Lincoln Project going for the throat when the enemy is down

    Via the loquacious Steve Schmidt:

    .@ProjectLincoln We are hearing from many sources within the Trump campaign about the fear and panic in the ranks. Staffers are scared. Some are terrified. They know the walls are crumbling. Some like Miller and Meadows are irredeemable and will face history’s brutal judgement.

    — Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) October 3, 2020

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    More Steve waxing florid:

    Titanic hit the iceberg at 1140 pm. There was a slight shudder. Most passengers were undisturbed. 2 hours and 40 minutes later she was 14,000 feet deep in the North Atlantic. The lethal event was barely noticed. The consequences played out in spasms of fear and chaos. That is

    — Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) October 3, 2020

    The Trump campaign tonight. It is imploding under the staggering weight of its’ lying and corruption. The staffers are enraged about the recklessness of their leadership. It’s all going down. You can feel it. This is the week that finished the Trump presidency. The end is near

    — Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) October 3, 2020

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    Reach out. We will protect you. Join us.

    — Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) October 3, 2020

    Let me assure you of my profound indifference to the opinion of complicit cowards who have abdicated every conceivable previously stated principle in the name of Trump. They are shameful.

    — Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) October 3, 2020

    No one cares about the campaign and WH staffers. They were recklessly exposed. The indifference is incredible.

    — Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) October 3, 2020

    Some illegal immigrants worse than others 

    Pink shirts? Who'd a-thunk.


    But Twitter today has been doing it different, see  #ProudBoys (led,I have an inkling, by Geo. Takei?). Anyhow, I find it very GenZ, like when they bought up all the tickets for the Tulsa rally.

    Steve did good, knows his target:

    Baiting Meadows (I am reminded of Tokyo Rose! laugh)

    He's testing - when the time comes to pluck out his eyes, will he be ready?

    Sounds like they are salivating to me.

    "Inside The Lincoln Project's War Room," The New Yorker, Oct. 5:

    Rick Wilson @ The Daily Beast, Oct. 5 "The ‘Fuck Your Feelings’ Crowd Wants a Pity Party for Trump"


    now this doesn't sound good:

    Okay Donald, lets see you play three rounds of golf before you talk about what infection you might not get.

    Your dare begs the question:With who? Not that some wouldn't, not suggesting that. Just wondering who would be thinking along the lines of "feeling lucky punks".

    Team Covid!

    Steve Schmidt "first dance" with Trump:

    You’ve never beaten me at anything. This is our first dance. @realDonaldTrump. Did you like #covita. @ProjectLincoln. @TheRickWilson @stuartpstevens @reedgalen. We are so much better at this than your team of crooks, wife beaters, degenerates,weirdos and losers. You are losing 1

    — Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) October 7, 2020

    You are already beating him Steve. Whatever is left inside his melon you are taking up all the space.

    — Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) October 8, 2020

    Thanks Mooch !

    — Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) October 8, 2020


    From our friends @MeidasTouch @realDonaldTrump @lincoln. Donald, the people are laughing at you. You think you look like a leader? You are an OOMPA LOOMPA

    — Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) October 7, 2020


    Looking for Donald's stutter

    yeah, they play rough, it's the real old fashioned definition of gaslighting just like in the Bergman/Boyer movie

    Heh, evergreen tweet, used when they need a break?

    note they set up #WheresJared, already has lotsa tweets

    on a tear, lol

    Some of Steve's latest riffs:

    Yet who are these Project Lincoln guys...

    Oh they are using thug tactics, no doubt about that to me. It's just fascinating to be able to watch what they do out in the open now. This political campaign business is rough stuff, not for the clutching pearls type. Wish it weren't so.; is what it is. Myself, I would never want to be part of it.

    ^^^ Important aside, note the debate question on screen: How will you address civil unrest in South Carolina?

    Don't tell me that protests right now aren't counter-productive! I'm sorry, they just are! Campaign pros are probably hearing it from focus groups allover the country, including people afraid of the violence the election might bring. Keep reminding them over and over by protesting aggressively in suburbs and making sure videos of such things get plenty of play on Facebook. Getting attention, right, getting people to think about maybe they should vote for that Republican. Dems certainly don't seem to be able to handle it, the protests are mainly against Dems!

    Note they say the source is "From Joe Biden".

    This carefully crafted bit of theatre comes across to me like an old horror movie where the undead walks in slow motion in pursuit of a screaming girl who is hauling ass through the foggy woods yet cannot get away. He's coming. He is inevitable. But, is he real?  Who cares.  He aint Trump and he aint Bernie.

    hah. Hope for their sake the target audience doesn't see it like that.

    Myself, I always read a bit of snark or tongue-in-cheek into the cool-dude-Joe pix like the one driving the convertible, almost like a self-deprecatory joke: Grandpa can still role play Obama if you want him to

    hah, at The Villages in FL today, this is fabulous, don't know who paid for it, Reed Galen of Lincoln Project just retweeted it:

    new Black Biden-Harris ad 

    (*Not* Lincoln!)

    This just popped up on an unrelated search, look how he has has a deep instinct about how he won basically running against folks like that

    People don’t remember the chaos, hatred & discord that we all went through during the 8 years of Obama/Biden. St. Louis, Oakland, Baltimore, and so many other places, were a complete & total disaster. I wouldn’t be in the beautiful White House if it weren’t for Sleepy Joe, etc.

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2020

    In a way it's very strange how a Queens born and bred guy who liked to play king of Manhattan gets the whole anti-urban sentiment of many swings.

    Meanwhile radical youth are protesting against some of those in the ad as agents of the fascist police state and basically ignoring him.

    I certainly wouldn't use this ad in non-urban areas. Cause lately the message to anti-urban swings about their rule is:everybody living under these folks is miserably unhappy with them, and it's coming from the left, from protesters.

    and oh look Mitch is playing a similar fiddle right now. (tho kinda hard to buy Chuck Schumer as an angry flaming leftie--he's definitely an urbane northeasterner, but it's clear he's suburban too.)

    George Conway retweeted (Bess is a screenwriter)

    George Conway retweets about xenophobic divisiveness causing trouble for a spouse of a politician:


    Lots of Lincoln Project attempts at direct gaslighting of  the Drumpf today:

    and they retweeted this from The Fly for good measure:

    just added:

    Wow, he honed his comic skills on Henny Youngman, how quaint. "ancient suburban women, will you love me?"

     Do you remember the olden days like I do when politicians asked people for the favor of their vote at the end of a debate or speech?

    He really is the first PoMo president. The "reality" TV show thing. I fear no going back from what he has done in that department, probably worldwide.

    (I remember that in 1980, I actually feared Reagan would do that because he was an actor. But turns out he knew how to play the role of a politician without ever breaking character. One solid narrative all the way through, one version of reality...)

    I notice they are always trying a new hashtag, see if it will catch (I think Trump even complained about them doing that if I am remembering correctly?)

    Use them all

    well I think this time they are beat by Meidas Touch, looking like they are going to have a real big hit with 


    Killer Mike, eh? That's cold... but good.

    Yeah, kinda sux to be bailed out by self-absorbed disaffected right wing shitslungers. I mean, what role did these guys play over the last 15 years? I'm glad theyr not going the Mitt Romney route, and truly grateful for the work & success, but still, the irony's not lost. And the feeling that Dems still can't really stand up for ourselves, except 2008 when we had a once-in-a--lifetime hope-and-change candidate/message with a huge ground game that's now disappeared.

    Courting General Kelly:

    They are doing like a machine gun today:

    Maybe that is partly timing choice, as a Sunday is when people do things like surfing the internet on politics?

    Yeah every couple hours with the Trump gaslighting:

    (there is a Spanish version of the above for Floridians)


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