BULLSEYE: Charlie Daniels Totally Nukes ‘Pushover, Pathetic’ Congress In Awesome Open Letter

Not only can he belt out hit lyrics, but country music superstar Charlie Daniels can also fire off an incredibly hard-hitting letter to Congress — a blistering open letter that could easily serve as Daniels’ entry into rough-and-tumble politics, should he ever choose to switch careers.

Published by CNS News, this missile, uh, missive takes dead aim at a body of lawmakers that Daniels condemns as “milksop, politically correct, scared of their own shadow, pushover, pathetic excuses for public servants who are supposed to be representing a constituency of citizens who have to live with the circumstances of their timid folly.”

The open letter begins with Daniels’ unabashed admiration for members of the Continental Congress and other proud and patriotic figures in American history, including presidents and military leaders.

The history of this nation is written in the blood and courage of men who stood in the face of overwhelming odds – politicians, soldiers, statesmen and ordinary citizens who sought to do the right thing regardless of the cost or the consequences.

Then the popular singer, guitarist and fiddler whose biggest hit is “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” launches a scathing assault on the current crop of Capitol Hill lawmakers for allowing Barack Obama and his allies to make “a deal with the devil.”

“Be honest with yourselves a minute,” writes Daniels. “Go into the bathroom and look in the mirror and ask the person you see this question: ‘Do I really believe that Iran will not use the money we’re releasing to them to finance terrorists to kill Americans, and, when, not if, but when, the Iranians develop their nuclear device, will they really use it against America and Israel?’”

The music superstar goes on to pound lawmakers mercilessly for not doing anything meaningful about border security, for allowing the federal budget to balloon and the national debt to explode, and for letting the IRS run amok over the administration’s political opponents.

He goes so far as to accuse federal office holders of shirking their duty and betraying their country, charging, “you’ve sat on your hands while an imperial president has rubbed your noses in the dirt time after time.”

Charlie Daniels’ scorn for members of the modern House and Senate is expressed in no uncertain terms, and without giving the targets of his contemptuous criticism time to catch their breath.

You’re puppets, caricatures, jokes, a gaggle of fading prostitutes for sale to anybody who can do you a political favor.

This isn’t the first time that Daniels has penned an open letter that throws the book at Washington. As Western Journalism reported on June 11th of this year, the 78-year-old music legend struck a chord with many Americans in firing off an open letter to President Obama that called him an “intentional” liar who demonstrates an immature “petulance” in the face of criticism. The iconic singer-songwriter-musician concluded that letter with this ominous line: “Time is running out for you Mr. President and the horrible thing about it is that time is running out for America too.”

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Something Spotted In A Satellite Picture Could Totally Change The Iran Nuke Debate

New satellite images indicate Iran may be trying to scrub evidence of its activities at one of its most controversial military sites ahead of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspection in the fall.

Recent photographs of the Parchin military complex – long believed by intelligence experts to be the site of Iranian nuclear weapons experiments – shows an increase in activity since the nuclear deal was signed.

“David Albright, the president of the Institute for Science and International Security, obtained a commercially available image of the Parchin site taken by satellites on July 26 that shows renewed activity at the Parchin site. He told us there are two new large vehicles, alterations ongoing to roofs of two of the buildings and new structures near two of the buildings,” according to Bloomberg View.

“You have to worry that this could be an attempt by Iran to defeat the sampling, that it’s Iran’s last-ditch effort to eradicate evidence there,” he said. “The day is coming when they are going to have to let the IAEA into Parchin, so they may be desperate to finish sanitizing the site.”

PARCHIN MILITARY COMPLEX, IRAN - JULY 26, 2015:  Institute for Science and International Security analysis using DigitalGlobe imagery is showing renewed activity at a site at the Parchin military complex that has been linked to high explosive work related to the development of nuclear weapons.  Photo DigitalGlobe/ISIS via Getty Images.

PARCHIN MILITARY COMPLEX, IRAN – JULY 26, 2015:  Image Credit: DigitalGlobe

The IAEA and Iran have negotiated a secret “side deal” regarding the past military dimensions of the nation’s nuclear program. The deal requires Iran to give the IAEA access to Parchin no later than October 15. The two side deals have become one of the points of contention among members of Congress, who have 60 days to review the Iranian nuclear deal.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has introduced legislation for the clock not to start on review of the Iran deal until Congress has knowledge of what the side deals entail.

Regarding the new satellite imagery, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., said on Tuesday: “I am familiar with it. I think it’s up to the administration to draw their conclusions. Hopefully this is something they will speak on, since it is in many ways verified by commercial imagery. And their actions seem to be against the grain of the agreement.”

A senior intelligence official, when asked about the satellite imagery, told Bloomberg View that the IAEA “was also familiar with what he called ‘sanitization efforts’ since the deal was reached in Vienna, but that the U.S. government and its allies had confidence that the IAEA had the technical means to detect past nuclear work anyway.”

Secretary of State John Kerry has stated that the United States has “absolute knowledge” about what Iran has done in the past, but lawmakers lack that confidence.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said on Tuesday that Iran’s apparent activity at Parchin may not technically be a violation of the overall deal, but calls into question how forthright the nation will be in revealing the full extent of its past nuclear activities.

“The intel briefing [from the Obama administration regarding Parchin] was troubling to me…some of the things that are happening, especially happening in such a blatant way,” he said. “Iran is going to know that we know.”

Democratic Senator Chris Coons, D-Del., a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said on Tuesday that what Iran is doing at Parchin is one of the reasons he is undecided on the overall deal.

“I have concerns about the vigorous efforts by Iran to sanitize Parchin,” he stated. “I’ve gotten some reassurance about how difficult it is for them to effectively conceal what we know to have been their illicit nuclear weapons developments there.”

As reported by Western Journalism, Congress has 60 days to review the deal, with a vote anticipated in September. The Republican majority is expected to reject it, but will need 44 Democrats in the House and 13 in the Senate to override President Obama’s promised veto.

Some Democrats in the House and Senate have already come out against the deal, including Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), who is slated to be the party’s next senate leader and is perhaps the most prominent Jewish-American lawmaker. Fellow Jewish Democrat Reps. Eliot Engel, Steve Israel, Nita Lowey (all from New York), and Rep. Ted Deutch (Fla.) have also said they oppose the deal. Additionally, Democrat Reps. Juan Vargas (Ca.) and Grace Meng (N.Y.) will vote against it.

A new Quinnipiac poll finds that Americans oppose the deal by a margin of 2-to-1 (57-28 percent). It garners lukewarm support from Democrats (52 percent for to 32 opposed) and strong opposition from Republicans (86 to 3 percent) and independent voters (55 to 29 percent).

h/t: Breitbart

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Watch: Fired-Up Congressman Says What Needed To Be Said, Leaves Boehner In Shambles

As Western Journalism reported earlier this week, a North Carolina Republican congressman has launched an effort to remove John Boehner from his position as House speaker. Mark Meadows was joined in his pursuit by fellow North Carolina Republican Rep. Walter Jones.

Jones appeared this week on CNN to explain why he wants a new party leader. Most of his criticism related to Boehner’s perceived use of intimidation to achieve his desired outcome.

“We are sent here to represent the people of our district,” Jones said. “Our first allegiance should be to the people we represent, not to the speaker of the House.”

Boehner has used his position “too many times,” Jones alleged, “to intimidate and coerce.”

As a recent example, he cited an intraparty disagreement regarding how a vote on the controversial Trade Promotion Authority would be presented to Congress. Jones insisted that three representatives who voted against Boehner were subsequently removed from their leadership positions.

“I don’t think anybody should be intimidated because they vote their conscience,” he said. “If you can’t vote your conscience, then you don’t need to be here for the people back home.”

Asked why some Republican lawmakers claimed to have been unprepared for Meadows’ proposal, Jones replied: “I’m sorry that they were caught by surprise. I’ve known this for three weeks.”

He continued, explaining that supporters of Boehner’s ouster must be careful in determining whom they can trust.

Jones concluded by dismissing the suggestion that this effort is merely for show, adding that he expects to see the sentiment spread across the nation.

“When we go home for the summer break, I hope that the American people – who, in my district, don’t have a lot of respect for the speaker of the House, they don’t think he’s a good leader. … But no, I think this thing has got legs to it.”

Should Boehner be replaced? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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What Just Happened In The House Could Make Planned Parenthood’s Worst Nightmare A Reality

She’s been trying for years to stop the flow of federal funds to Planned Parenthood. Now it appears that Tennessee Congresswoman Diane Black may be able to ride the crest of the latest controversy over the practices of the nation’s largest abortion provider — to move legislation forward on the swelling wave of discontent, even disgust, as she tries to stop hundreds of millions of federal dollars from being deposited into Planned Parenthood bank accounts.

In the aftermath of the release of two shocking undercover videos showing executives of the organization discussing the harvesting and possible sale of fetal body parts, new momentum is building on Capitol Hill to cut off financial support for Planned Parenthood.

Now, GOP Rep. Black — a nurse for more than 40 years and an outspoken member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus — has introduced the “Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015.” On her official website, Rep. Black says of the bill:

The legislation has the support of 80 original cosponsors and would place an immediate moratorium on all federal funding of Planned Parenthood for the span of one year while Congress conducts a full investigation into the organization’s activities. Introduction of the bill follows the release of multiple undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood employees discussing the harvesting of aborted babies’ tissue and organs.

Planned Parenthood has reportedly received more than half-a-billion dollars in federal funds in each of the last several years. This new attempt to strip that funding from the embattled organization seems to be a serious threat to the group’s generally reliable support from taxpayers, many of whom want no part in keeping open the doors of such an organization.

Politico notes that GOP leaders in both the House and Senate have signaled they will push hard to defund Planned Parenthood — the Politico article describes the “planned crackdown” as looking “increasingly real.”

“House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told reporters Tuesday he’s anticipating amendments to strip the money over the course of the fall government funding debate,” according to Politico. “That’s in addition to a spate of Hill hearings he said are aimed at learning ‘the facts … and what’s truly is going on.’

“Meanwhile, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas said he expects lawmakers to offer a Planned Parenthood amendment to the highway bill, a major piece of must-pass legislation that’s slated for consideration beginning this week.”

Despite the shocking, widely-viewed videos produced by The Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood officials have denied they profit off of fetal organs cut from aborted babies.

When she took to the House floor Tuesday in support of her defunding effort, Rep. Black spoke in emotional terms about the organization whose work she clearly opposes.

CNS News quotes her floor speech, in part: “‘Planned Parenthood doesn’t empower women – it deceives them at their most difficult and vulnerable moments. It values convenience over truth and profit over life.’”

The Hill elaborates on the congressional effort to pull funding from the abortion provider: “Black’s legislation in the House coincides with pledges by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) —- both presidential candidates —- to force votes on defunding Planned Parenthood by adding amendments to the must-pass highway funding bill this week.”

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WATCH: Gowdy Hammers Hillary Mercilessly As He Destroys Her Benghazi Defense On Nat’l TV

You could call it the Gowdy version of an “f-bomb” — the GOP congressman’s repeated use of the word “false” when describing Hillary Clinton’s defense in the use and content of Benghazi-related emails she sent or received in her official duties as secretary of state. In a weekend appearance on CBS’ Face the Nation, the chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi described Hillary’s excuses and explanations regarding her controversial email practices as “false” (twice), “demonstrably false,” and “patently false.”

Rep. Trey Gowdy of S.C. used the word “false” four different times as he tore into Clinton’s misstatements, deceptions, contrivances, and out-and-out lies about having come clean and turned over to the State Department all her work-related emails. And on the subject of the State Department under the direction of Secretary John Kerry, Gowdy told Face the Nation host John Dickerson that the committee he heads has been frustrated time and time again in trying to get State to release email correspondence between Hillary and her then-aides and associates.

They haven’t given us e-mails for nine of the 10 senior aides that she had. It’s been over a year and we don’t have a single scrap of paper from nine of the 10. So I am happy to [conclude] this investigation just as soon as John Kerry decides that he’s going to give us the documents we’re entitled to.

Gowdy also revealed that he is ready to call Secretary Kerry himself to testify before the committee if the email sidestepping and stonewalling doesn’t stop.

I get that he has other things going on. I get that he’s got a big portfolio. But I want to get this investigation over with, and he is the only thing standing between me and a completed investigation.

By clicking on the video above, you can watch the entire Trey Gowdy segment on Face the Nation in which the Republican representative and former prosecutor holds nothing back in his dogged criticism of Hillary Clinton.

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