The clown car is emptying to give one last theater of the absurd performance.
First published in November 2020.
Lawyers for the President of the Red States of America held, well, I’m not sure what they held yesterday. They said it was a press conference but it played more as a not-the-situation comedy.
Putting aside Rudy Giuliani’s hair dye cascading down his face, because that’s just too easy a laugh line to use (oh, sorry), the big claim by Attorney Sidney Powell was so convoluted, it is difficult to reproduce here. Let’s just say it involved a voting machine manufacturer, George Soros and Joe Biden (among others) and millions of election workers across the country conspiring to defeat President Donald Trump.
Even Tucker Carlson didn’t believe it.
That’s because Powell produced no evidence. Giuliani said, “Give us an opportunity to prove it in court and we will!”
He neglected to say Trump’s lawyers have been in many courts since the election and failed every time, and, by the way, produced no evidence of fraud. Remember, if a lawyer produces “evidence” that he knows is false before a judge he or she can lose their licenses to practice. That’s why Rudy, the lead keystone cop in this endeavor, makes all kinds of claims in alleged press conferences but has nothing to produce in court.
Giuliani also said, “I can prove to you that (Trump) won Pennsylvania by 300,000 votes. I can prove to you he won Michigan by probably 50,000 votes. When I went to bed on Election Night, he was ahead in all those states.” I guess his earlyl-to-bed schedule is evidence of Trump winning.
Of course, that’s before the mail-in votes were counted because of rules set by the GOP-controlled legislatures in those states. And, remember that Trump spent months imploring his supporters to avoid mail-in ballots and go to the polls on Election Day.
And, don’t forget that in Arizona on election night, Biden had a lead of more than 130,000 votes with 750,000 paper ballots to be counted. There, though, the remaining votes leaned Republican so by the time all votes were counted, Biden’s lead had fallen to just 10,000.
I haven’t heard Trump’s lawyers asking to throw out the mail ballots in Arizona.
Among the dumbest, though so far they are all dumb, allegations being made is, according to Giuliani, “Joe Biden told us a few days before the election that he had the best voter fraud team in the world.”
Of course that isn’t true. The former mayor of America referred to a manipulated video that started with a tweet from a Republican National Committee official, spread by First Son Eric Trump, White House Press Secretary/Advisor to the Trump Campaign Kayleigh McEnany and others. What Biden actually said was his campaign had a strong effort to fight against voter intimidation, not an organization to commit voter fraud.
Oh, and then there’s Rudy’s, “They made significant mistakes, like all crooks do. And we caught them. One of them was pushing out Republican inspectors.”
Judges in Pennsylvania and Michigan rejected this claim and Trump’s own lawyers said in court that his campaign was granted access and observed the process. They also admitted, it may have been Rudy himself (I forget), that they were not alleging fraud in the court case in Pennsylvania.
Today, like the mob boss he wants to be, the President has summoned to the White House (to use all the intimidation he can) Michigan Republican elected officials, to try to strong arm them into ensure the Michigan results – those would be voters’ votes – are not certified as he tries to get the election results put in the hands of politicians to upend. Trump’s press secretary responded when asked about this meeting that the President meets with state legislators all the time.
Trump’s press secretary, who also is a formal advisor to the campaign in an apparent effort to do an end-around the Hatch Act, was asked government questions when she was on campaign business and referred those to the White House. Just now, in her first press briefing since Oct. 1, she referred a campaign question to the campaign. Ping. Pong.
She also said no instructions have been given to political appointees not to have conversations with the Biden transition team and took an obviously pre-planned question from an OAN (Very Trump Friendly) “reporter” to end her press conference on another one of her partisan rants so she can make points, walk off, and face no question on her diatribe.
People are dying and the Trump White House is still saying they “saved lives because they originally were told two million people would die” from the virus. McEnany said.
This entire cartoon show is ludicrous.
Our democracy is not one to be put in the hands of partisans to resolve, other than partisan voters who have that power in this country. And those voters have spoken.🔷
B. Jay Cooper, former deputy White House press secretary to Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
- B. Jay Cooper is the author of Mac Baldrige: The Cowboy in Ronald Reagan's Cabinet | The Lyons Press
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