Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Party failing to address Miles/Uresti loses frivolous lawsuit to protect other party's pervert

"As a dog returns to his own vomit,
So a fool repeats his folly."
Proverbs 26:11

Update: They literally dropped the suit while we were writing the original post...
during an oral hearing Wednesday, a federal judge denied a motion to issue a temporary restraining order barring the GOP from removing Farenthold's name from the ballot. The Democrats then voluntarily dropped the case.
Obviously, that means this story is already over.  But the news broke while we were writing the blog post below.  So we're going to finish the original post because we think it makes some important points.


LOL, so this happened:

No it isn't wasn't.  This is was about trying to milk Blake Farenthold for a few more bad headlines for the Republicans.  Everybody knows knew that.

But the amazing thing is that Borris Miles and Carlos Uresti continue to hide in plain sight.  No Democrats have called for them to step down.  The Democrats don't even seem to be willing to talk about them by name.

But they're were willing to file a lawsuit to keep Blake Farenthold's name on the ballot.

As to the legal issues: While this website has never claimed legal expertise, preliminary discussions with legal sources suggests the legal argument is thinner than a wet Kleenex.  Furthermore, this lawsuit opens the Democrats up to discovery.  Speaking of discovery, we strongly suspect that's why the Democrats will ultimately drop this lawsuit.  They were so weak that the lawsuit didn't even survive the time it took to write this blog post.

Make no mistake: The Republican response to what we've learned recently about the culture of chronic sexual abuse at the Capitol remains woefully inadequate.  The Senate has been, at best, lethargic.  The house, meanwhile, has been the house.

But at least the Republicans, no matter how slowly or clumsily, are trying.

That's more than we can say for the Democrats.

Bottom Line: To attempt a stunt like this reveals an unsettling lust for power.  To lose said stunt in less than four hours reveals a comical lack of competence.  If you're looking for a textbook example of why Texas won't turn blue any time soon, this is a good one.

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