This weekend, Iran reached an historic deal with the United States and five other nations, agreeing to curb its nuclear program in exchange for some relief from decades of economic sanctions. The deal has been heralded by many as President Obama's most important foreign policy achievement to date, and a significant step toward world peace. Others, such as Israel and the GOP have criticized the fact that the deal still allows Iran to enrich some uranium, arguing that this puts the world at risk.
And then there's Senator John Cornyn. After the deal was reached, he had perhaps the strangest reaction of anyone. Completely missing the point of the deal, he tweeted this on Saturday night:
Amazing what WH will do to distract attention from O-care
— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) November 24, 2013
Now, most of us realize that the White House's motives for trying to advance world peace through diplomacy are separate from the Affordable Care Act. But Senator Cornyn, perhaps trying to prove his right-wing credentials in preparation for next spring's Republican Primary, stuck with the Tea Party line of attack even when it was totally unrelated to the issue at hand.
Cornyn's outlandish tweet did lead to some memorable reactions on Twitter. Check them out after the jump.