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Democrats File a Revenge Lawsuit

Democrats File a Revenge Lawsuit
April 23
15:42 2018

If you ever needed any evidence that we are a hyper-litigious society, the latest lawsuit should settle the issue. Seems like the Democratic National Committee under the leadership of the radical left – Chairman Tom Perez and Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison to be specific – has filed a lawsuit against Wikileaks, Russia, and the Trump campaign. It does not name the president personally.

They are basically claiming that they all conspired to undermine the election of Hillary Clinton. This is the latest in an evolving narrative on the Russian impact. You should recall that in the months following the election, virtually every authority, including the intelligence community, assured the American public that the Russian meddling had no influence on the outcome of the election.

Over time, Democrats and the media began to spin that fact by stating they are not sure if the Ruskies influenced the election. They “may have.” More recently, the whining left has intimated that they “did” influence the vote and even that they stole the election for Trump. This is what I call a “media creep,” and it has been going as long as there was biased news media.

This suit is not likely to get too far in legal terms. First of all, it should be considered a frivolous suit and tossed out of court. Unfortunately, there are judges who would like to see this go forward for their own biased political reasons. Yes, Virginia, judges do have political biases.

The most obvious reason for the suit is to gin up political publicity – and the Democrats know that anything they do to question the legitimacy of the Trump administration will be gobbled up by the anti-Trump news media like turkey on Thanksgiving. The publicity value of the case is all those mendacious documents the lawyers will file with the court. Though lacking anything unknown to the general public, they will be used as vehicles to give old news and old narratives another run through the media pipeline. In the communications business, it is known as “manufactured news.”

Perez may also be hoping beyond hope that they might actually win some money. Even if the case were successful, we already know – and so does Perez — that the Russians and Wikileaks are beyond the reach of the collection agents. That leaves the Trump campaign. In that regard, we can speculate about how much could be collected, but it would be a waste of time since it is highly unlikely any money will ever change hands.

Perez may see it as a good fundraising tactic to help offset the dismal results of all the Democrats’ other fundraising efforts. One can surely understand Perez’s jealousy in seeing all those millions of dollars flowing to the Republicans while cobwebs are forming in his vault. It is not actually winning a settlement from the Trump campaign that provides the financial benefit. You can bet that the Democratic National Committee will be soliciting tons of money to pay for the lawsuit – which will not be excessively expensive since much of the legal work will be done pro bono – for the cause.

With this new development, the current political play is looking less like a melodrama and more like slapstick comedy. One can hardly wait to see all those Democrat politicians shedding their dignity and praising this sham tactic.

Maybe the GOP should counter the tactic with a lawsuit alleging a criminal conspiracy by the Clinton campaign in securing and promoting the dubious dossier. Or what if they joined with Bernie Sanders in suing for stealing the nomination. Silly, you say? Yes, but no sillier than what Perez has launched.

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Larry Horist

Larry Horist

Larry Horist is a conservative activist with an extensive background in economics, public policy and politics. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman, as well as the White House. He has testified as an expert witness before legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress, and lectured at major colleges and universities. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He can be reached at lph@thomasandjoyce.com.

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  1. cindy
    cindy April 24, 10:32

    Im just curious why Putin would ever want trump to win. He jad crooked Hillary eating out of his hands. why would he ever want a man that is going to do the right thing for America. seriously this is the dumbest accusation ever!

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  2. Jimbo
    Jimbo April 24, 11:30

    The dumbocrats have stooped to another LOW level,Led by Loudmouth Perez and Racist Ellison! Their party is already broke, so I hope this finishes them for good with such stupidity. Killery must so proud of them!!

    Reply to this comment
  3. Dbw
    Dbw April 24, 12:53

    A few days after the Watergate break in, the DNC filed what republicans called a frivolous lawsuit for $1m lawsuit against the Committee for the Re-Election of the President. Soon after Nixon’s resignation, the committee forked over $750,000 which is not so frivolous. Physical dirty tricks or virtual dirty tricks makes for undemocratic election.

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  4. The Truth!
    The Truth! April 24, 14:37

    I love it when conservatives support a racist, bigot who is a multi adulterous! How can anyone believe that a man who can’t be faithful to his wives could be faithful to the country! It shows not only the country but the world that the republicans have no morals! Please keep advertising the parties lack of integrity! How the republicans have sold their souls to the Russians!! A white nude trump supporter kills people in a Waffle House and is disarmed by a black man! Trump supporters called this white naked man a hero! Never the black man who disarmed him!

    So republicans keep showing your true self!

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  5. Brokengirl55
    Brokengirl55 April 24, 16:15

    This whole lawsuit is ignorant. The Democratic National Committee is flat broke. My question is who is paying for this and what do they think they will accomplish by this frivolous lawsuit?

    Reply to this comment
  6. NonLiberalAmerican
    NonLiberalAmerican April 27, 02:32

    You are a perfect example of whats wrong with America today. Let me guess, you also thought W when he said Iraq had WOMD, and you circle jerk with Ben Carson – that much is obvious. If you think Trump is our answer, you are as dumb as you look GrandPa

    Reply to this comment

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