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Lincoln Project sullies “Honest Abe”

Lincoln Project sullies “Honest Abe”

I suppose if a car manufacturer and an insurance company can take on President Lincoln’s name, so can anyone else.  But, it rises to the height of offense when it is used by a group of  political activists who use it as a shield behind which they pursue policies that would have been repugnant to the first Republican President – especially when you consider that they are peddling dishonesty in the name of “Honest Abe.”

Now, if you are not familiar with the Lincoln Project, it is a collection of one-time Republicans and self-proclaimed conservatives whose hatred for President Trump has led them to desert their party and their alleged political philosophy.  They claim that they are still Republican and conservative. That is the first dishonesty.

They took Lincoln’s name as an implication that they still align with the GOP—just not with Trump.  Oh, they may have aligned with the GOP in the past – and perhaps even espoused conservative principles on occasion – but they are neither today, and perhaps never were.

In most cases, they are today what they always were – Washington establishmentarians who travel on the prevailing political winds like dandelion seeds.  They are apostates … false flaggers.

For the most part, the Lincoln Project is composed of people whose names were never known outside of the D.C. circles until they became favorites on MSNBC and CNN.  They volunteered to be the useful idiots for the radical left.  That is not what true conservatives do.

Among the founders of the Lincoln Project are such hitherto unknows as:

George Conway — whose only claim to fame was being the husband of White House advisor Kellyanne Conway and not securing the job he wanted in the Trump administration.

Reed Galen – an independent political strategist with fewer and fewer Republican clients.

Steve Schmidt – the previously obscure acid-tongued advisor to the late Senator John McCain.

John Weaver – another McCain alum who also consulted for the Democratic Party.

Rick Wilson — millionaire media buyer and anti-Trump book peddler, whose vicious tongue competes with Schmidt for vile commentary leadership.

Jennifer Horn – former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party.

The founders of the Lincoln Project initially said that their goal was to defeat President Trump … period.  It did not take long for their true colors to be seen.  Put simply, it is a group dedicated to the defeat of the Republican party and conservative principles across the nation.

In a recent television interview, Horn revealed their purpose when she called for the defeat of every Republican in Congress – saying that “not a single (Republican) representative in D.C.” should be re-elected.  She added that they were standing up for principles.

But what principles?

To find out, you just need to check out the radical left game book and platform.  Galen – appearing on the same MSNBC show as Horn – laid out their goals that precisely corresponded to the radical left platform of the Democratic Party.  He declared that there is “no future for the Republican Party” even after the election – and even if Trump is defeated.  Galen argues that any post-Trump leaders would still be Trumpian.

For whatever the folks at the Lincoln Project claim to be – or have been – they are NOT Republicans.  They are NOT conservatives.  They have become an integral part of the progressive Democratic Party – and will continue in that role in the future.  Golan even spoke of a strategic coalition with the Biden campaign.

According to a report in Axios – under the headline, “The Lincoln Project is becoming a media business – the group intends to carry on as a commercial business.  They have signed with United Talent Agency to build their media platform.  They are also developing business relationships with television networks, podcast distributors and publishing houses to monetarize their personalities and partisan perspective on issues.

They are taking their lead from former staffers in the Obama administration, who formed Crooked Media – which offers an array of communication services.  And no, it was not Trump who came up with the name of their group.

Axios reports that the Lincoln Project “has transformed from an election-focused advertising PAC into a media company with millions of followers.”

As detailed in Axios, the group has several specific objectives for selling politics as entertainment.  These include:

“The company is currently working with a documentarian and a motion picture producer to create a non-fiction film after the election.

It also attracted interest from TV studios looking to work with the Lincoln Project to help develop a “House of Cards”-like fiction series.

One source notes that a few linear TV networks have indicated interest in having Lincoln Project’s streaming show “LPTV” on their networks.

UTA has also signed the group to work with Fletcher and Co., a literary management company, to land book deals.”

Nothing they are proposing to do is illegal, of course.  But it shows that they are now going to sellout any vestige of moral integrity and political philosophy for the big bucks by locking their business interest in with the progressive community.  Since most of the other media platforms – news, entertainment and publishing – are left leaning, they will undoubtedly get a great reception from the comrades-in-arms.

It is their hope that they can disprove Abraham Lincoln’s belief that you cannot fool all the people all the time.

So, there ’tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Mike

    Larry, You have forever sullied your reputation for sticking up for the nut case/crook that currently occupies the WH. The one thing that the founders of the Lincoln Project have is integrity, which is something that you and most of the elected officials currently in the Republican Party do not. The Lincoln Project believes that they can bring integrity back to the Republican Party, but only by getting rid of Donald Trump, and the sycophants that bow down to him. They believe that the character of the individual occupying the WH matters, you do not, you have stated that many times in your tomes. They realize that much of what he has done in office is illegal, and most of the Republicans in office have been willing to overlook things because he signed off on their wonderful tax cuts, and was making it easier (and more profitable) for big business to make their money. They realize that he has not delivered on his campaign promises from 2016, starting with “Make America Great Again”, instead making America the laughing stock of the free world for electing an idiot to our highest office. I know that you simply shrug off all the people that formerly worked in the administration who have come out against him and further stating that what they saw in his administration was a ‘disaster’ as simply disgruntled former employees, but those individuals are significant in number. These are not your average folks, they are people that you would expect to share your conservative values, generals, former CEO of a major corporation, you get the picture. I know that your interests are for the short term, getting conservative judges in the judiciary, passing more tax cuts, but these people of the Lincoln Project who you denigrate have the long-term goals of the Nation, and in turn the Republican Party in mind when they attempt to get the current disaster out of the WH. So there tis…..

    • Eli

      I just complained to the Lincoln Project for their deception. So why would you favor pro communist Biden, who had a list of communists on his v.p. lists like Karen Bass. This is all preplanned as Kamala praised the Marxist BLM. Marxist, Kamala Harris has a Stanford, Socialist professor father, Hindu mother, and they belonged to the same organization led by Khalid al Mansour. Khalid helped to mentor Islamic, Socialist Barrack Hussain Obama and get him in Harvard Law school funded by Communist China. It’s on the list of 87 schools funded by $680 billion from China. Co founder (2015) of deceptive, Marxist BLM, Patisse Cullor , said on her website, when they defund the police, they want to activate the Black Panther Party or the Nation of Islam or (Sharia Law?) Omar had this sign at her fund raising for CAIR. Another co founder, Alicia Garza (Oakland, Ca.), near Tide’s Center, which manages the millions of dollars funding the Global Marxist BLM (170 million tax dollars), said it is a revival of the Black Liberation Movement (Army). President Trump stood up to these radicals, who were very angry that he interrupted their agenda, set in motion from 2012-2016. Hitler news media won’t share what Pres. Trump has done, such as removal of thousands of gangs and 100,000 criminals, (Kamala funds and releases). He pushed law and order, when the Socialist Democrat leaders ignored the riots, that Obama , Maxine Waters, and Pelosi praised. Trump has been trying to work with industries, to get them out of the clenches of Communist China, upsetting the Socialist Democrats in Congress, and Schumer and Schiff, who are funded by Socialist George Soros. Trump created a bill against sex trafficking, and to help victims, that Clintons and Epstein used on his island. Trump has protected border patrol, Dems, wanted borders open letting in more criminals. Trump passed prison reform, and military raises. He secured American Enegy independence and more.

  2. Dan Tyree

    Mike I wish that you would explain what it is about socialism/ communism that you find attractive. If the libturds get their way you will have buyers remorse later on. Fools like you think that you will stay at the top of the shit pile and be one of the elite. Not so. Your home and whatever wealth you have would be scattered around. Remember Barack Obama’s conversation with joe the plumber in 2008? If not for the people putting republicans in charge of the house and senate in 2010 our republic would be gone. All of the commiecrats promise to fix everything. They had a veto proof super majority during the first 2 years of obozo’o first term. Why didn’t they fix it then? Simple. All talk and no action. Just like Trump told retard joe during the last debate. No, joe isn’t going to win. I like to think that most people still have some common sense. But if he does win, at least we have a great scotus to keep him and his comrades in check.

  3. Ben Weber

    I am shocked to hear of your claim that Republicans lie? I simply can’t believe it!
    It has been fun to watch you guys turn on each other.

  4. Ronald Dunne

    Libs don’t need to “Fool all the people all the time”… just hold a running majority of fools and they will win every time. My fear is that we are heading to a one-party state- one of “All Lib-Leftists, ALL THE TIME”…

  5. Blue

    Sounds like a Badge of Honor for President Trump as he disrupts the way things were, the applecart getting torn to pieces.

  6. Duane

    Should be better known as the Benedict Arnold Project. The old saying you can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time. You can fool all of the liberals all of the time and some of conservatives some of the time.

  7. Morf

    Just asking, does the Lincoln Project gave a fat Hispanic woman among its “stars? ‘
    The BBC is very Trumpophobic and had such a person on a while ago. She was introduced as a Republican but was clearly not.

  8. Dan Tyree

    I don’t want a president that unites everyone. That means kissing up to the libturds that wants to destroy the republic and become a globalized society. Trump is doing a great job. He’s caused many people to take notice of the commiecrats agenda.

  9. Mike

    Larry, the latest conversion to the Biden train comes from your home, former GOP majority leader of the Florida House, and President Pro Temp of the Florida Senate, saying “I love my party, but I love my country more. Donald Trump has been an embarrassment to the Nation”-Michael Fasano. Will you ever wake up and realize that this man has accomplished nothing for the good of the Nation? Doubtful, but we can always hope….

  10. Dan Tyree

    Mike with the cognitive problem that retard joe has you want to lecture about an embarrassment? Trump stands up for America while joe hides in his basement dreaming of playing stink finger with Tara Reid.