As the Lincoln Project’s sad epitaph fades into the forgotten mist of history even the worms won’t have an interest in the corpse.

February 20, 2021 By The Crusader

Hypocrisy is the practice of engaging in the same behavior or activity for which one criticizes another or the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform. In moral psychology, it is the failure to follow one’s own expressed moral rules and principles. American political journalist Michael Gerson says that political hypocrisy is “the conscious use of a mask to fool the public and gain political benefit”.
~ Wikipedia

The Real Lincoln Project Scandal, by Joel Kotkin & Edward Heyman

[John Weaver] the former John McCain adviser, co-founder of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project and married father, last month admitted to sending sexual propositions via text and Twitter to numerous young men over the course of several years, sometimes with promises of jobs and professional advancement attached. In every case but one—a 14-year-old recipient with whom Weaver did not communicate anything overtly sexual until he was 18—the lurid missives were directed at legal adults. Regardless, Weaver’s actions were unprofessional and awful—a clear abuse of his position and power.

In the ongoing meltdown of the Lincoln Project, however, it’s not John Weaver whose behavior stands out for being the most morally depraved. That badge of dishonor belongs to fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt, who, precisely at the moment of his former colleague’s personal and professional ruin, decided to revive the calumny associating gay men with pedophilia.

The author’s lurid revelation about Schmidt’s personal sexual “journey” is intense … but they continue:

The purpose of Schmidt’s unnervingly blithe, three-page account of alleged childhood sexual abuse, which ends with a perfunctory announcement of his forthcoming appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher, becomes comprehensible once it’s placed within the context of all the other scandals engulfing the Lincoln Project, scandals that cast Schmidt and his associates in a decidedly less admirable light than the halo which media outlets ranging from 60 Minutes to The New Yorker collectively bestowed upon them during the 2020 presidential election.

From its founding, the Lincoln Project has been little more than a slickly produced grift aimed at parting gullible liberals from their money. Schmidt joined the operation after his previous political gravy train, the vanity presidential campaign of Starbucks founder Howard Schultz, dissolved like coffee grounds. The Lincoln Project’s “Super PAC” status allowed it to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money, and it amassed nearly $90 million in donations last year.

So where did the money go? According to the Associated Press, only a third went toward airing the Lincoln Project’s attention-grabbing television advertisements, which a post-election study found had little effect on swing voters in battleground states despite being extremely popular online.

Of the remaining money, nearly all of it—$50 million—was deposited into the coffers of a handful of consulting firms owned by Lincoln Project founders.

SO MUCH TO QUOTE … yet not wanting to violate “Fair Use” standards. Let’s just race to the conclusion and you can read the entire piece for yourself.

The lesson to be gleaned from the implosion of the Lincoln Project is the lesson to be gleaned from so much of American public life over the past four years, which is that no individual, political party, ideological movement, or institution has a monopoly on virtue—and that those who loudly insist otherwise are likely to be guilty of the very things they claim to despise.