WAIT, I THOUGHT THE USE OF SUCH MARTIAL METAPHORS WAS AN INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE: Dem lawmaker to colleagues: Keep your ‘powder dry’ on Iran.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Sunday suggested members of both parties in Congress hold off criticizing the Obama administration’s push for a deal over Iran’s nuclear program.

“I think it’s appalling to interfere in a negotiation like this that the commander-in-chief is engaged in,” Schiff said on “Fox News Sunday,” referring to the open letter from 47 GOP senators addressed to Iran’s leaders saying a deal would not hold after President Obama leaves office.

“I think that Democrats and Republicans, House and Senate members ought to keep their powder dry. Let’s see whether there is a deal. Let’s see what the terms of that deal are,” Schiff said.

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), the fourth-ranking Senate Republican, offered no indication on the same program that he regretted signing the letter.

“I think by signing that letter, we focused the attention where it should be, on the debate about … Iran with a nuclear weapon,” he said.

Obama plans to give away the store. He doesn’t want people calling attention to that. Hence the furious pushback against critics, including this absurd effort by the Christian Science Monitor’s Howard LaFranchi to compare Cotton to “Hanoi Jane.”