The 47 members of congress' more than likely treason-like activities have inflamed some of the Facebookers, myself included.
Their signed letter to Iranian officials places them in direct violation of the Logan Act.
While that act might be well intended, it is unclear whether it has ever been enacted. Reagan did nothing to Jesse Jackson when he discussed things with Cuba - though it was threatened. Ditto with Bonzo and the then Speaker of the House, Jim Wright.
Maybe it is toothless, maybe not. I suppose it was there for a reason - even if going back to 1799 (though amended in 1994).
It's a good time to test it out. Jackson and Wright didn't really put the U.S. in harm's way. These 47 douchebags could quite be responsible for long term last effects in diplomacy, if not outright military actions.
Senator "Nobody who just made a name for himself" Cotton put forth this letter attempting to circumvent any deal or plan that the President is negotiating. They are making 'threats' that a plan will be reversed upon Obama leaving office.
This means (to me) that they're assuming that a democrat won't win in 2016, or will side with them should that happen. This GOP group is even covering bases inviting Hillary to sign the letter as well - which of course is a huge Catch 22.
If she doesn't sign: she'll be on Obama's side. If she does, they'd call her a traitor.
But Clinton isn't sitting as a public servant. Though it could be argued that none of these guys are either.
Now, you don't seem attempted group treason very often, but look closely kids: it's happening.
And you DO have to look closely.
For all this fucking "liberal media' that the GOP bitches about, I'd like to know where it is. Enlarge the top image for CNN yesterday. Go ahead. I'll wait.
It's not even in the top 11 stories. And if I took another screen capture, it's not in the next 10 either.
But a friend on FB wondered aloud who these people illegally representing foreign policy for the U.S. might be and how they're getting away with it.
My reply was (because, you know I just couldn't hold back):
I'm not advocating what they're doing, but why shouldn't they??
NO ONE IS DOING A THING ABOUT or TO THEM. They have, and continue to, walked all over the American public and the Constitution, and not only have we let them, "we've" ELECTED AND RE-ELECTED them.
Why would they stop?
And seriously - why would they?
Once again, the GOP has got the Dems and the country by the short-hairs and no one does a thing and except for some papers (the Washington Post), no one has it on the front page complaining.
But no one notices, because
This mentality is just fucking soul-crushing.
But the GOP is good at this tactic - getting away with robbery in plain daylight. No one held them accountable for shutting down the government and adding $24 BILLION to the deficit in the process. Nope, they actually gained seats in the House and Senate.
They also know that if the Dems had attempted this, it would be front page news....EVERYWHERE.
Instead, the GOP has gotten people to look at Clinton's email habits - which not only were the same at Colin Powell, but any changes to the email policies were enacted after Clinton left her office.
Still............they made you look. You're distracted.
The Dems, as usual, are castrated little bitches. And after they're cut off, you cannot grow a pair.
On another news note: I'm not sure I could be more ashamed to have been an ΣAE.
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