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We Don't Need No Stinkin' People's House

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, listens during a foreign ministers meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council, in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Kerry is meeting his Gulf Arab counterparts for talks in Qatar as he attempts to ease the concerns of key allies over the Iran nuclear deal. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, listens during a foreign ministers meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council, in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Kerry is meeting his Gulf Arab counterparts for talks in Qatar as he attempts to ease the concerns of key allies over the Iran nuclear deal. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP)

First, the good news from Quinnipiac:

American voters oppose 57 – 28 percent, with only lukewarm support from Democrats and overwhelming opposition for Republicans and independent voters, the nuclear pact negotiated with Iran, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

Voters say 58 – 30 percent the nuclear pact will make the world less safe, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

Opposing the Iran deal are Republicans 86 – 3 percent and independent voters 55 – 29 percent, while Democrats support it 52 – 32 percent. There is little gender gap as men oppose the deal 59 – 30 percent and women oppose it 56 – 27 percent.

Why, it’s almost as if 35 years of kidnapping and killing our people hasn’t engendered much trust between the Mullahs and the American people.

The bad news is it probably doesn’t matter what the American people think — or even what Congress thinks:

A majority of House lawmakers now support a resolution to reject the recently signed nuclear agreement with Iran, marking another blow to the White House’s aggressive push to convince Congress to back the deal, according to sources on Capitol Hill.

At least 218 Republican lawmakers have signed on to support a resolution expressing “firm disapproval” of the nuclear deal, which would provide Iran with billions of dollars in sanctions relief while enabling it to continue work on ballistic missiles and other nuclear research.

The measure, which is being led by Rep. Peter Roskam (R., Ill) and was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon, comes as Congress takes 60 days to review the deal before voting on it.

Unless both houses of Congress can muster up veto-proof majorities, it won’t matter how much “firm disapproval” they come up with, because they already effectively voted themselves out of the process.

Rather than requiring 2/3rds of the Senate to approve a treaty, Congress rigged the game so that it will require 2/3rds of the Senate and the House to kill what is effectively a treaty.

Even if the Iran deal were a good one (and it isn’t) the Founders would be aghast at these anti-Constitutional actions — I know I am.