MSNBC host: These calls for Obama’s impeachment are “treasonous accusations”

posted at 11:21 am on July 10, 2014 by Allahpundit

Fun fact via Scott Whitlock: Michael Eric Dyson once signed a petition calling for George Bush to be “driven from office.” Even so, it’s hard to believe that anyone, even a guy who called Eric Holder “the Moses of our time,” could mean this semi-seriously. By “treasonous accusations,” does he mean that Palin herself accused Obama of treason in her Breitbart op-ed? Because she didn’t; she accused him of dereliction of duty. Or does he mean that merely floating the idea of impeachment, whether or not it’s justified by Obama’s infringement on separation of powers, is tantamount to treason? Treason involves an act of disloyalty to the United States, of course, not to the man in charge of the executive branch. Interesting that Dyson would conflate those two. I wonder which other Article I powers granted to Congress qualify as treasonous these days.

The most pitiful thing about this, actually, is how gratuitous it is even by MSNBC standards. He’s deep in the tank here defending Obama’s handling of the border crisis, but even his colleagues like Alex Wagner and Andrea Mitchell have been scratching their heads about that. And the impeachment thing, while fun to write about it, isn’t being taken seriously by anyone with real power — not the Speaker of the House, not Palin’s former running mate, not even her tea-party ally Ted Cruz. Dyson’s pulling the pin on a grenade at a moment when the left and right are momentarily a bit more aligned on the issues du jour than usual. But maybe we shouldn’t read much into it. I’ve always thought that Martin Bashir went wildly over the top with his rhetoric, especially vis-a-vis Palin, not so much because his disdain was really that deep but because he assumed that you can’t go wrong being excessively nasty to the right on MSNBC. I get the same vibe from Dyson here. You would think, if he’s throwing the word “treasonous” around, that he’d be exercised about it and want to explore that idea at length, but instead he zooms right past it, casual as can be. Just tossing it out there, a mindless little bouquet to the progressive viewer. Know your audience, I guess.


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Insulting the King? Off with her head.

Drained Brain on July 10, 2014 at 11:21 AM

MICHAEL ERIC DYSON: Anyone interested in a border visit is interested in pumping the brakes. The President is acutely aware of the dire situation facing the children and their families crossing into the United States, as evidenced by his tireless effort to help them. The President’s push towards positive and crucial change was met with treasonous accusations.

Di*k, any CEO goes to where the core of the problem is, alas…raking in dough is what your oaf does, every time there is a crisis.

It’s not a “situation” fool, and I hope you suffocate from consuming his shit, which is not Beluga caviar.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Bla bla bla TREASON bla bla bla…

Marcola on July 10, 2014 at 11:23 AM

These people think we live in a monarchy?

clnurnberg on July 10, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Did this turd address how treasonous obama is?

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 11:23 AM

“I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.”

-Hildabeast Clinton

I guess that right expired with the coronation of Barack HUSSEIN Obama?

ConstantineXI on July 10, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Has she been arrrested yet?

Meremortal on July 10, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Leftists are all fascist thugs. Period.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 11:24 AM

One day a non-marxist will be president and all these lice will die, from shock.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 11:24 AM

IMPEACH obama NOW!

Pork-Chop on July 10, 2014 at 11:24 AM

as evidenced by his tireless effort to help them.

I read that as meaning he hasn’t had a good year in awhile.

Flange on July 10, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 11:24 AM

How dare you insult Der Leader?

clnurnberg on July 10, 2014 at 11:25 AM

“Jerk!”

“No! You’re a jerk!”

ConDem on July 10, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Hosting on MSDNC is the same as murder committed during rape, and should be punished accordingly.

malclave on July 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Progressives are totally detached from reality and must be crushed! No deals period! Hear me GOP Establishment!

idesign on July 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM

You would think, if he’s throwing the word “treasonous” around, that he’d be exercised about it and want to explore that idea at length, but instead he zooms right past it, casual as can be. Just tossing it out there, a mindless little bouquet to the progressive viewer. Know your audience,

Wow! Somebody sure could use one of those empathy bears.

Happy Nomad on July 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Idiot

Sarah the squirrel of the day for them

cmsinaz on July 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Who gives a rat’s a$$?

We all know that lefties are nuts; why post continuous videos of them proving it?

Let’s see….what else could Hot Air post?

How about…Benghazi murders, IRS scandal, border security scandal, how Obamacare will bankrupt the middle class, the VA scandal, etc. etc.

Are these events not newsworthy any more?

Amjean on July 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Dyson is an intellectual midget. He speaks in nonsensical faux academic gibberish. A pathetic little man.

Whitey Ford on July 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM

“Absolutely! Autocratic, dictatorial, unconstitutional. You would think in some ways grounds for impeachment,” said (Cornel) West, who is co-host of the “Smiley & West” show.

Okay, it was about Syria, but if we’re rounding people up…

Fallon on July 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

as evidenced by his tireless effort to help them.

I read that as meaning he hasn’t had a good year in awhile.

Flange on July 10, 2014 at 11:24 AM

I thought he was referring to the bus.

VegasRick on July 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Progressives are totally detached from reality and must be crushed! No deals period! Hear me GOP Establishment!

idesign on July 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM

No kidding. I just saw some liberal judge in Dallas who was whining that the invaders need to be seen as scared innocent human beings. About ever other word out of his mouth was children. Every fourth word was compassion. Nevermind that the “children” include gang members and others who would hardly fit the description of scared or innocent.

It’s the same thing here with this idiot. Dyson thinks if the left throws around words like treason and racist enough then it will, by definition, become treasonous or racist to suggest that the rat-eared wonder is an vile evil creature who should IN FACT be facing removal from office by any means necessary.

Happy Nomad on July 10, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Why faux academic gibberish? Real academic gibberish not good enough for him?

clnurnberg on July 10, 2014 at 11:32 AM

“An American academic…..” LOL

d1carter on July 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Obama’s crimes are BEYOND impeachment. He should be arrested on sight and held for trial for Treason.

He should be worrying about a potential date with a firing squad, not about which club to play out of the rough on the 17th.

ConstantineXI on July 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Dyson is an ignorant imbecile, straight up nuttier than squirrel shite.

oscarwilde on July 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM

In the paraphrased words of Obama, “So sue them”.

cat-scratch on July 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM

At least he kept his accusation to the “treasonous” level instead of the “blasphemous” one.

I guess even the unhinged have limits.

Bitter Clinger on July 10, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Wow, this guy’s Whiter than Clarence Thomas.

ToddPA on July 10, 2014 at 11:34 AM

ELEVENTY!!1!!111!1

Cicero43 on July 10, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Wasn’t there a movement afoot, BEFORE the 2012 election, to begin working immediately toward impeachment of Romney if he won?

How many people protesting the notion of impeaching Obama now would have been perfectly cool with impeaching a victorious Romney even before inauguration?

There’s the lunatic fringe for you. People at that level of partisanship have no business participating in the public discourse.

fatherspledge on July 10, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Might be nice if he actually read how the Constitution defines treason.

formwiz on July 10, 2014 at 11:35 AM

What an idiot.

MoreLiberty on July 10, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Ya can’t fix STUPID!

GarandFan on July 10, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Might be nice if he actually read how the Constitution defines treason.

formwiz on July 10, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Bah, that would just get in his way.

oscarwilde on July 10, 2014 at 11:36 AM

I thought he was referring to the bus.

VegasRick on July 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

I thought Ray Nagin was the one with the tireless buses.

Flange on July 10, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Should we be flogged from the nearest yardarm?

itsspideyman on July 10, 2014 at 11:38 AM

I thought Ray Nagin was the one with the tireless buses.

Flange on July 10, 2014 at 11:37 AM

He sold them all for a little cash.

VegasRick on July 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM

I thought he was referring to the bus.

VegasRick on July 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

The bus got traded in for a steam roller.

Red Creek on July 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM

I’m waiting for the inevitable declaration that I’m an Enemy of the State.

Steve Eggleston on July 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Michael Eric Dyson is black. It’s a tribal thing for them, you won’t understand it. In a tribe, loyalty to the tribal chief must be absolute and unquestionable. Some black people just decide to grow out of stone age and think for themselves, while others keep living by its rules.

Rix on July 10, 2014 at 11:41 AM

To call Dyson mendacious, hypocritical, and weapons-grade stupid is an insult to the mendacious, hypocritical, and weapons-grade stupid sociopaths.

Athos on July 10, 2014 at 11:41 AM

MICHAEL ERIC DYSON: Anyone interested in a border visit is interested in pumping the brakes.

But when Bush didn’t land in Louisiana 5 seconds after Hurricane Katrina, it proved he hated black people.

xblade on July 10, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Wow! Somebody sure could use one of those empathy bears.

Happy Nomad on July 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM

How about we give him a Polar Bear instead, it would be more beneficial to America, though the Polar Bear might not survive the incident.

oscarwilde on July 10, 2014 at 11:41 AM

“None dare insult Dear Leader!”

Quiz question: Was the above uttered in North Korea, Stalinist Russia, or the United States under Obama?

….tough one, isn’t it?

orangemtl on July 10, 2014 at 11:41 AM

MSNBC is in fine form this morning reporting on the WSJ poll showing 54% of Americans wish Palin would stop talking. I must have heard it 15 times as breaking news this morning.

can_con on July 10, 2014 at 11:41 AM

By “treasonous accusations,” does he mean that Palin herself accused Obama of treason in her Breitbart op-ed? Because she didn’t; she accused him of dereliction of duty. Or does he mean that merely floating the idea of impeachment, whether or not it’s justified by Obama’s infringement on separation of powers, is tantamount to treason? Treason involves an act of disloyalty to the United States, of course, not to the man in charge of the executive branch. Interesting that Dyson would conflate those two. I wonder which other Article I powers granted to Congress qualify as treasonous these days.

We know the real answer to AP’s question: There is no thought, no reasoned deliberation behind Dyson’s remarks.

And this from a tenured professor at Georgetown. Of course, no one in the academic community will raise the same questions AP has raised. And this is part of what is so discouraging about academia — that an institution that prides itself on “peer review” and setting it’s own professional ethics standards (the AAUP) says nothing about this sort of incoherent babbling that does not even pass superficial scrutiny.

EastofEden on July 10, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Why do we keep giving MSNBC free advertisement? Why do we even care about what these morons say when they have the least number of viewers?

mnjg on July 10, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Treason involves an act of disloyalty to the United States, of course, not to the man in charge of the executive branch. Interesting that Dyson would conflate those two.

Nazis took an oath of loyalty to Hitler, not to Germany. Michael Eric Dyson is in full Nazi mode today.

rbj on July 10, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Cult of personality: A cult of personality arises when an individual uses mass media, propaganda, or other methods, to create an idealized, heroic, and at times, worshipful image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise.

I rest my case. The only people left defending Obama are true members of his personality cult. Unfortunately, my older sister is one of them. They feel it is “treason” to criticize or attempt in any way to hold Dear Leader accountable.

TarheelBen on July 10, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Dyson is a Fool. Yes he will know full well what I mean by that.

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

The Fuehrer must not be questioned !!!…. Peasants!!!

viking01 on July 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

I’m waiting for the inevitable declaration that I’m an Enemy of the State.

Steve Eggleston on July 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM

I already got dibs on the bottom bunk in the corner… and keep your stinkin filth paws off my potato…

oscarwilde on July 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Know your audience, I guess.

With as much PMSNBC posts that are put up here, wouldn’t that mean us? I think we account for half of their viewership.

HotAirian on July 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Amazing that anybody saw it….. “what a maroon”!

ultracon on July 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

MSNBC is in fine form this morning reporting on the WSJ poll showing 54% of Americans wish Palin would stop talking. I must have heard it 15 times as breaking news this morning.

Yes, and the Majority must alway be obeyed!

Unless they vote for a conservative or a Republican, whereupon they must be ignored, suppressed, or educated as to The Correct Thoughts.

Stalinist hypocrisy, thy name is MSNBC.

orangemtl on July 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

When bigger morons are found, they’ll be employed by PMSNBC.

Another Drew on July 10, 2014 at 11:44 AM

What, no race card? I’m disappointed.

Ward Cleaver on July 10, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Treason involves an act of disloyalty to the United States

She’s on to something.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Rex Lex

oldleprechaun on July 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM

He sold them all for a little cash.

VegasRick on July 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM

And free room and board. :-)

Flange on July 10, 2014 at 11:46 AM

And once all us ‘traitors’ are thrown into prison, no one will be left to provide taxable income to the government or the parasites that feed at its trough.

zoyclem on July 10, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Aaaaaand for the Thousandth time the Left has found it’s
boogeyman Woman.

So they’ll gin up charging Palin with treason….

ToddPA on July 10, 2014 at 11:46 AM

You would think, if he’s throwing the word “treasonous” around, that he’d be exercised about it

He’s rather exorcised.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 11:47 AM

The Fuehrer must not be questioned !!!…. Peasants!!!

viking01 on July 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

“The peasants are revolting!”

“I know that, FORE!”

VegasRick on July 10, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Am I the only one enjoying the nice change of pace from the “RAAAACISM” charge?

Maddie on July 10, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Palin never should have traded those 5 Taliban Gitmo prisoners for that deserter…

Oh, wait…

viking01 on July 10, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Dyson’s pulling the pin on a grenade at a moment when the left and right are momentarily a bit more aligned on the issues du jour than usual.

You put your finger straight on it, AP. I think the shorter version would be “Squirrel!”. He can’t have the faithful being doubtful.

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2014 at 11:48 AM

How dare you insult Der Leader?

clnurnberg on July 10, 2014 at 11:25 AM

It’s the joy of my nom.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 11:48 AM

I haven’t heard it put any better than this:
 

Leave-my-boyfriend-alone journalism.
 
There Goes the Neighborhood on July 6, 2014 at 3:17 PM

rogerb on July 10, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Must be hell to be leftard.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Maddie on July 10, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Don’t get too excited I’m sure it will come up today.

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2014 at 11:49 AM

obama is dragging them all into the deep layers of their latrine.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 11:50 AM

…a bumbling black bigot!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 10, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Palin is so desperate for attention these days, she is venturing off into Alex Jones territory.

I expect to see Palin soon in one of those History Channel shows telling us what is really in Area 51.

Moesart on July 10, 2014 at 11:50 AM

This is an incredible read – 100% true.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 11:50 AM

The left ought to be careful tossing the word ‘treason’ around.

bitsy on July 10, 2014 at 11:50 AM

obama is dragging them all into the deep layers of their latrine.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Now if only they didn’t all so love a good turd spelunking.

oscarwilde on July 10, 2014 at 11:50 AM

I stopped reading after “MSNBC Host:”

JetBlast on July 10, 2014 at 11:51 AM

They would call for Palin’s head is she was showing baby pictures.

It’s an old story.

Moesart on July 10, 2014 at 11:51 AM

This is just typical MSNBC standard operating procedure. He made the comment for the sole reason of getting us to chat about it today. MSNBC doesn’t have an audience. Thus, to get attention, they routinely spout the wackiest, most over the top stuff so that people will write about it on the blogs. I’m sure they laugh about it after the show. If it weren’t for this tactic nobody would even know that MSNBC exists. We really play into their hands by even posting threads like this.

tommyboy on July 10, 2014 at 11:53 AM

MSNBC is in fine form this morning reporting on the WSJ poll showing 54% of Americans wish Palin would stop talking. I must have heard it 15 times as breaking news this morning.

54%? That’s actually not too bad. I imagine a higher percentage right now wish Obama would shut up.

TarheelBen on July 10, 2014 at 11:54 AM

As long as the young immigrants haven’t reached Martha’s Vineyard by August 9…

Obama to Take 15-Day Vacation in August

He would have room to house a few though:

The seven-bedroom, nine-bath, 8,100-square-foot house, sits on a 10-acre lot and is assessed at more than $12 million. It features 17 rooms in total, expansive water views of Vineyard Sound, an infinity pool and hot tub, and a dual tennis-basketball court.

Drained Brain on July 10, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Dinesh interviews him in his latest movie

cmsinaz on July 10, 2014 at 11:55 AM

I’m waiting for the inevitable declaration that I’m an Enemy of the State.

Steve Eggleston on July 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM

I already got dibs on the bottom bunk in the corner… and keep your stinkin filth paws off my potato…

oscarwilde on July 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

With a little luck, I’ll be bunking with Sarah. You guys have a great time together.

TXUS on July 10, 2014 at 11:56 AM

During the last administration, however, Dyson called for the impeachment of George W. Bush.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2014/07/09/unhinged-msnbc-host-sarah-palin-made-treasonous-accusations-against-

faraway on July 10, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Dyson 2007: “Mr. Bush, our presence in Iraq must end, even if it means your resignation, even if it means your impeachment.”

faraway on July 10, 2014 at 11:57 AM

If a Dyson made idiotic, racist comments on an MSNBC, and no one watched it, does it still make a sound?

mikeaustin on July 10, 2014 at 11:59 AM

So in this idiots mind trying presnit for treason and hanging him would be treasonous too.

Maybe he should join barry on the gallows.

Diluculo on July 10, 2014 at 11:59 AM

oscarwilde on July 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

With a little luck, I’ll be bunking with Sarah. You guys have a great time together.

TXUS on July 10, 2014 at 11:56 AM

I heard that Todd, can kill, skin and dress an adult Caribou in under 3 minuets. The closest you’re going to come to bunking with Sarah, is as a throw rug next to her bunk so her feet don’t get cold when she gets up in the morning.

oscarwilde on July 10, 2014 at 11:59 AM

I’m waiting for the inevitable declaration that I’m an Enemy of the State.

Steve Eggleston on July 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Badge of honor – never liked states.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM

During the last administration, however, Dyson called for the impeachment of George W. Bush.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2014/07/09/unhinged-msnbc-host-sarah-palin-made-treasonous-accusations-against-

faraway on July 10, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Dyson 2007: “Mr. Bush, our presence in Iraq must end, even if it means your resignation, even if it means your impeachment.”

faraway on July 10, 2014 at 11:57 AM

It’s only treasonous to call for the impeachment of Democrat presidents.

Bitter Clinger on July 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 56s

On suing the Pres, Boehner says every pres takes exec actions. But Pres Obama is “basically rewriting law to make it fit his own needs.”

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 42s

“He’s been president for the last 5½ years. When is he going to take responsibility for something?” shouts @SpeakerBoehner of POTUS. (2/2)

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Mark Knoller @markknoller · 1m

.@SpeakerBoehner offers angry response to suggestion House GOP to blame on illegal migration if it doesnt pass Obama funding request (1/2)

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 3s

In seeking to sue POTUS, Boehner says he’s defending the institution of Congress “against encroachment from the Execuvtive Branch.”

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Palin expressed outrage at the lawlessness of Obama. Dyson “thinks”/s it outrageous to call out lawlessness. I think it makes Palins argument stronger and every wave starts with a ripple or a pen and a phone in this case.

tim c on July 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

https://twitter.com/markknoller

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 20s

“This isn’t about me suing the pres.,” says Boehner. ” This is about the Legislative Branch that’s being disadvantaged by the Exec Branch.”

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 12:06 PM

LOL, what an imbecile.

Midas on July 10, 2014 at 12:06 PM

https://twitter.com/ChadPergram

Chad Pergram @ChadPergram · 39m

On calls 2 impeach Obama Pelosi defends decision not 2 impeach Bush43 on Iraq. Thought there was a case but didn’t want to put US thru it.

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Dysonics: the ability to spew incredibly verbose word salads to obscure your hypocrisy.

can_con on July 10, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 3s

In seeking to sue POTUS, Boehner says he’s defending the institution of Congress “against encroachment from the Execuvtive Branch.”

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Boehner is a coward or he is a co-conspirator with Obama. The Constitutional remedy for an out of control President is not to sue him, it is to Impeach him. Obama will have been out of office for a decade before any lawsuit Boehner brings will ever be adjudicated.

oscarwilde on July 10, 2014 at 12:07 PM

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