A Democrat who objected to U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton’s writing a letter to Iran’s leaders warning that any nuclear deal they reach with President Obama could be shortlived unless Congress approves of it too attacked Cotton Monday night as a “Tehran Tom” undermining his country’s president.
Tehran Tom took his case directly to the Iranian government
— Jared Polis (@jaredpolis) March 10, 2015
The was a mistake. U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, the Colorado Democrat whose biggest claim to fame so far is being the first openly gay parent to serve in Congress, probably thought “Tehran Tom” was a delightfully witty piece of alliteration.
But smearing a veteran of combat tours in Iraq is serious business.
And Twitter users let him know it.
@jaredpolis How dare you! This will be remembered next time you pretend to appreciate veterans. — Mr Breeze (@Rem870P) March 10, 2015
Some Twitter users recalled days when liberals had no problem with lawmakers getting involved in a president’s foreign policy.
Like when California Democrat Nancy Pelosi went to Syria to chat up Syrian dictator Bashar Assad — with her head decorously covered in deference to Islam’s war on women.
But Democrats can’t be expected to remember things that happened a decade ago. Democrats can’t be expected to remember anything — if they did, the Jimmy Carter presidency would have ended the party for the next 50 years.
So now we have a president like Barack Obama. And a prince like Jared Polis to carry his water.
At least until 2016, when Obama is blessedly gone from office. And Polis might be too.
— WiseJackalope (@WisdomLingersSH) March 10, 2015
It’s a good bet there’s more than a few who feel like that.
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