Opponents of his fatally flawed nuclear deal with Iran aren't just making "common cause" with 'death-to-America' Iranian zealots, President Obama magnanimously informs us, but also "crazies." Politico has the report from Obama's Nevada love fest with Harry Reid:
There are the people on his side on the Iran deal, President Barack Obama said Monday evening. Then there are “the crazies.” Back from a notably uneventful and restful two-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Obama was immediately on the road for a short trip here, first to speak at a green energy conference hosted by retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, then to raise money for his preferred successor, former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. Story Continued Below Ruddy from the sun, Obama described himself as “refreshed, renewed, recharged — a little feisty.” And he delivered, recounting the ride he and Reid had just taken from the conference to the fundraiser in his up-armored presidential limo, where they talked about old times and getting back to Washington to “deal with the crazies in terms of managing some problems.”
In Obama's mind, there is no such thing as legitimate, principled opposition to him or his agenda. Dissent is unhinged, reflexively partisan, phony, and sometimes racist. This from a man who campaigned as a hopeful, unifying pragmatist. In the case of the Iran deal, the intense criticism is substantive and bipartisan. Reid's likely successor as the Senate Democratic leader is against the agreement, as is the Democratic former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in addition to an active Democratic presidential candidate and a number of sitting House Democrats. Indeed, the 'crazies' are ubiquitous:
New Quinnipiac poll on Iran deal in swing states: FL 61-25 against OH 58-24 against PA 61-26 against http://t.co/WIrYuzmXrV— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) August 25, 2015
These numbers aren't outliers. National surveys from CNN, Fox News, Gallup and Quinnipiac demonstrate that broad and sturdy majorities of Americans disapprove of the dangerous, concession-filled accord Obama is manifestly failing to sell. In fairness to him, it's a very tough sell. The agreement leaves Iran's vast nuclear infrastructure intact, secures no commitments from Iran to cease its support for terrorism or egregious human rights abuses, and positions the country to become an internationally-legitimized nuclearized power within 10-to-15 years. It also surrenders astonishing ground to the regime, on advanced weapons programs and on inspections. Iran has announced that it will not comply with certain elements of the deal (with tacit permission from John Kerry), and has been actively cheating as negotiations played out. I'll leave you with this:
Would our president care to meet with this gentleman, or this maimed warrior, and call them "crazies" to their faces?