Obama SpotifyPresident Obama and his administration’s Twitter feeds are fascinating to read each week, given that the overall message can end up along the lines of: “If Congress doesn’t approve my Iran deal, then we may have to go to war. … In the meantime, at least you can sit back and relax to my newest Spotify playlist.”

Obama IranMr. Obama is a strange man. One day he is making the case that Americans really care that he likes to listen to Mos def’s “UMI Says,” and Erykah Badu’s “Woo,” and the next he is making the case that Republicans in Congress are no different than Iranians who chant “Death to America.”

The Hill reported August 7:

The president inflamed his critics with his tough tone in a major speech on Wednesday, defending the Iran deal.

Obama linked congressional Republicans opposed to the deal with Iranian hard-liners who chant “death to America,” saying they are “making a common cause with the Republican caucus.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) dismissed Obama’s claim that the only alternative to the deal is war as an “absurd argument.”

“That’s never been the alternative,” he said. “It’s either this deal or a better deal, or more sanctions, and I think that’s been a huge mistake on his part.”

The Obama administration seems to believe the matter is serious enough to have an official “Iran Deal” Twitter account, but then turns it into a joke by sharing disingenuous memes inspired by “Straight Outta Compton.”

Obama Iran DealRemember: The weekend after Iran “agreed” to the nuclear deal, its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei joined a “death to America” rally. The next weekend he said he would use the billions of dollars in sanctions relief to undermine U.S. foreign policy.

The fact of the matter is that Iran will not be “straight outta uranium.” The deal merely kicks the can ten years down the road, if one believes that Iran won’t find a way to cheat. Sadly, the only people on earth who seem to think Iran won’t be able to cheat are members of the Obama administration.

Straight Outta ComptonThe world’s stage is filled with men like Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Vladimir Putin. Terrorist organizations like the Islamic State group control large swathes of the Middle East and northern Africa. Ask yourself what the world’s worst actors think when they see Mr. Obama’s weird obsession with coming across as “cool” to people who will only understand foreign policy if it’s delivered with a “Straight Outta Compton” hook.

The short answer: America’s enemies laugh at Mr. Obama. He is a joke to the kind of man who kills political opponents with radioactive isotopes (research the death of Alexander Litvinenko) and he is a joke to people who chop off heads in the Middle East.

Whether the next commander in chief is a Democrat or a Republican, one can only pray that the individual does not continue to behave as America’s first Buzzfeed president.

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

4 comments

  1. The speech at American University was typical Obama. Petulant, dishonest, full of false assumptions and false choices, and insulting.

    The MSM, as usual, are acting as cheer leaders for Obama. An ABC/Washington Post poll “explained” that international inspectors would monitor Iran’s nuclear program, and that tough sanctions would be imposed if violations were found. Then it asked respondents if they would favor the deal. Framed in those terms, who wouldn’t? But, as more details are revealed, more and more people (including Democrats) are becoming skeptical. Advance notice for inspections, no access to military bases, no Americans on inspection teams. And secret side agreements that Congress is not allowed to know about.

    Obama accused the Republicans of making “common cause” with Iran’s “hard liners.” And he also made thinly veiled hints that the Israelis (those crafty Joooooos) are trying to sabotage the agreement. In fact, other Arab countries are worried about the deal. And the “hard liners” in Iran do not oppose the deal, they support it. They are not some KKK-like lunatic fringe, they are the Iranian government. bama

    And he claims that the only alternative to this deal is war with Iran. But Iran declared war on the US in 1979, and that declaration has never been rescinded. It may not be a question of whether we will have to go to war with Iran. It is a question of whether we do it before or after they acquire nuclear warheads and ICBM’s.

    Are there no other options? Why not increase economic sanctions? Obama says sanctions won’t work. Really? Iran’s own president said that their economy is headed back to the stone age. With the decrease in oil prices (which Obama’s fans give him credit for, although it is the result of domestic drilling, which he opposed), increased sanctions could be the straw that breaks Iran’s back.

    Then, Obama assures us that “snap back sanctions” will be imposed if the Iranians are caught cheating. Right. We need the agreement, because sanctions won’t work. And we can enforce the agreement by…imposing sanctions.

    Can it get any more ridiculous? Unfortunately, yes. Obama said that the agreement gives the “Iranian people” an “incentive” to “urge their government to move in a less provocative direction.” Iran is a dictatorship. Its people are in no position to “urge” their rulers to do anything. BTW, in 2009, a pro-democracy faction in Iran did try to “urge their government” to implement reforms. Those people are now dead or in prison. And Obama, in effect, took sides with their oppressors.

    1. There’s not really much I can add to this response, Tom. You’re totally on point.

      As more details are revealed, more and more people (including Democrats) are becoming skeptical. Advance notice for inspections, no access to military bases, no Americans on inspection teams. And secret side agreements that Congress is not allowed to know about.

      I think Iran has 24 days to react after inspectors put in a request to go to specific sites. There is a lot of scrubbing up that can be done in over three weeks… This “deal” is a joke. The deal is basically, “Tell us what you want and we’ll give you everything you need. We just need to make sure that it’s convoluted enough so that we can lie to the American public.”

      Bloomberg reported July 17:

      Senior administration officials in April said the nuclear agreement would allow inspectors “anytime, anywhere” access to suspected nuclear sites, but the new deal will give Iran 24 days’ notice of any inspections, as well as a say in whether inspectors will be able to visit certain sites at all. The U.S. also agreed in the final days of talks to lift a U.N. conventional weapons embargo on Iran in five years, and to end sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program in eight, both issues on which the framework deal is silent.

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