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  •  A lot of commenters seem far more bothered... (7+ / 0-)

    ...about the use of "treason" in this diary than the actions of Scott deemed by the diarist to be treasonous.  There are always those who are more concerned with minutiae than actual wrong.  But if Scott's actions are not hypertechnically "treasonous", then they are certainly traitorous.

    The road to Hell is paved with pragmatism.

    by TheOrchid on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 05:13:23 PM PST

    •  TheOrchid - all we are saying is put the right (4+ / 0-)

      word on Scott's actions. We are sensitive because the wingers always call progressives traitors, particularly when we support anti-war policies.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 05:17:35 PM PST

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    •  whatever (4+ / 0-)

      calling something treason that is not treason is a legal nonstarter and politically counterproductive. Sorry if "voter suppression" isn't sexy enough or dramatic enough for you, but that's bad enough as it is and the DOJ will probably look into this for 14th Am./Voting Rights Act violations.

      And, y'know, Obama might still win the state too.

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      by nota bene on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 05:34:36 PM PST

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      •  Eric Holder's limp dick DOJ won't look into (0+ / 0-)


        Obama needs to find a top cop who will deal with voter suppression, church-related campaigning, corporate crime, etc.  Holder has been worthless.

        •  The discussion is about a point of law.... (1+ / 0-)
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          ....or legal terminology. and your feelings about the AG's virility does not further the discussion. It may in fact be out of order.

          "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

          by BlueStateRedhead on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 07:13:35 PM PST

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          •  This discussion is about voter suppression and (0+ / 0-)

            illegal actions by office holders. As a former lawyer, how it came to be about legal terminology blows my mind.  

            Treason has many meanings. Only one set of definitions comes out of our constitution, others from a variety of dictionaries, writings and usage. There's nothing at all wrong with using any one of those meanings if the word expresses what the diarist wants to express.  Voter suppression is surely a betrayal of the responsibility for conducting elections that we have given to our governors and secretaries of state.  If a diarist wants to call that treasonous, I think it is his right to do so.

            So often I see grammatical errors here that make my teeth hurt but I refrain from commenting for fear of being dismissed as "the grammar police."  Respectfully, I suggest such self-censorship and return to the substance of the diary for those who don't like this diarist's diction.

            The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. Jane Addams

            by Alice Olson on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:31:54 AM PST

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    •  We're all aware of Scott's crimes and aren't (8+ / 0-)

      surprised by them in the least. Hyperbolically mislabeling them is counterproductive as it makes the legitimate accusations seem specious.

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