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Recently, at work one of the supervisors came over to talk to some of my coworkers. Everything was fine, until someone asked a question. The supervisor snapped, “Just do what I told you! Don’t worry about it!” The tone of her voice got my attention, everyone in the room fell silent. I looked from side to side, no one else moved; it must be how they communicate; I’m new here, maybe it wasn’t that bad. The employee asked the question in a different way, obviously not understanding and genuinely seeking clarity so as not to face the issue again. The supervisor snapped again, “What about ‘don’t worry about it’ do you not understand? The ‘don’t’, ‘worry’, ‘about’ or the ‘it’!” Then came my side-eye. That was strange. A few moments later someone asked a different question, relevant to the work and the supervisor’s response was… “Shhhhhh!!!”
Wait a minute… Did they just shush an adult? A grown person? Awww hell naw!!!! What is wrong with people these days?
So there are 54 Republican Senators, 44 Democrats and 2 Independents in government. 47 of those God bless ‘Merica loving folks signed a letter penned by Senator Tom Cotton. I had thought he sent out a statement that garnered some support. I found out that it was an entire letter:
It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system. Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution—the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices—which you should seriously consider as negotiations progress.
First, under our Constitution, while the president negotiates international agreements, Congress plays the significant role of ratifying them. In the case of a treaty, the Senate must ratify it by a two-thirds vote. A so-called congressional-executive agreement requires a majority vote in both the House and the Senate (which, because of procedural rules, effectively means a three-fifths vote in the Senate). Anything not approved by Congress is a mere executive agreement.
Second, the offices of our Constitution have different characteristics. For example, the president may serve only two 4-year terms, whereas senators may serve an unlimited number of 6-year terms. As applied today, for instance, President Obama will leave office in January 2017, while most of us will remain in office well beyond then—perhaps decades.
What these two constitutional provisions mean is that we will consider any agreement regarding your nuclear-weapons program that is not approved by the Congress as nothing more than an executive agreement between President Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei. The next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time.
We hope this letter enriches your knowledge of our constitutional system and promotes mutual understanding and clarity as nuclear negotiations progress.
Senator Tom Cotton, R-AR
In other words,”F@#& your couch!” Okay, I added the GIF. Howevef, if that is not a FYC moment… I don’t know what is. I’d like to think that I’m someone who has some culture… at times. Don’t let the degrees fool you; I can still recognize fighting words when I see them. The sad part is that the Senator(s) are looking to start the kind of fight that Obama has been trying to avoid, war with Iran. Not all Republicans joined the crowd chanting, “Fight, fight, fight!” However, there weren’t enough who walked away that made Cotton question what he had done. He actually got a boost from some of the more… Republican, Republicans like Bobby Jindhal.
Cotton pretty much insulted The President, The Office of The President, the American Government, the country as a whole and Iran. But C’MON SON! Your President? A grown man? Another Adult? And why on earth would you disrespect the dude POTUS is trying NOT to fight??? In other words they are trying to play Obama like he’s a punk. I could only imagine The President’s face when he saw/heard about this, it was probably a look only Arnold would make.
What is wrong with these people? I feel like Tom Cotton came in, bossed up after his 65 days in office and told Obama to ‘Shhhhh!’ and to the negotiation process he said, “Don’t worry about it!” I just know, somewhere in the White House there were some aides startled by a loud, “Awww hell naw!!!!,” not able to locate its origination; it had to be Obama.
How can people present themselves so disrespectfully and then believe that they are in the right or have done no wrong? What adult tells another adult to ‘shhhhh’ in a room full of other adults and what respectable office holder disrespects the POTUS, It’s office and their country. They must be crazy.
I’m gonna rate Tom Cotton ‘5 Arnolds’ for this one:
So when someone pulls a FYC on you, how do you handle it?