When Is It Called Treason? *Open Thread*



This POS POTUS has done it again. You know he knew what he did was wrong because he did it as secretly as possible. Was it ever supposed to be made public? Doubtful?

Just when you are thanking God that Obama has only a few more months to damage this country you find he has done something unthinkable. That America doesn’t negotiate with terrorists is something fundamental to our policy and has been for generations.

Yet Obama sent $400 million dollars to Iran to ransom Americans. He claims it isn’t a ransom – just coincidence that the Americans were held until the money was sent. He negotiated with Iranian terrorists. Now he lies about it. No surprise since he lies all the time. In a three way lying contest between Clinton, Trump and Obama it would be difficult if not impossible to choose a winner. One thing is certain, the American People would be the loser.

Sen. Cruz issues statement on Obama Administration’s $400 million ransom payment to Iran

“The revelation that the Obama administration ransomed the three (four?) Americans being unjustly detained by the Islamic Republic of Iran with $400 million in cash is only the most recent piece of evidence that the so-called nuclear deal with the mullahs is fundamentally illegitimate. It is nothing but a series of bribes and secret agreements that will do nothing to prevent Iran from reaching nuclear capability, yet will provide funding for their sponsorship of terrorism and encourage them to detain more of our citizens.

This ‘deal’ should be ripped to shreds immediately before more damage is done.” What about “America does not negotiate with Terrorists,” President Obama?

The White House is, of course, in damage control and as usual is blaming the right. Because them trying to secretly ransom prisoners is all the fault of the Republicans. I always find it amusing that Obama accuses everyone of playing politics when he never does anything else. Then when it blows up in his ignorant and incompetent face, it’s never his fault.  How very much like Donald Trump.

Were it not for his sycophantic media employees he would have been in trouble from the minute his incompetent ass hit the chair behind the Resolute Desk. It was obvious from the start that he suffered from Narcissistic personality disorder. Media and his adoring Obamabots fed that so full he’s now stuffed with arrogance and a sense of his own perfection like a Christmas Goose.

White House Says Ransom Story is Right Wing Politics  Of course it is.

Here’s Josh Ernest trying his best to obfuscate. And for once the White House Press Corpse is not allowing him to get away with it.

The Obama administration quietly shipped $400 million stacked on wooden pallets in an unmarked plane to Iran in January — just as Tehran was releasing four Americans who had been detained there, according to a report.

But there was nothing underhanded about this according to Obama.

Just as there was nothing wrong with his trading dangerous terrorists, 5 of them, for one American deserter in May of 2014. Bowe Bergdhal was later charged with desertion. Perhaps sending Iran $400 million dollars on skids wasn’t deemed worthy of a Rose Garden announcement. Especially considering how the whole Rose Garden fiasco thing worked out.

Again, Lucky Obama that the watch dog media is his lap dog media else they would have hounded him unmercifully. Instead they make excuses. Press Corps? I think not.

US officials said the money was simply part of settling the nearly 40-year-old debt under the terms of the historic nuclear agreement hammered out in 2015.

This President seems to like giving money to Iran. Or pretty much anything else they want. Has anyone every told him that his job is to protect and serve the Constitution and the people of the United States? Because he doesn’t seem to be aware of that.

“This break with long-standing US policy put a price on the head of Americans, and has led Iran to continue its illegal seizures” of Americans, Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas said.

Seems about right to me. What else is it when you give them money and they give you back your people. Ransom? Certainly not diplomacy. Certainly not smart negotiations.

After the money was paid in January, two Iranian-Americans have been held by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. But that has nothing to do with the ransoms paid, once in Taliban terrorists and once in millions.

According to Obama the Obfuscator-in-Chief:

“We do not pay ransom for hostages — we’ve got a number of Americans being held around the world, and I meet with their families and its heartbreaking,” he said. “These families know we have a policy of not paying ransom. The notion that we would start now … even as we are looking into the faces of other hostage families … and say to them that we don’t pay ransom, defies logic.”

Logic? Obama? Guess he forgot about those 5 Taliban Terrorists traded for Bergdahl. Or else, gasp, he’s just plain lying again. I think his memory is fine. It’s his character that is lacking.

Steve Kelley

Imagine, in the near future we can look forward to being lied to by the “historic” Hillary Harpy. I’m sure that there must be some Democrats somewhere with character and conscience. I just haven’t seen any recently. I certainly don’t see one in the White House.

I wish I believed that Obama’s exit meant the end of an Imperial Presidency – I don’t. Will it be Her Royal Historic-ness next instead of His Royal Historic-ness? Or will it be Demented Don the Con?





27 Responses to “When Is It Called Treason? *Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    DOJ Protested Payment to Iran; Prisoners Told They Couldn’t Leave ‘Until Other Plane Arrives’

    Count the Department of Justice among those who thought it was a boneheaded idea to drop $400 million cash in the Iranian ayatollah’s hands the same day four American prisoners were released.


    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      When the current DOJ thinks something is a bad idea, you KNOW it is really, really, really bad.

      Excellent piece, Marge. It is ASTONISHING to see the depths to which this President has sunk, and how far down he has brought this nation. He IS negotiating with terrorists, and as you noted abt Bergdahl, he has made it very clear he has no qualms doing so.

      And of course he is blaming the Right. And of course the media is carrying that water for him. UGH.

      Cruz is so, so right. Thank you for highlighting what he said abt this latest deplorable move by Obama.

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

  3. piper Says:

    A minor correction – Donald would become the Histrionic Prez.

  4. helenk3 Says:


    the clintons and the DNC are toxic

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      To quote Ian Fleming: “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action”

  5. piper Says:

    With all the animosity out in media world, I read everything with a hint of suspicion and at least ‘one grain of salt’ Interesting article from the Washington Post about Don the Con’s charitable funding with other people’s money. It seems Don is quite the miserly donor giving Scrooge a run for his money.


    • kenoshamarge Says:

      There seem to be a lot of hints and rumors about what a skinflint Trump is for all his boasting about his wealth. No wonder he wants to be President -they’re good at spending other people’s money too.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        I think this is another reason why Trump will not allow his tax returns to be made public – first candidate in 40 yrs to do so. I think they will show how miserly he is to charity (among other things).

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          I think so too. He’s always bragging about how the Military is behind him because he’s been so generous to them. But until recently – not so much. In fact he had to be goaded into even giving up the money collected when he ran from a debate with Ted Cruz like a thief in the night.

  6. helenk3 Says:


    wonder if this is a bigger threat than Iran

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      At a time in our history when we are faced with so much danger and such crazy enemies we have no leadership. Just politicians and bloviating narcissists.

  7. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Thanks to the worst GOP nominee ever, now Georgia and Arizona are in play: http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/290534-electoral-map-expands-for-clinton-shrinks-for-trump

  8. kenoshamarge Says:

    Former Hostage on WH’s Ransom Payment: Iranians Were Waiting For Another Plane to Land Before Releasing Us

    One of the former captives, pastor Saeed Abedini, spoke out on Thursday about his experience moments before he and his fellow Americans were finally freed, which tells a different story.

    “I just remember the night that we’d been in a[n] airport, just take hours and hours there. And I asked one of the…police that was with us, that, why are you not letting us to go to the…plane? And he told me we are waiting for another plane, and if that plane takes off, then we’re going to let you go,” he said.


  9. kenoshamarge Says:

  10. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Now I don’t think I can vote for Johnson/Weld, either: http://redalertpolitics.com/2016/08/04/gary-johnson-endorses-blacklivesmatter/

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Me neither. Weld yes – Johnson no.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Exactly. Good grief, we are so screwed…

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          Are all politicians either crackpots or crooks? Were it not for Mike Lee and Ted Cruz I wouldn’t believe their was one worth his/her salt anywhere!

          • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

            It sure seems that way, Marge. I am literally SMH – I just don’t even know what to do any more.

            I think I can still vote for my Rep., Mark Sanford, and definitely Nikki Haley when her term comes up again, but that’s abt it…

  11. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Just like we told EVERYONE – Obamacare is a mitigated disaster, and now we will never have a chance to get rid of it. Thanks, stupid Republicans (h/t Facebook friend): http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/obamacare-is-failing-exactly-the-way-critics-said-it-would/

  12. helenk3 Says:


    colleges beginning to feel the heat

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Good – they should. The lunatics are running the asylum and it shows.

      Maybe if more “Old White Bigots” starting leaving their money to places that don’t malign them the Administrations might see fit to educate instead of babysit a bunch of spoiled brats that need a foot applied to their “safe” space.

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