Lincoln Project

Abraham Lincoln

The Lincoln Project is an American political action committee (PAC) formed in late 2019 by former and current Republicans. During the 2020 presidential election, it aimed to prevent the re-election of Donald Trump and defeat all Republicans in close races running for re-election in the United States Senate. In April 2020, the committee endorsedDemocratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Strategies

The Lincoln Project’s output has been prolific in terms of both tweets and videos. The group’s ads sometimes made use of comedy, as in the ad Trumpfeld (a spoof of Seinfeld), in which laugh tracks are laid over segments of a Chris Wallace interview with Trump,and in Nationalist Geographic (a spoof of National Geographic), which mocks Trump as “Impotus americanus,” “the most corrupt of its species.”

Joanna Weiss of Northeastern University‘s Experience magazine wrote in Politico that most of the Lincoln Project’s ads “pack an emotional punch, using imagery designed to provoke anxiety, anger and fear—aimed at the very voters who were driven to (Trump) by those same feelings in 2016”, citing scientific research indicating that fear-mongering ads might be effective with Republican voters. Project co-founder Reed Galen described the strategy as “(speaking) to Republican voters with Republican language and Republican iconography”

The Lincoln Project was criticized by former Romney campaign staffer Oren Cass, who described it as “a group of political operatives who are not conservatives.” Writing in The Atlantic, Andrew Ferguson described the ads as “personally abusive, overwrought, pointlessly salacious, and trip-wired with non sequiturs.” Rich Lowry, writing for the conservative publication National Review, described the Lincoln Project’s stated goals as “self-serving tripe, as a glance at the insult-filled Twitter feeds, op-eds, and cable appearances of the principals instantly demonstrates”, and described the group’s advertisements as being “clearly meant to garner retweets rather than to speak to on-the-fence voters.” Jeet Heer wrote in The Nation that “To the extent that the ads articulate any political vision, it is a desire to return to the hard-line military aggression of the George W. Bush era.” Heer also wrote in March 2021: “The ineffectiveness of the ads should be no surprise. Twenty twenty was a polarizing election… In that environment, the Lincoln Project made the wrong arguments to the wrong voters”, and described the group as a “successful scam”.

In addition to targeting the Washington media market and thus Trump himself, the project has also targeted swing states like Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, and has spent money against Republican Senate candidates in Arizona, Iowa, Montana, and other states. As summarized by Lenti after the election, “we were focused on Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia. […] We were looking at college-educated women, suburban women, older men.”The project has identified a faction within the Republican Party which seems to disenfranchise African American voters as the Jim Crow caucus.

Fundraising and expenditures

OpenSecrets, which tracks money spent on politics, reported that the Lincoln Project raised $87,404,908 and spent $81,956,298 during the 2019-2020 election cycle. $51,406,346 came from individuals who had donated $200 or more. (An earlier estimate was $78 million from its creation until the November 2020 election.) By the end of March 2020, it had raised $2.6 million in contributions. Its fundraising substantially increased in subsequent months; from July to September 2020, the Lincoln Project raised $39 million.The group started out with few major donors; as of October 2020, about 39% of contributions to the group came from small donors ($200 or less). This is an unusually high proportion of small-dollar donors for a super PAC; most super PACs are almost exclusively funded by wealthy contributors. The top contributors are classical musician and Getty family heir Gordon Getty ($1 million), Stephen Mandel ($1 million); and the Sixteen Thirty Fund ($300,000). Six-figure contributions came from Hollywood producer David Geffen, investor John Pritzker and financier Jonathan Lavine. Other major donors include Silicon Valley investors Ron Conway, Michael Moritz and Chris Sacca, financier Andrew Redleaf, Walmart heiress and philanthropist Christy Walton, Martha Karsh (who is married to billionaire financier Bruce Karsh), and Continental Cablevision CEO Amos Hostetter Jr.As of May 2020, the group’s expenditures were mostly in producing, buying, and placing ads. OpenSecrets, a campaign-finance watchdog group, wrote at the time that (like most PACs) most of the Lincoln Project’s money had gone to pay subcontractors, “making it difficult to follow the money” to vendors, and that “almost all” of the money raised had gone to firms run by the group’s board members, specifically Galen’s Summit Strategic Communications and Steslow’s Tusk Digital. $50 million of the $90 million raised went to firms controlled by the group’s leaders, according to a February 2021 AP News report. The Lincoln Project eventually grew to an organization of over 40 employees and over 60 interns.

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“PEACEFULLY AND PATRIOTICALLY”

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Bigly: Donald Trump Drops First Political Ad On Truth Social, HUMILIATES Joe Biden

Bigly: Donald Trump Drops First Political Ad On Truth Social, HUMILIATES Joe Biden

May 9, 2022

I am not sure what to make of Truth Social yet. Rumors are that Trump encouraged Elon Musk to purchase Twitter and, once it happened, expressed contentment to stay on his own platform instead of hopping back ogver to his tens of millions of loyal followers.

Time will tell what happens with all of this social media rejiggering. One thing is certain, though, and that’s the fact that Donald Trump is laying the foundation for one of the most epic political comebacks in history.

Hyperbole? Not if you consider the fact that he got impeached twice and has had his fellow patriots deemed the worst extremisst in history. He ahd his Twitter account delerted – while still functioning as the Commander-in-Chief. They hate Trump. They hate all of us.

And that is what makes this ad so sweet and delicious. In fifty-eight glorious seconds, Trump exposes Joe Biden, the Democrat machine, and every single one of the actual voters who cast a ballot for Sleepy Joe as utter fools. Enjoy:

“Weak. Unprepared. Incapable. Unstable.”

If those aren’t four words summarizing Biden and his entire administration, I don’t know what could do it better.

When I watched the ad for the first time, and knowing it was from Trump, I expected something different. This isn’t Trump’s style at all. What I mean by that is…there wasn’t any Trump. No speeches, no ooh rahs, just a montage of bumbling, fumbling, stumbling Joe Biden as he slips going up stairs, stammers through speeches, and whispers creepily for what feels like forever.

The big question still remains: What is Donald Trump going to do in 2024? Perhaps an equally exciting question is what will Trump do in 2022? After all, Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) suggested that Donald Trump would be the next Speaker of the House come the red wave in November. This idea has existed since Joe Biden was inaugurated.

Is there a downside to Speaker Trump? I can hardly see one. If Trump thrives on visibility, what better way to be a gigantic thorn in the left’s side by grabbing the gavel from the corrupt and vile Nancy Pelosi, and then showing up everywhere in media and television to say Trumpish things regarding Brandon and Kamala. The idea that he could sit behind Joe Biden at the next State of the Union would probably be reason enough to make Covid come back, just so that the SOTU would have to be held virtually.

One thing is for certain, though. Democrats are going to get trounced in the midterms. Trump has always been politically savvy for himself, but now he might be getting savvy for the entire MAGA movement. This ad serves one purpose: Reminding voters to remove Dems from office in November. Joe Biden is the figurehead for the entire failed experiement of Demcorat control.

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Trump Shares His Thoughts on Transgender Athletes Competing in Women’s Sports

Trump Shares His Thoughts on Transgender Athletes Competing in Women’s Sports

Trump Shares His Thoughts on Transgender Athletes Competing in Women’s Sports

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In an interview this week, former President Donald Trump called out transgender athletes competing in women’s sports. 

“How much do you think the cancel culture, woke debate, is now beginning to really damage the Democrats? And I’ll give you the example that’s been raging recently, this whole issue of transgender athletes in sport, for example. Women’s sport. Lia Thomas, the swimmer. I think it’s grotesquely unfair,” Morgan said.

“It is,” Trump agreed.

“You can support trans rights to equality and fairness, but also understand that what’s going on in sport is inherently unfair and unjust and unequal. Is that your position?” Morgan added.

“People see it and they won’t put up with it,” Trump responded. “They had a weight lifter where the record was, for 11 or 12 years, and they’d put a half-an-ounce on each side, the woman would lift – a guy comes along and breaks the record by numbers you would never –”

“Boris Johnson came out recently and said that he would ban biological males, people born with biological male bodies who transition – he would ban them from then competing in women’s sport,” Morgan said.

“Good.” 

“Do you agree with that?”

“I do. I do. I agreed with that long before anybody else,” Trump said. “I think it’s ridiculous and it’s sad and it’s bad for the Democrats because they’re not going to do that.”

Trump then slammed biological male swimmer Will “Lia” Thomas, who competed against women for the University of Pennsylvania and recently won first place in the NCAA women’s championships, as Rebecca covered.

“A woman is somebody that swims at a certain time and doesn’t get beaten by 38 seconds by somebody that wasn’t even a good swimmer as a male,” he said.

In the same interview, Trump slammed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, saying that Queen Elizabeth II should revoke their royal titles, as Townhall covered. To recap, in 2021, Harry and Markle left their royal duties and moved to California and sat down with Oprah in an explosive interview where they discussed the British royal family. 

Weeks later, the couple made headlines weeks later when Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, passed away at age 99. Markle did not attend his funeral.

“I’m not a fan of Meghan. I’m not a fan. And I wasn’t right from the beginning,” Trump told Morgan. “I think poor Harry is being led around by his nose.”

Trump added that he predicts Harry and Markle’s marriage will end “bad” and told Morgan that he disagrees with the Queen for not removing their titles.

“If you were the Queen, is it of the stage now, would you remove their royal titles?” Morgan pressed. 

“I would,” Trump said. “The only thing I disagree with the Queen on, probably one of the only things ever, is that I think she should have said ‘if that’s your choice, fine, but you no longer have titles. You no longer have – and frankly, don’t come around,’” Trump said. He added that Harry has been “disrespectful” and an “embarrassment” to the country.

Source: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2022/05/01/trump-transgender-athletes-n2606492

INVASION OF YOUR GOD GIVEN FREE WILL! HACKED BY EVIL! 9 APRIL 2022 [Rumble Video]

God Says Ministries the House of Fire is a one man ministry and was founded in 2009, when I had a radical experience in the Presence of God. Bringing the Prophetic Word in Season and out of Season. God Says Miniseries the House of Fire, is also a Evangelist ministry to the Nations where ever God calls me.
I run in the Office of a Prophet, but I am whatever God wants me to be in the moment of Time. The Prophet, the Evangelist, the Pastor, the Teacher, the Dishwasher, the Woodchopper, a Father to Orphans or the Ear that listens…
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“Pressed Down, Shaken together and Running Over.”
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Patel Patriot-Devolution Was Strategically Planned By Trump & The Military To Take Back The Country

Patel Patriot-Devolution Was Strategically Planned By Trump & The Military To Take Back The Country
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Patel Patriot begins the conversation explaining what devolution is and why Trump and the military went in this direction. The elections were stolen and they military caught them all doing it. Once the truth comes out that the [DS] cheated in the election the government will become incapacitated and the military will step in. The military will most likely be deployed around the country to control the rioting. The military will take control until a decision is made of who the president really is by following the constitution.

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Fear Of Donald Trump Kept Putin From Invading Ukraine. Here’s How Trump Pulled It Off

Fear Of Donald Trump Kept Putin From Invading Ukraine. Here’s How Trump Pulled It Off

BY: JOHN RATCLIFFE AND CLIFF SIMS

MARCH 03, 2022

John Ratcliffe served as the 6th U.S. Director of National Intelligence. Cliff Sims served as U.S. Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Strategy and Communications.

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IMAGE CREDIT WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY SHEALAH CRAIGHEAD

IMAGE CREDIT WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY SHEALAH CRAIGHEAD

Trump not only successfully deterred Russia from acting against Ukraine, he effectively deterred a lot of bad behavior across the planet.

Author John Ratcliffe and Cliff Sims profile

JOHN RATCLIFFE AND CLIFF SIMS

A recent Harvard-Harris poll found that 62 percent of Americans believe that Russia would not have invaded Ukraine if Donald Trump were still in the Oval Office. As former senior intelligence officials under President Trump, we agree with that view.

Russia invaded Georgia in 2008 when George W. Bush was president. Russia took Crimea in 2014 when Barack Obama was president. Russia has now invaded Ukraine with Joe Biden as president. However, when Donald Trump was president, Russia did not seize territory from any of its neighbors.

During his four years in office, Trump not only successfully deterred Russia from acting against Ukraine, he effectively deterred a lot of bad behavior across the planet. He focused on ending America’s foreign wars rather than launching new ones. At the same time, he brokered the Abraham Accords to expand peace in the Middle East.

The exercise of American power to deter adversaries is a complicated business. It involves a mix of military, economic, political, and diplomatic strategies and actions that together communicate the costs of threatening U.S. national interests.

Ultimately, the art of statecraft boils down to whether a president projects American strength that deters adversaries, or projects American weakness that emboldens our adversaries. 

So how did Trump succeed in containing Putin while the Russian autocrat has run wild with others in the White House? Why was he so successful at spreading peace elsewhere? We believe the long answer begins with these ten ways that Donald Trump projected American strength and kept the bad guys in check:

  1. Rebuilt the American Military
  2. Crusaded for American Energy Dominance
  3. Set the Tone by Launching Surgical Missile Strikes in Syria in Early 2017
  4. Developed Strong Relationships with Middle Eastern Nations Based on Mutual Interests
  5. Was Ruthless with the Taliban While Winding Down the Afghanistan War
  6. Crushed the ISIS Caliphate
  7. Demonstrated a Consistent Willingness to Take out the Bad Guys
  8. Stood Up to China
  9. Strategically Used Unpredictability as an Asset in Foreign Affairs
  10. Advanced Tough Russia Policies and Provided Lethal Aid to Ukraine while Maintaining an Open Dialogue

Each of these points are worthy of unpacking in-depth, but there are several that illustrate the dramatic difference in approach between Trump and Biden, starting with Afghanistan.

When President Trump initiated the process of ending America’s longest war, senior officials huddled in the Situation Room to discuss tactical challenges on the ground. The president reminded the group of America’s humiliating withdrawal from Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War, and said we must do whatever it takes to leave in a safe, orderly, and dignified way. When military leaders bemoaned the costs and logistical challenges of bringing home our equipment, the president said that he did not care if it was a helicopter or a styrofoam cooler. If it had an American flag on it, it was either coming home or getting destroyed to keep it from falling into the hands of our enemies. He vowed that we would leave on our terms, or we would not leave at all. 

Tragically, President Biden’s approach – which included the decision to abandon the strategically important Bagram Air Base prior to the evacuation – cost the lives of 13 American servicemembers and led to the Taliban parading victoriously through Kabul with billions of dollars of American combat equipment. The administration’s stunning incompetence – detailed in an official U.S. Army report – made the United States look weak and vulnerable on the world stage, and Putin was watching.

The world took notice when Trump ordered the killing of Iranian terrorist general Qassem Soleimani, who had operated with impunity throughout the Middle East until the U.S. military sent two Hellfire missiles through his vehicle. As a candidate for president, Biden released a statement condemning the righteous attack as a “hugely escalatory move” that brought us to “the brink of a major conflict across the Middle East.” This, of course, proved to not be the case, but it illustrated Biden’s unwillingness to do what it takes to establish credible deterrence. 

This principle of deterrence applies across the globe, which explains why the Chinese military has sent a record number of airplanes into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone since Biden took office.

To the specific case at hand, Trump was much tougher on Russia than the media have led people to believe, while Biden has been far softer. 

Trump deployed such aggressive sanctions against Russia that President Obama’s Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called them the toughest in history, and he withdrew from one-sided treaties that hamstrung the U.S. while Russia violated the terms.

Biden has taken the opposite approach, appeasing Putin by handing him his top two geopolitical priorities on a silver platter. He unconditionally extended the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, allowing Russia to continue building tactical nuclear weapons while constraining our ability to modernize. And while Trump imposed sanctions to stop Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline in its tracks, construction was allowed to resume when Biden took office.

President Trump understood the power of building American energy dominance. By slashing onerous regulations, Trump sparked an American energy boom that ensured we would never be reliant on any other nation to meet our energy needs. Geopolitically, America’s increased export capacity reduced Putin’s leverage over our European allies, who depend on Russia for 40 percent of their gas and more than a quarter of their oil.

Trump approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline at home and shut down Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Eastern Europe. Biden reversed both decisions, meaning he has been harder on America’s energy producers than he has been on Russia’s. To add insult to injury, as the Russian army pushed into Ukraine, Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry hoped aloud that “President Putin will help us to stay on track with respect to what we need to do for the climate.”

Vladimir Putin’s appetite for expansion did not wane during the four years Trump was in office, and the world was not just miraculously a safer place. Bad actors like Putin simply knew that they had to restrain themselves or deal with the consequences. In nearly every way possible, President Biden has weakened the United States and our allies and empowered Putin. As a result, Russia is on the march, even as the Ukrainian people have inspired the world with their courage and resilience. And in the wings, America’s greatest threat – Xi Jinping’s China – waits, and watches.

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Trump: Biden Admits 2020 Election May Have Been Fraudulent

President Donald J Trump

AND HERE’S WHAT I REMEMBER Joe Biden saying.

“We put together I think the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history American politics“ – Joe Biden

“Quote” “We put together I think the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history American politics” – Joe Biden

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday said President Joe Biden questioned the 2020 election results “in his own very different way.”

During a rare press conference on Wednesday, Biden said the upcoming midterm election results could be “illegitimate.”

“President Biden admitted yesterday, in his own very different way, that the 2020 election may very well have been a fraud, which I know it was,” Trump said in a statement released by his joint fundraising committee Save America.

“I’m sure his representatives, who work so hard to make it look legit, are not happy,” he added.

Biden on Wednesday was asked whether he believed the 2022 election will be conducted fairly and its results legitimate.

“Well, it all depends on whether or not we’re able to make the case to the American people that some of this is being set up to try to alter the outcome of the election,” said Biden, taking a stance for which Trump has been vilified by the left and the mainstream media.

The former president and his allies have said that Biden prevailed in 2020 due to voter fraud in several key battleground states.

Later, during the press conference Biden was asked whether the 2022 election would be “free and fair” if some state legislatures reformed their voting protocols.

“Oh, yeah, I think it easily could be — be illegitimate,” the president said.

Biden said the legitimacy of the midterms could depend on whether Democrats passed their voting legislation — which was blocked by Republicans on Wednesday evening.

The bill would have implemented election reform demanding federal “pre-clearance” from the Justice Department before states and localities could change voting regulations — a power the Constitution left to the states.

Biden and fellow progressives have insisted that states — largely GOP-led ones — are making it harder to vote, particularly for minorities.

Republicans say states simply are tightening requirements to improve the voting process and its accuracy so there are fewer problems going forward.

Reference https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/2020-election-trump-biden-fraudulent/2022/01/20/id/1053245/