There is No Moral Justification for the “Lincoln Project”

Speaking recently to a predictably sympathetic Lesley Stahl on CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” members of the “Lincoln Project” Super PAC claimed they were trying to rescue the integrity of the Republican Party and defeat “Trumpism.” These former Republican consultants claim that the party under Trump has betrayed what they believed were core Republican values.

Given everything the Lincoln Project is doing, however, it is clear they are not trying to “rescue” the Republican Party from anything. They are trying to destroy it.

Why else would they not only be targeting the president, but also, as The Hill reported in August, Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Cornyn (R-Texas) Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Steve Daines (R-Mt.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.)?

There are 23 Republican U.S. senators up for reelection next month. The Lincoln Project is spending heavily against 14 of them. The Washington Post recently identified the close races for U.S. Senate, naming eight Republicans as vulnerable: Gardner, McSally, Collins, Tillis, Ernst, Graham, Daines, and David Perdue of Georgia. Of these eight Republican senators, only Perdue is not on the Lincoln Project’s hit list. Perhaps that’s an oversight.

In close races, a few nudges this way or that can make all the difference, and if the 2020 election is anything like the 2016 election, nudges will matter. The Lincoln Project, which reportedly […] Read More