Lincoln Project ad ties Republican Senators to ‘the most dangerous President’
Screen shot from "The Choice," a commercial from The Lincoln Project.

Rick Scott
Commercial goes after Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, and other Republican Senators.

Republican U.S. Senators including Rick Scott and Marco Rubio are accused of loyalty to “the most dangerous President in U.S. history” no matter the cost, in the latest The Lincoln Project ad.

The never-Trumper group’s new 60-second commercial “The Choice” pulls no punches. It offers blistering condemnations of President Donald Trump, starting with his hurried effort to put another conservative on the Supreme Court before the election, then on the coronavirus crisis, unrest in America, racial hatred, and other topics.

“The Choice” accuses Republican Senators of abandoning America in the pursuit of power and loyalty to Trump. As the commercial does so, photos flash by of Republicans in the Senate, including Scott and Rubio.

The commercial doesn’t stop there. It also goes after Trump’s supporters in general.

“He encourages violence and trades in division and hate,” the narrator declares. “His supporters know this about him. They just don’t care. They can’t be shamed. But they must be stopped.”

The Lincoln Project did not initially release any details about when, where, on what platforms, or how often the commercial would be playing.

The Lincoln Project is a group of once-prominent Republicans working to defeat Trump and those who support him.

“The choice for Americans in this election could not be more clear,” Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, stated in a news release. “In their blind support of Donald Trump and his reelection, these Senators are no longer hiding that their loyalty is to the Republican party, not the American people.”

The title and the opening shots, leading to the gallery of photographs of the Senators, suggests the commercial is about Trump’s upcoming choice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the Republican Senators’ willingness to help him.

But there is only cursory reference to the Supreme Court choice, and it’s not directly stated. In the end, the commercial suggests “the choice” refers to voters’ decision between Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, whose picture appears in the closing seconds.

In between comes body-blow rhetoric. Besides images of Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and the Republican Senators, the commercial replays scenes of angry White nationalists and other disturbing images, mixed with images of Ginsburg supporters.

“Trump and his dangerous allies have pushed America to the breaking point,” the narrator says. “And now, in a desperate power grab, they’re willing to tear this country apart. The loyalties of the Republican Party are unmistakable. They’re no longer hiding it. We know their names. They don’t stand for principle or precedent. Their only loyalty is to power, position, and their leader, to remake America in Trump’s image, no matter what the cost.

“Our rights, our freedom, the future of our nation, these are all just obstacles in their pursuit of unchecked power. All in the service of the most dangerous President in U.S. history,” the narrator continues. “A man responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans, who encourages violence, and trades in division and hate.”

Scott Powers

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at [email protected]


6 comments

  • James Robert Miles

    September 25, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Excellent ad but it won’t matter to Trump’s loser and sucker followers who are like Trump, are out to turn the U.S. into a fascist state. All minority groups, Black and brown people, retarded people, LGBT people and all pro choice woman will NOT be welcome in Trump’s America. This SOB MUST BE DEFEATED or what is left of the U.S. as a democracy will exist NO MORE! Forget your Social Security and Medicare as the U.S. deficit is larger than ever before and they will have to steal your money in order to pay down this huge deficit. His sheeple and minions don’t care if the A-hole becomes the first U.S. dictator, they simply don’t care about this country anyway. They are apparently too stupid to see the direction that Trump is taking them. Most of the so called religious ministers support Trump as well but this has always been about the blind leading the blind and stupid. With Trump, the U.S. is on the ropes and he has Not made America great again, just more racist and ignorant. We can only hope that the voters will see Trump for what he really is, a divisive, racist, Nazi out to destroy what ever America once stood for. TRUMP MUST BE DEFEATED!!

  • Edward Freeman

    September 25, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Once again The Lincoln Project lets Sens. Scott and Rubio off light for their complicity in the murder of a quarter-million Americans. Too bad, Scott holds the record for the biggest murder and the biggest thief in Florida history.

    The Lincoln Project is usually described as a group of prominent former-Republicans, rather than a group of once-prominent Republicans.

  • Sonja Fitch

    September 26, 2020 at 1:22 am

    Nazi Ricks track record is that of killing for money! Rubio is just stupid and scared ! Vote Blue ! Vote Democrat up and down ballot!

  • Ocean Joe

    September 26, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Watch the National Press Club dinner where Obama lambasted then private citizen Trump about his plans to run for president. Trump is sharing a table with Rick Scott. Every time Obama zinged Trump, Scott has to look at Trump to see how Trump will react before Scott can react.

    Marco is trapped. He knows how dangerous Trump is, and probably, quietly, hopes Trump will lose, but the stench from the fumes of Trump’s felonious conduct will linger into the next election cycle and the Trumpsters will replace Marco, big hands and all.

    They are both worms writhing in the froth of Trump’s hatespeech undermining the election while denying they ever heard it.

  • Sonja Fitch

    September 26, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Omg the goptrump cult is dangerous to our democracy ! But the Supreme Court nominee is in a Catholic cult that mainstream Catholics do not claim! Wtf! Vote Blue! Vote Democrat up and down ballot !

  • Sonja Fitch

    September 27, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Can you imagine our Nazi rick has stepped up and offer legislation to help
    Trump cheat. Remember nazi rick!

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