|Reps. John Boehner (R) & Nancy Pelosi; Sens. Harry Reid (D) & Mitch McConnell (R)|
Senate Democrats on Thursday, Sept 10 used a procedural device to block a vote on a resolution disapproving the Iran nuclear agreement, saving President Obama the discomfiture of having to veto a measure of opposition to a signature foreign policy initiative. “Yes!,” came an exclamation as the number of votes to prevent the disapproval motion from moving forward reached the target of 41 required by Iran deal supporters. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) punched the air with both fists in evident delight at the outcome.
The final vote was 58-42, with Republicans – joined by Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, Robert Menendez of New Jersey, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Ben Cardin of Maryland – falling two votes short of the 60 needed to move forward with the resolution disapproving Obama’s nuclear deal. ...
Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) also lashed out at Democrats who support the JCPOA for claiming to be staunch supporters of Israel – whose government is vociferously opposed to the nuclear agreement.
“If I hear one more comment from my Democratic friends about how much they love Israel – with friends like this, you don’t need an enemy,” he said, before quoting Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a speech Wednesday predicting that Israel would no longer exist in 25 years’ time.Obama's victory came from a combination of lobbying from the Jewish Left, heavy-handed Democrat party intimidation- which ZOA's Mort Klein calls "Chicago-mafia style tactics," and the National Iranian-American Council, The Shady Family Behind America’s Iran Lobby by Alex Shirazi in The Daily Beast 9/15 How one enterprising Iranian expat family and its allies successfully pushed for U.S.-Iran rapprochement—and now stands to make a fortune from sanctions relief.
|NIAC Iran lobby president, Trita Parsi|
... This Iran lobby, publicly represented by the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), has become a staunch institutional ally of the White House selling the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the nuclear deal is known. But while NIAC has done the heavy-lifting — the ad-buying, the leafleting, and Congressional meet-and-greets, all designed to sell lawmakers on the Iran deal — its political efforts also underwrite the economic interests of one very well connected but low-profile Iranian family, the Namazis, who played a key role as intellectual architects of NIAC. Read more
Donald Trump, Ted Cruz team up against Iran deal by Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News 9/9/15
Zionist Organization of America's Mort Klein Calls Obama 'Sympathetic to Radical Islam' at anti-Iran Deal Rally in Washington, D.C.
Thousands of tea party activists turned-out Wednesday Sept 9 to see Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz join forces against the Iran nuclear deal — cheering for the presidential rivals and seething at a deal that probably cannot be stopped.
“President Barack Obama is sympathetic to radical Islam,” said Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, which co-sponsored the rally with Tea Party Patriots and others. “President Obama wants to make Iran great again.”Video clips of speakers at the Sept. 9th rally on Capitol Hill:
In this videoplaylist- with a menu in the upper left (courtesy: Robery Kraychik) watch Mort Klein, Zionist Org. of America; Anne Bayefsky, Human-Rights Voices, & Director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust; Joel Pollak, Breitbart.com; Mark Levin, US Radio host; Brigitte Gabriel, Act!forAmerica; Sgt. Robert Bartlett- Veterans Against the Deal; Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX); Glenn Beck- The Blaze;
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX); Donald Trump; Sarah Palin; Frank Gaffney- Center for Security Policy; Sonnie Johnson, Breitbart.com; and Phil Robertson- Duck Dynasty
JewTube asked Rep. Brad Sherman (D- Los Angeles, CA) whether the White House and Democrat Party will exact a price for his opposition to the JCPOA.
NY Assemblyman Dov Hikind got arrested for leading a sit-in at the office of NY Sen. Chuck Schumer. The July 23rd demonstration urged Sen. Schumer to rally Senate Democrats to opposee Obama's Iran-bill.
Jeffrey Wiesenfeld of Jewish Rapid-Response Coalition, emceed 13,000 people at Stop Iran Rally in Times Square (7/22) urging Sen. Schumer to act to deliver Democrat opposers to block the JCPOA. Speakers include Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Caroline Glick, and publisher Mort Zuckerman.