Lincoln Project

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The “Lincoln” Project (note term to be an oxymoron, see below), also referred to as the clown crew,[1] is a bigoted,[2] sexist,[3][4][5] liberal[6] group of TDS-infected RINOs and former Republicans who are obsessed with opposing President Donald Trump and anyone who supports him. Comprising of moderate Republicans, neocon backers, former conservative leaders and McMasterites, their website headline is "Dedicated Americans Protecting Democracy"; note that the U.S. is a constitutional republic and not a simple democracy.

The Lincoln Project used nondisclosure agreements to prevent employees from publicizing misconduct by one of its officers. "Leaders of the Lincoln Project, the anti-Trump media venture, came under fire on Thursday night from six former workers demanding to be released from nondisclosure agreements in order to talk about John Weaver."[7]

With secret liberal supporters, the Lincoln Project raised $87 million in the 2018-2020 cycle.[8]

According to the fake news liberal media, the "Lincoln" Project is a "conservative group"[9][10] founded by "conservative"[11][12][13][14][15] critics of Donald Trump.

After releasing an ad entirely misleading to the point of being "censored" by the liberal platform Facebook,[16] the project release a headline whining over their obvious lies being exposed.[17] Even the extremely biased, left-wing PolitiFact rated the major claim made in the advertisement as "False".[18] However, the liberal site has still refused to face-check nearly all of the group's most outrageous claims.[19] Media Bias Fact Check also makes zero mention of the group's worst lies, giving a glowing review and marking their factual reporting as "Mixed" when most of the claims made have been proven to be outrageously false.[20]

Left-leaning Wikipedia has refused to accurately cover the sheer number of lies spread by the group.[21]

President Trump has accurately referred to the group has the "Loser's Project".[22]

The group has been duped by Proud Boys imposters who are actually Iranians interfering the 2020 elections in Biden's favor.[23]

Members

Four of the founding members of the group wrote an op-ed on the New York Slimes in mid-December 2020.[24] It was reported that they apparently had tax troubles.[25]

George Conway

George T. Conway III, the bigoted Never Trumper husband of Kellyanne Conway, was among the founding members of the "Lincoln" Project after consistently exhibiting signs of acute TDS. Supposedly superior on moral grounds compared to Trump, Conway called moderate Republican representative Elise Stefanik "trash" and shared a fake photograph of her.[26] He has even asserted a toxic attitude towards his wife,[27] and attacked Melania Trump for defending her son Barron from a crude remark made by liberal hack Pamela Karlan.[28] He has referred to the Trump Administration as a "s***show in a dumpster fire".[29]

Conway announced in late August 2020 that he would step down from the group to focus on family matters[30] after his daughter Claudia had ranted as a social justice warrior on TikTok in the manner of a modern whiny teenager.[31] Kellyanne stepped down from her White House position as well.[32]

Rick Wilson

Co-founder Rick Wilson is an establishmentarian who in 2015 publicly incited violence against Trump.[33]

John Weaver

Despite the group repeating the Russian collusion hoax in falsely accusing Trump of having ties to Russia,[34] co-founder John Weaver was a foreign agent for the country.[25][35]

Despite having a wife and two children, Lincoln Project cofounder John Weaver admitted on January 15, 2021, that he sent "inappropriate" sexual messages to multiple men. He apologized and subsequently resigned from the group in disgrace after many complained, as confirmed by this tweet by New York Magazine and HuffPost contributor Yashar Ali:

The number of gay men I know who have a "John Weaver DM'd me and made me uncomfortable" story is astounding. An overwhelming number of men have been made to feel this way.

Weaver is a former aide to Never-Trumper, RINO John McCain.

Steve Schmidt

Steve Schmidt, a RINO shill for the homosexual agenda who served as a staffer for the late neocon John McCain, was among the founding members of the group. He falsely claimed in late 2019 to be a Republican when he had already left the party and registered as an independent.[36] A bigot, he harshly attacked Sarah Palin after she had called him out[37] for betraying conservative Republican values; unsurprisingly, the liberal media that had been extremely biased and sexist towards Palin in 2008 was none too quick to side with Schmidt.[38] Schmidt also has also blamed Donald Trump for Palestinian extremism and attacked evangelical Christians.[39]

On February 12, 2021, Steve Schmidt abruptly announced his resignation from the Board of the Lincoln Project amid reported scandals about the organization.[40]

Michael Steele

Former RNC chairman Michael Steele, a former conservative known currently for his outspoken opposition to President Trump, joined the "Lincoln" Project in late August 2020.[41] Like Schmidt, he is an anti-Christian bigot who has attacked evangelicals.[42][43]

Jennifer Horn

According to The Hill, co-founder Jennifer Horn, a former chairwoman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, requested:

an immediate ‘signing bonus’ payment of $250,000 and a $40,000 per month consulting contract.” That came after she asked in December for “a board seat on the Lincoln Project, a television show, a podcast hosting assignment, and a staff to manage these endeavors [to] establish immediate and long-term financial security.[44]

The Lincoln Project announced in early February 2021 that it parted ways with Ms. Horn.

Oxymoronic terminology

It's important to note that the left-wing group naming themselves after President Abraham Lincoln is an oxymoron; their fierce opposition to President Trump/his bold policy decisions and sheer desire to see him removed from office nearly parallels that of the Democrats' hatred toward Lincoln (so much so that they were willing to split America in two and start a civil war over Lincoln's election). Their stance against Trump matches what early Democrats asserted about the 16th president of the United States:[45]

He is evidently a person of very inferior character.
...
Those who vote for the president’s re-election are traitors.

He is universally an admitted failure, has no will, no courage, no executive capacity.

There is a strong feeling among those who have seen the president, in the way of business, that he lacks practical talent for the job. It is thought that there should be more readiness.

Lies/slanders

The following is a list of extreme lies, slanders, and blatant falsehoods promoted by the group:

  • January 9, 2020—The "project" attacked evangelicals and fundamentalist Christians for their general strong support for Trump, taking several quotes out of context.[2]
  • January 13, 2020—The "Lincoln" Project released an ad attacking Sen. Cory Gardner, making false claims:[46]
    • "Why do the polls show you headed for humiliating defeat?" — a poll from Public Policy Polling is cited; the organization is known for their inaccuracies and favoring Democrats.
    • "The only thing you'll [Gardner] fight for is Trump. You're just another Trump servant." — Gardner had announced in early January 2018 that he would oppose Trump nominations to the DOJ unless then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions would reverse a marijuana crackdown.[47] In addition, he had voiced opposition to Trump in 2016.
    • "...putting Trump over Colorado every time... on healthcare, our environment, and honesty." — Gardner has championed bipartisan conservation efforts, and later successfully spearheaded the Great American Outdoors Act.[48] Furthermore, he has not sided with Trump on every issue.[49]
  • January 28, 2020—The group attacked Republican interim Sen. Martha McSally, with the following misleading/false points:[50]
    • "Martha McSally, Arizona rejected you in 2018..." — while the final results of the 2018 U.S. Senate election in Arizona showed McSally losing to Sinema by a narrow margin,[51] there had potentially been election fraud, as the former initially was leading on the election night before hundreds of thousands of votes were "discovered".[52] Such cases were prevalent during the 2018 Midterms overall.
    • "...and you [McSally] know why. You were too close to Donald Trump." — many conservatives in 2018 countered that McSally lost due to previous opposition to Trump and thus lost a certain degree of support.[53]
    • "And you [McSally] lost. Badly!" — McSally had only lost by less than three percentage points in a very tight race.[51]
    • "There's a reason your poll numbers are dropping, fast." — The ad cites Public Policy Polling, consistently known for left-wing bias, skewed and/or improperly weighed samples, low sample sizes, and high margins of error.
    • "...People like John McCain. And Barry Goldwater. Senators that served Arizona. People of courage. Toughness. They stood for what was right, no matter the political risk. And they are remembered as American heroes." — McCain betrayed fellow POWs left in Vietnam, fought to cover up evidence of such, and attacked those who brought up his actions.[54]
  • May 6, 2020—The group released a thirty-second ad attacking Sen. McSally once again, making false claims:
    • "Why. Why aren't you [McSally] leading?" — McSally was a proponent of the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program covered in it to provide relief for Americans hurt by the CCP pandemic.
    • "Why aren't you helping?" — This claim is outrageously false; McSally had paused campaign fundraising in April, donated her salary to charity, and volunteered to deliver care packages to health care workers.[55][56]
    • "Why won't you put Arizona first? Why won't you fight Trump's Wall Street bailout?" — the ad was likely referring to the Republican-led CARES Act, which even PolitiFact admitted was not an outright bailout for only large corporations.[18]
  • July 17, 2020—The group released a malicious ad attacking Ivanka Trump for supposedly being uncaring and indifferent towards the struggles of Americans amidst the CCP pandemic, even ridiculously comparing her to Marie Antoinette;[3] the ad used sexist tropes[4][5] that would have been condemned across the board such that they were ever directed towards any female Democrat, yet far-left "news" outlets such as Raw Story sided with the egregious smear.[57] Furthermore, it's important to note that the president's daughter doesn't get paid for working at the White House out of a personal choice.[58]
  • July 29, 2020—The PAC released an egregious attack on RINO senator Susan Collins:[59]
    • "Susan Collins never stands up to Donald Trump." — Collins opposed Trump's candidacy in 2016,[60] and has continuously opposed him during the latter's presidency on countless issues, including Betsy DeVos, abortion, Obamacare repeal efforts, immigration, tariffs, the border wall, withdrawing troops from the Middle East, judicial nominees, regulations, executive war powers against Iran, etc.[61] Following this particularly outrageous assertion, the group was referred to by Guy Benson as the "clown crew".[1]
  • October 2020—The PAC set up defamatory and vile billboards on Times Square portraying Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as touting coronavirus deaths, including those in New York; the group is currently being threatened with a lawsuit by a lawyer representing the couple.[62] It's important to note that most of the coronavirus deaths in New York were due to the incompetence of Andrew Cuomo, who directly caused the death of thousands of seniors. In addition, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, who serve as advisers to the president, play no direct role in directing coronavirus relief nor writing public health policies, making the attack egregious and erroneous.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Guy Benson bashes 'clown crew' Lincoln Project over ad calling Susan Collins 'Trump Stooge'
  2. 2.0 2.1 The MAGA Church
  3. 3.0 3.1 New
  4. 4.0 4.1 #WarOnWomen: Lincoln Project Attacks Ivanka Trump in Quite Possibly the Most Sexist Political Ad Ever Made
  5. 5.0 5.1 Debra Saunders: Anti-Trump Republicans Show Dysfunctional Love for the GOP
  6. Super PACs | OpenSecrets
  7. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/11/us/politics/lincoln-project-john-weaver.html
  8. https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00725820/?cycle=2020
  9. New ad from conservative group criticizes Sen. McSally
  10. Conservative group's ad garners angry Trump tweet
  11. George Conway and other prominent conservatives call for ‘expeditious’ impeachment probe
  12. George Conway, other conservatives, launch Lincoln Project super PAC to 'defeat Trump'
  13. Trump conservative critics launch PAC to fight reelection
  14. George Conway, Trump conservative critics launch PAC to fight re-election
  15. Conservative Trump critics attack McSally in new attack ad
  16. Multiple references:
  17. THE LINCOLN PROJECT SLAMS FACEBOOK CEO, MARK ZUCKERBERG, FOR CENSORSHIP HYPOCRISY
  18. 18.0 18.1 Lincoln Project’s “Mourning in America” ad critical of Trump misleads on bailouts
  19. Latest Fact-Checks on Lincoln Project
  20. The Lincoln Project - Media Bias Fact Check
  21. The Lincoln Project - Wikipedia
  22. “Take a Look at That Guy. The Guy’s a Stone Cold Loser” – TRUMP GOES OFF on George Conway and his “Losers’ Project” of Disgruntled Never-Trumpers (VIDEO)
  23. Nolte: Useful Lincoln Project Idiots Spread Iran’s Anti-Trump Misinformation
  24. We Are Republicans, and We Want Trump Defeated
  25. 25.0 25.1 Two references:
  26. Two references:
  27. Toxic George Conway Publicly Shames His Wife Kellyanne Over Trump, Ukraine and Biden
  28. Two references:
  29. Kellyanne Conway’s Husband: The Administration is Like a Sh*tshow in a Dumpster Fire (AUDIO)
  30. Kellyanne Conway Stepping Down at the White House to Focus on Family
  31. Kellyanne Conway’s daughter Claudia reacts to her mom’s resignation
  32. Kellyanne Conway Leaving the Trump Administration to Focus on Her Family
  33. Lee, Tony (October 28, 2015). GOP Establishment’s Rick Wilson: Donor Class Must ‘Put a Bullet in Donald Trump’. Breitbart News. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  34. Fellow Traveler
  35. Multiple references:
  36. Steve Schmidt Claims to be ‘Republican’ in NYT; Renounced Membership in 2018
  37. Sarah Palin Accuses Steve Schmidt and Nicole Wallace and Steve Schmidt of Sabotaging McCain Campaign
  38. Two references:
  39. Schmidt on Israel Embassy Move: There Is Blood on Trump’s Hands
  40. https://thehill.com/homenews/news/538703-lincoln-project-co-founder-resigns?rl=1
  41. Multiple references:
  42. Two references:
  43. Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele calls evangelicals who support Trump 'the biggest phonies of all'
  44. https://thehill.com/homenews/news/537640-lincoln-project-co-founder-jennifer-horn-leaves-organization
  45. Some nasty anti-President quotes to offer perspective
  46. Cory Gardner - Do Your Job
  47. GOP senator rips Sessions over marijuana policy
  48. S.3422 - Great American Outdoors Act
  49. Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump - Cory Gardner
  50. Martha McSally Is A Trump Hack
  51. 51.0 51.1 Arizona Senate Election Results 2018
  52. It Is Not Over, Arizona Election Results Being Audited For Election Fraud (Warning: Tweet(s) within article contain foul language)
  53. Mark Levin Says McSally Refused to Go on His Show, Didn’t Want to be Tied to Conservatives – Then Lost to a Marxist
  54. McCain Was No Maverick on POWs
  55. Multiple references:
  56. McSally Delivers Care Packages to Tucson Health Care Workers
  57. Ivanka Trump ripped by the Lincoln Project: ‘Can’t feed your kids? Let them eat cake’
  58. Two references:
  59. Trump Stooge
  60. Susan Collins: I'm not voting for Trump
  61. Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump - Susan Collins | FIveThirtyEight
  62. Multiple references:

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