Lincoln Project ad goes for gold, skewers Republicans in ‘Coward Olympics’

Kevin McCarthy shows perfect form in the '1,000-meter downhill moral collapse.'

The Lincoln Project celebrates The Olympic Winter Games with a new ad skewering congressional Republicans for participating in Washington’s 2022 “Coward Olympics.”

It’s the latest tongue-in-cheek campaign to attack Republicans who continue to promote falsehoods about the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, stand up for Donald Trump’s “big lie” that the 2020 General Election was stolen, and falsely claim that Joe Biden is an illegitimate President.

Explicitly named in the minute-long spot are House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. One part shows “muli-medalist D.C. veteran” McCarthy dodging questions in a Capitol hallway while the voice-over describes the move as “showing perfect form” in an Olympic-style “1,000-meter downhill moral collapse.”

“Kevin McCarthy is a colossal tool bag with the political prowess of a slug,” said Rick Wilson, co-founder of The Lincoln Project. “Some ads are more fun to make than others, and our team had a really good time showing what a eunuch Kevin McCarthy actually is.”

“Coward Olympics” comes as the Republican National Committee (RNC) voted this week to censure GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for sitting on the House Select Committee formed to investigate the Jan. 6, 2020, riot at the U.S. Capitol. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has denounced the censure, saying, “that’s not the job of the RNC.”

The ad starts running digitally at RNC Headquarters and the Capitol Complex in Washington. It will continue all weekend on broadcast TV, during the Sunday political shows, Fox News, and local stations covering Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach — Trump’s home base — and Bakersfield, California, all day Sunday.

Lincoln Project, the anti-Trump group made up of mostly traditionally conservative Republicans, is best-known for flooding television and the internet with snarky, sarcastic ads targeting Trump and other Republican candidates supporting the former President.

To watch “Coward Olympics,” click on the image below:

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  • politics

    February 11, 2022 at 10:57 am

    yea politic ads seem to be rub their nose in it and oh look at the sin they did. never what they are going to do or the ideas they have it is all a con.

  • Ed

    February 11, 2022 at 11:06 am

    Inside the Lincoln Project’s ‘toxic’ workplace: Accusations of sexual harassment and a culture of infighting; from USAToday

    But as of last week, just three of the Lincoln Project’s eight co-founders remained – Rick Wilson, Reed Galen and Steve Schmidt. Schmidt resigned from the organization’s board late Friday, though he remains affiliated with the organization.

    The organization faces a rapidly escalating controversy over allegations that another of its co-founders, John Weaver, sexually harassed more than a dozen young men, including some working for the project, and over what other members of senior management knew about the claims and when they knew it.

    Nearly all of them said they feared speaking publicly about their experiences with the Lincoln Project and its remaining co-founders. Many cited leaders’ tendency to “go nuclear,” as several put it, when faced with internal dynamics that could undermine the public image they cultivated with their liberal fans.

    The interviews depict an organization that grew quickly, with little planning at its inception, then began to spiral out of control as its founders quarreled over the organization’s direction, finances, tactics and even who would own the donor data that the project eventually would amass. Some of the co-founders had an informal management agreement that excluded the others, without their knowledge. Several had private firms to which the Lincoln Project channeled tens of millions of dollars that were then not subject to disclosure,

    So you want me to believe anything that come from this corrupt group? Seriously, that fact that you are reporting on this, let alone in a favorable light, is sickening.

    These are very corrupt people who wish to subvert the will of the People. The Lincoln Project DOES NOT have the best interests of the People in mind.

    And you are part of the problem, dirty media, hiding facts. What you won’t do is debate someone who is informed. The truth can be debated, lies can not.

    Subjects you will not HONESTLY debate.

    1. 2020 election (4 days won’t be long enough to go through the mountains of data that will be provided, do you really want to debate all the drop box video, edison data, voter registration data, laws broken, ect…. ect… I will the debate the “Big Lie” till the cows come home and you will loose and you know it)
    2. Covid deaths
    3. Covid lab origin
    4. Vax efficacy and serious adverse reactions, PCR tests
    5. Pfizer research data on Vax
    6. VARES and EU equivalent
    7. Ivermectin, Vid D, Zinc, lack of government promotion
    8. 1000 Peer Reviewed Studies Questioning Covid-19 Vaccine Safety
    9. Fauci Emails
    10. DOD DARPA Reports
    11. Dr. David Martin’s Report and patent list
    12. SEC Pfizer filings showing 2016 Covid vax contract with DOD
    13. Legality of DCF and CPS (This one could cause the destruction of this illegal agency)
    14. Legality of mask and vax mandates (Please consult a member of that private organization known as the Bar, they are so miss-educated on this subject that most can be eviscerated in 5 mins. Statutes don’t apply to the People, only to persons or personnel.

    I am prepared to debate data ALL taken from NIH, SEC and other .Gov and trusted organizations. You pick 3 topics. We then take 10 days to prepare. All files and data that will be used will be posed for the public to see at that time. We give the public 4 days to review our data. Then we live stream on Rumble or other not YT or FB app. We collect supper chats and you and I can donate the money to the two causes of our choice.

    • Monte Hess

      February 15, 2022 at 12:57 am

      Touche Ed! Phil Ammann and “journalists” like him are nothing but Clinton / Obama minions graveling to the ignorant base of leftist elites. They will not do their homework and are nothing but pathological narcissists feeding off each others lies and are willingly incompetent. They call themselves “journalists” and “fact-checkers” all the while deceiving themselves and their audience.

  • Antonio

    February 11, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Phil Ammann, you have ZERO credibility. By writing this line “Donald Trump’s “big lie” that the 2020 General Election was stolen”, you have shown yourself to be a biased hack who only wishes to push public opinion in one direction. An unbiased and moral journalist would have used the word “assertion” or something similar instead of “big lie”. Journalists like you are a big reason why media is loosing…People can’t trust you.

  • Ron Ogden

    February 11, 2022 at 11:42 am

    “. . .moral collapse.” FLAPOL and LP trying to tell the Trump movement about morals is like garden slugs trying to tell a thunderstorm how to rain.

  • zhombre

    February 11, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    More defamation and propaganda from the LP Skunkworks. Where is their toady PeterH to comment on the brilliance of these grifters and pimp the latest talking points?

  • Tom

    February 12, 2022 at 9:36 am

    Lincoln predator Org. They have no street credibility. Cheap Consultant hacks who lived off the RNC $$$ money train, promoting liberal candidates. They hate conservatives, they invented RINO’s. Schmidt & Wilson gave us McCain & Romney! They carry tiki torches, racist Org. No credibility, no one listens, just hacks.

  • Phil Morton

    February 13, 2022 at 5:27 am

    Well done Lincoln Project. Keep calling them out for their ‘1,000-meter downhill moral collapse.’. The Big Lie is the big lie, no “assertion” is needed.

    • Tom

      February 13, 2022 at 8:41 am

      Phil Morton old time hack.
      Where’s J D? Really Phil?
      The Lincoln predator Org?
      The fake outrage group. RINOs incorporated. Just cause you hate? It’s justified, So tiki torches are welcomed by Lincoln? Be clear, Lincoln ensures victory by DeSantis and offers. No one is listening to Lincoln, besides you and peter h Phil. period full stop. Say hi to J D.
      America’s Gov. the best.

  • Ocean Joe

    February 14, 2022 at 6:10 am

    Let go of the election. You lost. You could win the next one, but the constant denialism of practically everything makes me think you will have a problem. You have all the money you need. You have a right wing media pushing your nutty stuff, why not realize that Jan 6 was the logical outcome of a spoiled brat and malignant narcissist who wound up as president and threw a deadly tantrum over losing.
    McConnell sees this, apparently the rest are, as the ad suggests, still too afraid of the big guy to speak up. Has there ever been a time in American history when so many advocate the rule of one man over the rule of law? The ‘nation of laws, not men’ and ‘peaceful transfer of power’ concepts are obviously as dispensable to some as the truth.

    • Ed

      February 14, 2022 at 9:54 am

      “Now even Democrats call for Hillary Clinton to be investigated after Special Counsel Durham revealed her camp hacked Trump’s White House servers to link him to Russia” Thedailymail

      “Hillary Clinton campaign ‘paid firm to spy on Trump’ ”

      “Clinton campaign paid tech workers to dig up Trump-Russia connections: ” thenypost

      And you want us to believe that Biden won fair and square. If you are so confident the audit all

      • Tom

        February 15, 2022 at 9:58 pm

        Yes Ed.
        Scurrilous, diabolical, sleazy, corrupt Hillary Clinton and her campaign of sleaze ball operatives. They all do deserve time.

        Russian, confusion , non collusion, delusion and just despicable treason like acts. Have these scum bags no shame. How do Hillary and these fraudsters sleep at night. Despicable

  • Tom

    February 15, 2022 at 9:04 am

    LMAO ocean Joe.
    Where u been hiding, you make accusations and run, won’t defend!

    It’s all of you haters, Manchurians who refuse to let 2016,20 elections go.
    How’s the fake Russian collusion, delusion and confusion going now? What a Hillary crock of lies? How you liking Durham now?

    Lincoln Org is a fraud, Nikki Fraud is a fraud. Hillary is fraud. Jake Sullivan’s, Biden’s nsc advisors wife is at DOJ under Garland. What a joke!

    Joe, you still haven’t defended the collusion with Biden’s and Putin’s Russian nord streams 2? While we pay over a dollar plus$$ more.

    Spare me on elections. That’s all you guys talk about.

  • Tom

    February 16, 2022 at 7:10 am

    Rubio up big vs Demings. 49%, Deming 42%.
    Probably real lead in low 50’s. Biden approval 33%, Biden disapproval 67%. Dems are in disaster mode in Florida. Anchor on feet.

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