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Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:05 PM

Re Lincoln Project I'd like input from others

I have been tempted to throw a few bucks their way. I think they have some of the best stuff out there against Trump. However I pull up short when I remember who they were before Trump and what they'll be after. Is anyone on here donating to them? And what are your thoughts on the subject?

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:06 PM

1. I don't think I would donate to them.

That being said, I wouldn't be opposed to sharing their ads, and adding a disclaimer that this is a prominent conservative group that is actively campaigning AGAINST Donald Trump.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:08 PM

2. As long as Trump is the threat, I'm content to support them. Once we get a Dem President...

--and especially once we likewise take back the Senate-- all bets are off.

"The enemy of my enemy is my friend" works temporarily if you remain adquately skeptical.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:13 PM

3. WE ARE REPUBLICANS, AND WE WANT TRUMP DEFEATED

The enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 03:22 PM

12. The enemy of my enemy is almost-never my friend

They just want to exploit us to get rid of a higher-priority enemy before turning on us.

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 05:40 PM

14. I am skeptical of them, as I implied in another post.

But if you look at the situation, they are stuck with us for a while, even as they won't admit that. Their party is ruled by racists and rightwing White evangelicals, until the chamber of commerce republicans, Urban and Surburban republican men and women start showing up massively to vote in their primaries, they are going to be stuck with people like Trump and McConnell ruling their party. So they need us for as long as it takes for them to regain control of their party, my guess is that is at least another generation.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:18 PM

4. They have all the connections for funding they need

Remember they're made up of Republican campaign consultants and operatives. The only impact a donation from you would make is another name on their mailing list to sell. I can assume that spam from sources that want a return to the "normalcy" of the Bush administration isn't your thing, right?

Seek out other people producing hard-hitting stuff, or just chip in to bloggers and podcasts that are struggling but who provide some pushback against normalizing conservative talking points.

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Response to JHB (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:33 PM

5. Oh I'll support Dem. Candidates. I said that's where my stimulus will go.

I do appreciate the input. I do believe at this point in time the stuff they are airing is priceless.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:39 PM

6. Yes, it's hard-hitting. But they already have big-ticket funders

What I'm arguing for is to look for organizations and people who are on our side and for whom donations are much more critically needed.

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Response to JHB (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:41 PM

7. Would like to know who!

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:53 PM

8. I don't have time right now to assemble a list for you, but consider this:




Are those people worth your support? Bonus! They're not Republicans!

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Response to JHB (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 02:00 PM

9. I wasn't asking for a list.

Thought perhaps someone knew who the big money was. I have a loose list. Joe of course. Mark kelley, McGrath. Harrison Anywhere we can pick up a senate seat. Gretchen Driskell in my district. thanks.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 05:48 PM

15. You might be interested in Indivisible's

Payback Project. They're targeting the most vulnerable/reprehensible GOPher Senators in this cycle--that includes McConnell, Collins, Graham, Tillis, Ernst, McSilly, and others; eleven in all. IMHO, they are aimng the money right at a lot of the targets we would like to hit. They're getting the big majority of what I'm not donating to Biden.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 02:02 PM

10. Never buy bullets for someone who will be shooting at you in the future.

Remember when the USA armed Iran and Iraq?

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 02:11 PM

11. they are doing good work right now

I would not give them money... they will continue their work w/o your help (and/or mine)

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 05:32 PM

13. They are going to turn on us as soon as they get rid of Trump.

Let Never Trump republicans and fatcats that hate Trump fund them, IMO. It is your money, so do what you want, just remember that once they are rid of Trump, they are coming after us.

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