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Old 10-26-2020, 09:31 AM   #11
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Nice.

I wouldn’t mind one of those.
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:13 AM   #12
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Yeah. The lights looked very Porsche-y, but I forgot that the Taycan existed when I was first trying to figure it out. It was obviously not a Panamera/Cayenne/Macan.

Edit: Also, he sure is doing well siphoning off that Lincoln Project grift. I hate that conservatives are figuring out how to grift off of the Democrats as well.
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:24 AM   #13
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Yeah. The lights looked very Porsche-y, but I forgot that the Taycan existed when I was first trying to figure it out. It was obviously not a Panamera/Cayenne/Macan.

Edit: Also, he sure is doing well siphoning off that Lincoln Project grift. I hate that conservatives are figuring out how to grift off of the Democrats as well.
I mean, presumably George did pretty well for himself as a partner at Wachtell. And his wife has her own grift.

I don't mind the Lincoln Project guys. They're effective at appealing to a certain group of voters that remain uncomfortable with Biden/Harris and typical Democrat campaign messaging. They also seem to irritate the fuck out of the president, which is nice.

I'll be interested to see what happens after the election (either way, but especially if Biden wins). Presumably they'll pivot back to being the opposition, which is fine--the country needs an opposition. I sort of hope their time on this side of the fence will make them more empathetic as opponents, but who knows? If it doesn't, that's a battle to fight another day.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:05 PM   #14
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Old 10-26-2020, 02:15 PM   #15
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I mean, presumably George did pretty well for himself as a partner at Wachtell. And his wife has her own grift.

I don't mind the Lincoln Project guys. They're effective at appealing to a certain group of voters that remain uncomfortable with Biden/Harris and typical Democrat campaign messaging. They also seem to irritate the fuck out of the president, which is nice.

I'll be interested to see what happens after the election (either way, but especially if Biden wins). Presumably they'll pivot back to being the opposition, which is fine--the country needs an opposition. I sort of hope their time on this side of the fence will make them more empathetic as opponents, but who knows? If it doesn't, that's a battle to fight another day.
It's the amount of money that they are raising that bothers me. That's absolutely taking away from better uses.
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:42 PM   #16
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I don't mind the Lincoln Project guys. They're effective at appealing to a certain group of voters that remain uncomfortable with Biden/Harris and typical Democrat campaign messaging. They also seem to irritate the fuck out of the president, which is nice. .
My assumption was they were targeting an audience of one.
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:46 PM   #17
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My assumption was they were targeting an audience of one.
July to september, they raised $39mm. That's a lot of money to mildly annoy Trump. And I really question whether or not anyone who wasn't already vehemently opposed to Trump cares about them.
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:50 PM   #18
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I was being facetious.

TLP has done some really good ads, but Meidas Touch has been a bit better. Except their "after dark" ones, which are embarrassingly bad.
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July to september, they raised $39mm. That's a lot of money to mildly annoy Trump. And I really question whether or not anyone who wasn't already vehemently opposed to Trump cares about them.
My dad, who is quite socially liberal but would have been a moderate Republican in more normal times, finds their message very appealing. I suspect there are a lot of moderate Republicans and folks who consider themselves independents that find TLPs message and overall positioning to be very consistent with their own.

And just by existing and being so forceful, TLP gives ideological top cover to people who might otherwise struggle to cross party lines. They are blazing a path that a lot of people can follow.

It's easy to be cynical about them, but you typically don't win an election in the US without being able to motivate a coalition (something that I hope remains true in 2020). TLP is part of that coalition. And while $39m is a lot, I'm not actually sure it would have been better directed elsewhere.
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Old 10-26-2020, 05:10 PM   #20
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I also think most of their ads are pretty effective, but I'm not the target market.

It was one of their ads that led to me making my first ever campaign donations. One to Biden/Harris and one to Jaime Harrison.
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