The Overlooked Opponents of the Iran Nuclear Deal

Posted September 9, 2015 at 5:24pm
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin takes a selfie with a supporter before she speaks at a rally organized by Tea Party Patriots on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, to oppose the Iran nuclear agreement. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
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

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)
(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

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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