Most people who following my writing know I’m not much of a conspiracy theorist. While I’m clearly not afraid to express my opinion, I also try to present a rational and reasoned argument for why I believe the way I do. I’ve been called a fake liberal by many on the left and a radical liberal by many on the right. But the reality is, I’m not actually a liberal. I care about the facts no matter which “side” they support on an issue.
But the facts as I see them now are that the Republican party has betrayed this country and has blatantly committed treason against the United States of America. I’m not sure what else you would call the Speaker of the House going behind the President of the United States’ back to invite a foreign head of state to speak in front of Congress (in a clear attempt to undermine President Obama’s ongoing negotiations with Iran), then having several members of the Republican party send a letter to Iran that essentially says the president has no power here, so any deal you make with him is useless in the long term.
That is, in my opinion, outright treason.
Republicans are trying to scuttle negotiations that the President of the United States is having with another nation, and by doing so they’re potentially risking all-out war.
If this were reversed and Democrats were doing this to a Republican president, Fox News and the conservative media would be losing their damn minds. So to the conservatives reading this, spare your bullshit about how this isn’t underhanded and corrupt. You damn well know you would be calling for sitting members of Congress to be arrested if this were happening to a Republican in the White House.
Hell, when the Dixie Chicks simply criticized President Bush, conservatives threw a massive hissy fit. And that was just a country music band expressing an opinion about a president with which they disagreed. Could you imagine if several congressional leaders from the Democratic party were deliberately trying to sabotage the foreign policy of a Republican president?
It is unconscionable how pathetic many conservatives can act. And no, I’m not going to mince words with any of this.
The childish invite of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was bad enough, but this letter is a whole other issue. Because what this letter does is it effectively says to Iran that you shouldn’t even listen to this president, because Republicans are going to do whatever they can to undermine his authority.
If that’s not treason, then what is?
How is it not betraying your country to actively and willfully carry out such actions as to not only try to sabotage a sitting president’s foreign policy, but to try to embarrass him on an international stage?
This showing of disrespect goes beyond the typical partisan politics we see all the time between Democrats and Republicans – this is a blatant betrayal of the office of the President of the United States by members of our Congress.
I love my country more than I do my political party. No matter who’s in the White House, I would have never supported any party, or politician, who tried to undermine a president’s authority in such a way that it embarrassed the United States of America the way the GOP has with their antics.
If Republicans don’t like President Obama, that’s fine. But anyone who supports what these GOP leaders are doing should lose their right to ever claim that they love their country.
Loving your country means, at the very least, respecting the system our Constitution established and defending it, even when those with whom you might disagree get elected. As much as I didn’t agree with George W. Bush, I would have never stood behind any Democrat who had tried to embarrass him internationally like Republicans are trying to do to President Obama. I would have been ashamed of them; I would have been embarrassed that I supported them; and I would have called them exactly what they were – treasonous cowards.