Even the fearsome Darth Vader won't help Democrats sow fear in the 2025 project

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When Democrats and their allies in the media bring up the subject of Project 2025, the Imperial March theme music (Darth Vader's theme song) might as well start blaring in the background.

But therein lies the desperation of Democrats at this critical moment for the party and its likely presidential nominee, Joe Biden. The incumbent is fighting to ensure his legacy is forever known as the man who defied the odds to defeat Donald Trump again… or to become the first president to be ousted by a mutiny within his own ranks.

What exactly is Project 2025? It’s a 900-page vision for the next Republican administration, drafted by the Heritage Foundation if Trump wins the Nov. 5 election. It includes, in the broadest terms, shrinking the federal bureaucracy and restricting abortion and illegal immigration, among other anti-liberal ideas.

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Liberals quickly seized on the proposal in a desperate, but unintentionally hilarious, attempt to turn Project 2025 into the official platform of a potential Trump administration and the GOP in general.

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Donald Trump has disavowed the 2025 project, but that hasn't stopped Democrats from trying to tie it to the Heritage Foundation's project. (Felipe Ramales for Fox News Digital)

“We can always count on Donald Trump to do one thing: lie to the American people in his quest for power. We saw it on the debate stage when he set a record,” Biden said, reading from a teleprompter during a recent campaign speech. “Together, we must defeat him.”

But wait… didn't Trump… disavow Unambiguous 2025 project recently?

Yeah.

“I don’t know anything about Project 2025. I have no idea who’s behind it,” Trump said earlier this month. “I don’t agree with some of the things they say and some of it is absolutely ridiculous and appalling. Whatever they do, I wish them well, but I have nothing to do with them.”

Well, that's pretty definitive, isn't it?

No matter. The media has a narrative to tell, and no amount of Trump calling Project 2025 “absolutely ridiculous and appalling” is going to change that in their eyes.

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Enter Rachel Maddow, the GOAT of the Russia collusion scam who destroyed any remaining credibility she had while pretending to be a “journalist.”

“He’s trying to get rid of the American system of government, and that means getting rid of a government that does anything but serve him, and that’s exactly what Project 2025 is about,” she said during an appearance on ABC NEWS’ “The View,” which was surely pretty comfortable for the MSNBC host.

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow joined the co-hosts of “The View” on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (Screenshot/ABC/TheView)

“Trump and his movement are not running against Democrats. They are running against democracy,” she continued, like a broken record on repeat. “They are running against the democratic process. They want to radically change the kind of system that we have, the government that we have.”

To bring some sanity to all of this, conservative podcaster Ben Shapiro testified on Capitol Hill on Wednesday and was confronted by social media troll Eric Swalwell, who in his spare time is a Democratic congressman.

The exchange was simply epic.

“I think it’s important that you’re here as one of the leading conservative voices in the country,” Swalwell told Shapiro. “And the country has, over the last couple of weeks, been talking about and Googling ‘Project 2025…’ It’s one of the most searched terms on Google right now.”

What Swalwell forgot to mention is that Biden’s X account had literally urged its followers to do this. But whatever.

Swalwell then asked “on a scale of zero to 100 percent” how strongly Shapiro supported the Project 2025 platform.

“I think, like President Trump, I haven’t looked deeply into the 2025 Project,” Shapiro responded. “But it seems like the Democrats on this committee — kind of like Peter Pan and Tinker Bell — if they talk about the 2025 Project enough, their presidential candidate will come alive.”

Ouch. And precise.

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The 2024 presidential race has taken a dramatic turn in the past two weeks, with Trump going from holding a slight national lead to fearing a landslide Democratic defeat on November 5 after Biden's disastrous debate performance in Atlanta.

“Joe Biden had a 9-point lead at this time last time he ran. Hillary Clinton had a 5-point lead. [in 2016]”This is the first time in over 20 years that a Republican president has intervened in this part of the campaign,” Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) noted this week.

“I think Donald Trump is on track to win this election, and maybe even win it handily, and take the Senate and the House of Representatives with him,” he added.

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The big problem for Democrats – and their media friends – is that trust has been completely shattered based on Biden’s debate performance and the obvious mental decline the country witnessed that night. And when the party and much of the media try to revert to the old MEGA-MAGA-REPUBLICANS-ARE-AN-EXISTENTIAL-THREAT-TO-DEMOCRACY card by trying to associate Trump with policy proposals he has rejected in the strongest terms, this is the boy who cried wolf of cautionary tales.

Because by perpetually calling Trump a racist, a xenophobe, and portraying him as a non-fictional Darth Vader with extreme intentions, when his first term never exemplified anything close to that, perhaps, maybe just… the key voters you're trying to woo might well say that's exactly what it is: bullshit.

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