Hysterical Treason Accusations: Not Just for Ann Coulter Anymore!


Via Morons.org, I learn that Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Alab.) had this to say about some Bill Maher joke poking fun at the military:

I think it borders on treason. In treason, one definition is to undermine the effort or national security of our country….I don't want [Maher] prosecuted, I want him off the air.

And in congressmanship (as Rep. Yoda here might put it) one definition is having three brain cells to rub together and sufficient regard for free speech not to go slinging around the word "treason" like rhesus feces. A press release on Bachus' site adds

Congressman Bachus has sent a letter to the entire Board of Directors of TimeWarner, HBO's parent company, asking that they stop distributing this tasteless and hurtful programming.

That crass attempt at intimidation notwithstanding, Bachus notes that "Because of the sacrifice of Americans in the past, Maher has the right to say what he wants no matter how contemptible. " So in the comments threads, be sure to thank the troops before exploring what colorful terms and phrases best characterize Spencer Bachus.