The RNC’s Top Lawyer Privately Slammed Trumpland’s ‘Joke’ Of An Election Steal

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things.

Republican National Committee chief counsel Justin Riemer fully recognized that Rudy Giuliani and Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis’ post-election lawsuits were a clown show, according to an email obtained by the Washington Post.

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Discussing the actions of GOP pols or operatives from any standpoint of policy, morals or decency is a total waste of time. The GOP now operates exclusively in an electoral ‘game theory’ mode: ‘+’ good, ‘-’ bad. Assigning any other motives to their actions is at best wishful thinking. There might still be ‘good Republicans’, but as a practical matter they are no longer relevant. As some pundits have pointed out, every national election from here on will be indeed be an ‘existential contest’ determining whether or not U.S. democracy survives.

  • His hot take: “If there is some disease out there, maybe there’s just an ebb and flow to life where something’s supposed to wipe out a certain amount of people, and that’s just kind of the way evolution goes.”

Okie-dokie! Glad to see you’re setting the example for others to follow by dying first. Remember! Practice what you preach!


The Newsmax Host is quite right: This is a Darwin Event.

Those capable of assessing reality will have a higher chance of surviving than those who can’t.

Why some Christianists seem to think that humans should just sit around and die is beyond me. What do they think God gave them a brain for?

  • His hot take: “If there is some disease out there, maybe there’s just an ebb and flow to life where something’s supposed to wipe out a certain amount of people, and that’s just kind of the way evolution goes.”

Those refusing to get vaccinated are primarily Republican, and largely clustered in Red states. I wholeheartedly endorse the concept of Darwinism and evolution being a critical factor in winnowing out the population of inferior humans. It’s a necessary course of nature, needed to assure the survival of those more deserving of carrying on the species.


To troll liberal elites and compute how much money is left after rent and utilities to buy beer.


No,no. I think you’ve got that wrong. Isn’t it to compute how much money is left to pay rent and utilities after buying beer?


This is what grasping at straws, win at all costs looks like, why would they do this? Because Trump demanded it, if they didn’t do it someone else will. And they would get the spotlight.

It’s no different than Bernie Sanders hurling the most disgusting invective against an accomplished woman before an adoring crowd chanting his name.

Say or do anything to get attention. The more hopeless the cause, the more vicious the attack.


As stated above, the Newsmax Host is correct, but instead of ignoring or ridiculing him (which he surely deserves), let’s ask him why he wants to stop there? It’s not logically (I know, I know) consistent. If someone has heart problems, too bad. If someone has diabetes, too bad. If someone is in an accident, too bad. If someone gets shot, well, they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Someone should ask this fool if anyone in his family has required a doctor? Then we can work our way down a lengthy list. What does the Federal Government fund and require of all US citizens that he would eliminate? Health insurance (we’re still working on that one), education through high school, road and bridge maintenance (oops)… Let’s just refer him to a short list:

Does he accept/use any of these benefits (and the list does in fact go on) or is he a one of those types of “self-made” individuals who is anything but, and is simply a con man or grifter (come to think of it, many “evangelical” leaders fit this description as well)? He spews ignorance, plain and simple. But that right is also protected, and that is what we sometimes have to accept. But we don’t have to respect him or humor him, so piling on is acceptable.


People who are unvaccinated distrust the government. They are waiting for approval of the vaccines from the FDA. They don’t trust private companies. They are conservatives.


As an aside…the FDA is the government…




A Newsmax host argued that getting vaccinated “is just generally kind of going against nature” and that a bunch of people dying from disease is just the way the cookie crumbles, man.

My adult step son who listens to right wing media made a similar argument last evening. His mother cried herself to sleep.

America has changed since we embraced science in my youth. If you repeat stupid long enough a lot of young Americans will believe you. There are forces in the media who are vile and who have power beyond all comprehension.


What gets me is how they take extreme positions on things like vaccination based on ever-more random justifications from the world of wingnut politics. Trump trivialized the pandemic as a threat to reelection, and here we are. Tennessee just fired its top vaccination official after she responded to inquiries by forwarding to medical professionals the state’s own guidelines on medication and parental consent for minors 14 to 17. Just doing so somehow smacked of let’s call it a rational approach to the question, one based on science, and boom out she was tossed. The state itself says kids aged 14 to 17 don’t need parental consent for medical treatment, but acknowledging that is undermining parental authority and blah blah blah. The vaccination rate in Tennessee is 38 percent. The official says she fears for the state and I don’t blame her. Millions are avoiding a vaccine for a deadly disease because of one damaged person’s severe personality disorder. There is no other reason. None. This is how the most backward, ill-educated nations on earth conduct themselves. Sophisticated liberal democracies not so much, until recently.


Fuck you very much, Fox News.


“Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.”

-Robert Louis Stevenson.


They are painting themselves in to a smaller, and smaller, and smaller corner, absent any possible escape route. The GOP’s pride is now wounded, maimed by their own stupidity, but this is what makes them much more dangerous an animal.


It’s possible to focus on the increased danger to the point where you forget the animal is, after all, wounded. Which is good, actually, if you have to fight it. Wounded is good. I’ll take wounded. Especially self-inflicted.


calling efforts by some of the former president’s lawyers a “joke” that could mislead millions of people, according to an email obtained by The Washington Post.

Obtained now, 7.5 months after the event. How conveeeeenient, for somebody.


“Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.”

Not the kind of consequences they had in mind. Maybe a bad cold or something like that, but dying, wow, that’s just not possible. It really is sad. Stoopid people have it bad enough.