The Project 2025 Hoax

I wrote here about the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025, which includes an 800-page Mandate For Leadership that the Democrats have tried to turn into a campaign issue. They have done this by lying about what the Mandate For Leadership contains, while falsely claiming that it is a Trump document. No doubt they are motivated mostly by a desire to deflect attention from the fact that their candidate is senile.

You wouldn’t expect this kind of fraud to have legs, but it is all over Twitter. This morning I was a guest on WCCO am radio in the Twin Cities, a formerly dominant station that has fallen into the second tier but remains reliably liberal. The host, Vineeta Sawkar, asked me breathlessly about Project 2025 and was audibly disappointed by my low-key responses. At the end she told her listeners that my interview represented just one perspective on Project 2025, and they would have other guests–leftists, no doubt–who would have more to say.

You can listen to my interview here. It is frankly a subpar effort on my part, maybe it was too early in the morning, but take it for what it is worth.

UPDATE: Here it is, as I said, not a great job by me but better than many you might hear:

Heritage, meanwhile, has been batting down ridiculous claims about the Mandate For Leadership by people who haven’t read it. This Twitter response to an absurd tweet by actor Mark Hamill–Star Wars, RIP–is thorough:


Why are the Democrats engaging in such an obvious disinformation campaign? A cynic might say they do it all the time, so no explanation is necessary. Fair enough. But I do think that Joe Biden’s evident incapacity–or rather, the public’s belated awareness of Biden’s incapacity–is driving a hysterical effort to change the subject.

But it isn’t going to work, since 1) Trump has nothing to do with Project 2025, and 2) no one is on Twitter.

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