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Representative Jeff Flake jumped the gunwales of the Republican Ship as it swung toward the rocky coast of Trumpian Autocracy. For his conscience and his faith in the American and western liberal project, it must have looked better to swim off alone than stay aboard to go along and get along with the New Boss so apparently fond of unsavory associates. However, it appears that some left behind have been driven to mutiny outright — and God bless ’em!

“Patriotism and the survival of our nation in the face of the crimes, corruption and corrosive nature of Donald Trump are a higher calling than mere politics,” the founders of the Lincoln Project wrote in a New York Times opinion piece published Tuesday. “As Americans, we must stem the damage he and his followers are doing to the rule of law, the Constitution and the American character.”

Marshall, Abbey. “George Conway and other conservative critics launch PAC to take down Trump.” Politico, December 17, 2019.

BackChannels strongly suggests the Lincoln Project connect with Malcolm Nance ASAP to reestablish radically moderate Democratic and Republican positions in a way that both competes the Parties while assuring Americans of desired progress, prosperity, and security in either direction and in keeping with the bedrock of American ideals, freedoms, principles, privileges, and values.

Published earlier today (and before this news of a Republican split emerged online): “FTAC: A Personal Note on America’s Democracy and its Defense”.

Related Online

Bowden, Ebony. “Lincoln Project founders have ties to Russia and tax troubles, docs reveal.” New York Post, July 21, 2020.

Boyer, Dave. “George conway targets Trump with new Super PAC in big to take down wife’s boss.” Washington Times, December 17, 2019.

Conway, George T. III, Steve Schmidt, John Weaver and Rick Wilson. “We are Republicans, and We Want Trump Defeated.” The New York Times, December 17, 2019.

Easley, Jason. “Rudy Giuliani Is Now Working Directly For Russian Intelligence.” Politics USA, December 15, 2019.

Fink, Jenni. “George Conway, Other Republicans Declare “We Are Republicans’, Announce Lincoln Project to ‘Defeat Trumpism’. Newsweek, December 17, 2019.

Flake, Jeff. “My Party Is in Denial About Donald Trump: We created him, and now we’re rationalizing him. When will it stop?” Politico Magazine, July 31, 2017.

Gettys, Travis. “George Conway shames the GOP for replacing conservatism “with an empty faith led by a bogus prophet.” Salon, December 17, 2019.

Oppenheim, James S. “Mafia ‘Don’? Laundering the Authoritarian President’s Image.” BackChannels, September 7, 2018.

The Lincoln Project.

Stephen Colbert, December 16, 2019.