By Tim Donner
Say What is the segment of Liberty Nation Radio where we unveil some of the most wacky, astonishing and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class. Here is the latest episode:
Tim Donner: Say goodbye to the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump has now fulfilled another one of his signature campaign promises. After exiting the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Climate Accord, Trump tripled down on his transformation of US foreign policy, shredding another big piece of Barack Obama’s legacy, saying this was just a lousy deal with a dangerous and murderous regime.
President Trump: The Iran deal is defective at its core. If we do nothing, we know exactly what will happen. In just a short period of time, the world’s leading state sponsor of terror will be on the cusp of acquiring the world’s most dangerous weapons. At the heart of the Iran deal was a giant fiction, that a murderous regime desired only a peaceful nuclear energy program. Today we have definitive proof that this Iranian promise was a lie.
Tim Donner: But not according to the man who negotiated the deal, whose legacy is now in the dumpster. Obama’s Secretary of State, John Kerry, who was by most accounts directly lobbying our European allies to stay in the Iran nuclear deal, thus preserving his own legacy, which raised questions about a rogue former government official negotiating with foreign leaders behind the back of the sitting president. But Kerry minimized the fact that Iran continues to expand its missile program and is deeply involved in Yemen, and of course in the Syrian civil war.
John Kerry: Yes, we have concerns on the missiles on Yemen and other things, but we should be working on those. The Obama administration made a clear decision that working on those other issues and making progress on them is easier with an Iran that doesn’t have a nuclear weapon than an Iran which is moving towards one.
Tim Donner: President Trump was not amused by Kerry’s rogue foreign policy, so he went before a friendly audience, and what else, made fun of him.
President Trump: We’re signing that horrible deal, and they’re marching in the streets saying “Death to America.” I said “Who signs the deal when they’re marching saying ‘Death to America?’” And we have the former administration as represented by John Kerry. Not the best negotiator we’ve ever seen. He never walked away from the table, except to be in that bicycle race where he fell and broke his leg.
Tim Donner: If that wasn’t enough, President Trump’s newly minted national security advisor, John Bolton, said Kerry is supporting a policy that is achieving the opposite of its supposed objective.
John Bolton: John Kerry’s objective was to get a deal, so it’s not surprising John Kerry’s objective today was to keep the deal. It’s the wrong objective. The objective should be to prevent Iran from getting deliverable nuclear weapons. The deal not only didn’t accomplish that objective, in many ways it facilitated Iran’s efforts.
Tim Donner: It does still look like our European allies will stay in the deal with Iran. Not a whole lot of backbone displayed on that continent. As usual, European leaders are just confounded by President Trump. They don’t understand him any better than the leftists and their allies in the media here in the U.S. who just cannot countenance the idea that Trump is scrapping so many of the assumptions that have guided American foreign policy for so many years.
A bolt out of the blue in New York this week where supposed rising star Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General for the state of New York with much higher aspirations than that, and an outspoken supporter of feminist causes, especially the MeToo movement, was forced to resign after shocking revelations that he assaulted at least four separate women who came forward in an interview with the New Yorker. And if you want to know just how big a hypocrite this guy is, consider Mr. Schneiderman’s self-serving, grandstanding, virtue signaling in announcing action against notorious, and it turns out fellow, woman abuser Harvey Weinstein.
Eric Schneiderman: The conduct really was shocking. There’s a lot of language used there that I’m not going to use, but some of the citations to things that Mr. Weinstein said to employees, the pattern of abuse, the use of employees to manipulate his targets or victims of sexual harassment, is just really astonishing.
Tim Donner: There he is, a left-wing activist and outspoken feminist, projecting his own guilt and breathtaking hypocrisy onto Harvey Weinstein. Well, Michelle Obama was at it again this week making a big speech in which she said it was sexism that cost her friend Hillary Clinton the election.
Michelle Obama: When the most qualified person running was a woman, and look what we did instead. I mean, that says something about where we are. Forget everybody else, that’s what we have to explore, because if we as women are still suspicious of one another, if we still have this crazy, crazy bar for each other that we don’t have for men, if we’re still doing that today, if we’re more comfortable with … if we’re not comfortable with the notion that a woman could be our president, compared to what?
Tim Donner: Right. Hillary was a dazzling candidate. Only rampant sexism could possibly have cost her the election. And one more say what. This one unmasking at least one teacher’s union, or simply proving what so many have always thought, that these unions care only about the welfare of the teachers and not the students they teach. As a hidden camera from Project Veritas caught a local teacher’s union official, David Perry, in Hamilton Township, New Jersey saying he’ll not only defend his teachers, but turn on the students.
David Perry: …I don’t want them coming here with a bunch of lies. I need another truth so that we can bend the truth…I’m here to defend, no matter the worst teachers in the world I have defended. If he comes to me tomorrow, I’m going to date it back to the day after the incident…He was upset, he was worried, he did shake the kid, so if they said there was bruises, yeah there was bruises. Where? I got to ask him where he hit him. And I said “Yeah, because he was trying to put him back in his seat because he was getting physical and he was …” we reverse it onto the kid.
Tim Donner: We have figured these teachers’ unions would do anything to protect their teachers at all costs, but to reverse the blame onto a student, that takes it to a whole new level.