Ohio’s 7-way Republican 2022 Pie Fight for Senate is breaking all new ground. Hair Füror has not endorsed any candidate, and so they are all trying to position themselves as his heir, and none more so than the front-runner Josh Mandel, a former state treasurer, member of the Ohio state House and the 2012 Republican nominee who lost against Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown.
In second place is billionaire Libertarian Peter Thiel’s hand-selected, Yale-educated Hedge-funder, the Hillbilly Effigy with authenticity problems, J.D. Vance.
And after that the candidates gets muddled, so they are all trying to get noticed. And that brings us to Candidate Mark Pukita. Pukita decided the way to get noticed in the 4th Reich is to, you know, do a little ethnic distinction between hisself and his opponent:
A moderator at the debate, held by the Ohio Press Network at North Columbus Baptist Church, asked for Pukita to respond to claims that he is “antisemitic and intentionally divisive and inflammatory.”
“In terms of antisemitism, all I did in an ad was pointed out that Josh is going around saying he’s got the Bible in one hand and the constitution in the other. But he’s Jewish,” Pukita said. “Everybody should know that though, right?”
But he’s Jewish…
OK, so that answer begs the question, “What does the ad say that is being interpreted as anti-Semitic?”
“Are we seriously supposed to believe the most Christian-values Senate candidate is Jewish?” a voice actor asks in Pukita’s radio ad. “I am so sick of these phony caricatures.”
“I agree,” a woman replies in the ad. “We keep electing people like this, we’ll just keep getting the same terrible results.”
It’s not Rep. 3-Names’ Jewish Space Lasers level of anti-semitism, but the dogs are all barking in Yiddish.