I could link a serious article about this lawsuit. It has some quotes where every word, including “and” and “the,” is a bald-faced lie, like DNC Chair Tom Perez saying their suit “is not partisan, it’s patriotic.” It also has this overwrought gem, also from Perez: “If the occupant of the Oval Office won’t protect our democracy, Democrats will. It is our obligation to the American people.”
Oh, and there’s even an attempt to work Watergate into the article too, as a pathetic reminder that hey, the Republicans did this bad thing decades ago that was really bad and we need to remind people about it because it lends gravitas to this pile of manure we just filed at the courthouse this morning.
(Hey, would you look at that, I still worked in the serious article anyway!)
But you know what? I think this Onion article captures the “greater truth” far better than the serious article does. Here’s a pull quote from the fake Tom Perez:
We’re calling on WikiLeaks, Russia, and Trump campaign officials to join the Democratic Party in our efforts to spend the next several years prioritizing endless fucking discussions about potential election interference and what that means for democracy. We believe there was a deliberate effort to throw the race to Donald Trump, and that the American people have a right to publicly re-litigate Hillary Clinton’s defeat and promote far-reaching conspiracy theories instead of concentrating on anything remotely politically constructive for the next few decades at least.
Even Obama’s chief strategist for his 2008 campaign, David Axelrod, had to publicly state how bad of an idea this was:
For the record: Do I think Russians “interfered” in the 2016 election? Sure. That’s not the question, though; Soviets/Russians have almost certainly “interfered” in every major US election going back almost a century to some degree. The question is whether actions by Russia had a meaningful effect on the outcome of the election, and I’m skeptical that some Facebook ad campaigns by some Russian front group whose spending isn’t even a rounding error to what Clinton’s and Trump’s campaigns spent on Facebook alone had that meaningful effect. Sure, there was John Podesta exposing himself to a phishing attack, but was there anything else meaningful? Not really.
Unless you can make the case that RUSSIA brainwashed Clinton into forgetting about the Electoral College and not campaigning in Wisconsin and Michigan in the final days of the election, then there’s nothing. And Democrats seem all too happy to tear this nation apart over their refusal to recognize their own mistakes in 2016.