It's not enough to dump Trump

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Most members of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project are conservative Republicans who've been less than union-friendly.

But in this era of hyper-partisanship, you've got to hand it to these folks for elevating principle over politics. Besides, "the enemy of my enemy..."

The Lincoln Project, which backs Democrat Joe Biden for president, is out with a series of video ads, which Politico's Joanna Weiss calls "slick, quick and filled with damning quotes and unflattering photos."

The latest is "Learn Their Names," which zeroes in on Trump's top Senate allies, Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham among them.

“These are senators who have abandoned their consciences, left the American people behind, and fail to stand up for the Constitution and common decency," said Reed Galen, Lincoln Project co-founder. 

“They’re among the highest elected officials in our country, yet they act as if they have no agency to make their own decisions. If that is indeed true, they have no business serving one more day, let alone another term.”

It's not enough to dump Trump on Nov. 3, Elie Mystal wrote in The Nation last December. McConnell and Graham have got to go, too. 

"They must pay a political price for their shameless debasement in service of Trump. Defeating McConnell and Graham in 2020 is every bit as important as defeating Donald Trump in 2020, if 'Trumpism' is what you want to defeat. If you don’t take out all three, the lesson of the Trump era will be that refusing to put your country over your party is the politically savvy move. Should Trump lose his job, but McConnell and Graham keep theirs, then these men who embarrass the nation will have won [Italics mine]."

Click here to view "Learn Their Names."