“Can I provide a definition? No. I can’t,” Judge Jackson replied.

When the retired general responded to the first lady’s tweet with his in-your-face remark, he crossed a line. It may be an invisible line but consequences come from crossing it.

When WWII hero General Douglas MacArthur publicly disagreed with then-President Harry Truman about prosecuting the war in Korea, Truman fired “Dugout Doug”.

After General Stanley McChrystal made critical remarks about then-President Barack Obama to Rolling Stone reporters, Obama fired McChrystal

Volesky may have been emboldened after escaping a similar dustup with Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.).

He responded to a Rep. Cheney tweet about the House J6 Committee, saying, “this is all about partisan politics”, according to the USA Today report. The report noted Cheney’s tweet said members of Congress and their “oath to the Constitution must be above partisan politics.”

Like the saying goes, though: “mess with the bull, get the horns.”