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May 6, 2022

QAnon Doug's Meltdown

As I blogged yesterday, you can hear it here.

The fun starts at about 9 minutes in.

Michael Graham, Managing editor of Inside Sources: So you've led right into my question. You brought up all three elements because the desire for Republican Primary voters in the Delaware Valley and across the state of Pennsylvania is to win.

And there's a concern that your campaign is in a tough spot when it comes to to growing a big enough slice of the pie in November to win. You mention having rallies. You talked about a rally you attended in April that some people characterized as sponsored by QAnon theory advocates. 

And you've also ah had had people ask questions about your stance on the rally on January 6.

So I have two questions that I want to ask. One of them is, what do you think happened on January 6? In your opinion, Senator, what happened on January 6 and what should the right response have been to that?

Mastriano: [Garbled] Brother, you gotta let me talk, You threw a lot at me.

G: I asked the question. How here's your chance to answer it. It's a really simple system.

M: It's going to be a long answer. I'm not going to let you stand on any of that crap you passed on -

G: I'm saying - I'm giving you the chance to respond. These are the allegations that have been made. I'm not saying anything. I'm waiting to hear your answer.

M: Thank you for passing on baseless claims that the left has always done on us. I shake my head because Barack Obama was literally a best friend, he called him a mentor, of a convicted domestic terrorist. And everyone looked aside and made excuses for him.

And to paint the people in Gettysburg at that good event as Q-conspiricists is so disingenuous. I don't know why you'd want to take something from that guy from the Philadelphia Inquirer and take it seriously.

Ok - there's about 10 more minutes of this but let's take a look at the first minute and a half of Doug's meltdown.

When asked about that QAnon rally, Doug deflects by saying they're "baseless claims" and that to say that the "good people" there are "Q-conspiricists" is disingenuous.

But they gave him a very sharp parting gift:

And then there's that video played at the beginning of the QAnon conference - you can see it here.

Then there's this:

The "good people" at that conference were there to see and learn about the Q-conspiracies, Doug.

Doug Mastriano is lying when he called them "baseless claims" and disingenuous.

Then there's President Barack Obama's best friend and "mentor" the domestic terrorist.

Who could that have been?

From the Washington Post March 23, 2015:

No other person can claim the title of Obama “mentor” than [Frank Marshall] Davis, wrote Paul Kengor in “The Communist,” his book about Davis and Obama. “Frank is a lasting, permanent influence, an integral part of Obama’s sojourn,” he wrote.

Is that who Doug Mastriano called a domestic terrorist?

The Post continues:

Obama’s grandfather introduced him to Davis, whom Obama took to as a father-like figure, Kengor wrote. Kengor quotes passages from “Dreams from My Father” of their conversations on social justice, race relations and limitations of white tolerance.

Obama sat around listening to stories as his grandfather and Davis drank, and “it would be the height of gullibility to assume that (Davis), during those long evenings of talk and drink, never taught any politics to the wide-eyed Obama, or ruminated aloud with no effect whatsoever on the impressionable young man in the room — brought there (by a leftist grandfather) to be mentored in the first place,” Kengor wrote.

Obama sought advice from Davis as a college freshman — the last known meeting between the two. As Obama became a community organizer in college and later grappled with the challenges of race and poverty in Chicago, he visualized Davis and asked, “What would Frank do? What would Frank think?” Kengor wrote. Obama does refer to Davis several times in his book when listing people who influenced his understanding of his black identity.

Marshall was being watched for being a communist. The FBI officially removed him from the its Security Index in 1963 - just two years after Barack Obama was born in Hawaii.

Obama was born in Hawaii, right Senator? You believe he was a US Citizen and all that, right Senator?

You should tell us now if you're a birther, too.

Frank Marshall Davis also passed away in 1987, when Obama was 26 or so, a community organizer in Chicago and not yet a Harvard Law student.

Or maybe he meant Bill Ayers, founder of the Weather Underground.

The NYTimes actually looked into that in 2008:

A review of records of the schools project and interviews with a dozen people who know both men, suggest that Mr. Obama, 47, has played down his contacts with Mr. Ayers, 63. But the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers, whom he has called “somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8.”

And by the way about Ayers:

Federal riot and bombing conspiracy charges against him were dropped in 1974 because of illegal wiretaps and other prosecutorial misconduct, and he was welcomed back after years in hiding by his large and prominent family. His father, Thomas G. Ayers, had served as chief executive of Commonwealth Edison, the local power company.
Marshall? Ayers? If it was either of the two one thing is for sure: PA State Senator was being disingenuous when he was deflecting his connections to the QAnon rally he heartily attended.

More to come.