And the award for “Most Unhinged Reaction to the Iran Deal” goes to…

Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL)! Congratulations, Senator!

"Thank you so much! I just want to say, to my fellow nominees, you guys were so unhinged! I never thought I had a chance!"
“Thank you so much! I just want to say, to my fellow nominees, you guys were so unhinged! I never thought I had a chance!”

Everything about Kirk’s reaction to the deal in this radio interview is over the top. There’s the 2008-era birther-lite usage of the “Barack HUSSEIN Obama” form, the assertion that Obama actually wants “to get nukes to Iran,” the 100% certain prediction of a future nuclear war in the Middle East (that will apparently only kill “tens of thousands of people,” because, ah, the participants will avoid hitting any major cities for some reason, I guess?), and the suggestion that Bob Menendez (D-NJ) was indicted for “being against the Iran deal” rather than the long list of corruption charges against him. Kirk gets bonus points for calling the deal “unremitted garbage,” which I’m pretty sure is a phrase that doesn’t actually mean anything unless it’s followed by the word “fees.” Basically it had everything you’re looking for from this category, which made this award a no-brainer.

As far as I know, nobody has figured out a reason why Senator Kirk is so angrily and hyperbolically opposed to the Iran deal. Nope, it’s a total mystery. Really, we’ll probably never know what’s going on there.

Again, congratulations Senator Kirk; enjoy your award!

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Well, I’m sure the money will mean more than the ribbon.

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