The Lincoln Project (aka Grifter Project) Out to Destroy Trump’s Friends in the Senate

“The stated goal from the beginning was to defeat Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box and to call out his enablers.”

(Reed Galen, of the Lincoln Project doesn’t just hate Trump, he hates you, his voters.)


Surely you’ve seen their anti-Trump ads and maybe figured they were just a bunch of Dems.  Well, they aren’t, they are disgruntled supposed Republicans out to destroy Trump (and Trumpism!) and are being led by Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway’s hubby George Conway among others.

The Dems dream team: Steve Schmidt, from left, John Weaver, Rick Wilson and George Conway. Weaver worked for John McCain.


It isn’t just Trump they are after, but are amassing millions of bucks (surely from Dems) to buy ads against prominent Republicans.

It is kind of disgusting that they call themselves the Lincoln Project (Lincoln was a Republican), but according to the New York Post, NRO has renamed the PAC—the Grifter Project.

Here is what The Hill reported today:

Lincoln Project expands GOP target list, winning Trump ire

The former GOP operatives behind The Lincoln Project are expanding their list of Republican targets, infuriating allies of President Trump’s and national Republicans scrambling to preserve the GOP majority in the Senate.

In addition to a relentless negative ad campaign against Trump, the group has so far spent more than $1.3 million attacking Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), who is among the most vulnerable GOP senators up for reelection. That’s by far the most they’ve spent on any Senate candidate.

Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings reveal The Lincoln Project has also targeted more than a half-dozen other Republicans up for reelection in 2020, including Sens. Cory Gardner (Colo), Martha McSally (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), John Cornyn (Texas) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.).

The group is running ads in support of Democratic Senate candidate Steve Bullock in Montana and independent Al Gross in Alaska, who are seeking to unseat Sens. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), respectively.

Biden Republicans!

Reed Galen, a strategist for the group, told The Hill that “the Senate map has expanded” and that off-cycle Senate Republicans “shouldn’t believe their day won’t come.” The Lincoln Project has invested very small amounts in ads going after Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.).


The Lincoln Project is taking heat from Republicans for backing challengers to blue-state GOP senators and moderates, such as Collins, who voted against Trump’s efforts to repeal ObamaCare. Galen defended the attacks, saying they’ll target anyone who they believe has inadequately fought back against Trump.

“The stated goal from the beginning was to defeat Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box and to call out his enablers,” Galen said.

“These senators we’ve gone after are not conservative Republicans in any classical sense of those words … they should have T’s behind their names, not R’s.”

The group’s senior members were well-known Washington Republicans before they turned to electing Democrats. The team includes lawyer George Conway, the husband of White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, as well as veteran GOP operatives and strategists Rick Wilson, Steve Schmidt and John Weaver.

Republicans working to reelect Trump and maintain the majority in the Senate are hitting back, alleging that the former GOP operatives are “grifters” who have taken up electing Democrats because they lost their cushy establishment jobs when Trump was elected.

More here!

How is that for sickening!

Makes you wonder if they were Dems all along (while ‘advising’ the likes of John McCain) to assure that Rs were defeated.

I guess I need a new category for posts like this one—how about political rats?

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11 thoughts on “The Lincoln Project (aka Grifter Project) Out to Destroy Trump’s Friends in the Senate

  1. I give the Democrats a pass because they have been basically anti-American for many years. However, if Savage is correct that Liberalism is a Mental Disease, then these pretend Republicans abusing the name of Abraham Lincoln are sick beyond any imagination. The alternative is a level of ignorance beyond which this patriotic and dedicated Republican can understand or even wants to understand.

    We are at the end of Obama’s dream of transforming American into a socialist, communist state and only President Trump can restore and preserve our great country. Apparently these Never Trumpers don’t care or don’t understand.

    Ann, I hope you get a number of similar responses, and it would be great if you could forward them to this alien group of former Republicans. They certainly are entitled to have their own opinions and viewpoints but it is disgusting that they abuse the name “Lincoln,” and perhaps even be a part of the destruction of the GOP and/or the America we have know for over 240 years.

    1. Thanks for your good comment. I suspect many readers here agree with you and me, even if they don’t chime in!

  2. Hello Ann,

    I am particularly drawn to this sentence of yours:
    I guess I need a new category for posts like this one—how about political rats?

    First of all, the photo of the “rat” is great – keep it.
    As for the name for your new category: Dem0Rats2020

    The digit between “Dem” and “Rats” is a ZERO
    The “2020” figure – well … you called it better than anyone:
    “The year from Hell”


    1. Thanks Dave, I guess we are definitely thinking along the same lines, but I have never been quick enough to come up with clever phrases.

  3. These advisor types are all about money. Trump showed what a giant waste of time and money their entire enterprise is. They conned the hapless Jeb Bush into spending a hundred million dollars to get three delegates for Godsake. It is that and that alone that explains their insane hatred for Trump.

    He demonstrated their irrelevance. He will continue to do so.

  4. They are more disgusting to me than the worst of the Dems because they are two-faced while telling 60 million dedicated Trump voters they are wrong. I find them despicable and clearly hypocritical for maintaining they are Republicans while behaving as if they have no understanding how dangerous the current situation is to our freedom. Perhaps they just don’t care as it appears they are driven by hate.

  5. Weld Republican “chiming in”. Just joined the Lincoln Project! None of you commenters want to “chime in” on the grifting of the Trump appointees, the continual lies including after fact checking showed Trump lied (such as the statement that increased positives due to increased testing), the lack of response on rising white supremecist terrorism, etc.

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