Senate traitors

THE PARTIES’ ROLE REVERSAL ON ‘INTERFERING’ WITH THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF’S FOREIGN POLICY

Senate Republicans, obsessed as always with carrying out the agenda of the Israeli government and leading the U.S. into more militarism and war, yesterday wrote a letter to “the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran” designed to derail an international agreement governing that country’s nuclear program. Numerous leading Democrats – in Congress and the media – are today using the language of criminality, sedition and even treason to denounce that letter, insisting that it is a violation of American “norms” and possibly American law for members of Congress to “undermine” the President’s conduct of foreign policy and diplomacy.

Harry Reid, sounding (as usual) like the love child of George Bush and Joe Liebermansaid: “Republicans are undermining our commander in chief while empowering the ayatollahs.” The New York Daily News put mugshot-like photos of four of the GOP signatories above the headline “TRAITORS.” The Washington Monthly‘s Ed Kilgore called it “sedition in the name of patriotism.” The Washington Post‘s Paul Waldman said it is “appalling” because it shows Republicans “can act as though Barack Obama isn’t even the president of the United States.” The most predictably hackish party apparatchiks over at MSNBC accusedRepublicans of “conducting their own parallel, freelance foreign policy” and argued that felony charges should be considered under the Logan Act.

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