The left-wing grifters at The Lincoln Project seek to fuel the alleged feud brewing between former President Donald Trump and Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
After the Nov. 8 election, the group, which sells itself as holier-than-thou, Cheney-Kinzinger-style Republicans, seemed to endorse DeSantis for president in 2024.
On Thursday the group issued a tweet that said “TIRED: Trump, WIRED: DeSantis.” That followed a tweet that said, “They’re turning on you, Donald.”
The “tired” tweet came with a commercial whose voiceover says, “It’s hard to watch, isn’t it, Donald? Ron DeSantis betrayed you to become a star … by stealing your act,” the ad begins.
Of course, there are no examples of how DeSantis did this.
The ad continues, “Winning straw polls and fans, they’re running to Ron. And Ron’s running against you. You made him, and he betrayed you. He’s laughing at you, running against you. He’s taking everything from you. And by the time you fight back, it will be too late. Sad.”
Given their dismal track record of picking and backing candidates, this might be the kiss of death for DeSantis, if he opts to run for president in 2024.
But in reality, for all its failures, the one thing the Lincoln Project does best is needle Trump, and their intent here is that gullible Republicans will go along.
In fact, the group, which may be best known for one of its founders, John Weaver, trolling for sex with young men by offering them jobs, including one as young as 14, made clear it is no fan of DeSantis either.
In a tweet on Friday, the group highlighted a New York magazine article about the Republican in-fighting, saying, “Don’t be fooled. DeSantis is a more polished, but equally evil, version of Trump.”
This ad and hint of support for DeSantis is clearly a ruse, as Townhall.com columnist Micah Rate noted, in pointing out the Lincoln Project’s hatred for DeSantis.
“The political ad is just another troll job by The Lincoln Project to foment division between President Trump, who has teased a 2024 presidential campaign announcement next Tuesday, and DeSantis, the most popular Republican governor in the country. But not only is this ad focused on creating a rift between DeSantis and Trump, it seeks to divide Republican voters,” he wrote.
“Let the record show The Lincoln Project is no fan of Ron DeSantis. The grifters of the organization have said that ‘Ron DeSantis is turning Florida into an authoritarian state’ and ‘Communist East Germany.’ They have called him a ‘mean-spirited, spiteful little man.’ They lied about and criticized his leadership and rapid response to the devastation of Hurricane Ian in an attempt to score political points. A simple Twitter search reveals even more attacks.”
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“In reality, The Lincoln Project may fear Ron DeSantis more than Donald Trump.”
Rate concluded, “Regardless of what happens in the coming weeks following President Trump’s presumed presidential announcement event on Tuesday, regardless of whether Ron DeSantis runs for president or not, Republicans should not allow an outside, non-GOP organization like The Lincoln Project to dictate their support for a candidate.”
“The mission of The Lincoln Project is not to help the country, ‘preserve democracy,’ or support ‘true conservative’ candidates. It’s to make as much money as possible, elect Democrats, and divide the Republican Party and its voters. Don’t take the bait.”
Of course, the way The Lincoln Project operates, it’s wading into this dust-uo between Trump and DeSantis is just another way to separate liberals and left-wing Republicans who hate both men from their money.
By the way, another founder of The Lincoln Project is in hot water.
According to the Daily Caller on Friday, the wife of Steve Schmidt took out a restraining order against him as the couple goes through a divorce.
And typical of The Lincoln Project’s commitment to conservative values, Schmidt, who did resign from the group last year, was last seen working on the senatorial campaign of Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan, who was thumped by Republican J.D. Vance.