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Social Conservative Federalist Society Founder Calls Trump Fascistic, Calls for Impeachment and Removal

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Trotsky, Jul 30, 2020 at 5:57 PM.

  1. Trotsky Steel Belt

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    Of course, Trump calling for the election to be delayed based on patently false allegations of fraud is indefensible. However, also of course, this sudden change of heart is nothing more than a self-interested calculation by a huge piece of shit.

    He had no problem defending Trump's every dishonest, corrupt, and cowardly move when it was necessary to stack the judiciary with corporate hacks. Now that the judicial makeover is nearly complete, we're going to start seeing more and more of these scumbags change their tune in anticipation of a pivot in the event that Trump loses.


    Steven Calabresi, cofounder of the conservative Federalist Society, called for a second impeachment inquiry into President Trump in a New York Times opinion piece on Thursday after a tweet earlier in the day from Trump where he falsely characterized mail-in voting and proposed the delay of the 2020 presidential election in November, which the executive branch cannot enact.

    KEY FACTS
    "Until recently, I had taken as political hyperbole the Democrats’ assertion that President Trump is a fascist," Calabresi said. "But this latest tweet is fascistic and is itself grounds for the president’s immediate impeachment again by the House of Representatives and his removal from office by the Senate."

    Founded in 1982, the Federalist Society is a right-wing organization with 60,000 lawyers, law students and scholars that's been characterized as a "conservative pipeline to the Supreme Court" by the Atlantic, with the most recently confirmed judge Brett Kavanaugh joining the group while at Yale.

    In his op-ed, Calabresi notes that he's voted Republican in the presidential election since 1980, opposed the investigation into Russian election interference by Robert Mueller and also was against the impeachment into Trump regarding withholding aid to the Ukraine.

    "But I am frankly appalled by the president’s recent tweet seeking to postpone the November election," Calabresi writes, adding that doing so would be "illegal, unconstitutional and without precedent in American history."

    Calabresi joins a chorus of both Democratic and Republican voices denouncing Trump's comments, with Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) saying, "We'll cope with whatever the situation is and have the election on November 3 as already scheduled."

    Trump sent his tweet the same day it was announced that the U.S. gross domestic product dropped at an annual rate of nearly 33% and amid more and more polls putting presumptive Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden far ahead of Trump in the November election.

    CRUCIAL QUOTE
    "Election Day was fixed by a federal law passed in 1845, and the Constitution itself in the 20th Amendment specifies that the newly elected Congress meet at noon on Jan. 3, 2021, and that the terms of the president and vice president end at noon on Jan. 20, 2021," Calabresi said. "If no newly elected president is available, the Speaker of the House of Representatives becomes acting president." (Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is the current Speaker.)

    TANGENT
    While mail-in voting has risen substantially in primary elections held amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the practice dates back to the Civil War and has increasingly been adopted over the years, including for Trump's 2016 election win. While Trump purports widespread fraud through mail-in ballots, he has never shown evidence, and in fact, the Brennan Center for Justice in 2017 set the risk of fraud between 0.00004% to 0.0009%. Additionally, his repeated notion that mail-in voting hurts the chances for Republicans in elections goes against studies that show the practice doesn't help either party.

    KEY BACKGROUND
    Calabresi joins other conservatives in their vocal dismissal of Trump. The Lincoln Project, a group of anti-Trump Republicans, earned the ire of Trump in May when he called it "a disgrace to Honest Abe."

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattpe...president-trump-to-be-impeached/#50bd5a92a018
     
  2. Orgasmo Silver Belt

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    Seems like the house of cards is falling. Even Brett Kavanaugh is avoiding cases involving Trump lately.

    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/kavanaugh-reportedly-tried-middle-ground-145800968.html

    No need to impeach him though. He will be gone by January after his November loss. The writing is on the wall with the state of COVID-19. Republicans put up with his shit because he could campaign on jobs and economy. When that gets taken away, he's left with no ally.

    Calling for a delay to the election just confirms his insecurities about losing.
     
  3. WaylonMercy5150 Silver Belt

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    My god, what did people expect when they voted for a reality tv star posing as a republican?
     
  4. Yehudim Orange Belt

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    I like how that article portrays it as Kavanaugh as purposely trying to be a moderate for moderations sake and not because he isn’t a judicial activist who ignores precedents and makes arbitrary decisions based on how he feels
     
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    You really expect Trump fans are going to listen to anyone other than Trump? Especially if its someone that reads law stuff. even if it's one of the most influential Conservatives?
     
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  10. Sickness1 Yellow Belt

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    TDS megathread Jesus Christ
     
  11. Joe :l

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    The federalist society picks trumps judges for him. Its even laughable to call it TDS.
     
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    Haven't you idiots figured out that his twitter is just to troll the left because they're the ones that hang on every tweet and freak out?

    Also, lol at the risk being .00004% to .00009%. NJ just had a mail in special election last month and 10% were rejected or disqualified. That would be 14 million votes in a national election. 2008 absentee ballots had like a 20% failure rate. Obviously the more hands a ballot changes, the less accurate the results.

    Trump's not trying to delay the election. Federal elections are administered by state and local governments, not the president, and certainly not by tweet. He pointed out how ridiculous it would if he tried to fuck with the election the way dems are, and apparently everybody took the bait. It's twitter ffs.
     
  13. Sickness1 Yellow Belt

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    did you take his tweet seriously?
     
  14. Joe :l

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    When should I take him seriously?
     
  15. Sickness1 Yellow Belt

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    I don't take him seriously he is sideshow BoB of act he just trolls everyone he knows he can't do this. Come on man. You know this
     
  16. Joe :l

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    Good thing he's just another moron on twitter and not president
     
  17. Here's the thing It depends on my Depends.

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    Oh look, another garbage thread from Trotsky!
     
  18. Sickness1 Yellow Belt

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    lol he won't be the last dummy as president who tweets stupid shit to get both parties talking.
     
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    Stupid people vote for stupid people that say stupid shit intentionally. You wont get an argument out of me.
     
  20. hillelslovak87 Steel Belt

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    https://www.npr.org/2020/07/01/8850...ump-tweet-but-suggests-safeguards-are-working
    "The Passaic County Board of Elections rejected 3,190 ballots, about 19% of the mail-in ballots submitted, for the May 12 election in Paterson, but it is unclear how many were connected to the fraud allegations.

    In fact, there are many more common reasons for a ballot to be thrown out, such as a signature that doesn't match election records or if the ballot was received after the deadline."

    derp, as always.
     
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