Alan Dershowitz has threatened to leave the Democratic Party if Keith Ellison becomes chair

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  1. just
    December 31, 2016, 12:54 pm

    Hurrah! Another Israel-firster and anti- justice goon gone!

    Happy New Year, Adam!

    • Adam Horowitz
      December 31, 2016, 5:01 pm

      Thanks! I get the sense I’ll be updating this post often.

    • robertsgt40
      January 1, 2017, 1:16 pm

      As Alan and all lawyers know, talk is cheap (not financially mind you). Maybe he just needs to get away for awhile to clear his “head.” Maybe Alan and Slick Willey can go hang out with Epstein for a couple quickies.

  2. amigo
    December 31, 2016, 1:39 pm

    Hmmm , First Brexit and now Dexit .Given Nietandyahu,s political and legal problems we could be looking at a Nexit in the not too distant future.

  3. kalithea
    December 31, 2016, 3:43 pm

    Really? Good riddance to Dersh-bag, and take Chuck with you! Oh and Bibi has some posts you can fill, so you no longer have to pretend, America first.

  4. lysias
    December 31, 2016, 4:15 pm

    Dersh is still employed at Harvard Law School? I thought he had left that job for something in Israel.

    • chinese box
      December 31, 2016, 6:48 pm

      Yes, I’m surprised the Dersh hasn’t joined Marty Peretz in Tel Aviv yet.

  5. Bandolero
    December 31, 2016, 4:29 pm

    I’ld advise Alan Dershowitz to open up his own party.

    He could call it “The 1% party” and make it’s main slogan “The party of the 1% – 100% pro Israel Lobby, 100% pro Neocon and 100% pro Wall Street.”

    When running in elections he’ld soon figure out how popular that would be – The Dersh could soon become President then.

    • echinococcus
      January 1, 2017, 1:14 am

      Why, Bandolero, the party you just described has been invented quite a while ago.

      “The party of the 1% – 100% pro Israel Lobby, 100% pro Neocon and 100% pro Wall Street” is its official description; it is wholly owned by the imperialist monopoly and speculative capital (even though it was founded as the slaveholders’ official party, hence its nasty Zionist streak.)

      Never mind the lowly peons in it, who carry water for their owners and feel a sense of ownership of this sh|tpie. As if any political party could ever belong to two warring social classes at the same time.

      It is called the Democratic Party.

  6. Steve Macklevore
    December 31, 2016, 7:19 pm

    Bye Bye Alan, don’t let the door hit your huge entitled privileged repulsive Lukidnick ass.

  7. RobertB
    December 31, 2016, 8:23 pm

    And just maybe Dersh is planning to be with his friends Jeff Epstein and “slick willy” on the Lolita Express Plane to far and more interesting places….

  8. Kay24
    December 31, 2016, 9:14 pm

    He should simply become an official member of the Likud party. His loyalties are already there.

    • echinococcus
      January 1, 2017, 12:55 am

      Kay,

      I have trouble understanding you. Do you mean a “Labor” or “Zionist block” genocidal murderer would be more acceptable than a Likud genocidal murderer?

      Or do you mean that the self-invented “official” label stuck on any Zionist, i.e. a genocidal racist invader by the very definition of the word, creates any difference in fact among different label-wearers? Is your remark perhaps intended as a tribute to the much higher effectiveness of invasion and genocide as practiced by “Labor”/”Zionist Bloc”/Democrats compared to the less trendy Likud/Caveman/Republican version of the same Zionist practices?

      A word of explanation would be welcome.

      • Kay24
        January 1, 2017, 11:49 am

        I think you are making too much of my comment. Since he was threatening to leave the Democratic party in the US , I merely suggested he joined one in the nation he lies for.

      • Annie Robbins
        January 1, 2017, 2:00 pm

        Since he was threatening to leave the Democratic party in the US, I merely suggested he joined one in the nation he lies for.

        we got it kay. as an aside, ever wonder why he avoids cornering the zionists? the ol holier than thou – cat and mouse routine gets old really fast.

        maybe if you repeat “genocidal murderer” a few times he’ll get off your back.

  9. iResistDe4iAm
    December 31, 2016, 9:25 pm

  10. Citizen
    December 31, 2016, 11:19 pm

    Buh-by, Alan–the door’s open.

  11. oldgeezer
    December 31, 2016, 11:20 pm

    As i read the headline I thought if tyat isn’t a reason to vote for Ellison then what is. I discovered that a lot of people had thought the same thing before me.

    It should not be forgotten that he opined that entire Palestinian villages should be wiped out if rockets were fired from it.

    That is mass murder and collective punishment on a Nuremburg scale. The man doesn’t belong in any political party.

    That is all you need to know about him. There can be no redeeeming feature to someone of that mindset.

    • HarryLaw
      January 1, 2017, 9:30 am

      oldgeezer, here is something else Dershowitz favours. Dershowitz published an article in The San Francisco Chronicle entitled “Want to Torture? Get a Warrant,” in which he advocated the issuance of warrants permitting the torture of terrorism suspects, if there were an “absolute need to obtain immediate information in order to save lives coupled with probable cause that the suspect had such information and is unwilling to reveal it.” He argued that authorities should be permitted to use non-lethal torture in a “ticking time bomb scenario,”
      Sterile needles under fingernails etc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Dershowitz Dersh the compassionate liberal.

  12. echinococcus
    January 1, 2017, 1:03 am

    This outpouring of Dershovitz hate seems to be somewhat belated.

    Democrats who seem to be still around are invited to answer why a powerful statement such as: *I’m outtahere if Dershovits/Schumer/Feinstein/Obama/Saban/Clinton_II/Fill-in-your-favorite-Zionist-enemy remain in the “party”* was not heard before the electoral comedy.

  13. echinococcus
    January 1, 2017, 1:30 am

    Dershovits has always impressed me as the archetypal representative of the “liberal” Democrats (as opposed to the “owner” Democrats like Chaim Saban, or the “managing” Democrats like Emperor Clinton I, Obama, etc.) Their exact shade of Zionism is irrelevant. What is significant is their opposition to puppet figures that function as swallow-traps to keep up the recruitment of cannon fodder, such as Sanders, Ellison, etc.

  14. Maghlawatan
    January 1, 2017, 3:55 am

    Dershowitz is repulsive. He is a poster boy for the state of Judaism.

  15. Ossinev
    January 1, 2017, 4:57 am

    This looks very promising for the Democrats. He hasn`t bet $10,000 that he will leave.

  16. pabelmont
    January 1, 2017, 11:58 am

    Although all the tweets have an air of “cyber-bullying” about them, actually, they are all politics-in-action. TheDersh evidently hopes to scare DNC into sinking Ellison (in favor of more Zionist money), and the challengers are trying to persuade DNC that TheDersh (and some of the Zionist Money) are either already gone or don’t matter all that much.

    The gamble, at DNC, may be over a calculation — whether sufficient of what I might call “Jewish Money” (that is, motivated by non-Zionist ethics) will remain after “Zionist Money” has been moved to the Repugnicans. Bernie Sanders raised a lot of money on principles which were (IMO) in line with Jewish ethics, and my hope is that there will come into being (after the odious reigns of Clinton and Wasserman Schultz) a DNC which I can hope will push for ethical goals such as a real fight about global warming and a real fight against big money in politics as well as a real fight to preserve safety nets and reduce the disparity in wealth through taxation, etc., As a party in opposition DEMs will have nowhere to go but up, and I believe that Ellison could help lead the fight upwards.

  17. zaid
    January 1, 2017, 1:15 pm

    I am starting to like this Ellison guy.

  18. hungrydave
    January 1, 2017, 2:58 pm

    He is slime.

  19. oneangrycomic
    January 2, 2017, 8:38 am

    If Dorkawitz really wants to ensure Ellison’s promotion, he should threaten to commit suicide! Threatening to leave the party that couldn’t even beat Trump just isn’t very effective!

  20. edding
    January 2, 2017, 9:58 am

    Henny, take Alan, please!

  21. Maghlawatan
    January 2, 2017, 11:28 am

    Dershowitz is a reptile. He is so Zionist . Straight out of the Suarez book.

  22. Ossinev
    January 2, 2017, 1:08 pm

    ” What is a quintessentially democratic problem requires a quintessentially democratic response. In short, it is not inconsistent to be opposed to torture and yet in favor of a torture warrant. Democratic accountability for torture is not an oxymoron.”

    Quote unquote the “renowned” Professor Dershowitz.
    http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/07/the-case-for-torture-warrants/

    As for the “not an oxymoron crap” – well it does come straight from the rear end of a poxy moron.

  23. K Renner
    January 2, 2017, 2:28 pm

    A lying, Palestinian-hating ghoul and a rapist?

    Let the pig go to the Trumpster ranks. At least there his values would resonate.

  24. Rashers2
    January 3, 2017, 4:37 am

    I couldn’t care less whether Dershowitz remains in or leave the Democratic Party; or even whether the Democratic Party decided that Dershowitz’s public pronouncements didn’t represent its position and decided to rescind his membership! What exercises me about the odious, alleged sexual miscreant is that a man who advocates “torture warrants”, who defends the every violation of the greatest serial offender against international law and abuser of human rights, can remain Professor of International Law at one of the world’s most prestigious seats of learning.
    There are, surely, some “absolutes” in academe which, irrespective of an institution’s propensity to prostitute itself for donations or endowments, simply do not allow an incumbent’s fitness for a particular tenure to be continuously ignored? A professor of comparative religion who spent his leisure time burning Qurans and desecrating churches could not show more contempt for his discipline than Dershowitz does for his.

  25. Arby
    January 3, 2017, 5:28 pm

    Look over here!

    Upton Sinclair nailed it long ago when he referred to the two main parties in America as two wings of the same bird of prey. Never mind Dershowitz. I look forward to the departure of that bird, whose beak is dripping with our blood. And, if they are not stopped, that drip could get much worse, as Nick Turse explains. US leaders are building forward bases everywhere while they’re building deep fallout shelters at home for themselves, because they are actually planning for nuclear war with Russia (or China; It’s confusing) and expect some of their opponent’s missiles to get through, ergo… Do we pay for them to play or what?

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