There is hope. That is made clear by this latest struggle by our pro-jihad president and the majority of pro-freedom patriots in the Congress. The Congressional rebuff to our pro-Iran President best illustrates the importance of securing a super majority in the Congress, and why we must win the Senate in 2012.
In the disastrous event of an Obama win (certainly made possible by voluntary state-run media and his goon armies ACORN, SEIU, Soros propaganda machine, et al) the Congress will be the only thing that stands between us and the destruction of the greatest, free-est nation in the history of man.
Republicans and Democrats are pressing ahead with sanctions that would target foreign banks that do business with Iran's Central Bank. Tough sanctions are the most viable option short of a military strike on Iran. The sanctions measure sponsored by Sens. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., was added to a broader defense bill now the subject of closed-door negotiations.
Few lawmakers, even Democrats, have argued the administration's case for weakening the sanctions. "I think Democrats are scratching their heads that the administration is leading them into a policy provision which not a single Democratic senator can suppo rt," Kirk said in an interview. He said he spoke to the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., on Thursday and he indicated that the House negotiators would accept the sanctions provision. (AP-Washington Post)
House and Senate leaders are meeting this week behind closed doors to work out language for new sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), and the administration is pressing key Democrats to adopt their position, which aims to weaken the sanctions measures. At the center of the debate is an amendment, passed the Senate by 100-0 over the very public objections of top Obama administration officials, which would direct the administration to take punitive measures against foreign banks that do business with the CBI.
Initially, the administration turned to House Foreign Affairs Committee ranking Democrat Howard Berman (D-CA) to help them with the changes. But Berman said at a conference on Thursday sponsored by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, "I will not, and Congress should not, give into entreaties from the administration or elsewhere...to dilute our approach to sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran's petroleum transactions." (Foreign Policy)