Chuck Schumer will vote against the Iran Deal….

Anyone Surprised?

I’m NOT….

I told ya so….

And I think he has announced this because he thinks the deal will probabaly squeek by without his vote , which would severely hurt him back where he lieves in Brooklyn, New York….

If President Obama is surpreised by this?

Something is wrong with him….

Most poliican’s think about keeping their jobs, First…Second and Third…

Senator Chuck Schumer is no different….

Mr. Schumer’s announcement comes as Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House minority leader, labors to build a firewall in the House in support of the Iran deal, which has been denounced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. At six meetings in recent weeks, Ms. Pelosi has assembled an informal team of Democrats determined to win over the 146 House Democrats needed to uphold a veto.

But Ms. Pelosi’s team has had its eye on Mr. Schumer, conceded Representative Jan Schakowsky, Democrat of Illinois and one of Ms. Pelosi’s deputies on the Iran deal.

“Anybody whipping has never put Schumer in the ‘yes’ column,” she said Thursday. “But the calculation still is we’ll have the votes” even without him…..

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Note….

The other New York Senator Gillibrand has come out FOR the deal…..

Zreebs
Guest

Schumer only has a few chips left. He better use them wisely or he will be out.

Manila Calling!
Guest

“our allies have already signed off on this deal with Iran”

With allies like that, who needs enemies?

And Schumer is a vote counter but the Democrats will have a face to put on the TV screens when things go wrong.

And they will.

“Why not buy oil from Iran and arms from Russia?”

So Gay honeymoons in Iran will start right away?

Gee!

Keith
Guest

I thought a free economy was what Republicans were all about. Why not buy oil from Iran and arms from Russia? Manila forgets, as he does so many times, that our allies have already signed off on this deal with Iran. The next President cannot repeal squat, because it will already be too late. So, back to those tax cuts for the very wealthy, that’s what’s important.

My Name Is jack
Guest

No

What you have is another fake isdue for the Republicans to bloviate about as they,AS USUAL! Do

NOTHING.

You need to get back on message…

How about Chuck and Dave Kochs tax rate?

See something important!

Manila Calling!
Guest

She supports it.

I say it has the votes and Schumer has done exactly what George Will said he would do, vote against it if it does not make a difference.

Russia (arms sales) and China (cheaper energy sales) win the most here.

The GOP has yet another Obama initiative to repeal.

Manila Calling!
Guest

How is Feinstein voting? Boxer is already in the Obama bag.

Zreebs
Guest
Well, there is a third option that Iran gets nuclear capabilities, and the US continues unilateral sanctions. But that hurts Iran and the US about equally, and it makes it more difficult to work with Iran on anything going forward. I’m not sure why you think that the US could have gotten a better deal? The world has imposed sanctions on Iran for a long time and it didn’t stop Iran from moving forward. Why would it stop them now that they are in their… Read more »
mac
Guest

It was meant for Zreebs – but good to know your vote as well!
I’m just still not buying the “insufficient deal OR bombing” as the only two alternatives. But it could be right, I just haven’t spent enough time on it yet.

mac
Guest

But Jack,
just wondering – is this a good or bad part of Obama’s legacy in your view, if it passes?
Given the likely realities – that it’s too late to start over.

My Name Is jack
Guest

What good is it going to do for the United States to continue with sanctions when all the other countries are lifting theirs?

That’s no solution.

The bottom line?Either accept this deal with all its imperfections,Attack Iran, or Do nothing but run your mouth.

Democratic Socialist Dave
Guest

Schumer isn’t minority leader yet, so long as Harry Reid is.

But, after this, he shouldn’t succeed Reid.

As overly-hopeful Cal fans would say after the Golden Bears trounced a couple of non-conference guests such as Air Force or San José State, “I think I smell roses!” — in this case those in the Rose Garden in October 2002 as George W. Bush signed the Authorization to Use Force in Iraq.

In this case the Deputy Minority Leader is fighting a president of his own party.

mac
Guest
Interesting. I agree with you on the unilateral sanctions, and I think that bombing is a spiral to chaos. But I think that this was a negotiation game that Kerry lost badly. He should have gotten a lot better deal, given the leverage of effective sanctions up to this point. At least – there should have been physical inspections at a 2-3 days notice, if not 24 hours. No secret side deals. And I think that I would have delayed the dismantling of the sanctions… Read more »
Zreebs
Guest

I’ve never been a fan of Shumer, but Yes, opposition to this deal is a disqualified for me.

Unilateral sanctions against Iran will be ineffective, and probably counterproductive, and bombing the nuclear facility should be off the table.

mac
Guest

Because of his stance on the deal, or his split with the WH, or some other things?
Would you vote for the deal btw?

Zreebs
Guest

Schumer needs to be replaced as minority leader.

mac
Guest

Wow. If this tips the scales and the deal is dead, that IS a big thing.