These calls are coupled with the Attorneys Defending American Democracy (LDAD) open letter, which has now been signed by tons of of attorneys—amongst them, former American Bar Affiliation (ABA) and state bar presidents, retired federal judges and state Supreme Court docket justices, and former leaders of lawyer disciplinary our bodies.

“Greater than 35 losses in election-related circumstances have made one factor painfully clear: President Trump’s barrage of litigation is a pretext for a marketing campaign to undermine public confidence within the end result of the 2020 election, which inevitably will subvert constitutional democracy,” the letter says. “Sadly, the president’s major brokers and enablers on this effort are legal professionals, obligated by their oath and moral guidelines to uphold the rule of regulation.” […]

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At Every day Kos on this date in 2010—Obama’s Chamberlain impersonation fuels new progressive rebellion:

Summer season of 2009, Democratic lawmakers had been swarmed by telephone callers and city corridor attendees by the then-nascent teabagger motion, livid on the creeping socialism of a government-run medical health insurance possibility. You see, Republicans had been so anxious that the government-run program can be so environment friendly, efficient, and inexpensive that it might drive the non-public insurers out of enterprise. And their teabagger allies rose up in unison to defeat this nice risk whereas progressives, burned by serial Democratic capitulation, primarily sat disgusted on the sidelines.

Democratic leaders ignored indicators of an depth hole in 2010, and proceeded to additional capitulation and inaction on concern after concern vital to base Democrats. In December 2009, I actually had David Axelrod argue with me within the Inexperienced Room of ABC Information’ This Week that the bottom would come dwelling as a result of—I shit you not—Obama would rating huge factors for negotiating the START treaty. That is once I knew we had been doomed in 2010.

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