It’s no secret that the Republican Party is now more well-known for their fear mongering and obstructionist tactics than legislating or having any real interest in governing. As many of you may remember, Republicans came under heavy criticism last year for trying to derail the Iran Nuclear Deal through a combination of dangerous propaganda and treason. They attempted to poison public opinion and recklessly interfered with the negotiation process which could have had disastrous consequences. In an underhanded, some have even suggested treasonous move, 47 Traitors lead by Senator Tom Cotton and signed by GOP Presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Rand Paul had sent an open letter to Iran stating:
[They] 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.
Added to this deplorable act of unprecedented disrespect to the office of the presidency, was a simultaneous campaign of fear and propaganda directed at the American people who the Iran Nuclear Deal had only one inevitable outcome, the total annihilation of America by our enemies. Of course, months later the American people now know what Republicans really knew all along, that Obama’s deal with Iran would actually curb Iran’s nuclear production, and Iran has since handed over stockpiles of enriched uranium and plans on reducing their centrifuges’ capacity by two-thirds.
As Republicans have now moved on to their newest doomsday scenario, this time focusing their paranoia on Muslims and Syrian Refugees, the predicted apocalyptic outcome of the Iran Nuclear Deal is but a distant memory. Republicans may be done with the past, but it seems the past is not done with them, as new evidence has surfaced that the Republican Party may have been in cahoots with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to not only prevent the Iran deal from happening, but to allow Israel to play a much larger role in deciding how Republicans govern our own country.
In a disturbing new report that has come to light, thanks to the NSA’s controversial use of wiretapping, several communication between Republicans and Israel paint a disturbing picture, as exchanges between the two ask such questions as “How can we get your vote? What’s it going to take?” and also, “Mr. Netanyahu and some of his allies voiced confidence they could win enough votes.” Seemingly suggesting Republicans are more than willing to put Israel’s interests before our own.
While for the moment, no laws have been broken, this new reveal does make it clear that the relationship between Republicans and Israels Prime Minister is unorthodox, if not totally unethical. The question we should all be asking is how much of a role do we the people want other world leaders to play in American policy and how much disrespect, collusion and obstructionism at the expense of the American people is tolerable before we those involved should be removed from office.
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