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(National Review)   The Eastman Memo, telling Pence to block certification of the election, was not "viable" and would have been "crazy" to pursue. So says... the guy that wrote it? WTF?   (nationalreview.com) divider line
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2021-10-22 11:38:13 AM  
Sorry, no takebacks!  You wrote it, you own it, asshole
 
2021-10-22 11:47:39 AM  
"You write one piece of fan fic, and that is all anyone remembers!"
 
2021-10-22 11:48:49 AM  
These farkups do not really believe we can see and hear them.
They do not believe in the recordings of their statements and actions.

Guess who are the "crazy" ones.
 
2021-10-22 11:51:37 AM  
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2021-10-22 11:59:10 AM  
"Not viable" like the 147 Republicans that voted to overturn the election results of the American people?
 
2021-10-22 12:01:57 PM  
People in politics are asked to write out odd position papers all the time, just to see the logical progression. And law students are often taught to debate by being asked to defend an indefensible position.

But this guy?  Yeah, f*ck this guy.  He doubled down on it in person on the day.  He was one of the conspirators.  They have photos of him in a War Room.

Throw the f*cking book at him.
 
2021-10-22 12:19:28 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: People in politics are asked to write out odd position papers all the time, just to see the logical progression. And law students are often taught to debate by being asked to defend an indefensible position.

But this guy?  Yeah, f*ck this guy.  He doubled down on it in person on the day.  He was one of the conspirators.  They have photos of him in a War Room.

Throw the f*cking book at him.


There is no rational explanation for why Eastman is a free man today, among many other insurrectionists who are likewise free.
 
2021-10-22 12:40:02 PM  
Does he KNOW who he was working for? And just how crazy that whole group was/is?
 
2021-10-22 12:42:42 PM  

snocone: These farkups do not really believe we can see and hear them.
They do not believe in the recordings of their statements and actions.

Guess who are the "crazy" ones.


They claim what you read in the legitimate newspapers is "fake news" and have no problem if there is proof they're lying. Their fumducking followers believe everything they say, and the Republican leaders who KNOW Trump is spreading bullshiat are doing their best to make sure these fumduckers are the majority of the electorate in 2022 and 2024.
 
2021-10-22 12:53:32 PM  

snocone: These farkups do not really believe we can see and hear them.
They do not believe in the recordings of their statements and actions.

Guess who are the "crazy" ones.


No, they are well aware that they are speaking publicly and being recorded. They just have a better understanding than you and I that it doesn't friggin' matter.
 
2021-10-22 12:54:48 PM  
Donald Trump seemed to think it was viable because you gave it to him as an option.
 
2021-10-22 1:05:31 PM  
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2021-10-22 1:05:45 PM  
He's trying to weasel out of it because all Trump minions are slimy scumsuckers.
 
2021-10-22 1:06:17 PM  

Lambskincoat: "Not viable" like the 147 Republicans that voted to overturn the election results of the American people?


Which was also not viable, as you may have noticed by the way Biden is president now.
 
2021-10-22 1:06:41 PM  
When some shiat you wrote is so radioactively unamerican that even you have to disavow it or lose your entire career.

Keep running, Fascist.
 
2021-10-22 1:07:17 PM  
Lawyers write shiat that isn't their personal view all the time.  That doesn't make you an asshole.  Willingly working with fascists, that makes you an asshole
 
2021-10-22 1:07:17 PM  

snocone: These farkups do not really believe we can see and hear them.
They do not believe in the recordings of their statements and actions.

Guess who are the "crazy" ones.


Us, for not having locked them up already.
 
2021-10-22 1:07:18 PM  
When your lawyer wants you to break the law, but doesn't want to be a lawbreaker retrospectively...

I don't know why America just doesn't cart loonies like this off to the funny farm, I really don't.
 
2021-10-22 1:07:43 PM  
"Look, guys. I'm full of it. I thought that the fact that I was associating with Trump would make it obvious."
 
2021-10-22 1:08:22 PM  
NEXT:  Eastman will say "I wrote the memo but..... I did not write the memo.  Schrodinger's memo."
 
2021-10-22 1:09:41 PM  

special20: When your lawyer wants you to break the law, but doesn't want to be a lawbreaker retrospectively...

I don't know why America just doesn't cart loonies like this off to the funny farm, I really don't.


You make a lot of posts that disparage the mentally ill instead of the willfully stupid and malignant with deviant anti-American pursuits.
 
2021-10-22 1:09:44 PM  
Read your Vonnegut.

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."
 
2021-10-22 1:10:00 PM  
That's nice. The problem is that other people can still take it seriously.
 
2021-10-22 1:11:26 PM  
It makes me wonder if he was bullied into writing it by a certain someone, either directly or indirectly. Or maybe he's just trying to cover his ass. It's hard to tell with these people. Probably a bit of both.
 
2021-10-22 1:12:09 PM  
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2021-10-22 1:13:13 PM  
Just another Republican who didn't have the balls to just say NO to Trump.
 
2021-10-22 1:14:34 PM  
You wrote a memo that should have been called "How to Crime" - that's a violation of a number of ethical rules. The least that should happen is losing your license.

And this wasn't a "position paper" that explores hypothetical scenarios. This was a literal list of steps to overturn the election results. Ignoring the fact that one of the steps was "claim that Kamala Harris is not eligible to be VP", it was not a hypothetical exploration of reality. It was a how-to on creating a separate reality than exists.
 
2021-10-22 1:15:55 PM  
If only his mother's eggs had been "not viable".
 
2021-10-22 1:15:58 PM  

Glicky: [Fark user image 850x604]


*shakes tiny fist at Glicky*
 
2021-10-22 1:16:09 PM  
All this shows is that, at the time, he believed the coup would succeed.
 
2021-10-22 1:16:35 PM  
Somewhere buried in all my December 2020 posts is a prediction that Trump would try to throw Pence out of a helicopter.

The prediction was pure cledonomancy based on interpreting the significance of random things people, including Trump, were saying. The random things were read in news articles on Fark and I used only publicly accessible information for my prediction.

In hindsight I was incorrect. Trump tried to have a mob lynch Pence, not throw him out of a helicopter, but I could "read the room", it was obvious danger was eminent, particularly with Newt Gingrich wedged into The Pentagon.
 
2021-10-22 1:18:11 PM  
He can decide on the validity of these crooked ballots, or he can send it back to the legislatures - give them five to 10 days to finally finish the work.

Well, it's been a lot longer than 10 days so it's all settled now, amirite?
 
2021-10-22 1:18:16 PM  

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Now that's a good boy.
 
2021-10-22 1:19:10 PM  
If you haven't read it, it goes like this:
1. Steal underpants
2. ???????????
3. Take over the United States
 
2021-10-22 1:19:25 PM  
Trump:  I want a memo saying I can be President!
Eastman:  But sir....
T:  I WANT A MEMO.
E:  Sir...
T:  I WANT A MEMO!!!!

Eastman: (sigh) the shiat I put up with. (tappity tap)

"All Vice President Pence has to do is send it back to the states to recertify and we become president and you are the happiest people," Trump said. "When you catch somebody in a fraud, you're allowed to go by very different rules. So I hope Mike has the courage to do what he has to do."

'we become president'
'you are the happiest people'

That came out of an "adult"
 
2021-10-22 1:20:37 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Benevolent Misanthrope: People in politics are asked to write out odd position papers all the time, just to see the logical progression. And law students are often taught to debate by being asked to defend an indefensible position.

But this guy?  Yeah, f*ck this guy.  He doubled down on it in person on the day.  He was one of the conspirators.  They have photos of him in a War Room.

Throw the f*cking book at him.

There is no rational explanation for why Eastman is a free man today, among many other insurrectionists who are likewise free.


There is a rational explanation: People like him don't get punished at the same frequency as people who steal packs of gum from the farking Walmart.
 
2021-10-22 1:20:39 PM  
He should have posted it on fark, so everyone would immediately know it wasn't a viable solution.
 
2021-10-22 1:21:19 PM  

snocone: These farkups do not really believe we can see and hear them.
They do not believe in the recordings of their statements and actions.

Guess who are the "crazy" ones.


They also do not think we have memories.  Or the internet does not exist.  Like we haven't see footage of him at the Jan 6 rally.
 
2021-10-22 1:22:04 PM  

foo monkey: He should have posted it on fark, so everyone would immediately know it wasn't a viable solution.


What if it also said "I hereby"? Huh?
 
2021-10-22 1:23:18 PM  

Jake Havechek: He's trying to weasel out of it because all Trump minions are slimy scumsuckers.


He's "trying to weasel out of it" because Trump's insurrection failed. If Trump's insurrection had succeeded, this asshole would be strutting around DC like a kingmaker today.
 
2021-10-22 1:24:54 PM  
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2021-10-22 1:27:05 PM  
Yeah he falls into the category of "conservative" that's LARPing because he's such a clever player.  He works for these ghouls and takes their money but it's all a grand illusion or some shiat and {common sense will prevail}*

* This is code for "I'll shiat on the floor and I'll leave the responsibility of cleaning it up to the actual adults who just happen to be libz"
 
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2021-10-22 1:34:47 PM  
j/k
 
2021-10-22 1:35:26 PM  
schrodringer's douchebag lawyer

Defines the legality of an action based on peoples reaction to it
 
2021-10-22 1:36:12 PM  
Flashbacks to the torture memos where the authors said "we were told to write the best defense of this position not whether or not it was actually defensible/legal" while the officials said "we went to the authors who advocated we do this" and since no one can know which was correct they both are spared any embarrassment for saying smashing the genitals of the children of suspects is totes cool if it is to stop terrorism.

Also the "I totally didn't mean it" would ring less hollow if they didn't include the bit about "make sure to cite Laurence Tribe as the legal scholar who came up with this argument in 2000 so you can rub Democrats noses in it that this is payback for claiming Bush didn't win in 2000 that we are installing Trump in 2020."
 
2021-10-22 1:44:25 PM  
He came out of the East to do battle with the Amazing Rando!

/meh
 
2021-10-22 1:45:21 PM  

PirateKing: He came out of the East to do battle with the Amazing Rando!

/meh


Sorry, Best effects, but RANDO will be doing the effects this election.
 
2021-10-22 1:45:26 PM  
It's all working. Sunofabytch ain't in jail and he's putting the band together again.
 
2021-10-22 1:47:39 PM  

special20: When your lawyer wants you to break the law, but doesn't want to be a lawbreaker retrospectively...

I don't know why America just doesn't cart loonies like this off to the funny farm, I really don't.


Reagan closed them all down.
Crazy homeless guy ranting on the street out front should have told ya.
 
2021-10-22 1:48:52 PM  

lilbjorn: Just another Republican who didn't have the balls to just say NO to Trump.


The party of cowards and traitors.
 
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