The Democrats are having conniptions because of the GOP open letter to Iran explaining that any executive agreement made by President Obama won’t be binding on future presidents. Obama flack David Axelrod thinks this is something totally unprecedented.

Lots of Obama-bots were quick to agree.

Oh, the drama!

Don’t act surprised. You knew there would be racism charges involved at some point.

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol  and others offered Ax some points to consider.

And let’s not forget the example of the Democrats’ source of inspiration Ted Kennedy and his letter to the top commie in the USSR Yuri Adropov.

From Forbes: Ted Kennedy’s Soviet Gambit

Kennedy’s message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. “The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations,” the memorandum stated. “These issues, according to the senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign.”

Kennedy made Andropov a couple of specific offers.

First he offered to visit Moscow. “The main purpose of the meeting, according to the senator, would be to arm Soviet officials with explanations regarding problems of nuclear disarmament so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA.” Kennedy would help the Soviets deal with Reagan by telling them how to brush up their propaganda.

Then he offered to make it possible for Andropov to sit down for a few interviews on American television. “A direct appeal … to the American people will, without a doubt, attract a great deal of attention and interest in the country. … If the proposal is recognized as worthy, then Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y.V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interviews. … The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side.”

Kennedy would make certain the networks gave Andropov air time–and that they rigged the arrangement to look like honest journalism.

Axelrod might want to rethink his question.



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