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Watch: Stewart Uses Reagan to Show Republican Hypocrisy on Iran Peace Deal

Watch: Stewart Uses Reagan to Show Republican Hypocrisy on Iran Peace Deal

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In this eye-opening clip, Jon Stewart summons the ghost of Pres. Reagan to take apart the Republican Party’s claims that Pres. Obama’s nuclear peace deal with Iran is a “tyrannical power grab”, exposing their hypocrisy with historical context and humor.

As Stewart states, unbeknownst to many Republicans, Pres. Reagan actually signed over 1,500 executive orders, including a nuclear peace treaty with China and, wait for it… a hostage treaty with IRAN, without having them first approved by Congress.

As Stewart says sarcastically in this clip, “I know Reagan would NEVER deal with such a loathsome regime!”

Well republicans are flooding the airwaves with their fake outrage, maybe it would be better if they actually learned a little history and understood the historical context of the Executive Branch’s power and authority to conduct foreign policy.

Kudos to Jon Stewart and his team for setting the record straight.

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Colin Taylor
Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.

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