The Republican anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project turns around ads featuring Donald Trump’s blunders almost before they fall out of his mouth. Their ads pack a punch that will help tip POTUS over of the edge of his political platform. The ads are beautifully done and usually very funny — like this new one.
Five extremely bright and successful professionals formed The Lincoln Project, and their crisp primary goal is to “prevent the reelection of Donald Trump,” because he is so dangerous. One of the founders Steve Schmidt called POTUS “evil.”
Certainly, the man who occasionally sits in the Oval Office has reached depths people have not even imagined, but he can go far deeper into the deep sea of atrocities. It is a very cold, dark, and high-pressure environment where people like Trump can’t see a thing other than themselves.
He has managed to survive there after evolving into some very strange adaptations. The former leader of the free world lurks among some terrifying-looking beings.
The Lincoln Project’s latest ad shows Donald J.Trump’s Re-election Strategy and uses the president’s own words against him. As the commander-in-chief stands before a rally full of cheering stands, he soaks up their adulation and idolizing.
The music is engaging, a Conga Line Dance that takes one back to the old I Love Lucy and Ricky Ricardo television days of the 50s when The Donald was just a teenager. Then, Trump spies someone in the audience that he does not like. So he points them out and speaks to them:
‘How did you get in here? You’re supposed to be outside…You know they show up in the helmets and the black masks. They’ve got gloves and other things.’
Then, the music hits its climax, and instead of line dancers shouting “Tequila!” they shout “Antifa!”
All of the brilliant Lincoln Project founders were either Republicans or former Republicans. George T. Conway III (Kellyanne’s husband), Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson, Jennifer Horn, and John Weaver. The country laughs at their ads, but the subjects are deadly serious: Trump Betrayed Our Troops, Trump Has a Size Problem, and Donald J. Trump’s Fantasy Has Finally Come True.
Trump has been trying to blame others for any of his missteps — again. When he saw members of Antifa at the Charlottesville, VA frightening white supremacist march, he knew he had his villains. The problem has been that Antifa is not really a group.
This is The Lincoln Project’s latest ad:
”Donald Trump’s re-election strategy.’
Donald Trump’s re-election strategy. pic.twitter.com/eTTiqdx3YI
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 1, 2020
What does Antifa oppose? The BBC reports:
‘Neo-Nazis, Neo-fascism, white supremacists and racism, and these days the movement that encapsulates some of those ideas: the alt-right.’
Antifa is a movement, according to NPR. In a new interview, Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Lacy MacAuley about why she supports the Antifa movement.
Garcia-Navarro talks about who is demonstrating:
‘Demonstrations in front of the White House have attracted a diverse group of protesters over the last eight days – students, health workers, clergy, families. On a curb along 16th Street, there’s Lacy MacAuley.’
‘I am just a Washington, D.C., activist, antifascist – antifa.’
Jillian Mele said:
‘Also breaking right now, police warn of an antifa protest today.’
Robert O’Brien added:
‘Radical militants that are coming out under cover of night, traveling across state lines.’
Then, Pete Hegseth said “they came to fight:”
‘And once again, they came to fight, dressed in black, wearing masks and armed with smoke bombs, shields and pepper spray. Take a look.’
Garcia-Navarro pointed out “That from Fox News, MacAuley:
‘That from Fox News. MacAuley, who is white, is wearing a tight black shirt and a face covering, but most people are now because of the pandemic. Hers is a black-and-white paisley bandana.’
‘There aren’t a lot of people who are public who can explain antifa who are kind of in it.’
The PBS host continued:
‘She’s 41 and says she’s been an active protester since 2003 and the invasion of Iraq. By 2016, she had focused on Richard Spencer and counter-demonstrated at his deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017.’
‘He’s a white nationalist and a eugenicist and everything. And that is what I was doing when some, you know, right-wing people decided to basically find me.’
‘Most antifa are anonymous. But the group Project Veritas filmed MacAuley in 2017, publicizing her name and contact information. She says she got death threats, that there was a mysterious fire at her home. And so for the past few years, to protect her family, she’s not spoken publicly. She says people misunderstand what antifa is.’
MacAuley went further, explaining Antifascism:
‘Antifascism is more like a set of practices and a philosophy than it is an organization. No, actually, we don’t have any kind of, like, big, giant hierarchy. It comes from your heart. It comes from your sense of justice. That’s real. That’s what’s real.’
The woman from PBS inserted:
‘The Justice Department has a different understanding.’
Then, the Attorney General and Donald Trump’s Roy Cohn, William Barr hit the room hard with fake “evidence,” even as he appeared on the screen:
‘We have evidence that antifa and other similar extremist groups, as well as actors of a variety of different political persuasions, have been involved in instigating and participating in the violent activity.’
Garcia-Navarro noted what Barr said and contradicted him:
‘That’s Attorney General William Barr on Thursday, name-checking only antifa. According to the Anti-Defamation League, far-left antifa has its roots in 1960s Europe and the belief, shared by some right-wing thinkers, that if German civilians had been armed and violent in the 1920s and ’30s, the Nazis would have never come to power. The ADL says antifa’s embrace of violence can be self-defeating but notes that there have been no murders related to antifa in the U.S., and most domestic terrorism in the U.S. is linked to right-wing extremists.’
As a six-months-pregnant woman with a toddler, too, MacAuley supports force:
‘In pretty much every, you know, people’s uprising, you’re going to see, you know, rioting and looting and everyday people destroying the symbols of power.’
The PBS host said:
‘I mean, we’ve seen arrests of people self-describing as antifa, antifascist or other sort of – you know, under the leftist anarchist banner, you know, that have been armed in some places. There have been accusations that they are involved, at least in some sense, in sort of the violence against property. What would you say to that?’
The pregnant woman added:
‘I think that, you know, I’m not very interested in talking about looting or the smashing of windows compared to the actual loss of human life that black people are experiencing every single week, every single day in this country. I think that that’s what we need to keep focusing on.’
‘We’ve seen over the past few days that the protests have become a lot less violent, with a lot less confrontation. And that seems to be a deliberate tactic that is being developed in some places. Is that something that someone from antifa could embrace?’
MacAuley gave her version of Antifascists:
‘Antifascists actually protest quote-unquote “peacefully,” like, when it’s actually effective to do so. Remember, people of color have been protesting against oppression in this country for decades and centuries. And has anyone listened? Like, I mean, only – you know, people are listening right now. But if that police station had never been burned down, would we be talking about this right now in Washington, D.C.?’
The PBS host mentioned:
‘MacAuley says she’s decided to speak out now because of the administration’s focus on antifa.’
‘Donald Trump absolutely would love to see all of us in jail. He would love to see all of us political refugees in another country or persecuted into silence. And if you can start with a group like antifa that is actually, like, not very well-organized or anything like that, well, you can label everyone antifa.’
Then, she added:
‘That was Lacy MacAuley, an antifa protester in Washington, D.C. And elsewhere in the program, a new generation of young black activists joining and organizing these demonstrations.’
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