Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road, Save Our Swirled, Cherry Garcia, Hazed & Confused, Blondie Ambition, Chubby Hubby — just a few of the signature flavors offered by the ice cream company named for its far-left founders, Ben & Jerry’s. Now, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are turning their attention from oddball flavors to complex foreign policy as they try to whip up support for President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.
The Vermont-based businessmen — who have already come out in full-throated support of socialist Bernie Sanders in his bid to be the next occupant of the White House — have written an email to MoveOn.org’s progressive activists urging Democrats to back Obama in his push to get the pact approved by Congress. And to those Dems on Capitol Hill who don’t stand by Ben and Jerry’s man in the Oval Office, the pair has issued a threat.
Breitbart News reports on the retaliation the ice cream entrepreneurs threaten in their email: “Calling the agreement ‘the only peaceful way to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons,’ the pair pledge a ‘donor strike,’ promising not to donate any money to Democrats who vote against the deal.”
As for money that they could withhold from Democrat candidates with their hands out for more than ice cream, Ben and Jerry likely have a fair amount left from the sale of their company fifteen years ago to Unilever for $326 million.
The MoveOn email signed by Ben and Jerry claims that a massive advertising blitz against Obama’s nuke deal with the Iranian regime could lead to its defeat and then to war and enrichment of the “big military contractors and their armies of lobbyists” who would supposedly benefit from military action.
Observer News quotes from the email that asks readers to sign a petition pledging their support for the “donor strike” against Democrat candidates who aren’t on board with the Iran pact and protecting it from being killed in Congress.
Lobbyists and billionaires plan to spend over $40 million to stop the diplomatic deal with Iran — the one the Obama Administration negotiated to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons. That’s dangerous, because if too many Democrats listen to the flood of hawkish, misinformation-ridden TV ads — and if they vote with Republicans — they could override the president’s agreement in just about a month.
Considering the heated dispute over Obama’s deal and whether it blocks or benefits Iran’s development of a nuclear weapon, there are several Ben and Jerry’s flavors that just might pertain to the controversy and its consequences: Boom Chocolatta, That’s My Jam, or maybe Half Baked.
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