If Ben Carson says something ridiculous, it must be a day that ends with Y.
Carson appeared on Newsmax TV on Monday and said that President Obama may be guilty of treason if the Department of Homeland Security shuts down.
That isn't even the most batshit thing Carson has said this week, but it is particularly bewildering given that Carson's solution to the problem is a solution that the president has endorsed.
HAYWORTH: If you had advice for the Senate and House leadership, what would it be?
CARSON: I would say break the funding for Homeland Security up into parcels. Don't present it as a whole bill... and that makes it much more difficult for [the president] to stand in the way. And if he does stand in the way, particularly of things that are vital to the security of this country, then I think we can start talking about treason.
Technically speaking, Senate Democrats are the party responsible for blocking the House bill that would fund the department while also repealing the president's executive orders, meaning Carson's premise is a misnomer to begin with.
With that said, both Senate Democrats and the president have endorsed the idea of breaking the bill into pieces to fund the department while holding a separate debate on executive orders and immigration policy.
Carson is accusing the wrong individuals of treason and his solution to the problem is supported by the individuals who he is accusing of treason.
I may be more excited about the Ben Carson presidential campaign than his true supporters are.