Long live The Lincoln Project

A video ad released by The Lincoln Project in late May features red, white and blue body bags making up a mosaic of the U.S. flag, which, when shown completely, looks like this:

Note that the U.S. body count from the novel coronavirus pandemic is now almost 133,000.

Is the enemy of my enemy my friend? And is the Democratic Party more anti-democratic than even the Repugnican Party?

The existence of The Lincoln Project — and its video ads, some of which are pretty fucking good and probably at least somewhat devastating to “President” Pussygrabber’s “re”-election chances, at least among independents and soft Repugnicans — makes me ask these questions.

The Lincoln Project, per Wikipedia, “is an American political action committee formed in late 2019 by several prominent Republicans and former Republicans. The goal of the committee is to prevent the reelection of Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. In April 2020, the committee announced their endorsement of Joe Biden, a Democrat, after Biden became the presumptive Democratic nominee.”

Don’t get me wrong; I’m not giddy that any Repugnican Lite (that is, moderate Repugnican) should support Repugnican Lite Hidin’ Joe Biden. That this is the case only demonstrates that Biden is far from being a progressive, but is another fucking DINO; indeed, if you’re as acceptable to so many Repugnicans as Biden is, you’re no fucking Democrat if by “Democrat” we’re talking about someone who actually is left of center.

I won’t be voting for Biden in November, although he’ll win all 55 of my state’s electoral votes anyway.

What I find surprising about The Lincoln Project is that here on the supposed left, it’s fairly verboten to criticize Biden, even though Biden is pretty fucking conservative and frequently publicly states his love for the Repugnicans.

We progressives are supposed to sit down and shut the fuck up unless we want another four years of Pussygrabber, you see. The Democratic Party — the center-right, sellout version of the party that we’ve seen at least since Bill Clinton was president — often isn’t democratic. And moreover, it’s often incredibly shitty at taking on its so-called Repugnican opponents.

By contrast, here is The Lincoln Project, a group of moderate Repugnicans, brazenly attacking the sitting Repugnican “president.” Take a look at some of The Lincoln Project’s video ads on YouTube here. (I could describe some of them, but you should see for yourself.)

As of right now, over the past six months, The Lincoln Project has produced more than 50 anti-Pussygrabber and anti-Repugnican-Party video ads. Seriously, The Lincoln Project is doing a much better job of taking down Pussygrabber and his fascist enablers (if you’re complicit in fascism, you’re still a fascist, in my book) than is the pathetic, afraid-of-its-own-fucking-shadow Democratic Party, “led” by Hidin’ Joe Biden. (Indeed, Biden’s “leadership” is so fucking great that the entire fucking party is as invisible as he is these days.)

Don’t get me wrong; I’m not about to become a moderate Repugnican, even though I’ve given The Lincoln Project a small donation because I love their work and certainly don’t mind helping the Repugnican snakes (redundant) to eat their own tails. Infighting among the Repugnicans is great fun, and I meant it when I just stated that thus far The Lincoln Project is doing a much better job of trying to take down Pussygrabber than is the beyond-pathetic Democratic Party. (I wouldn’t give the Democratic Party a fucking penny, by the way. Political donations must be actually earned.)

Politico recently ran a worthwhile piece on The Lincoln Project that includes this money shot:

… How has one renegade super PAC managed to trigger Trump and his allies so thoroughly? Part of it is surely frustration that a group of Republicans would issue a full-throated endorsement of Joe Biden. Part of it is skill: The Lincoln Project ads are slick, quick and filled with damning quotes and unflattering photos. But part of it might just be that Republicans are better at this than Democrats. Trump may sense that these ads are especially dangerous because they pack an emotional punch, using imagery designed to provoke anxiety, anger and fear — aimed at the very voters who were driven to him by those same feelings in 2016. And history, even science, suggests that might in fact be the case — that Republicans have a knack for scaring the hell out of people, and that makes for some potent ads. …

Yup. The Repugnicans indeed are much better at this — I’d say that the Democrats are too “nice,” but really, they’re just too clueless and testicle-free (and center-right themselves, just like so many Repugnicans) — so when that weapon of the Repugnicans is turned on one of the Repugnicans’ own (ostensibly, anyway), look out.

P.S. I didn’t really drive this point home, so I’ll do that now: Look at how freely The Lincoln Project goes against the incumbent “president” of its own fucking party (as well as other prominent members of its own party).

I do believe that The Lincoln Project has more freedom to do this than would any group that was equally critical of a sitting Democratic president and/or the Democratic Party as a whole.

So which party is more democratic? Which party allows dissent more than the other?

Not that I’ll ever become a Repugnican, but I’ll most likely never be a registered Democrat again, either.

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