Well, this is interesting: “Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz blocked consideration of a resolution at the party’s summer meeting that would have praised President Obama and backed the his nuclear deal with Iran, The Washington Post reported Saturday, citing unnamed sources.” Probably irrelevant, but still interesting. It makes one wonder how the Iran deal is doing in the Democrats’ internal polling, at the very least.
And that’s important not because the Democrats are having second thoughts about the Iran deal, although they really should be. It’s important because the Democratic party is probably quite keen to be in a position where they can effectively pretend that they’re not in favor of the Iran deal, if necessary. There’s a saying in one of the social clubs that I belong to: Non scriptus, non est. Which basically means “If it’s not written down, it didn’t happen.” A resolution that puts the Democratic party officially on the side of the President could end up being a profoundly embarrassing resolution indeed; replacing it with a more informal letter showing personal support by DNC members would be safer.
Or perhaps [mc_name name=’Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’W000797′ ] had a more pragmatic reason for nixing the resolution?
Wasserman Schultz, who represents a heavily Jewish congressional district in south Florida, has not taken a position on the agreement. She faces significant pressure to break with the president and oppose the deal and has been undertaking her own review before announcing her position.
You have to feel for Jewish Democratic Members of Congress right now – no, really, you do. Oh, you can still feel a lively contempt for the way that they’re supporting an administration that simply regurgitates the easy hatred of Israel that we’ve come to expect from academia and the Hard Left, but this particular shift in American foreign policy came with alarming speed. Granted, the proper response here would for said Jewish Members of Congress to stop being Democrats; and I can’t really blame anybody on my side who will restrict their sympathy for any aforementioned Member of Congress who can’t go quite that far…
Moe Lane (crosspost)