Welcome to Day + 40 … The low probability “Hail Mary” play from Texas appears to have failed, but the fight goes on…
The United States Supreme Court made the right decision...
Before anyone jumps up-and-down about the Supreme Court's failure to consider the Texas lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, consider the implications of a lawsuit that allows one state to sue other states over their voting standards.
What happens if one state has strict voter identification laws and another state brings legal action because that may disenfranchise seniors, the poor, minorities, and people of color, upsets the election, and disadvantages their party?. Or a state gerrymanders its districts to provide a distribution that leads to a predictable outcome that produces results that disadvantages another state?
The only solution would be to federalize election protocols, thus depriving individuals and states of their constitutional rights. The only winners would be the trial lawyers and think tanks that crank out whitepapers like candy.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Oral Arguments...
Other than Justice Jill Karofsky's statement that selecting two large minority counties to bring suit is somehow racist, which I find obnoxious and unsupported, the matter was purely and boringly procedural and it appears that the Justice's concentrated on why these procedural issues were not raised in prior elections. The liberals expressed disdain, the conservatives gave some support for part of the claims that the rules and regulations should be followed, but it is unlikely that Trump will prevail in this unusual Saturday hearing. The idea that the electoral procedures presume election fraud and irregularities and set out to prevent it with specific procedures seems to have little sway with the Court. Asking them to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters seems beyond the pale.
Rudy Giuliani and the Trump campaign legal team soldier on…
There is nothing in the law that keeps these cases from being litigated after the fact; only the remedy of allowing President Trump a second term is eliminated.
Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, said Friday on Newsmax TV’s “Stinchfield” that the president’s legal team will continue filing lawsuits even after the Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit by Texas, which was backed by 17 other states and 126 House Republicans, to overturn the election results in four swing states.
Giuliani said, “The case wasn’t rejected on the merits, the case was rejected on standing. So the answer to that is to bring the case now to the district court by the president, by some of the electors, alleging some of the same facts where there would be standing and therefore get a hearing.”
There’s nothing that prevents us from filing these cases immediately in the district court in which the president, of course, would have standing, some of the electors would have standing in that their constitutional rights have been violated.”
He added, “We’re not finished. Believe me.”
Adam Schiff tries to delegitimize legitimate legal inquiries into the integrity of the 2020 election…
An excerpt from a conversation between Chris Hayes, the host of MSNBCs “All In with Chris Hayes,” and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) discussing the recent Supreme Court refusal to hear the lawsuit brought by the State of Texas over irregularities in four other states.
HAYES: “Your reaction, I guess, first to the reaction of the Court, as expected, dispatching with this attempt?”
SCHIFF: “Well it was the only decision they could make. This wasn’t a close call. It wasn’t a hard call. It was really no call at all.”
“What it was is, essentially, an effort to overturn our democracy, dressed up in shabby, legal clothing.”
[OCS: Like Schiff’s shabby attempt to impeach the President of the United States using a phony “classified” whistleblower who remains hidden from sight, the suppression of criminal evidence regarding Joe Biden’s corrupt activities, and alleged “evidence” which Schiff never presented?]
“So, I don’t think the Supreme Court had to work very hard to reach the conclusion it did.”
[OCS: Let us remember that the case was not heard, its merits never discussed, no legal conclusions drawn, and no remedies proffered. The case was rejected on procedural grounds involving the use of “standing.”
Let us also remember that this entire matter was triggered by Chief Justice Roberts who voted with the liberals not to hear a case that would have compelled the State of Pennsylvania to follow the U.S. Constitution – and would have been binding on other States playing electoral games.]
“What I find, frankly, so astonishing is that the lawsuit was filed, to begin with, and that so many of my colleagues in the GOP, including Kevin McCarthy, would lend their names to this effort to overturn our presidential election.”
And it makes you wonder, what do these people stand for? I mean, all the things they profess to believe in, all of the Constitutional oaths they took, apparently, are just meaningless to them.”
[OCS: One might also wonder about the motives and actions of Adam Schiff, who is a graduate of Stanford (Political Science) and Harvard Law School, and surprisingly, an Assistant United States Attorney. He did try to overturn a presidential election. He did try an end-run around the Constitution by creating un-Constitutional grounds for impeachment that had no resemblance to the intent of the Founding Fathers when it came to “high crimes and misdemeanors.”]
The only thing that, apparently, matters is perpetuation of their power. And that is just a such a danger to the country.
[OCS: Oh, the irony of speaking about the perpetuation of the power when that is the sole stated goal of the Democrat Party – and, I might add, its driving force towards an authoritarian one-party system like the one found in Schiff’s State of California.]
And I don’t think we can write it off that, well, you know, they knew this would fail. It was a face-saving gesture. We’ve heard enough of that. The damage they’re doing continues to be long-lasting.”
[OCS: Consider the long-lasting damage wreaked by the Democrats who have rendered our electoral system and individual vote nearly meaningless. Or the long-lasting damage that has given tacit approval to unconstitutional electoral actions by non-legislative parties such as election officials and members of the judiciary.]
He added, “It’s like they’re stabbing the body politic but saying we’re not aiming for vital organs. They’re doing injury to the country, as it is.
[OCS: Perhaps the analogy is valid when you consider GOP surgeons operating on the body politic to remove a fast-metastasizing Democrat cancer?]
Right now, they are creating a permanent set of aggrieved Americans who feel the election was stolen from them. That is lasting damage.
[OCS: Yes, American citizens who were disenfranchised by the illegal, immoral, and unconstitutional actions of those who, it appears, successfully stole their vote. And depending on the incoming administration's actions, perhaps their birthright as citizens of the United States. Again, we see the Democrats “projecting” the damage they caused on the GOP – some of whom choose not to roll over and die.]
Whether they win or lose this lawsuit, whether they expected to lose it or not, these continuing, false claims about the election, this continuing fallacy that, somehow, millions voted improperly. It’s nonsense.”
[OCS: False claims? Continuing Fallacy? Do you mean like the many Democrat scandals in the Obama-era that turned out to be true and proven by testimonial and documentary evidence? Do you mean like the nonsense of deploying almost all major congressional committees controlled by Democrats to investigate and prosecute a President for a non-crime that was, in reality, a made-up issue? You mean like the nonsense of your entire existence as a Democrat toady and swamp rat?]
A deep pile of Schiff…
Congenital liar Adam Schiff, a Harvard Law School graduate, has subverted the House Intelligence Committee into a tyrannical Democrat partisanship echo-chamber that shuts out minority GOP participation. Adam Schiff needs to be removed from Congress and questioned about his knowledge and actions regarding fellow Democrat committee member Eric Swalwell and his interactions with a Chinese spy. There also are remaining questions regarding Schiff’s collusion with members of the National Security Council, the fake whistleblower, and various unreleased documents that are still being withheld from the GOP minority members on the House Intelligence Committee.
And let us not forget that it was NBC News and MSNBC that helped destroy an innocent man, Lt. General Michael Flynn, and cover-up one of the most important national security risks of our time, the compromise of the Biden family and Joe Biden himself by the Communist Chinese before the election.
More Democrat doo-doo…
Only in the universe of deranged Democrats do you find a Representative like Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) asking the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, to find ways not to seat the 126 Republicans who supported the Texas lawsuit,
On November 3, 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden was elected to be the 46th President of the United States by overwhelming margins in the popular vote and the Electoral College. Despite his decisive victory, Donald Trump and other prominent Republicans have commenced a daily assault on the legitimacy of the election that includes filing dozens of frivolous lawsuits seeking to have the results invalidated. Tragically, Members of our House of Representatives are supporting and amplifying these attacks on democracy, now culminating in 126 House Republicans joining1 a malignant lawsuit filed by the state of Texas against the states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. This suit demands the will of the voters of these states be overturned and the Electoral College votes be stolen and awarded to Donald Trump.
[OCS: The President and his campaign are legitimately challenging, with particularity and specificity, voter anomalies in four battleground states, as is his right. As for the legitimacy of the election, it is yet to be determined. And, as for the overwhelming margins, they were not that overwhelming as to even suggesting a major victor for Biden.]
Stated simply, men and women who would act to tear the United States government apart cannot serve as Members of the Congress.
[OCS: By these criteria, few Democrats, if any, would remain in Congress.]
These lawsuits seeking to obliterate public confidence in our democratic system by invalidating the clear results of the 2020 presidential election attack the text and spirit of the Constitution, which each Member swears to support and defend, as well as violate the Rules of our House of Representatives, which explicitly forbid Members from committing unbecoming acts that reflect poorly on our chamber.
[OCS: The confidence in our democratic system was obliterated by the Democrats when they were caught spying on American citizens, compromising the nation’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies, attempting to impeach the President of the United States falsely, and now – jiggering an election.
As for unbecoming acts, the entire racist Congressional Black Caucus and the majority of the Democrats would be gone if the House Ethics Committee and other Committees actually upheld their sworn oaths of office.]
Consequently, I call on you to exercise the power of your offices to evaluate steps you can take to address these constitutional violations this Congress and, if possible, refuse to seat in the 117th Congress any Members-elect seeking to make Donald Trump an unelected dictator.
[OCS: Billyboy – referring to the President of the United States as an unelected dictator is an unbecoming act, as is most of what the congressional Democrats have done for the past four years.]
Just as the American people’s clear vote in support of President-elect Biden must be respected, so too must votes cast in favor of our Members-elect. But the actions of any of our colleagues to demolish democracy, regardless of party affiliation, must be repudiated in the strongest possible terms. Rising from the embers of the Civil War, the Fourteenth Amendment was written to prevent the destruction of the United States from without and within. The moment we face now may be without parallel since 1860. The fate of our democracy depends on us meeting that moment.
[OCS: That’s the problem: the American people have been presented with evidence, unchallenged aa yet in a court of competent jurisdiction, that the election results are tainted and that the majority of the American people may not have clearly voted for Joe Biden.]
We fight on and take actions to prepare ourselves for a Biden Administrations and disruptions to our healthcare, financial, and social safety nets.
We are so screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell