Sunday, May 10, 2020

Why I support the Lincoln Project. They are Republicans. I am a Democrat. WE want Trump defeated.

WE ARE REPUBLICANS, AND WE WANT TRUMP DEFEATED say the organizers of the Lincoln Project. The president and his enablers have replaced conservatism with an empty faith led by a bogus prophet. You can find out more at the Lincoln Project web site.

OUR MISSION

Defeat President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box.

We do not undertake this task lightly nor from ideological preference. Our many policy differences with national Democrats remain. However, the priority for all patriotic Americans must be a shared fidelity to the Constitution and a commitment to defeat those candidates who have abandoned their constitutional oaths, regardless of party. Electing Democrats who support the Constitution over Republicans who do not is a worthy effort.

Here are their ads to date.

This ad, Mourning in America, (premiered on Fox) set off the box of horrors known as @realDonaldTrump. Trump’s ranting response got the Project millions of views.

The Project is taking the fight to battelground states, of which Arizona is one. They asked of Sen. Martha McSally, Why?

Most recently they took on Facebook censorship.

The enemy of my enemy …

In the May 6 Daily Kos, Aldous J. Pennyfarthing reported a reaction to Trump’s rant - Lincoln Project member: Trump’s unhinged reaction to latest ad ‘proved our point’.

Reed Galen, whom our Jenius-in-Cheef erroneously identified in his tweet-squall as “Reed Galvin,” saw Trump’s response. His take? It proves The Lincoln Project’s point — in spades.

Writing for NBC News, the veteran political consultant responded with the polemic equivalent of a shrug and a “toldja so.”

NBC News:

That Trump would attack Republicans who oppose him is no surprise. He has long been guided not by a sense of morals or mission but by loyalty. And there is nothing more infuriating to him than conservatives who speak openly and honestly about his flaws. Even worse, we are working specifically to defeat him come November.

Still, it is surreal to see your name (even misspelled) scroll across a Twitter feed in the middle of the night. We thank him for all the free publicity he has given our movement and our efforts, but his inability to contain himself further illustrates his unfitness for office.

Well, his unfitness for office has been on display for more than five years, but more evidence comes daily — usually multiple times per day.

So … mission accomplished:

There is satisfaction in knowing that your work is having its intended effect. In politics, it’s rare to see an idea go from the storyboard to the airwaves and then straight into your opponent’s brain.

But that satisfaction shouldn’t be confused with jubilation. Yes, we are thrilled that Trump responded in the way he did because it highlights, once again, his profound lack of self-control. And that is just one more reason we believe it is so crucial, to all Americans, that Trump is a one-term president.

At 1 a.m., you hope your president is asleep, getting ready for the next day’s challenges. Trump, though, wasn’t on Tuesday. And that is because he is a small man for whom American lives and economic fortunes are a distant second to his own ego.

Pennyfarthing concludes:

So, yeah, keep tweaking this dipshit, Lincoln Project. For now, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. We can reassess our relationship after the Orange Death has passed.

As acknowledged in the Project mission statement, “Our many policy differences with national Democrats remain.” We used to be able to talk about our policy differences. I fear that four more years of Trump will rob us of the opportunity for the implied conversations.

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