Lib talking head who backed impeaching Bush calls secessionists ‘traitors’

Lib talking head who backed impeaching Bush calls secessionists ‘traitors’

You gotta love liberals. Where else would you find comic relief this rich at a time when most Americans feel more like crying than laughing? When liberals aren’t busy lecturing conservatives on civility, they are out making death threats against Republican politicianswhose ideas they disagree with or—better still—against subversives like Brad Pitt’s mom.

When liberals hold aloft signs calling the president of the United States a “disease”for which “death is the cure,” they are expressing “peaceful (!) dissent.” But when conservatives exercise their own freedom to disagree with government … well—as Tevye might say, “There is no other hand.” Patriotism, to the liberal way of thinking, is a one-way street. You’re only obeying traffic laws when you are moving leftward.

If you need an example of the left’s double standard in action, consider the response of Current TV’s Cenk Uygur to the flood of petitions at the White House website calling upon the government or Obama administration to grant states the right to secede. So far, citizens representing every state in the union have filed one, with Texasleading in the number of signatories with 111,427.

So what is Uygur’s reaction? You can see for yourself in this video. In it he disparages the signers of such petitions as “un-American” and “traitors.” This pretty strong language coming from a guy who supported the impeachment of George W. Bush. One might argue that impeachment is a form redress for grievances available under the Constitution (Article I, Section 3, and Article II, Section 4), but so is secession (Tenth Amendment).

Moreover, you get the distinct sense that if opponents of Obama were seeking his removal from office rather than theirs from the country, Uygur would have blood shooting out of his eyes.

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Howard Portnoy

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Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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