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Sat Feb 1, 2020, 07:41 PM

The Lincoln Project

Rick Wilson was on Bill Maherís show last night talking about this PAC that he and some other Republicans formed. Their goal is to prevent trump from getting reelected and Wilson said they are going to go real hard on this problem. George Conway and Steve Schmidt are also part of the PAC. Iím thinking of donating. What do you think?

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Cousin Dupree Feb 2020 OP
renate Feb 2020 #1
CaptYossarian Feb 2020 #3
Tech Feb 2020 #2
Cirque du So-What Feb 2020 #4
Cousin Dupree Feb 2020 #5
Cirque du So-What Feb 2020 #10
Big Blue Marble Feb 2020 #6
Cornell Engineer Feb 2020 #7
Cousin Dupree Feb 2020 #15
Hekate Feb 2020 #24
OAITW r.2.0 Feb 2020 #27
Hekate Feb 2020 #34
HarlanPepper Feb 2020 #8
scarletwoman Feb 2020 #9
Cornell Engineer Feb 2020 #11
scarletwoman Feb 2020 #12
Cornell Engineer Feb 2020 #13
Cousin Dupree Feb 2020 #14
Cornell Engineer Feb 2020 #17
Hekate Feb 2020 #22
LineLineReply +
struggle4progress Feb 2020 #21
In It to Win It Feb 2020 #16
UniteFightBack Feb 2020 #18
Me. Feb 2020 #19
Hekate Feb 2020 #20
Cornell Engineer Feb 2020 #23
Me. Feb 2020 #25
Cornell Engineer Feb 2020 #31
Me. Feb 2020 #36
Hekate Feb 2020 #35
dflprincess Feb 2020 #26
emmaverybo Feb 2020 #29
Cornell Engineer Feb 2020 #32
emmaverybo Feb 2020 #28
Joinfortmill Feb 2020 #30
JHB Feb 2020 #33
KY_EnviroGuy Feb 2020 #37
Wabbajack_ Feb 2020 #38
NCLefty Feb 2020 #39

Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 07:44 PM

1. personally I wouldn't focus on the fact that they're Republicans, but focus on their end goal

Also, all three of them have an amazing way with words, and are Republican so their words might have a little extra weight, so to me they seem like a good PAC to donate to.

They might be on the other side again someday, but today is not that day.

In fact, I might donate too. Thanks for this!

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Response to renate (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 07:51 PM

3. Sure, but they're Republican Classic. That's pre-Tea Party, before the insanity.

Let's just call them Americans first.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 07:49 PM

2. The enemy of my enemy?

He did kind of put down dems, but he never claimed to be one. I like a lot of his posts, but will follow cautiously.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 07:58 PM

4. It's your money

Personally, Iíd rather give financial assistance to candidates whose philosophy more closely matches my own. In my world, money is a finite resource. I believe republicans will find their own contributions just fine.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 08:03 PM

5. Their purpose is to see that trump doesn't get re-elected. That's my primary purpose too.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 08:07 PM

10. I trust our side to reach that goal

Republicans- retro or otherwise- not so much.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 08:03 PM

6. I think it is money well-spent.

I am thinking of donating as well. They are political operatives who have spent their professional
lives effectively communicating with Republicans and especially swing voters. They do
know how to reach these folks in ways our party has not always understood.

Frankly, I am glad we share the agenda to remove Trump and start to rebuild our Republlc based
on democratic principles.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 08:04 PM

7. Funny you should mention the Lincoln Project

 

I just signed up with their group last week. I have come to greatly admire Steve Schmidt and Rick Wilson. I believe their preferred economic policies are still wrong but I respect their hatred for President Putinpuppet and his cultist lemmings.

As a matter of fact, I just donated a few bucks a few hours ago as a sign of appreciation for their new attack ad on one of my state's senators...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpYCxV51bykhMY-wSUozQRg/featured

There's a very good chance that come this time next year Arizona will have not one but TWO Democratic senators.

Never thought I'd donate money to Republicans but as long as Fuhrer Drumpf's in office then the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Politics makes strange bedfellows, as they say.

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Response to Cornell Engineer (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 08:35 PM

15. Thanks. I just donated.

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Response to Cornell Engineer (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 09:42 PM

24. TY for the link, but have found the website easier to navigate. Link here!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 10:02 PM

27. Thanks Hekate!

My monthly donations are starting to really crank up. It will cost a lot of money for us to take back this bastardization of Democracy.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #27)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 10:40 PM

34. I dropped them $25 as a one-time donation and may do so again...

I am grateful for allies in this epic fight.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 08:06 PM

8. I thnk we need all the help we can get.

 

I too saw that panel on Bill Maher and wondered the same thing about donating. I like Rick, I think there may come a day when I don't, but I appreciate that he's taking the time to do it, and him making it clear they have no desire to influence the Dem primaries, and also plan to keep up the effort through election day.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 08:06 PM

9. I think it's better to use your donation money for Democrats.

I appreciate the work that the Lincoln Project is doing, but they are still, and will remain, conservatives.

Let wealthy never-trumpers fund them - I seriously doubt that they will be hurting for funding - and save your money for Democrats.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 08:11 PM

11. Not sure I agree

 

But nevertheless I also donated a little to Mark Kelly several days ago. But it's nice to have any help from the right that we can get and they sure do make some pretty effective political ads attacking Trumptard Republicans.

Methinks Commander Kelly is gonna kick her ass bigtime in November. If the Lincoln Project can help that happen then it's well worth a few bucks to me.

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Response to Cornell Engineer (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 08:18 PM

12. I suppose it depends on how much money a person has.

If you have plenty of $$ to spread around, then use it however and wherever you think it will do the most good.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 08:25 PM

13. I figure

 

that anybody who hates Trump can't be 100% bad.

It's not like the Lincoln Project is using donations to primary incumbent Republicans just to replace them with more traditional Goppers...they are using it to take down Trump Republicans plain and simple. They know full well that if they are successful Democrats will take their places. If they are willing to go to such an extent then I am willing to give them a few dollars to help them make it happen.

If we ever return to "normalcy" then we can go back to debating sane Republicans over economic, social and foreign policy like we used to and then we'll likely be facing off against guys like Schmidt & Wilson. But until then they stand solidly on our side of the fence and I welcome them as allies against an existential threat that Drumpf and his GOP represents.

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Response to Cornell Engineer (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 08:35 PM

14. Well said. Thanks. I just donated.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 08:47 PM

17. When I received their standard welcoming email

 

after signing up I sent them a response telling them Trump was like an acid that dissolves away people's outer facades to reveal their true inner nature...and it's not always pretty what gets revealed. I've lost a few old friends and now have some estranged family members who have embraced Trumpism and I'm sure many others here have as well.

During the Dubya and Obama years I probably despised 99% of all Republicans but in the last few years I've come to realize that there are some truly good Republicans who are decent people at heart but simply disagree on policies that best advance America which is what true patriots want on either side of the aisle. I've even come to respect and admire a few like Schmidt and Wilson for their honesty and their mutual hatred of Drumpf and his minions.

Maybe one day we can get back to having sane debates with these folks about which policies would best benefit a majority of Americans but that day is nowhere in sight for the time being. One step at a time and step one is to obliterate Trump and his followers. Anybody who can help make that happen is AOK in my book.

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Response to Cornell Engineer (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 09:10 PM

22. I think you're right about the "acid," & I think it's a variant of RickW's "Everything Trump Touches

... Dies." People who had decent public reputations in Washington are revealed as scum once they go to work for Trump.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 09:09 PM

21. +

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 08:36 PM

16. I just watch their ads on Youtube... Fuckin Amazing!

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 08:48 PM

18. If you have extra money and want to donate I say do it and I see you did! nt

 

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 08:54 PM

19. I Will Say This About THem

They will bring bullets to a knife fight and not think twice when it comes to that thing in the WH

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Response to Me. (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 09:06 PM

20. Amen

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Response to Me. (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 09:14 PM

23. Excellent point you have there

 

We Democrats aren't usually too good at attacking Republicans and are often better at attacking each other. I have no qualms about hiring gunslinging Goppers like Schmidt & Wilson to attack Trumptards since we Dems often can't shoot straight.

Now that I am an official card-carrying money-donating member of the Lincoln Project I may send founding member George Conway an email with a burning question I have for him...

Just how the hell does he avoid strangling his wicked witch of a wife???

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Response to Cornell Engineer (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 09:52 PM

25. Gunslingers Is A Good Description

and don't alienate regarding the wife thing

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Response to Me. (Reply #25)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 10:22 PM

31. Evil isn't sexist

 

and neither am I. I assure you if the two of them had reversed roles I'd be wondering out loud how she resists offing him.

Kellyanne is living proof that males do not hold a monopoly on vileness...although I will admit that they are a majority shareholder!

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Response to Cornell Engineer (Reply #31)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 11:40 PM

36. And What About Sarah Sanders

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Response to Cornell Engineer (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 10:43 PM

35. My personal theory about their marriage is they are Catholic, but also they have children...

He might be afraid of losing his kids.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 10:01 PM

26. I posted this a few days ago. It's an anti-McSally ad the Lincoln Project created

The ad is brutal, I loved it. It may help you make a decsion.





https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212922857

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #26)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 10:06 PM

29. Wowee!

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #26)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 10:34 PM

32. Last week Rick Wilson indicated on Morning Joe they were coming out with this soon

 

When I recently signed up to the Lincoln Project I told them I'd give them a few bucks when they released it. Made good on my promise earlier today after I first saw it.

Pretty sure that gal they have doing the voiceover has attacked Dems in the past. Hated her then but for some strange reason liking her a lot better today.

Dems picked a great candidate to run against her...

https://markkelly.com/

Thanks to soon-to-be two-time loser McSally we'll probably have 2 Democratic Senators from here in AZ soon. Hope she runs for the House in 2022 because Pelosi can never have enough seats in her caucus.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/senate/az/arizona_senate_mcsally_vs_kelly-6801.html

Keep up the great work, Martha! We Southwestern liberal hacks say "muchas gracias!"

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 10:04 PM

28. I say go for it. Right now we are absolutely on the same side and these folks are persuasive and

sometimes quite eloquent.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 10:10 PM

30. 👍

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 10:35 PM

33. Nononononononono. Donate to Democrats, donate to real allies

Rick and his pals don't need your money. They can get all they need from the sort of Republicans who voted for Johnson in 2016.

Put your money where it will do the most good, which is not with these guys who have bigger fish than you on speed dial and will shiv you in the kidneys at the first opportunity.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2020, 11:56 PM

37. Nope, no way. They can spend your money to fund Republicans.....

they want to see elected to help destroy our government.

We must always remember there are many millions or people that are suffering around the globe and much of it due to right-wing corruption and extreme austerity. Few if any Republicans, UK Tories and other right-wingers are sensitive to these needs.

That's why 100% of my meager funds go to Democrats and worthy charities........

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 12:20 AM

38. I saw one of their adds

It was shitty and wouldn't convince any fence sitting Republican to vote against Trump

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 09:06 AM

39. They have no constituency and no power. See: Log Cabin Republicans.

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