When it comes to the Iran Nuclear Deal, Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford tells the LJS’s Don Walton that he “won’t vote for this if I had to vote today.”
But if he had to vote the EXACT SAME DEAL…tomorrow?
Whoa there Nelly! That’s a WHOLE ‘nother deal!
“I won’t vote without further assurances. I’m always open, but I am in the ‘no’ category now.”
So if the wording is the EXACT SAME, but if President Obama calls him and gives him “further assurances”, then new ball game?
What the hell?
Secretary of State John Kerry has yelled at those looking for a “better deal” that there IS no better deal! This is as good as it gets.
And Ashford (presumably) has read the exact same proposed agreement that Deb Fischer, Ben Sasse, Adrian Smith and Jeff Fortenberry have read.
Yet, he’s hoping there’s some reading between the lines that he doesn’t know about? Some penumbra to take solace with?
Maybe something written on the back in invisible ink? (Get your lemon juice and a hair dryer!)
So what else is Ashford waiting for?
“Assad has to go (in Syria), Iran needs to agree to release its hostages, Iran needs to state that its policy to destroy Israel no longer exists.”
Oh is THAT all.
Well then. His fence straddling isn’t unreasonable at all…
And then let’s jump over to the Planned Parenthood scandal.
Once again, the four other members of Nebraska’s Congressional Delegation say that Congress should defund Planned Parenthood, so that taxpayer money doesn’t support the organ harvesting scheme they are running, among other things.
Speaking to the Nebraska Radio Network, he says…
“I have no problem with an investigation at all, if that is what the Congress desires.”
So, once again, what is Ashford’s position?
He has “no problem” with Congress demanding an investigation?
If that’s what “Congress” desires?
Didn’t the voters of Nebraska’s 2nd District elect Ashford to make decisions?
To, at the minimum, express an opinion?
They did not elect him to “go along” with however anyone else votes.
Is this what it’s going to be for the next 15 months?
“Well, on the one hand I might do this, but on the other, that’s a good idea, but hey who knows! I’m an open book!”
And while we’re at it, there is word that the President may be making a decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Ashford has said he is in favor of the pipe, but the President seems to be leaning against what the majority of Nebraskans prefer and instead will take the radical environmentalist stance.
Will Ashford be taking the lead on that?
Will he call the President?
When the Prez lobbies him on Iran, will he bring up this aspect of energy independence?
Or is this another one of those either/or scenarios?
On another subject…
There’s one of those internet theories going around (I’m not saying from whom) that says…
“Vote for Trump! He will prosecute Lois Lerner and the IRS! He will prosecute Obama! He’ll prosecute his good buddy Hillary! No one else will! He’s a wild card! He’ll probably go after them just for fun! Who KNOWS what he’ll do???!”
Right. And also for fun he might give us Scotland’s health care system.
Or maybe Canada’s.
Maybe he’ll start a trade war with China and Japan.
But there are those out there who seem to think going with the mysterious grab-bag is just what America needs.
I’ve seen the, “We’ll need to accept this to find out what’s in it,” plan.
I’m not interested in that again.