Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania

Beaver County, Pennsylvania
(H/T @NamelessCynic on the tweeter-twater)

Guys, it seems that Possum Hollar Pennsyltucky’s Republican Gubnor candidate has quite the resumé. Vanity Fair’s email thingie alerts us:

If you’re not familiar with Doug Mastriano, a quick primer on the state senator turned gubernatorial candidate:

– On November 5, 2020, he called for the resignation of Kathy Boockvar, the then secretary of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth, claiming that “Pennsylvanians no longer feel secure in casting their vote”;

– Shortly thereafter, he wrote an email to a Department of Justice official, and asked that it be passed on to the then acting attorney general, in which he “raised a litany of false and debunked claims of widespread election fraud in Pennsylvania, which [he] had previously aired at a November 25, 2020 ‘hearing’ at a hotel in Gettysburg featuring Trump campaign lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis,” as well as Trump himself via phone;

– After Biden’s PA win was official, he introduced a resolution to throw out the votes and just appoint Trump electors;

– He used campaign funds to charter busses to the “Stop the Steal” rally that preceded the violent riot;

– Video footage shows that he and his wife “took part in the…insurrection,” having crossed police lines and breaching the barricades set up at the Capitol;

– While campaigning for governor, he told people: “I’m Doug Mastriano, and [if elected] I get to appoint the secretary of state who’s delegated from me the power to make the corrections to elections, the voting logs and everything. I could decertify every machine in the state with the stroke of a pen via the secretary of state”;

– As Trump himself said in his endorsement of the guy: “There is no one in Pennsylvania who has done more, or fought harder, for Election Integrity than State Senator Doug Mastriano. He has revealed the Deceit, Corruption, and outright Theft of the 2020 Presidential Election, and will do something about it”

Aside from all that? Mastriano apparently has no issue with QAnon; wants abortions banned with no exceptions for rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother; and, per HuffPost, “is a key figure in Christian nationalism, the insurgent movement that holds the anti-democratic belief that America is a nation by and for Christians in need of saving from secular, satanic forces so that its laws can reflect a far-right interpretation of scripture.”

Mastriano’s candidacy is terrifying, but it gives us some clarity about the stark differences between Team Evil and the Democratic candidate Josh Shapiro:

  • He will steal elections from voters, Shapiro will not.
  • He will sign a statewide abortion ban, Shapiro will not.

I cannot stress this enough: if Mastriano wins, the 2024 Goat Rodeo will be thrown in that swing state and that’s enough to pretty much assure that the Nazis will win, and thus goodbye democracy.

This is an all hands on deck emergency. If you have friends/family in that state, you need to work them like common refs at a football game.

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6 Responses to Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania

  1. Stony Pillow says:

    Any D who agrees to debate an R who says the 2020 election was stolen is debating a liar. As TFG showed, that’s worse than a fool’s errand.

    Step one: Shapiro announces today that there will be no debates, because you don’t debate liars – you call them out. Let’s see if Shapiro wants to win. Start attacking TODAY.

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    • tengrain says:

      Totally agree, Stony. There’s no advantage to legitimizing them. But if you do…

      I like what Oliver Willis says, which is the other tactic Shapiro could follow:

      Rgds,

      TG

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  2. annieasksyou says:

    Two items that make Mastriano even scarier: he is a true believer who considers himself a prophet sent by his god to save our nation; he is salesman-slick and knows how to talk to crowds—especially gullible ones with no idea how wrong he is.

    I, trying as always to remain hopeful, look to the good people of PA to turn out in far greater numbers than they just did in the primary; and think perhaps since the Jan 6 committee called him in, the DOJ may have some stuff to talk with him about—and then charge him accordingly.

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  3. roket says:

    I’m guessing Mastriano didn’t have any problems with the vote count. Guess he’s satisfied with just 41% of the vote instead of the 99% he was surely expecting.

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