Lincoln Project’s Latest Ad Targeting Govs. Abbott and DeSantis Hits A Home-Run … With Their Leftist Fan Base
“The Lincoln Project’s ads don’t target Republicans, they’re not effective at moving voters. Their target is Democrats who really hate Republicans”
The thoroughly disgraced Lincoln Project found its niche providing fear-mongering hysteria to their gullible, ill-informed leftist audience and to their leftist donors who apparently were delusional enough to think Lincoln Project bile and actual misinformation would impact Republican voters.
It didn’t, at least not as they hoped. Indeed, one peeved progressive accurately noted after the 2020 presidential election: “Lincoln Project managed to help Trump get MORE Republican support than in 2016 apparently.”
Yep. But still, these same progressives and Democrats are still sending their money to the Lincoln Project. I think that they just like the idea that these failed former Republican operatives and self-important minor pundits are on their side, ripping into the GOP and crybullying for the Bernie- and AOC-inspired Biden socialist agenda.
It is for this latter reason, even more than for their TDS-inspired lunacy, that the Lincoln Project is completely inept at reaching any Republican voters. They aren’t even trying to reach them, though, so it’s no surprise that they put out trash ads like this one targeting Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis:
First they asked you to sacrifice your grandparents for the economy, now it's your children. pic.twitter.com/izVGYaY3Pt
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 11, 2021
Obviously, this is not an ad geared to any but their own donors and anti-Republican voters who already loathe the Republican governors. This ad is not about changing minds, it’s about whipping their leftist base into a frenzy . . . and getting more donations.
How else will they keep the panic porn flowing for their leftist audience?
The Lincoln Project ad, which targeted the Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over their recent stances opposing mask mandates, has been mocked as an exaggeration of the threat COVID-19 poses to children and a political ploy to raise money for the political group.
. . . . Twitter users were quick to mock the video, including Journalist Glenn Greenwald who said “only psychopaths would produce” such an advertisement and criticized the political project for telling people how to keep children safe when its own co-founder has been accused of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against minors.
You may recall that Greenwald is a liberal, and he is appalled by the rank red meat the Lincoln Project is tossing to the leftist base. Here’s Greenwald’s tweet:
You have to give credit where it's due: they understand how the minds of the weakest and most pathetic liberals function, which is how they've been able to fleece so much money from them in exchange for nothing of value, and continue the scam even after all they got caught doing: https://t.co/NI9nyzfkQd
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 11, 2021
He had more to say:
Finally, after their various scandals, the Lincoln Project should probably avoid telling people how to keep kids safe.https://t.co/Puwj6WhRzR
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 11, 2021
The Daily Caller continues:
The Washington Examiner’s Seth Mandel called the advertisement, “psychotic even for the Lincoln Project” and criticized the group’s claim that they wanted to protect children.
Writer Drew Holden also criticized the Lincoln project’s history of “endangering children.”
That Lincoln Project ad is psychotic even for the Lincoln Project. Also they should probably shy away from accusing others of not protecting children.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 11, 2021
In fairness, the Lincoln Project has far more expertise in endangering children than in successful electoral politics. https://t.co/ALAfDjcqdp
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) August 11, 2021
Just saw a disgusting, fear-mongering Lincoln Project ad suggesting that your kid is likely to end up on a ventilator unless your governor mandates she wear a cloth mask at school all day.
— Zach Weissmueller (@TheAbridgedZach) August 11, 2021
Is there any remaining distinction whatsoever between the Lincoln Republicans and the Democratic Party?
— KweeninYellow's Molesting MeeMaw (@SMolesting) August 11, 2021
The Lincoln Project’s perpetually outraged, hate-filled leftist fan base loves the ad.
I have so much hate brimming out of me right now. True, unadulterated hate for those men and the MANY like them.
— Sunnysuz (@susied327) August 11, 2021
— Paul Brown (@pbrown4348) August 13, 2021
— Crooks and Liars (@crooksandliars) August 12, 2021
This spot should run non-stop on Fox, if they can be forced to play it.
— Captain America 🦸♂️💉 (@CapAm9D) August 11, 2021
They don’t understand the right, and so of course, they think this repulsive, disingenuous, anti-science ad is “hard-hitting” and sure to change minds.
It won’t change a single mind and—significantly—is not intended to do so.
The Lincoln Project was a complete failure though. Ads like this might be fun to watch, but they aren't switching any votes
— Harrison Johnston (@HarrisonRJ_) August 13, 2021
They're all making money, winning elections is a secondary thing to consultants.
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) August 11, 2021
This ad is horribly disingenuous but it’s the Lincoln project so
— Sean McKenna (@ThatSeanMckenna) August 12, 2021
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