New Lincoln Project ad hits House GOP plan as a bad ’90s throwback

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The 'Commitment to America' confirmed what some folks long suspected.

The Lincoln Project is leaning into a ‘90s throwback theme, comparing a new House Republican plan to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s “Contract With America,” which some wags at the time coined the “Contract on America.”

This week featured a botched launch of the House Republicans’ plan, called the “Commitment to America.” The plan, which accidentally went online before its time, confirmed what some folks long suspected, including pursuing a constitutional ban on abortion, along with cuts to Medicare and Social Security.

The elections section includes repeated references to observer access, which both conjures images of poll worker intimidation and inappropriate access by partisans, something that already happened in the last Presidential Election.

“America doesn’t need a retread of a 20-year-old plan with reckless spending and bad ideas like destroying Social Security,” said Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project.

“This is (House Minority Leader Kevin) McCarthy’s attempt to look relevant to his caucus and change the momentum of the election. McCarthy knows President (Joe) Biden is running rings around them on policy and the economy. President Biden is providing the national leadership the ultra-MAGA Republican Party cannot muster.”

The ad, leading with a Gingrich photo, also begins with ominous music and the expected grave-voiced narrator, who says, “Remember this guy’s ‘Contract with America?’ How’d that go?”

Visuals then change to evening video of the Capitol, and then to Biden signing legislation as the tone of the backing music changes to lighter, quicker and more positive.

“In a few days, the MAGAs will try to sell you another contract for America,” the narrator says. “Everything they’re promising is already happening with President Biden. An economy that works for all Americans, check,” as the video switches to warehouse workers going about their day.

“Record job growth, good-paying jobs growing our economy — that’s Biden, not MAGA,” the narrator continues as images change over to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. “Peace through strength. Ask Ukraine who stands with them, and who stands with Russia.”

Those standing with Russia, per the ad’s images, are people like U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz and Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

“Energy independence? Yeah, Biden’s got that,” the narrator says over images of wind turbines and solar farms. “Safe and secure communities, check. Millions to improve policing, protecting our communities and civil rights.”

Former President Donald Trump’s escapade with classified government documents also comes in for a mention in the minute-long ad.

“Fight to end corruption and drain the swamp?” the narrator says. “Who are they kidding? For seven years, they left us holding the bag and paying the bill for their reckless spending and bad ideas. Their new contract with America? Promises they’ll never keep. But Joe Biden and the Democrats deliver.”

The ad is set to run on cable news in the Washington market, digitally in unspecified battleground congressional districts, and also digitally on Capitol Hill.

Wes Wolfe

Wes Wolfe is a reporter who's worked for newspapers across the South, winning press association awards for his work in Georgia and the Carolinas. He lives in Jacksonville and previously covered state politics, environmental issues and courts for the News-Leader in Fernandina Beach. You can reach Wes at [email protected] and @WesWolfeFP. Facebook: facebook.com/wes.wolfe


25 comments

  • Tom

    September 22, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Not sure who stoops lower the supposed Lincoln fraud group, or F P, which gives these losers all this worthless time of day. My goodness.

    As long as they hate on conservatives, the hate on the Diego’s owner for his stupidity 21 years ago, and the constant meaningless dribble from Lincoln. To be clear, this is all based on disdain for Repubs.

    To clarify McCarthy did a interview this morning and spoke to the commitment”, which is s fine idea. You don’t get it both ways, spelling out basic tenets is a good thing. The House will flip by 15 to 35 seats, Senate possibly by two.

    Lincoln is meaningless. Except to FP. Spare us.

    Reply

    • Pastor Sandell

      September 22, 2022 at 10:41 am

      You gonna burn in hell for your lies you ass wipe!!!🔥

      Reply

      • Modela

        September 22, 2022 at 1:08 pm

        Thank you for illustrating exactly why nobody should vote Republican 👍 Your religious beliefs are between you and God. They don’t belong in the government of an allegedly free country.

        Reply

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      • Koggerj

        September 26, 2022 at 10:27 pm

        The Lincoln Project has had 3 people now accused of being pedophiles.

        Neocons and pedos are the nevertrumpers are.

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    • Jay Smif

      September 22, 2022 at 12:09 pm

      I love hearing you cry out in pain and fear, weak little tommy. Your slavish devotion to traitor Fat Hitler and aspiring fascist Pudgy Ronny D has cost you everything, and the vast majority of the nation, as well as the entire world openly laughs at you gullible suckers…..and we’re not going to tolerate you f*ckers ever trying to steal another election ever again.

      Got that, old man? The Lincoln Project will continue to flog you at will, too.

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      • Tom

        September 22, 2022 at 5:41 pm

        No crying sniff hole.
        Just calling you losers out again.
        I take all your incoming happily.
        Your getting ass kicked in Nov.
        enjoy losers.

        Reply

      • Koggerj

        September 26, 2022 at 10:29 pm

        Ron is going to easily win this Nov and In two years when he beats senile old Biden.

        Reply

    • PeterH

      September 22, 2022 at 12:18 pm

      The real conservatives have left the GQP and vote independent….. many are contributors to the Lincoln Project. TODAYS REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS LOST ITS ABILITY TO GOVERN. IT MUST BE DESTROYED.

      Gallop has polled nationally asking a simple question of Party affiliation….. here are the results:

      Democrats 27%
      Republicans 27%
      Independents 43%

      In Florida there are a total of 14,256,184 registered voters. Of this amount 4,143,819 are unaffiliated independent voters, 5,157,343 are Republicans and 4,955,022 are Democrats.

      Independent voters are generally moderate in fiscal issues, liberal in social issues and for the most part college educated. Appealing to the middle wins elections. Independent voters decide elections.

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    • marylou

      September 22, 2022 at 2:36 pm

      “fine idea” The Republicans want to rob seniors of their earned Social Security and Medicare. Retired people worked 30 or 40 years for it, and it’s okay with you that Republicans plan to take it from them? Even you should be able to see that is just depraved.

      Reply

  • Pastor Sandell

    September 22, 2022 at 10:40 am

    We love the Lincoln Project!!! Contains more truth than Trump and stupid Trump supporters. They gonna burn in hell 🔥

    Reply

    • Modela

      September 22, 2022 at 1:09 pm

      FACTS 👍

      Reply

  • Tom

    September 22, 2022 at 11:05 am

    Typical pathetic hate filled diatribe twice, from fake moniker alias Joey corsin. Chinese bot, soiled cloth. The lack of substance from you all is overwhelming. Go to the rectum, get your rectum flushed from Joey.

    Reply

    • Pastor Sandell

      September 22, 2022 at 12:33 pm

      This idiot always talking about vulgar perversions. Definitely you gonna rot in hell Tom. Satan has you buddy.

      Reply

  • Tom

    September 22, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    Corsin loves the rectum.

    Reply

    • Pastor Sandell

      September 22, 2022 at 1:22 pm

      You gonna burn in hell for your vulgar obscenities and perversions you asshole 🔥

      Reply

      • Tom

        September 22, 2022 at 1:38 pm

        The only asshole you know is Joey corsins, in your rectum.

        Reply

        • Pastor Sandell

          September 22, 2022 at 3:06 pm

          More vulgar obscenities hurled at a man of God buddy you gonna fkn burn in screaming hell you bstard 🔥

          Reply

          • Tom

            September 22, 2022 at 4:03 pm

            Such a loser!
            Chi com tic tok soros bot.
            I call you filth bags out all day.
            Go back in the rectum Joey.

          • Pastor Sandell

            September 22, 2022 at 4:49 pm

            You aren’t calling anyone out you nut job. Just spewing nonsense and stupidity… making yourself look bad, making people laugh, making people sick. Just a pain in people’s ass. You need a smack…

  • Tom

    September 22, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    You and Joey smack each other, sometimes with idiot Elliot.

    Reply

  • William Robbins

    September 22, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    The Lincoln Project? They are still around? I watched the ad to see what is doing with them

    This ad just sounds plain creepy. Like some creepy salesman you meet at a low class carnival high on drugs trying to strongarm you into buying some not needed service. And I voted Democrat last election.

    Reply

    • Tom

      September 23, 2022 at 6:16 am

      They are creepy, corrupt and cons.

      Reply

      • Pastor Sandell

        September 23, 2022 at 10:01 am

        Yeah right..you a far right idiot buddy you gonna get your head busted.

        Reply

  • Hope

    September 23, 2022 at 10:55 am

    The “Commitment to America” just got rolled out and rolled over all the multiple personality Biden trolls. It is un-American to show allegiance to Biden’s incompetence, chaos, and treason. They are already obsolete may they rest in peace.

    Reply

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