Apparently the cranky grifters who run the Lincoln Project didn’t get Joe Biden’s memo about the whole “E pluribus unum” thing or “healing” our nation – or even at least pretending to.
One of the liberal super PAC’s founders, Steve Schmidt, who like his bros is a former Republican political consultant now making bank trying to elect Democrats, showed no interest in de-escalating the tension. Instead, his recent appearance on MSNBC indicated he’s on board with deplatforming, “deprogramming,” denouncing and degrading those he disagrees with.
When asked whether Republicans would continue to follow President Donald Trump now that he’s leaving office, Schmidt unloaded.
“The winners write history, and they’re the losers, an the architects of sedition, and insurrection, and violence and death,” said Schmidt, who before becoming a celebrity on left-wing cable news channels was best known for driving Sen. John McCain’s presidential hopes into the ground.
He was referring to the Republicans in Congress who objected to seating some Electoral College electors.
Showing he’s fully ingrained in the thinking and language of the left, Schmidt accused these GOP lawmakers of trying to “reimpose Jim Crow.”
“They have poisoned democracy,” Schmidt argued, referencing people like Sens. Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and Lindsey Graham and Rep. Mo Brooks.
People around Trump, he continued, will “be held to account by the judgment of history. by the judgment of decent Americans; they’ll be held to account by corporate America as they look for jobs, by corporate America as they look for donations. They will not write their history. We will write their history. And their shame will last forever.”
Schmidt then added, “There will be no forgetting. There will be no forgiveness. We do not seek retribution, but we do seek accountability and justice for an assault and an attack on the government of the United States of America that killed six people.”
“They don’t get to rewrite what happened.”
Schmidt and his cohorts at the Lincoln Project, despite its brief history, will not admit their own role in fomenting the radicalization of he other side. For example, they repeatedly ran ads promoting the left’s fable that Trump was a stooge for Russian President Vladimir Putin, even though the Mueller investigation found no Americans colluded with Russian operatives in 2016 – except for Hillary Clinton, had Robert Mueller bothered to look – and ignoring the fact that Trump was far tougher on Russia than President Barack Obama.
Perhaps Schmidt should re-read his group’s own mission statement, as spelled out in a December 2019 New York Times op-ed when the group went public.
“We look to (Abraham) Lincoln as our guide and inspiration,” they wrote. “He understood the necessity of not just saving the Union, but also of knitting the nation back together spiritually as well as politically. But those wounds can be bound up only once the threat has been defeated. So, too, will our country have to knit itself back together after the scourge of Trumpism has been overcome.”
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