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Yet again, Mike Lindell show what a fraud he is.

“Mike Lindell” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

“There’s a sucker born every minute”. - P. T. Barnum (apocryphal)

HuffPo reports: Mike Lindell’s Promised Election-Reversing Lawsuit Turns Into 96-Hour Pillow Sale.

Despite months of promising to file an explosive lawsuit that would “pull down” the 2020 presidential election results and reinstate Donald Trump to the White House, pillow-monger Mike Lindell has instead turned his election-fraud-athon into a four-day sales promotion.

“I want to show you guys some Black Friday specials that we’re doing with MyPillow,” Lindell said Friday morning, rattling off sales for pillows and sheets. “That’s the lowest price in history.”

[…]

Lindell has been claiming since summer that he was coordinating a lawsuit among “tons” of state attorneys general, as many as 30, to be filed at 9 a.m. Tuesday directly with the U.S. Supreme Court and that he would spend the long Thanksgiving weekend explaining the suit during an ad-free webcast.

Instead, no lawsuit has been filed, and the show, which featured the same lies about the election Lindell has been spreading for a year, prominently featured Lindell’s pillow ads with its own “promo code.”

First, not surprising in the least, but nonetheless telling about both the veracity of the claims of fraud and or Lindell’s character.

Second, “pillow-monger” is chef’s kiss perfect.

In recent days, Lindell has been claiming that the attorneys general who were going to sign on to his suit were pressured out of doing so by Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel.

[…]

On Friday, Lindell appeared on Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s podcast, where he was asked: “Where do we stand with these AGs?”

Lindell did not bring up McDaniel and instead said that only one attorney general, Republican Steve Marshall of Alabama, had definitively refused to be involved in the lawsuit. “Most of them have said, Mike, let’s get together after this Thanksgiving week,” he told Bannon.

First, kudos to Marshall.

Second, that anyone listens to Bannon is just a sad commentary on his audience.

Third, I love Lindell moving the goalposts yet again. He is like an End Times prophet who keeps having to move the date of the Second Coming.

Lindell had initially promised that the Supreme Court would “reinstate” Trump in August, then moved that target to September, then said it would happen by the end of 2021 as a result of his lawsuit.

What would be a better timeline? Christmas to echo the coming of the Messiah? New Year’s Day? Really, when you think about it, Easter would be fantastic what with the resurrection imagery and all.

Sigh.

FILED UNDER: Campaign 2020, Elections, US Politics
Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. Mister Bluster says:

    The Second Tuesday of Next Week always works for me.

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  2. Scott F. says:

    Yet, Lindell is still worth millions and Bannon is airing a podcast instead of sitting in jail.

    Ugh.

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  3. OzarkHillbilly says:

    “I am shocked, shocked I tell you!” said no one at all.

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  4. Kathy says:

    Overturn the election with this one weird lawsuit!!

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  5. CSK says:

    Not one word about this fiasco at Lucianne.com, The Gateway Pundit, or The Conservative Tree House. Even they must be embarrassed.

  6. Barry says:

    @CSK: the ones capable never joined.

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  7. CSK says:

    @Barry:
    ?

  8. Kurtz says:

    Imagine! All that work for decades getting the GOP base to reflexively accept on faith that systemic voter fraud by the Democratic Party only to have the endgame played by Trump, Lindell, Bannon, and Wood.

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  9. Gavin says:

    The unsurprising headline for the last 3 presidential elections? “Republicans cry about Democratic voter fraud, yet the only fraud actually found is Republican.”

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  10. Not the IT Dept. says:

    So whatever happened to Sidney Powell or Lin Wood?

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  11. CSK says:

    @Not the IT Dept.:
    Lin Wood has accused Sidney Powell and Mike Flynn of being part of the Deep State.

  12. Barry says:

    @CSK: people capable of shame – they did not join these groups.

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  13. Not the IT Dept. says:

    @CSK:

    Yes, but that was seven episodes ago, from last season. No plot updates?

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  14. Kylopod says:

    @CSK: Wasn’t there once an experiment in which mental patients who all believed they were Napoleon were released into the same room?

  15. Neil J Hudelson says:

    “Most of them have said, Mike, let’s get together after this Thanksgiving week,”

    I work with legal teams who appear before SCOTUS and state SC’s on a regular basis, and let me tell you this is exactly the laid-back, WGAF vibe they emanate.

    “Shucks, my tummy’s just gonna be too darn full after Turkey day to make it up the SCOTUS steps without tootin’ up a storm. Let’s just have a tete-a-tete sometime next week, begin’n of December at the very latest and we’ll sort out this whole stolen election mess by the time the grandkids are unrwapping their Santa gifts.”

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