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‘AOC, we at all times tip at 50% or extra’: Neocon Lincoln Undertaking founder roasted over ‘creepy’ proposition to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Steve Schmidt, founding father of the neoconservative Lincoln Undertaking and a former George W. Bush assistant, was ridiculed after proposing an alliance with progressive New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a considerably creepy message.

In a prolonged open letter proposition – unfold over eight Twitter posts on Saturday – Schmidt tried to woo the congresswoman into his arms.

“I wish to formally attain out to @AOC on behalf of the @ProjectLincoln in protection of democracy,” Schmidt wrote, noting that even supposing they “disagree on many points,” it “is okay in our view.”

The Lincoln Undertaking founder reassured Ocasio-Cortez that him and his group’s staffers “don’t look down on waitresses” and “at all times tip at 50% or extra” – a reference to the congresswoman’s earlier employment in bars, earlier than urging that the 2 forces “have to work collectively.”




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“We’re one election away from shedding this nation to Autocrats,” he concluded. “We stand with you in opposition to that. We hope you’ll stand with us additionally.”

Although Ocasio-Cortez didn’t reply, dozens of journalists, commenters and activists tore into Schmidt’s open letter, calling it“creepy,”“thirsty,” and “condescending.”

Former Bernie Sanders surrogate Brianna Westbrook commented that Schmidt sounds “determined to stay related as an increasing number of folks notice the Lincoln Undertaking was one large rip-off,” whereas conservative commenter Ryan Girdusky wrote, “I at all times thought the Lincoln Undertaking grift would cease after Trump was not President… however studying the responses, it is clear Democrats will fall for a bullshit artist fairly simply.”

Different Lincoln Undertaking members additionally tried desperately to convey Ocasio-Cortez on-board, although revealed that the congresswoman has to date ignored their messages.

The Lincoln Undertaking confronted heavy backlash following the 2020 presidential election, after it was revealed that the group did little to steer voters, regardless of raking in tens of tens of millions of {dollars} from Democrats.

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