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Liberals are the ones shouting 'Treason!' all the time!

L. Brent Bozell III on

At a speech in Cincinnati, President Trump heard someone in the audience yell "treasonous" as he mentioned the Democrats' pouting at the State of the Union address. "Somebody said, 'treasonous,'" he mused. "I mean, yeah, I guess. Why not?"


The media outrage was summarized by CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin: "It is so grotesque! It is so appalling. ... I just wonder what the cost is, in terms of the future of our civic discourse!"

At this point, we should just start laughing at the press. These self-appointed watchdogs of the "civic discourse" weren't a bit outraged when liberals tossed that T-word like a Frisbee at anyone criticizing former President Obama. Here are just a few examples.

--June 11, 2014: Then-CNN anchor Carol Costello brought on leftist Cliff Schecter to promote his article suggesting leaders of the National Rifle Association are "treasonous and murderous." Costello could only add: "I don't know. ... That's really strong."

--July 9, 2014: MSNBC political analyst Michael Eric Dyson went ballistic over former Gov. Sarah Palin's suggestion that Obama be impeached: "The president's push towards positive and crucial change was met with treasonous accusations."

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--June 27, 2015: The Daily Beast posted an article on dissenters of the Supreme Court's same-sex-marriage decision. The headline read: "Did the Four Dissenting Justices in Gay Marriage Case Just Suggest Treason?" Columnist Jay Michaelson suggested that those criticizing the court majority created a "shocking display of treason."

--Oct. 1, 2015: Leftist radio host Thom Hartmann was incensed that anyone could consider then-House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy for House speaker, citing some Republican inauguration-night conspiracy to deny Obama any success. He said, "(T)hey have committed treason, maybe not the kind of treason that is elevated to the level of ... prosecution or firing squad ... a moral treason."

In fact, this liberal treason talk just kept going once Trump took office, but he became the perpetrator.

--March 2, 2017: On Attorney General Jeff Sessions, CNN political commentator Maria Cardona said: "He knows that he is smack in the middle of this investigation having to do with, perhaps, treasonous activities by the Trump campaign."


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