Treason: Who yells it more?

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Treason: Who yells it more?

Postby Marie » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:14 am

Thought I'd add my thoughts re the current "treason" debate.

Step 1) Trump charges that it's treasonous for Dems not to stand during his State of the Union presentation.

Step 2) Dems respond by pointing out this isn't a dictatorship ruled by a revered dear leader, that we're still allowed to express approval or disapproval of government leadership without fear of reprisal.

Step 3) Republicans, as we know they are wont to do, attempt to flip the discussion by accusing Dems of being the ones who are more likely to holler "treason" when they disapprove of the current leadership.

Dear righties: Are you fricking kidding? What's the full title of Ann Coulter's 2004 book? Answer: Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism. Coulter was expressing a longstanding "liberals selling out the country" opinion which has emanated from the RW fever swamp dating back to the FDR era! I've endured variations of it all my adult life -- including Obama's being called a &*#%! traitor til the air was blue; consequently, Trump's flip remark was nothing new.

It's the Republicans' tut-tutting at our unexpected pushback that's so innovative.

You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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