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The Anti-American Party

Posted on | May 13, 2018 | No Comments

Do Democrats even understand how bad this looks?

Two former Obama administration officials suggested that America’s European allies should punish President Donald Trump for withdrawing from the Iran deal and levying additional sanctions on the Islamic republic.
The European Union and individual European countries are obligated to take aggressive steps to preserve the Iran deal, in order to avoid becoming Trump’s “doormat,” Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson argued in an op-ed that ran in The New York Times Thursday. Both Simon and Stevenson were directors on former President Barack Obama’s National Security Council (NSC).
“The European Union could, for instance, announce the withdrawal of member-states’ ambassadors from the United States. Isn’t this what states do when diplomatic partners breach solemn agreements, expose them to security risks and threaten to wreak havoc on their economies? That is, after all, what the administration is threatening to do by courting the risk of a Middle Eastern war and applying secondary sanctions to European companies,” they argued. “Depending on the American response, European capitals might even follow up with expulsion of American ambassadors.”

In order to defend a bad deal negotiated by President Obama, they are advocating hostile diplomatic actions against their own country?

(Hat-tip: Instapundit.)

Scarcely six months ago, on Oct. 30 2017, Democrats led by 10.7 points (46.0 to 35.3) on the Real Clear Politics average of the so-called “generic” congressional ballot question. Last week, a Reuters poll showed the Democrat lead had shrunk to a single point (39 to 38), while the CNN poll showed Democrats up by 3 points (47-44). Democrats’ hope of a “blue wave” in the November midterms have faded, and why? Well, first and foremost, because President Trump’s policies are working — the economy’s booming and foreign-policy successes are everywhere, from North Korea (hostages released) to Iraq, where five top ISIS leaders were captured last week. Democrats and their media allies are unwilling to acknowledge this success, but the American people can see it with their eyes. Americans can also see how Democrats are doing everything in their power to block Trump’s agenda and undermine his administration.

You don’t have to like Trump in order to see that he is trying to keep his promise to “Make America Great Again,” and is succeeding beyond what any of the “experts” predicted. This is a good thing, and Democrats aren’t doing themselves any favors by trying to prevent Trump’s success.

 

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