They didn't know anything was coming? This, from the group that said "the adults are back in charge"?
They truly are banking on the American people to be as dumb as they are and ignore all the pretty clear evidence already before us (and who knows what's to come) and conclude that, at the very, very least, the administration is lying to us with faces as bald as Ari's head.
It reminds me of Ronald Reagan during Iran contra, the the old man said he didn't remember any of the illegal manuevers to deal with terrorists, pay for hostages and deal arms in direct contravention of U.S. law.
If we took him at his word, Reagan was either getting senile, was being kept in the dark by his underlings, or was completely out of touch.
If we were cynical, the old man was acting again, lying through his teeth. Every one of the scenarios is alarming -- the most serious constitutional crisis of our times to date, and people gave him a pass.
I have such a bad feeling that we're going to see a repeat of this whole sorry legacy.