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The Overlooked Opponents of the Iran Nuclear Deal

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin takes a selfie with a supporter before the rally (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

The sea of humanity sweltering in front of the Capitol Wednesday appeared to HOH to be less interested in getting an earful from pols -- who popped by to rile up the crowd and then quickly retreated to air conditioned offices -- than in being heard, once and for all, themselves.  

Ron Kirby, a Texas native who keeps a close eye on the federal government from just across the river in Alexandria, Va., told HOH he’d hiked up to the Hill on a 90-something degree day to ensure lawmakers understood his deep-seated reservations about the administration’s proposed deal with Iran.

Vietnam War veteran Ron Kirby stands outside the Capitol Sep. 9 to voice his opposition to President Barack Obama's proposed nuclear deal with Iran. (Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

Kirby voices his opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran. (Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

The Vietnam War veteran expressed concern that a pattern of missteps throughout the Middle East — “Libya, Iraq, Syria … and who knows what else,” Kirby tallied — have woefully undermined U.S. authority.  

“This’ll be funding all the terrorists … unless we stop’em,” he asserted.  

Kirby was joined in his eternal vigilance by the motliest of crews, a who’s who of disillusionment that included:  

Prayer Warriors

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

Onward, Christian soldier.  

Would-be Poets

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Can’t wait for the children’s book.  

Collage Artists

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

Memes are the future, yo.  

Self-styled Fashionistas

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

If it ain't on Etsy, I don't want it.  

Frat Boys

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

Pump the keg! (No foam!)  

Recreational Readers

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

So sayeth, Glenn Beck. *Amen*  

Unabashed Capitalists

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

Vote with your wallets, America!  

Cheesesteak Loyalists

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

Whiz wit 2016!  

Rogue Publisher’s Clearing House Employees

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

We’re alerting the Prize Patrol.  

Litterbugs

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

Right in front of the People’s House, too.  

And, the one group we wholly endorse:  

Siesta Lovers

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

Nap time is an inalienable right in our book.  

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