A Bipartisan Bill With No Input From That SOB in the White House

I guess we’ll learn later this day or this week exactly what Sen. Bob Corker has in mind for a Iran Nuke Deal Review Process that he claims will have broad bipartisan support (I’d watch the Plum Line for details; Greg Sargent has been all over this developing story).

But even before revealing the details, Corker wants everybody to know right away that it was developed with zero input from the White House (per Nick Gass at Politico):

“By the way, I know they’ve made comments that somehow they have been working with me,” he said. “I can tell you nothing could be further from the truth. I’ve had no conversations about the substance of this bill with any principal, whether it be the president, Secretary Kerry or others.”

“The fact is, I think they’re beginning to see momentum around this very common-sense piece of legislation, and therefore they’re beginning to act as if—I don’t know what they’re going to do. We’ll see,” he said.

Hilarious but sad. The Republicans who still complain Obama has rejected bipartisanship cannot bring themselves to even contemplate an agreement with him that is anything less than surrender.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.