and applause. Nice.

But now there are reports that the U.S. secretly agreed to a nuclear Iran back in 2011.

According to Israel Hayom:

The U.S. government began secret nuclear talks with the Iranian regime in 2011, when Holocaust-denying firebrand Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was still president, rather than after supposed “moderate” Hassan Rouhani was elected in 2013, as the Obama administration has claimed. This revelation was made public by Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a speech delivered on June 23.

Reportedly, Secretary of State John Kerry had relayed a letter to the Iranian regime recognizing Iran’s enrichment rights.

Who is comparing whom to hardliners?

Obama playing golf Monday (AP photo)


11 comments on “If you disagree with Obama, you are a fool or a knave

  1. nyp says:

    Pretty funny that after calling President Obama the world’s leading financier of international terrorism, and after claiming that the President was leading the Israelis “to the doors of the gas ovens,” conservatives are upset that his rhetoric is so supposedly harsh.

    You guys have a tin ear for irony.

  2. I guess that puts Senator Schumer squarely in the “fool or knave, with no possibility of a rational alternative point of view” category.

  3. nyp says:

    Except the characterization of opponents of the Iran Deal as “fools or knaves” isn’t anything that the President actually said.

    BTW – Israel Hayom is the Sheldon Adelson newspaper in Israel, right?

  4. Oh to be a fly on the wall in the White House to hear what the President really had to say about Schumer!

  5. Rincon says:

    “This revelation was made public by Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a speech delivered on June 23.” If he said it, it must be true! A religious man like him would never lie, although our scumbag Commander in Chief would. Amazing how Conservatives wrap themselves in the American flag, but then trust the words of a zealot like the Ayatollah over those of our President.

    How come nobody’s talking about the open letter to Congress signed by 36 retired admirals and generals supporting the accord with Iran? Among other things, they said, “There is no better option to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon.” Are they all liars too? Where is the letter from 36 other leaders calling the accord less than worthless? Oh, I forgot. We have at least 17 who would support that view.

  6. Patrick says:


    Republicans are notorious for tossing members of the military aside, who disagree with them about a particular subject and onto the nearest pike, but out of the other side of their mouths cursing any democrat as near treasonous who dares disagree with members of the military that side with them.

    Ask JFK, or Colin Powell, or Daniel Inoye, or Dick Luger or John Murtha, or Eric Shinseki, or John Kerry, or heck even John McCain. (The list is too long to name all that republicans have brutally attacked as cowards or worse)

  7. nyp says:

    I like this recent quote from the President about how to approach national security issues:

    ““Ask tough questions. Subject our own assumptions to evidence and analysis. Resist the conventional wisdom and the drumbeat of war. Worry less about being labeled weak; worry more about getting it right. …The only certainty in war is human suffering, uncertain costs, unintended consequences.”

  8. Vernon Clayson says:

    Sure, like Obama sat down and wrote that crapola about national security issues, he sure is a quick learner from his days as a community organizer, one day a street hustler, the next day writing highfaluting words of wisdom from the White House about getting things right. He likely has hundreds of people staying up at night figuring what he’s to spout the next news cycle.

  9. Winston Smith says:

    Deal = Agreement = Treaty ?

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