Latest Lincoln Project ad targets Rick Scott

Rick Scott Lincoln
'It's in the plan' hammers Scott on proposals that could potentially sunset entitlement programs.

The Lincoln Project is engaging in Florida, keying in on an unpopular proposal from U.S. Sen. Rick Scott.

The minutelong “It’s In The Plan” is predicated on an interview Scott did on Fox News Sunday last March, where the Florida Senator explained his plan to “rescue America.” That interview included a surprisingly contentious back and forth with host John Roberts and saw Scott accuse his interviewer of using “Democrat talking points” when accusing him of wanting to sunset Social Security and Medicare.

“It’s not a Democratic talking point! It’s in the plan,” asserted the generally low-key Roberts.

“It’s exceedingly rare that The Lincoln Project ever highlights a Fox News interview for being correct about something, but John Roberts was exactly right to call Senator Scott out … but Scott’s lies were too much even for Fox,” said Reed Galen, executive director and founder of The Lincoln Project.

“The GOP continues to target the most vulnerable of our citizens and lie about what they are doing. We won’t stand for it and we commend President Joe Biden for publicly calling it out Tuesday night.”

Not only did President Biden deliver an attack at the State of the Union, he also brought the show on the road to Florida, where he mocked the Scott proposal, which staffers delivered to the speech in pamphlet form.

“They were offended, liar, liar,” Biden recounted, lampooning Republican critiques of Biden’s comments from the SOTU. “I reminded them that Florida’s own Rick Scott was the guy who ran the Senate campaign committee for Republicans last year. He had a plan to sunset. Maybe he’s changed his mind. Maybe he’s seen the Lord.”

The Lincoln Project spot, which will air on television in the Washington market next week with social media buys before that this weekend, comes as Scott’s principal Senate antagonist, Republican leader Mitch McConnell, suggested the first-term Florida Senator could be vulnerable in next year’s election due to the onerous optics of the “rescue America” pitch.

 “I think it will be a challenge to deal with this in his own re-election in Florida, a state with more elderly people than any other state in America,” McConnell said Thursday on a Kentucky radio show.

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


  • Dr. Franklin Waters

    February 10, 2023 at 10:06 am

    Rick Scott’s health care plan for Senior Citizens: DIE SOONER

  • cassandra

    February 10, 2023 at 10:12 am

    Fraud Scott wants to steal seniors’ Social Security to shovel to himself and rich friends. Retirees need to vote this CROOK out!

  • Jeffrey Hughes

    February 10, 2023 at 11:38 am

    People have planned their retirements on social security and Medicare longevity. If retired, they be unable to make a sufficient income to make up the difference.

    I am not sufficiently informed about the
    Details of the alleged plan and it would be valuable to have the president share the report he alluded to in his State of the Union speech to the public.

    • Ocean Joe

      February 15, 2023 at 7:14 am
      If you look, there ‘s a summary of the points followed by a more detailed explanation. Look at point 6 in the more detailed explanation, top of right hand column.
      ‘Sunset’ means expire, like our ban on assault weapons did.
      Remember, conservatives (both parties – southern Democrats especially) opposed the creation of these programs. If they are in charge of congress and the white house in 5 years what do you really think would happen?
      We obviously need reform, but somehow Rick Scott always wants to shield the wealthy, fight against staffing the IRS, oppose enforcing a minimum corporate tax and preserve the robber-baron class and biggest wealth gap in our history.

      In addition to the platitudes, there’s a lot of stupid stuff in there as well. Our kids DO pledge allegiance every morning in our public schools, can’t speak for private charter schools.
      While we cut spending we should ask why the new right wing president of New College gets a salary of $699,000 plus $12,000 for a car, plus a possible 15% performance bonus, plus $104,000 (Miami Herald) for a college with only 700 students?

  • Sonja Fitch

    February 13, 2023 at 11:41 am

    Watching the power battle with McConnell and Scott. It just makes my heart thump!

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