Lets see if this actually materializes.
Its pretty obvious as to how hard the media folks tried to spin this with the title. A good rubric for how the US media treats the president and his opposition could be found in this cartoon. With that in mind, read the title of that article, and then note this little tidbit on the inside:
Notice the scare quotes around the word treason. Treason has a very straighforward definition in the US Constitution.
The salient question is, if we were arming al Qaeda backed rebels, whom are our sworn enemies, providing them military aid, and dropping relief supplies to them, does that not mean we are giving them “Aid and Comfort”? What sort of rhetorical pretzel would someone need to contort themselves into, in order to evade that definition?
The truckers are probably right.
Is this the modern day Fort Sumter? We’ve got a deeply unpopular government, which rules apparently by fiat, unaccountable to the people. We’ve got an imperial president. A dysfunctional and deeply divided Senate and House.
I blame both parties. But one far more than the other. One of the two is willing to negotiate to effect positive change. The other, not so much. The ones who don’t wish to negotiate to do their job are the ones to blame for this mess. As their job is negotiation …
Seriously, we need votes of no confidence, so we can have a fighting chance to tear down ineffectual government when it emerges, as it has for the last 5 years.