When Does Obstruction Become Treason?

Why Won’t Americans Just Read the Constitution?

Recently, Bill Maher and Michael Moore rightly criticized Congressional Republicans for their relentless obstruction of government. Plenty of liberal bloggers and their followers jumped on the bandwagon. But they all went too far in calling it treason.

Republicans have tripped over each other to obstruct every budget proposal, jobs bill, issue, policy, effort, nomination, and idea that President Obama has proposed since the day of his first inauguration. In 2010, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said, at a Heritage Foundation event, that denying President Obama a second term was the GOP’S top priority. Since then, Republicans have enlarged their efforts and now even oppose policies that they had previously supported. Republican Senate filibusters are at an all-time high.

So how’s that working for them? Most Americans – not just Democrats – are angry. Public approval of Congress is at an all-time low. The public overwhelmingly supports many of Obama’s policies. They support him so much that he was emphatically elected to his second term in November.

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