Mr. Cope's Cave: What's a Fella Gotta Do To Get a Traitor Thrown In Prison Around Here?

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Or to be more precise... 47 of 'em. And yeah, I said "traitors." People who commit treason. People who betray their nation to a hostile power. Benedict Arnold types, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg types, Jonathan Pollard types. People so convinced they know better than the leaders we elect to conduct our affairs with other countries that they will pass information, give aid and comfort to those who hate us, and even sabotage delicate negotiations over something as critical as nuclear weapons. People who would scuttle all chances of a peaceful resolution to national differences, and choose war.

People like the 47 U.S. Senators who sold out to Iranian hardliners.

And in case you weren't clear on whether Idaho's Senators were among the traitors... yes, they were. You didn't think two spineless puffballs like Mike Crapo and Jim Risch would have the guts to do anything but go along with the mob, did you?

So the question is, what do we do about these backstabbing bastards who would shame our country, disrupt negotiations they have neither the brains nor talent to perform themselves, and betray our military into endless war?

OK, Mr. Republican, let me ask you this: What would you have recommended doing about a theoretical 47 Democratic senators who might have violated the Logan Act and written to the Taliban or Al Qaeda, telling them to never mind what George W. Bush was trying to do, because he wouldn't be in office for much longer?

Yeah. That's exactly what I'd like to do to these pricks.

There is a petition on the White House website gathering signatures to have treason charges brought against them. That's something you can do. And don't be discouraged over the fact that we live in a state where any kind of cowardly bum can be elected to the U.S. Senate. With a petition like this, we can join as an equal voice with the majority of Americans. You know, the majority that put Barack Obama in charge of doing what the bums are trying to undo.

I doubt the petition will accomplish what it's trying to accomplish, but who knows? Within a day after the news of this act of treason brokeā€”it had already reached well over the 100,000 names required to get the administration to take action on it. And as of last night (Thursday) there were over a quarter-million signatures. If enough of us let it be known how criminal we regard these criminals to be, the Justice Department will have to react.

And wouldn't that be divine?... if the first thing Loretta Lynch does, after they reluctantly approve her as the new attorney general, would be to prosecute them for betraying the U.S.?

And were that to happen... were Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, along with 45 other backstabbing bum coward traitorous bastards, be charged and convicted of treason to the United States... then let us, as the people of the United States, insist that the punishment is commensurate with the crime. And if prison it be, let us insist the time they serve is commensurate with the damage they've done, which will last at least a lifetime.

And if there is war between the U.S. and Iran because diplomacy broke down as a consequence of this criminal act... and if even one American serviceman or woman dies because of that war... then let us insist that the punishment is commensurate with premeditated murder.