The Lincoln Project, a group of prominent anti-Trump conservatives which includes attorney George Conway ― husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway ― as well as GOP strategists Rick Wilson, Jennifer Horn, Steve Schmidt and John Weaver, is doing some of the best ads of the 2020 campaign.
The Huffington Post reports, Anti-Trump Republican Group Launches Blistering Attack Ad On ‘Weak’ GOP Senator:
One of the most vulnerable Republicans in the U.S. Senate is coming under fire from members of his own party for failing to stand up to President Donald Trump.
The Lincoln Project released a blistering new attack ad this week that describes Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) as “just another Trump servant: weak, frightened, impotent.” The spot warns Gardner that he is heading for a humiliating defeat in November, with polls showing him behind potential Democratic challenger John Hickenlooper by double digits:
The ad also calls Gardner a “small man terrified of a political bully” and portrays him as protecting Trump out of fear of being on the wrong end of angry presidential tweets.
This ad would work equally well with Arizona’s appointed, not elected Senator Martha McSally, who bows before “Dear Leader.” C’mon Lincoln Project, give us an ad for Miss Martha!
A second group of anti-Trump conservatives, Republicans for the Rule of Law, also released a new video this week calling on the Senate to allow testimony during the impeachment proceedings from former national security adviser John Bolton:
Bolton said last week that he’d testify, if subpoenaed. However, Senate Republicans have not indicated if they will allow for any witnesses at all during the upcoming proceedings.
I have not seen any reports in the Arizona media about a statement from either one of Arizona’s senators on where they stand on taking testimony from witnesses who were blocked by the White House and obtaining documents that the White House has refused to produce in the Senate impeachment trial.
Do your job!
Politico asked MAGA cult followers who are indignant about the impeachment of Donald Trump what they think, and got this dispiriting response: “To those of us who support what he has accomplished,” Keith Swartz concluded, “it feels like ‘He Is Our O.J.’”
This is a veiled reference to Jury Nullification: a jury’s knowing and deliberate rejection of the evidence or refusal to apply the law … it is not a legally sanctioned function of the jury. It is considered to be inconsistent with the jury’s duty to return a verdict based solely on the law and the facts of the case.
To paraphrase O.J.’s attorney Johnny Cochran, in the opposite intended result, “If you vote to acquit, you are unfit” to serve in the U.S. Congress and Senate.