Guest post: The monster they stitched together in the castle basement

Originally a comment by Freemage on But he’s the second Lincoln.

I went to The Lincoln Project’s website:


Defeat President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box.

We do not undertake this task lightly nor from ideological preference. Our many policy differences with national Democrats remain. However, the priority for all patriotic Americans must be a shared fidelity to the Constitution and a commitment to defeat those candidates who have abandoned their constitutional oaths, regardless of party. Electing Democrats who support the Constitution over Republicans who do not is a worthy effort.

I have two issues with them.

1: Too little, too late. This group should’ve been paying for ads and stirring up conflict with the Orange One during the 2016 primaries. And, of course, they’re a handful of voices, none of them in real positions of power. Maybe if they could get Romney to sign up.

2: That river in Egypt. They fail to acknowledge that Trump was not a barbarian who stormed into the GOP castle, but rather the monster they stitched together in the castle basement–a body built of income inequality and lassez-faire economics, a brain rotted by racism and sexism, stitched together with some kowtowing to the Religious Right, and then electrified by the right-wing media machine of which Faux News is only the most public face. Anyone who was in the GOP during Dubya’s reign was part of that creation process.

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