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Congress will have a recess period before it votes on the Vienna Agreement with Iran via the Corker bill. Anyone who has both Republican senators and a Republican representative will almost certainly have no need to convince them to vote against the agreement.
All the action is, therefore, with the Democrats. It was Milton Friedman who said that the secret of good government is “making it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing.” That is precisely the task at hand over the next seven weeks.
I’m a spectator because I live in a state with two Republican senators and my representative is a member of the Republican leadership. No need to worry about how they will vote!
What should people here who are less fortunate be doing in the next seven weeks to stop the Vienna Agreement?
I’m not sure I would know how to talk to a Democrat politician in a way that would convince him to do something I want him to do. Invoke the ghost of Scoop Jackson? Ask them what they think Jack Kennedy would do about this?
I am serious about asking this question because I would like to see a groundswell that moved the “persuadables” in the Democratic party into doing the right thing. A groundswell has to start somewhere.
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