Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

I can understand why one might conclude that Brett Kimberlin didn’t pretend to offer rewards like this one for this year’s elections because he heard from people he’d worked with during previous election cycles that the fix was in.

Of course, that may or may not be true, but it’s a reasonable hypothesis.

5 thoughts on “Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

  1. Sorry, but I’m not buying this hypothesis. That would mean that the Powers That Be actually cared about him and trusted him enough to warn him. I think it’s far more likely he, like so many of us, saw that the fix was in a long time ago. But unlike us, he liked the way the fix was going and decided to keep his head down on his own.

    • Or they told him to get lost, he’s more trouble than he’s worth, and he figured it out from there. Or there could be other explanations. The point is that he is a non-player, a failure, even when his side appears to be winning.

      • Now THAT basic tenet I can buy into. As much as I hold contempt for the Powers That Be that are pullig off their coup, I can’t think they’d be so stupid as to give ANY kind of useful information to the Sawed-Off Pedo Bomber. I think they told him “don’t call us, we’ll call you,” and he saw the same handwriting on the wall we all did.

        I’d be comfortable making a small wager that he’s currently working on some sort of story about how he was somehow essential in preventing the Russians and alt-right extremists from stealing THIS election for Trump, too.

  2. In my opinion, there appear to be significant similarities between the Kimberlin Project and the Lincoln Project.

    Political grifting, such as the Lincoln Project, only works when you can get people to believe their contributions produce a particular result, regardless of what the truth is. When zero-results goes on for years, the grift kind of dies out.

    Team Kimberlin seems to have faltered in promoting their “cause”.

    It’ll be fun to watch the Lincoln Project attempt a transformation into some new and meaningful “cause”.

    On a related note: I believe the single most effective change Congress could make to reduce political corruption and grifting would be major updates to the tax code to greatly constrict the definitions of “non-profit” organizations and eliminate ALL deductions for ALL politically-motivated entities. They’re basically using tax-payer dollars to advance personal political causes.

    • My first take is that the Lincoln Project succeeded (for a relative interpretation of the term) because it was started by a group of people who had had a bit of success on their own and decided to pool their resources and basically trusted each other in finding common cause.

      Kimberlin is basically a sociopath who can’t bring himself to trust anyone else, and only can find others who don’t trust others. Their common bond is that they each can’t fully trust each other because they all know they’re all looking for ways to exploit each other, and find and keep enough dirt on each other that they can trade it away if they need to cut a deal with the feds.

      You need a basic level of trust for an organization to survive. Kimberlin simply can’t make that step.

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