All the low-rent attacks against Collins failed. It is especially gratifying to see the swells at the Lincoln Project, who styled themselves as the brains of the GOP, tank so spectacularly. And for nothing … well, except all the money they raked in and their star treatment on MSNBC, which they’d never get working for solid Republicans.

The project’s stock and trade were troll-like videos posted on Twitter. The day before the election, Steve Schmidt, who masterminded Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, tweeted a video that showed Trump dancing on a sinking ship and ends with Collins, McConnell and GOP Sens. Joni Ernst of Iowa and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, sinking into the drink. “I love this with all my heart and soul,” he crowed.

Note: All four Republican senators whom they consigned to a watery grave won reelection…

When Trump tweets tasteless videos of opponents dying, critics rightly are appalled. Yet, somehow, anti-Trumpers think it is clever when they do the same thing.