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Leonard Leo: the guy who had a lot to do with today
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: June 24, 2022 08:29PM
He's an exec VP at the Federalist Society. Which he helped found. Good friend of Alito and the late Scalia.
Devout Catholic, father of 7 children.

He created that list of potential judges for candidate Trump in 2016. Gorsuch was one of them.

Within his goal of getting a pipeline of conservative judges appointed was another core goal: overturning Roe.

And today he got it.

I really wonder if Leo coached the Trump nominees to lie about their intentions regarding Roe.

[www.newyorker.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/24/2022 08:31PM by Lemon Drop.
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Re: Leonard Leo: the guy who had a lot to do with today
Posted by: deckeda
Date: June 24, 2022 08:57PM
Yes, one of many players in that arena of lies.

The minutia really doesn't matter, of course: Success/failure of *anything* has "many fathers* so to speak.

We'll find out soon if Leo had enough of a plan to prevent motivated progressives from purging regressives from office.
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Re: Leonard Leo: the guy who had a lot to do with today
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: June 24, 2022 09:07PM
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deckeda
Yes, one of many players in that arena of lies.

The minutia really doesn't matter, of course: Success/failure of *anything* has "many fathers* so to speak.

We'll find out soon if Leo had enough of a plan to prevent motivated progressives from purging regressives from office.

He doesn't have to care about that, he fights with lifetime appointments and he has the court of his dreams.
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Re: Leonard Leo: the guy who had a lot to do with today
Posted by: mattkime
Date: June 24, 2022 09:37PM
I'm hesitant to give a single person too much credit. They alone couldn't have done it.

IMO 'abortion is murder' is cultural symbol of the right just like the second amendment is. Its very hard to arrive at reasonable policy in regard to cultural signifiers.



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Re: Leonard Leo: the guy who had a lot to do with today
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: June 24, 2022 10:28PM
See also The Fellowship.

“The Fellowship has been described as one of the most politically well-connected and most secretly funded ministries in the United States.”

"…there is no other organization like the Fellowship, especially among religious groups, in terms of its access or clout among the country's leadership."
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Re: Leonard Leo: the guy who had a lot to do with today
Posted by: btfc
Date: June 24, 2022 10:31PM
But do they like beer?
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Re: Leonard Leo: the guy who had a lot to do with today
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: June 25, 2022 06:16AM
You’re forgetting about Moscow Mitch in all this…
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Re: Leonard Leo: the guy who had a lot to do with today
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: June 25, 2022 07:31AM
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Lizabeth
You’re forgetting about Moscow Mitch in all this…

Oh how I wish I could ignore that old turtle. He's made his ugly mark on history.

I think it's important to know Mr. Leo and the Federalist Society, and their donors, and the role they have played in advancing these particular justices. Given who the people put in power, we were going to have a conservative Court. But it could have been more in line with conservatives of the past. . Slowly pulling a few bricks out of the liberal wall of progress. Not blowing the whole thing up like these people are determined to do.

Anyone else notice there is no written opinion in Dobbs from Amy Coney Barrett? I found that odd, given how open she is about her anti choice views.

She and Kavanaugh are wildly unqualified to be on the highest Court. How'd they even get nominated?

Leo. The Federalist Society. Far more powerful than any religious society.

[news.harvard.edu]
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Re: Leonard Leo: the guy who had a lot to do with today
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: June 25, 2022 07:45AM
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Lemon Drop
Leo. The Federalist Society. Far more powerful than any religious society.

But when they ALL work together for common "goals"... XXXwall smiley
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Re: Leonard Leo: the guy who had a lot to do with today
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: June 25, 2022 07:56AM
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DeusxMac
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Lemon Drop
Leo. The Federalist Society. Far more powerful than any religious society.

But when they ALL work together for common "goals"... XXXwall smiley

The anti-choice coalition has won this chapter. May as well pull the curtain back on how they did it.

And i hope we don't have more Dems not understanding why so many social conservatives love Trump. He delivered. That is the whole thing.
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Re: Leonard Leo: the guy who had a lot to do with today
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 25, 2022 02:49PM
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Lemon Drop
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DeusxMac
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Lemon Drop
Leo. The Federalist Society. Far more powerful than any religious society.

But when they ALL work together for common "goals"... XXXwall smiley

The anti-choice coalition has won this chapter. May as well pull the curtain back on how they did it.

And i hope we don't have more Dems not understanding why so many social conservatives love Trump. He delivered. That is the whole thing.

It's so much easier for them. They don't build anything. They don't develop anything, they don't create anything. They "only" tear things down. It would take us months to build a house with specialized tools. It takes just hours to tear it down with sledgehammers. They don't let morals or other worrisome "conditions" interfere with their goals. Their monocles don't pop out unless someone strays from the goal of destroy what they've set out to destroy.

That gives them time to disrupt, deter, divide us. They're experts at getting Democrats to eliminate Democrats by challenging our slivers of deal-killing righteousness and purities. "Hey Ice Cube and Kanye, you have large followings what has the Democrats ever done for the Black man?"
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Re: Leonard Leo: the guy who had a lot to do with today
Posted by: deckeda
Date: June 26, 2022 09:07AM
The Federalist Society is an example is institutionalized hate and aggression. It’s a platform for grooming new players.

Progressives don’t coalesce in those ways because we value the individual. All of that stuff from regressives valuing the individual’s freedom is of course nonsense. It NEVER holds up to basic scrutiny, because their idea of freedoms requires deletion of ours. It’s how zero-sum theory works, and they cling to that will all their might.

Get out and vote. That will delete the Federal Society but require much more effort overall.
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