On his radio show Thursday, former CNN host Bill Press found it a little disconcerting to see the Republicans on the budget super-committee say on TV they were refusing to budge off their last offer. Then he went just a little further: Republicans are committing treason, against the Constitution, by sticking with their Grover Norquist no-tax-hike pledge.
"I think it's pretty clear to me and to you that the Republicans have dug in their heels. Their loyalty is to Grover Norquist and the American Tax Reform Association," he said, mangling the name of the group. (It's Americans for Tax Reform.) "Their loyalty is not to the American people, it's not to the Constitution of the United States. I know that's a strong statement, but I think they're guilty of treason. I think they really do care more about Grover Norquist than they do about you or me."