Several prominent Republicans – including some potential 2016 presidential candidates – seem to be trying to do everything they can do to get Hillary Clinton elected as the next president. How else can you explain some of the bizarre things they are saying? This kind of extremism on the part of the GOP is virtually going to insure that she wins – unless it stops soon.
So what exactly is it that I am referring to? Well, for one thing, we have at least one potential 2016 presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson, accusing President Obama of treason. Carson is a smart guy and obviously knows a lot about medicine and surgery, but I wonder if he understands what treason really is. According to our Constitution, treason is a very difficult crime to prove and prosecute. It is not a mere dereliction of duty or some type of malfeasance. It consists of intentional, aggressive actions against our nation. How can Carson say Obama has done something like that? It’s a ridiculous claim. And why hasn’t any Republican that I know of called him out for it?
Then we have former New York City Mayor and former GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani saying he believes the president does not love his country? Really? And Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, another potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, says he agrees with Giuliani’s asinine assessment. Then there's prospective 2016 Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, cowardly refusing to take a stand and rebuke Giuliani when given the opportunity. All Walker would say is, “The mayor can speak for himself. I’m not going to comment on what the president thinks or not.” What a chicken-poop response!
Some rational Republican needs to stand up and say enough is enough, and that it is absurd to think that Obama does not love his country or that he is somehow guilty of treason. Otherwise, voters are going to assume that the inmates are running the asylum known as the Republican Party, and therefore hand the next election to Hillary Clinton by default.