Creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti was hit Monday with a second major fail in recent weeks when a California federal court dismissed porn star Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, ordering her to pay Trump’s legal fees — a humiliating defeat for Avenatti, who represents Daniels.
But this hasn’t deterred Avenatti from trying to establish himself as a leading voice in the Democrat Party — whether the party wants his “smash mouth” approach or not.
As for Monday’s court ruling, conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza commented on what makes for a rich irony, given all the money — well over $500,000 — Daniels was able to raise through a Crowd Justice crowd-funding page.
“I love the fact that the progressive dupes who contributed to Stormy Daniels’ GoFundMe account will now see their money go to pay
@realDonaldTrump ‘s legal fees,” D’Souza tweeted, getting the source of the funding confused.
I love the fact that the progressive dupes who contributed to Stormy Daniels’ GoFundMe account will now see their money go to pay @realDonaldTrump ‘s legal fees
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) October 16, 2018
Having toyed with the idea of running for president in 2020, Avenatti told The Hill on Monday that prominent Democrat strategists are “out of touch” and “clueless” about how to win against Trump and Republicans.
“I think they’re out of touch. I don’t think they understand what’s required,” he said. “I think they’re clueless. We’re not living in 2012 or 2008 or 1992 anymore. You’ve got to engage in smash-mouth politics if you’re going to beat Donald Trump.”
The sad thing here is that Avenatti thinks he’s prevailing.
Democrats believe Avenatti damaged their efforts to stop Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh from being confirmed — a senior Democratic aide told The Hill at the time that Avenatti “f*cked it all up” when he introduced a third women making outrageous claims against Kavanaugh.
And now Democrats say the creepy porn lawyer is dragging the party into the gutter, which is quite a statement, given their shameless 11th hour ambush of Kavanaugh.
“There’s a difference between getting in the gutter and being tough, and I don’t think Michael Avenatti understands that,” Patti Solis Doyle told The Hill.
Doyle was Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager in the 2008 presidential election.
“This isn’t a strategy, this is a spectacle,” Doyle added. “And the spectacle is great for getting a lot of Twitter followers and retweets, but when push comes to shove … what’s he doing for the party?”
But Avenatti is not backing down, claiming that in his travels the party rank and file are excited about his potential candidacy.
“I’m traveling around America and people are very enthusiastic about me potentially running and my approach and my message,” the attorney said. “So perhaps Patti and others should venture outside the Beltway and start talking to rank and file Democrats.”
According to The Hill, Avenatti has been “informally seeking advice from Adam Parkhomenko,” co-founder and executive director of the super PAC Ready for Hillary.
Given his record of failure, it’s only fitting that Avenatti seeks advice from those who were defeated by Trump.
“Democrats are not going to beat Donald Trump by engaging in wishy washy yammering ways of the past,” Avenatti insisted. “It’s never going to happen. The only way you’re going beat him is by hitting him twice as hard as he hits you. He is a classic bully and that’s how you deal with bullies.”
A strategy he may want to discuss with a few Republicans who tried it during the 2016 GOP primary.
Doyle took a shot at Avenatti’s preferred tactics in a recent CNN op-ed, again using the term “gutter.”
“If you get in the gutter with Trump, no one will be able to tell the difference between the two of you,” she wrote. “A three-round mixed martial arts fight between Avenatti and Donald Trump Jr. may be a spectacle to rival one of Trump’s press conferences, but really have we gone that low?”
All of which prompted a counter from the attorney calling Doyle part of the problem.
“Establishment” kinder gentler Dems like @PattiSolisDoyle are the problem. They are why we continue to get beat and why we are presently in a fight for the survival of this republic. Their weak approaches are why we lost 2000, lost 2016, never got Garland a vote, etc. etc. #Basta
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 13, 2018
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