Country music legend Charlie Daniels, famous for his number one hit “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” and inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, delivered a blistering screed against Congress and the Obama administration via Facebook on Tuesday night. Taking aim at the potential nuclear deal with Iran among other targets, Daniels pulled no punches.
After praising the United States as a “counter balance that has cancelled out a lot of tyranny, evil and conquest” and briefly recounting highlights of American courage, Daniels quickly sounded a much darker tone, declaring that “The courageous politicians that once championed this nation have been replaced, for the most part, by a breed of milksop, politically correct, scared of their own shadow, pushover, pathetic excuses for public servants.”
Daniels directed his first broadside at the Iran deal, accusing Congress of lacking “the courage to face down an out of control president, even when he makes a deal with the devil.” He then challenged members to ask themselves, “Do I really believe that Iran will not use the money we’re releasing to them to finance terrorists to kill Americans, and, when, not if, but when, the Iranians develop their nuclear device, will they really use it against America and Israel?”
“You can’t hide from the truthful answer to that question forever,” he added, “an answer that will be required of you one day.”
The country legend then ripped through a litany of complaints about a variety of hot-button political issues, saying “You [Congress] have allowed Obama to tilt the Supreme Court so far to the left that they’re little more than a shameful extension of the Executive Branch,” presumably referring to recent high-profile Supreme Court rulings in favor of gay marriage and Obamacare.