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Robert Romano: Tom Cotton Was Right

ARKANSAS SENATOR ONLY MEMBER OF CONGRESS WHO VOTED RIGHT ON IRAN DEAL || By ROBERT ROMANO || When H.R. 1191, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act by Sen. Bob Corker, came up for votes in the House and Senate, only one member of Congress voted no: Sen. Tom Cotton. Readers will recall it…

ARKANSAS SENATOR ONLY MEMBER OF CONGRESS WHO VOTED RIGHT ON IRAN DEAL

|| By ROBERT ROMANO || When H.R. 1191, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act by Sen. Bob Corker, came up for votes in the House and Senate, only one member of Congress voted no: Sen. Tom Cotton.

Readers will recall it was Cotton who led 47 Senate Republicans in writing a letter to the mullahs in Tehran reminding them that it is the Senate, not the president, who approves treaties.

The letter warned, “[w]e will consider any agreement regarding your nuclear-weapons program that is not approved by the Congress as nothing more than an executive agreement between President Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei.  The next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time.”

It staked out an incredibly strong position. Without Congress’ approval, the Iran nuclear deal would not be worth the paper it was printed on. The next president could just say, thanks, but no thanks, and abolish it.

So, what did Congress do?

It authorized the Iran deal, which critics say will spark a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and risk war, via H.R. 1191 – before anyone had even read it. Don’t believe it?

The law provides that “any measure of statutory sanctions relief by the United States pursuant to an agreement [with Iran]… may be taken, consistent with existing statutory requirements for such action, if, following the period for review provided… there is not enacted any such joint resolution” by Congress disapproving of the deal.

The period of review was 45 days. That means, come Sept. 17, the Iran nuclear deal will be sanctified by law and the next president will more or less be stuck with it.

That is, unless the process it was approved under happened to be unconstitutional, and the Iran nuclear deal was actually a treaty requiring a two-thirds affirmative majority of senators present in order to be ratified.

So, it may be a bit of fortune that Senate Democrats on Sept. 10 decided to block a resolution of disapproval of the deal, denying cloture on a motion to proceed. Why?

(To continue reading this piece, press the “Read More …” icon below).

Robert Romano is the Senior Editor of Americans for Limited Government.  This piece (reprinted with permission) originally appeared on NetRightDaily.com.

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93 comments

Rocky Verdad September 11, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Over. Next?

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flip September 11, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Republicans — can keep their promise of killing the Iran deal by using the presidency’s executive authority to reimpose suspended U.S. sanctions on Iran and withdrawing from panels involved in implementing the accord.

Wrong American hater!

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flop September 11, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Have you been following the ‘republicans’ for the last year?
They love Obama’s policies and vote right along with him.
This will not change. Even Trump likes Obama’s policies.

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flip September 11, 2015 at 1:38 pm

They do?Not ONE voted for Obamacare OR the Iran deal.
You lie more than Rocky.

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flop September 11, 2015 at 1:40 pm

And yet, here we are. Insured and not at war with another country.
Things are looking good under Obama and his ‘republican’ friends in Congress ;-)

Back to Back SCOTUS Champion September 11, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Barack whooped Republican ass twice in the highest court. Constitutional, legal healthcare reform!!!!!!

flip September 11, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Bye Bye Illegals
No Amnesty
No Democrat Party

Ronald Reagan September 11, 2015 at 2:04 pm

I liked amnesty. You aren’t a real Republican.

flip September 11, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Reading The Reagan Diaries now.Reagan figured that would be the END of the illegal immigration.He didn’t figure that the Democrat Party would become so hated and despised by middle america that they try and open the borders to millions of new voters to survive as a party.

flop September 11, 2015 at 2:14 pm

It’s funny how everything you say is absolutely wrong.
The Democrats must pay you well, shill.

Idiot Republican Plant September 11, 2015 at 2:24 pm

He’s got all the talking points down, he even comes off as an unhinged wingnut. Definitely a plant by Democrats.

flip September 11, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Trump and I are the Democrats best allies.
Do you think I’m going to fuck up my government assistance?!?

flip September 11, 2015 at 2:23 pm

I can’t actually read, I’m just imagining what’s in his book. LMAO!!!

Rocky Verdad September 11, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Wouldn’t be the first thing he was wrong about. AKA Lebenon.

flop September 11, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Hispanics vote.
Jeb knows this.
You don’t.

Dan September 11, 2015 at 1:44 pm

The money my family is saving with health insurance and way cheaper gas is going to make for a great Christmas this year.
What do the republicans have to offer?
Oh yeah, another threat to shutdown the government and still not get what they want.
They really are completely useless.

flip September 11, 2015 at 1:50 pm

On Medicaid, huh? Everybody else is paying more.
Major insurers in some states are proposing up to 51 percentpremium increases for health plans sold under the Affordable Healthcare and Patient Protection Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare. Despite single digit increases for 2015, insurance companies are seeing their costs jump and are demanding to be compensated with dramatically higher rates.

Medicaid Recipients September 11, 2015 at 1:58 pm

You and GrandTango are probably the biggest welfare recipients there are.

Republican Offer September 11, 2015 at 1:57 pm

1: Don’t get sick.

2: If you do, die quickly.

flip September 11, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Obamacare Death Panel’s.

Death Panels September 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Better than the old system’s multiple death panels, AKA the board of trustees at various private insurance companies.

flop September 11, 2015 at 2:12 pm

More made up crap that has been disproven.
Next!

Michele and Barack September 11, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Enjoy your holidays.

Voting For Iran Deal September 11, 2015 at 1:57 pm

They voted for it when they voted for that bill a while back that allowed it to pass.

You are too stupid to figure out that this was their way of voting for it without actually voting for it.

Republicans have pulled the wool over the eyes of the idiots in the country, and you’re one of them!

Have fun getting sheared, sheep!

Baaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Uncle Tom September 11, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Why did this guy communicate with the ‘enemy’ to subvert the Commander in Chief?
Sounds like a traitor. Does he represent to USA or Israel?
Fuck this squirming turd.

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flip September 11, 2015 at 1:35 pm

‘Commander in Chief’? Lololollololololoohahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha!!!!!
Of America’s enemies?

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flop September 11, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Yep. Two overwhelming victories at the polls in 2008 & 2012.
Had Bin Laden killed. No terrorist attacks on our soil in 8 years.
Peace with Iran, instead of war. And the economy is finally making a comeback.
Thanks for reminding everybody, flip.

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ISIS Obama aka traitor September 11, 2015 at 1:46 pm

LMAO!!!! He created ISIS to replace Bin Laden.Ask Israel.Obama is apparently even having intelligence reports changed to lie to the American people and allow the terrorists time to get stronger:

Exclusive: 50 Spies Say ISIS Intelligence Was Cooked

Daily Beast? – 2 days ago

It’s being called a ‘revolt’ by intelligence pros who are paid to give … of the ISIS war—but are seeing their reports turned into happy talk. … 50 Spies Say ISIS Intel Is Cooked.

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Domestic Terrorist Sandi September 11, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Praise Muhammad, it is my favorite holiday! I love dead soldiers and dead cops because it lets me attack Democrats! LMAO!!!

flop September 11, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Exactly what I thought.
You have nothing, flip.

flop September 11, 2015 at 2:02 pm

Or you could ask McCain and Lyndsey about ISIS.
McCain sure did look cozy in that picture of him and ISIS members.
You should also ask your buddies, the Saudis, about funding ISIS (I would explain what Sunnis and Shia are, but it would be way over your simple fat head). While you’re there, ask the Saudis about 9/11 and why all the hijackers were Saudis? Instead of using 9/11 as an excuse to attack Iraq, who had nothing to do with it.

erneba September 11, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Hey flop, the polls don’t reflect your fantasy.

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Poll Numbers September 11, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Polls show Trump of all people is the strongest Republican. Hillary’s boy is going to hand her this election, gift wrapped with a bow.

flop September 11, 2015 at 2:09 pm

But reality does.
Funny how things work in the real world.

idcydm September 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm

“Traitor” you say, the Commander in Chief loves traitors, just ask Bergdahl

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erneba September 11, 2015 at 2:01 pm

All Tom Cotton did was tell the terrorists leaders in Iran what US law is. Obama’s Iran agreement, like his poll numbers, are completely underwater. There would be very little opposition to the next President completely ignoring and discarding this treaty(?)
Obama’s approval numbers, Obamacare approval numbers, direction of this country’s approval numbers are all underwater. The next election is going to be a continuation of the 2014 election, it will be another bad day for Democrats. Both Hillary and Biden are running against the record of the last six years.

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Poll Numbers September 11, 2015 at 2:02 pm

Gee willikers, how will he ever get reelected now?

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erneba September 11, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Gee willikers, how will a Democrat get elected President now?

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DNC September 11, 2015 at 2:07 pm

With Trump’s help, why?

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erneba September 11, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Yeah, and Hillary will pull you guys through, dream on.

DNC September 11, 2015 at 2:11 pm

You will just sit out the election when Trump drops out.
If you guys are unlucky enough to actually give Trump the nomination, it will be the worst beating the republicans have ever taken in the polls. You’ll get a Bush, though.
Hillary? Can you remember back to 2008?

Trump's Ticking Time Bomb September 11, 2015 at 2:29 pm

Trump is doing well because Republicans don’t know how to combat him.

He spouts off all the stuff the rest of them do, but better and more fervently.

They either have to out-crazy him or dial it back and look like a liberal.

He is going to drive the GOP to the fringe.

When he gets to the actual presidential debates, all the Democrat (Hillary) has to do is come off as fairly moderate and grab all the middle of the road voters.

Trump will win one, maybe two swing states.

Republicans won’t know what hit them even though we’ve been telling them this all this time.

Sandi Menstrual September 11, 2015 at 2:41 pm

You all realize todays CNN polls have Biden lapping the entire GOP field. Beats Trump-a-lump by 10, Bush Low Energizer Bunny by 9.

flip September 11, 2015 at 2:44 pm

CNN POLL? Today? Thanks!

Wait until they see the CNN Poll TODAY.
Carson 51%- Clinton 45%
Bush 49%-Clinton 47%
Trump 49%-Clinton 47%

Biden is running? LMAO!!!!

Sandi Menstrual September 11, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Starting to really look like it. That will have you seeing red – like my monthly visitor.

erneba September 11, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Funny, I thought your monthly visitor was the police or drug enforcement.

Popular Vote September 11, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Republicans are becoming less and less able to win the White House. All that middle finger saluting to growing minority populations and more politically active women is biting you guys right in the ass.

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flip September 11, 2015 at 2:05 pm

100% correct. Add that to all the ILLEGAL E/O’s on immigration will be revoked and NO Amnesty or path to citizenship.

No democrat party for decades.

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flop September 11, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Yes, the exact opposite of that will happen.
Remember all the gloating you did after the mid-terms?
That was funny.

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Oops! September 11, 2015 at 2:06 pm

He communicated with terrorists? That’s even worse.
What did your boy, GWB, say about negotiating with terrorists?
You guys are so fucking confused, you don’t know what’s going on.
You bet they will be running on the successes of the last six years of Obama’s presidency.
What record will the republicans run on?
Shutdowns and political failure.

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flip September 11, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Obama invites terrorist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood to the WH all the time.

Even domestic terrorists like Sharpton.

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Sandi Morals September 11, 2015 at 2:27 pm

You be quiet you troll, aren’t you a Muslim Brotherhood member yourself?

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Sandi Menstrual Blood Eyes September 11, 2015 at 2:39 pm

No need for that kind of talk.

flop September 11, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Grasping at straws.
lol

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erneba September 11, 2015 at 3:19 pm

You talk about communicating with terrorists while Obama is giving them diplomatic blow jobs. He gave everything they wanted and then some.
The record of the last six years, huh?
Biden and Clinton are running against the Obama administration.
And let’s me and you make a bet. I bet neither Hillary or Biden will be out there with Obama, touting all the successes of the two terms of Obama.

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flop September 11, 2015 at 5:18 pm

They have plenty of successes to tout.
Even the republican successes are Obama’s successes.
Shutdowns and obstruction only made the republicans look weak and petty.

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erneba September 11, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Won’t fly, most people are sick of Obama. He and just about everything he did is polling negatively for him. Approve/Disapprove…Right track/Wrong track..State of the economy… Obamacacre.. the Iranian nuke deal.
Yeah..try pulling up those issues and run on them…Don’t believe me, go Check Real Clear Politics… Obama has a foul political odor about him. he is no plus for Democrats.

flip September 11, 2015 at 2:20 pm

LMAO!! You got em crawling out of the sewer and changing screen names faster than a Democrat voter looting the beer cave during a riot!

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Sandi Menstrual September 11, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Are you Trump?

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erneba September 11, 2015 at 3:06 pm

No, I am your Daddy, Honey.

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Sandi Menstrual September 11, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Wanna take a bath?

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erneba September 11, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Only if we can wash each other. My parts must be done first.

flip September 11, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Wait until they see the CNN Poll TODAY.
Carson 51%- Clinton 45%
Bush 49%-Clinton 47%
Trump 49%-Clinton 47%

Suicide watch! lol

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Sandy Tramp Stamp September 11, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Biden 54- Trump 44
Biden 42 – Bush 44
Did you forget to include those numbers from that CNN Poll? Here, I helped you out.

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flip September 11, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Biden is running? hahahahahhahahhahah…not a chance and he would fade like Hillary if he got in….

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Megayn Kelly September 11, 2015 at 2:46 pm

De Nile ain’t a river.

erneba September 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Those numbers for biden will drop like a rock if he declares his candidacy. Mute point, joe won’t pull the trigger. .

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Megany Menstrual September 11, 2015 at 2:48 pm

De Nile ain’t a river ya’ know.

erneba September 11, 2015 at 2:54 pm

The first thing to understanding the next election is try to figure out what is the mindset of the electorate. The average voter in this country has had it up to their scrotum sacs with establishment politicians, explaining the rise of Trump and Carson and the fall of Hillary, JEB, and other establishment politicians. Somewhat like, but no exactly the same as the rise of Carter in 1976.

Scro Tum Sacks September 11, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Scrotum sacks. Seriously? There goes my coffee across the desk.

Vince Foster September 11, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Exactly.He knows what the Clinton Mafia would do to him if he tries to get in.

erneba September 11, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Yes, dreaming while in denial will lead to that.That’s because they only read ‘Mother Jones’ and watch Msnbc.or CNN.

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flip September 11, 2015 at 2:48 pm

We may finally have a black President/VP we can be proud of-one that loves this country.

What a difference a man like Carson could make for young black men.

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Donald Trump September 11, 2015 at 2:49 pm

You bastard. You said he were going to support me. Loser. Low energy light weight.

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flip September 11, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Trump/Carson….Carson can pray for the illegals when we deport them….

Carson Hahaha September 11, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Bullshit. The only thing Carson does is as act as the 2015 “token black”. I cannot wait for him to say something that posses off republicans, so that they can remind him of that. He won’t win simply because he is black. Black candidates in a national election have to secure the Black vote. He will not.. Moreover, he will be forgotten. Except for a few punchlines. Sort of like Herman Cain. Allen West, etc.

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flip September 11, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Obama once said he was so broke when he arrived in Los Angeles for the Democratic National Convention in 2000 that his credit card was rejected when he tried to rent a car.

He would be shining shoes if he wasn’t black.Only reason he was elected.

stumpknocker September 11, 2015 at 3:46 pm

i think is was more about this country has never been bat shit crazy enough to put a person like palen a heart beat from being potus

Carson Hahaha September 11, 2015 at 8:01 pm

If Republicans want to seriously win the White House. Ben Carson is not the candidate to do it. I’ll bet that..

Mike at the Beach September 11, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Why in Hell would Carson require some kind of majority vote from black folks…because he happens to be black? That’s some bizarro world logic, that. When has a national Republican (especially in the Presidential election) ever secured a meaningful portion of the black vote? Further, regardless one’s opinion of Carson’s political positions, to refer to an internationally accomplished neurosurgeon as a “token black” is more than just a little sophomoric and weird.

Carson Hahaha September 11, 2015 at 7:54 pm

When has a national Republican ever secured a meaningful portion of that black vote? Never. That’s not my point. When has a national Republican Presidential candidate ever been a black man? Secondly, can a black man(especially as Republican) win a general election without the black vote are the more relevant questions? And I don’t give a shit that he is a neurosurgeon, so are other neurosurgeons. (However, I do care that he got there through some of the same programs he is vehemently against now. i.e affirmative action.) He is not nominated to be Surgeon General, he is trying to be President of the United States.

Mike at the Beach September 11, 2015 at 10:56 pm

“Black candidates in a national election have to secure the Black vote.”

Silly me, I was going by what you actually said, not what you thought you said. What you said remains nonsensical and false; I won’t be chasing down any other rabbit-holes on this one.

euwe max September 13, 2015 at 6:51 am

It would be even weirder for Republicans to require a purity of commitment greater than any of them are willing to actually perform.

Are their constituents really on board with the smell of bacon for breakfast, and then dieting the rest of the day to work it off, while their “leaders” are face down in the hog waller?

It is a comedy of the absurd, watching the Republicans attempting to look worldly, composed and mature, while their party is being run into the ground by idiots and thieves.

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Limited government:A punchline September 11, 2015 at 2:53 pm

“Robert Romano is the Senior Editor of Americans for Limited Government.”
“Where he wants to limit government, no one knows, but they do know it’s not in policing the world.”

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Megayn's Killer Bees September 11, 2015 at 2:54 pm

When I first heard the name Tom Cotton I thought he was darker.

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erneba September 11, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Darker than what?

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Rocky Verdad September 11, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Guess Megayn’s a fan of the Alabama python.

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erneba September 11, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Yeah, that will keep her ass out of the kitchen.

Bible Thumper September 11, 2015 at 3:59 pm

I thought Africanized killer bees were darker too.

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grandtangosuglydog September 12, 2015 at 9:46 am

“You seem…Taller on the radio….”

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Bible Thumper September 11, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Try as you might, Congress has never been successful at running foreign policy and they never will be. No matter what the Congress or Obama does, the next President can continue or change it. Even when Congress votes on treaties of sanctions, the President usually gets his way eventually.

535 individuals can’t articulate a foreign policy. If they were able to block the Iran Nuclear deal they couldn’t negotiate another deal or keep allies on board with sanctions. I’m not saying I support Obama. I’m telling you if you want change the policy, elect a different President. Congressional efforts are hopeless.

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Manray9 September 12, 2015 at 12:18 am

I think the Republicans should make Cotton their “front man” on all foreign policy issues. He’s representative of the best they have to offer on such matters.

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