If you’re President Obama, there are certainly a lot of “crazies” out there trying to keep you from getting what you want. Back in March, after a group of GOP senators let Iran know that any nuclear deal not approved by Congress could be revoked in the future, Obama accused them of wanting to make common cause with the hardliners in Iran.
Obama doubled down on that criticism in August, saying, “It’s those hardliners chanting ‘Death to America’ who have been most opposed to the deal … making common cause with the Republican caucus.”
With the Iran deal still unsold, secret side agreements revealed and some very high profile Democrats announcing their opposition, Obama has now moved on to calling his political opposition “the crazies.” A bit too far? Mark Knoller reports that deputy press secretary Eric Schultz told reporters on Air Force One that the president might have been “a little flip.”
Roll Call’s Niels Lesniewski notes that the president’s “crazies” line wasn’t necessarily directed at opponents of the Iran deal; however, the president did kick off last night’s Clean Energy Summit by hugging Sen. Harry Reid and thanking him for his support for the nuclear deal.
Regardless, “crazies” is hardly politically correct, even when directed at one’s political opponents. And the Iran deal still stinks.