Some of you remember this master:
Well, now BO is living the life of Rodney Dangerfield.
He asked Iran if they would set up a special super secret hotline directly to his sweet ears. Iran says? No, thanks anyway.
Iran has rejected a plan proposed by senior Obama administration officials to establish a military hotline between Washington and Tehran, reports The Wall Street Journal.
The military-to-military hot line would have allowed for open lines of communications if an incident between Iran and the United States were to occur, and its rejection increases the potential for misinformation and conflict, American officials fear. Even in the darkest days of the cold war, the Soviet Union and the United States maintained such a hot line.
Read more: Politico
Of course, Politico thinks this implies that Imadinnerjacket is getting weaker, rather than that Obama is perceived as weak. I’m going with Option B: Both.
And then, as he squawks and hollers to “Pass This Bill Now,” Harry Reid answers, “No, thanks anyway,” as he moves to block consideration of Barry’s jobs bill from the Senate floor.
In a lively spat on the Senate floor Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) attempted call up President Obama’s jobs plan for an immediate vote in the upper chamber.
However, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who supports the legislation, blocked the vote.
“What I am trying to do here today by requesting this vote on the president’s jobs bill … is to honor the request of the president of the United States that we vote on it now,” McConnell said. “He has been asking us repeatedly over the last few weeks that we vote on it now.”
“What a charade we have going on here,” Reid said. “[W]e now have a proposal that is ridiculous on its face … that is that we vote with no debate on the president’s jobs bill.”
Reid insisted that the president’s demand that Congress vote on the bill “now” did not necessarily mean all other legislative activities had to come to a halt. Reid also renewed an earlier pledge to bring the bill up for a procedural vote this month.
“Right away is a relative term,” Reid said. “[I] sponsored it, I am the one who brought it to the floor. We need to move to this right away … I have said I will bring it to the floor this work period.”
Can it be that the rats are abandoning the ship?