This OTYCD post originally appeared in March 2020.
Support The Lincoln Project, a group of never-Trump Republicans and ex-Republicans who have made it their mission to defeat Trump this fall.
We at OTYCD have consistently asked you to consider, and check out, various and sundry folks who we consider sane Republicans.
We do this because we know that when it comes to beating Trump, the bigger the coalition, the better. We don’t have to agree with someone 100 percent before we will join forces with them on a specific topic or task.
The Lincoln Project combines the efforts of pretty much every never-Trumper of note out there–some you know, some you’ve never heard of.
Invoking the name and legacy of the greatest Republican president ever, Abraham Lincoln, the folks behind The Lincoln Project have dedicated themselves to sending Trump packing.
From their mission statement: “We do not undertake this task lightly nor from ideological preference. Our many policy differences with national Democrats remain. However, the priority for all patriotic Americans must be a shared fidelity to the Constitution and a commitment to defeat those candidates who have abandoned their constitutional oaths, regardless of party. Electing Democrats who support the Constitution over Republicans who do not is a worthy effort.”
One of the ways they choose to fight back is with devastating ads that target GOP Senators who are up for re-election, as well as the actions of Trump himself.
While you might not support individual members of The Lincoln Project (and heck, you might absolutely hate some of them), its efforts are worth checking out and encouraging.
Obligatory warning, with apologies for bonking you all on the head about this fact: The people who founded The Lincoln Project, and are active in it, hold at least some political beliefs that don’t match yours. That means that sometimes, some of them will say things and do things that might piss you off well and thoroughly. Hell, one of them might have said something bizarre, distasteful, or damn near unspeakable just last week, possibly. That’s ok. Really, it’s OK. You’re being asked to look at what The Lincoln Project is doing and support what you like, not endorse every last little everything that it and each and every one of its members does. The Lincoln Project was launched because its creators understand the danger of Trump–that’s the key thing. One of the reasons this country is so borked right now is we’re fiercely polarized and, in avoiding jerks who disagree with us, we end up avoiding decent people who happen to disagree with us. That’s got to stop if we want to make things better.
See the main page for The Lincoln Project:
See the op-ed, authored by four members of The Lincoln Project, which was published in the New York Times:
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