Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers sounded a litany of alarms Sunday morning on CNN’s State of the Union as he shared his thoughts on the deal the Obama administration struck with Middle Eastern foe Iran. “There is very strong bipartisan opposition to the deal. Our Arab League partners don’t like the deal. Israel doesn’t like the deal. And we may have just encouraged more violence in the future than we have stopped.”
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy on Face the Nation Sunday said he “would caution the Obama administration from overselling” the deal Secretary Kerry just brokered with Iran adding that it is anything but a full dismantling of the nuclear program. He went on to say “When you have friends and allies inside the region strongly opposed to it, I would caution; and I agree that we should move forward with the sanctions in the Senate. Remember who we’re dealing with. We’re dealing with Iran. They are one of the top supporters of terrorism around the world and this is providing them resources and money. We should not take this lightly.”
Ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker made an appearance on Fox News Sunday this morning and voiced his concerns regarding the deal the Obama administration’s Secretary John Kerry brokered with Iran. No real surprises here. The Tennessee Senator, more or less, went through the same list of talking points most shared Sunday. Language in the preamble that appears to open the door future enrichment was a constant point of emphasis across the Sunday talk circuit. But here’s Senator Corker’s take. “This administration’s long on announcements and short on follow through.”
I caught this headline over at Drudge and was all but compelled to have a look – “Senator: Sea-Level Rise Threatens Sports Stadiums.” I guess Charles Krauthammer was right. Matt Drudge is the “greatest headline writer in the history of mankind.” But the real credit goes to Sean Long over at CNSNEWS for sharing the story; and to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for appealing to the passions of the American sports community to help drive his clima-scare agenda. Quite brilliant, actually.
Kelly Ayotte was tasked with countering Nancy Pelosi Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press. Nice gig if you can get it. And the New Hampshire Senator opened by saying the Democrat-driven signature piece of legislation “was a mess.” Not surprisingly, host David Gregory was quick to push back by asking Senator Ayotte what Republicans are proposing as an alternative. To my dismay, Ayotte’s response was somewhat lacking. Truth be told, she offered almost nothing. Sprinkling in a few token talking points and a healthy dose of pandering to the notion of bipartisanship, she rather effectively made the case that libs are desperately making in an attempt to defend Obamacare – “Republicans have no plan.”
Coffee for Everyone! Look out… Coffee’s not the only thing brewing in the Pacific Northwest these days… And speaking of coffee… I wonder how much a double espresso macchiato with extra foam is going to cost the good voters if that whole $15/hour minimum wage thing catches on? What happens when the Wall Street Movement goes…
Russian President Vladimir Putin is now the “World’s Most Powerful” person according a list released by Forbes Magazine Wednesday. Citing President Obama’s domestic troubles and Putin’s perceived outmaneuvering of Obama on Syria, the magazine famed for its many lists now says Putin is the most powerful man in the world.
The Best Damn Band in the Land was at it again Saturday as the Ohio State Buckeyes took on Penn State in a pivotal Big Ten match-up. With the scoreline quickly out of hand, the Ohio State Marching Band provided, perhaps, the best reason to stick around until the second half. With video of the band’s Michael Jackson tribute still trending viral, the latest “Trip to the Movies” production is destined to follow suit.