The Lincoln Project is full of ex Bush employees, racists, sexist, warmongering neocons who were rejected by the republican voters and are jumping ship to the Democrats who are all too happy to embrace them. I really we should keep an eye on them because I don’t like this allying of neocons and neoliberals at all.
Yeah, their narrative is clever, but they’re just pulling the wool over the eyes of people who hate Trump and therefore don’t scrutinize them.
I certainly can't claim that I know all of the secret motivations of the Lincoln project but if they are trying to pull some head-fake by appearing to coddle the Trump haters while having some secret agenda, what is the end game of that strategy? Who exactly is getting the wool pulled over their eyes? What is the Lincoln project really trying to do?
Why is it so hard to believe that there is a constituency of republicans who do consider themselves conservative, but don't like Trump? This does not seem surprising or clandestine to me at all. In my mind, the republican party has been getting more divisive and simply anti-democrat (vs. pro conservatism) for some time. I don't think the question should be why are these republicans acting this way now but rather, why did it take so long.
This all started with Newt Gingrich. He came up with the idea that instead of just disagreeing with a "progressive" policy, accuse them of hating america, wanting to take guns away, wanting to end religion, create a nation of welfare queens... The strategy worked, they kept doubling down on it, and ended up with Trump as the face of the party. Now there are a whole host of republicans who no longer embrace the party of Trump. Yeah, this is clearly some deep state conspiracy of some sort.