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    Dershowitz Deserted by Liberal Friends Over Trump-Friendly Mueller Analysis

    Dershowitz Deserted by Liberal Friends Over Trump-Friendly Mueller Analysis

    “My really, really close friends say, ‘You’re 100 percent right in your analysis, but can’t you just shut the f—k up and not talk at all,’”

    Professor Alan Dershowitz is a liberal Democrat who voted for Hillary.

    He also believes in the law and has a rational view of the Mueller investigation. Unfortunately for him, not having Trump Derangement Syndrome is ruining his social life.

    Caitlin Yilek reports at the Washington Examiner:

    Alan Dershowitz on defending Trump: ‘My liberal friends don’t invite me to dinner anymore’

    Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz says he’s feeling the heat from family and friends over his defense of President Trump amid special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

    “It’s caused me to lose seven pounds,” Dershowitz told Politico. “My liberal friends don’t invite me to dinner anymore.”

    Dershowitz often appears on Fox News to argue against Mueller bringing an obstruction of justice charge against Trump, saying it would send the country into a constitutional crisis. He has also defended Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

    “My really, really close friends say, ‘You’re 100 percent right in your analysis, but can’t you just shut the f—k up and not talk at all,’” he said. “They tell me, ‘This is a time for selective silence.’ My nephew thinks I’m helping keep in office one of the greatest dangers in American history.

    You can see examples of this in his Twitter feed:

    Here’s more from the recent piece by Annie Karni of Politico about people whose lives have been upended in one way or another in the age of Trump that was referenced above:

    Over the past year, Dershowitz has become a regular talking head on Fox News, arguing that bringing an obstruction of justice charge against Trump would trigger a constitutional crisis for the country — and that Trump had every right to fire former FBI director James Comey. The counterintuitive take from a one-time Democratic icon has made him a Trump favorite — an uncomfortable position for a man who says he voted for Hillary Clinton and hopes Vice President Joe Biden challenges Trump in 2020…

    After Trump highlighted Dershowitz’s television appearance on Twitter, Dershowitz said the hate mail came in droves. “I got emails saying, ‘You’re doing this because of Jerusalem,’ ‘you’re doing it because you’re being paid a lot of money,’ ‘you want to be Trump’s lawyer,’ ‘you want to be on the Supreme Court.’”

    He said he has no interest in becoming Trump’s lawyer, and that At age 79, any dreams of a Supreme Court nomination live in the past now. He also doesn’t want to get any closer than he is to Trump: His only offline interactions with the administration have been about Israel, he said.

    Kudos to Professor Dershowitz for maintaining his reason in the face of such madness.

    He is cordially invited to dinner with the Legal Insurrection team on the date of his choice.

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    This Christmas, I was treated to a discussion where two of my sons expressed a desire to assassinate Trump, while the third told them Hillary Clinton lost the election because she was such a terrible candidate. I went so far as to establish that the third was the only one who did his homework before he voted.

    We have a problem. The Democratic Party has broken the social compact, and is openly calling for the murder of Republicans. We have already seen that crazy people can and do respond to this kind of rhetoric.

    I’m not worried about my kids taking action: they aren’t crazy or stupid. I am deeply concerned that they can even think that it is ok to say such things. This is a strong indicator that the conversation among Democrats is poisonous. This state of affairs is Hillary’s responsibility. She and Bill jointly decided to run a campaign of character assassination, and the New York Times, at the very least, knowingly entered into the the project.


       
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      Valerie in reply to Valerie. | December 30, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      ’bout that slander campaign. This is old news, but pertinent, because the slander campaign continues unabated. Here’s proof of where it started.

      The following is a quote from a verified email from Patrick Healy, National Political Correspondent, New York Times, to members of the Clinton campaign. Circulation information is available, as well.

      https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/59194

      “We’re told that President Clinton (like Mrs. Clinton and some other Dems) thinks that Trump would be a formidable opponent in the general election, and that Dems are in a form of denial if they dismiss Trump as a joke who would be easily defeated in November. President Clinton, like others, thinks that Trump has his finger on the pulse of the electorate’s mood and that only a well-financed, concerted campaign portrayed [sic] him as dangerous and bigoted will win what both Clintons believe will be a close November election. ”

      “We’re told that President Clinton (like Mrs. Clinton and many other Dems) thinks the single greatest weapon against Trump is Trump’s own instinct to make outrageous, divisive, even hateful comments that can come across as unpresidential. He, Mrs. Clinton, and the campaign all agree that they will need to seize on opportunities to paint Trump as extremist and recklessly impulsive. “

      “I was treated to a discussion where two of my sons expressed a desire to assassinate Trump…”

      Just curious: where do your sons draw the line on advocating the murder of political opponents? Do they worry at all, that under their system of believes, THEY are fair game as targets for murder?

    This whole liberal cult thing is about narcissism: how on earth could Dershowitz brag about voting for the most malignant, corrupt figure in American history is beyond comprehension.

    Further, klinton is an incompetent boob.

    So, better to think you’re right than to know you’re wrong – even if it destroys your country.

    We need to marginalize these idiots, and strongly.


     
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    guyjones | December 30, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    I confess to being totally perplexed by Dershowitz’s psychological mindset. He spends much of his time speaking out — quite admirably and laudably — regarding Dumb-o-crat fallacies, hypocrisies, legal chicanery, anti-Semitic and anti-Israel postures, yet, he always seems concerned with brandishing his alleged Dumb-o-crat bona fides, in order to reassure some audience (I’m not quite sure who, exactly) that he is still one of them.

    If I could hazard a guess, I would submit that there is some longstanding, deep-seated (and, ultimately, misguided) sense of loyalty that Dershowitz feels towards the Dumb-o-crats, born of his upbringing, or, something else; I don’t know what. But, this loyalty is preventing Dershowitz from doing what all of his intellectual and jurisprudential instincts are urging him to do, namely, abandon the Dumb-o-crats and their vile and deleterious platform and agenda.


     
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    Sally MJ | December 31, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    My family and I would be happy to invite him to dinner at our home.


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