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Bob Corker gets a standing ‘o’ at Failure Theater

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 7:43
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Republican foreign policy quisling guru Bob Corker knows how to play Failure Theater.

Ever since the GOP regained control of the US Senate, Corker has been walking around in a palpable aura of Old Spice and arrogance that acts like pheremones on Senate interns and the foreign policy establishment. Corker was going to show those pesky conservative how to govern. By golly gosh, he’d show them how adults went about the hard work of governing. When freshman Senator Tom Cotton wrote a letter to whichever Ayatollah is calling the shots in Iran informing him that we a) had a Constitution and b) that Constitution required the Senate to approve the terms of surrender nuclear weapons agreement being negotiated with Obama, Corker was miffed and complained that the letter hurt his chances of passing a bill. As I noted at the time:

This is simply Failure Theater by a handful of GOP senators who are devoid of honor, courage, self-respect and respect for their fellow Americans. The fact that Bob Corker can even contemplate that the votes can be put together to override an Obama veto of a bill requiring Congressional oversight shows that Corker is either a complete moron (and this is by no means a wild flight of imagination) or that he thinks the Democrats would be happy to see America nuked by Iran because someone was all meany-pants to Barack Obama (again, based on what we’ve seen of the Democrats this is very likely true). In reality what Corker is doing is trying to fool you into thinking that he had found the path to success and, when Obama inevitably vetoes the bill and the Democrats slavishly vote to sustain the veto, he will try to blame Senator Tom Cotton for his failure.

This bill stood the Constitution on its head, requiring 67 votes in the Senate to disapprove of any agreement rather than obliging Obama to find 67 votes to approve of his handiwork. In the end, the GOP caved to the siren song of Corker and only one MAN voted against it: Tom Cotton.

Now, suddenly, Bob Corker is aghast, a-freakin-ghast, at the deal Obama has cut to allow Iran to become a nuclear-armed terrorist state.

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is sounding the alarm about the nuclear talks with Iran, warning the United States has made “breathtaking” concessions that risk creating a “bad deal.”

In a letter sent Monday, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) warned President Obama he must be willing to walk away from the negotiating table.

“It is breathtaking to see how far from your original goals and statements the P5+1 have come during negotiations with Iran,” Corker (R-Tenn.) said in the letter, referring to a group that includes the U.S., the United Kingdom, China, France, and Russia plus Germany.

Corker said negotiators “have moved” from a trying to strike a 20-year agreement, to a 10-year one and seem ready to let Tehran continue to develop its ballistic missile effort and maintain research and development for advanced nuclear centrifuges.

“I understand the dynamics that can develop when a group believes they are close to a deal and how your aides may view this as a major legacy accomplishment. However, as you know, the stakes here are incredibly high and the security implications of these negotiations are difficult to overstate,” Corker warned.

He asked Obama to “please pause and consider rethinking the entire approach. Walking away from a bad deal at this point would take courage, but it would be the best thing for the United States, the region and the world.”

This is just bullsh** on a biscuit. There is nothing, not a single thing, that Corker is bitching about in his whiney little nine-year-old girl letter that he couldn’t have discovered simply by reading RedState or any number of other outlets. This slow moving avalanche of #FAIL has been documented in real time by the New York Times and Wall Street Journal and nuclear non-proliferation organizations.

What you are seeing it, just as I predicted, another episode of Failure Theater. Corker set out to give the illusion he was doing something and now he’s complaining that even though he tried his damnedest, things just didn’t go right. But he wants us rubes out here in the ausland to know that he’s on top of the situation and, if need be, he will legislate yet again.

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