Iranian terror group MEK just got off the official USA terror list on Friday. Already the PR machine they've put together is lobbying to have them recognized as the official opposition in Iran.
Already elected officials in both parties are busy making statements to that effect.
In the current political climate I can see this idea as having broad bipartisan appeal. Sure, it's a profoundly stupid idea and will in the long run come back to haunt us, but that's not the point.
Even though the MEK have zero popular support in the country, recognizing them as the official opposition will allow the administration to make all manner of mischief while cloaking themselves in layer after layer of patronizing twaddle about freedom and democracy.
That's why this idea could get serious traction.