Barack Obama is nothing if not shady. The way he used his executive power to rule as a monarch when blocked will go down in history.
We have democratic norms that he routinely violated, remember that when they say Trump is doing the same thing.
If Partisanship has reached such a low point that ruling by fiat is the only way to get things done, we are all in for trouble.
Because it leads to bad results and shady backroom deals. Like what the Senate just revealed about Obama’s infamous Iran deal.
Not a treaty for that would require a vote, a deal he rammed through apparently based on a pack of lies.
From the Washington Times:
The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access – albeit briefly – to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so.
An investigation by Senate Republicans released Wednesday sheds light on the delicate balance the Obama administration sought to strike after the deal, as it worked to ensure Iran received its promised benefits without playing into the hands of the deal’s opponents. Amid a tense political climate, Iran hawks in the U.S., Israel and elsewhere argued that the United States was giving far too much to Tehran and that the windfall would be used to fund extremism and other troubling Iranian activity.
“The Obama administration misled the American people and Congress because they were desperate to get a deal with Iran,” said Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, the subcommittee’s chairman.
Why am I not surprised?