Lincoln Project exposes Matt Gaetz’s ‘secret’ in new Panhandle TV ad buy

Gaetz secret
'As we say in the South, that boy wasn’t raised right.'

The Lincoln Project is gunning for U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, running an ad in Florida’s 1st Congressional District spotlighting recent controversial comments about abortion.

The new buy leads off with a comment Gaetz made during the Turning Point Action Summit last weekend. The Panhandle Republican said that “the women with the least likelihood of getting pregnant are the ones most worried about having abortions.”

“Matt Gaetz is one of the biggest tools in Congress and a standout among the weirdest and most ridiculous members of the MAGA mutant parade,” said Rick Wilson, The Lincoln Project co-founder. “As we say in the South, that boy wasn’t raised right.”

As would be expected, the balance of the ad twists the knife into Gaetz, with a tribute to “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” where the ad uses the sitcom’s incidental music and its penchant for title tags. This “episode” is called “Matt has a secret.”

A narrator poses the question: “Matt, you seem like a guy that enjoys spending time with a woman. So why are you so angry at them? Are you mad because you have to pay for sex? Allegedly.”

Gaetz from there offers some more objectionable quotes.

“Why would someone impregnate you,” he asked, “if you look like a thumb?”

The ad includes several more jabs at Gaetz, mixed in with footage of the Republican Congressman calling women overweight and suggesting they “mix in a salad,” before closing with the female narrator making a joke about Gaetz’s manhood, which apparently is the “secret” of the ad.

The Lincoln Project has come after Gaetz before, of course, including in the wake of the Capitol riots on Jan. 6, 2021.

Branded” and “This is your coup” saw the former Republicans at the Lincoln Project subject Gaetz and other MAGA-style Republicans to the withering scrutiny that has become their trademark.

See the full ad below.

A.G. Gancarski

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


  • Joe Corsin

    July 26, 2022 at 9:52 am

    Matt Gaetz is a grifter voted in by the rural stupid. God save us from these far right maniacs, Trump terrorists, unhinged regressives.

  • Brandon

    July 26, 2022 at 10:06 am


  • PeterH

    July 26, 2022 at 11:42 am

    If I were still working and made a public misogynistic comment like the one Matt Gaetz made at a “teenage gathering” (how did the state of Florida allow him to speak at a teenage gathering when he’s a target in teenage trafficking) ….. I would have been terminated from my employment.

  • John Barron

    July 26, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    This is spot on. The witnesses from the Greenberg bust have supposedly confirmed Gaetz has less than three inches when fully at attention.

  • Melania

    July 26, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    He’s been known as Needledick Gaetz in the GOP for years. The joke is that even if he forces himself on a girl he can’t hurt her, very small caliber gun. Pinky wave Matt!

  • Thumbalina

    July 26, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Now we know why gaetz is obsessed with things that look like thumbs. His manhood for example.

  • Bob

    July 28, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    Does what Beavis believes really matter? Really do we care about the opinions of a ……….pedophile?

  • Tim Chamberlin

    July 29, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    If it were legal to sleep with 14 y/o’s, Matt Gaetz would be hanging out in front of a middle school right now.

  • Bob

    July 29, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    Wouldn’t be surprised, but he’s probably doing so as we speak.

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