We’re nearing the end of Donald Trump’s second full month in office, and reactions from the Left couldn’t be any more hysterical (and often hilarious).We’ve heard the usual cries of racism, sexism, Islamophobia, and even a dozen or so other hundred forms of bigotry we never knew existed but have been turned into buzzwords.
There’s been the Women’s March, the Day Without Immigrants, Day Without Women, and numerous other protests that have accomplished little.Countless new Russia conspiracies have been floated – and we got a look into the not-so-shocking details of one of Trump’s tax returns after suffering through a half-hour of Rachel Maddow.
And yet somehow Trump has emerged unscathed (which, given the caliber of his opposition, is hardly surprising). What’s next on the agenda to take him down? Charges of treason, apparently.
According to Breitbart: Over the past week, numerous Democratic Party operatives and establishment pundits have used the word “treason” in a seeming attempt to smear President Donald Trump over unproven claims of collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.On Monday, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager, Robby Mook, demanded Trump’s campaign aides be “prosecuted for treason” if evidence emerges of coordination with Moscow during the recent presidential campaign.
One day later, on Tuesday, Michael Winship, senior writer for BillMoyers.com, wrote an opinion piece titled, “‘There’s a Smell of Treason in the Air’” Winship is a former senior writing fellow at the progressive advocacy group Demos, which is financed by billionaire George Soros.
Last week, this reporter found serious problems with the main anti-Trump charges at the hearing, delivered in opening remarks by Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on a House intelligence committee. The charges included wild conspiracy theories and heavy reliance on a questionable source.The title of Winship’s article, meanwhile, comes from a quote in the Washington Post last week provided by presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, who told the newspaper, “There’s a smell of treason in the air. Imagine if J. Edgar Hoover or any other FBI director would have testified against a sitting president? It would have been a mind-boggling event.”
On Thursday, Nicholas Kristof wrote an oped in the New York Times using the same title as Winship, also citing Brinkley’s quotes to the Washington Post.
Writing in The Week on Friday, senior correspondent Damon Linker also claims Trump could be guilty of “treason.”Also on Friday, journalist Carl Bernstein – who is known for breaking the Watergate story in 1972 – slammed Trump as “more treacherous” than Nixon.
Oh, and of course Rosie O’Donnell is on board.
— ROSIE (@Rosie) March 20, 2017
Do these people all get mailed the same talking points memo?
Meanwhile, speaking of treason, Mexico’s Catholic Church notified the public Sunday that working on Trump’s border wall is treason.
I (Matt Palumbo) have a feeling “treason” will be the new buzzword we hear countless times over the next year or so.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]