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Let's enjoy all the tears of impotent rage over "Lame Duck" Obama's huge world victory in getting the Iran Deal to move forward with help from the Dems, who blocked last minute maneuvers, and in spite of the Religious Nuts, Bibi Netanyahu, and Prophets of Doom like Glenn Beck. Call a Waaaahmbulance!
Senators voted 58-42 to bring to the floor a resolution disapproving the deal. That was two votes short of the 60 votes Republican leaders needed to advance the bill.
The Democrats' action spares Obama from having to veto any legislation and leaves the Iran agreement intact, though Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he may bring the bill back for another vote next week.
Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., predicted that the outcome would not change if McConnell tries again.
"You can call (a vote) ten more times and you’ll get the same result," Durbin said.
Under legislation passed by Congress in May, the deal will take effect unless both the House and Senate vote for a resolution of disapproval by Sept. 17.
President Obama said he was heartened by the vote.
"The Senate took an historic step forward and voted to enable the United States to work with our international partners to enable the implementation of the comprehensive, long-term deal that will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon," Obama said in a statement. "This vote is a victory for diplomacy, for American national security, and for the safety and security of the world."
Today's Senate vote on the Iran deal is a historic step toward preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. The world is safer for it.— President Obama (@POTUS) September 10, 2015
Any future attempts to re-litigate this issue in the Senate will meet the same outcome and will be nothing more than wasted time.— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) September 10, 2015
Senate Democrats pave way for Iran deal to advance. Republicans call for a whambulance and a juice box.— Gus Denali ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@Gus_802) September 10, 2015
we're gonna need a bucket for all these right wing crocodile tears over the iran deal vote— Oliver Willis (@owillis) September 10, 2015
No denying GOP are crybabies, but w PBO spanking them for 7 yrs running, they've earned a good cry. Senate Democrats pic.twitter.com/K5pVpWwAfq— mock_you_men_tory (@LiteisoN) September 10, 2015
Diplomacy wins. War loses. 42 Senate Democrats reject Cheney, neocons and their resolution disapproving #IranDeal.— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) September 10, 2015
I am deeply disappointed by Senate Democrats' decision to block a vote on the Iran nuclear deal. http://t.co/HDzKK8e1Ap— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) September 10, 2015
Ronald Reagan used to keep jellybeans in a jar on his desk. Obama keeps Congressional Republican leadership's balls.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 10, 2015
After Iran, President Obama has assured his place as the most partisan president in U.S. history. Historians will be left to assess blame.— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) September 10, 2015