Re Lawsuit NaysayersSubmitted by AZJoe on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 08:46
Rather than curse the [perceived] darkness it is better to light a candle.
I would whole heartedly support the lawsuits by zsh-ninja, danton, americasos, FBI-Exposer over Gilbert’s lawsuit, except for one problem. None of these chronic whiners has actually brought any lawsuit in any state. Show me their alternative lawsuit(s). Any one of these do-nothing naysayers can bring their own lawsuit. Any one of them can find another lawyer. If they do not agree with the lawsuit, then they should get off their butts and bring their own lawsuit handled in the way they prefer. Every single one of these ceaseless lawsuit crybabies ought to already be a delegate. Are they? They can bring their own lawsuits. Nothing is stopping them.
To all these ceaseless obstructionist faultfinders I say “Show Me Your Lawsuit.” Until they actually start doing something and providing actual alternatives, I give zero credence to their never-ending one issue focused bellyaching on cursing the existing lawsuit.
Perpetually whining without alternative action does nothing productive. They complain they don’t like the strategy; they don’t like this lawyer; they don’t like the personalities; they don’t like the venue; they provide innuendo and speculation; they don’t like how they talk; they don’t like that one case he handled 3 years ago or 7 years ago or 15 years ago; or they don’t like some comment made two years ago or five years ago; they don’t like that he actually bucks the system with challenging cases; Someone even falsely claimed he was a big donor to the Democratic Party (FEC records indicate he has not been a donor to either party. Do not confuse with another attorney named Richard Gilbert in San Francisco – a completely separate and unrelated individual.) Their comments are nearly universally focused on a single issue – disparaging the lawsuit. Some of them have posted scores and even hundreds of comments on nothing but the lawsuit. No other topic is of any concern at all enough to be worth a comment by these prolific posters. It makes one logically question the motives. Do some of them have ulterior motives? Because these one issue whiners don’t seem to have much concern about any other issue at all enough to comment.
But how does any of this whining do anything to protect the delegates that have been, are being and will be disqualified? How does the whining protect the delegates that the various Republican parties are refusing and have refused to certify to the national convention? How does this whining do anything regarding the states that have already mandated and others that will mandate a sworn oath of loyalty to Romney in order to be seated at the national convention? The list of ongoing shenanigans just keeps growing. The lawsuit can undo the oath of loyalty mandates, can force state chairman to certify properly elected delegates, and undo the disqualifications of RP delegates that have already occurred in addition to placing an injunction against other similar shenanigans from being rolled out. If the lawsuit is dismissed, then you are simply back to the present status quo of the Republican Party elite continuing to use intimidation, refusing to certify properly elected delegates, breaking rules and making up requirements in order to eliminate anyone suspected of being a Ron Paul delegate – the status quo some naysayers seem to want.
This case by Richard Gilbert is no small undertaking. With separate Republican Parties and chairmen in each state plus the RNC, this case is a ton of work just on the procedural process not to mention costly, and that is before you even get to the substantive issues of intimidation, refusal of certification, refusal to follow bylaws, making up loyalty oaths to a particular candidate and other ongoing shenanigans. The case exposes the intimidation, antics, blatant failure to follow rules, and violations of law. Any lawyer that brings such a case will end up square in the target sights of Republican Party elite, Romney faction bigwigs, and neocon power elite. The lawyer will be subject to harassment, intimidation tactics, blacklisting, defamation attempts, complaints, rumor mongering, speculation and innuendo. Despite all this, this lawyer has undertaken the great work load and subsequent negative consequences all for free - Not charging a penny. I do not care if he is Johnny Cochran, Jerry Spence, Clarence Darrow, and F. Lee Bailey all rolled into one or whether he is the most mediocre of lawyers to walk the planet. At least he is doing something (and doing it free) and that by itself is more than you can say for any other lawyer. I think he deserves gratitude for his efforts rather than the spite and condemnation that some have been spewing forth.
The naysayers can light their own lawsuits instead of cursing the one that actually is doing something.
“Show me Your lawsuit.”