The absurdity of Donald Trump’s resistance to Joe Biden’s decisive victory has long since departed from the realm of sanity. His tedious, factless rants about an alleged “election hoax” (everything he doesn’t like is a hoax) are based on nothing but his delusional psychoses. He has a dysfunctional relationship with reality that is decaying more by the hour.
It doesn’t help matters that Trump is actively enabled by his Ministry of Propaganda (aka Fox News). And on Monday morning the “Curvy Couch” potatoes of Fox and Friends leapt into the election hoax fray with one of their most idiotic arguments in support of Trump’s electoral denialism. Co-host Will Cain weighed in on Trump’s abysmal record of lawsuits contesting the election, for which he currently has a win/loss ratio of 1 in 38. Cain said that…
“I think what’s happening here is we are quickly moving towards a political case being made, meaning the Trump team is talking to state legislators in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and we know today in Arizona as well, attempting to make their case. There may not be enough evidence for a court system, but there should be enough evidence for state legislators to change their electors. Will they find more success there? We’ll soon find out.”
Fox host admits there "may not be enough evidence" for courts to overturn Biden's victory but falsely suggests Trump has "enough" evidence to get state lawmakers to do so. pic.twitter.com/QjMpPspOpl
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) November 30, 2020
To be clear, Cain is arguing that even though Trump has been completely unable to make a legal case to overturn the election, it should be overturned anyway. This is typical of Trump’s legal strategy that seeks to steal the election by whining incoherently until he gets some weak-kneed jurist or state legislature to bend to his will. And he apparently has already succeeded in getting the bootlickers at Fox News to do so.
The courts have been merciless in their rulings against Trump, including by Republican appointed judges. Most recently a Pennsylvania judge dismissed a Trump lawsuit saying that…
“One might expect that when seeking such a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption, such that this Court would have no option but to regrettably grant the proposed injunctive relief despite the impact it would have on such a large group of citizens. That has not happened. Instead, this Court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, unpled in the operative complaint and unsupported by evidence.”
When brought before the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, the appellate judge said that…
“Calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here.”
The absence of proof, however, is of no concern to Trump or the Fox News flunkies who back him up no matter how ridiculous. They actually believe that they don’t need any legal justification for their attempted coup. So even after failing miserably on the legal front, they march straight ahead in an effort to persuade unethical, partisan politicians to ignore the law and install Trump as President for Life.
The audacity of an unqualified television pundit telling a national audience of easily persuaded simpletons that this mangling of the law is an acceptable path to empowering a wannabe dictator is irresponsible and dangerous. But it’s what Fox News was established to do from its inception. It’s just surprising that they have ended up doing it so obviously – and poorly.
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