Remember when, not so long ago, right-thinking people in the media and think tanks faulted then-President George W. Bush for his go-it-alone “Cowboy Diplomacy.” Well, now that good man’s successor has adopted a similar strategy for addressing certain domestic crises.
Turns out the president didn’t even consult lawmakers from his own party, including those representing the state where the auto companies have their headquarters, before delivering his “ultimatum to U.S. auto manufacturers:”
Michigan’s senior Democratic senator, Carl Levin, said Obama didn’t ask for advice when he told lawmakers of the move in a Sunday call from the Oval Office to force GM CEO Rick Wagoner to resign, which caught Washington and Detroit by surprise. “He didn’t ask us about it, he informed us,” Levin said.
I’m sure the MSM will be quick to condemn the president for acting without congressional input, just as they were during the previous Administration.