April 11 News Roundup: Cuba, Iran, Santorum and Christie

It’s Saturday, so nothing too exciting going on.

Republican senators continue to push for legislation to throw a wrench in one of President Obama’s signature diplomatic efforts – stopping Iran from making a nuclear weapon. Republicans have been sticking amendments on Republican Sen. Bob Corker’s bill in a attempt to make it tougher on Iran, and would likely, if enacted, scuttle the deal altogether. Democrats have been pushing amendments to do the opposite. Aside from the prospect of a Rand Paul presidency, there’s nothing more frightening than watching the Republicans in Congress wade into international nuclear non-proliferation discussions. Nothing good can come from it. And if a deal is not reached, Iran will have a bomb in a couple of years.

In other international news, President Obama met with Cuban President Raul Castro in Panama today. It’s been more than 50 years since these two nations have sat down and talked about how to work with one another. I haven’t checked, but it’s safe to assume the conservative heads are exploding as a result. Conservatives do not like giving up their cold war battles, even if they are no longer relevant, if they ever were to begin.


Rick Santorum is ramping up for another presidential run. In Iowa yesterday he outlined his campaign slogan – “God Hates Fags.” The hateful little twit championed his efforts to criminalize, what he sees as homosexual sex acts. How many married and straight couples engage in sodomy every day? So add one more shitheel to the list of potential GOP primary contenders who will never be president.

Also in 2016 presidential news, apparently New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is plotting another campaign strategy in his sort-of-a-run for the presidency. I’m not sure if CNN should be calling this a comeback. In order to come back, one needed to have been there before. Christie has never announced that he intends to run for president in 2016. One can assume that he wants to, but calling Christie’s latest “moves” a comeback gives the New Jersey Republican far too much gravitas. What’s actually happening is that next week Christie is supposedly going to begin a “Tell it like it is” tour of New Hampshire. That sounds like Christie traveling around telling people shut up and calling folks idiots. In other words, that’s Christie testing the water once again to see if he even has a shot at becoming the next president, which he doesn’t. It’s certainly not a comeback. My early prediction is that in 2 years Christie is indicted on corruption charges and looking at an 18-month prison sentence.

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