|I lost count. How many victories is this for me now?|
Senate Democrats voted to uphold the hard-fought nuclear accord with Iran on Thursday, overcoming ferocious GOP opposition and delivering President Barack Obama a legacy-making victory on his top foreign policy priority.
A disapproval resolution for the agreement fell two votes short of the 60 needed to move forward as Democratic and independent senators banded together against it. Although House Republicans continued to pursue eleventh-hour strategies to derail the international accord, the outcome in the Senate guaranteed that the disapproval legislation would not reach Obama's desk.
As a result the nuclear deal will move forward unchecked by Congress, an improbable win by Obama in the face of unanimous opposition from Republicans who control Capitol Hill, GOP candidates seeking to replace him in the Oval Office and the state of Israel and its allied lobbyists in the U.S.
Gee it's hard to imagine that a rally featuring Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, and Sarah Palin had absolutely NO impact whatsoever on this deal going forward. But there you have it.
Of course that does not mean the Republicans are done stomping their feet and holding their breath in frustration.
This from HuffPo:
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that all options are on the table in the fight to stop the Iran nuclear deal from moving forward, including suing the president.
Boehner said a lawsuit against President Barack Obama over the deal is "an option that is very possible.”
Just hours after returning from summer recess, Boehner found himself in the middle of a revolt mounted by conservative members of his caucus who want to delay a vote on a resolution of disapproval on the Iran deal, insisting the administration broke the law.
After an afternoon meeting on Wednesday, Republicans emerged with a new strategy on how to handle votes on the deal, deciding to hold three instead of one. The first vote, which is expected Thursday, will be on a resolution stating Obama did not submit all the documents related to the Iran deal and therefore the 60-day congressional review period has yet to start. A possible lawsuit would be based on that premise.
This kind of reminds me of the drunk that gets his ass handed to him in a bar fight yet gets to his unsteady feet, puts up his dukes, and then asks the coat rack if it has had enough yet.
Face it Republicans you lost.
To the President that you all organized to stop at every opportunity.
God I love this!