Defiant Lincoln Project lays out 2022 ‘roadmap’ for Republican defeat
US President Donald Trump speaks during a retreat with Republican lawmakers at Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland, January 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

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A new ad delivers a familiar message.

The Lincoln Project has come under increased criticism of late, but its leaders continue to hold to its original mission: defeating Trumpism.

The 2022 midterms may be headed to a Republican wave, but The Lincoln Project promises to stand in opposition, promises co-founder Reed Galen.

“Republican leaders have turned their backs on America — putting power and ambition above service. They’ve spent this year implementing an authoritarian political agenda in an effort to subvert democracy in 2022 and 2024,” Galen said.

“The Lincoln Project’s mission heading into 2022 is simple and direct: Defeat the Republican Party and their candidates in key states and Congressional districts. There is no path forward for today’s GOP — there is no way out of the dark wilderness they’ve created. This is not a fight between right and left, or conservative and liberal. It is a fight for the future of America and preserving the chance to create her best future,” Galen contends.

A new ad from the Lincoln Project called “Roadmap” lays out the group’s strategy in the fight ahead.

“The Republicans know what they’re doing,” intones a gravelly-voiced male narrator, who outlines a list of charges ranging from fighting “vaccinations” and “smart approaches” to COVID-19 to “embracing violence and domestic terror tactics.”

The GOP’s goal, the spot argues, is to “pave the way for Trump’s return and a GOP takeover.”

“We’re the Lincoln Project, and we’re here to do one thing: Defeat them,” the narration continues, urging the like-minded to “join us in the fight.”

The new ad comes as other members of the group, including co-founder Rick Wilson, are actively defending the group’s continued relevance despite controversies of late.

“No one is here because it’s comfortable and fun or a great way to make new friends. We work a hard job against very tough people and bad guys who spend a lot of money attacking us and the individuals inside the Lincoln Project,” Wilson told Gary Fineout of POLITICO Florida. “Are we perfect? Of course not, and we own those mistakes, but what we do is fill a gap in the pro-democracy movement and we show people how to fight.”

See the full ad here:

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


29 comments

  • Ron Ogden

    November 29, 2021 at 10:22 am

    OMG, Gancarski, you can’t honestly think that reprinting every burp from this bunch of has beens and malcontents qualifies as journalism. Very, very few people in JAX, the Tampa Bay area, or anywhere else, for that matter, care what they say. Their time has come and gone.

  • zhombre

    November 29, 2021 at 10:33 am

    What a bunch of grifters, liars and quislings to the left-wing Democrats. They belong in the ash heap.

  • PeterH

    November 29, 2021 at 11:27 am

    With three million members…..the Lincoln Project remains the largest and most viable “never again Trump” organization. This group realizes that leaders like Trump and DeSantis are a direct threat to our Democracy and idiots like Marjorie Taylor Green and Matt Gaetz are just farts in the breeze of American politics!

    • zhombre

      November 29, 2021 at 12:04 pm

      LOL. You are a prime example of one of the gullible supporters mentioned in the comment below. The direct threat to our democracy is the money-grubbing liars and propagandists of Lincoln Project and the media quislings who asserted the Russian collusion rubbish.

  • William Robbin

    November 29, 2021 at 11:54 am

    The Lincoln Project has come under increased criticism of late, but its leaders continue to hold to its original mission: defeating Trumpism.

    More accurately this would read: The Lincoln Project has come under increased criticism of late, but its leaders continue to hold to its only mission: making money off gullible supporters .

    It is safe to say that had The Lincoln Project gotten involved in NJ governor race the Republican candidate would have won. Just like in Virginia.

    At this point they aren’t even trying to change anyone’s mind, their ads (like this one) at aimed exclusively at supporters. Ironically I can’t think of any PAC that is more Trump -like than The Lincoln Project. They aren’t his opponents. They mimic him for their own selfish purposes.

    The only difference between Trump and The Lincoln Project is who they are looking to con and manipulate into supporting themselves

  • PeterH

    November 29, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Gerrymandering is a tool in the arsenal of Republicans grip on power. They will use it to win back the House ….. their intent is to install a half dozen Trump insurrectionist!

    Here is something for you to consider …. our Republic is dependent on regional representatives voting for President of the United States. FACT: in the past 50 years of Presidential elections the GQP has won the popular vote exactly once! Bush2’s second term ….. Americans voted for incompetent Bush2 hoping he would clean up the international war messes he created! Bush2 failed miserably and CRASHED THE ECONOMY on the way out the door. There is a real vacuum of conservative leadership in today’s Republican Party of Stupids!

    • Tom

      November 29, 2021 at 12:43 pm

      Peter H you know nothing.

      The Dems controlled the House of Reps for 40 straight years. That’s gerrymandering. 40 Years. From Eisenhower to Clinton.

      1952 to 1992, 40 straight years. That’s corruption. You are an idiot.

      Go suck your thumb.

    • zhombre

      November 29, 2021 at 1:10 pm

      Yeah, right. And the hacks and grifters in the Lincoln Project will rectify all that, filling that leadership vacuum, reinstating the Vichy Republicans as the subordinate partners in the govt duopoly.

  • Tom

    November 29, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Peter H you are ill.
    It is disgraceful that FP and Politico FP ran this garbage. Appalling.

    Weasel peter h you and your organization are failures. You spent $500,000 and lost with your racist tiki torches in VA. No reason to oppose Younkin excerpt hate. McAuliffe is corrupt as Lincoln.

    Schmidt and Wilson are losers as yourself Weasel. Bitter hacks that are cut off by RNC. They gave us the McCain and Romney debacles.

    FP is awful to promote this self serving garbage Org. You are promoting racists.

    AG do you ever ask questions?

    I guess the hate is endless. Promote the hate.

    To be clear they will fail with America’s Governor. DeSantis will roll you all.

    What a joke Lincoln is .

  • John Barton

    November 29, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    This only proves that the Lincoln Project is on the right track.

    The Republi CON Party now consists of lairs, cheats, frauds and insurrectionists dedicated to overthrowing Democracy and instituting Autocracy and Fascism.
    Lies, deception and demagoguery are the policy du jour of the Reds.

    They would overthrow the govenment by coup d’ etat rather than submit to the will the people in a completely fair and honest election.

    They are represented by xenophobes, plutocrats and Oligarchs who want nothing more than to give over control of Democracy to dictators and corporations

    We need much more like the Lincoln project to call our the pathological liars and psychopaths who want to destroy Democracy

    • William Robbin

      November 29, 2021 at 3:22 pm

      This comments only proves that the Lincoln Project is on the right track to creating a bunch of paranoid cult like supporters.

      They are competition with Trump for who can manipulate and prey on their supporters fear and prejudices more, As of this writing The Lincoln Project is winning. By far.

    • Tom

      November 29, 2021 at 3:38 pm

      John, Did weasel peter h pay you, you fool.

      Please, we are hoping for the same lack of success as in 20 and 21 in VA.
      Thanks for the racist tiki torches attacks that backfired. Brilliant!!

      Way to urinate $500,000 for the Clinton hack McAuliffe. Can’t make stupid up.

      Memo: The Repub won in a state plus 10 Dem you fool.

      Lincoln is licking racist bootstraps.
      As is the weasel H.

      America’s Gov will finish them off!
      Big re elect.

      50 seat GoO House pick up.

      No Lo Contendre
      LMAO.

  • Rev phil

    November 29, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    Rebublicans are the Dum asses.’ they spread misinformation , and half truths. Trump was the WORST President in the History of the United States of America.

    • Tom

      November 29, 2021 at 4:58 pm

      Coming from the fake cloth!
      Feel free to view any metric you dumb ass. It’s not even a comparison.

      40 yr inflation runaway.
      More Covid dead under #46 in 21 than #45 in 20.
      Afghan debacle, worst blunder in 50 yrs. complete joke.
      Biden accomplished nothing to date.
      3.5% unemployed 18,19,20 under #45.

      Feel free to say your prayers you loser.

      • Ocean Joe

        November 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm

        Tommy, the “fake news” is reporting unemployment at its’ lowest level since 1969….that would be lower than #45….
        and the market is at an all time high.
        Biden got a transportation bill passed, Trump couldn’t
        Biden got us out of our longest war, Trump didn’t….
        Bamboozler Alert!

        • Tom

          November 29, 2021 at 7:50 pm

          Bull jive award alert from ocean Joe.
          Unemployment is at 4.6%, you idiot.
          It was 3.5% in 17,18 & 19. You are drunk. It’s not the lowest ever, are you mental.

          He got infrastructure with 19 Repub. Senators. 13 Repubs in the House saved It. Pelosi didn’t have the votes. Unlike the corrupt Dems who never work with Repubs unless you do everything they demand. They held up the two Covid bills for weeks In the midst of the pandemic. People were starving.

          Please ocean you are not in my league. I wiped the floor with your Manchurians. TJB, Alex, have you visited him? Frankie, weasel H.

          LMAO.

    • PeterH

      November 29, 2021 at 5:07 pm

      Republicans are living up to Republican Bobby Jindal’s “Party of Stupid”….. it’s built into their nature! See Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Green, Ron DeSantis, Ronald Reagan, Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott and Donald Trump has failed incompetent leaders. All stupids🙀

      • zhombre

        November 29, 2021 at 6:05 pm

        What? No Bushes!? LOL.

      • Tom

        November 29, 2021 at 6:24 pm

        Go read Sesame Street.
        Put on your Elmo slippers.
        Ask mommy for a ride around the block.

        This GOP ain’t the party of Schmidt & Wilson.

        Bottom up GOP, party of people.
        Working people, middle class, working class, blue collar. Asians & legal Hispanics. Not like you pathetic Lincoln predator advocate.

        You are a liar peter H Weasel.
        2 million illegals crossing in.

        Like Reagan, America’s Governor is leading by example. Conservative conscience, making a difference in all Floridians lives.

        Go get your milk and cookies.

      • Ocean Joe

        November 29, 2021 at 6:32 pm

        Pete, you done it now. I thought you were ‘woke.’ You left out Louie Gohmert.

  • Tom

    November 29, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Are you serious Joe?
    That’s the best you have?
    Smart ass times 3x.
    Did Manchurian chief J D write your dissertation. What a crock of crap.

    But you did reference Trump a few times. So let get this straight.

    A 100 year pandemic and as
    If any President would have a grip.
    Buy you liberal fools pretend like you know. In record time they produced everything.

    Regardless, what ever you think, operation warp speed prepped and laid foundation for record time with vaccines. Full stop! Biden & giggles said don’t take it, remember.

    You do need mental review over your hostility to shuffle board and elderly. Neither I qualify for.

    You trash Trump but reference Biden.
    Biden destroyed everything. Really blaming Trump for spending and inflation. The first spending bill was held up by your favs, Pelosi & Schumer. The second one was held up by your favs Nancy & Chuckles. Nancy demanded it be be put off til Dec of 21. People were starving for benefits, she refused Both votes were bi partisan. But Nancy, Chuckles & sleepy Joe weren’t satisfied. They passed on partisan votes there $1.9 trillion in March, stuffed with pot luck sprinkles for unemployed and kids. Thats where the inflation and supply chain mess is you fool.

    You really ate foolish, much more than I realized.

    As usual like a broken record, you all scream Trump, Russia, Jan 6.

    Look at your record since Jan 20.
    It’s horrible. Every measure, metric.
    I don’t need false ingestion to overvalue my car. But I do need businesses to produce in our country all spare parts for manufacturing. Trump was bringing business back to USA.

    You haters are pathetic. You support foreign countries over your own.

    Ocean you have to much water between your ears. Get that doc visit first for your mental hostility.

    This clown show is unbelievable.

    As for Lincoln Org, as this is what they are about. Wilson’s bullying won’t stop America’s Governor and will add a few more points to his blow out win.

    Read and weep.

  • Ocean Joe

    November 29, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Tom, you’re welcome for the tip about pickle ball. I know you can master it.
    Now when did Biden or the Cackler ever tell anybody not to get vaccinated? I stand by the ageism. Take your pills.
    How about your investment portfolio, what is that worth today vs. Jan 20? The market hit a record on 11/19.
    The shuttered economy doesn’t open completely till we have covid under some kind of control. And by far the best way: vaccines. And the Republicans have gone to war against them under the guise of freedom and choice in the face of a contagious public health emergency. It’s one thing to oppose, another to throw up roadblocks which will have lethal, avoidable consequences. Attack science, sell Fauci t-shirts, that will fix it. What have you got against the Trump vaccine?
    Trump’s assholian personality would have come in handy with the clog in the supply chains, and Buttigieg’s paternity leave while that was going on doesn’t float with me.
    I did not mention Russia nor Jan 6, though both topics demonstrate how dangerous your hero was. Work on the canned answers, the cut and paste routine is tiresome.
    Inflation is going on world wide.
    Trump destroyed our soybean growers and provided Brazil with a whole export crop to supply China and destroy the Amazon jungle at the same time…a twofer for rightwingers! Tom, it’s OK, he won the trade war-Against the American public. Who paid the tariffs? We did.
    Legislation delay, be sure the GOP had absolutely nothing to do with it.
    Merchants are reporting banner sales, but supplies are limited, so order your pickle ball racket soon.

    • Ocean Joe

      November 29, 2021 at 8:15 pm

      “A 100 year pandemic and as
      If any President would have a grip.” says Tom.
      Gee, how come one of the first things Trump did via John Bolton was eliminate the pandemic response team from the NSC?
      Maybe a president DID have a grip, and even a waiting playbook, and Trump, having avoided hiring all the Never Trump Republicans, surrounded himself with nincompoops who ignored it.

      • Tom

        December 1, 2021 at 7:03 pm

        None of the POTUS’s past or future would have a grip on a 100 yr pandemic.

        There was no equipment, no masks, no gowns. He started, began at zero.

        I know your shocked that Obama or Clinton didn’t leave anything in the underground vault at the WH. Nor Bush.

        You are a fool.

  • Tom

    November 29, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    That’s more crock bout the NSC. Bolton is a complete fraud. Now you quote Bolton.

    That’s rich on Trumps team. Bidens team is pathetic. Giggles, mayor Pete, granholm, garland. Clown show.
    You are delirious. That’s all you do is talk trump.
    It’s been a year. Biden’s in charge, he hasn’t named a FDA commish yet. Is that Trumps fault.

    There was no pandemic supply chain. The shelves were empty, they built everything from. Scratch. Masks, gowns, ventilators, vaccines.
    More people died under Biden in 21compared to Trump in 20. Warp speed is legendary due to him.

    You are sick with Trump hate. What bout the fraud, sick corrupt Hunter? He makes the trump kids look like angels.

    I really don’t care what you say. Trump, Russia hoax, Jan 6, that’s all you know.

    And you say I cut and paste. Spare me. Call and find Alex. Take peter h for walk.

    DeSantis will wipe the floor with all of you!

  • Tom

    November 29, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Please continue with this mental therapy, you and rest suffer from Trump derangement. Like I said earlier. VA was plus 10 Dems, it flipped plus 2 Youngkin/Repub. That’s a disaster for Dems.

    Extrapolate that across the country. That’s 50 “new net” GOP House seats. But keep on talking Trump,Russia,Jan 6. Please!

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