President Obama apparently thinks he can get his Iran deal past Congress by using his favorite tactic, class warfare.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports from Washington:
In a phone call with supporters on Thursday, President Barack Obama characterized opponents of the Iran deal as being backed by "billionaires"..."As big of a bully pulpit as I have, it's not enough. And if you've got a whole bunch of folks who are big check writers to political campaigns, running TV ads, and billionaires who happily finance SuperPACs and they are putting the squeeze on members of Congress, even well-meaning ones, and good folks, and they don't hear from you, this opportunity could slip away."
This is really something. President Obama, who himself reports assets between $2 million and $7 million, oversees a federal government with annual outlays of about $3.8 trillion, and is pushing an Iran deal that was promoted by a $4.3 million investment from the $870 million Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The deal would bring Iran an initial $150 billion, with more in future oil and gas revenue. And he's complaining about American Jewish billionaires who oppose the deal? Come on. It's almost comical. For Obama, it seems like it's almost always about blaming and attacking the rich (or the rich who are even richer than him), even when the subject is ostensibly something else, like foreign policy.