We’re shocked — SHOCKED! — that the principled conservatives who just couldn’t share a party with Donald Trump have released a statement rebuking Justice Samuel Alito for his leaked decision draft paving the way for a repeal of Roe v. Wade. We believe that the New York Times’ conservative columnist Bret Stephens might have been the first to publish “the conservative case for abortion,” but The Lincoln Project was right there.
But … we thought The Lincoln Project was made up of conservatives and former Republicans who left the party over Trump. But now they’re tying Trump’s “authoritarianism” with the repeal of Roe v. Wade. They say in their statement: “The Alito decision should be seen in the context of a broad authoritarian movement that has become the majority of the Republican Party. Their goal is to remove individual rights and freedoms that are the cornerstones of a modern civil society.” So when, exactly, did these grifters decide that abortion was a cornerstone of a modern, civil society?
A statement from The Lincoln Project. pic.twitter.com/8DLDlHcm61
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) May 3, 2022
Note how all of the "anti-Trump Republicans and conservatives" have become full-throated supporters of legal abortion.
Because their principles are nothing more than "get paid", and real conservatives won't give them any more money. https://t.co/azI5YW7f01
— InTheRightColumn (@TheRightColumn) May 3, 2022
Pretty sure all the Lincoln Project guys worked for numerous R candidates who voiced support for overruling Roe. https://t.co/SXFiJejWw3
— Brendan Hyde (@BrenHyde) May 3, 2022
Seriously, you just issued a statement? Did anyone ask you to?
— Samantha Phares (@Samanth13833648) May 3, 2022
Oh thank god we now have the Lincoln project’s opinion. Phew. We can now rest easy.
— RyderThomas (@RyderThomas8) May 3, 2022
As a person who was NeverTrump, screw the Lincoln Project. This was not your mandate.
— Alexander MacKenzie (@WildernessBasin) May 3, 2022
Rolling back Roe is identical to rolling back Dred Scott. Both decisions were unconstitutional. Unconstitutional decisions being rolled back are things every patriotic American should champion. If you don't… guess what? You're the opposite of a patriotic American. -VJ
— RealVinnieJames (@RealVinnieJames) May 3, 2022
Every single one of you worked for Republicans with this goal in mind, Trump or no Trump. This was the cause and animating principle of most of your political careers. Many of you supported the blockade of Merrick Garland. Your fingerprints are all over this.
— OpinionatedKyle (@jazzmankyle) May 3, 2022
There’s always a tweet:
Here's the irony: I'm not a social conservative, but I am pro-life.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) January 22, 2015
I wonder how many people realize that the Lincoln Project is just a political ad agency, they don't actually believe any of this. https://t.co/7t8yhODTSh
— T_p R_ck B_ng (@25th_Prestige) May 3, 2022
Lincoln would have been pro-abortion on demand, we’re certain of it.
Do not insult the Taliban by referring to the white Christian nationalist GOP as the American Taliban https://t.co/qL4ssHgmrH
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 3, 2022