If you ever needed proof that Washington is a one-party town, here it is: The nation’s largest Never-Trump “Republican” organization has asked to join forces with ultra-liberal Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to combat Donald Trump and his supporters.
Steve Schmidt, the co-founder of the Lincoln Project, launched a chain of tweets practically begging the former waitress to join them “in defense of democracy.”
“We need to work together or we are going to lose America,” Schmidt wrote. “ Maybe even it is the case that the future of the country depends on us. We are one election away from losing this country.”
He tried to get on her good side with a much-mocked boast about how much he and his well-heeled Republicans love waitresses like AOC. “We don’t look down on waitresses. We admire them. We are all the types of guys who always tip at 50% or more,” he insisted.
Schmidt, who helped run John McCain’s failed presidential campaign in 2008, said he and his fellow well-heeled Republicans want AOC to be the project’s senior partner.
“We pledge to listen. We pledge to learn. We pledge to be open to your ideas and we pledge to compromise,” Schmidt groveled.
He noted that the Never-Trumpers—who raised $67 million in the 2020 election cycle—have made “no such offer for the other side.”
That means they’ll work with a socialist, but they want nothing to do with real Republicans… because Trump supporters threaten their rewarding (and highly profitable) way of life.
To her credit, AOC has been one of the Lincoln Project’s most outspoken critics. “Lincoln Project should take the L and publicly pledge to give a lot of their fundraising to the people who actually made a big difference,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
The New York freshman congresswoman, who believes the Democratic Party isn’t liberal enough, has done all she can to stop Democrats from working with the former Republicans because she fears the alliance will make her party more conservative and pro-business.
Ocasio-Cortez wrote that the Lincoln Project is “in scam territory [with] these results” from the 2020 election. If she saw “independent data” proving the group drove Republican-to-Democrat “persuasion – $67 million of it – I’ll publicly apologize,” she said. “But we just haven’t seen any.”