George Pataki Rips Barack Obama For Bypassing Congress On Nuke Deal

PATAKI: PRESIDENT MUST “RESPECT AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY” || By FITSNEWS || Former New York governor George Pataki is blasting president Barack Obama for taking his heavily criticized nuclear deal with Iran to the United Nations before it is approved by the U.S. Congress. “Bringing this treaty to the United Nations before…


|| By FITSNEWS || Former New York governor George Pataki is blasting president Barack Obama for taking his heavily criticized nuclear deal with Iran to the United Nations before it is approved by the U.S. Congress.

“Bringing this treaty to the United Nations before Congress has an opportunity to review it is a breach of faith, a violation of legislative intent, a usurpation of congressional authority and a real compromise to American sovereignty,” Pataki said.  “I urge the President to reconsider.”

If approved by the UN Security Council, the deal would be considered international law.

Pataki – one of the more liberal “Republicans” running for president in 2016 – has aggressively criticized Obama on the Iran deal.  So has the rest of the GOP field.  Of course stopping the deal will prove exceeding difficult thanks to … wait for it … “Republican” capitulation.

Well … unless …

We don’t often agree with Pataki but he’s correct on this count.  He’s also correct on the broader issue of Obama’s contempt for “the appropriate oversight role of Congress.”

Of course the GOP has been laying down for Obama for so long (most recently on his crony capitalist trade deal) … what do they expect?

Americans elected “Republicans” in 2010 and 2014 because they were told the GOP would stand up to Obama overreach.  We’re still waiting for that to happen …

Bottom line?  Congress needs to show some balls.  For once.


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Praying Mantis July 17, 2015 at 5:05 pm

I’m no Obama fan, but urge he may … Rip? That’s pretty strong words from a losing side. I philosophically disagree with Obama policies, but there is some common ground. I know it isn’t popular to admit that, and I become fodder for assessing both sides. Does anyone else have a better plan? Why hasn’t that been passed. Notice it will only be passed with UN Security Council approval.

I used to fly a lot — hated flying. A guy next to me hated it even worse — he stole my seat! He apologized AFTER the flight and then explained his fear of flying. He said something I will never forget, that a friend said to him, “see that pilot up in front of the plane? That guy wants to live too.”

Tazmaniac July 17, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Funny, you can’t say that about the Chattanooga shooter or how many wearing bomb vests?

Praying Mantis July 17, 2015 at 5:25 pm

There’s nothing funny about that. You incorrectly assume, I don’t have a clue about the marines who died at the hands of terrorist. I do. Obama didn’t do that, just as Bush didn’t order planes of destruction for 9/11.

We can mince words all day. The difference is — I see some good in both parties. I’m not really a party whore. I don’t have a price tag.

Tazmaniac July 17, 2015 at 5:44 pm

I’ll go more slowly, you said an airline pilot wants to live, I agree, I said Iran/Islamic Radicals couldn’t give a crap about their own destruction as long as they are taking Israel/non-Muslims out, their stated, official, goal as a government and their brand of the religion. That was the one saving grace we enjoyed during the cold war with Russia, mutually assured destruction. Are there many,many Iranians who don’t want to kill all non-Muslims, especially Jews? Yes, you betcha, but unfortunately the nut jobs are in the driver seat. Obama has destroyed the mechanism to foster more moderate governance (the sanctions) and refused to help the dissidents, slamming the door on possible regime change. So you are correct I didn’t mean funny HaHa, I meant funny, that is odd.

Praying Mantis July 17, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Well, I appreciate you slowing down, you know my brain isn’t really that quick and I have little ability to think for myself. I do appreciate your condescension.

What you state about other religions is true as a minority, not a majority. Hey, it would not bode well for me to be POTUS cuz I’d nuke the hell out of all of them that made any effort to injure the underdog – that is one a minor reason I don’t run for POTUS – the other – damn they age horribly!

All joking aside, it is a complicated situation. Everyone feels right. Believes they are doing the right thing, and I hope I don’t offend your religion, but the truth in my book reads — Anyone who crosses the line of infringement on anothers beliefs is a F*cking radical ready to implode at any moment. Would not surprise me at all to read that Sen. Bright committed some atrocious act in the name of whatever God he serves.

White I detest Obama policies to a large degree, Obama basically apologized to the entire freaking world in hopes of making peace. When it couldn’t be make, he did the right things, for the most part.
I had a great debate with someone I respect earlier today, the discussion was Anarchist vs. Terrorist. I don’t see a lot of difference.

Praying Mantis July 17, 2015 at 5:56 pm

My apologies for all the edits. I should slow down my passion and think before typing. It is a journey.

Tazmaniac July 17, 2015 at 6:16 pm

The easiest way to see how invested a Anarchist is? Burn everything that belongs to him, if he dances joyously around the flames you may have a true believer on your hands. Otherwise, then he is just a destructive shithead that isn’t willing to pay the price.

Praying Mantis July 17, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Love it!

Tazmaniac July 17, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Susan Rice spilled it yesterday. No Americans on inspections, only Pro-Iran nations. Yes, Iran will most likely use their new cash coming in in support of terrorism, according to her. Now if we have been jailing financial supporters of terrorist groups, then just what are we supposed to do about Hussein”s action’s? He had that t-shirt “I released 4 Taliban commanders and all i got was a lousy traitor” so I guess the new one is “I started WWIII so what the fuck do I care about hostages?”

Marie Barf July 18, 2015 at 11:26 am

Boy this sure was a great deal brokered by our wizards of smart, huh? These bunch of stooges are the most incompetent, feckless, ball-less clowns ever.
Of course Obummer is going to bypass Congress and the American people on this capitulation. He has doing this since day 1. For these clowns, the ends justify the means with ramming all this wacked-out, far-left, enemy-coddling agenda down American’s throat. In the meantime, mulitple-times deported illegal aliens are killing innocent civilians and Islamic jihadists are gunning down members of the military. Welcome to Obummer’s America.

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LapDogs July 17, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Could we have a republican that represents the USA instead of Israel?

Why do you hate us? July 18, 2015 at 8:57 am

Could we have a Democrat who does not HATE America? NO!!!…There is not one.

LapDogs July 18, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Except the one in the WhiteHouse now and the one that will take over in 2017.

RogueElephant July 18, 2015 at 4:51 pm

One and the same.

Firs Ain't No Republican July 17, 2015 at 6:42 pm

Fits,since you agree with all your fellow Republicans on this.

What do YOU propose to do about Iran and please be specific.

Give Iran anything it wants July 18, 2015 at 7:06 am

You are so right. Give Iran all the nukes they want, like Obama is doing. While the US disarms.
Obama says we’re evil and dangerous. He says Iranians are peaceful, loving and caring people. And like Obama says: We can trust them.
Obama is doing such a good job. He got a deal and that’s all that matters. Even if the paranoid American people are scared to death, screw ’em. The stupid Americans rushed to judge Islam in Chattanooga.
As long as the Iranians are dancing in the streets with joy, we should be happy for them.

pogo wrong again July 18, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Like Saddam had nukes or was a second away from building one? You guys cried wolf over Iraq and were found to be liars. Won’t happen again.

Marie Barf July 18, 2015 at 4:27 pm

How may Dems said Iraq had WMD’s? Do you want to see the quotes? If it was a lie, then a whole bunch of others lied to. You wouldn’t ever own up to it though.

RogueElephant July 18, 2015 at 4:50 pm

No, let’s just wait till the missiles start falling and the pretty mushroom clouds go up. Then you will give Republicans hell for not doing something.

Fits Ain't No Republican July 19, 2015 at 11:46 am

Just tell us what you propose to do without all the Right Wing talking points


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