The first thing you should know about the Lincoln Project is that they are no different from the far-left, despite their claims of being “true conservatives.” Sure, they might have some differences regarding policy, but these people prioritize the promise of plaudits from progressives over promoting conservatism.
Stuart Stevens, another relic of the neocon establishment GOP who became a leader in the Lincoln Project, posted a tweet announcing their next attempt to cling to some semblance of relevancy. They are compiling a database of political enemies with the intent to prevent them from having a post-Trump career. It is the type of action that the left has been calling for over the past year.
“At @ProjectLincoln we are constructing a database of Trump officials & staff that will detail their roles in the Trump administration & track where they are now. No personal info, only professional. But they will be held accountable & not allowed to pretend they were not involved,” Stevens wrote.
At @ProjectLincoln we are constructing a database of Trump officials & staff that will detail their roles in the Trump administration & track where they are now. No personal info, only professional. But they will be held accountable & not allowed to pretend they were not involved https://t.co/DkpxpaWaWB
— stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) January 9, 2021
I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that these people are mimicking the tactics of the progressives whose affection they continue to pine for like a spurned simp still hoping his crush will notice him. If they want to find a home on the left, it’s not enough to simply register as a Democrat like Steve Schmidt, another leader of the Lincoln Project.
Members of the group seem to believe that if they embrace authoritarianism, people like AOC might finally accept them. But this is not their first foray into their realm of Marxist methods. They also used their platforms to threaten lawyers working with a law firm representing team Trump in challenging the election results. (See: Law Firm Withdraws From Representing Trump Campaign After Lincoln Project Goes Full Stalin)
But here’s the big secret: The Democrats will never truly accept members of the Lincoln Project. Sure, some in their ranks might be willing to give them the time of day, but the overall left-wing movement will not give them the recognition they crave.
Moreover, the group might be dealing with a scandal that will make them even more unattractive to the left. As RedState’s Sister Toldjah reported, author Ryan Girdusky publicly alleged that John Weaver, another prominent member of the Lincoln Project, was grooming young men for sex.
“Maybe I should start talking about one of the founding members of the Lincoln Project offering jobs to young men in exchange for sex… his wife is probably interested,” he wrote.
Maybe I should start talking about one of the founding members of the Lincoln Project offering jobs to young men in exchange for sex… his wife is probably interested https://t.co/vAtUS9aPPl
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) January 9, 2021
Unfortunately, this latest effort will be yet another failed attempt to curry favor with the Democrats and their media activist allies. But most concerning is that the people they plan to target might have a harder time furthering their careers if these people place targets on their backs.
There is also the inevitable reality that they will not stop at attacking only those who worked under the Trump administration. What’s to keep them from targeting those who work for GOP lawmakers they don’t like as well? Exactly how far do they plan to go with this? Hopefully, the Lincoln Project’s smear campaigns work just as well as their doomed efforts to earn the left’s love. But if not, conservatives will need to look for ways to fight back.
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