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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:18 PM

Not sure what this tweet from Rick Wilson means:


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"Just because we're not talking doesn't mean we're not working the problem."

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Reply Not sure what this tweet from Rick Wilson means: (Original post)
mucifer Sep 19 OP
BannonsLiver Sep 19 #1
soothsayer Sep 19 #3
soothsayer Sep 19 #2
Eliot Rosewater Sep 19 #4
LakeArenal Sep 19 #6
lostnfound Sep 19 #15
EndlessWire Sep 20 #35
lostnfound Sep 20 #38
Celerity Sep 20 #44
JHB Sep 19 #13
blm Sep 19 #17
yardwork Sep 19 #5
hedda_foil Sep 19 #7
wryter2000 Sep 19 #10
2naSalit Sep 19 #8
ooky Sep 19 #9
Hekate Sep 19 #11
BootinUp Sep 19 #12
lunatica Sep 19 #14
Midnight Writer Sep 19 #16
BannonsLiver Sep 19 #18
Midnight Writer Sep 19 #19
JI7 Sep 19 #21
George II Sep 19 #28
Midnight Writer Sep 20 #33
JI7 Sep 20 #34
Celerity Sep 20 #45
George II Sep 19 #29
Midnight Writer Sep 20 #36
melman Sep 19 #20
George II Sep 20 #32
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melman Sep 20 #37
George II Sep 20 #39
melman Sep 20 #40
George II Sep 20 #41
melman Sep 20 #42
George II Sep 20 #43
JI7 Sep 19 #22
George II Sep 19 #30
George II Sep 19 #25
backscatter712 Sep 19 #23
FakeNoose Sep 19 #24
DeminPennswoods Sep 19 #26
George II Sep 19 #27
JHB Sep 19 #31
peggysue2 Sep 20 #46

Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:18 PM

1. It's about the LP response to RBG's death.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:19 PM

3. Right I meant that too!

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:19 PM

2. Hmm. Working on a new campaign?

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:20 PM

4. I welcome his help, believe me, but I wonder IF we survive all this, and we get normalcy

again somehow, do the LP people go back to attacking Democrats, liberals and the constitution etc?

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:31 PM

6. They go back and try to rebuild the Rep Party.

Which I have no fault with. They are Republicans after all.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:51 PM

15. We need a healthy Republican party

Because the drunk, sociopathic, incompetent version of the Republican Party is wayyy too disruptive and reckless.

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:48 AM

35. You know

the Repubs are gone! It is now the Trump Party. The TP party without a platform because, you know, TRUMP is the platform.

Nothing will ever be quite the same. If they had dreams of reconstituting the GOP, they should have defected from the party and waited for Trump to be gone, courtesy of the DEMS.

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Response to EndlessWire (Reply #35)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:00 PM

38. Whatever grows in opposition to the Democratic Party, it's better if it's healthy

As opposed to a twisted amalgamation of ideological wannabe oligarchs, deluded religious hypocrites, traitors, mafia and a grossly uninformed base.

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #38)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:08 PM

44. +1000

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:46 PM

13. I don't wonder about that at all.

Yes, they will.

Far too many of them talk as if the Republican party had some kind of stroke in 2015 and suddenly went haywire, not that Trump is the direct result of its trajectory for all of their adult lives (a trajectory they had a hand in propelling).

Far too many of them are repeating the "well, everybody got Iraq wrong" playbook, dismissing those who got it right -- and for the right reasons -- as "the loony left," or for the current situation, to quote Steve Schmidt, "precisely the type of people that explain the reciprocal tribalism that's gotten us into this fucking disaster." They are always clean, it's always someone else being nasty. It's certainly never the case where those other people saw things more clearly than they did, and a lot sooner.

And for the record, for "real conservatives" like these, the term "the Left" is used much more expansively than for people who speak standard English, and includes just about everybody here on DU, not just the Green goobers and jackass radicals.

They're barefooted at a dark-sanded beach on a scorching day, taking shelter under the awning of our concession stand because the hot sand burns their feet. Once it cools down enough for them to venture out, they'll get away from us contemptible types ASAP and go back to what they were doing before.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:35 PM

17. I think they'll be more measured and less full of shot in their attacks because

they learned how bombastic demagoguery can kill a democracy.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:22 PM

5. Sounds like they're trying to prevent the Senate from approving a new SCJ this fall.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:40 PM

7. I agree.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:10 PM

10. Ahhh

You could be right. It would be great to have their input on this.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:42 PM

8. They'll be out with a power punch soon enough...

They need time to put it all together in their special way.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:44 PM

9. I take it to mean LP is re-prioritizing.

Look for LP to increase public awareness on what some Republican Senators are doing.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:13 PM

11. Sounds perfectly clear to me. Go, Lincoln Project!

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:45 PM

12. cant wait to see what they come up with

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:48 PM

14. Maybe he's a Republican who isn't a Nazi.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:56 PM

16. Since when are conservative Republicans against conservative Supreme Court Justices?

I don't expect their support on this.

We knew they were snakes when we let them into our house.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:39 PM

18. I can tell you don't know anything about the Lincoln Project

They’ve used Kavanaugh in their ads. Wilson has called him a drunk rapey fool.

Give facts and informing one’s self a try.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #18)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:04 PM

19. Thanks for the advice. Let's see, Wilson worked for Dick Cheney, Rudolph Guiliani, Saxby Chambliss

He has posted online pictures of himself with a Confederate Flag and a sign saying The South Is Going To Rise Again.

And he ran a bunch of negative ads against Max Cleland, who lost his limbs when he jumped on a live grenade to save his fellow soldiers.

Yeah, I reckon this is a man I can trust.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:53 PM

21. And they don't deny any of that. In fact their whole thing is they are Republicans

that want to destroy Trump.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #21)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:45 PM

28. Every time this argument comes up, the fact that they're republicans and we shouldn't accept....

....their help, I remind everyone that we and England willingly accepted the alliance with Stalin and the Soviet Union in order to defeat Nazi Germany.

We probably wouldn't have won WWII without them. Should we have erred on the side of "purity" and eschewed their help?

NO! Same here.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:41 AM

33. Exactly. So why would these conservative lifelong Republicans want to block a conservative Judge?

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #33)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:44 AM

34. Because they hate Trump and his destroying the country even more

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:47 PM

29. If they can help us defeat trump, and we'd have a possibility of losing to trump in November....

....without them, should we reject their help?

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Response to George II (Reply #29)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:51 AM

36. Of course not. But we should keep in mind they are working for themselves, not for us.

If we had a President Rubio or a President Cruz there wouldn't be a Lincoln Project.

And if Presidents Rubio or Cruz did the same as Trump, conservative judges, tax cuts for the rich, de-regulate environment and corporations, these guys would all be fine with it.

They hate Trump because he is gauche enough to give their game away.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #18)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:22 PM

20. Steve Schmidt to this day brags about "running" the Alito and Roberts confirmations





And Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway is a longtime Federalist Society stalwart. The same Federalist Society whose very purpose for existing is to pack the courts with rightwing idealogues.


So yeah. Facts and informing oneself.

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Response to melman (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:14 AM

32. "to this day"? Those tweets are from 2018.

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Response to George II (Reply #32)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:05 PM

37. .

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Response to melman (Reply #37)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:15 PM

39. Looks hungry, maybe he hasn't eaten "to this day"?

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Response to George II (Reply #39)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:24 PM

40. Who was president in 2018?

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Response to George II (Reply #41)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:58 PM

42. Yeah

So Steve Schmidt was bragging about his role in filling the Court with right-wingers well into the Trump era.


What a guy.

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Response to melman (Reply #42)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:01 PM

43. But you said "to this day" (On September 21, 2020), which is two years from being true.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #18)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:55 PM

22. I think it bothers some they are effective and far more harsher on Trump

than certain ones who claim to be on the left but right now are mostly attacking Clinton or RBG .

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Response to JI7 (Reply #22)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:53 PM

30. ...and fundraising for themselves.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:12 PM

25. As they've shown over the last several months, they're more in favor of preserving America's....

....democracy than any particular ideology.

They're certainly not going to let up on trump just because there's a Supreme Court nomination floating out there.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:07 PM

23. The LP went quiet right after RBG's death.

Sounds to me like they're burning the midnight oil to make new ads in response.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:08 PM

24. These guys make their living off the Republican campaigns

... so yes of course, they want to rebuild the Republican Party. They got tired of watching Chump destroy their party - and the country - so they had to do something about it. I'm glad they decided to help us get rid of Chump!


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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:15 PM

26. Means they are working behind the scenes

These guys have beaucoup connections in the republican world.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:03 PM

27. Follow up tweet from Rick Wilson, looks like they're busy working:

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:01 PM

31. It's the Twitter text equivalent of ominous music at the beginning of a movie trailer.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:29 PM

46. I think it means

Be Patient. They're working the issue even though they're somewhat silent at the moment (although they did put out a formal statement against a SCOTUS hearing/confirmation).

The good news? LP knows how the GOP works/thinks because they were once an aggressive part of the Republican Hive mind. Thus, they know better than most how to effectively undermine Republican strategy.

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