Lincoln Project ‘Crazy Ones’ ad spotlights Ron DeSantis, Rick Scott, Matt Gaetz

Gaetz LP
'They hate the rules and have no respect for you.'

The Lincoln Project, the Never Trump Republican dissident group now billing itself as a “leading pro-democracy organization in the United States,” is featuring three prominent Florida Republicans in a new ad launching in the New York City and Washington media markets.

The minute-long spot (“The Crazy Ones“) pays ironic tribute to Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, including “the men and women of ‘Ultra MAGA’ who are out to destroy America’s values and reverse decades of social progress.”

Florida gets its share of the spotlight, of course.

The term ”ultra-MAGA” was coined by President Joe Biden to malign Sen. Rick Scott’s policy proposals, and the Senator is featured in a slideshow of purported extremists from “(Donald) Trump’s Republican Party” that includes Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz.

Also included among the roll call of right wingers are media personality Alex Jones and U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia.

A spokesperson from the group described the people in the ad as more than “outlier Republicans.

“No one mistakes today’s congressional Republicans for geniuses,” Reed Galen said. “But voters shouldn’t dismiss their plans to roll back individual rights as just crazy talk. It isn’t just outlier Republicans talking like this. The entire Republican Party is feverishly working every single day to take power and turn their warped fantasies into reality. Americans must stand up and fight for the future of the nation before it is too late.”

The spot begins with shots of enraged protesters from the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot seeking to stop certification of the 2020 Presidential Election, before launching into a slideshow of the politicians with narrative seemingly tailored to the given target.

As Gaetz’s face was shown, the narrator described Republicans this way: “They hate the rules and have no respect for you.”

“About the only thing you shouldn’t do is ignore them,” a narrator warned as Rick Scott’s face appeared on the screen.

DeSantis got the treatment too.

“If we don’t fight, the people who are crazy enough to think they can stop progress will,” the narrator intoned.

See the new Lincoln Project spot here.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


61 comments

  • Impeach Biden

    May 12, 2022 at 10:06 am

    How about the Lincoln Project due a “crazy ones” on those Democrats. Man the list is looooooong. AOC, Omar, Talib, Jayapal, Watters, Warren, Biden, Harris, Hirono, Bush, Garcetti, Newsom, Cuomo, Wheeler, Di Blaiso and on and on. So many names and so much to chose from. Come on Lincoln Project.

    Reply

    • Mother Backhand

      May 12, 2022 at 1:11 pm

      Dear Mister Biden (Isn’t that funny? You share the same name with the President), your debating skill is undeniable. Taking the insult from the other side and…and flinging it right back at them! Much like Pee Wee Herman used to say, “I know you are, but what am I?”
      You most certainly are a Master Debater, bless your heart.

      Reply

      • El Mayimbe

        May 12, 2022 at 3:02 pm

        Your super-substantial response is riveting though. Talk about calling the kettle black…

        Reply

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    • Just a comment

      May 13, 2022 at 10:40 pm

      Crazy criminals loud moths progressive.
      Well then it is time for them to get off their asses and farm their own food because Lord knows God owes nothing to anyone.

      Reply

    • Marc Barrett

      May 14, 2022 at 8:48 am

      Crazy Democrats: want free college and medical care.

      Crazy Republicans: want to totally burn democracy to the ground.

      There is really no comparison.

      Reply

      • Douglas D Stauffer

        May 14, 2022 at 2:13 pm

        Free? How is college or medical free? I gave four years to the military serving this great country for the GI Bill. No one paid off my loan. Free means someone else pays for your loan. Should a mechanic get free tools or a carpenter? Come on man….think.

        Reply

    • Just a comment

      May 16, 2022 at 7:16 pm

      Lincoln project Poison in your coffees politics my new definition.

      Reply

  • Tom

    May 12, 2022 at 10:31 am

    Really crazy ones?

    Lincoln is scurrilous!
    Lincoln owns the “crazy, predator” label.
    Hired tiki torch carriers in Virginia Govs race in Nov of 21. Racists too.

    Please, this groups constituency is FP senior management. Just embarrassing. How low does FP go.
    No factor!

    Reply

    • Mother Superior Backhand, Williams Academy

      May 12, 2022 at 12:54 pm

      My oh my, Mister Tom, you used a big word (scurrilous) followed by an exclamation mark. You must really have your panties in a wad this time!
      And I have an answer to your question about “How low does FP go.” (period, you used a period where the question mark should go). The answer is as simple as you are, Mister Tom — just look in the mirror. That’s how low FP goes in its desire to let all good readers have their say. Bless your heart.

      Reply

      • Tom

        May 12, 2022 at 1:16 pm

        Sista! Yes, Lincoln is a predator and scurrilous organization. Sista, you know very well bout predator types.
        Btw, have you been kneeling lots lately? You are the superior kneeler.

        As for F P, the output of disinformation has reached all the Saints above of late. The lowness in burping for Charlie of late is gassy. As for madam fraud, quite the trail of mischief has been unraveled, so I understand. Be ware.

        Sista, I am Legend. I beat the Manchurians and toil as the advocates, advocate. I have brought political equality back to F P. I am the truth and light, no Manchurian gets away from the light shone upon them, by me. Amen.

        As for Lincoln, they are disgusting and non intelligent beings that got turned off the RNC gravy train of cash
        by Potus 45. They are corrupt and raise money from Dems to defeat Repubs. Got asses kicked ( sorry Sista) in VA Gov race and yes, engage in racist, scurrilous behavior, and will again.

        Light a candle for the predator Lincoln group. As for me, I have raised the bar for FP. I am Legend. Blessings

        Reply

    • Ryan in Tampa

      May 12, 2022 at 8:17 pm

      Nobody asked you

      Reply

  • Matthew Lusk

    May 12, 2022 at 11:32 am

    Democrats can send 40 billion to the Ukraine Nazi party but can’t spend one billion to defend Americans. If America was a woman, she would have her legs spread to all comers at the southern border.

    Reply

    • Mother Backhand

      May 12, 2022 at 1:06 pm

      Interesting sexual fantasy you’re sharing there, Matt. Says a lot about you, bless your heart.

      Reply

      • El Mayimbe

        May 12, 2022 at 3:04 pm

        Boring, useless, wasteful

        Reply

  • Claude Kirk the younger

    May 12, 2022 at 11:36 am

    Ha Ha Lincoln Project = a bunch of low energy empty nut sack go along to get along back stabbers of Lady Liberty Jeb Bush Mit Romney Rino sell outs. Many on the take of funds from China.
    America is embarresed by these Lincoln Project weiners. Please go away.

    Reply

    • Richard

      May 14, 2022 at 1:07 pm

      Wow! Failed English much? That is a reason people revert to childish expression. Take a breath and try again. Might be able to get what you mean.

      Reply

  • Itold Usoh

    May 12, 2022 at 2:28 pm

    “DeSantis got the treatment too.

    “If we don’t fight, the people who are crazy enough to think they can stop progress will,” the narrator intoned.”

    ***
    How is Gov. Ron stopping progress? He just signed the biggest tax cut in Florida history, including a 25 cent gasoline tax holiday for October (yaayyy!). More money for Christmas shopping. Teachers also got a big raise.

    And if “crazy” means plain spoken and common sense, then sign me up for outpatient treatment.

    Reply

    • They can’t

      May 12, 2022 at 9:12 pm

      He signed a tax cut? Yeah like Florida has enough money to buy anything or provide basic services lol

      Reply

      • Tom

        May 12, 2022 at 11:12 pm

        U moron dumb ass Manchurian.
        Under America’s Gov Florida has $20 billion in reserves you fool.
        Such a ignorant idiotic moron.

        Reply

        • Tommy

          May 13, 2022 at 4:27 am

          Who has 20 billion in reserve? Florida only has 1.6. Go learn some math Tom you already Make me laugh at you boy . Don’t make me do it harder.

          Reply

          • Tom

            May 13, 2022 at 7:21 am

            Florida has $20 billion in reserves!
            Period, thanks to Gov Ron.
            America’s Gov. Florida growth off charts. Every month bringing in $600 million or more. April over $700 million in tax. U r clueless. 2 months left fiscal year. Idiot, go wipe some Tommy.

        • It was great

          May 14, 2022 at 7:36 am

          1.6 billion dough to last a few weeks.

          And you still have not told me that great story about how how Ron’s wife got cancer tom lol

          Reply

          • Tom

            May 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm

            It is $20 billion morons!
            You Manchurians are mental.
            Dimmer ass.

    • Bill

      May 16, 2022 at 7:59 am

      Biggest tax cut? He sits there and complains that the federal government over stimulated the economy leading us into the current slump then, does exactly the same thing just in time for the election. You can’t make this stuff up.

      Reply

      • Tom

        May 16, 2022 at 2:37 pm

        Yes he cut taxes for the peeps.
        You are beyond mental capacity.
        That’s the needles federal spending passed in March of 21.

        Reply

  • PeterH

    May 12, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    I helped fund that commercial! Wake up America …… the crazies want more crazy deadbeats!
    More videos to come!!!
    Join real conservatives at the Lincoln Project or more than a half dozen alternate “never Trump” organizations. Take back your democracy and STOP FUNDING today’s GQP until they grow up and become responsible.

    Reply

    • Impeach Biden

      May 12, 2022 at 5:23 pm

      Peter H a Republican. Yea right, , like calling the Sun Sentinel editorial board conservatives.

      Reply

    • Impeach Biden

      May 12, 2022 at 5:45 pm

      Let’s try this again. Peter H calling himself a Republican is like the Sun-Sentinel editorial staff calling itself conservative. Will the FP moderator allow this comment, or is this Mary Poppins zapping it?

      Reply

      • Impeach Biden

        May 12, 2022 at 6:14 pm

        Oh I guess the first comment to Peter H got posted after all. Mary Poppins had second thoughts.

        Reply

      • PeterH

        May 12, 2022 at 6:21 pm

        Like 95% of “never Trumpers”….. I left the GQP and am an independent voter. There are 3.5 million independent voters in Florida.

        Reply

  • Tom

    May 12, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    You are an embarrassment to society peter h.
    Know nothing, do nothing, understand nothing.
    Lincoln is a low end outfit. Wilson thinks he knows. Morning hoe is an embarrassment as a side car.

    Let’s put it this way. Lincoln is a pile of Adam Schiff on a stick. Enjoy it.

    The only audience Lincoln has is FP,
    Humiliated in Virginia Govs race. Raised $500,000 from Dums, tiki torch stooges paid for as cheap Lincoln props,

    Losers! America’s Gov taking over party snd America responding. New generational leadership. Biden Harris can’t even assure baby formula. Just atrocious. Biden in Florida approval is 36%. Wilson can’t save him.
    You st Elmo slipper wearer. LMAO.

    Reply

    • All the time

      May 12, 2022 at 4:42 pm

      Tom tell us the story of how Ron’s wife got cancer I always enjoy that lol

      Reply

  • Tom

    May 12, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    All the time, fake moniker.

    You can F yourself you cheap pathetic bastard!
    What kind of pathetic moron are you? What’s the hell does that mean?
    The First Lady had breast cancer! Period full stop! What the hell does that have to do with America’s Govs remarkable success!
    Manchurian morons.

    Reply

    • FP Monitor

      May 12, 2022 at 6:26 pm

      It’s a big mistake to respond to anything Tom posts. He’s an arrogant ignorant uneducated Trumpster hack simply looking for the attention he doesn’t get from friends or family. Tom is all about personal attacks and lying. Tom will never allow truthful facts get in the way of his continuous fake news story line! Tom makes stuff up as he types. Just like his hero figures Trump and childish Madison Cawthorn, Tom vacillates in a cesspool of absurd self-grandiose magical thinking. Do yourself and ALL OF US a big favor. Ignore all of his return comments. Maybe the internet troll will go away.

      Reply

      • Tom

        May 12, 2022 at 7:02 pm

        Thank you Soros FP monitor!
        I Am legend thanks to you and Manchurian nation.
        Such a pathetic monitor.
        No one gets this treatment except me.
        Kiss my ass Soros FP monitor.

        Reply

        • Bill

          May 16, 2022 at 8:04 am

          I’ll see your Soros and raise you a Mercer and two Koch brothers. If you’re going to throw around childish insults, at least pick something that makes a modicum of sense.

          Reply

          • Tom

            May 16, 2022 at 2:35 pm

            No one compares to Soros.
            Period you dumb ass.
            Really? Koch brothers non existent.
            Grow up. Soros pulls all strings for the Dems. Please say no you fool. Have you ever heard of “open society foundation. How Hillary’s state department funded it. You are so naive. .

          • Tom

            May 17, 2022 at 8:15 am

            Yeah your right dumb ass Bill, that’s why we have all the woke District attorneys that don’t even bring charges in metros across America. All extremists funded heavily by Soros. Such a ignorant moron you are Bill. I’ll kick your tail all day, you and the rest of your Dum, Dem Manchurians. Except in Florida cause of America’s Gov. Go away loser Bill.

      • All of them

        May 12, 2022 at 9:15 pm

        He’s so easy though.
        Like every Republican. lol

        Reply

    • Ryan in Tampa

      May 12, 2022 at 8:19 pm

      Okay mother Russia. You are the definition of exactly what Russia is and has been trying to do to our democracy.

      Reply

    • Nevermind

      May 12, 2022 at 9:17 pm

      Tom why don’t you put all that energy into something Useful. Oh wait republicans can’t do anything useful lol

      Reply

      • Impeach Biden

        May 12, 2022 at 10:19 pm

        Looks like doing nothing useful has been much more beneficial than that moron running the country now. Inflation in the double digits, fuel prices through the roof, crime running rampant in the big cities, utter chaos at the Southern Border. Shall I continue? The latest is legal citizens in this country can’t get formula for their infant children. Yet let’s go to the border and formula is stockpiled for all of the illegals entering this country. This is the most incompetent administration probably in the history of The United States of America, and yet you defend it. Simply outrageous!!!!!!

        Reply

        • Sure go ahead

          May 14, 2022 at 7:38 am

          “Shall I continúe”

          Yeah go ahead. Not like you can afford gas on a republicans money lol

          Reply

  • Ryan in Tampa

    May 12, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Nobody else realizes Tom is a Russian troll? Bih please, you are either a Russian troll or straight up hired by Desantis to comment on all things Desantis. It’s disgusting. Either get a life or a real job. I have yet to read an article about Desantis without you bitching/chiming in. Get over yourself.

    Reply

    • Tom

      May 12, 2022 at 9:52 pm

      I am legend you panty licker in Tampa.
      You read me cause you know I am right. I am the light from the darkness of the Manchurian Dums.

      I suffer your Dum nation easily and with joy! I am a political scientist with congressional and legislative experience. Also Student of the Presidency. I am a legend.

      DeSantis re elect is done and WH oval is next! You got nothing.

      Busted Your Manchurian balls easily!
      Ryan and never mind.

      Reply

      • Ryan in Tampa

        May 13, 2022 at 8:53 am

        Thanks. In your incoherent babbling, you 100% proved my point.

        Reply

        • Tom

          May 13, 2022 at 11:08 am

          You prove nothing but your hate for America’s Gov! Jealous petty Manchurian bastards.

          You can’t play with me pud licker!
          I conquer Manchurians like you.
          DeSantis is the man.
          Wins re-election bigly, and on the way to Oval WH. Read it and weep!
          Enjoy!

          Reply

          • Ryan in Tampa

            May 13, 2022 at 4:12 pm

            I haven’t said anything negative or positive about DeSantis, but you are too busy trying to insult everyone with pointless narcissistic rants to notice. I’m somewhat undecided on him. But on Russian trolls like you meddling in our politics I am certainly not a fan of. When a politicians biggest supporters are people like this, it should be a red flag for everyone.

  • Tom

    May 13, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Yeah right.
    Hardly a troll and afflicted with Russia.
    You start the name calling and run to the corner.
    I am facts, not fiction,
    So now your offended.
    Typical whining.

    Reply

    • Ryan in Tampa

      May 13, 2022 at 6:53 pm

      The word you were looking for is affiliated, not afflicted. Everything you write reads like a bad phishing email from another country trying to get people to input their private information. You should rant some more about how awesome you are like a preening teenager. It seems to make you feel better.

      Reply

  • Tom

    May 14, 2022 at 12:04 am

    I meant to say “affected” LOL.
    Screw you, instead of trolling me, why don’t you offer some substance on a topic or two.
    You’ve been trolling meaningless statements towards me. You have nothing to offer.

    You are dealing with a special person, I am a legend. You need to sharpen your game. You are not ready for me. Politics is hardball, not Tiffany winks like you play.

    Reply

  • Ryan in Tampa

    May 14, 2022 at 7:16 am

    If I’m reading that right, I didn’t consider that. All I’m saying is after about 5-10 articles I’ve read on DeSantis I stumble to the comments and read just page after page of you being extremely rude to people. Maybe consider a healthier hobby or less abrasive discourse.

    Reply

    • Tom

      May 14, 2022 at 10:06 pm

      Maybe worry bout Ryan in Tampa.
      Not me, don’t read if you are so offended. I speak truth, I have history as legend with FP. Don’t read me. It’s your loss.

      Reply

    • Dr Jones

      May 15, 2022 at 11:07 am

      Ryan in Tampa, Tom is actually about 6-8 people on here. Schizophrenic. Tom, Donvanka, Woolania, TomTom and on and on. They meet here to communicate with each other. Just ignore the posts, everyone else in here knows and we just politely ignore him/them. They think they are “legend” which is proof of mental illness.

      Reply

      • Ryan in Tampa

        May 15, 2022 at 6:51 pm

        I think he already said something to a lesser effect, inadvertently maybe. Actual multiple personality disorder is very rare, but in either case, I don’t see an up side to continuing to engage Tom.

        Reply

        • Tom

          May 15, 2022 at 7:27 pm

          Losers Ryan, Jones:

          You fng losers can’t stand getting your tails kicked. I am the one and only, no fear, you losers love to attack personally or mislead.

          Jones you lunatic, I’m no other person. Just Tom the legend! Bring it on ass wipe.

          As for Ryan, who says nothing , knows nothing and is nothing, save it. Besides failing to troll me, you have offered nothing on substance, like narcissist fake moniker Jones.

          Watch Biden pee on self one of these days. Watch GOP win 40 house seats. Watch America’s Gov win re-elect and Marco too.

          As if you contributed anything Ryan in Tampa. Jones your failed claims are meaningless. LMAO. Losers.

          You losers can’t play play witty me.

          Reply

          • Ryan in Tampa

            May 16, 2022 at 2:43 pm

            Narcissism, delusions of grandeur. Your psychosis is showing. Could care less about the insults or politics you keep hurling knowing that behind them is a broken person I only have feelings of pity for. I hope you find help someday when you are ready.

        • Tom

          May 15, 2022 at 11:05 pm

          Ryan and Jones.

          Cause I busted your puny balls combined with your fake doc.
          Bring it on, I win always.
          You both offer nothing, Ryan and Jones losers. America’s Gov wins.

          Reply

  • Woolania

    May 15, 2022 at 11:10 am

    I had my bush waxed to look like DeSantis’s face. And I’m having my back door bleached to look like Gaetz face.

    Reply

  • Tom

    May 15, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    This is about the pathetic Lincoln Org.
    The tiki torch brigade that they paid for in Virginia, and back fired with new Govs Youngkins win. Lincoln Endorsing the Clinton’s adopted son McAuliffe, the pathetic joke he is.
    Spending $500,000 for Dums. But they support Repubs. You morons are losers! Period.

    Reply

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