Anti-Trump Lincoln Project May Be Launching New Effort To 'Resurrect' the Republican Party


Lincoln Project adviser and former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele believes the GOP must “resurrect” itself in light of Tuesday’s election results, but the numbers nationwide show a party very much alive and well.

The Lincoln Project is made up of a group of disgruntled NeverTrumpers who spent tens of millions of dollars in campaign ads seeking to unseat President Donald Trump and hand the Senate over to wildly liberal Sen. Chuck Schumer, the current minority leader in the upper chamber.

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked Steele on Wednesday, “Where does the Republican Party go? The people in The Lincoln Project?”

“So Lincoln Project and other Republicans and former Republicans out there will continue the work of trying to resolve internally and resurrect the party in a way that it can become a governing majority in the future,” Steele answered.

“Because those principles, Andrea, and those ideals that we espouse that drew me to the party over 40 years ago, to me still matter,” he added.

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Former NeverTrumper Erick Erickson tweeted in response to Steele’s comments, “WTF is this? The GOP just held the Senate, holds 60% of state legislative chambers, 52% of gubernatorial seats, and made gains in the US House defying expectations. I think they’re doing okay without the Lincoln Project.”

Despite defending nearly twice as many U.S. Senate seats this election cycle (23 to the Democrats’ 12), the Republicans are in a good position to hold the chamber.

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Several lawmakers identified by the establishment media as vulnerable cruised to easy re-election bids, including Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Susan Collins of Maine, Steve Daines of Montana, and Joni Ernst of Iowa. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina also looks to be poised to pull out a victory, despite trailing in the polls for much of his race.

The Lincoln Project had targeted Tillis, along with Graham and Collins, with millions in negative ad campaigns.

Meanwhile on the House side, Republicans are looking to pick up between seven and 12 seats, the Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman tweeted earlier this week.

So the anticipated “blue wave” was actually a riptide that pulled Democrats from office.

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At the state level, Republicans currently control 59 percent of state legislatures, and that number is apparently going up.

The GOP looks to have flipped both the state House and the state Senate in New Hampshire, while the Democrats are not likely to flip any legislatures nationwide, Politico reported.

Here’s another interesting stat running contrary to Steele’s claim of a moribund Republican Party: Trump did better with minority voters nationwide than any GOP presidential nominee in the last 60 years, according to the New York Post.

With the presidential election over, The Lincoln Project is now shifting its focus to trying to block the GOP from holding onto a Senate majority.

“We’re staying in the fight: to defeat Trumpism we must also defeat David Perdue. Let’s elect Jon Ossoff,” the group tweeted.

The Lincoln Project is a malignant force in American politics.

Despite all Steele’s talk of restoring the Republican Party to its ideals, The Lincoln Project’s sole purpose is to hand power over to the Democrats, whose socialist agenda would decimate this country and destroy the American dream.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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