Well, that didn’t last long.
Chuck Schumer’s breakaway from the Democratic Party and obedience to Obama, by coming out against the Iran nuke deal, lasted about as long as the inmates who escaped from Dannemora prison in upstate NY in June.
John McCormack at The Weekly Standard reports, Schumer Praises Obama on Iran, Hits Republicans as Hostage-Takers:
Senator Chuck Schumer of New York is the highest-ranking Democrat to oppose President Obama’s executive agreement with Iran over the Islamic republic’s nuclear program. But during the Senate Democratic leadership’s final press conference prior to a vote on the deal, Schumer didn’t say anything about it. Instead, he chose to attack Republicans.
“Everywhere Republican leaders look this fall, there’s potential disaster lurking thanks to their hard right members determined to hold the government hostage unless they get everything they want,” Schumer said on Wednesday, referring to budget negotiations.
Forty-two Senate Democrats successfully blocked a bill to disapprove of Obama’s deal with Iran on Thursday. Schumer was one of four Senate Democrats to support the motion of disapproval, but he greeted failure with something of a shrug and even praised Obama’s “strong achievements in combating and containing Iran.”
“Regardless of how one feels about the agreement,” Senator Chuck Schumer, one of four Democrats to vote against Mr. Obama, said on the Senate floor, “fair-minded Americans should acknowledge the president’s strong achievements in combating and containing Iran.”
Acknowledging the tortured road he and other skeptical Democrats traveled, Mr. Schumer said, “I also have a great deal of respect for the careful thought and deliberation my colleagues went through,” adding, “I recognize for them that this is a vote of conscience just as it is for me.”
Respect and careful deliberation? From the President and Party who portrayed those who disagreed as traitors beholden to the Israel Lobby?
Schumer then went on to describe what a horrible deal it is. So he praises Obama and Democrats to the roof, while pointing out what a sellout the deal is.
Let me remind you, Chuck, how YOUR PARTY embraced you just a short few weeks ago, Ugliness: Iran deal supporters call Schumer a greedy, disloyal Jew:
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