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April 11, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Once Congress had voted to keep Iranian hostage-taker Hamid Aboutalebi from visiting the US as Iran’s ambassador to the UN, the Obama White House had a choice: Bow to the Iranians anyway, or accede to the wishes of Republicans and Democrats who went on the record to oppose Aboutalebi.

Congress went on the record under the leadership of one Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. The state’s junior senator crafted a bill that sailed through Congress with impressive bipartisan support. That bill landed on Obama’s desk.

The president did not sign that bill, at least not yet. The White House is simply refusing to grant Aboutalebi’s visa.

Why act in concert with Congress and in harmony with the Constitution, when it can get away with yet another unilateral action?

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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And there are idiots out there who think Cruz is not much of a leader.

He just got Senate & House Democrats to go along with him, overwhelmingly, to stuff a big one up Obama's nose.

What's not to like?


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If he doesn't sign it it becomes law - makes him look above the fray. Trouble is there are many raw emotions when it comes to an issue like this. Obama may want to sign it to 'look' American - for a change.

I'm sure even Jimmy Carter is urging him to sign it.

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Why would Obama want to break a perfect record and start to seem American at this late date?
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