As Twitchy reported this weekend, the partisan social media trolls of the Lincoln Project (who do things like call Sen. Ted Cruz “fat Wolverine” and post screenshots of private text messages) are launching a new project called the Franklin Project, focused on unity and civility. It’s funny that an organization so toxic would have to launch an entirely separate offshoot to promote civility, but there you are.
A day later, Axios scooped us by reporting on the Franklin Project. The real scoop was Axios’s claim that “the Lincoln Project was a breakout star of the 2020 campaign,” despite there being no evidence it swayed any election by ripping off other people’s memes.
— Margaret Talev (@margarettalev) May 16, 2021
They can’t make it clear enough: the Franklin Project is “a nonprofit and legally distinct from its predecessor.” Its aim is “to unify people opposed to partisan dysfunction and authoritarianism through civics education and grassroots organizing.”
It's called grooming
— Arthur Chrenkoff (@TheDailyChrenk) May 17, 2021
Boy that sure is a bad look.
— UTScreenwright (@UTscreenwright) May 17, 2021
@ProjectLincoln exploring new avenues for grooming the underaged….very on-brand.
— Jonathan_H (@sst7519) May 17, 2021
— Frank Lloyd Wrong (@dorn_bruce) May 17, 2021
Will they harass their interns too?
— K Blank (@kjblank80) May 17, 2021
How do you prioritize education if you aren't allowed around minors?
— Judge Smails (@JSmails) May 17, 2021
Is this a joke?
— MichaelFCheng (@smugminion215) May 17, 2021
— Floridaman! 🇺🇲 (@WolfW07533195) May 17, 2021
The Lincoln Project is now targeting underage children? Sounds about right. https://t.co/C8MawSjXHp
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 17, 2021
I heard they’re big fans of kids
— Corey (@NUBSandDUBS) May 17, 2021
Weaver heading this up?
— Dr. brisque 🙏🏻 (@brisque) May 17, 2021
They certainly love kids 😬
— R O B (@pursuingdavid) May 16, 2021
Groomers gonna groom
— Steely-Wheeler (@Steelwheels7) May 17, 2021
How is the Lincoln Project going to provide a civics education program if they aren’t allowed within 500 feet of a school?
— Hamp Oldshue (@HampOldshue) May 16, 2021
Quite the ratio. Margaret is complicit.
— the Real Salty Dog 🐕 (@Triphammer111) May 17, 2021
— rusty stonelake (@collectorgrid) May 17, 2021
So they're going to work with children? Isn't that a little too on-brand for them?
— Zaggs (@Zaggs) May 17, 2021
Hide your kids.
— Kip "Stagflation is Infrastructure" Hooker (@TheVitaminPress) May 17, 2021
— White Collar Bob (@BobWhiteCollar) May 17, 2021
So … the group busted for its board members soliciting transactional sex from underaged teenage boys wants to get into the education business?!?
What could possibly go wrong?
— Rick Reiss (@RickReiss) May 17, 2021
— SuzSnarknado ⚓️ (@ZannSuz) May 17, 2021
— Nate (@NTM1983) May 17, 2021
New name. Same supporters of deviants and whackjobs.
— BLM Antifa Can Burn In Hell (@blm_burn) May 17, 2021
In other words, open borders, corporatist, globalist traitors (AKA, RINOs). With any luck, they can donate/good press themselves into being an in-house 'conservative' punching bag at CNN/MSNBC. I hear Liz Cheney might be open for hire.
— Will (@twa0706) May 17, 2021
Ahhh they're back. They must have ran out of money and are now pretending to jump on causes to replenish those funds. #useless
— WifeAlwaysRight (@MrsMaggieMay4) May 17, 2021
Grift your way through the presidents. That's the strategy. Garfield Project next next.
— Boromir (@GondorSupremacy) May 17, 2021
How many minutes from launch until the nonpartisan Franklin Project shows its true colors?
Partisan trolls at the Lincoln Project launching the Franklin Project to promote respect and civility https://t.co/I9PRu9WaKE
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 15, 2021