MSNBC host calls Obama impeachment talk ‘treasonous’

MSNBC host calls Obama impeachment talk ‘treasonous’

Apparently unfamiliar with the definition of the word impeach, a noted host on the hard left-leaning MSNBC declared on the air that any discussion of impeaching Barack Obama was tantamount to treason. As reported by the Media Research Center, Michael Eric Dyson was adamant that Sarah Palin’s call for the Constitutional impeachment of the Chief Executive was an act of treason against the United States.

Interestingly, Dyson saw impeachment differently when George W. Bush was president. The professor of sociology at Georgetown University joined the likes of Ed Asner, convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, Jane Fonda,, Susan Sarandon, Queers for Economic Justice, and Sean Penn in signing The World Can’t Wait! petition calling for Bush’s impeachment.

As a signer of the document, Dyson joined in the accusation that Bush was leading the United States on the path of becoming a fundamentalist Christian theocracy that promised to be “narrow and hateful.” He alluded that the Bush “regime” sought to “radically remake society very quickly, in a fascist way…” in a style reminiscent of Adolf Hitler.

In 2013, Dyson was equally critical of “Duck Dynasty,” which he said was responsible for white people unconsciously hating people of other races. On the “NOW w/Alex Wagner” show (video below), he said:

Phil Robertson and the ‘Duck Dynasty’ is part of a majority white supremacist culture that either consciously or unconsciously incubates hatred toward those who are different.

His appearance on Wagner’s show wasn’t his first. Appearing on the MSNBC panel show after Barack Obama’s dismal performance in an early October 2012 presidential debate, Dyson claimed Fox News was responsible:

Obama has just been subject to the Fox News treatment of Angry Black Man, again.

Unfortunately for Dyson, Fox News didn’t host the debate; PBS did.
In calling those who would impeach Obama treasonous, Dyson demonstrates a lack of understanding of the word treason. According to paragraph 18 of the U.S. Code § 2381:
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman is a retired Master Sergeant of Marines. He is the founder of the blog Unapologetically Rude and has written for Examiner and other blogs.

Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.