Former lawmakers with nothing to loose are lobbying their Democratic comrades on Capitol Hill, including U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, to support President Obama’s controversial Iran deal when the measure comes up for a vote in a few weeks.
The list of signers/lobbyists includes a Who’s Who of Colorado pols we’d like to forget, such as Democratic Sens. Gary Hart, Tim Wirth and Mark Udall, as well as Democratic Reps. Pat Schroeder and David Skaggs.
The lawmakers’ letter was issued by the peaceniks and climatologists at the Center for International Policy, who are advised by such deep thinkers as actor Mike Farrell, who played “B.J.” in the TV series M*A*S*H.
Their motive, to prevent war.
“We know of no viable alternatives to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that is now before you. We agree that no deal is better than a bad deal. But we also agree that a good deal is better than no deal,” the letter said.
So the deal is, Democrats think a “good deal” is lifting sanction with no teeth to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, which is better than no deal that keeps sanctions in place with no teeth to block Iran from developing its nuclear capability.
The bad deal, is listening to former lawmaker lobbyists who don’t have our best interests at heart, especially when Bennet is supposedly supporting a law blocking former lawmakers from lobbying Congress.