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  • EXCLUSIVE: Lincoln Project co-founder met with Trump for campaign role in 2016

    07/27/2020 11:54:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 27, 2020 | 2:32pm | Updated | Ebony Bowden
    Steve Schmidt, one of the co-founders of anti-Trump political action group the Lincoln Project, met with then-candidate Donald Trump and tried to join his campaign during a 2016 Manhattan meeting, sources with knowledge of the conversation told The Post. But the Republican operative — best known for his work on John McCain’s failed presidential bid before becoming one of the faces of the “Never Trump” movement — failed to get the gig because Trump thought he was a “total idiot,” one of the sources said. Ten days after Schmidt’s March 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, the campaign hired Paul Manafort...
  • Levin: Be careful where you put those pineapples, SS

    07/21/2020 7:05:24 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    Mark Levin on Twitter ^ | 7/21/20 | Mark Levin
    Crack pot Brent Bozell. Ironic indeed. Of course it was all topped by the nasal twanged proto fascist @marklevinshow, who responded to the original hit piece by demanding the IRS, DOJ and FEC investigate @ProjectLincoln because that is what these illiberal frauds and cancerous— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) July 21, 2020 Useless POS Steve Schmidt, a lowlife bigot, and his punk comrades, need a collective criminal anal exam. https://t.co/f5obWK5H52— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) July 21, 2020 Levin is an ego maniac who calls himself the “Great One”. He is a brittle narcissicist and this 👇is a poodles Yelp. Hit dog...
  • Lincoln Project founders have ties to Russia and tax troubles, docs reveal

    07/21/2020 9:10:39 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 21, 2020 | 11:35am | Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — The founders of the Lincoln Project, a headline-grabbing new anti-Trump political action committee formed by GOP operatives who describe the president as “crook” and “huckster,” have their own checkered dealings with Russia and the tax man, documents obtained by the Post reveal. Since its inception last November — announced with a blistering New York Times op-ed — the brainchild of George Conway, Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson and John Weaver has raked in more than $19.4 million dollars, according to FEC filings, and needled President Trump repeatedly with provocative TV ads. But the group — which the National Review...
  • Steve Schmidt: Trump’s Base Is a ‘Mindless’ Cult That Has Devolved into Cheering Water Drinking (McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign manager)

    07/17/2020 4:40:26 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 16 2020 | PAM KEY
    Thursday on MSNBC, Steve Schmidt, John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign manager, described President Donald Trump’s supporters as “a cult of personality” that mindlessly cheer the president talking about drinking water. Host Brian Williams said, “I caught an article yesterday, the gist of which is that American passports are useless right now. Let’s ignore for the moment that the pandemic has made travel unreachable, impossible, and unpalatable for most people. If you wanted to, if you had the means or perhaps the urgency, a mission to travel the world, we are allowed as Americans into Turkey, Tanzania and Mexico. Europe is...
  • Lincoln Project reports raising $16.8 million for anti-Trump efforts

    07/15/2020 7:28:46 PM PDT · by bitt · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/15/2020 | Tal Axelrod
    GOP group the Lincoln Project says it raised $16.8 million in the second quarter of 2020 as it ramps up its anti-Trump efforts ahead of the general election. In a filing with the Federal Election Commission posted Wednesday, the group said it spent $7.2 million and has $10.8 million cash on hand. It also owes more than $263,500 in debt. Among the organization's most prominent donors are billionaire hedge fund manager Stephen Mandel, who gave $1 million, business magnate David Geffen, who gave $100,000, and Bain Capital chairman Joshua Bekenstein, who also gave $100,000. The Lincoln Project was founded late...
  • Wow! GOP 'Never Trumpers' Are Paid by a 'Radical' Leftist Billionaire

    07/15/2020 8:37:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/15/2020 | Victoria Taft
    They sound like Leftists. They act like Leftists. And now we learn that the Never-Trumper group called “The Lincoln Project” is funded by a Leftist billionaire, according to a new book on the subject. And a collective “Oh, it all makes sense to me now!” just spread over the land. The project features, among others, GOP political strategists Rick Wilson, Steve Schmidt, the Washington Post’s “conservative” columnist Jennifer Rubin, former “Weekly Standard” editor Bill Kristol, and disgruntled attorney, George “Mr. Kellyanne” Conway, who spends nearly all of his time trying to ruin his wife’s White House career. Judging by their...
  • Never Trump Lincoln Project Caught Lying About President’s July 4 Speech

    07/06/2020 1:24:18 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 06 2020 | HANNAH BLEAU
    The Never Trump Lincoln Project, led by the likes of George Conway, Steve Schmidt, and Rick Wilson, has been flagged by Twitter for spreading “manipulated media” over its presentation of a portion of President Trump’s Salute to America July 4 speech. “What’s wrong with the President?” the Lincoln Project tweeted alongside a video that attempted to make it sound as if Trump said operation Desert Storm took place in Vietnam:
  • Organized TikTok Campaigns Jammed Up Trump Rally Tickets By The Hundreds

    06/20/2020 11:09:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 103 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/21/20 | Laura Italiano
    Social media was abuzz Saturday night with claims that President Trump opponents, many of them teenagers and K-Pop fans, guaranteed that hundreds, even thousands of seats for the Tulsa rally remained empty — by bulk “reserving” tickets they had no intention of using.Trump had blamed protests and media-stoked fears of the coronavirus for the large swaths of empty seats.“Actually, you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok who flooded the Trump campaign w/fake ticket reservations & tricked you into believing a million people wanted your white supremacist open mic enough to pack an arena during COVID,” progressive New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted at...
  • Carville: Democrats Could Learn A Lot About Never Trump Republicans, "We Don't Fight Like That"

    05/07/2020 4:22:48 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 38 replies
    RCP video ^ | 5-6-2020 | Ian Schwartz
    James Carville on Wednesday thanked "neocons" and praised the anti-Trump Lincoln Group for their attack ad "Mourning in America" that takes aim at the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Carville told MSNBC host Brian Williams that Democrats could learn from Never Trumper Republicans. The Democratic operative also praised "The Bulwark," a website founded by Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol for being mean and fighting hard. Kristol, one of the most vocal proponents of the Iraq War and War in Afghanistan, is one of the most visible faces in the Never Trump coalition. The Lincoln Project was founded by...
  • FLASHBACK 2016: Steve Schmidt Predicts Electoral Doom for Trump and GOP

    05/08/2020 6:10:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 8, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Watch the predictions confidently asserted by Steve Schmidt in 2016, completely lacking any hint of self-doubt, that Donald Trump and the Republicans would be decisively defeated in November 2016. Why this clown is still allowed to continue pretending that he is some sort of credible pundit is amazing considering his laughable failure which apparently did not teach that arrogant blowhard any sense of humility.
  • VIDEO: Never Trumper Schmidt Suffers Severe TDS Meltdown

    05/07/2020 7:13:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 7, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Prepare the gurney for Steve Schmidt to be strapped down in on November 3. Also you will need a leather strap for his foaming mouth to bite down upon when he realizes his world has been shattered with the re-election of Donald Trump. You can get an idea of just how destroyed Schmidt will be in November by watching this severe TDS meltdown he had on MSNBC's Deadline: White House. I expect his rant frequency to increase exponentially between now and Election Day followed by an unending Primal Scream. Enjoy the gurney ride, Steve!
  • MSNBC’s Steve Schmidt: Michigan Protesters ‘Brown-Shirted Stormtroopers’

    04/30/2020 7:25:21 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 107 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 April 2020 | Pam Key
    MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Steve Schmidt, John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign manager, compared the lockdown protestors in Michigan to the Nazi Party’s original wing...Melber said, “You have Michigan state Senator Dayna Polehanki, ‘Directly above me, men with rifles yelling at us. Some of my colleagues who own bulletproof vests are wearing them. I have never appreciated our Sergeants-at-Arms more than today.’ Your view of this, Steve?”Schmidt said, “This is appalling. Someone needs to explain to me what the difference is between those guys and a bunch of brown-shirted Stormtroopers in 1925 is. I’m very serious about this. This is about the...
  • The Cruel Reality Of Life As One Of The Media’s Never-Trump Waterboys

    02/17/2020 7:11:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 17, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    All of their predictions are based on the conventional wisdom and assumptions of an insulted and excluded D.C. intelligentsia, and all are wrong. Media bias is an old constant. It has never and will never go away. A reporter or host can use all the proper, sanitized words he wants, but behind the scenes lie the decisions that went into which stories to pursue and which to drop; where to pull back and where to push forward; who to interview, who to skip; what is most important versus what can be buried or even cut.And then, of course, there’s the...
  • The Fake News is Flying Over the Senate Impeachment Trial

    01/14/2020 4:44:30 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 26 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    BS was the Deep State’s choice to run with the Monday narrative-setting piece. – The Democrat/Media/Deep State pressure campaign on several GOP senator related to the upcoming Senate trial of President Donald Trump continued to mount on Monday. CBS News became the chosen vessel to run with yet another story based on an anonymous “source” designed to pressure not only the Usual Suspects among the Republican caucus, but also to add to their numbers. From the CBS fake report: Washington — The White House is preparing for some Republican senators to join Democrats in voting to call witnesses in President...
  • 'Never Trump’ Republicans launch super PAC to oust Trump in 2020 (MEGA BARF)

    12/17/2019 3:15:35 PM PST · by ZagFan · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-17-2019 | David Nakamura/Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    Several prominent Republicans who have loudly opposed President Trump launched a major fundraising campaign on Tuesday to help beat him in 2020, vowing that cold, hard cash will be more effective in blunting him than the public warnings from the failed “Never Trump” movement three years ago.
  • Morning Joe Warns Democrats on Warren: 'Whiff of Fraudulence,' Don't Nominate!

    12/10/2019 12:16:02 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe absolutely unloaded on Elizabeth Warren this morning. The proximate cause was the release of her memo on behalf of a corporate client seeking to avoid responsibility for cleaning up a toxic-waste site. But the broader issue addressed was her lack of authenticity/honesty across the board. John Heilemann warned: "When there’s a whiff of fraudulence about a candidate, it’s a huge problem, and that is what the Warren people know is her weakness. They see it in her numbers; they see it in her polling." Steve Schmidt was absolutely brutal. He said of Warren: She has "a tremendous talent...
  • Steve Schmidt: Pelosi Is ‘Literally the Only Serious National Leader the Country Has’

    12/05/2019 6:03:37 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 5,2019 | Pam Key
    On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s Deadline, Steve Schmidt, John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign manager, said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was “literally the only serious national leader the country has.” Schmidt said, “It was a really remarkable moment by Nancy Pelosi. And you look at the constellation of our national leadership. I think she’s proven over this period of the Trump era she’s literally the only serious national leader the country has.” He continued, “And I disagree with her on many, many issues, but her understanding that she’s duty-bound here, constitutionally obligated to prosecute this matter because the president is...
  • Steve Schmidt: Impeachment About Shakedown By 'Dime-Store Mussolini'

    11/12/2019 9:41:32 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    MSNBC's Steve Schmidt is a brother-in-arms with Joe Scarborough. Both quit the Republican party, and have made their life's work the taking down of President Trump by any means necessary. And so it was that Schmidt appeared on today's Morning Joe, and unleashed a veritable hailstorm of hyperbole about impeachment. Among Schmidt's over-the-top claims: President Trump committed "an act of corruption unprecedented in its magnitude and its severity." This was a "shakedown by our dime-store Mussolini in the Oval Office." This "exceeds by orders of magnitude anything that occurred in Watergate." Get the rest of the story and view the...
  • FORMER BUSH AND MCCAIN GOP STRATEGIST BLASTS TRUMP'S 'CORRUPTION' AND 'DESCENT'

    10/21/2019 10:28:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    newsweek ^ | 10/21/2019 | Jason Lemon
    Steve Schmidt, an ex-Republican strategist who worked for President George W. Bush and the late Senator John McCain, has slammed President Donald Trump and his administration for its "corruption." "The corruption is just unbelievable. And if you look back to the Republican convention, Joe, when we talked about it at the time, the chants of lock them up—what I said about it at the time was it was banana republicanism," Schmidt told MSNBC host Joe Scarborough during his Morning Joe show on Monday. "And the descent from the American republican into banana republic territory with all of this stuff has...
  • MSNBC's Schmidt: Limbaugh, Levin have 'blood on their hands' for crimes of 'crazy people'

    10/30/2018 10:31:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    MSNBC contributor Steve Schmidt says conservative radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin have “blood on their hands” for mass shootings and other crimes perpetrated by “crazy people.” The Republican strategist told “All In” host Chris Hayes this week that a recent mail bomb threat to prominent Democrats, along with the Tree of Life synagogue massacre that claimed 11 lives, were partially incited by well-known conservative men and ideologically aligned organizations. “Mark Levin, and Rush Limbaugh, and Breitbart, and NewsBusters, and Judicial Watch, and all the rest of them, have blood on their hands for the incitements that they...