The Lincoln Project leaves Trump-weary conservatives wanting

Months ago complainants were made to the Chair and the Board of Directors of the California Republican Party that several delegates were openly advocating the defeat of President Trump and participated in an organization that wants to defeat seen GOP U.S. Senators.  To this date it appears not a single hearing has been help, no Board resolution of censure has been made and these folks go around the country saying they are leadership in the California Republican Party and oppose Donald Trump.

“Or rather, they offer another false choice. “As Republicans, will you stand with Trump, or will you stand with, and stand up for, America?” they write in the op-ed. “Will you protect democracy or protect a single person and his family?” A great deal of Republicans find that Trump actually serves their interests. To be sure, many of them are voting for Trump in spite of their complete distaste for him and precisely because Joe Biden does not serve their policy interests at all.

The Lincoln Project has found no way to encourage a vote for Biden on the grounds of conservative policy interests. It hardly tries, not even mentioning the Democratic candidate’s name in the op-ed. Instead, it’s Trump or “the country.” That’s not convincing.”

Why is the California Republican Party Board of Directors SILENT on the Pro-Biden delegates?  Ask them to explain.  If this is OK today, then in 2022 if delegates oppose the GOP nominee for Governor and support Newsom, there is nothing that can be done to them.

The Lincoln Project leaves Trump-weary conservatives wanting

by Jeremy Beaman, Washington Exaniner, 10/21/20  

President Trump and the Lincoln Project founders agree on one thing: This is the most important election of our lifetimes.

Of course, they agree — they are trying to marshal votes! The higher the stakes, the stronger your case, right?

That’s why the project’s founders penned an op-ed for the Washington Post, directed toward their kindred career Washingtonians in government and the “consultant and lobbying class,” and tried putting the fear of God in them. “The time for choosing is at hand. Will you choose a republic or an autocracy?” they implore.

Autocracy? You mean like Cuba, Russia, and China, where dissenters are poisoned and imprisoned? Where there are no perceivable checks on executive power? There is no intellectually honest way to look at Trump’s first term, ridiculous behavior, executive actions, erratic governance and all, and walk away thinking that Trump has propagated and thrived in that kind of environment.

Is there really no case to be made against Trump that does not require the generation of false choices and daft characterizations? But, of course, the false choice helps raise the money, and the Lincoln Project is in the business of raising money.

Perhaps the project’s founders took their analysis from the Washington Post itself, which editorialized in August that Trump’s “assaults on the U.S. media and courts” are among the things that “threaten to degrade what has been the world’s strongest democracy while offering a model for budding authoritarians around the world.”

Trump hates the media, but he loves them too. They duel and call each other names and always come back for more. Trump says the media are an “enemy” as he invites them into the White House. During a one-month period over the summer, he took 700% more questions than Joe Biden. If that is an authoritarian assault, what language is left to describe the arrest and imprisonment of journalists or something like the murder of Jamal Khashoggi?

For liberals, filling federal judgeships is an authoritarian “assault on the courts.” Putting Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court is an assault on the court. Trump, who was duly elected, can achieve neither without the Senate, whose members were duly elected. What is authoritarian about that?

These will be seen as glowing defenses of Trump. They are really a rejection of a strategy that, in order to inflate the stakes artificially, suggests the president is something he isn’t and that he can’t be in this country. It’s a strategy that disregards the institutions that have checked Trump for four years, and would continue to do so were he re-elected, and disregards the reasons why people support the president altogether. The Lincoln Project’s founders just turn their heads on those questions.

Or rather, they offer another false choice. “As Republicans, will you stand with Trump, or will you stand with, and stand up for, America?” they write in the op-ed. “Will you protect democracy or protect a single person and his family?” A great deal of Republicans find that Trump actually serves their interests. To be sure, many of them are voting for Trump in spite of their complete distaste for him and precisely because Joe Biden does not serve their policy interests at all.

The Lincoln Project has found no way to encourage a vote for Biden on the grounds of conservative policy interests. It hardly tries, not even mentioning the Democratic candidate’s name in the op-ed. Instead, it’s Trump or “the country.” That’s not convincing.

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.

Comments

  1. I have seen their garbage on Instagram!!! IT IS ALL BASED ON LIES…. THEY ARE A DISGRACE… SPREADING THEIR HATEFUL VICIOUS LIES….
    LINCOLN PROJECT SHOULD BE TRASHED!!!!!

  2. Rico Lagattuta says

    I agree with bkaur but add that the Board of directors of the Republican Party too should be trashed!

  3. Mary M Cunningham says

    No money to them.

  4. It is interesting tht far too many Republicans who state the represent the party are willing to openly trash the Party candidate, or remain silent when they are confronted about tossing the trash with the rest of the garbage.

    The state party needs a house cleaning. Either they are willing to back the standard bearer and stop trying to “work a deal” with Democrats and then get crushed or they need to leave.

  5. Raymond Slack says

    I was anti Trump before the Lincoln Project came along. It’s good to see there are other Republicans who aren’t selfish, fake Christians. On my ballot, I am voting Republican across the board on initiatives. As for representatives, the Republican candidates who distant themselves from the hypocritical Trump Crime Family got my vote.
    Don’t be afraid to have dignity.

  6. Way too many Americans do not realize how far the Communist Party has not only taken over the DNC but has several Rinos in bed with them. Since the Government re-education system was taken over by the
    federal Government during the Carter Administration many people today do not truly understand the true advantage we have with the “Capitalist” system versus the Socialist/Communist system. If the DNC/CPUSA takes full control this next election the “poor mes” will get hit between their eyes with reality.

    • ONTIME HYAK says

      The real R’s need to work much harder to push the RINO out of the closet and over to the left side of the aisle…the stench of the closet libs is gross…..

  7. They call themselves the Lincoln project to project the image of integrity. They are quite the opposite. In reality they want to maintain their share of the graft/ corruption pie. They are both losers and traitors. There is no room for them on either side and are currently regarded by the communist democrats as useful idiots.

    • Raymond Slack says

      I am a useful idiot. A Republican with integrity, not a fake Christian.
      This comment will likely get removed as have many of my other comments on this State Run Publication. Talk about fake news.
      Pot calling the kettle.

  8. Ed. Amen!

  9. Here’s how it works…..democrats have nor understanding today about Democracy, inalienable rights, rule of law, freedom of choice, law and order, tax and spend restraint, how and why America is exceptional or why America seeks providence…..they practice politick over civics and make symbolism over substance a priority…….other than giving America away without asking, calling them the Amerikan DNCommunist party seems to fit……………..

Speak Your Mind

*